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Rapsberry Pi – Dynamic IP updater

One of the readers asked me how I found the IP address of my Raspberry Pi from China. I had DNS and my IP is fairly static, but that got me thinking.  You could...
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The hassle free VPN – piVPN server

Setting up your own VPN server sounds complicated and time-consuming. It was at first, especially when you are trying to do this from China and half of the internet related to VPN is not...
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The REAL lifetime VPN subscription for $5

Over the last few weeks, my feed has been dominated with VPN services advertising 'lifetime' subscriptions for their services. The are lifetime only if you have a life expectancy of a hamster. First of...
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Flashing ESP8266 with NodeMCU (Windows, Linux, Arduino and Raspberry Pi)

Each time when I'm unable to find a coherent guide on a single page within three pages of Google search, I'm creating an article like this. Flashing ESP8266 is easy if you know what you...
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Raspberry Pi network speed test: RPI2, RPI3, Zero, ZeroW (LAN&WIFI)

There are four ways you can connect the internet to a Raspberry Pi board. You can use a built-in WIFI, add a WIFI dongle, use an ethernet socket, or add one via USB. In this...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W WIFI performance

In case you have missed it  - there is a new Raspberry Pi Zero W in town. Since we have a WIFI on board now we should look at the Raspberry Pi Zero W WIFI...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W rainbow screen

Quick update guys. It may save you some time. I got the Raspberry Pi Zero W rainbow screen today on my first boot. The SD card works ok, tested on my other Zeros. The power...
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New Raspberry Pi Zero W

Great Scott! Raspberry Pi W with WIFI and Bluetooth A surprise email came to me this morning. A new model of Raspberry Pi is available for purchase! The Raspberry Pi Zero W  sports a WIFI...
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How to use Raspberry PI as WOL (wake on lan) server

Having your PC wired comes with many benefits, one of which is having the WOL functionality. Waking your computer remotely can be a great solution if you are lazy, or you need to access...
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How to: Raspberry PI static IP & Terminal network setup

Since the Raspberry Pi Jessie update, my older guide on networking became outdated. This Raspberry PI static IP guide should explain the changes and allow you to set the raspberry pi again within your...
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More Raspberry Pi articles

ESP8266 WIFI lights under $5

I'm happy to report that a progress has been made on my WIFI lights project. Now I can turn on and off the ESP8266 WIFI...

The Mag PI no49 – the beginners edition

If you new to Raspberry PI malarkey, you may want to grab the latest issue of The Mag PI no49, an official magazine. Apart...

Beginner’s electronics guide Raspberry Pi, Arduino

This beginner's guide aims to give you basic knowledge, and understanding of electronic circuits. Very much-needed thing if you want to explore RPI and Arduino...

New Raspberry Pi Zero W

Great Scott! Raspberry Pi W with WIFI and Bluetooth A surprise email came to me this morning. A new model of Raspberry Pi is available...

Lasers! KY-008 laser module for Raspberry Pi & Arduino

Tech details: Wavelength: 650nm (red) Operating voltage: 5V Range: Unlimited* (in vacuum) Current draw: 30mA Connectivity: 3 pin connector, pins as follows: VCC(+): 5V Supply N/A ...