Reuse Unwanted Infrared Remote Control to Launch Graphical Application in Raspberry Pi

Introduction This is an extension to my instructable "Shutting down and Restarting" Raspberry Pi using a remote control unit. This time, I want to launch graphical (GUI) applications such a a terminal emulator and a browser in addition to shutting down and restarting the RPI. A browser is a GUI application which means that init scripts which was used in the "Shutting down and Restarting" instructable cannot ...

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How to Install and configure Raspbian on Raspberry Pi 2 (Linux/windows/mac)

Watch the YouTube Video Here The raspberry pi 2 was announced in February 2015 with a awesome tag of it being "6 times faster". With a 900 MHz quad core broadcom processor and a GB of ram, the performance is evident. With faster boot times, (almost) no lags,and smother video performance and all this with the same price tag and form factor as its predecessor has made it a favorite among makers. Raspbian is t ...

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Simulink Offers Easy, Graphical Programming for Raspberry Pi & Arduino

Every hardware hobbyist has experienced that painful moment when you smell smoke and discover that it's coming from your hardware project. It's a rite of passage. Wouldn't it be nice if you could test your hardware before burning it? At the Open Hardware Summit, held in Boston recently, I saw that MathWorks' Simulink offers an appealing alternative that allows you to debug your model (embedded software) bef ...

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The Ultimate Raspberry Pi Bundle – SoftballCam – 2

This blog is the second installment of a review of the Ultimate Raspberry Pi Bundle provided by element14. I have been waiting for parts and struggling a bit with getting everything working, but finally all electronics are kluged together and functional. Also all software for a working project is written and working. System Diagram This illustration shows the components of the SofballCam and how they are co ...

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LOGI Pi Quick Start Guide

Overview This is an out of the box quick start guide that will give you the essentials of preparing and running the LOGI-Apps demos on your LOGI-Pi and Raspberry Pi.  The guide will guide you through the following items to get you up and running in no time. Installing the LOGI-Pi onto the Raspberry Pi Getting and loading the pre-configured LOGI-Image Running the LOGI-Apps from Raspbian Desktop Running the L ...

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JTAGulating the Raspberry Pi 2

This instructable will cover how to get a root recovery console on a Raspberry Pi 2 with a NOOBS SD card using a Jtagulator, PuTTY, and three wires. It is thanks to the Instructables Raspberry Pi Build Night sponsored by Instructables and the Rabbit Hole. What you will need: Jtagulator found @ https://www.parallax.com/product/32115 Raspberry Pi 2 USB A to USB Mini cable NOOBS SD Card (came with Raspberry Pi ...

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Hello World Program using Qt in Raspberry Pi

Installing the QT in Raspberry pi is very easy using the command line, but it will take 30 minutes to 4 hours to finish the installation depending upon the speed of the internet connection. Downloading and installing the fourth version, QT4 using commands are already discussed in a previous article.In this project the Raspberrypi board is loaded with Ubuntu and is remotely accessed using VNC. The list inclu ...

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Python Web Server for your Raspberry Pi

You know some basic Python or you want to learn some and you want to make a website, a web server, a web crawler, etc. - But where do you start? Services like Heliohost or Vlexofree are great for free Python website hosting, but they are not always reliable, have a position queue, or have too much restriction for your project. So you have a Raspberry Pi and Instructables.com and you find my tutorial that de ...

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Controlling Raspberry Pi with Pi Buddy

This is a short tutorial to exhibit the abilities of the Pi Buddy app Step 1: Setting up the Pi In order for the Pi to receive command from the device you must have the necessary files and dependancies installed. Pi Buddy runs off of web-pins found here. https://github.com/TheGreenToaster/web-pins The instructions are here to set it and all its dependancies up on your Pi. Step 2: Setting up test circuit on ...

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Connect Remotely to the Raspberry Pi

Picture this: We are excited about hosting a Raspberry Pi build night at our maker space in San Francisco. We have keyboards ready, mouses, power adapters, SD cards loaded with operating systems, refreshments, and a room full of creative technical folk. But....uh-oh....we are 1 monitor short for our group. Shock horror! Not to worry! We can set up the Raspberry Pi to work remotely on a laptop, so that the l ...

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