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RPi Cam Web Interface in action

This is my second test of the timelapse/video facilities of a Raspberry Pi with the camera on top.

So I did a standard RPi Cam Web Interface installation, on jessie this time since the installer is not completely finished at the moment for jessie. It went without a problem again. Only  advice I have is to configure the wireless interface before adding the RPi software, so that Apache sees both ethernet and wireless. The WLAN with long antenna operates fine in the garden! Read More

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3.5″ LCD TFT Touch Screen Display Kedei on AliExpress

When surfing for information on 3.5 ” TFT touchscreens for the Raspberry Pi, to improve the TinyLCD experience, I stumbled upon AliExpress where several shops offer a 3.5″ LCD TFT Touch Screen Display for incredible low prices.


So I ordered two for the price of $14,85, postage included. A acrylic case and stylus is also included in that price! The shop Soonics has good reviews, but you  never know if one can trust that.

Here my experiences with the screen: quite slow refresh, not too high contrast, crisp screen, touch works, software works but is already outdated, but considering the price this screen is well worth the money! If I compare it to the NeoSec screen it is a better deal for applications with a high contrast theme and no demand on smooth video.

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Timelapse on the Pi

One of the exciting projects with the Raspberry Pi and the camera used to be the timelapse video.

And it has been the main reason I bought a camera and a case fit for timelapse.


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Raspberry Pi boxes

With all the different revisions and the two major supplier it will come as no surprise the packaging has varied quite a bit. I have kept the boxes of my Raspberry Pi’s, shown here. IMG_4481 Read More

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Cases and my Raspberry Pi’s

Starting with the announcement in 2011 and the fist available batch of B’s in 2012 my collection of Pi’s covers most revisions. I tend to case the Pi. Some protection of the bare board seems reasonable. What I look for in cases is: – low price! Some US and European vendors ask ridiculous prices for a bit of acrylic laser cut of low quality. The Chinese are good at that, see ebay! – access to all the connectors like the camera and display and the GPIO connector. – I like to see the internals of the Pi, so acrylic clear cases. – If the cover can be opened easily its a big bonus. That is rare alas. – Clam black shell looks more professional, I have one to show here and some on their way. Raspberry Pi 2011 Model B no fitting holes 256MB. First batch! IMG_4480 IMG_4477
Model B fitting holes 256MB. Gets very hot after some experiments, the ventilator helps! IMG_4479 IMG_4463 Model B fitting holes 512MB. Camera on top, can be rotated and tilted and folded in for transport . Great for time lapse or webcam/security cam purposes. Case bought from Reichelt Germany, also avaiable via Velleman.. IMG_4465 IMG_4466 Model B+, waiting for a better case! IMG_4474 RPi 2 Model B. First one is in clamshell case, second one is mounted on the back of the DSI Touchscreen 7″ display. IMG_4473 IMG_4470 IMG_2441 Model A, first batch IMG_4475 IMG_4476 Model A+ IMG_4469 IMG_4467

Joey, a kickstarter little LED board

I backed another kickstarter aimed at the Raspberry: Joey This can be very handy as a troubleshooting aid on a headerless project! Funded at November 6th!

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Remote access to/from Raspberry Pi

On this page I will show you how to access the Raspberry Pi in a Windows environment:
– acces the home directory on the Pi with sftp
– How to access Windows machines by name
– access via PuTTY
– access via Remote desktop client XRDP
– setting up a shared folder on the Raspberry Pi via Samba
– accessing a shared folder on the network via Samba
– use Bonjour to resolve names

Install FPC and Lazarus

A page describing how to get the latest Freepascal and Lazarus development systems on all versions of the Raspberry Pi and Raspbian wheezy and jessie in optimal format, targeted at ARMV6 and ARMV7.

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First steps with the Raspberry Pi 2 and the new touchscreen

Not my first steps with the Raspberry Pi, I owned my first Pi since 2012, one of the first batch produced. Now I have acquired a Raspberry Pi 2 B with the official 7″ touchscreen display, the latest and greatest and plan to do a lot of projects with Raspberry Pi’s and Arduino’s. I run wheezy (just to let jessie come of age, until the users get used to it and share information,  and the annoying bugs are solved. IMG_2434 Read More