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17-Aug-2016
RasPlex and the iPazzPort KP-810-56 Bluetooth Keyboard
I've had my RasPlex box running for a while now. This whole time I've been using a 2.4Ghz full size wireless keyboard with it and it worked great but for the living room it's just an overkill in terms of size. After much contemplation I decided to switch to a small bluetooth keyboard and he's my experience so far.
06-May-2016
Red power light flashing on RaspberryPi, OS not booting
Some time during the week I noticed my digital photo frame stopped working. It uses a Raspberry Pi model A to run the jPhotoFrame software and sometimes the screen fails to turn back on after going to sleep overnight. This time the problem was different however. I noticed that the red power light on the Raspberry Pi was constantly flashing.
29-Mar-2016
Digital photo frame built with jPhotoFrame, RaspberryPi, Minibian and a USB monitor
Over the Easter Weekend I've done quite a large update on my JPhotoFrame project. There are a number of bug fixes and the weather functionality has been switched to OpenWeatherMap. I took this opportunity to completely rebuild my digital photo frame from scratch and write up all the steps required to put it together.
18-Mar-2016
Fixing a broken USB port on a RaspberryPi Model A
I've had my Raspberry Pi Model A for quite a time and it's got quite a workout over the years and unfortunately the USB port became really mangled. The pins inside somehow got bent out of shape and none of the devices plugged in would work. At first I thought this spelled the end for this Model A RPi, however after a bit of thinking I decided that I could just desolder the USB port and replace it with a USB type B cable.
26-Sep-2015
RasPlex stuck in a crash loop and how to fix it
I really love my Rasperry Pi 2 running RasPlex at home, in fact this is our primary streaming method and it works great, well most of the time. Recently I've experienced an issue where RasPlex would go into a crash loop, submitting crash reports over and over. Restarting didn't fix the issue but I did find a means to fix it, after a fashion anyway.
23-Sep-2015
Adding swap space on a RaspberryPi running Minibian
My photo frame has had some new pictures added to it recently after which it started to crash. Turns out it was running out of memory. I guess 256Mb of RAM could not accommodate for a 128Mb JVM as well as the OS. I decided to add some virtual memory swap space to it only to find that dphys-swapfile was not installed by default in Minibian. This article describes the steps I followed to get virtual memory working.
13-Sep-2015
Raspberry Pi in a NES Case wiring revisited
It's been more than two years since I posted about my Raspberry Pi in a NES Case. That article was spectacularly successful, gaining attention from LifeHacker and shortly being copied across many other blogging sites. Over the past two years I've had many people ask me about the details of the wiring and I must admit some of it was a bit flaky in my original article. So even though I've shelved this project, I dug it out, took it apart again and took a more detailed look at it.
01-Sep-2015
Hacking together a new digital photo frame with RaspberryPi, Minibian and Java
I've received my new Raspberry Pi Model A+ last week to use to replace the old Model A inside my photo frame, so I spent some time on the weekend setting that up. Last time that I've set this photo frame up, I went with out-of-the-box software, which did the job but did feel quite clunky. This time around I decided to do it better and write some software for the photo frame instead.
28-Aug-2015
RaspberryPi Model A+ arrived from Element14
The RaspberryPi Model A that I used to connect to my USB monitor has been playing up recently so I decided to get a replacement. I didn't need anything fancy since it is going to be used as my a picture frame again so I ordered a Model A+ from Element14. A few days later and it was in my mail box.
23-Aug-2015
Creating a bootable SD card for RaspberryPi on OSX is so easy now
It's been some time since I've had to create a fresh Raspberry Pi SD card and I'm really pleased how easy it is to do now. There is no need to get your hands dirty with command line tools like diskutil or dd, just download a graphical app and let it do the work for you. In my case I used the ApplePi Baker. The app is super easy to use and it shows you progress so you don't have to be guessing how much time is left before your SD card is ready to go.
29-May-2015
Use a Sony Bravia TV to power a RaspberryPi 2 running Plex
I've had an ageing Apple TV 2 for quite some time now, it's been running the aTV Flash (Black) software to stream from my local file server, although that setup was mostly working fine, I was noticing a lack of features, so I've decided to replace the ATV2 with a Raspberry Pi 2 and Plex and to make it all run by drawing power from the TV itself.
25-May-2015
RaspberryPi 2 and a swish new case from RS Components
I received my new Raspberry Pi 2 last week and had a chance to play around with it on the weekend. In a nutshell, I am impressed. Both the raspi and the cases available have come a long way since the initial release of the original Raspberry Pi. It doesn't feel like a hacked-together amateur device any more. It looks and feels professional, the finish is fantastic and it performs really well.
15-Apr-2015
RaspberryPi and a USB monitor combined to make a photo frame (part 4)
A while back I wrote an entry on how to get the Lenovo LT1421 USB DisplayLink monitor working on a RaspberryPi. Now I took that a bit further and created a photo frame using the Raspberry Pi model A, a USB monitor and a bunch of software and some custom scripts.
12-Apr-2015
RaspberryPi and a USB monitor combined to make a photo frame (part 3)
A while back I wrote an entry on how to get the Lenovo LT1421 USB DisplayLink monitor working on a RaspberryPi. Now I took that a bit further and created a photo frame using the Raspberry Pi model A, a USB monitor and a bunch of software and some custom scripts.
07-Apr-2015
RaspberryPi and a USB monitor combined to make a photo frame (part 2)
A while back I wrote an entry on how to get the Lenovo LT1421 USB DisplayLink monitor working on a RaspberryPi. Now I took that a bit further and created a photo frame using the Raspberry Pi model A, a USB monitor and a bunch of software and some custom scripts.
06-Apr-2015
RaspberryPi and a USB monitor combined to make a photo frame (part 1)
A while back I wrote an entry on how to get the Lenovo LT1421 USB DisplayLink monitor working on a RaspberryPi. Now I took that a bit further and created a photo frame using the Raspberry Pi model A, a USB monitor and a bunch of software and some custom scripts.
14-Mar-2015
Lenovo LT1421 USB DisplayLink monitor on a RaspberryPi
I started a project to build a photo frame out of a Raspberry Pi (Model A) and an old Lenovo LT1421 USB monitor that I've had laying around. There were lots of confusing posts on whether DisplayLink USB monitors work with a Raspberry Pi and to what lengths you have to go to make them work. The only option I had was to just try it for myself, so I did and these are the results. It's a lot easier than you'd think!
29-May-2014
OctoPrint and the Portabee 3D printer
I'm still tinkering with my Portabee 3D printer, this time I've decided to give Printrun the boot and switch to OctoPrint for my printing software, there are pros and cons of course, but so far I am liking OctoPrint much better.
05-Oct-2013
PiBee: Adding a trackball and monitor to make a standalone 3D printer
This post follows on from the PiBee post where I described how I combined a RaspberryPi with the Portabee 3D printer for WiFi printing. In this post I talk about how I added a 3.5" TFT LCD monitor and a mini trackball mouse to the PiBee to make it a fully stand alone 3D printing unit.
16-Sep-2013
PiBee: Combining a Portabee 3D printer with a RaspberryPi for remote WiFi 3D printing
I've had to shift my office space twice in the past two months and one of the things I hate are the tangle of wires that you got to deal with all the time, so I decided to use my spare RaspberryPi to control my 3D printer (Portabee) to reduce at least some of the wire clutter. These are the results: in a nutshell, it works great!
15-Feb-2013
Converting a SNES controller to connect to a NES controller port
When I built my Raspberry Pi NES emulator box, I used the original NES case, so that meant the controllers were plugged into the NES controller ports. At the time this was fine, but it also meant that I could not play SNES games.
14-Jan-2013
Raspberry Pi in a NES Case - Part 2 - Connecting the controllers and finishing up
This entry follows on from the previous entry: Raspberry Pi in a NES Case - Part 1 - Wiring up the front panel and external connectors
08-Jan-2013
Raspberry Pi in a NES Case - Part 1 - Wiring up the front panel and external connectors
Raspberry Pi is a great project computer, it's cheap ($35), runs Linux (or Risc OS) and has lots of resources available aroudn it.

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