Wednesday, December 16, 2015

More Awesome Adafruit Hardware

I keep purchasing Adafruit hardware and am amazed by the quality. I purchased an Adafruit PowerBoost 1000C and a Lithium Ion Battery Pack - 3.7V 6600mAh. I am looking at using this as a power source for my robot project.


In the above picture I have hooked up the PowerBoost 1000C to the 6600mAh Li-Po and to the voltage display (displays battery voltage).

In the above picture I am running a test to time how long the PowerBoost 1000C and 6600mAh Li-Po can run a static Model B Raspberry Pi. It lasted just over 4 hours.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Latest Kickstarter project received

I backed the Sensorian Shield for Raspberry Pi (

In the above picture you can see a Raspberry Pi Model B connected to the Sensorian sheild running the Sensorian Raspian Image. By default when booting the Sensorian Image it displays the active ethernet port and the IP address assigned. The shield has multiple sensors (motion, light, touch, compass, temperature, altitude) The shield can keep track of the time with a battery backed-up real time clock. I was able to test some of the example Python programs, but still have not received the manual that was supposed to come with the shield.