PXE booting the Raspberry Pi 4

Today I got around to setting up a kickstart server to allow my Raspberry Pi’s to PXE boot. This has the advantage of reducing reliance (and wear and tear!) on SD cards. (Note, this only works for wired connections, not wifi) This is fairly straightforwards but does require modification of the bootloader on your PI. …

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Stargate Atlantis inspired Light Switch for Hue Lights!

In a previous post I made a Stargate Atlantis themed light switch, with a proximity sensor to turn lights on and off. Whilst this is pretty cool, it effectively renders my smart bulbs useless when off, so I decided to redo the project. This time I have made use of a gesture sensor, raspberry pi, …

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Ender 3 Pro – Upgrades

One of the best things about the Creality Ender 3 Pro is the ability to mod it and add to it, there are many upgrades that can be done to improve prints, quieten down the printer, and make it easier to use. I’m going to go through some of these in this post and hopefully …

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Raspberry Pi Ambilight with USB Camera

It’s a well-known fact that watching too much TV, especially in the dark, puts a strain on your eyes. There are many bias (or ambient lighting) systems out there for TVs and monitors, most of which rely on an HDMI input in order to capture the image before it is sent to the screen. Obviously, …

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Homebridge on Raspberry PI

Running HomeBridge on a Raspberry Pi is fairly simple. These instructions have been tested on a Raspberry Pi 3 with default Raspbian + PIXEL Desktop  SSH to your Pi First thing is to connect to your Raspberry pi via SSH. I use the excellent MobaXterm package for Windows All operations require elevation, so let’s issue …

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Raspberry Pi NAS

I have long wanted to run my own NAS on my [amazon_textlink asin=’B07BDR5PDW’ text=’Raspberry Pi’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’digit073-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’4067394e-0777-11e9-88b5-434ae23e439d’], and this is now finally easily achievable thanks to the people at Open Media Vault For this tutorial, I am starting with a Raspberry PI 3, already loaded with Raspbian and SSH enabled. I have assume …

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RDP to Raspberry Pi 3

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Out of the box, if you install xrdp on the Raspbian image, you will get a connection failed message when you try to connect – to correct this follow these steps: sudo apt-get remove xrdp vnc4server tightvncserver then, sudo apt-get install tightvncserver sudo apt-get install xrdp You should now be able to rdp onto the …

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WordPress on the Raspberry Pi

Goal: Have a working, responsive WordPress Site running on a raspberry Pi   Required items: One Raspberry Pi SD Card with Raspbian installed SSH access into your Pi (if you are running headerless) or a terminal with root access An internet connection Lots of Coffee.   First steps… To get WordPress working on your Raspberry …

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Airplay to Sonos via RaspberryPi 2/3

Please note, this requires a RaspberryPi 2/3 – this will not work on the Original models. Why would you want to do this? Maybe you want to listen to Deezer or Spotify on your Sonos, but don’t have a premium subscription..           IMPORTANT NOTE FOR USERS OF RASPBIAN JESSIE LITE – you …

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Upgrading your Raspberry Pi to Debian Jessie

This is a pretty painless and straight forward process. Firstly, we want to make sure we are all up to date, so: sudo bash apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade answer yes to any prompts. Next we need to point apt at the Jessie repositories: sed -i ‘s/wheezy/jessie/g’ /etc/apt/sources.list once we have done …

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