Francesco Vannini

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Bright Pi Quickstart and FAQ

When you purchased your Bright Pi v1.0 kit, you should have received an anti-static bag with some components in it which will require soldering together in order to get the Bright Pi up and running and connected to your Raspberry Pi (or other single board computer or I2C enabled microcontroller). Below we have put together […]

Spiral Speaker Build

The team at Pi Supply was kind enough to send me a Justboom Amp Zero pHAT to play with. The Amp Zero combines both DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) and Amp (Amplifier), making it a great choice for a DIY Pi Zero speaker build. To distinguish this build from the many other existing Pi related […]

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PaPiRus Assembly Tips and Gotchas

In this tutorial we are going to look at some tips and gotchas about the PaPiRus HAT and the PaPiRus Zero ePaper diplays. To open the connector at the back of the PaPiRus board you need to lift the dark brown clip on CN1 by gently allow it to rotate over its hinges until it […]

Raspberry Pi Access Point with PaPiRus and Pi PoE

Ever wanted to build a professional looking Access Point with a Raspberry Pi? The Pi 3 comes with Wi-Fi on board and getting this done has never been easier. This article, published on the MagPi Issue 45, features the new Raspberry Pi 3 and the Pi Supply boards PaPiRus and Pi PoE. Remember that although […]

Build a cloud storage file server with a Raspberry Pi

Build your own cloud storage file server with a Raspberry Pi

As time progresses, removable storage is rapidly becoming a thing of the past. USB drives, CDs and SD cards get lost, forgotten and damaged and this is invoking a mass exodus towards the so-called ‘cloud storage’. Most services out there offer a hearty free plan with plenty of disk space for day-to-day use, but the more […]

Fix Raspberry Pi 3 Bluetooth Issues

Fix Raspberry Pi 3 Bluetooth Issues

Now that the Raspberry Pi 3 comes with Bluetooth and WiFi built-in, people (including me) were excited at the increased flexibility this offers. I was already thinking about using the Pi 3 in my Raspberry PiStation build so that I could do away with the extra dongles. Setting up the WiFi was straight forward – […]

Illuminate Bright Pi Automatically

The Raspberry Pi Camera Module is a fantastic piece of kit for any Raspberry enthusiast. It provides HD quality images easily and can be used in a wide variety of projects. Those of you who have followed the guides on the Maker Zone may have already seen my previous post about “Adding Push Notifications to […]

Raspberry Pi NOOBS

Installing Rasbpian with NOOBS

You bought yourself a shiny new Raspberry Pi, maybe the brand new Pi Zero and now you are really fidgety about doing something exciting with it but … there are a few things that need to be done first. This is in a nutshell what needs to happen: Get an SD card Format the SD […]

Adding Push Notifications to MotionEyeOS (formerly MotionPie)

With its lower power consumption and relative portability, the Raspberry Pi makes an ideal candidate for a dedicated home CCTV camera. There are a number of ways to achieve this but when I was looking to setup a CCTV system with my Raspberry Pi, I stumbled on something called MotionPie. This had a nice looking […]

Adding Push Notifications to MotionEyeOS (formerly MotionPie)

Get notifications from your CCTV system to your device or email

With its lower power consumption and relative portability, the Raspberry Pi makes an ideal candidate for a dedicated home CCTV camera. There are a number of ways to achieve this but when I was looking to setup a CCTV system with my Raspberry Pi, I stumbled on something called MotionPie. This had a nice looking user interface and was simple to setup for people who didn't want to get bogged down with editing configuration files or the command line.
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