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Raspberry Pi LogoHow To Reset A Forgotten Raspberry Pi Password

I’ve got a Raspberry Pi running in my garage as part of a security system. It’s been running for so many months that I forgot the password so I was unable to access it via SSH. Luckily there is was … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoInfographic – Raspberry Pi Does It Need Securing

This infographic from TrendLabs attempts to illustrate some security issues you need to be aware of when connecting your Pi to the internet. It asks “Do you really need to secure something this small”. It’s slightly vague but the three … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoFarnell PiFace Control & Display Raspberry Pi Add-on Board

The PiFace Control and Display (PiFace CAD) addon for the Raspberry Pi is a great way of adding a screen and buttons to your Pi. Once you’ve installed the Python libraries it is easy to get your code to interact … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoEnabling The SPI Interface On The Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi has a Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) bus which can be enabled on Pins 19,21,23,24 & 26. It is a synchronous serial data link standard and is used for short distance single master communication between devices. As far as the … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoRaspberry Pi USB Power Bank Mega Test August 2014

Recently I was sent a new USB Power Bank by Lumsing. Rather than test it in isolation I decided to test against the three existing battery packs I already had. This would give a better point of comparison but would also … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoEben Upton – Introducing the Raspberry Pi B+ Free Webinar

The Element14 Community are hosting a free webinar where Eben Upton, the inventor of the Raspberry Pi and founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, is presenting. It’s free to sign-up so why not login and see what he has to say!

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Raspberry Pi LogoRaspberry Pi Model B+ 3.5mm Audio/Video Jack

The Model B+ features a new 3.5mm audio jack which also includes the composite video signal. This has allowed for the removal of the composite video socket found on the Model B. The new jack is a 4-pole socket which … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoRaspberry Pi Model B+ First Impressions

My Raspberry Pi Model B+ arrived from RS Components on Thursday so here are some thoughts on the revised Pi design, what I think of it, what has changed and how this impacts existing and new users. I also took … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoRaspberry Pi Model B+ And Addon Board Compatibility

Changes to the layout and connectors on the Raspberry Pi B+ may leave you wondering about the range of existing add-ons out there and whether they still work. Below you’ll find a table listing the add-on boards I either own … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoRaspberry Pi B+ GPIO Header Details And Pinout

One of the most significant changes to the Raspberry Pi Model B+ is the 40-pin header (J8). This offers and increase of 14 pins over the 26-pin header on the original Raspberry Pi. This page aims to provide a set … Continue reading

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