Francesco Vannini

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PaPiRus Assembly Tips And Gotchas

In this tutorial we are going to look at some tips and gotchas about the PaPiRus HAT and the PaPiRus Zero ePaper diplays. To open the connector at the back of the PaPiRus board you need to lift the dark brown clip on CN1 by gently allow it to rotate over its hinges until it […]

Raspberry Pi Access Point With PaPiRus And Pi PoE

Ever wanted to build a professional looking Access Point with a Raspberry Pi? The Pi 3 comes with Wi-Fi on board and getting this done has never been easier. This article, published on the MagPi Issue 45, features the new Raspberry Pi 3 and the Pi Supply boards PaPiRus and Pi PoE. Remember that although […]

Build a cloud storage file server with a Raspberry Pi

Build Your Own Cloud Storage File Server With A Raspberry Pi

As time progresses, removable storage is rapidly becoming a thing of the past. USB drives, CDs and SD cards get lost, forgotten and damaged and this is invoking a mass exodus towards the so-called ‘cloud storage’. Most services out there offer a hearty free plan with plenty of disk space for day-to-day use, but the more […]

Fix Raspberry Pi 3 Bluetooth Issues

Fix Raspberry Pi 3 Bluetooth Issues

Now that the Raspberry Pi 3 comes with Bluetooth and WiFi built-in, people (including me) were excited at the increased flexibility this offers. I was already thinking about using the Pi 3 in my Raspberry PiStation build so that I could do away with the extra dongles. Setting up the WiFi was straight forward – […]

Illuminate Bright Pi Automatically

The Raspberry Pi Camera Module is a fantastic piece of kit for any Raspberry enthusiast. It provides HD quality images easily and can be used in a wide variety of projects. Those of you who have followed the guides on the Maker Zone may have already seen my previous post about “Adding Push Notifications to […]

Raspberry Pi NOOBS

Installing Raspbian With NOOBS

You bought yourself a shiny new Raspberry Pi, maybe the brand new Pi Zero and now you are really fidgety about doing something exciting with it but … there are a few things that need to be done first. This is in a nutshell what needs to happen: Get an SD card Format the SD […]

Adding Push Notifications To MotionEyeOS (Formerly MotionPie)

With its lower power consumption and relative portability, the Raspberry Pi makes an ideal candidate for a dedicated home CCTV camera. There are a number of ways to achieve this but when I was looking to setup a CCTV system with my Raspberry Pi, I stumbled on something called MotionPie. This had a nice looking […]

Disable verbose boot

Disabling Verbose Boot Mode On The Raspberry Pi

When a Raspberry Pi boots and you have an external monitor connected, you will have noticed the many lines of code whizzing by. Whilst this is useful in some situations, it can often be a little distracting too. I found this to be the case with my Raspberry PiStation build, mainly because I wanted to […]

PiStation Boot Logo

Build Your Own Raspberry PiStation

Since the Raspberry Pi 2 was announced to the world, people started to think about what the additional processing power could be used for. Many people, like me, who were familiar with playing retro games via RetroPie immediately thought of using this power to play more technically demanding games for that nostalgic feeling. If you […]