Ciseco 3v bistable latching relay kit

Ciseco 3v bistable latching relay kit

So the nice guys at Ciseco sent me a couple of their latest products to try out. The bi-stable relay kit.
Here’s what you get in the kit.

So whats in the kit:

High quality PCB
2 Resistors
2 Diodes
2 Transistor
A 3 way screw terminal
Bi-Stable…

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RaspberryPi the Arduino Development Tool

RaspberryPi the Arduino Development Tool

Not really too much to say here. There has been much talk on the forums about using arduino and similar systems to provide additional IO capabilities for the RaspberryPi.
So I decided to take things a little further and discover whats needed to use the…

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i2c connected 1-wire masters

i2c connected 1-wire masters

OWFS the 1-Wire filesystem allows the use of i2c connected bus masters.
RaspberryPi conveniently provide i2c connectivity. However non of the images supplied provide i2c drivers. Fortunately at this point the community with its diverse range of membe…

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RaspberryPi @Homelabs 2012-04-18 19:38:11

RaspberryPi @Homelabs 2012-04-18 19:38:11

Well there you have it. The output from owhttp running on RaspberryPI using a USB DS9490 1-wire bus master.

pi@raspberrypi:~$ /opt/owfs/bin/owdir /28.52DE99000000
/28.52DE99000000/address
/28.52DE99000000/alias
/28.52DE99000000/crc8
/28.52DE99000000…

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The adventure begins.

The adventure begins.

So following the delivery of our first raspberry pi from RS, unboxed, and using the debian “squeeze” image it was time to see what works out of the box.
Here’s the obligatory output from /proc/cpuinfo
pi@raspberrypi:~$ cat /proc/cpuin…

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RaspberryPi 1-Wire Expansion

RaspberryPi 1-Wire Expansion

You can’t have failed to notice the buzz around the upcoming RaspberryPi.
Both it’s price £25 for Model B (with ethernet connectivity) and size make it ideally suited to home automation, of particular interest is the expansion header that …

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