Category: electronics

Home-Made Twitter and Gmail Notifications with PHP and Arduino

I am a little obsessed with Twitter. It’s how I communicate with most of the developers I’m not fortunate to live in the same city as. I’m a little less obsessed with IoT projects, but then it’s harder to find the time to work on them than it is to check Twitter. Unless I can do both at the same...

Powering Raspberry Pi Projects with PHP

A Raspberry Pi is a brilliant tiny computer that you can power off of a micro USB cable. The most recent model has WiFi, an ethernet port, 4 USB ports and an HDMI port. There’s also a micro SD card slot, which is where the “hard drive” goes. It’s capable of running Raspbian Linux, which is a De...

PHP, Arduino, And… Minecraft? Connecting an Arduino to PHP!

It’s IoT Week at SitePoint! All week we’re publishing articles focused on the intersection of the internet and the physical world, so keep checking the IoT tag for the latest updates. In the first part of this series, we learned a bit of Minecraft and the circuitry we can make inside it. We also made a cir...

PHP, Arduino And… Minecraft? Combining Minecraft with PHP!

It’s IoT Week at SitePoint! All week we’re publishing articles focused on the intersection of the internet and the physical world, so keep checking the IoT tag for the latest updates. Some of the most interesting programming I’ve done has been in Minecraft. It’s an open-world, sandbox game deve...