Python is a remarkably powerful dynamic programming language that is used in a wide variety of application domains. Python is often compared to Tcl, Perl, Ruby, Scheme or Java. Some of its key distinguishing features include:
very clear, readable syntax
strong introspection capabilities
intuitive object orientation
natural expression of procedural code
full modularity, supporting hierarchical packages
exception-based error handling
very high level dynamic data types
extensive standard libraries and third party modules for virtually every task
extensions and modules easily written in C, C++ (or Java for Jython, or .NET languages for IronPython)
embeddable within applications as a scripting interface
This software is extremely popular at the moment, using it you can stream movies, TV shows, music in fact anything. Raspberry Pi is not ideal for running XBMC, but does the job more than adequately.I have XBMC installed on my laptop and it only works marginally better. I've also seen XBMC on some of the hardware boxes you can buy to turn your TV into a smart TV. Or at least that's how they are advertising these boxes.
It won't be long before someone spoils this situation. Like Napster, it seems that all good things on the internet come to an end. The authorities can't stand us using unregulated software and stamp it out when they catch up with us.
This is my first attempt at doing time lapse with the Picam. I find it runs slow on the first time round, struggling to load the pictures fast enough. It works well once it has run through for the first time. The first run loads all of the pictures into RAM so the timelapse runs more smoothly.
Those 3 sources of info have been read and watched to bits and I still concider myself an absolute beginer. I did learn loads from them, but there's so much that I don't yet know. Note I used the word 'yet'.
This site aims to provide a place where Raspberry Pi is concidered much more tasty than Arduino and beagle bone.
I'm determined via this website to gain the knowledge I need to create an exoskeletal pair of legs that will help me to walk. By that I don't mean I can't walk, I can. I can only walk for a few meters before pain hits me though. So these legs will only need to help me walk, to take the strain out of it. I don't get enough blood to my legs and thats why I can't walk very far.
When I first got my Pi I also got a PiFace. My first try with Piface was pretty disastrous. I thought the whole point of relays is that you can use a separate power source for your motors? So I attached a battery that was too powerful for Piface and Pi and both were fried. I should dig them both out as there's gonna be loads of recyclables in them. So pleased that they are relativly inexpencive.
Piface which stands for 'Raspberry PI interFACE', is probably more useful than I have indicated, I should have read the instructions. PiFace fits directly on top of Raspberry Pi via the GPIO interface. GPIO stands for General Purpose Input Output.