Looking forward to this year’s “Grazer Linuxtage” – an annual event taking place at FH Joanneum Graz on 27th and 28th of April 2018.
I’m happy to help out at Martin’s “RaspberryJam” workshop.
See you there 🙂
Just like almost every year, my friend Martin and I attended the “Grazer Linuxtage”, a free conference that annually takes place at FH Joanneum Graz. (#glt17)
We’ve more or less set-up the track for single board computers, consisting of a workshop on Friday, as well as an info-stand and a talk on Saturday.
Thanks to the 200+ people that visited our talk, hope you enjoyed it!
Our slides are available for download, feel free to contact us if you’ve got any questions concerning the discussed topics! [talk at Linuxtage website]
Finally I put up some time and started building a “PhotoBox” / “PhotoBooth”. Many thanks to my brother-in-law who’s skilled enough in handcraft to make this project possible without falling apart right away 🙂
The main goal of this project is to come up with an actual use case for one of my old Nikon D2x-cameras, that otherwise wouldn’t leave the shelf at all. Everything is build around the amazing SLR Booth android app – I’ve added a little Raspberry Pi spice (people using the booth should be able to download their pictures to their mobile phones for ~ 5 minutes after they’ve taken a picture).
Once I’m done with it and everything works as I expect it to, I’ll be sharing building instructions and the source-code for the RPi extension 🙂
What is the PhotoBox made of?
So that happened … Can’t say that I was looking forward to a replacement of the “old” Rapsberry Pi Zero, as it really was a neat device for what it cost, but hey, WiFi + Bluetooth will make it even a better IoT device!
I’ve just placed an order for both, a(nother) old Pi Zero as well as the new version from https://www.kiwi-electronics.nl – as they seem to be the only place that still has the old version in stock at a reasonable price. (go fast if you want one!)
My first projects with the “Pi Zero Wireless” will probably be home-automation related … maybe a little weather station or room-temperature regulation – something like that 🙂
If you’re interested in that area, my friend Martin has a great collection of sample projects and materials over at his site http://strohmayers.com – in addition to that, we’re going to do a workshop at Grazer Linuxtage where you can get hands-on RPi tinkering and programming!