Physical Computing – Traffic lights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Physical computing in this context means programming and interacting with the real world through electronics. In this mini tutorial we will look a prototyping a simple traffic lights project using the raspberry pi, it will also introduce us to the forty GPIO pins. What you will need: Raspberry pi Resistors 3 LED (Light Emitting Diodes) […]

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Setting up flask framework for back-end development

Reading Time: 2 minutes Flask is anĀ  micro framework used to build web apps with just a few lines of code, and we are going to look at the steps invoved in setting up your python environment to work with flask in the following steps below> Update and upgrade your system packages using the commands below as a super […]

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Setting Up React for front end development

Reading Time: 1 minute React is an opensource library that was developed by facebook for front-end web development, also the react-native variant is use in developing cross platform mobile apps. As a prequisite, nodejs has to be installed on your computer before installing react. I highly recommend one to install the stable version especially for production purposes and the […]

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Installing VScode on a PI

Reading Time: 1 minute VScode a text editor that comes highly recommended by millions of web developers, hence our task is to try to install it on this $35 computer with a few tweaks to have your web development environment ready. A point to note is that there exist very many text editors and selecting is largely dependent on […]

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Setting Up Your PI

Reading Time: 2 minutes This post will take you through configuring your pi for the first time What you should have: Raspberry Pi Computer Micro SD card (at least 8gb of storage) Monitor with HDMI interface or necessary adapter Keyboard Mouse The operating system that runs on the pi must be flashed on the memory card though its also […]

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