Thanks for reading. Glad to be here.
I have both the Rasp2 and Rasp3-with the Purchased of the 3 I also bought the 7" screen love it. Hope to touch screen program it "one day".
I've done my time doing the "get to know you" projects. (Installing the 7"-Display went as well as I could hope).
Set up a Media Server.
Now want to start to challenge myself...but not too fast, so want some advice"
I want to do a project where I can simply touch a button on my Rasp-PI screen that will open the (16 foot tall window bi-fold blinds I have).
Thus to explain my requirements.
1st-Course need a motor to turn and raise the window blinds.
2nd-First (ease into programming) want to design as an Interactive design. (aka I have to make it happen). Either "on demand" or specified time of day.
Later I'll use sensors for Darkness,etc.
Thus to me, it seems all I need to start (accessory wise) is a Spinner type Motor. (sorry forget technical name).
The *Tricky Part" of course is will need to be wireless (as I don't want to have 16+feet of wire down my walls in the Den...*Grin*
What would be a best way to accomplish this. Have a RaspPi Box--with Motor as a "Receiver" (through Wifi to control).
I'm of course thinking off top of my head as I type..so need to sleep on it more...but sound like I'm going down a correct road. ???
Using Python to Program (new to Python-"absolute beginner").
the GPIO capability (right?) as I have *ZERO* desire (right now) to learn how to program to a "board level"---want to stay up at an "OS" level to do the talking.
On Level of Difficulty:1-being a 15-year old given 20-minutes instruction could do, to 10-Better have YEARS of "board level programming" type experience.
I suspect this is around a 4.5
Any and all feedback/help/advice greatly appreciated! Glad to be a "Member of the PI Club"