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Raspberry Pi LogoBMP180 I2C Digital Barometric Pressure Sensor

The BMP180 device is a digital barometric pressure sensor. This is available on a small module which provides access to the sensor via the I2C interface. This allows us to easily connect it to the Raspberry Pi with a minimum … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoBH1750FVI I2C Digital Light Intensity Sensor

TheBH1750FVI device is a digital light intensity sensor which uses the I2C interface. This allows it to be connected to the Raspberry Pi with only four wires. The module allows quick and cheap ambient light level measurement and the light level can be … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoMeasuring Internet Speed In Python Using Speedtest-cli

SpeedTest.net is an excellent website that lets you measure your internet upload and download speed. It’s useful for checking the performance either for fault finding purposes or to see if you are getting the service promised by your ISP. Matt … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoHow To Format Pi SD Cards Using SD Formatter

If you attempt to re-use an SD card you might find the usable capacity is less than you were expecting. This can be due to partitions previously configured and some “format” utilities can’t remove them. Raspberry Pi SD cards will … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoMy Portable Raspberry Pi HDMIPi Build – Part 2

In my previous “My Portable Raspberry Pi HDMIPi Build – Part 1” article I presented my portable Pi system based around an HDMIPi screen. It had various features and I wanted to create a record of everything I configured and … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoEnabling The I2C Interface On The Raspberry Pi

I2C is a multi-device bus used to connect low-speed peripherals to computers and embedded systems. The Raspberry Pi supports this interface on its GPIO header and it is a great way to connect sensors and devices. Once configured you can connect … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi LogoHow To Configure WiFi On The Raspberry Pi

If you need to connect your Raspberry Pi to a network you’ve usually got two options. A wired connection to the Ethernet port or WiFi via a USB dongle. In this post I’ll show you how to configure a USB … Continue reading

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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 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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