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Raspberry Pi LogoHow To Update Raspbian On Your Raspberry Pi

If you are running Raspbian on your Raspberry Pi you should update it regularly to ensure all the software packages are up-to-date. It may take ten minutes but it’s generally quicker if you do it regularly as there will be … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoHow To Use Wavemon To Monitor Your WiFi Connection

While experimenting with an Edimax WiFi dongle on my Raspberry Pi I wanted an easy method to monitor the wireless signal strength as I moved around the house. The Pi was running from a USB power bank and sometimes this … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoDigimakers – 4th October 2014

On Saturday I went to the Digimakers event hosted at At-Bristol which is the city’s interactive science centre. I’ve been to a number of these events before and they are always worth a visit. I had my son in tow and … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoProtoCam – A Camera Module Prototyping Board For The Pi

Richard from AveragemanVsRaspberryPi has kindly sent me a preview version of his new camera module prototyping board. This board aims to make it even easier to create camera based projects on the Pi. The camera is attached to the board … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoHow To Get Media Info From Raspberry Pi Command Line

Whether you are using your Raspberry Pi to play media or create it you may have a need to examine the properties of various bits of media. This might include MP3, MP4 or JPG files. There is an easy way … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoLearning to Solder Is Easier Than You Think!

If you are interested in the Raspberry Pi from an electronics point of view you may be interested in soldering. This is a skill that can be extremely useful not just for hobbyist electronics but for repairing electrical devices. Thanks … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoTop 5 Reasons The Raspberry Pi Sucks

OK so people keep waffling on about the Raspberry Pi. They say it’s sold 4 million units, is being used to teach real kids in real classrooms, has a load of free resources and a World wide fan base but … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoHow To Display Images On Raspbian Command Line

If you are using your Pi to capture images using the camera it can be useful to display those images without launching a desktop environment. One of the ways of doing this is to use a utility called “fim”.

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Raspberry Pi LogoInfographic – The Tiny Computer That Could

This is a great Raspberry Pi infographic as it not only tells you about the Pi and what it can do but it also advises you about things the Pi can’t do. One of which is run Windows 8. I … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoInfographic – Raspberry Pi How To Get Started

This nfographic by WhoIsHostingThis.com provides a gentle introduction to the Raspberry Pi to a beginner. It also includes some suggested links to tutorials and projects to get you started.

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