DIY Raspberry Pi Zero “Clapper”

“Clap on! Clap off! The Clapper!”

This project will walk you through the creation of a DIY “Clapper”. ┬áIt uses the Adafruit MAX4466 Microphone Amp to detect when the claps occur, then sends an RF signal to RF-controlled power plugs.

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Kinect support for Raspberry Pi using libfreenect

Developing apps for the Raspberry Pi that utilize the Xbox 360 Kinect is best accomplished with libfreenect. Libfreenect is an open-source library that provides access to the sensors and motors on the Kinect.

Raspbian’s apt repository has version 0.2 of libfreenect, which is quite old and seems to be missing a lot of the features that the latest code has. I’ve documented the steps for building the latest LibFreenect source code and dependencies, below (0.5.3 as of this post).

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