Monthly Archives: May 2015

Our First Project

When we went to look for inspiration as beginners, we found that a lot of the projects that people worked on were either too simplistic, too hard, or rather pointless. Do we really need a clap-switch lamp? Really? So, we … Continue reading

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How to Choose a Project

These are a few, and what we consider the most important, things you should consider when picking a project: 1. Is it within your skill range? This is probably the most important consideration. Be honest.¬† These microcontrollers can do so … Continue reading

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Saving and Backing Up Raspberry Pi SD Cards (with Windows 8 at the bottom!)

Raspberry Pi SD cards are notorious for being corrupted and having to be reformatted, taking everything you’ve worked on with them. It is common sense and good practice to always backup your card whenever you make progress on a project. … Continue reading

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Setting Up WiFi (Raspbian GUI)

If you have a Raspberry Pi compatible WiFi Dongle, and the Raspbian GUI installed, setting up internet connection is extremely simple. 1. Go to Menu > Preferences > WiFi Configuration 2. Raspbian should automatically detect the USB dongle as Adapter … Continue reading

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Setting Up Your SD card and OS with NOOBS

So, you have all the hardware you need to get going with a Raspberry Pi, and now, unless you’ve purchased a preloaded SD card, you’ll need to install the software OS. This whole process takes about 10 minutes, after you … Continue reading

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Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi 2 (things you’ll need)

Working with your Raspberry Pi 2 isn’t as easy as popping it out of the box and starting it up. There’s a little work involved to get it going. It’s very easy to do if you have everything set, and … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Since purchasing and tinkering with a Raspberry Pi 2 since March¬†2015, we have finally got around to developing this blog in order to keep a good record of everything we have done so far. This website is for ourselves and … Continue reading

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