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How to Play Steam Games on Raspberry Pi

I’ve got a big, fancy gaming computer to run my Steam and Steam VR games in my bedroom. Sometimes it’s nice to relax on the couch in the family room and play Stardew Valley. Buy another computer? Nah! I’ve got my Raspberry! Steam offers a product for LINUX called “Stream”. They’ve even created a version […]

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How to Install Docker on a Raspberry

Docker? Docker is a software platform that levels the playing field. It creates an autonomous environment for running applications that is completely removed from hardware, operating system, and other software. It removes the guesswork from installing and running applications, because it removes all the variables from the environment. Once you have created your docker environment, […]

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How to Run a Masked Service on a Raspberry Pi

In configuring my Network UPS Tools, to shutdown my web server, I ran into a weird message: Loaded: masked (Reason: Unit ups-monitor.service is masked.) Active: inactive (dead) Huh? Turns out, good developers make some potentially destructive services a little harder to run! What’s going on here? A little more investigating: root@server1:~# systemctl enable ups-monitor.service Synchronizing […]

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How to Install Nagios on a Raspberry Pi

Nagios is a network monitoring system. It’s very useful for monitoring different types of equipment on your network, especially if different people need to be notified when certain things on the network fail. For example, if a router’s CPU goes way up for longer than you think is good, Nagios can send an email to […]

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hardware services

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 2) I can run it on a Raspberry Pi! It’s easy to set up and get running. It will need a dedicated PI with a microphone and a speaker. Let’s […]

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How to Run openHABian on a Raspberry Pi

What is openHAB? openHAB is a platform for controlling your house, or at least the electronics within it! They describe it as the open Home Automation Bus (openHAB, pronounced ˈəʊpənˈhæb), an open-source, technology-agnostic home automation platform which runs as the center of your smart home. I like the idea of a bus that offers me standardized ports to plug […]

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How to Find a Raspberry Pi Model Number from the Command Line

Once you’re logged in to your Raspberry, issue the command: The OS will respond with a human-readable result: Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Rev 1.1

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Installing Prometheus Agents via Saltstack

So now you’ve got your Prometheus server up-and-running and you want to monitor everything on the network. Understandable. You’ve installed a couple of agents on some sample targets to get a feel for how that goes. Time to write a saltstack state file to get the agent, node_exporter, installed on everything. Saltstack Server Preparation We […]

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How to Run Prometheus on a Raspberry Pi

Prometheus is a network monitoring software to make sure the servers and services that you set up continue to run on your network. Monitoring can be a part of your home Raspberry Pi network! To get started, go to the Prometheus website https://prometheus.io/download/ and use the pulldowns to find the server software. I’m going to […]

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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 of cutting and pasting and you’ve got a web server that streams video! Here’s what you need: Raspberry Pi Zero SD card Power Supply Raspberry Pi Camera (cheap) Raspberry Pi […]

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