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September 12, 2017

If you find your WiFi mouse acting very slow, or even "rubber banding", theres a simple fix! The Raspberry Pi's USB poll rate for mice has been set slightly on the slow side, which has been causing issues with WiFi mice. By increasing the poll...

August 22, 2017

Use with the Raspberry Pi 3 and Zero W To get serial working over GPIOs 14 & 15 you have two options. Disable Bluetooth completely or move Bluetooth to the mini-UART. Disable Bluetooth If you don’t need to use Bluetooth the easiest...

August 22, 2017

If you want to detect an "output" with your Raspberry Pi, like a button being pressed or a motion sensor detecting movement, we can configure our Raspberry Pi's GPIO pin as an "input". That input pin can be in three states (known as Tri-State...

August 03, 2017

One of the features of our PiOT Relay Board is the ability to activate and deactivate it using a handshake pulse train. This is a neat little feature, however wouldn’t it be nice to know with confidence that when you’ve sent the pulse train that...

August 03, 2017

The TEMPer USB sensors are super easy to get setup on your Raspberry Pi thanks to a python library available on GitHub. https://github.com/padelt/temper-python Start by installing the required packages: sudo apt-get install python-usb...

April 07, 2017

In this project you will learn how to wire up a Photoelectric IR Through Beam Sensor (HC-89) and write some code to calculate the speed at which a motor is rotating. Things you will need: Raspberry Pi, Micro SD Card, Keyboard & Mouse,...

January 30, 2017

Thanks to the FlightAware project you can now transform your Raspberry Pi into an aircraft tracking ADS-B groundstation! Our FlightAware Raspberry Pi Kit can be installed anywhere and receive real-time data directly from airplanes within 100 -...

September 28, 2016

Motors are awesome. They are the fundamental components to any robot, be it as a servo motor, stepper motor or just your bog standard DC motor. 9 times out of 10, you’ll be using DC motors for the movement of your robot as they are super easy to...

September 06, 2016

Hooking up your UBEC to your Raspberry Pi really couldn't be easier. Simply plug in the 3 pin socket to your Raspberry Pi's GPIO header; pins 2,4 and 6, making sure the black wire of the UBEC is connected to pin 6. Now all you need to...

September 01, 2016

In this simple tutorial we will be showing you how to wire up your rotary encoder and how to use some python code to interact with it. Lets start with a brief explination of what a rotary encoder is, and how they work! A rotary encoder is a...

August 23, 2016

Introduction The Raspberry Pi is a great device with a load of I/O’s; but sometimes it’s just not enough! If you need more I/O's than the Pi can deliver, then there are a number of IC’s that you can use to expand the number of I/O’s available....

August 23, 2016

In this tutorial we will show you how to connect your Raspberry Pi to a 3G network using the Itead Raspberry Pi GSM Board (SIM800). This breakout board communicates to the Pi over serial, but as we know the serial ports of the Pi are initally...

August 09, 2016

Raspberry Pi Plant Pot Moisture Sensor via Analogue Signals Introduction Before we step into this tutorial, it’ll be good to have a small understanding of the difference between analogue and digital signals. Both types of signals can be...

August 08, 2016

This tutorial is aimed at those who are looking to use our micro USB WiFi dongle with their Raspberry Pi Zero. You need some way of setting up a WiFi connection without the dongle being plugged in, as you'll need to have your keyboard/mouse...

June 21, 2016

This tutorial will show you the process of installing NOOBs on to a SD card, ready for you to plug into your Pi and to select an Operating System. The following steps were performed on a Windows computer. The steps may vary if you are using...

June 16, 2016

So you've just received your Zero Delay Arcade USB Encoder and its time to wire it up! Start by getting the USB Encoder PCB board and take note of the connections. We are going to wire up the Joystick first, so grab that and the...

May 23, 2016

PLEASE NOTE. THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE FOR THE UPS PICO HV2.0 NOT THE NEWER RASPBERRY PI 3 VERSION UPS PICO HV3.0 - THE LATEST INSTRUCTIONS, FIRMWARE AND SCRIPTS ARE ALL AVAILABLE ON THE UPS PICO WIKI HERE. NEWER UPS PICO'S MAY BECOME DAMAGED WHEN...

May 09, 2016

If you've purchased our amazing Media Centre Kit, plugged it all in, powered it up, you might find it boots straight into the Raspbian operating system. Fear not, its super easy to get a media centre OS installed! Simply follow this step-by-step...

April 20, 2016

This tutorial will show you how to set a static IP address on your Pi with the release of Raspbian Jessie. At the time of writing, the latest release date of Raspbian Jessie is 18-03-2016 with Kernal version 4.1. I recommend doing this on a...

February 09, 2016

In one of the recent Raspbian updates they have changed the orientation of the LCD output and touch coordinates. This could be a problem for you if you purchased a case and stand that has a fixed orientation. Fear not! It's really easy to flip it...

January 28, 2016

So you've got your Pi Zero, but you don't have an HDMI monitor! Argh!?! Right? Nope! The Pi Zero has a composite video out port which is very easy to access, and we're going to show you how! You'll need a few bits and pieces, including a...

January 07, 2016

Start by inserting the micro SD card into the dedicated micro SD card slot on the Raspberry Pi. This is located on the underside of the Pi. If you need an internet connection, plug in your Ethernet cable. (Optional) Then plug in...

December 23, 2015

Today, we’ll be showing you how to use a moisture sensor and a Raspberry Pi to send you an email notification when your plant needs watering! Very useful if you're forgetful of your houseplants, but of course can be expanded exponentially for...

December 21, 2015

The advent of the Pi Zero has brought the world of Raspberry Pi into the realm of wareable technology. It's time to throw off the shackles of your micro USB wall charger, and start powering using batteries. So, grab your nearest soldering iron,...

November 10, 2015

Here's a little tutorial on how to setup an IR Receiver on OpenELEC/Kodi in side one of our Head Case's Activate Device Tree Overlay First we need to edit our config.txt file. To do this, we need to make the flash directory writable:

September 30, 2015

Raspbian Jessie is here! Find out more information about the update here - https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspbian-jessie-is-here With the launch of Raspbian Jessie there is one significate difference users are going to notice, and that’s...

September 18, 2015

This tutorial assumes you are using an up-to-date Raspbian install, have access to either LXTerminal or SSH and have an internet connection! We're going to go through the steps on how to use a GPS module with your Raspberry Pi! In this...

September 18, 2015

At ModMyPi we offer a range of different micro-development boards, which all require slightly different power sources! Some are very stringent in their required input; for example, the latest Raspberry Pi recommends 5V @ 2A as a minimum for...

September 18, 2015

At ModMyPi we offer a range of different micro-development boards, which all require slightly different power sources! Some are very stringent in their required input; for example, the latest Raspberry Pi recommends 5V @ 2A as a minimum for...

September 18, 2015

At ModMyPi we offer a range of different micro-development boards, which all require slightly different power sources! Some are very stringent in their required input; for example, the latest Raspberry Pi recommends 5V @ 2A as a minimum for...

September 04, 2015

So you've got a Raspberry Pi, but the USB output current isn't driving what you need it too? One of the newer features on the Raspberry Pi B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B is improved power management. By default, the 4 USB ports on the Raspberry...

September 04, 2015

So you’ve got a shiny new touchscreen for your raspberry pi but are a little miffed that you still need to plug a keyboard in to be able to type… Well after this tutorial there will be no need! We will assume you have installed Raspbian and...

August 31, 2015

You can now transform your Raspberry Pi into an all-in-one retro gaming console! Thanks to the RetroPie project you can play a multitude of old console games, such a SNES, NES, SEGA Mega Drive, Atari and many more on your Raspberry Pi.  At...

August 31, 2015

So you've got your shiny new Raspberry Pi and want to try loading a "3rd party" or BETA operating system (OS) that aren't supported by the standard NOOBs installation. NOOBs is the Raspberry Pi Foundations New Out Of Box OS that has a small...

August 25, 2015

Introduction In this tutorial we’re going to go through how to use a voltage regulator within a circuit! Voltage regulators are designed to maintain and stabilise voltage levels. Regulators are found in most electronic devices, and can be...

August 18, 2015

Most SD cards are shockproof, waterproof, bulletproof and explosion-proof, and will likely survive Armageddon. However, somehow we manage to corrupt SD cards via the Raspberry Pi on a weekly basis! Nine times out of ten a simple reformat using...

May 06, 2015

So you’ve come to the end of that film you were watching, not quite enough time for another, but still a little too early for bed… How about load up one of your favourite SNES games?! It’s super easy to setup your OpenELEC media centre to...

April 29, 2015

So you’ve got your camera setup with your Raspberry Pi, and you’ve got a PIR Infrared Motion Sensor and you’re thinking to yourself “There must be an easy way to start the camera recording when motion is detected?”… Well there is! Thanks to...

January 28, 2015

What you will need: 1x Raspberry Pi 2x External Hard Drives 1x USB Powered Hub We will assume you have Raspbian installed, and are fully up-to-date. So first thing to do is get all the hardware  plugged in and powered...

January 12, 2015

If you are experiencing drop outs on your wifi interent connection, it could be that your dongle is turning itself off after an idle period. To stop your wifi dongle doing this, we need to disable its power management. Either SSH to your Pi,...

December 09, 2014

Setting up the camera To enable the camera, at the command prompt enter: sudo raspi-config Then navigate to Enable Camera, Select Enable, Finish and finally Reboot. Taking a picture Taking a picture with a Raspberry Pi camera is...

December 09, 2014

This tutorial will show you how to make the reading of a sensor audible. In this example, we will be using the HC-SR04 Ultrasonic sensor, but it can be applied to most, if not all, other sensors. To do this, you will need to have the...

October 21, 2014

Wiring up the sensor First things first, let’s connect the sensor to the Raspberry Pi. Red wire connects to pin 1 Black wire connects to pin 6 Yellow wire connects to GPIO4 pin 7 (you can connect this wire to any of the GPIO pins,...

September 23, 2014

Introduction to IR Sensors Infrared (IR) light is invisible electromagnetic radiation. Everything absorbs and emits IR, and it's utilised in a plethora of applications. You may have heard of IR used in night vision equipment. This is becuase,...

July 17, 2014

Please Note. This method combats mechanical compatibility between the Raspberry Pi Model B & Model B+. Electronic compatibility is a little different, please see below. So you've got your shiny new Raspberry Pi Model B+! Great!  But...

July 03, 2014

In previous tutorials we've outlined temperature sensing, PIR motion controllers and buttons and switches, all of which can plug directly into the Raspberry Pi's GPIO ports. The HC-SR04 ultrasonic range finder is very simple to use, however the...

June 27, 2014

So you've got your hands on our 6V 60RPM DC Motors and all the mounting gear (coupler, mount & wheel) but you have no idea how it all goes together?! Don't worry, we've put a nice pictorial guide on how it all goes together, so you'll be zooming...

April 16, 2014

Before you start, ensure that the SPI driver is loaded on your Raspberry Pi distribution. The following Python sample reads from a TMP36 analog temperature sensor every second. It converts the raw temperature data into millivolts, degrees...

April 16, 2014

On many Raspberry Pi distributions, including Raspbian, the SPI and I2C device drivers are not loaded by default on boot. The file named '/etc/modprobe.d/raspi-blacklist.conf' indicates which kernel modules must not be loaded. Since I2C and SPI,...

April 16, 2014

Our IR receiver works with LIRC and is able to receive the signal from almost any remote, if configured properly. Many of our customers who bought the receiver want to do so with a XBMC distribution, and a Logitech Harmony remote. This can get...

April 13, 2014

NOTE: If you are using the latest software for your Pi (which you should be) then you will need to edit the boot config text file: Add the following line to /boot/config.txt dtoverlay=w1-gpio In previous tutorials we’ve outlined the...

February 19, 2014

In previous tutorials, we outlined the basics behind physical computing and the Raspberry Pi by activating LEDs and scripts using a simple one button circuit. If you haven’t read the previous tutorials please do so, as they include a few points...

January 21, 2014

This is a short guide on how to connect an External Hard Drive to the Raspberry Pi! Most external Hard Drives are quite juicy and will require a USB Hub to run in a stable manner, so please do check this before trying to install your...

November 22, 2013

If multiple people are using the same raspberry pi you may want to add new users so each person has their own user account. Adding a new user is simple enough, the following method was done whilst logged in as the default user 'pi' which has...

November 22, 2013

By default your raspberry pi pi comes with an account 'pi' with the password 'raspberry'. For security reasons it's probably a good idea to change the password, but you may also wish to change the username as well. There are a couple of different...

October 31, 2013

You can now transform your Raspberry Pi into an all-in-one retro gaming console! Thanks to the RetroPie project you can play a multitude of old console games, such a SNES, NES, SEGA Mega Drive, Atari and many more on your Raspberry Pi. 

October 30, 2013

Tutorial: How to run a program from boot   Having a program start by itself when you boot your Raspberry Pi can be very useful. There are a few ways of running a command at start-up, but in this tutorial we will create a script within...

October 23, 2013

Tutorial: Flashing LED using GPIO Output   In this example we'll cover how to build a very simple circuit consisting of an LED and resistor connected up to the GPIO port on your Raspberry Pi. This is a simple exercise will demonstrate...

October 23, 2013

Tutorial: Tactile switch   Buttons and switches are a fundamental part of ‘physical’ computing. This beginner’s tutorial is designed to teach the basics of physical operation with the Raspberry Pi using a simple momentary switch setup. It...

October 23, 2013

In this tutorial we'll take you through how to connect a 16x2 LCD display up to your Raspberry Pi using GPIO pins. Being able to display a message on the LCD is not only very cool but can be pretty useful too, for example in this tutorial we'll...

October 23, 2013

If you wish to create a program in Python that utilises the GPIO port on your Raspberry Pi then you'll need to install this library. The RPi.GPIO Python library allows you to easily configure and read-write the input/output pins on the GPIO...

October 23, 2013

How to make Python programs executable   Normally, in order to run a Python program you have to tell the Python software to open the file. However it is possible to execute the file without having to call upon Python first. This allows you...

October 23, 2013

Raspberry Pi users exist all over the world so it's useful to know how to change the keyboard layout, to use symbols and characters from your own country, and how to change the time zone settings. Changing keyboard layout for your...

October 22, 2013

Google Coder is a free, open source project that turns your Raspberry Pi into a mini web server that allows you to create web content using HTML, CSS and JavaScript via a browser-based IDE. Or rather, it allows you to easily make cool web...

October 22, 2013

This guide will walk you through the steps to logging into your Raspberry Pi's console from another PC or laptop. The method utilises Secure Shell (SSH),  a secure network protocol for data communication, which is very useful for remote operation...

October 22, 2013

Please see the tutorial on accessing the Pi via SSH for an introduction to remote log in to the Raspberry Pi. SSH enables access of the Raspberry Pi command line. However, if you want to boot to the GUI (startx) you will need a different...

October 22, 2013

Running Minecraft on your Raspberry Pi   A version of classic game Minecraft is now available to play on your raspberry Pi! It doesn't have all the features of the full Minecraft game but is still a lot of fun!   Installation is very...

September 14, 2013

14th September 2013 The VESA-Pi Raspberry Pi case is the perfect case for those wanting to quickly clip your Raspberry Pi to the back of a TV or Monitor! Assembly is quick and easy, and the kit contains a dust guard to protect your Pi when...

August 29, 2013

29/08/2013 The Raspberry Pi Camera Module comes fully assembled with a 15-Way 150mm flat cable that plugs directly in the Raspberry Pi CSI port. Unfortunately the included cable is quite fragile, and can break if twisted or bent too...

August 25, 2013

25/08/2013 Need a motor for your project, but not sure which type to get? We stock a few different varieties on ModMyPi, so hopefully this rundown on the difference between DC, Servo and Stepper Motors will help you decide! DC Motors DC...

July 19, 2013

If you are using the latest Raspbian Jessie, click here to read our updated guide. To log in to your Raspberry Pi remotely, you'll need the IP of the Raspberry Pi – this is basically like your house address and tells the host computer where to...

June 13, 2013

NOOBS is Raspberry Pi's New Out Of Box Software which makes installing your favourite OS easy! If you have purcahsed your SD card from us then NOOBS will be pre-installed. If you have sourced your SD card elsewhere (shame on you!) then follow...

June 13, 2013

1. Make sure you have the latest Raspbian Operating System (OS) installed on your Raspberry Pi. You can download the latest version of NOOBS here and follow the discussion of installing NOOBS on your Raspberry Pi here. Then plug your WiFi...

May 22, 2013

Raspberry Pi Camera Board Installation Guide Custom designed and manufactured by the Raspberry Pi Foundation in the UK, the Raspberry Pi Camera Board features a 5MP (2592×1944 pixels) Omnivision 5647 sensor in a fixed focus module. The module...

May 22, 2013

RaspiStill Camera App ===================== Runs camera for specific time, and take JPG capture at end if requested usage: RaspiStill [options] Image parameter commands -?, --help : This help information -w, --width : Set image...

May 22, 2013

RaspiVid Camera App =================== Display camera output to display, and optionally saves an H264 capture at requested bitrate usage: RaspiVid [options] Image parameter commands -?, --help : This help information -w,...

April 23, 2013

Introduction There are many media streaming applications for the Raspberry Pi, for example as a Webserver, Dropbox like storage cloud, bittorrent download box, or even a desktop PC. But in this case we are using it as a Network Attached...

April 18, 2013

If you want to attach your Raspberry Pi to the back of a TV or monitor you'll most likely need a VESA mount! The ModMyPi cases do have a 75mm VESA option pre-drilled, however the ModMyPi VESA Star will allow you to attach the case to anything up...

April 16, 2013

The MCP23017 Port Expander kit connects directly to the HT Raspberry Pi GPIO Breakout Board or HT Raspberry Pi GPIO Breakout Board **Pro** and plugs into a Breadboard. The 16-bit I/O port functionally of the MCP23017 consists of two 8-bit ports...

April 15, 2013

Introduction The PicoBorg is an ultra compact motor controller for the Raspberry Pi. With PicoBorg, you can turn on and off fans, motors, solenoids or relays from your Raspberry Pi. There are 4 low side drivers, so you can turn on and off 4...

April 04, 2013

Introduction Bluetooth is a useful tool for getting devices communicating wirelessly. If you want your Raspberry Pi interacting with anything, from a printer, to a mobile phone, to setting up media streaming, bluetooth is the way to go! The...

February 26, 2013

26th February 2013 With recent software releases in addition to new hardware, the Raspberry Pi is rapidly becoming the perfect low cost, quick and easy solution for controlling your home media centre. If you don't fancy having a keyboard...

January 11, 2013

For the lastest installation instructions please refer to RasClock Official website Introduction The Raspberry Pi is an ultra-small and ultra-low cost computer. In order to achieve this size and price, several non-essential items usually...

September 18, 2012

Please Note. These instructions are outdated. The Raspberry Pi has drivers for Realtek 8188CU chipsets included as default. Devices using this chipset should now be plug and play. This guide will outline the basic steps used to install the 

June 30, 2012

This install guide was completed on the latest stable release of Debian Squeeze, but it should work on later releases, such as Wheezy. This guide will give a step by step overview of how to install the Tenda W311U MiniWireless USB...