Category Archives: Tutorials & Help

Building A Castle In Minecraft With Python

Once I had Minecraft setup on my Pi and had figured out how to use the Python API I wanted a little project to try it out. So I decided to create a script that would automatically create a castle … Continue reading

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Farnell Xtrinsic MEMS Sensor Board For Raspberry Pi

There are now lots of Raspberry Pi add-on boards and some are more well known that others. Farnell asked if they could send me something to review and while browsing their site I came across a board that I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Getting Started With The Pi Co-op Arduino Raspberry Pi Addon

The Pi Co-op is an addon board for the Raspberry Pi which brings the power of an Arduino microcontroller to our favourite single board computer.

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How To Mount A USB Flash Disk On The Raspberry Pi

Whether you call them USB flash disks, memory sticks, keys or drives they are a useful accessory in the world of computers. By now many people will have a collection of various devices of varying capacities. Using them with the … Continue reading

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How to Setup the Minecraft Python API on a Raspberry Pi

The great thing about the Raspberry Pi Edition of Minecraft is that you can manipulate the game world using Python scripts. You can move the player as well as create and destroy blocks. This allows you to create structures in … Continue reading

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How To Capture Minecraft Screenshots On The Raspberry Pi

In a previous post I told you how you could capture screenshots on the Raspberry Pi using “scrot”. That method worked fine for most applications but like many screen capture techniques resulted in a black rectangle when used with Minecraft. … Continue reading

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How To Autostart Apps In Rasbian LXDE Desktop

If you use the Raspbian operating system on your Raspberry Pi you will be aware that when you type startx you launch the graphical user interface “LXDE”. Within this environment there are plenty of applications and utilities. In your projects … Continue reading

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How To Use Gnuplot To Graph Data On The Raspberry Pi

I was recently testing a sensor which needed calibrating. This involved plotting some data and making some adjustments based on the resulting graph. As a Windows user this is a task I would normally perform in Microsoft Excel or LibreOffice … Continue reading

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Using A Joystick On The Raspberry Pi Using An MCP3008

While browsing eBay looking at electronics stuff I found a few interesting items to connect to the Pi. The first item was a small 2-axis analogue joystick. They are similar to the thumb-sticks you would find on a modern games console … Continue reading

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How To Change The Command Line Font Size

If you are using your Raspberry Pi with a smaller screen you may want to change the font used on the command line to make it easier to read. I usually do this when I am using various portable LCD … Continue reading

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