Was having a quick play-around with getting the self-hosted version of the Sparkfun data logging service going on a Raspberry Pi using Docker a couple of nights ago.
The image was built on a Raspberry Pi 2 running the hypriot-rpi distro and uses the hypriot/rpi-node Docker image for nodejs.
The Dockerfile can be grabbed from Github here. There is also a pre-built image on Dockerhub if people want to give it a try.
If anyone has problems getting it going, feel free to post an issue on Github for it.
Controlling the arm with Python is all well and good, but what if you wanted to execute a sequence of commands easily?
Continue reading Using a CSV File to Control the Maplin Robotic Arm
After seeing this article on wikihow by Jamie Scott, I decided a trip to Maplins was in order and I ended up buying one of their Robotic Arm kits
The python script I written to control the arm is based on his with a few minor amendments. Mainly, error handing for keyboard interrupts and mapping of the commands to more easily remembered versions in a dictionary.
The script and documentation are available from Github.