Raspberry Pi: Make a Bench automation computer [Video]

Raspberry Pi: Make a Bench automation computer [Video]

Peter Dalmaris

Build a touch-screen driven application and control appliances and devices using a Raspberry Pi. NOTE: Please note this title is NOT DRM FREE.
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Video Details

ISBN 139781788624268
Course Length7 hours 56 minutes

Video Description

This Raspberry Pi project course will show you how to integrate a variety of components into a gadget that you can use to automate your work bench.I call it "The Bench Computer".

With the Bench Computer, you will be able to control any device and appliance on your electronics work bench. Or, your kitchen, desk, entertainment system, and even your home! The Bench Computer provides a great framework on which you can build your own home automation projects Out of the box, you will be able to control anything with a simple on/off switch, like lights, fans, heaters etc.

I have designed this course to help you get started. What you get the Bench Computer to do is entirely up to you!

Here are the main components (software and hardware) that you will learn about by taking this course:

The Raspberry Pi (version 3 is recommended, but any model with a 40-pin header will do), The Raspberry Pi 7-inch touchscreen, The Raspberry Pi Camera v2, The Piface Relay+ HAT (contains the small relays used to control 12V devices), Larger external relays used for controlling mains appliances like lights and your soldering iron, Python 3 and the Tkinter framework for building the application. Things that you want to control like low-power 12V LED strips and fans, and mains appliances like a soldering iron.

Style and Approach

In 8 hours of video content and over 70 lectures, you will learn the necessary skills for interfacing you Raspberry Pi with your workbench and your home.

The Bench Computer provides a great framework on which you can build your own home automation projects Out of the box, you will be able to control anything with a simple on/off switch, like lights, fans, heaters etc. 

Table of Contents

Introduction
Watch me first! A study guide
Required hardware
Required software
Things to drive on your bench with the Bench Computer
Residual current device
Basic setup
Introduction
Setup the Raspbian operating system on an SD card
Attach the touch screen on the Raspberry Pi
Boot your Raspberry Pi for the first time
Attach the Piface Relay+ to your Raspberry Pi
Conclusion
More setup: enclosure and networking
Introduction
Make the enclosure for the Bench Computer
Connect a Bluetooth keyboard
Setup Wifi using a keyboard
Setup Wifi using Ethernet
SSH without password
Setup Remote Desktop
Conclusion
Taking photos and video with the RPi Camera
Introduction
Connect the Raspberry Pi Camera
Taking still images
Taking video
Converting H264 video to MP4
Spliting video files to smaller files
Conclusion
Control with the Piface Relay Plus
Introduction
What is a HAT?
The Piface Relay Plus
Piface Relay Plus software setup and demo
Piface Relay Plus blink script walkthrough
Piface Relay Plus connect and control an LED strip
Shrink tubing to protect a wire join
Piface Relay Plus Connect and Control a 12V Fan
Improving the wiring
Conclusion
The DHT22 for environmental monitoring
Introduction
DHT22 wiring and demo
PIGPIOD deamon
Getting the PIGPIOD to auto start
Conclusion
Controlling mains loads with an external relay
Introduction
Using a 5V relay with the Raspberry Pi
Calculate the relay driver circuit
Test the relay driver circuit on a breabboard
Design the relay PCB
Test the relay driver PCB
Conclusion
Construct the relay controller box
Introduction
Create an enclosure Part 1: Walkthrough
Create an enclosure Part 2: Testing
Create an enclosure Part 3: Tools
Create an enclosure Part 4: Demonstration
Relay box controller external wiring
Test the finished relay controller box with software
Conclusion
Meet Tkinter
Introduction
Introduction to Tkinter
The Tkinter Label widget
The Tkinter Event
The Tkinter Entry Box widget
The Tkinter Image widget
The Tkinter custom styling
The Tkinter Notebook widget
The Tkinter grid layout
Conclusion
Write the Bench Computer application
Introduction
User Interface design with a wireframe
Step 1: Create the skeleton application
Step 2: Implement Tab 1 - The control Tab
Step 3: Implement Tab 2 - The camera Tab
Step 4: Implement Tab 3 - The environment Tab
Test the Bench Computer application
Conclusion
Conclusion
Congratulations

What You Will Learn

  • create graphical applications on the Raspberry Pi
  • understand the basics of controlling mains appliances using relays
  • understand how to use the Piface Relay Plus HAT
  • control DC devices
  • use the camera to take snapshots, interval snapshots and videos.
  • create a Python application that allows you to control external devices and appliances, and interact with sensors
  • manipulate still images and video taken by the Raspberry Pi camera
  • design a driver circuit for the external relays
  • control mains appliances safely
  • create an enclosure for your mains controller circuit
  • setup a remote working environment for your Raspberry Pi
  • design a printed circuit board for the relay circuit

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Watch me first! A study guide
Required hardware
Required software
Things to drive on your bench with the Bench Computer
Residual current device
Basic setup
Introduction
Setup the Raspbian operating system on an SD card
Attach the touch screen on the Raspberry Pi
Boot your Raspberry Pi for the first time
Attach the Piface Relay+ to your Raspberry Pi
Conclusion
More setup: enclosure and networking
Introduction
Make the enclosure for the Bench Computer
Connect a Bluetooth keyboard
Setup Wifi using a keyboard
Setup Wifi using Ethernet
SSH without password
Setup Remote Desktop
Conclusion
Taking photos and video with the RPi Camera
Introduction
Connect the Raspberry Pi Camera
Taking still images
Taking video
Converting H264 video to MP4
Spliting video files to smaller files
Conclusion
Control with the Piface Relay Plus
Introduction
What is a HAT?
The Piface Relay Plus
Piface Relay Plus software setup and demo
Piface Relay Plus blink script walkthrough
Piface Relay Plus connect and control an LED strip
Shrink tubing to protect a wire join
Piface Relay Plus Connect and Control a 12V Fan
Improving the wiring
Conclusion
The DHT22 for environmental monitoring
Introduction
DHT22 wiring and demo
PIGPIOD deamon
Getting the PIGPIOD to auto start
Conclusion
Controlling mains loads with an external relay
Introduction
Using a 5V relay with the Raspberry Pi
Calculate the relay driver circuit
Test the relay driver circuit on a breabboard
Design the relay PCB
Test the relay driver PCB
Conclusion
Construct the relay controller box
Introduction
Create an enclosure Part 1: Walkthrough
Create an enclosure Part 2: Testing
Create an enclosure Part 3: Tools
Create an enclosure Part 4: Demonstration
Relay box controller external wiring
Test the finished relay controller box with software
Conclusion
Meet Tkinter
Introduction
Introduction to Tkinter
The Tkinter Label widget
The Tkinter Event
The Tkinter Entry Box widget
The Tkinter Image widget
The Tkinter custom styling
The Tkinter Notebook widget
The Tkinter grid layout
Conclusion
Write the Bench Computer application
Introduction
User Interface design with a wireframe
Step 1: Create the skeleton application
Step 2: Implement Tab 1 - The control Tab
Step 3: Implement Tab 2 - The camera Tab
Step 4: Implement Tab 3 - The environment Tab
Test the Bench Computer application
Conclusion
Conclusion
Congratulations

Video Details

ISBN 139781788624268
Course Length7 hours 56 minutes
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