SteemPi Smarthome Notifications (Update 2 - Prototype)

in steemit •  2 years ago  (edited)


In the past days i have researched and made a simple setup to turn a Raspberry Pi into a Steemit notification center, with notification light for new votes/comments/transfers/ The project is getting shape and coming along quite well, but i really need some help with connecting the LED (GPIO output) to new votes/comments/transfers

Getting Started

These instructions will get you a copy of the project up and running on your Raspberry Pi for development and testing purposes. (i'm not a good coder but for a early version it works, and coping this project to your Raspberry Pi should be easy


What things you need to prepare and install.

- 1x SD-card         (8GB)
- 1x Raspberry Pi 
- 1x LED 
- 2x wires &
- Raspbian OS        (
Optional - Case       - Tape/hot glue - Resistor      


A simple step by step tutorial that tell you how to get configure you Raspberry Pi into a webserver with LED control (GPIO) (duration around 40min) (by  TheFreeElectron)

IMPORTANT: Skip the instructions from step 1 and 2 and Start with step 3 of the above tutorial (NO NEED to do step 1 and 2 'installing WirigPi' because WiringPi is already included in the latest Raspbian OS. (you can still read trough step 1 and 2 to get a better understanding of how the control of the GPIO (led) works.

Download the SteemPi index.php web-interface i made and use it instead of the on from the zip file mentioned in step 5 of the above tutorial.

SteemPi       My SteemPi Web-interface code to update the old index with: (its crappy but it works, feel free to participate)

Connect the LED to GPIO port 17. and your done, Now you should be able connect with the SteemPi web-interface trough the browser and you should be able to control (on/off) the LED with the button in the web-interface.

LED control trough SteemPi web-interface

SteemPi web-interface

Loading SteemPi web-interface on (TV(hdmi) or browser)


SteemPi makes use of other websites and put them into configurable modules/widgets/apps, this is in a very early stage and it can use some help with how to to this in the most optimal way.

List of the integrated Apps

The list probably will change in future updates of SteemPi. It is not difficult to add in other Apps and websites and the goal is to make this more easy in the future.

- Google trend charts  Google
- Steemit Pond                 @mynameisbrian
- SteemitBoard                @arcange @captaink 
- Steem-o-graph             @roelandp
- Steem Stream                @roelandp
- Steem Follower      @shaunmza
- Test notification light      @techtek 
Led button images: Replace green_0.jpg and red_0.jpg with those files


For  rearranging and adding in new apps, you will need a little bit of knowledge of HTML. but for the future it would be nice if the user could do this without HTML editing.

Wishlist / Help needed:

Are you a coder and maybe laughing at my code :p ? because it is so clumsy and SteemPi could be much better! Please consider to participate with SteemPi OS and the following points:

- Make the LED light up on upvotes/comments/transfers
- Make the webinterface Apps more easy to delete and add in new ones
- More features into the webinterface
- Compatibility with multiple browsers (mobile)


Please help to make this project become more functional and more easy to use please upvote, comment, resteem and participate.


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Congratulations! This post has been upvoted and reestem from the new curation trail @animus.

Thanks, very nice

The only raspberry pi I know goes good with vanilla ice cream 😁

Lol 🤣

I really wish I had more time to play around with this stuff.
I have 2 Pi's just sitting around.

Thanks and happy you like it, it should not take to long to make it and start using it.

Maybe everything in this tutorial can take up to around 2 hours (including searching for the hardware and installing etc. )

If you have the time, please join in to this project. and thanks for your reply.

I have two young kids. That's where the time goes.

This is great, I have two non-eating pi's home!

This is pretty cool. I made an arduino alert system for YouTube & Twitter. Since I am new to SteemIt, I will have to take a look at the API and get that setup as well.

Then we can have an arduino and pi version of SteemIt notifications.

Thanks, i have looked a bit into the Steemduino project:

But it requires a Arduino Mega due to memory requirements.

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Thank you, this means a lot for me, i'm working on a new update this is a extra stimulation to continue and make it better. thanks thanks thanks!

  ·  2 years ago (edited)

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Very cool idea, is that box in the first picture your own design or and off the shelf thing?

Cant help at the moment but you have inspired me to look into the Raspberry Pi more. I followed you to see what you come up with in the future.

  ·  2 years ago (edited)

Hi Gyro,

Its a little bit of both, the case is a combination of parts of two cases (white and transparant) i have bought before. and i probably will redesign the transparant part into a 3d printable part, with "cuted out" Steem logo.

A update for SteemPi is planned for this weekend, and more cool projects in the near future. (including Pi's, Arduino, Lasers in combination with Steem) :)

Happy to inspire,

Thanks for following me.

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