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SD Flash Copier – Duplicate Raspberry PI Disks with ease!

SD3000 by U-Reach Tools of the trade – The Raspberry PI Card Copier For school settings, or when trying to recreate a project multiple times, a flash card copier is a fantastic tool.  It’s not cheap though, it will set you back about $140, so consider it carefully.  Once you have it though – you’ll… Continue reading SD Flash Copier – Duplicate Raspberry PI Disks with ease!

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Mount a Network Share at Boot on your Raspberry PI 3

Tracking down information… is the hardest part of it. I had an interesting time finding all of the commands that would work to mount a network share on my little linux box. After a bit of trial and error, the steps needed to mount a network drive consist of first creating a mount point: mkdir pictures… Continue reading Mount a Network Share at Boot on your Raspberry PI 3

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PiBakery – Tool with Side benefits for setting up your Raspberry Pi

Setting up a new raspberry pi can be a bit of a pain. PiBakery makes that process *much* easier and it adds a few unexpected features that are extremely valuable! Go to their site: http://www.pibakery.org and click: You’ll be presented with the various OS options.  Hopefully you can take it from there.  Let me know in the… Continue reading PiBakery – Tool with Side benefits for setting up your Raspberry Pi

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Boot your PIXEL Based PI into Chromium (Chrome Browser) Kiosk!

Simple… but good golly it took a lot of searching to track it down: I muddle through the instructions found here (but watch out, they wont work): https://www.danpurdy.co.uk/web-development/raspberry-pi-kiosk-screen-tutorial/ Install the software… The are a couple of reasons that post wont work.  Here are some modified instructions that do: Install needed software through apt-get: sudo apt-get install -y x11-xserver-utils… Continue reading Boot your PIXEL Based PI into Chromium (Chrome Browser) Kiosk!

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Teaching Kids Programming – with a game!

I’ve started trying to get my kids interested in programming in python by giving them a simple word-adventure game they can modify. They can gather weapons, armor, and treasure while battling monsters of their own design. Feel free to download it for your kids and make updates! Made to run on Python3 https://github.com/mamacker/kidgame

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Tying it all together! Wand > LIRC > Socket > Forever > Outlet

Image source: http://weknowyourdreams.com/single/magic/magic-03 By now we’ve figured out lots of fun chunks of code.  All inspired by the idea of a wand controlling your home.  When I say by now, I’m referring to the previous articles: Listening to remote (the wand) Keeping the listener alive.. forever Talking to an tplink outlet or talking to a wemo outlet The… Continue reading Tying it all together! Wand > LIRC > Socket > Forever > Outlet

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Raspberry PI – Run on boot, and run forever! Systemd/Systemctl

The raspberry pi is a cheap linux box you can have plugged in all the time, and they’ll just crank away until the flash wears out… which is likely to be never. Start stuff on boot One of the few things that can get in your way:  power dropping out and causing these little guys to… Continue reading Raspberry PI – Run on boot, and run forever! Systemd/Systemctl