Category Archives: Raspberry Pi

Pi-hole: it’s as easy as pi to get rid of your advertisements

Intro I learned about pi-hole from Bloomberg Businessweek of all places. Seems right up my alley – uses Raspberry Pi in your home to get rid of advertisements. Turns out it was too easy and I don’t have much to … Continue reading

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Whois information without the pushy hard sell tactics

Intro Did you ever want to learn about a domain registration but were put off by the hard sell tactics that basically all web-based whois searches subject you to? Me, too. Here’s what you can do. The details Linux – … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi as Retro Arcade Games emulator

Intro I am not going to attempt to provide a guide as there are much better guides out there than anything I can produce. In addition to the arcade function, we wanted to display a slidedeck when not being used … Continue reading

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Multiple IPs on the Raspberry Pi

Intro In my previous post I showed how to turn a Raspberry Pi plus USB camera into something like an IP camera. In the course of that work I found it wasn’t so easy as it was in the past … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi USB webcam turned into IP camera

Intro Why would you even want to do this when you can buy a native IP webcam for less? I’m not sure, but i found myself in this situation so it could happen to others, and I found some things … Continue reading

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A first taste of OpenCV on a Raspberry Pi 3

Intro I’ve done a few things to do some vision processing with OpenCV on a Raspberry Pi 3. I am a rank amateur so my meager efforts will not be of much help to anyone else. My idea is that … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi automates cable modem power cycling task

Intro I lose my Internet far too often – sometimes once a day. Of course I have lots of network gear in a rat’s nest of cables. I narrowed the problem down to the cable modem, which simply needs to … Continue reading

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Getting your micro SD card ready to load Raspbian: easier than you thought

Intro Configuring your own micro SD card in order to install Raspbian on a Raspberry Pi is not so hard. Some of the instructions out there are a bit dated and make it out to be harder than it really … Continue reading

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Automating guest wireless access for monitoring purposes with Raspberry Pi

Intro I decided to monitor guest wireless access to the Internet using a Raspberry Pi. By that I mean a basic, binary, is it working now or not response. The back end is a Cisco wireless LAN Controller (WLC). Like … Continue reading

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WAN load-balancing routers

Intro I got an offer for $20/month broadband access from Centurylink. It got me to thinking, could I somehow use that as a backup connection to my current cable ISP? How would that work? Could I use a Raspberry Pi … Continue reading

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