Category Archives: RaspberryPi

Interesting build for a smartphone connected door lock

Its using a pretty intense servo.  They have a wooden version of the deadbolt to servo device too.  It uses a raspberry pi for the controller.  I wonder why not a RPi Zero instead.  The comm’s is blynk between the … Continue reading

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PoisonTap

Interesting use of a RPi Zero. The $5 PoisonTap quickly, completely hijacks even a locked computer’s internet

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Simple tutorial on using RetroPi for Raspberry Pi

Got an extra RPi and an old monitor with a controller.  Make a retro game controller out of it. http://www.technobuffalo.com/2016/12/14/how-to-make-raspberry-pi-retro-gaming-machine/

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Dataplicity, a VPN/SSH connection for RPi

Interesting tool.  I don’t think its open source but it sounds like a nice way to remotely ssh into machines. Dataplicity lets you access your Raspberry Pi from anywhere

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Brillo is now Andriod of Things

Looks like Google has rebranded Brillo, its initial push for an embedded OS, to be Android things.  Whats new?  Looks like they added Java support, Android Studio, OTA updates, And works on a few more boards.  Will be interesting to … Continue reading

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A more advanced solar tracker

This build uses a RPi to track and position panels for the sun.  Its a nice build.  Cheap too if you can source the servos yourself. http://www.instructables.com/id/52kW-Solar-Tracker-Controlled-by-Raspberry-Pi/

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RPi Clones

New version of the Orange Pi boards are out.  They are cheaper than Raspberry Pi’s, but…. Support could be iffy.  Not a big community behind them too.  I’ll stick to the RPis myself. Orange Pi Releases Two Boards

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Hide your own Homebrewed Stingray in a printer

The author uses a RaspberryPi with some antennas and hides the setup within a HP printer to act as a mini cell tower and sniff in on the traffic.  Pretty clever build. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/11/02/printer_spy_box/

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How to kill off those pesky drones

Basically you take an Raspberry Pi and it makes a wifi connection to the drone and tells it to shut down. Build a Wi-Fi Drone Disabler with Raspberry Pi

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Interesting write-up on OpenHAB 2 with RPi

Good write-up overall. https://www.element14.com/community/community/design-challenges/pi-iot/blog/authors/fvan

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