Category Archives: Hardware

Rainbows on a WiPy 2.0

Having got my WiPy connected to my Wireless network I wrote the following script mainly as a way of testing the process of updating main.py (which is the python script that is executed automatically when the4 WiPy 2.0 finishes booting), … Continue reading

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Connecting my WiPy to my WiFi

By default the WiPy 2.0 advertises it self as a wireless access point with a default SSID, IP address, username and password. This makes sense as the factory default since unless you use the USB serial console the only way … Continue reading

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Python and the Internet of things with a WiPy 2.0

While browsing the RS catalog the other evening (I lead an exciting life) I came across the WiPy 2.0. It is most certainly NOT the same sort of beast as a Raspberry Pi but it isn’t meant to be! It … Continue reading

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Allow ordinary users to use the Raspberry Pi Sense HAT

Normally unless you are a super user you will get the following error message (or something similar) when you try to run a scripts that attempts to modify the Sense HAT display.

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Fun with a Sense-Hat

Just before the Raspberry Pi 3 came out I brought myself a Sense HAT – after all who doesn’t like lots of flashing LEDs. I also brought a Pibow case and some nylon spacers.

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