Spaceship Project

Bill of Materials: Arduino UNO board USB Cable Breadboard 3 LED’s (2 red, 1 green) Button 4 Resistors (3 220 ohm resistor and  1 10 kilohm resistor) 7 Jumper Wires ( 1 black, 1 red, 3 yellow, 1 orange, 1 green) Computer w/ Arduino program First, I connected all the LED’s with the shorter side […]

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Bill of Materials:

  • Arduino UNO board
  • USB Cable
  • Breadboard
  • 3 LED’s (2 red, 1 green)
  • Button
  • 4 Resistors (3 220 ohm resistor and  1 10 kilohm resistor)
  • 7 Jumper Wires ( 1 black, 1 red, 3 yellow, 1 orange, 1 green)
  • Computer w/ Arduino program

First, I connected all the LED’s with the shorter side of the pins connected to 6E, 10E, and 14E respectfully, Those points are the the ground connections. The long end of the LED is connected to 7E, 11E, and 15E.

Then I connected the button to points 22E, 24E, 24E, and 24F.

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Next I connected the red and black jumper wires, i connected the red wire to 5v part of the arduino board and to the + part of the breadboard. Then the black wire to the GRD part of the arduino and the – part of the bread board.

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Then I put all the resistors in the breadboard, one side of the resistor had to be on the (-) side of the bread board, and the other side lined up with the longer side of the LED.

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Then I put the yellow and green jumper wires into the breadboard and the arduino, one side had to be connected to pins 5, 4, and 3 (yellow wires) respectfully while the other side had to be connected to the (a) column of the breadboard just above the resistor. the green resistor had to be connected to pin 2 and the other side right next to the resistor at point 24C.

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Then I uploaded the code to the arduino board. I typed the code exactly how the book had it (lol, i didn’t)………..I looked for the project code in the example part of the arduino application, when I found it I uploaded it to the board and then the green LED lit up.

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Then when you press the button you get this…..

The Human Torch

I got this post from the ds 106 assignment respository, and it was to make a GIF of your favorite sport hero. My sports hero is point guard Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors.

I got this post from the ds 106 assignment respository, and it was to make a GIF of your favorite sport hero. My sports hero is point guard Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors.

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Shakespearean LOLcat

I got this little project from the ds106 assignment repository. It was to take a funny picture of a cat and add a Shakespeare quote that relates to the picture.

I got this little project from the ds106 assignment repository. It was to take a funny picture of a cat and add a Shakespeare quote that relates to the picture.

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Car Computer (CT 137 Final Project)

For my project, I decided to use a Raspberry Pi to create a media center for my car. I always wanted to make my car more entertaining, but i did not want to tear down my dashboard and add a dvd/gps screen to the dash. So I seen this idea for a car computer using […]

For my project, I decided to use a Raspberry Pi to create a media center for my car. I always wanted to make my car more entertaining, but i did not want to tear down my dashboard and add a dvd/gps screen to the dash. So I seen this idea for a car computer using a Raspberry Pi, luckily I already planned on using a Raspberry Pi for my final project from the first week of class.

Bill of Materials:
Raspberry Pi model B+
HDMI cable
Power supply for Raspberry Pi and screen
SD card
Wireless Keyboard
Wireless adapter
7″ Tontec Raspberry Pi Touch Screen

First, i set up the screen by hooking up the brown strip w/ the barcode to the power circuit board for the screen, and the control buttons to the circuit board.

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If you were to plug in the power supply cord and turn on the screen, the screen would be blue.

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Next, i tried to hookup the touch panel to the touch screen but the touch screen NEVER worked.

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Then, I connected my SD card to my computer and downloaded the RaspBMC application to the SD card. So when you hook the SD card to the Raspberry Pi, xbmc would be the first thing to load. I then figured out i was doing it wrong and i had to install Raspbian on my SD card so i can be able to access the Raspberry Pi terminal. So i installed Raspbian and started to play around with it before I reinstalled RaspBMC.

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Installing Raspbian

Raspbian finished installing

This always happens when you load up the Raspberry Pi

When you turn on the Raspberry Pi without the xbmc loaded

Tried to go on google on the Raspberry Pi interface

RaspBMC (xbmc) downloading

Xbmc application

After I installed RaspBMC, I had to connect the Raspberry Pi to my router with an ethernet cable in order to connect to the internet. Once connected to the internet i began to download all the applications that i knew i would use, like pandora radio, live tv, movies, YouTube, weather, and email. Then I decided to test it out on my tv.

RaspBMC running YouTube

Then i connected it back to the screen that i would put in my car and used the mini keyboard to control xbmc.