Raspberry Pi Sensors
Using Raspberry Pi sensors can extend the functionality of the Pi by quite a bit. You can build some pretty amazing smart devices that can collect, process and display data.
On this page, you will find a wide range of tutorials covering some of the most popular sensors that you can connect up to the Raspberry Pi. Each sensor is typically connected differently, so it’s important to double check you’re building the circuit correctly.
Now each sensor typically involves a bit of Python code so, you’re able to extract the correct data from it. If you want to skip the coding part, then something like MyDevices Cayenne is a great way to build smart applications using a simple drag and drop interface.
You can find all the latest tutorials on Raspberry Pi sensors below.
In this Raspberry Pi pressure pad tutorial, I will go through the steps of connecting a pressure pad to the Pi. There are many uses for using a pressure pad such as detecting when someone sits down or places pressure on a specific part of an object. It is a pretty...read more
In this Raspberry Pi distance sensor tutorial, we will be utilizing the HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sensor with our Raspberry Pi. This guide will go through showing you how to wire up the sensor with the Raspberry Pi as well as exploring how we can utilize the sensor also to...read more
In this Raspberry Pi RFID RC522 tutorial, I will be walking you through the steps on how to set up and wire the RFID RC522 chip with your Raspberry Pi. This project is a cool circuit to play around with and opens you up to quite a wide variety of different projects...read more
The Raspberry Pi Sense Hat was released back in 2015 and is an incredibly cool device that allows you to add a bunch of sensors easily to the Pi. It also adds an 8x8 LED matrix display and a joystick that you’re able to use in your programs. In this guide, I go...read more
In this tutorial, I go through the steps of setting up a Raspberry Pi ADC (Analog to digital converter). As you may already know the Pi doesn’t have any GPIO pins that are analog. This lack of analog pins makes connecting analog sensors a little more complex. There...read more
In this tutorial, I will be looking at how to set up Raspberry Pi cayenne. This tutorial is a pretty simple process and will give you access to a powerful IoT software package. If you’re a fan of sensors, collecting data and the overall concept of IoT then this is for...read more
In this tutorial, we take you through the steps of connecting a DS18B20 temperature sensor to the Raspberry Pi. This is an excellent way of collecting the temperature of the air, nearby liquid or anything else you want to know how hot or cold it is.read more
In this Raspberry Pi light sensor tutorial, I show you how to connect the photoresistor sensor up to the GPIO pins correctly. Lastly, I show you how it can be used in a simple python script, so you’re able to gather and use the data from it. This photoresistor is yet...read more
This tutorial dives into the process of building a motion detecting circuit using a PIR sensor. We go one step further and integrate a buzzer, so every time motion is detected you will get a beep. It’s the perfect tutorial for learning some basics to electronics.read more
There is just a ton of Raspberry Pi sensors that you’re able to hook up to your Pi. This includes sensors such as a photoresistor, temperature, humidity and so many more. I have more sensor tutorials planned for the very near future.
You can build a wide range of Raspberry Pi projects using sensors. It includes projects such as a weather station, home automation, data logging, motion detection and so much more. Now if you’re not really after sensor tutorials then I also have an ever growing range of projects and tutorials that you’re able to do with the Pi. If you’re interested, then be sure to check them out.
Protecting your Pi is kinda crucial if you find it is in an area where it might get damaged. You may also just want it to look good. These are situations where a solid Raspberry Pi case would come in handy. There is also a wide range of other Pi accessories that you might be interested in for adding a bit more functionality to your Pi.
If you’re new to the Pi, then you may be interested in taking a look at some of the getting started with the Raspberry Pi guides. They will take you some of the bare basics of getting your Pi setup and working correctly. It will include topics such as setting up something like Raspberry Pi Cayenne for Pi sensors.
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I hope that you find these tutorials on Raspberry Pi sensors helpful and that you’re able to connect your sensor up correctly without any issues. If you do come across problems, then be sure to leave a comment on the relevant tutorial.