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Sending Texts with the Raspberrry Pi


Posted on April 13, 2017 at 3:30 PM

Intro guide to setting up texting with the Raspberry Pi, and Twilio.

I decided I wanted to setup a way for my Raspberry Pi to notify me after successful reboots, when temperatures in my house/car are too hot, etc. To do this, I needed to setup my Pi to both send and receive text messages. Sending texts isn't overly complicated, receiving is. This guide will cover setting up accounts with the texting service Twilio, and sending your first texts.


Building a Web-Based Sign-in System with the Raspberry Pi


Posted on April 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Part 1 in a series based on a sign-in system myself and Paul C. developed.

Recently at work we had a special event where we expected to have a large number of customers for a relatively small number of sales associates. We decided we wanted to have a sign-in system that would display who's waiting and who's being helped. We also decided this would be a good use for one of the spare Pis we have at the store.

~~mwagner, paul c.

We are in MagPi!


Posted on March 30, 2017 at 10:45 AM

HackMyPi Made it into MagPi, the Official Raspebrry Pi Magazine!

Hey everyone, just wanted to give you all a quick update on things. MagPi (Official Raspberry Pi Magazine) is hosting the PiMiniMint, pages 28-29.


Pi Cam Part 1


Posted on March 20, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Raspberry Pi Security System Part 1: The camera.

A family member asked me to put a camera in our garage recently, and immediately I decided to use a Pi Zero. Back when I was interviewing for my current job, I was dabbling with the idea of making a wireless, battery powered IP camera that I was going to attached to my dog, and get some cool fottage of my dog running around. I never fully finished that project because, at the time, giving the Pi Zero wifi involved either soldering on a wifi chip to the bottom of the ppi, or using the MicroUSB port. Also, at the time, battery powering a Pi Zero project was a bit outside my skillset.


Raspberry Pi Network Attached Storage


Posted on March 5, 2017 at 11:30 PM

Making a Network Attached Storage device with the Raspberry Pi

At the heart of a NAS system, there is just a computer. You can use an old computer you have laying around if you want to, or you can use a Raspberry Pi (as I'll be showing the guide for). The Raspberry Pi allows for a small form factor, low power consumption computer base, that has 4 USB ports for connecting storage drives, and onboard ethernet. The only limitation to the Raspberry Pi for this use, compared to other bases, would be the speed. The Raspberry Pi is limited to 10/100 mbps speed, whereas newer dedicated NAS systems can run 10/100/1000 mbps (gigabit) speeds. However, for the cost, the pi is the best option for network storage needs if you are on a budget.