RaspberryPi3, Python and Circuits 3

The next circuit to have a go at is this mercury tilt-switch activated countdown timer. Useful for making an alarm.

Extension activities could include changing the activation red LED for a relay to switch higher voltages (drive a motor for example) and add a one-time on switch to activate or deactivate the circuit, such as a keypad driven IR detector or RFID tag.

Python code and video of the circuit running to follow.

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RaspberryPi3, Python and Circuits 2

Use your RaspberryPi 3 with the excellent electronics kit fromĀ Amazon

The secondĀ circuit to complete is this Light Dependent Resistor (photoresistor) circuit:

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As with the traffic light circuit, you will need the Python3 code below.

Think about the threshold that you will need for defining when “daytime” has begun.

What else could you adapt this circuit to do?

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