Tuesday, 22 July 2014

MyPiFi LED Boards now available online

MyPiFi LED Boards are now available for sale on tindie and eBay, with eBay prices of £6 inc free postage for uk orders for a limited time.

If you would like to stock these please contact me to discuss further.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Atomic Green MyPiFi LED Board

Firstly thank you for purchasing the MyPiFi LED Board.

The gpio pins have changed on the atomic green board compared to all the other colour boards that were prototypes.

Please ensure red is now 11, amber is 13 and green is 21. The button is unchanged on gpio 26

To solder the board start with the header ensuring that the header looks the same as this.

After soldering the header on you can then add the 200 ohm resistors to r1, r2, r3 and r4. It doesn't matter which way round they go as the can be used in both directions.

Then add the LEDs, led 1 is red, led 2 is amber and led 3 is green. Negative goes in top hole closest to gpio pins, positive (longer leg) in the hole furthest away from gpio. If you get this wrong the led will not light.

Next cut the legs off as close to the board as possible.

The button is next, carefully widen the legs so they reach the holes. Cut off the top right leg that goes here.

So it looks like this

This will allow the switch to work, if it's not cut it will not work.  You could cut the leg off prior to soldering which will be easier.

Once soldered plug into the pi and download from git hub the demo scripts ensuring the gpio pins used are correct (11, 13 and 21)

Zachary Igielman has written some great demo scripts to get you started with the MyPiFi LED Board here's details how to get it:

To download:

(sudo apt-get install git-core IF YOU DON'T HAVE GIT INSTALLED)

sudo git clone https://github.com/ZacharyIgielman/smstext-demo-code.git

Then you will have a folder with all the code (cd, sudo python like usual).

If you want to order more, please look for mypifi led board on eBay or alternatively email me Paul mypifi net adding the at and dot in the spaces and I'll send you a PayPal payment request for the amount you want.

Please tweet your pictures and projects using hashtag #mypifiledboard or post them in the comments for this blog post.

Again many thanks and I hope you enjoy your new budget board.

A YouTube video showing the board in action is available by clicking this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFs-omVZ4mA

Update code on git hub now updated to new pin layout https://github.com/ZacharyIgielman/smstext-demo-code

There's also a perl demo by Zak zebrowski https://github.com/japharl/smstext-democode-v1-perl

To purchase more kits visit ebay and search mypifi led board


Or Tindie https://www.tindie.com/stores/Mypifi/

Demo disco strobe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLncvi_LKus

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Update on my MyPiFi LED Board

The boards have been made and ready to ship.

As you can see they have come out well, these pictures are under the fabrication lights which make them look different.

Here's the finished board.

Should be here tomorrow and I'll post some more pictures then.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

July CamJam

This is always one event I look forward to, it does mean a two and a half hour drive each way and a total of 205 miles round trip but all worth it.

First thing I came across was Mr Monks great little snake game, brought back my misspent younger years playing this for hours on my works phone.

Raspberrypi guy brought along his robot which looked ace.

Also my MyPiFi LED board made it's first public appearance with 96 hours left on kickstarter www.mypifi.net for short link to project.

There was also a portable pi set up which I thought was excellent.

Alex Eames had his HDMIPI on show, can't wait till these are shipped in about 6 weeks.

Joseph from the stewards academy had brought his robot arm along again controlled by a glove he had built sensors into, I have seen this from the early stages and every time I see it it's improved more. I know what he has planned next but I won't say here or yet what it is, but a suggestion from me is an industrial robot arm mawhahahahahha ;)

Camjam and the Pi Hut also officially released their edu kit a £5 pocket money kit containing breadboard, LEDs, resistors, button switch and some wires all in a box so you could build your own MyPiFi ledboard with it ;)

Some more info on the upcoming Robot Wars was announced including registration in August.

Ben Nuttal did a great presentation on git hub which helped me understand it a bit better, thanks Ben.

If you are wondering about attending in future then yes come along it's worth the trip and lots to discover.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Week to go for my raspberry pi £6 add on board

Week left for my raspberry pi £6 led add on board on kickstarter.  It's done really well hitting funding in under two weeks.  Since then I have add stretch goals for extended headers and custom coloured board which have been achieved, along with option for clear LEDs.

If we can hit 200% before the end of the campaign I will add the option of choosing your clear led colours, white and blue being popular colours.

We also on twitter using the #mypifiledboard hashtag so feel free to join in and tweet.

The linky to the kickstarter is www.mypifi.net