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in RyanTeck, RyanTeck Traffic HAT on

Blinking an LED in python has become really easy due to the new GPIO Zero library. There's a few different ways. Lets begin by just turning the amber LED on. Open up your favourite python editor and type in the following to turn it on. from gpiozero import LED amber = LED(23) amber.on() And then try "amber.off()" to turn it off. We can make the LED now blink by adding the following code at...

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in RyanTeck, RyanTeck Traffic HAT on

Following on from the previous tutorial of blinking an LED using GPIO Zero we're going to expand into creating a traffic light program. However instead of using the separate modules for the LED And buzzer there is a neater way that we can do it using the TrafficHAT Add-on function. Begin by adding the following code to setup the TrafficHAT replacing Ryan Walmsley with your name. #TrafficHAT Program #TrafficLight By Ryan Walmsley from gpiozero...

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in RyanTeck, RyanTeck SnowPi on

This is another demo program for the SnowPi written by Jarle Tiegland. A video tweet can be found at @jarjargeek's vine. from gpiozero import LEDBoard from gpiozero import LED from time import sleep nose = LED(25) rEye = LED(24) lEye = LED(23) tummy = LEDBoard(7,8,9,17,18,22) while True: tummy.blink(1,0.5,5) sleep(0.5) nose.on() sleep(1) nose.off() sleep(1) rEye.on() sleep(0.5) rEye.off() sleep(0.5) lEye.on() sleep(0.5) lEye.off() sleep(0.5) tummy.blink(0.3,0.2,5) sleep(0.5) rEye.on() sleep(0.2) rEye.off() sleep(0.2) lEye.on() sleep(0.2) rEye.on() sleep(0.2) rEye.off() sleep(0.2) lEye.on()...

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in RyanTeck, RyanTeck SnowPi on

An Advent Calendar Program By Carl Monk. # by Carl Monk (@ForToffee) # github.com/fortoffee from time import sleep from datetime import datetime from gpiozero import LED, LEDBoard board = LEDBoard(9, 22, 8, 18, 7, 17, 23, 24, 25) def setDay(day): board.off() sleep(0.25) sixDayCount = int((day - 1) / 6) for i in range(0, sixDayCount + 1): if i > 0: if i < 4: board.leds[i + 5].on() for x in range(0, 6): board.leds[x].off() else:...

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in RyanTeck, RyanTeck SnowPi on

This is another demo program for the SnowPi written by Tony Goodhew. A video tweet can be found at |@MrTomsWorld twitter. #!/usr/bin/python # Tony Goodhew 19 November 2015 # Uses SnowPi and switch with 10K Ohm pull up on GPIO #16 # PWM brightness control of nose # Import required libraries import RPi.GPIO as GPIO import time import random random.seed() # Tell GPIO library to use GPIO references GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BCM) sw = 16 GPIO.setup(sw,GPIO.IN) LEDs...

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in RyanTeck, RyanTeck SnowPi on

The following code will blink each LED one at a time. GPIO Zero Setup Instructions can be found here You can run this code by putting it into a python file and then running it with python. #SnowPi Test Code import random import time from gpiozero import LED #Setup all the LEDs led7 = LED(7) led8 = LED(8) led9 = LED(9) led17 = LED(17) led18 = LED(18) led22 = LED(22) led23 =...

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in RyanTeck, RyanTeck SnowPi on

In this guide we will go through all of the steps to solder up your new SnowPi. Checking the components First begin by checking that you have all of your components. You should have: 1 X Snow Pi PCB 1 X 5MM Diffused Orange LED 1 X 330 Ohm Resistor Array 1 X Right Angle 26 Way GPIO header 2 X 5MM Clear Blue LED...

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in RyanTeck, RyanTeck SnowPi on

To begin please make sure you have the latest version of GPIO Zero Installed. You can follow our guide on installation @ GPIO Zero Install. Getting SnowPi working is actually very simple and is done in minutes after setting up GPIO Zero using the guide above. First we need to check the numbers of the GPIO Pins we need to use. We'll begin by blinking the...

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in RyanTeck, RyanTeck RTk.GPIO on

This tutorial will go over writing your first program and using the RTk.GPIO and assumes you've already followed the guide to install python and the library installed. If not follow the guide here. I'm still writing this. The demo code below should work fine if you change the number 22 to the pin which an LED is connected to (I used Pin 22 as its Green on the TrafficHAT. Changing it to 4 should...

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in RyanTeck, RyanTeck Motor Controller on

At the bottom of the motor controller there are 3 Terminal Blocks. These are labeled: Motor 1 & Motor 2 - These are the motor blocks. In each block you can wire one motor into each block. These are Bi-directional so it doesn't matter which side of the motor goes into the pins on the block. The direction is then controlled via code. VCC2 - This is the power in to power the motor controller IC and is the...

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in RyanTeck, RyanTeck Motor Controller on

These are the instructions on how to solder the RTK-000-001 Kit up ready for use. These instructions apply for both the kits on their own and the kits packaged with the robots as they are identical. From the 4th of April 2016 all new orders by Ryanteck LTD. include the new Version 3 Board. Tools Required: The following tools are required for assembly: Soldering Iron (30W or above is recommended) with a...

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in RyanTeck, RyanTeck Debug Clip on

Currently we don't have tutorials on how to do this as we do not have any apple mac based devices ourselves. Auto Finder We have found that the auto launcher designed for linux also works with Mac OSX. Just run the following command the it should download and setup an auto launcher for you. "curl -OL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/modmypi/RPiDebugClip/master/RpiDebugClipInstaller && sudo python debuginstaller" You can find more information about it on the linux installer page.  ...

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in RyanTeck, RyanTeck Debug Clip on

In this guide we will show you how to install drivers on Windows 8 for the Raspberry Pi Debug Clip. This is done automatically in windows 7 and 10. Installation Guide Step 1 - Connecting the clip Begin by pushing the clip onto your Raspberry Pi and then plug in the USB cable between your Pi and Computer. Windows should now Pop-up a message saying that it is installing drivers like below however...

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in RyanTeck, RyanTeck Debug Clip on

This tutorial was done on Windows 7, as long as you've first followed our driver installation guide for Windows 8 then the rest will be the same. We've also had it reported that the same guide works first time for Windows 10 without having to install any extra drivers first. Step 1 Begin by having your Raspberry Pi's SD card flashed with the latest version of the Raspbian Operating System and then push the...

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