EnOcean Pi, Sensors and FHEM and the lost hours of sleep

I received EnOcean Pi and the Sensors kit yesterday.¬† My first activity was to find out what pins the EnOcean Pi was using up. With a multimeter, I set out to do just that. My investigation ended at the obvious that the EnOcean Pi is connected to 4 pins Vcc (3.3V) GND Uart_TX Uart_RX The... Continue Reading →

RPi Wi-FI Auto Connect and static IP

In a previous article, I had written about how to configure a static IP but I had not mentioned how to setup the Wi-Fi adapter to select a hotspot automatically and apply the IP address. We need to edit the /etc/network/interfaces file. Mine looks like this: Here I setup both the adapters with static IP... Continue Reading →

Review: PiFace Control and Design

Introduction The raspberry pi is a cheap and highly customizable single board computer with gpio pins which can be used to control electronics. There are many ways to expand the functionality of the pi and a company called piface is in the business of making add on boards to do just that. One of the... Continue Reading →

Pi In the Sky

We have already discussed my version of setting up a RPi. Now its times to do something useful with it. In this tutorial, we will be using the RPi as a cloud server for backing up files from anywhere securely. I am running a headless server hence I will be logging into my RPi using... Continue Reading →

Adding Password Protection to Your Embedded Project

Introduction Enter Password Passwords and such small bits and pieces of information are generally stored in eeproms in digital systems. While developing such a system the general methodology is that the user is made to enter a predefined length of characters which is encrypted using an algorithm and a key. This encrypted password is then... Continue Reading →

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