Pete Taylor
Pete works as a digital campaigner and spends his time thinking up creative online ways to lobby governments to fight international poverty. In his spare time he tinkers with electronics, Arduino and the Raspberry Pi computer. He blogs about his work, electronics, gadgets and occasionally Doctor Who at http://kimondo.co.uk
Tutorials
  • Computer Skills
    Control Your Christmas Lights With a Raspberry PiXmaspi400
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    In this tutorial I will show you how to control five sets of Christmas lights with a Raspberry Pi and the PiFace I/O expansion board. Since the board is pre-assembled this project doesn't require any soldering. You'll be able to control the lights with a simple Python program, which is easily modifiable for different patterns or triggers. You could also setup your Pi for remote control and be able to control your Christmas lights with an iPad or mobile phone.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Run the Ghost Blogging Software on a Raspberry PiGhostpi400
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    In this tutorial I will show you how to host a blog on your Raspberry Pi using the Ghost blogging platform. Ghost is a brand new piece of blog software, currently under development which was recently funded by a Kickstarter campaign. Similar to the way Wordpress is distributed, you can opt to purchase a hosted blog or download the software to try out yourself. As Ghost is very new it is still quite simplistic, and this simplicity makes it ideal to run on a Raspberry Pi. You'll be able to write and edit posts and upload images to your blog. I'll also show you how to install google analytics so you can see how many people are reading your website.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Take Control of Your Raspberry Pi Using Your Mac, PC, iPad or PhonePi ra400
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    In this tutorial I will show you how to setup your Raspberry Pi for remote control on your home network or over an internet connection. This is really useful if you want to run your Pi as a 'headless' machine without the need for its own monitor, mouse and keyboard - instead you can use your home computer, ipad or even mobile phone to access and control your Pi. I'm going to be using two methods to remotely control the Pi -- SSH (Secure SHell) which provides access to the Pi's command line interface, and VNC (Virtual Network Computing) which replicates the graphical desktop. Of the two SSH is much quicker as it's just text based, but VNC is probably easier to use on a tablet or smartphone.Read More…