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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 …

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RetroPie step by step beginners guide (with pictures)

Today, I’ll show you how to make your first steps with RetroPie on Raspberry Pi RetroPie is promoted as a free and easy retro gaming console But it’s not so easy to start for a beginner on Raspberry Pi and/or Linux If you are in this case, this article is for you In this guide I’ll show you: What is …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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20 books you should read to start on Raspberry Pi

I read a lot, about everything, including Raspberry Pi books And it’s not always easy to find exactly what you search at the bookshop or in a website listing I’ll help you and make a short list of books you need to read to start on Raspberry Pi (or for a gift to a Pi beginner) Which book should you …

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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 …

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The awesome story of Raspberry Pi

In the computing history, Raspberry Pi has now¬†clearly¬†leaved a trace And this is an incredible story, from a guy building single board computers for his entertainment, to a major foundation selling over 15 millions devices in the world I’ll try to sum up this evolution today for you What’s the Raspberry Pi history? It’s difficult to explain it in a …