Electronics Bash – #30 – Regular Expressions

As it turns out, computers like numbers, and humans like words. And teaching computers how to do words good, and understand which parts of words you want done, is hard. Regular expressions are a powerful cross-language tool for parsing and digesting text in a way that a computer can understand.

We’ll look at:

  • Regular Expression Syntax
  • Pattern Matching with Wildcards
  • Using character classes to simplify expressions
  • Parsing real motion sensor/temp/humidity data using Regexes
  • Parsing Advent of Code input using regexes
  • And more

This week had no slides.

Code

Hello World

FindIter

Special Characters

Character Classes

Wildcards

Character Groups

AOC Day 18

Links and Resources:
Raspberry Pi Homepage: https://www.raspberrypi.org/
Raspberry Pi OS: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/
MagPi Magazine: https://magpi.raspberrypi.org/
Python Reference: https://docs.python.org/3/tutorial/index.html

Getting Started:
Raspberry Pi Imager: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/
Troubleshooting Guide: https://www.raspberrypi.org/learning/troubleshooting-guide/
Display Troubleshooting: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/display/troubleshooting.md
Starting w/o a Monitor: https://bit.ly/33IvKCc

Materials:
Video on Raspberry Pi Supplies: https://youtu.be/zeHvQZzkxbk
Raspberry Pi 4: https://www.adafruit.com/product/4292
Power Supp;y: https://amzn.to/2PiU6u6
MicroSD Card: https://amzn.to/2EHfHdA
MicroSD Card Reader: https://amzn.to/2EEmNiR
Micro HDMI to HDMI Cable: https://amzn.to/3jWffYW
Keyboard and Mouse: https://amzn.to/39LRX3v
Cat5 Cable: https://amzn.to/2EzoJcm

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