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Newbie questions

by Strupia on Mon Nov 29, 2021 6:29 pm

I am looking for some assistance with putting an order together for a project a class of mine is doing. The project is for them to design and code a Rasperry Pi Zero W to detect water, temp, and possibly some other sensor. I have not used any of this and want to make sure that what I order is correct as to not waste time and money. All help and Assistance is appreciated. Thank you for your time.

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Re: Newbie questions

by dastels on Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:14 pm

This project might give you a good starting point: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-io-air-quality-monitor.

This one isn't Pi based, but gives some insight into environmental monitoring. https://learn.adafruit.com/remote-iot-environmental-sensor

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Re: Newbie questions

by Strupia on Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:07 pm

Thank you for those projects they look useful. My only concern is they are both using Arduino and not Raspberry Pi. Not sure if I should stick with Raspberry Pi or switch to Arduino.

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Re: Newbie questions

by dastels on Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:42 pm

The first one has a Pi/Python version as well.

A Pi is an order or two of magnitude more complex than a microcontroller based system. If you don't need to have everything Linux gives you, USB, Ethernet, etc. you might be better off going with a simpler board. And with CircuitPython you don't have to move to Arduino/C++.

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Re: Newbie questions

by Strupia on Tue Dec 21, 2021 12:36 pm

Could you tell me if the items below will work with each other along with the Raspberry Pi Zero.
Thank you for the help.

https://www.adafruit.com/product/1989

https://www.adafruit.com/product/3413

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Re: Newbie questions

by franklin97355 on Tue Dec 21, 2021 12:49 pm

Both should work on the pi zero but why are you asking? What are you trying to do?

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Re: Newbie questions

by Strupia on Tue Dec 21, 2021 2:48 pm

My students are designing a device to detect water for basement apartments. They are entered into a contest involving STEM.

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Re: Newbie questions

by dastels on Thu Dec 30, 2021 11:23 am

Both those products will work with the Pi 0W, although I am always skeptical of the long term stability of no-solder connections. But for a prototype/experiment they are fine.

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