Git – Push to a new remote server repository

Short reminder to myself on how to create a new server repo and do the initial push to it from a workstation. On the Server: cd Repositories mkdir Project.git git init –bare On the Workstation: cd Project git init git add * git commit “Initial commit” git remote add origin username@server.com/disk/shares/repositories/project.git git push –u origin master Done.Read more …

Baking Pi – Part 2

The first part of this ‘getting things up and running’ series can be found here. In this post I wanted to outline what was required to set up Wi-Fi and to get a Microsoft LifeCam 6000 working, providing a web page with the camera image streaming. So, Wi-Fi… I bought a £6.99 USB Wi-Fi dongle from eBay. After plugging it in and rebooting the Pi I opened a SSH session to it and typed ‘lsusb’ This lists all the usb devices, and I could see the Wi-Fi adapter in the list as a…Read more …

Pi Track – Overview

One of the things I’d been planning on since buying the Raspberry Pi is putting together some sort of robot (for the kids benefit you understand…) Whilst the Pi does have a bunch of GPIO pins that can be used to interface to motor boards and sensors, the fact it runs on 3.3V and is so sensitive to incorrect voltages  has made me reluctant to interface directly from the Pi to other hardware. Also the Linux OS isn’t great for some of the time sensitive stuff needed for robotics. I could have run…Read more …

Baking Pi – Part 1

After starting with a Raspberry Pi that was just too simple to set up as XMBC media centre for daughter #1 bedroom, it soon became a permanent feature there – meaning, of course, that I needed another… I now have my second helping of Pi – again I got a Raspberry Pi Model B (512MB RAM). I’m running this mostly headless and wanted to post a few pointers on my setup (so I can recall it when I trash the Raspbian OS and have to restart from scratch. After a standard Raspbian install…Read more …

Starting with a Raspberry Pi

I eventually got round to ordering a Raspberry Pi Model B (512MB RAM). As you probably know this is a £25 ($35) computer running a 700MHz ARM processor and capable of decoding displaying HiDef 1080p video. I got one to experiment with as a media player for daughter #1 room, so she could watch the videos / DVDs I’ve ripped to the home server. It took around 30 minutes to realise exactly how easy this would be and how powerful these little babies are. I wont go into detail, but to get XBMC…Read more …