Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Download your FREE copy of 'Raspberry Pi Media Center', by Packtpub

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Monday, June 12, 2017

What’s New in Google’s IoT Platform/Android Things? at Google I/O '17

What’s New in Google’s IoT Platform? Ubiquitous Computing at Google (Google I/O '17)
Google has a wide range of platforms and tools to support the Internet of Things and to bring about the vision of ubiquitous computing so users can interact with services wherever and whenever it makes sense for them. Come to this talk to learn about all of these initiatives at Google, including the Google Assistant, Android Things, Google Cloud, Android TV, Android Wear, and Android Auto. Learn more about how they all fit together as part of an ecosystem, which one is most appropriate for different types of developers and applications, and which talks you should be attending at Google I/O.

Developing for Android Things Using Android Studio (Google I/O '17)
Using Android Studio to develop apps for embedded devices is one of the strengths of the Android Things platform. In this session, demonstrate how easy it is to use Android Studio to quickly get started developing a new IoT project. You will learn how to build an app that interacts with low-level peripherals, deploy it to a developer board, and use the debugger to trace hardware-related issues.

Bringing Device Production to Everyone With Android Things (Google I/O '17)
Android Things is focused on enabling anyone to build professional, mass-market products on a trusted platform. In this session, you will learn about the steps and tools needed to go from your developer kit prototype to fabricating custom boards for your own product. Explore the costs and timelines involved in producing your designs in small and large quantities, and compare the benefits of working with vendors versus managing the process in-house.

From Prototype to Production Devices with Android Things (Google I/O '17)
Android Things is focused on enabling anyone to build professional, mass-market products on a trusted platform. In this session, you will learn about the steps and tools needed to go from your developer kit prototype to fabricating custom boards for your own product. We will explore the costs and timelines involved in producing your designs in small and large quantities, and compare the benefits of working with vendors versus managing the process in-house.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Mount Raspberry Pi Camera Module to telescope (with sample video of the Moon)

This video show how to connect Raspberry Pi NoIR Camera Module V2 to telescope, with sample video of the Moon at the end of the video.


Parts:
- Raspberry Pi Camera Module (NoIR V2 shown in the video), with original lens removed.
Caution, removing the lens will void your warranty of the camera module.

- CCTV M12 (or S-mount) housing.
Plastic type, have to cut a little bit as shown:


Normally, the center-to-center distance of the mounting holes is 20mm or 22mm, it cannot be installed on Raspberry Pi Camera Module directly. I mount it with one screw on one hole, and fix it with cable tie on the another hole.

- M12 adapter for telescope.
May be it's the most difficult find parts. It have to mach with your telescope.

- Telescope
It's a 10+ years old small telescope (Bosma D = 90mm / f = 1200mm f/13.3)










Related:
Saturn@Raspberry Pi NoIR Camera V2/Nikkor AF 300mm f4
The Moon and Saturn@RPi NoIR Camera V2/Nikkor AF 300mm f4 - 2017-06-08