Tutorials are awesome, but what do you do when it stops working, or you tried a little experiment and now something that once worked is broken? Here are a few troubleshooting tips related to my projects, grouped by functionality. Continue reading Fix My Pi
For many years I have been seeking solutions to reducing my ever increasing cable TV bill, and to that end I built a Windows Media Center with a Ceton infinity PCI card and an HDHomeRun as video sources. I used the Xbox as a Media Center Extender, and for the most part it was great as long as I had a wired connection. But the Xbox was expensive and at the time remote controls were not great, and people complained that we could not use Video on Demand. I succumbed to the pressure and went back to the expensive Cable STB/DVR and non-DVR STB – which cost me $17.95 plus $9.95 respectively, altogether $27.90 extra per month. Enter the Raspberry Pi.
I searched the web for instructions on how to set up a RPi as an access point using a Wi-Fi adapter, and found some very good material. Dave Conroy has a how to that is the basis of this post. As with most situations there were some tweaks to fit my needs. So I thought I would offer up my experience on how to build a wireless router with an RPi.
Update: Feb 17, 2015 – I repeated this with my raspberry pi 2 and nothing needed to be changed. 🙂 Continue reading Pi Wi-Fi Access Point
There are loads of web pages out there that are meant to guide you through the process of setting up your RPi for first use. I wrote this version as a reminder on how I created my “baseline” installation upon which all my projects are built. Continue reading Raspberry Pi First Steps
Simplify. That’s my goal, and this collection of thoughts is part of that effort. I am clearing the clutter and saving my sanity in the process.
The pages and posts here are going to help me when I need to recall a trick or two, and if you try something I post I hope it helps you out. I don’t live on this site, so I haven’t turned on comments because I wouldn’t want you to be disappointed when a response would be late in coming. But who knows? I might change my mind.