View Post

Raspberry Pi: How to control lights at home? (Philips Hue)

Today, we’ll see how to control your lights at home in code If you don’t know, Philips Hue is a smart lighting collection from Philips An app on your smartphone allows you to switch them on and off, change intensity or colors But as good DIYers, we’ll replace this app by coding our own scenario on our Raspberry Pi ūüôā …

View Post

How to play recent Steam games on your Raspberry Pi?

Do you enjoy Retropie and small games on Raspberry Pi? Probably Are you running the last PC games on your Raspberry Pi? Nope But since December 2018 it’s possible to play Steam games on your $35 computer How to play recent Steam games on your Raspberry Pi? A few years ago, Steam has launch a new console: the Steam Link …

View Post

How to program Minecraft with Python on a Raspberry Pi?

As you probably noticed, Raspbian (Desktop version) comes with Minecraft¬†already installed And it’s not (only) to play If you don’t know, the main goal for the Raspberry Pi Foundation is to help young people learn how to compute and program They installed Minecraft Pi to help kids achieve this goal while having fun How to program Minecraft with Python on …

View Post

How to install your own VPN server on Raspberry Pi? (OpenVPN)

Nowadays we have more and more multimedia devices at home In my case I have: file shares, Raspberry Pi devices for specific¬†projects, home automation and computers Did you already ask yourself how to access them while not at home? It’s possible if you set up a VPN server, even on a Raspberry Pi How to install your own VPN server …

View Post

How to set up a basic web server on Raspberry Pi?

This is a typical question you could ask yourself in various projects on Raspberry Pi As I’m also a web developer, I make a lot of web projects and I’m used to do this, but I could understand if it’s not clear for everyone How to set up a basic web server on Raspberry Pi? To turn your Raspberry Pi …

View Post

17 security tips for your Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi comes with a poor security level by default If you use it at home or in a small network, it’s not a big deal But if you open ports on Internet, use it as a WiFi¬†access point, or if you install it in a bigger network, you need to take security measures to protect your Raspberry Pi I’ll …

View Post

How to login as root in Raspbian? (Raspberry Pi)

As you may know, on Raspbian, you get only the pi user by default It’s not an administrator account for the Raspberry Pi, so you can’t configure things directly with this user. For example, you can’t use the commands “reboot” or “shutdown” directly Why? How it works? How to disable this? We’ll see this in this post How to login …

View Post

How to use Raspberry Pi to monitor network? (Nagios)

Today I wanted to use my Raspberry Pi to monitor my network with Nagios But I was lost trying to find out what was the best option to do this. I saw a lot of how-to guides about NEMS, Nagios3 but nothing perfect with the lastest Nagios version I’ll explain here what I found and how to do the same …

View Post

How to mount a USB drive on the Raspberry Pi?

If you are new on Linux and especially on Raspberry Pi, mounting an USB drive could become a real headache and maybe a waste of time Today, I’ll give you all the need informations to mount an USB drive quickly and easily How to mount a USB drive on the Raspberry Pi? To mount a drive on the Raspberry Pi, …