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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 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 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 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 LogoBuilding 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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Raspberry Pi LogoFarnell 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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Raspberry Pi LogoGetting 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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Raspberry Pi LogoHow 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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Raspberry Pi LogoHow 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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Raspberry Pi LogoHow 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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