Category Archives: raspberryPi

iBirdFeeder – ultimate wi-fi enabled bird feeder

So here it is, new pet project created to try out Raspberry Pi 3 possibilities. This is my first time with Raspberry Pi and I have to say its awesome, I do already think about other uses for it in my house so watch this space for more ;). This time I’ve tried to build […]

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iBirdFeeder – Part I – Hardware

The semi-automatic seed transporter The first thing I was planning to build was the seed transporter, the reason is, it was the biggest unknown in the whole project and to the end I didn’t have a clear idea how am I gonna build it. I have decided to use a simple wood drill and a […]

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iBirdFeeder – Part II – Raspberry Pi software

Every project is always a bit more exciting when you can learn something new on the way, the more you can learn the better. I have tried to build the whole software infrastructure around MQTT protocol with use of several AWS services. Programming Raspberry PI itself it pretty straight forward and consist of: Installing required […]

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iBirdFeeder – Part III – Amazon AWS serverless setup

After the AWS IoT had been chosen for the main message communication service the natural choice to expand it to something more useful with persistence and REST API was was easy. This is the part where I got most excited as it turns out you can build the whole REST enabled application without installing single […]

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