Tomorrow (Fri 27th May) I'll be paying a visit to Pimoroni in Sheffield: a hotspot of innovation and enthusiasm for all things Raspberry PI. Pimoroni make their own products in the UK and are also a leading distributor of Adafruit, Sparkfun and other Maker-business products.
My interest in Pimoroni started at CamJam where I bought scroll-phat add-on screen from Paul and went on to contribute to the Python library on Github by working with Phil (their developer). Last month I had an article published in Linux User and Developer Magazine featuring the scroll-phat and have another one coming soon for the pHAT DAC. If you like making and hacking I'd recommend taking a look at the tutorial in the magazine.
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Here's a quick demo of a Raspberry PI Stock counter with the scroll-phat.
@pimoroni Scroll-phat-pizero-stock-counter check [x] so much LED https://t.co/XUbKPsbxQS— Alex Ellis (@alexellisuk) May 25, 2016
When the team invited me up to see them I jumped at the chance. I'll be on the BilgeTank - their live YouTube TV show at 15:00 GMT. I'm looking forward to meeting everybody and joining in with the antics on BilgeTank.
Episode 039 - Clusters, Docker, Brambles & Raspberry Pi Supercomputers!
Bilge Tank 039 - Clusters, Docker, Brambles & Raspberry Pi Supercomputers!
IoT Cluster Demo
Last week I built an IoT (Internet of Things) cluster with four Raspberry PI Zeros and Docker Swarm. I'll be taking it along with me to demo. Click-through to the video for an explanation of how it works:
@docker new video published of my IoT cluster. https://t.co/UpGVRSFu1H— Alex Ellis (@alexellisuk) May 22, 2016
Related blog posts
I've curated previous blog posts related to Pimoroni and this week's BilgeTank show.
If you want to start learning Docker head over to my Hands-On Docker tutorial.
- Docker tutorials
- Docker on PI Zero
- Docker Swarm on Raspberry PI (Linux User Developer Mag.)
- PiWars Robots/IoT
- Second Raspberry PI Robot
- Centreparcs Wildlife timelapse
- My first Raspberry PI Robot
- Running a blog on a Raspberry PI
- Ghost blog in 5 minutes with Docker
- Self-hosting on a Raspberry PI
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