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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

by MWAGNER

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.

~~mwagner


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

by MWAGNER, PAUL C.

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!

by MWAGNER

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.

~~mwagner


Pi Cam Part 1

by MWAGNER

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.

~~mwagner