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Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi torrent box with VPN, a guide that actually works

In this post I’m going to show you how to setup a torrent box (transmission) on a raspberry pi, that sits on a VPN so your privacy is protected. If the VPN disconnects, it will automatically stop the torrent service so you can rest assured that you are protected. I’ve setup a torrent box on […]

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Raspberry Pi

Listing devices on your local network

Plugged my ancient Raspberry Pi in to my router (yeah the original, that doesn’t have on board wifi) and wanted to SSH into it, found this command to easily show you what devices are on your network, listing the IP address and the hostname nmap -sL 192.168.1.* | grep \(1 Nmap scan report for D-Link.Home […]

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Linux Operating Systems Raspberry Pi

Changing the hostname on your raspberry pi

By default, the hostname on a raspberry pi installation will be “raspberrypi”, which is great if you just have the one pi. If you’ve got more than one, then you’re going to get hostname conflicts when you attach both to your network. Fortunately its easy to correct this. Plug the pi that you want to […]

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Java Programming Python Raspberry Pi Robotics

BrickPi Lego robot takes its first steps!

A little while back I wrote a post about creating a python script to control a brickpi robot, now that I actually have the brickpi components, motors and cables and have actually tried it out, I’ve made a few improvements to that script to make it work. Installing Raspbian Firstly, I had to revisit the […]

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Android Raspberry Pi Robotics

Robots! Part 2, the android client

Continuing on from my previous post, I’ve created an android client that I can use to send commands to my python server. Ultimately I want to be able to control the robot remotely, the best way to do this would be to control the robot from a tablet or a phone which communicates wirelessly with […]

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Java Python Raspberry Pi Robotics

Robots! (part 1)

Inspired by the android controlled lego robots I saw at DroidCon UK this year, and with difficulty finding a use for my raspberry pi, I’ve decided to have a go at building a robot that I can control via an android app. Having a 24 hour flight home from Australia at the weekend, I’ve had […]