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Lessons on PI – Lesson 3 (cont.): A little programming…

The conditional… or “IF” statement Programs that count really fast or create MADLIBs are a ton of fun, but part of encoding knowledge is the ability to make decisions in code.  To do that we need something that will allow the code to take two different paths… the “if” statement. The if statement checks a value… Continue reading Lessons on PI – Lesson 3 (cont.): A little programming…

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MacBack (a.k.a. MacSplat) – the swiss-army knife for your MAC.

MacBack A Raspberry PI based Backpack for your MAC Why? Macs have no GPIOs! Mac’s have no GPIOs.  In addition they run BSD, and don’t have nearly the level of package development or support that the Raspberry PI community is pouring into their boards. Maybe it should be called the MacSplat! It aint pretty.  But… Continue reading MacBack (a.k.a. MacSplat) – the swiss-army knife for your MAC.

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Easily turn your PI3 into a Wifi Router!!! (Raspberry PI 3 as a Host AP – in code!)

How can the PI be a Wifi Access Point??? The Linksys hardware pictured above is synonymous with wifi routers.  Under the covers its just a dedicated Linux box and some fancy software.  Turns out your PI can be that “dedicated Linux box” piece.  In this post, we will cover turning your Raspberry PI into something… Continue reading Easily turn your PI3 into a Wifi Router!!! (Raspberry PI 3 as a Host AP – in code!)

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Lessons on PI – Lesson 2(cont.) A little programming…

What is programming? Programming is the process of recording knowledge or tasks into code.  Code like Python, or Javascript is a bridge “language” that allows humans to write their intent into formulas that a computer can then use like a recipe for action. Computers don’t get bored… In the previous lesson we used git to get some… Continue reading Lessons on PI – Lesson 2(cont.) A little programming…