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!
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
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! Wifi setup without peripherals! First, it lets you setup your wifi username and password long before the pi is setup the first time. If you’ve never… Continue reading PiBakery – Tool with Side benefits for setting up your Raspberry Pi
Simple… but good golly it took a lot of searching to track it down: Follow the instructions found here (but watch out, it wont work): https://www.danpurdy.co.uk/web-development/raspberry-pi-kiosk-screen-tutorial/ The reason it wont work is there is a new file located here: /home/pi/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart That file now overrides the one you edit in that older blog entry. My final… Continue reading Boot your PIXEL Based PI into Chromium (Chrome Browser) Kiosk!
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
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
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