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Remote Temperature Monitoring


Posted on January 9th, 2018 at 5:00PM

Keep your Pets Safe with Temperature Monitoring Provided by Raspberry Pi, Twilio, Ting

Recently I built a temperature monitor for my parents RV using a Rasbperry Pi, here is a guide on making it, for your RV, car, refridgerator, or whatever else you need to monitor!


The HackyPi App is Out Now for Android! (In Beta)


Posted on October 3rd, 2017 at 6:00PM

The Official HackMyPi App is officially in Open Beta!

Hey everyone, HackMyPi has been quiet for a few months, and now it's time to launch the open beta for our Android App! The app is still very much in developent, however it is time to get your opinions on it! Feel free to download it (for free) and give me any feedback! More features will be implemented in the coming months!


DEFCON25 Project: How I Did it!


Posted on August 1, 2017 at 1:00 AM

HackMyPi sent a project to DEFCON 25, and here is how I did it!

For DEFCON 25, a buddy of mine who was going asked me to build a project he could keep in his backpack, that could 'do something cool'. Well, we decided on a PirateBox to start. What a Piratebox does, is broadcast an open WiFi that when connected to, will redirect you to a web portal. From this web portal you can share files with those around you, chat, or post on a forum. All anonymously. The PirateBox software is a great little package from some awesome open source developers, and there is now a Raspberry Pi version!


First Clue for DEFCON Crypto Scavenger Hunt


Posted on July 26, 2017 at 11:00 PM

The First Clue for the DEFCON25 Scavenger Hunt

Good Luck


We will be at DEFCON! (in spirit)


Posted on July 24, 2017 at 1:00 PM

We will be sending a project to DEFCON 25!

Although I cannot attend DEFCON in person (next year I hope!!), a friend will be taking a HackMyPi project out to DEFCON!


Accessing your Pi Projects from Outside your House: Port Forwarding


Posted on July 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Port Forwarding your Raspberry Pi

Disclaimer: Forwarding a port gives a direct connection from the outside world, to a computer on your network. If you do not have proper security measures on the computer that you are forwarding to, you risk exposing your network to possible intrusion. Do so at your own risk, as this guide is for educational purposes only and will not be held responsible for any network vulnerablities on your network.


Configuring mySQL For Use With A Web-Based Sign-in System

by Paul C.

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Web Check-In Part 2: Configuring mySQL

So for those of you not following the sign-in series, myself and a coworker made a web-based sign-in system for tracking people waiting to be helped during a product launch. In part 1 we explained how to install and setup a LAMP webserver on the Raspberry Pi for hosting the webpage itself. In this part of the series we will accomplish 2 goals. First we'll setup a database server that our webpage can store data in, and talk to, for tracking people being helped. Second, we'll create a PHP script to do the initial work of communicating with the server. The other PHP files will all use this script when we start working on them.

~~paul c.

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.