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Sparkfun Electronics

I was sitting around today wishing that my Gertboard was here… But its not. One of the things I am planning on doing is messing around with temperature and humidity sensors. It is possible to do this without a Gertboard, but I would like to have that hardware experience before I try anything directly on the GPIO pins. There is a very good forum discussion on the Raspberrypi site here.

There is a temperature sensor and a humidity sensor on SparkFun that look like they would work. There is also a waterproof temperature sensor on SparkFun as well. These sensors are different in that some are a 1 wire interface and others are a 2 wire interface. These sensors would be extremely helpful for the case of a timelapse camera. The current case turns the heater on at a certain temperature and the fan on at a certain temperature. This works, but I cannot change/edit that temperature. One of the major problems is humidity, especially in a greenhouse environment. If I could control the fan I could have the fan cycle every X minutes no matter what the temperature.

Currently when I need to download the pictures from the timelapse project I plug in the Ethernet cable. This works, but would not work for the v2.0 case. I am thinking of building a case similar to these here. However these cases are very expensive, and do not offer much flexibility for a Raspberry Pi and other electronics. And so I would need another way to connect to the Raspberry Pi. As mentioned on this forum/article the Edimax adapter looks like it is a good choice.

Hoping to have some more pictures, maybe a short timelapse of the project so far up soon!

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Raspberry Pi case for test Pi

I recently bought a second Raspberry Pi to experiment with (and hopefully connect to a gertboard) while the original Raspberry Pi is taking pictures. And I decided to buy a case for this one. And in this post I am talking about a real case, as in a case meant for a Raspberry Pi and not  a security camera like my other Raspberry Pi is housed in. After lots of searching I finally found a case I liked, but it had bad reviews. So I decided against that one. I really liked the clear case idea because hiding the Raspberry Pi in a colored case seemed pointless. Then I found Built-toSpec’s case and I really liked it – except it was black or a somewhat transparent purple. On his website it mentioned that his custom laser services offered clear acrylic so I contacted him and ask how much it would cost for a clear version of the Raspberry Pi case. Turns out he had already made some that were clear. So I ordered a clear one and it arrived really fast. It took awhile to put together because of having to peel all of the protective layers off, but it went fast after that. It is held together by 4 screws in the ends and fits together nicely. It has slots in the top for the expansion pins and a slot for a GPIO cable.

The gertboard is supposedly being shipped by Newark. However, it was supposed to ship around the end of November, then that changed to first of November, and now it is back to end of November. So maybe by the end of the year I will have one… Hopefully…

Below are pictures of the Raspberry Pi in the case.

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Everything is accessible, but the Pi is still nicely protected. And it is clear and study. This case is awesome!

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