Category Archives: RPI

Publish readings from a Geiger counter using Microsoft Azure Service Bus and BeagleBoard xm

This little device is a Geiger counter. It measures ionizing radiation, which is radiation that carries enough energy to liberate electrons from atoms or molecules.
In a nutshell, it measures RADIOACTIVITY. You can get a Geiger counter here: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11345

Setting up Microsoft Azure Service Bus on the Raspberry Pi

The concept of the Internet of Things revolves around connecting everyday (household) objects to the internet. The important thing to consider is that all this data is being generated, but is only useful if something is being done with it. The Microsoft Azure Service bus allows you to process queues of such data and make it more useful.

Motion detection using the Raspberry Pi + USB Webcam

I just managed to get my hands on the Raspberry Pi (Model B+), so now i have a spare Model B, so what to build? I also have a USB Webcam (Trust Spotlight Webcam), so a DIY CCTV sounds like a great start. Turns out there’s several different applications to using the Rpi for home automation and other similar tasks. One of the most exciting projects is to use the camera for motion detection record video/images when motion is triggered. This blog posts provides a step by step guide on how I set up my PI and cameras, well as a live webcam server, and couple of other interesting things.