Category Archives: Self Instructive Notes

These notes will self instruct in 60 seconds or less. They are for in-house use, but if they help you too, we’re thrilled. Leave a comment if you need help!

Super Simple Google AIY Surveillance Camera

In may 2018, durning the bay area Maker Faire in San Francisco, I bought a google AIY Vision Kit. A few weeks later during my 4th week of living in the San Francisco area I decided to put together my google AIY vision kit and mess around with it for a...
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MakeZine ran an article on my 2017 Laser Science Project

On June 9, 2017, My article on everything that went right, wrong, and totally sideways on my laser cutting experiment for the Simon Baruch “Science Fair” was in the official blog/magazine of Make and the Maker Faire,...
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maserCycle.py – Cycle through lasers on servos and draw lines

This is the third of five articles on my 2017 laser science project “Rock, Paper, Lasers.” WEAR GOGGLES. To use this code you should have read part one, for servo control, and part two for laser control. DO NOT DELETE THE PART OF THE CODE...
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servoTurn.Py – a simple python script to turn a servo on a raspberry pi 3

This script requires install of the servoblaster program. Please install it into your “pi” home directory as they describe on the servoblaster page. I used the Adafruit Pan/Tilt servo motor kit and the Miniarduino servo motor kit. They...
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maserFire.py – Fire lasers with transistors and python on a Raspberry Pi 3

This is the second part of a five part article. The first part is HERE, although if you are going to use only the laser parts of the code you can start here.  NOTE : PLEASE USE APPROPRIATE GOGGLES. USE LASER SAFETY GOGGLES RATED TO WHICH EVER...
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Read email from a system pipe into python

#!/usr/local/bin/python import sys import email full_msg = “” for line in sys.stdin full_msg += line msg = email.message_from_string(full_msg) to = msg fromwho = msg subject = msg #make an emty variable for email body body =...
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SMS on PI

SMS on your Raspberry Pi… Adapted from :  http://www.smssolutions.net/tutorials/gsm/receivesmsat/ This assumes you have set up your sim card, wired your modem correctly to your Pi, and are using a terminal program such as minicom. You may need...
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Make Them Blink

You will need: 4 complete sets of LED’s and wires (see last lesson) The first thing you will need to is connect your negative sides of the wire to any ground cable that is not taken, like 14, 9, 20, or 25. The next thing you will need to do is to...
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