A Slice of Technology is a hodgepodge of everything that relates to technology. Web Design, Web Development, Computer Building, Raspberry Pi Projects, Photography, Bird Feeder Web Camera are just a few topics that this web site will cover. I have Github Repositories that will help people in developing web sites and when further help is needed I will provide links to tutorials that I consider to be useful.
All my web development is done on a 27-inch iMac with 5K display with a Wacom Cintiq 13HD Interactive Pen Display. My monitors are color calibrated with an X-Rite i1Display color spectrometer.
In addition I will be offering a small printing service using an Epson P800 printer that produces long lasting professional prints. In additional to professional personal prints, I will be offering a monthly wall 2018 wall calendar printed on satin canvas paper.
The rPi Bird Feeder Project
The above is a video of a bird feeder that I put on my bedroom window. The video was taken with a Raspberry Pi Camera connected to a Raspberry Pi computer. This project is a fun and I'm still not completely done with it, for I want to be able to access the video via this web site. The Raspberry Project has cost me roughly $220 so far and proving that projects don't have to be expensive. I probably could had kept the project under a $100 had I not purchased a 7" LCD and a case for the rPi & screen.
The rPi Bird Feeder Project List
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B $36.00
Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen Display $70.00
Case for the rPi & 7" Touchscreen Display $28.00
Raspberry Pi Camera Module V2 $30.00
2.4 GHz Mini Wireless Keyboard $22.00
32 microSD card $25.00
Adafruit Flex Cable (2 meters) $8.00
5V 2.5A Power Supply $9.00
The above is the product list of all the components that is needed for the Raspberry Pi Project and the total cost is $228.00. I personally did not have to purchase the power supply, so that cut my cost down a little bit. You can use a phone charger, but make sure it has enough voltage/amperage in order to power everything.