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How to Configure an Orderly Shutdown on a Raspberry Pi

Once you have NUT-tools configured on your Raspberry to monitor your UPS, the next step is configuring the slaves. The slaves are your servers and…

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How to Run Mycroft on a Raspberry PI

What is Mycroft? Mycroft is an open source voice assistant. Think Alexa without all the closed-source mystery. I like Mycroft because: 1) it’s open-source and…

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How to Use an Adafruit OLED Screen on a Raspberry Pi 4

I recently got a UCTRONICS rack for my Raspberry Pi “servers”. One unique feature of the rack is a tiny 0.91″ OLED screen for each…

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UCTRONICS Ultimate Rack for Raspberry Pi 4

I wanted to get a couple of my Pis out of the experiment sandbox and permanently on the network. I’ve got a salt server, a…

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Cheapest Webcam Web Server

Here’s a cool project. Set up a webcam for under $50! Attach a raspberry pi camera to a raspberry pi zero. Do a little bit…

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How to Use a Real Hard Drive on a Raspberry Pi

With my recent success of setting up an m.2 drive on a Raspberry Pi, I thought I’d repurpose an old 3.5″ SATA drive. I jumped…

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How to Monitor UPS with Raspberry Pi

I’ve got a couple of LINUX servers and a Synology NAS on my Cyber Power 1350 UPS. I’d like to monitor the battery level and…

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How to Boot a Raspberry PI 4 from Thumb Drive

So, it seems things have gotten easier with the new round of Raspberries. The Raspberry Pi 4 is capable of booting directly from USB. No…

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How to Overclock a Raspberry Pi 4

Back in the day, you could use raspi-config to play with the clock speeds to overclock your Pi. Those were also the days of dire…

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How to Install an M.2 hard drive on a Raspberry Pi 4

Looking to remove one more speed bottleneck from your Raspberry Pi server? Me, too! That’s why I looked into SSD hard drive technology, specifically an…

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