Installing Laravel on Ubuntu 16.04 (DigitalOcean Droplet)

  I was following various tutorials to install Laravel on my Ubuntu box but I kept running into different issues with PHP or Apache. After working on it for a while, I think I have cracked the best method for me which I will document here. 1) Set up a clean Ubuntu 16.04 install and…


Pi-Light – Raspberry Pi Powered Smart Light (with Pebble Remote)

***Github Repo For This Project*** I built this project a few months ago but never got around to documenting it until now. The idea for this project is to have an RGB light strip that can be turned on and off and have the colours changed from a phone app. It’s a simple idea with…


Raspberry Pi Web Controlled Robot With Video Stream

***My Code For This Project***   This is my first attempt at building a robot with a Raspberry Pi so this was going to be an interesting encounter. I’ve created similar autonomous robots using Arduino but I wanted to see how I could utilise the advantages that having a full Linux computer in the driving…


Pi Zero Controller Console

With the release of the Pi Zero, everybody has rushed to see how they can use this relatively powerful computer with such a small profile. I saw a few versions of people putting the Pi inside game controllers to host the console from within itself so I thought I would give this a go. A…


LCD Pingometer

***Github Repository for the Project***   I got the idea for this project from a tutorial article in The MagPi written by Simon Monk. When it comes to interfacing electronics with the real world I usually use an Arduino and despite owning Raspberry Pis for years, I had never gotten around to using the GPIO…