Raspberry Pi with DS18B20 temperature sensors

I made a simple HAT (Hardware Attached on Top) for the Raspberry Pi to read multiple DS18B20 temperature sensors — it was surprisingly easy. I used the measured temperatures to control a fan using Home Assistant.

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Kids alarm module, Raspberry Pi Zero, and MQTT

My twin boys are, like their dad, fascinated by switches and flashing lights. I needed an excuse to use the Raspberry Pi Zero in a project, so I built them a WiFi MQTT controlled alarm module. With a couple of switches, some panel indicators, a buzzer, and a blue LED strobe.

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Getting the Raspberry Pi ready for IoT

There are a few things we need to do with the Raspberry Pi single-board computer before using it in IoT projects. Here is a short guide of what I typically do, mostly as a reminder to myself — but it might be of use to others as well 🙂 This article assumes that the Raspberry Pi will be headless, so no GUI.

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Stacked Raspberry Pi boards, with common power supply

I mounted four Raspberry Pi 3’s in an acrylic stack frame, and used a 5V 20A DIN rail mounted power supply to drive them all.

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