Join David Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Connect the Pi to the development board and test GPIO, part of Raspberry Pi: Home Monitoring and Control.
- To make connections to our home automation peripherals,…we have to connect the cable to the GPIO pins.…If you have the older Raspberry Pi Model B,…look at the bottom of the board.…You will see 25 solder connections that are round…and one at the end that is square.…The square one denotes pin one.…If you look at the cable,…there should be a white stripe down one edge.…The white stripe must match where pin one…is on the Raspberry Pi board.…Then you push the cable onto the GPIO pins.…
If you have the newer Raspberry Pi Model B+ or Model 2,…again the white strip should line up with pin one of…the of the GPIO pins.…Typically, you will see the white stripe furthest from…the USB connectors and the cable going directly from…the side of the Raspberry Pi.…Once this cable is in place, the next step is to…push the pi cobbler into the breadboad.…To do this, place a pi cobbler close to one end…centered in the middle with the 5 volt pins…located closest to the end of the breadboard.…
Then gently, but firmly,…press the pi cobbler onto the breadboard.…
This DIY electronics project provides simple directions for getting your home monitoring system up and running. Author David Ross helps you select a power supply, camera, motion detector, enclosure, and other components and accessories, and make your system "smart" by connecting to web services frameworks such as Weaved and WebIOPi. Then he helps you program the logic to make your Pi camera take pictures and stream video, connect to home peripherals, and mount your alarm system. With this training, and a little elbow grease, you can create a fully autonomous system that helps you and your family feel more secure at home and away.
Note: These instructions work with Raspberry Pi B, Raspberry Pi B+, and Raspberry Pi 2 models.
- Selecting hardware, including a Raspberry Pi camera and a Pi Cobbler
- Configuring VNC, SSH, and WebIOPi services
- Sending SMS messages with the Raspberry Pi
- Taking and accessing pictures remotely
- Setting up video streaming with a Raspberry Pi camera
- Connecting the Pi to the development board
- Connecting the relay and motion detector
- Programming the alarm in Python
- Mounting and securing the alarm system
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Hardware for the Alarm Project
2. Using Web Services to Extend the Pi
3. Taking Pictures with the Pi Cam
4. Setting Up Raspberry Pi Cam for Video Streaming
5. Connecting to Home Automation Peripherals
6. Alarm System Mounting Options
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