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Incoherent ramblings of an InfoSec professional
All the parts to create the first project has arrived.
First task was to solder up the Pi Cobbler kit. Instructions can be found here http://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-pi-cobbler-kit/solder-it
After soldering up the pins on the cobbler kit I hooked everything up on the solder-less breadboard.
After getting all that done I grabbed a quick python script to verify that my setup is actually working. Next step is to learn some python for the Pi so I can write my own scripts to progress.
I picked up a Raspberry Pi several months ago after being on a waiting list. I knew eventually I would find something to do with it. To get started I am going create a simple garage door sensor. There have been many times where I pulled away from the house and couldn’t remember if I put the garage door down. The plan is to have a sensor test if the door is down and have a web page display the status of the door. Eventually I want to expand it to actually lower or raise the door (Still planning that). I will be updating here with the project.
For now here is the shopping list:
Breadboarding wire bundle
Adafruit Pi Cobbler Breakout Kit
MCP3008 – 8-Channel 10-Bit ADC With SPI Interface
Everything is on order, once it arrives the project really begins. Pi is loaded with Rasbian and on the network.