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.

Raspberry Pi ADC: MCP3008 Analog to Digital Converter

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 makes connecting analog sensors a little more complex. There are several solutions...

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi Cayenne

In this tutorial I will be looking at how to setup Raspberry Pi cayenne. This 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 you. There...

Raspberry Pi Temperature Sensor: Build a DS18B20 Circuit

In this tutorial I will be going through the steps on how to setup your very own Raspberry Pi temperature sensor. Like most of the sensor tutorials they are pretty straight forward consisting of a basic circuit and some code. I will be using a ds18B20 waterproof...

Raspberry Pi Light Sensor: A Simple LDR Tutorial

In this Raspberry Pi light sensor tutorial I show you how to correctly connect the photo resistor sensor up to the GPIO pins. 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 is yet another sensor...

Raspberry Pi Motion Sensor using a PIR Sensor

In this tutorial we’re building a Raspberry Pi motion sensor that makes use of a PIR sensor (Passive Infrared Sensor). Also to make this project a little more interesting we will also be using a piezo speaker whenever motion is detected. Both these devices will need...

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. This includes things 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 pretty important if you find it being in an area where it might get damaged. You may also just want it to look good. This is where a solid Raspberry Pi case would come in handy. There is also 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 take you some of the bare basics to getting your Pi setup and working correctly. This includes 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.

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