linux · raspberry pi

Raspberry PI – SSH Tunneling Into Hostile Territory – plus tunnel on boot

Sometimes you need your little linux box to be available for login even while it lives on foreign networks. Why…? Say you are helping a remote friend play with a pi.  Or you just want to share a TMUX between your kids and their friends.  Another use-case – as a professional, deploying a bit of… Continue reading Raspberry PI – SSH Tunneling Into Hostile Territory – plus tunnel on boot

alexa · raspberry pi

Robot Commander Alexa Skill – Has PI

Robot Commander Launched!!! I wrote a new Alexa skill called RobotCommander.  It allows you to control a robot through a maze of traps.  The fun part is the game, but along side the game I also built a site that updates as you play. The Intro… Welcome commander! You need to Save your robots! Doctor… Continue reading Robot Commander Alexa Skill – Has PI

arduino · Electronics · raspberry pi · Websites

Circuits like Legos, my part sources. Or… Where to get all this fun stuff.

Sometimes I forget to mention the sites I use to find all the treasures I hoard.  There are a couple that I check almost religiously, because you never know what they might pop out next.  Others are just fantastic businesses because, in addition to providing novel products, are also a great help to the home… Continue reading Circuits like Legos, my part sources. Or… Where to get all this fun stuff.

Electronics · python · raspberry pi

[FIXED!!!] Turn on a lamp with a gesture – Image Processing! Machine learning!

Source: http://makezine.com/projects/raspberry-pi-potter-wand/ Make has a write-up on wand-control with a simple reflective wand… …it *was* broken.  Fixed it. Back in January when I first read the article I was so excited to try it, I ordered a bunch of parts, downloaded the Git, and then figured out it didn’t work. Not to worry though.  A fellow named… Continue reading [FIXED!!!] Turn on a lamp with a gesture – Image Processing! Machine learning!

kids · linux · raspberry pi

Create accounts on a Raspberry PI -or- sharing a pi with your siblings.

(The Penguin is the Linux Mascot) Some background… Linux was built in a time in which a computer must be shared.  They were far too expensive to have one per user.  Additionally, each of those computer users needed a mechanism in which they don’t have to worry about what others on the machine were up… Continue reading Create accounts on a Raspberry PI -or- sharing a pi with your siblings.

kids · lessons · nodejs · programming · raspberry pi

Lessons on PI 6: Playing Audio on a Raspberry PI

There are lots of ways to get audio out of your little Raspberry PI.  The first, and easiest way to get started playing MP3 Files is this: omxplayer The PI Foundation Way The Raspberry PI foundation wrote up a little article to it here.  I wont repeat their advice, so if you want to just… Continue reading Lessons on PI 6: Playing Audio on a Raspberry PI