Videos of progress

Sorry….again, I’ve been busy this week. I have now finished writing the papers I wanted to finish so I should be able to get busy on actually science now but unless there is a great demand for it I didn’t really want to do a blog post on ‘one man’s journey to draft some papers’. In the mean time I have found a little time to get a few extra bits working on my Raspberry Pi.

Improved faster servo routines

I am in the middle of writing up some PiD code to make these even smoother which was very helpfully suggested in a support forum for one of the chips I use.

Smart phone and tablet  control

Thanks to Mark for loaning me his phone to make my little demo video. Smart phone control is a long way down the list of features and is grouped under a heading labelled ‘a bit gimmicky’. But as it’s my dream to have my entire lab controlled from my iPhone I manage to always find time to play with this.

Footnote: I remember when I used to do biochemistry, I miss those days #PostDocHunting

4 Comments for “Videos of progress”


Cool stuff! Could you elaborate a bit on how you got the web interface working? Presumably you used a Python library to do the web server bit? I need to get a similar thing working over the next few weeks.


Short version: I modified a version of PiUi which is a way of linking python script to a WebUi.

I’d be happy to write up how it works in more detail for a post next week if that’s any help. The only reason I don’t tend to go into more detail is fear of boring people to death, but if someone’s interested I’d be happy to talk through it a little.


[…] Last week I posted a vine video of one of the cool raspberry pi features I just got working for cBAM and a few people asked for more details about how I did it e.t.c. The short answer is ‘I used the fantastic PiUi plugin provided by David Singleton’ the long answer is the short answer plus lots of swearing at slightly inaccurate how-to guides. So I thought a quick combined write up of these guides might also help anyone else Googling around for solutions. […]

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