Arduino, Raspberry PI and Python


An Arduino demo is being held at a nearby location. I want to go and see what the presenters have and see if I can pick their brain a bit more! I already have a couple of books on Arduino and will get a chance to see what others are making.

It would be great if they had one for Raspberry Pi as well because I know Python can be used with Raspberry Pi. Now that would be cool.

3D Printing with MakerBot

Makerbot with Sackboy

I recently got a chance to try out a 3D printer and let’s just say that it was everything I expected it to be. It worked as advertised and my mind is now racing with all kinds of cool things I can prototype by merging web, apps, and real world objects.

During the workshop, I learned about the process of taking a 3D object and transferring it over to the 3D printer. It was surprisingly easy and I documented it for future reference. Later, when I got home, I loaded up a model that I created a couple of years ago. At the time, I was doing a lot of work with Blender.

One item of note was the various materials that can now be used with 3D printing. For the simple prototypes, organic plastics based on corn can be used and for more serious endeavours, apparently metals are available as well.

Today’s Goodness – Python Book

Python Programming

I thought I had lost this book and just wrote it off to me being unaware. As it turns out, I had tucked it away in a bookshelf of older books and didn’t take note. I’m going to be reading this during the holiday and see what snippets and gems I can find. For now, I’m thinking of posting up some Python tutorials for my own reference.



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