Join David Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Select a Pi Cobbler, part of Raspberry Pi: Home Monitoring and Control.
- The Pi Cobbler is a small printed circuit board…that plugs easily into a standard breadboard.…There are two types of Pi Cobbler,…a 26-pin version that works with older Raspberry Pis…that have 26-pin GPIOs or general purpose input output…and a 40-pin version which works…with the newer Raspberry Pis that have 40-pin GPIOs.…Even if you have a newer Raspberry Pi that has 40 GPIO pins,…we will be using a 26-pin Pi Cobbler.…We can get a reduction cable that goes…from the 40 GPIO pins to the 26-pin Pi Cobbler.…
Then we will simply connect the 26-pin Cobbler…to the reduction cable.…There are a couple of reasons…for using the 26-pin Pi Cobbler.…The first is that the 40-pin Pi Cobbler takes up a lot…of room on your breadboard.…The second reason is that after experimenting…with things hooked up to your breadboard,…we will eventually want to have…a printed circuit board version of your design.…In the second video, we will use a 26-pin connector…to a good quality printed circuit board…to make our design more secure.…The following items are sold exclusively from adafruit.com,…
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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