Saturday, December 28, 2013

Install python-setuptools on Ubuntu

python-setuptools (setuptools) is a tools easy download, build, install, upgrade, and uninstall Python packages.

To download and install it, enter the command:

wget https://bitbucket.org/pypa/setuptools/raw/bootstrap/ez_setup.py -O - | sudo python

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Getting Started with Intel Galileo

Getting Started with Intel Galileo
Getting Started with Intel Galileo
Getting Started with the Intel Galileo gets you up and running with this new, x86-powered board that was developed in collaboration between Arduino and Intel. You'll learn how to set it up, connect it to your computer, and begin programming. You'll learn how to build electronics projects around the Galileo, and you'll explore the features and power that make it different from all the boards that came before.

Developed in collaboration with the Intel Galileo team, and in consultation with members of the Arduino team, this is the definitive introduction to Intel's new board for makers.

January 22, 2014  1457183080  978-1457183089

Beginning Sensor Networks with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Beginning Sensor Networks with Arduino and Raspberry Pi
Beginning Sensor Networks with Arduino and Raspberry Pi
Beginning Sensor Networks with Arduino and Raspberry Pi teaches you how to build sensor networks with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and XBee radio modules, and even shows you how to turn your Raspberry Pi into a MySQL database server to store your sensor data!

First you'll learn about the different types of sensors and sensor networks, including how to build a simple XBee network. Then you'll walk through building an Arduino-based temperature sensor and data collector, followed by building a Raspberry Pi-based sensor node.

Next you'll learn different ways to store sensor data, including writing to an SD card, sending data to the cloud, and setting up a Raspberry Pi MySQL server to host your data. You even learn how to connect to and interact with a MySQL database server directly from an Arduino! Finally you'll learn how to put it all together by connecting your Arduino sensor node to your new Raspberry Pi database server.

If you want to see how well Arduino and Raspberry Pi can get along, especially to create a sensor network, then Beginning Sensor Networks with Arduino and Raspberry Pi is just the book you need.

What you’ll learn

  • How to build sensor nodes with both Arduino and Raspberry Pi!
  • What is XBee?
  • What methods you have for storing sensor data
  • How you can host your data on the Raspberry Pi
  • How to get started with the MySQL database connector for Arduino
  • How to build database enabled sensor networks

Who this book is for


Electronics enthusiasts, Arduino and Raspberry Pi fans, and anyone who wants hands-on experience seeing how these two amazing platforms, Arduino and Raspberry Pi, can work together with MySQL.

Table of Contents


1.  Introduction to Sensor Networks
2.  Tiny Talking Modules: An Intro to Xbee Wireless Modules
3.  Arduino-Based Sensor Node
4.  Rapberry Pi-based Sensor Notes    
5.  Where to Put It All: Storing Sensor Data
6.  Turning Your Raspberry Pi into a Database Server  
7.  MySQL and Arduino: United at Last!   
8.  Building Your Network: Arduino Wireless Aggregator + Wireless Sensor Node + Raspberry Pi Server
9.  Planning Wireless Sensor Networks
10. Shopping List

November 21, 2013  1430258241  978-1430258247 1

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Free download Arduino Uno poster

A brand new Arduino Uno 'blueprint' Poster is available to download, for FREE! produced by Elektor for element14 & YOU.

This ‘blueprint poster’ will give all you need to know on the Arduino Uno in one view, including some cheats and coding to get you booting up with this unique hardware platform.

Arduino Uno Poster
Arduino Uno Poster
Download here.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Make: 3D Printing: The Essential Guide to 3D Printers

Make: 3D Printing
Make: 3D Printing
The 3D printing revolution is well upon us, with new machines appearing at an amazing rate. With the abundance of information and options out there, how are makers to choose the 3D printer that's right for them? MAKE is here to help, with our Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing. With articles about techniques, freely available CAD packages, and comparisons of printers that are on the market, this book makes it easy to understand this complex and constantly-shifting topic.

Based on articles and projects from MAKE's print and online publications, this book arms you with everything you need to know to understand the exciting but sometimes confusing world of 3D Printing.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Install Arduino IDE running on Raspberry Pi

To install Arduino IDE running on Raspberry Pi, enter the command:
$ sudo apt-get install arduino

After installed, you can start Arduino IDE from Start menu of Raspberry Pi desktop > Electronics > Arduino IDE.



Or enter the command in Terminal:
$ arduino

The installed version is 1.0.1.


Cross post with Hello Raspberry Pi