Safe Off Switch to Power Down Your Raspberry Pi

Some time it is hard to find solution for raspberry pi.

This time we are solving issue : how to Power Down Your Raspberry Pi using GPIO.

Step1:

copy script from power_hold.py

Step2:

sudo apt install python3-gpiozero

#connect button GPIO 21 and GND

#run below command to test

python3 power_hold.py

# hold button(gpio21 and GND) for 2 second . your pi will be shutdown.

If it is ok then power on your pi3 again

Step3:

Now execute your script ,when raspberry pi power on every time.

sudo nano /etc/rc.local

in rc.local file at the end your code must be look like this

python3 /home/pi/power_hold.py &

exit 0     

Thats it now . restart your pi again and test it….

Adding GPS tracking to your Raspberry Pi-based projects

Hi geeks some time it is hard to manage gps connection to Raspberry PI.

dont worry we need following item needs for connectivity

  1. Raspberry pi 3
  2. USB to TTL adapter (Prolific PL2303)
  3. Neo 6M-0-001 Ublox GPS Module

Step:1

Connect your GPS module to USB to TTL adapter(Tx and Rx cross connection Required dont get confused)

GPS Module USB to TTL adapter
5v 5v
VCC 5v
Rx Tx
Tx Tx

Step:2

connect USB to TTL adaptor to raspberry pi and login to raspberry pi using putty or terminal.

Step:3

Now run following command to detect usb to ttl

ls /dev/ttyUSB*
sudo lsusb

I am assuming that USB to TTL connected on /dev/ttyUSB0. so run following command to get data from GPS.

sudo cat /dev/ttyUSB0

you will get data like above screenshot.Ctrl+C to stop output.

Optional Steps

Step 3

Installing a GPS Daemon (gpsd)
sudo apt-get install gpsd gpsd-clients python-gps

The next step is installing some software on your Raspberry Pi that understands the serial data that your GPS module is providing via /dev/ttyUSB0.

then run

//this command with tell actual gps data
gpsmon /dev/ttyUSB0

sudo gpsd /dev/ttyUSB0 -F /var/run/gpsd.sock

above will run gps data service in background

now see the data

cgps -s

 

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How to Connect LCD to Raspberry PI

This code will tested on this product of iotwebplanet.

sudo rm -rf LCD-show
git clone https://github.com/vivekaris/LCD-show.git
chmod -R 755 LCD-show
cd LCD-show/

Then Run Following command as per you screen size.

In case of 2.8″ LCD
sudo ./LCD28-show

In case of 3.2″ LCD
sudo ./LCD32-show

In case of 3.5″ GPIO Display
sudo ./LCD35-show

In case of 3.5″ HDMI Display-MPI3508
sudo ./MPI3508_480_320-show
or
sudo ./MPI3508_600_400-show
or
sudo ./MPI3508_720_480-show
or
sudo ./MPI3508_810_540-show
or
sudo ./MPI3508_960_640-show

In case of 3.5″ DPI Display-MPI3510
sudo ./MPI3510-show

In case of 3.97″ LCD
sudo ./LCD397-show

In case of 4.3″ LCD
sudo ./LCD43-show

In case of 5″ LCD
sudo ./LCD5-show

In case of 7inch(B)-800X480 RPI LCD
sudo ./LCD7B-show

In case of 7inch(C)-1024X600 RPI LCD
sudo ./LCD7C-show

If you need to switch back to the traditional HDMI display
sudo ./LCD-hdmi

Wait a few minutes,the system will restart automaticall , enjoy with your LCD.