Raspberry Pi

DIY Musicplayer for Kids – PhonieBox

With a growing number of children the need for more than one music player is quickly arising. As you know I am fond of free software, so I decided to build something with, tadaaaah: free software 😉 Fortunately there is a great project on the internet: the PhonieBox It is a collection of scripts that creates, on top of a raspberry pi, a music player with an interface for an RFID-Reader, Arcade-Buttons to control volume and skip tracks, and a webserver to upload music files to the raspberrys internal SD-Card. You can also add youtube-links, webradio and even play spotify-playlists....

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Raspi BabyCam v2

On my first babycam I used a usb-webcam, LXDE, chrome and Jitsi to get the video signal to the receiver. I needed to replace the camera and decided to buy a used raspberry pi cam (v1.3). I also printed a case for the cam but this turned the camera upside down and the jitsi picture too. While you could turn the picture with: I also was a little disturbed with the high resource consumption of the desktop and especially the jitsi session inside chrome. The pi got hot (ca. 80 degrees C) so i needed to install a fan to...

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Pi-Hole on-the-go

My Pi-Hole which is running on a VM has now about 1 million entries in its blocklist. I have all entries whitelisted i need to and now I want to use the pi-hole not only at home but also from my mobile phone. At first i forwarded port 53 (tcp and udp) from my fritzbox cable modem to my turris omnia router to my pi-hole VM. In the mullvad-VPN app (for android) it is possbible to set a custom DNS server. Here I set my static external IP (on which this webserver is running to) and everything worked out fine....

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Building a CRYPTO FLOSS DIY babycam

In order to monitor your babies (or whatever you wish) and there is some old hardware available you can easily build your own CRYPTO DIY FLOSS babycam. All you need is: a raspberry pi (3b in my case) and corresponding gear (sd-card, powersupply) the raspbian operating system (with LXDE, not the lite version) a usb camera a ssl-secured jitsi meet instance where you can create rooms without password Install the raspbian and boot it. You need to enable ssh. Login via ssh and install XRDP: Login to the rdp session on the pi (e.g. with remmina or any other rdp...

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KitchenPi – Raspberry Pi with Android and 22″ Touch Display

Our kitchen machine (Pi 3 with Iiyama 22” Touch Display) was running raspian with the kiosk-keyboard addon for chromium, as I didn’t manage to install a reliable onscreen keyboard for Raspbian itself. After a while I was kind of unsatisfied with the possibilities of using only browser functionality and thought of the Touch Screen as giant Tablet. And Tablets usually run Android. After a quick search I discovered Lineage OS for the Raspberry Pi from Konstakang. Sounds funny but works like a charm 😉 Unfortunately it is not as smooth as it is on a recent smartphone, which might be...

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Ban Ads for all your local devices with Pi-Hole

With Pi-Hole you can get rid of Ads for all your devices within your local network. It works, like Ad-Away for Android, as DNS-Filter. Domains on downloadable Blacklists are blocked and overmore a Pi-Hole works as gateway to a DNS-Server of you choice (e.g. from Digital Courage). Pi-Hole is slick and comes with a neat webinterface. To install simply type on your Raspbian or even Debian: After the installation make sure to make your devices find Pi-Hole as DNS-Server within the LAN. This can be done in the settings of your router. If you want to access your internal machines...

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Kodi Media Centre with Odroid C2

The Raspberry Pi 3s Ethernet Port is only capable of 100 MBit/s and is furthermore connected to the USB2.0 Chip. For comfortably browsing through Photos of 5 to 7 MB from my mediaserver this is not enough speed. The Odroid C2 comes with a Gigabit Ethernet connection and “more power under the hood” (as we say in Germany ;). It also provideds a much faster Emmc Slot compared to the mini-sd-card of the Pi. Coreelec is a great KODI distribution for the Odroid C2 which is still being maintained unlike LibreElec for the Odroid C2. Download the tar package and...

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Adding Storage with Desktop Pi

The Pi runs Transmission as filesharing deamon and with seeding Debian and other Linux Derivates to the community a lot of diskspace is needed. I didn’t want to hook a an external USB Device because i wanted to avoid a secondary power supply and the “ugly” cables that come with it. On the web I found a neat little Housing for the Pi which is called Desktop Pi. It’s about 40,- EUR and the little black box comes with a Power Switch and a board (attachable to the Pi via GPIo) that provides a mSATA Port for Drives as large...

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TorRelay on Raspberry Pi

I have moved my Tor-Relay from my Synology NAS to a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian. This was due to the reason that the TOR-Relay-package from Synology Italy works like a charm on my x86-NAS but not on my “web”-NAS (running on ARM-Processor). Configuration was fine, ports were open but starting the Tor-deamon always brought up “Bad Arguments” Errors. The package seems corrupt. I therefore set up a Pi/with Debian based Raspbian as Webserver (Apache), Torrelay, Torrent-Client (Transmission-Deamon with nice webinterface and App on F-Droid), FTP-Server, Mail-Server and Jabber-Server. I want to keep the webservices server apart from my datastorage-NAS for...

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