Arduino, Geeky, HackSpace, HACMan, Mac, Maker, R-Pi March 24, 2015 Skippy No comments

Using a nice console with ‘Duinos

The Arduino IDE serial console sucks! (the entire Arduino IDE kind of sucks, but one fix at a time). I first tried to use the native Minicom package, the most up to date one I found was version 2.2 (compiled Mar 16 2007), it can be installed and set up using the following: Download and […]

Weather Station – Stevenson Screen

A Stevenson screen is an outdoor enclosure to shield meteorological instruments against precipitation and direct heat radiation (sometimes called a radiation screen) from outside sources, while still allowing air to circulate freely around them. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) agreed standard for the height of the screen is between 1.25 m (4ft 1 in) and […]

Family, Geeky, HackSpace, HACMan, R-Pi December 30, 2014 Skippy 5 comments

Remote Tech Support tool and Bird Boxes

To facilitate remote tech support, we need a server some place safe, like this one. We also need to give the Raspberry Pi a username and password so it can log in (this article was used as a guide). But why would we want to do this? I am looking to deploy a Raspberry Pi at […]

Maker, R-Pi, Work December 22, 2014 Skippy 2 comments

OctoPrint and an Ultimaker 2

A while ago work bought an Ultimaker 2 to produce cool things at work, A Raspberry Pi B+, and Pi Cam were also acquired for it with a view to using OctoPi (a copy of OctoPrint developed for the R-Pi). OctoPi can be downloaded from the official mirror, and burnt to an Micro SD card […]

Maker, R-Pi December 21, 2014 Skippy No comments

Setting up WiFi on a Raspberry Pi

What Do I Need? Raspberry Pi unit with Raspbian installed Ethernet connection to R-Pi USB Wi-Fi Stick In addition to the above items, you will need to check the configuration of the Wi-Fi network you plan to connect to, you will need the SSID, password, and encryption type/method (e.g. the node is using WPA with […]

Maker, R-Pi December 21, 2014 Skippy No comments

Running a Headless R-Pi

The Raspberry Pi is an awesome little computer that can feed either a composite video feed, or a HDMI output, however most of the time I want the thing headless, If you set up Rasbian the same way as I showed in the last guide then this will work for you: A Video 🙂 Getting […]

Geeky, HACMan, Maker, R-Pi December 20, 2014 Skippy No comments

Installing Raspbian on a R-Pi

I have used a number of Raspberry Pi’s for things, and despite there being more than one linux distribution available for the R-Pi I have not tried anything other than the Debian based Raspbian “wheezy”, These instructions are written assuming that you are using a Mac Running Mountain Lion. Raspbian is an optimised version of […]