Nugget Post: Raspberry Pi: Auto starting a program on login

As part of our effort to use Raspberry Pis as SOC monitors, we eventually needed to make sure that on reboot, a browser automatically starts up showing the appropriate information. We cannot simply add this to /etc/rc.local  or /home/pi/.bashrc, since there is no GUI to actually start the browser. The solution is to add a … Continue reading Nugget Post: Raspberry Pi: Auto starting a program on login

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Lessons Learned: Setting up TVHeadend for live TV streaming in Malta

I recently had the opportunity of setting up a system which captures free-to-air channels and streams them over IP for use by TV set-top boxes such as RaspBMC (or plain old XBMC). We decided on using the excellent TVHeadend. The system was made up of two components: A TVHeadend server. This was simply a desktop … Continue reading Lessons Learned: Setting up TVHeadend for live TV streaming in Malta

Android Linux / Raspberry Pi Bluetooth communication

This post explores my attempt to get bidirectional bluetooth communication going between an android device and a linux computer (in this case a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian). This post is part of the documentation of knowledge acquired while building an "AquaPi" - a raspberry pi that will act as a control center for an aquarium. … Continue reading Android Linux / Raspberry Pi Bluetooth communication

Radio frequency with the raspberry pi

.... these will make a good addition to the home control center  Getting notifications when a 315MHz radio button is pressed: http://youtu.be/fRTDYcQ4I8A And using it to control a mains-connected nightlamp: http://youtu.be/8haKhGthD_I    

Raspberry Pi : Home Control Center Part 2

In this second part of my series, I'll go into configuring your PI to have: A "security mode" that will record about 30-60 seconds of video everytime movement is sensed wherever a raspberry pi is installed Display the local temperature, humidity security monitor arming on a simple web UI In this photo, reposted from a previous … Continue reading Raspberry Pi : Home Control Center Part 2

Raspberry Pi : Home Control Center Part 1

In this series i'll document how I put together a lot of people's hard work into a home control center that is based off the raspberry pi, both for my future reference and for anyone out there who needs to build something similar. By the end of it, we should be able to have the … Continue reading Raspberry Pi : Home Control Center Part 1

Using a Raspberry Pi to power NOC/SOC monitors

When kitting out a NOC (network operations center) or SOC (security operations center), a common request is to have big screens showing some kind of dashboard. This may seem over the top in certain cases, but it does force the NOC/SOC team to pay more attention to a deployment's operational status, since the dashboards are … Continue reading Using a Raspberry Pi to power NOC/SOC monitors