ESP32 Setup on a Raspberry Pi

December 1, 2019

Today I decided to see if I could get the Espressif ESP32x Development Toolkit to work on my Raspberry Pi 4. The Raspberry Pi is running Linux (albeit an Arm Architecture) so naturally the best starting places was to follow the Linux instructions at https://docs.espressif.com/projects/esp-idf/en/stable/get-started/index.html and hope that it was a dual binary. Once it had been installed it was quite obvious that it only supported the x86 architecture – which was confirmed using the ‘file’ command on one of the executables in the bin/ directory. ... Read more …

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IFTTT automation using crontab on Debian / Raspberry Pi

November 30, 2019

We were planning an extended vacation and had concerns about leaving the house empty for so long. As usual you get family and friends to look in every so often but I decided that it would be nice to have some additional security to make the house look occupied. After a bit of research I decided on Internet Enable D-Link DCS-5030L Camera and a set of Meross Smart Plugs. The D-LINK camera was position in such a way that the door could be monitored while the Meross Smart Plugs were connected to various lights strategically placed around the home. ... Read more …

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Raspberry Pi Headless Setup

November 30, 2019

A headless setup is one which isn’t going to be connected to a monitor, keyboard or mouse. In general it is appropriate if you are planning on using the device as a server rather than a general desktop computer. So how can you configure your Raspberry Pi if it hasn’t got a screen, keyboard or mouse? The answer is that you to access it via ssh (Secure Shell). Firstly download an operating system image from https://www. ... Read more …

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Using the Raspberry Pi's built in VNC Server with iMac

November 30, 2019

The Raspberry Pi already has a VNC server installed but there are a couple of things that need to be done to use it. Firstly you must enable it by running sudo rasp-config, selecting Interfacing Options and then making sure that VNC is enabled. If you are going to use an iMac to access your Raspberry Pi then you must change the authentication mode on the Raspberry Pi VNC Server:- ... Read more …

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