Live stream to http://twitch.tv/adafruit looking at how to control Circuit Playground from Adafruit IO. Using the Circuit Playground Firmata firmware you can write Python code that controls the board from your computer, like listening to Adafruit IO feeds and changing the LEDs on Circuit Playground!
Live stream to http://twitch.tv/adafruit showing part 1 of a multi-part build to make a Cat laser toy controlled by the internet. This video looks at a previous version of the project that is the inspiration and outlines how it will be improved in this series. In addition the hardware components of the laser toy are connected to the Pi and tested.
Live stream to http://twitch.tv/adafruit with a quick look at Scratch visual programming on the Raspberry Pi. Looks at how to run Scratch and get started with it, and how to use it to control GPIO inputs/outputs on the Raspberry Pi.
Live stream to http://twitch.tv/adafruit showing part 2 in the Raspberry Pi Cat Laser Toy 2.0 project. This video revisits the code for the original cat laser toy project and gets it running again with the hardware for the updated 2.0 project. Will the cat play with the laser? Watch the video to find out!
Live stream to http://twitch.tv/adafruit looking at Jupyter/IPython as a tool for programming Python on the Raspberry Pi. Looks at how to install and run Jupyter on the Pi, and how to use it to do simple tasks like graph sensor data.
Live stream to http://twitch.tv/adafruit showing how to use a Flora Bluefruit LE module and Circuit Playground for basic wireless control of the board from mobile devices like phones & tablets.
Live stream to http://twitch.tv/adafruit showing part 3 of the Raspberry Pi Cat Laser 2.0 project. This part looks at how to setup a separate server (as a virtual machine) that proxies the MJPEG video stream and can control the laser targeting with MQTT messages.
Live stream to http://twitch.tv/adafruit showing part 4 in the Raspberry Pi Cat Laser 2.0 series. This part looks at how to build a cloud server with Python, flask, and flask-socketio which allows multiple people to control the cat laser. Instead of each user trying to individually access the Pi they instead access the cloud server (running a virtual machine for now) and it sends control messages to the Pi (using MQTT) and serves up the Pi’s video stream. Adding the cloud server allows many more users to control the laser vs. if they tried to access the Pi directly and…
Live stream to http://twitch.tv/adafruit giving a quick look at Tor hidden services on the Raspberry Pi. This technology allows you to securely expose services on a Raspberry Pi (like camera streams, home automation, or even your own DIY services) to the broader internet over Tor’s network. This video looks at how to expose a mjpeg-streamer Raspberry Pi camera stream over Tor with a hidden service.
Live stream to http://twitch.tv/adafruit showing the final video in the Raspberry Pi Cat Laser 2.0 series. This video explores running the laser server code in AWS and building a game around players sharing control of the cat laser.
Live stream to http://twitch.tv/adafruit doing a quick look at the new Raspberry Pi 3 native USB boot mode. This allows your Pi 3 to boot from a USB drive entirely without any SD card connected. You could boot from a big hard drive, SSD, and more.
Live stream to http://twitch.tv/adafruit looking at the MicroPython programming language, how it compares to Arduino, and demos of what it can do.
Live stream to http://twitch.tv/adafruit showing how to load MicroPython on the ESP8266. Learn how to install the required tools and run them to get started with pre-built MicroPython firmware images.
Live stream to http://twitch.tv/adafruit showing how to blink a LED with MicroPython! This simple ‘hello world’ for hardware is great for beginners to learn basics of running MicroPython code on a board. Also for more advanced users stick around to the end to see a preview of a handy new tool for copying files and running code on MicroPython boards (new video & guide coming soon for it too).
Live stream to http://twitch.tv/adafruit showing how to load files and run code from your computer on a MicroPython board. Using a simple command line tool you can setup an ‘Arduino-like’ workflow to edit MicroPython code on your computer and have it run on a board.
how to enable and use the WebREPL on MicroPython ESP8266. WebREPL allows you to access the Python REPL (read-evaluate-print loop, like a Python ‘command prompt’) from a web page!
how to load modules with MicroPython. Breaking code apart into separate modules helps you better structure complex scripts, and share code across projects. Learn how MicroPython supports a few different ways of importing modules in your own projects.