A little background… Raspberry PIs are awesome as little web servers. They are a limited in how much compute they have available. So, if you are like me, you’ll have piles of these little guys sprinkled around your house. The trouble is its a pain to get to all the things they can do for… Continue reading NginX on a Raspberry PI
Picovoice.ai There is a great video for getting started: I’ve distilled the commands out for you… First pull out the repository – this took a long time for me… its BIG (4.2G at the time of this writing): git clone https://github.com/Picovoice/Porcupine.git Now that you have the repo. There are a good number of hotword models… Continue reading Hot-wording on a Raspberry PI – “Computer! Do my bidding!”
There are a bazillion hidden gems in Linux Terminals. When getting started its easy to forget how much has been done to make your life easy and simply stick with what you know. I went for years without knowing Ctrl-R – and now, I can’t live without it. Here are some top level ones to… Continue reading Terminal keystroke conveniences…
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
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
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.
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 2017 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… Continue reading [FIXED!!!] Turn on a lamp with a gesture – Image Processing! Machine learning!
Someone built a site with an Interactive GPIO explorer. It’s just fantastic. Check it out and bookmark it.
(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.
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