The new pi!
Okay, here just a quick update on my situation and my solution towards it.
Let’s backtrack back to my recent post… yes… the one where I messed up and it took me two days to actually find out… If you haven’t read that post yet and you want a good laugh, click here!
If not, here is a quick version:
A day later, my pi had crashed at least 10 times… and I thought… yep, my solution did not work!
Which made it a ‘REAL SHAME because now, I have to go and buy a BETTER and FASTER Pi’ such a shame!
Buying a Raspberry Pi 3, I could not resist!
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Specs – £32:
- Quad Core CPU 1.2GHz
- 1GB ram
- Built in wifi 802.11.b/g/n
- Built in Bluetooth 4.1 (which gave me an idea, more about that later!)
- New and fresh!
- Here is a link to the Raspberry Pi, just incase any of your old Pi’s “accidently breaks”:
Now, the new idea!
As I was unboxing my new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, I started thinking about the built in Bluetooth 4.1 it had. The issue with the Master Key (the USB stick) is that I am constantly forgetting to either unplug it when I leave or to plug it back in when I get back from University. Also thinking about it now, it’s not really Home Automation System when I am required to physically plug and unplug a device into the Pi for my lights to work, I should might as well have a lightswitch!
The idea I got is bluetooth! I always carry my phone on me, where I go it goes! This means if I write a python command to constantly search for my phone, if it’s connected then that means I am in the room and I need the lights to be on and if I am out/my phone unable to detect my phone’s bluetooth then I don’t need my lights to be on.
Pretty neat idea huh! I quickly jumped onto Google to research on using bluetooth with Python and here is what I have found: https://people.csail.mit.edu/albert/bluez-intro/c212.html
I’ll let you know if the code works in my next big post!
and as always,