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How to find a Raspberry Pi on your network

Here’s a quick tip to finding a Raspberry Pi (and anything else) on your network using the nmap network scanning security tool. Quite often you might want to run a ‘headless’ Raspberry Pi without a screen or keyboard, using SSH to connect. SSH can be enabled in the config menu when you first boot the […]

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Raspberry pi weatherproof case

Cheap Raspberry Pi outdoor case

Here’s  a very cheap outdoor weatherproof case for the Raspberry Pi. I’ve been experimenting with the AirPi weather sensor kit (available on Tindie). This is a lovely kit which comes bundled with an air-pressure, humidity, light, temperature, NO2 and CO sensors. The AirPi is fairly easy to solder together and comes complete with some nice […]

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Raspberry Pi LED scrolling sign

I’ve been playing around with LED scrolling signs for a while now and have been looking for an affordable sign to use for a project. Some LED signs are really expensive but I’ve recently come across this one from Embedded Adventures: It’s a 80×8 display with three colours – Red Green, and Red/Green mixed to […]

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Raspberry Pi retro text browser

If you visited the Raspberry Pi foundation’s website yesterday (April 1st), you will have spotted their spoof website redesign featuring a text interface and binary numbering on the menus: They even had some lovely ASCII art. If you missed it, you can recreate the effect for any site on the web using the Lynx browser. […]

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Kano the Raspberry Pi go mainstream?

Since its launch the Raspberry Pi has been phenomenally  successful – with over 2 million units of the little computer sold around the world, it’s arguably kick-started a revolution in cheap, educational computing. The only slight worry about this is how many Raspberry Pi computers have landed in the hands of kids (who it was […]

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We have lift off!

A while ago as part of my Kickstarter habit I excitedly backed a space program. For the princely sum of $10 I get to control a satellite that’s about the size of a coffee machine for 100 seconds. Sadly Fortunately in this instance the satellite’s functions are limited to sending tweets from space and taking […]

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New year, new server

Well I always like to celebrate a New Year in style, so to celebrate 2014 (the busiest year for this website ever) I’ve finally upgraded my legacy Supanames web package to something a bit faster. The really-quite-handy-I-can’t-believe-it’s-free Uptime Robot tells the story better than I can, but hopefully things will start to work a bit […]

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