December 2, 2014

Controlling limitless LED lights from raspberry pi cli

So I was inspired yesterday to create a bash script in which I can control my limitlessLED lights from my raspberry pi (cli). I always have a ssh connection open to my pi while at work, and when I’m at home I always have a terminal windows open, and tinkering around. So I though, why not? It’s still a work in progress at the moment, but basic functionality is there for now :) Read more

August 27, 2014

Temperature Sensing with the Pi

I ordered a couple of gadget for my pi a while ago, and they finally came in the mail ( only had to wait 2 months!) Anyways, I ordered a water-proof digital temperature sensor (DS18B20) and a ultrasonic range finder (HC-SR04) to play around with. So firstly I wanted to get the temperature sensor going. I followed the adafruit tutorial, just to hook the temp sensor to the pi ( Once it was physically connected, lets check if it works Read more

May 14, 2014


A month or so ago, I was trying to figure out how to use eztv’s rss feed to automatically download new torrents to my pi. That’s when I ran across the awesome python program called flexget. (link here)With this you can specify the shows you like, and it will check for new episodes and add them to your torrent client for download. It does a lot more then this,but this is the main way I use it at the moment. Read more

May 13, 2014

3. File server

Now we have a webserver, torrent server (which is downloading all your torrents to an attached hard drive), I have set up a file server to serve the torrent folder to my windows computers in the house. This means I can plug my laptop in the TV, browse to the rpi, and play a show :). Here’s how I did so. First you need to make sure you have samba installed Read more

October 31, 2013

1. Webserver

So the first thing I did was use this very helpful guide to help setup my pi as a LAMP server. I didn’t follow the whole thing, just the bits I needed.So following is the basics..firstly install apache sudo apt-get install apache2 and then mysql sudo apt-get install mysql-server And finally PHP sudo apt-get install php5 sudo apt-get install php5-mysql Once this is done go to your pi’s IP address to make sure apache works Read more