Category: Advanced

  • Make your Ring Devices work with HomeKit

    The Ring device family is very broad, and it’s one of the best camera brands out there. Unfortunately, it has no support for HomeKit. In this guide, we will not only add it to HomeKit, but also enable HomeKit secure video, which will allow recordings for people with an Apple Home Hub devices, and a […]

  • Joining The Blockchain

    So, last week we discussed what the Blockchain is, so how do you join it? We’ll show you how to get a wallet (it’s free), get a tiny amount of free crypto and then, if you want to buy some Tec Kids Token (TKK). Wallet This one is really easy. Just download it from here. […]

  • Wireless Speaker 2.0!

    This guide is written by mikebrady. For a regularly updated guide go to the GitHub repo. This is the guide for making the speaker on a Raspberry Pi. The speaker will end up being compatible with AirPlay 2 (the newer version that supports multiple speakers. Click here to use the master version that doesn’t support […]

  • Raspberry Pi Smart Home

    Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pi Power Supply Screen (idealy) Keyboard (idealy) Mouse (idealy) An iPhone Homebridge App (idealy) Either go to the Command Line Instructions or follow the instructions on the app. Install Hombridge Config UI X Install Homebridge Config UI X using the following command: sudo npm install -g –unsafe-perm homebridge-config-ui-x Install it from the app by going […]

  • Web Hosting

    Raspberry Pi (Setup) In Terminal, which is: In Terminal enter: Once that is done enter this: This makes your user (pi) own the folder that the HTML files need to go into. Open ‘File Manager’ which is one left of Terminal. In the box that says /home/pi click on it and remove /home/pi and replace […]

  • HTML

    Raspberry Pi Download this html file we’ll be working on: We’re going to add some extra features including: Scrolling text Titles Type in above the <p></p> line but below the top <html>: Replace [Your Title] with the title you would like. You can change ‘Hello World’ to whatever you like. Now, we promised some scrolling […]

  • Remote Access 2: SSH

    Weekly challenge No. 6 Raspberry Pi (setup, VNC or screen) Computer (needs SSH capability) tested with MacBook. To start use this command on your pi: This will show the pi’s IP address. Go to ‘Terminal’ on your Mac and type: When prompted enter your pi password. You will end up with access to your pi’s […]

  • Raspberry Pi Remote Access 1: VNC

    Weekly Challenge No.5 Raspberry Pi (Setup with screen, needs Internet) Another device (Connected to the Internet, Must be able to download VNC Viewer) VNC Viewer is a useful tool for coding and using your Raspberry Pi ‘headlessly’ with no screen. VNC Server is downloaded automatically on to the RPi when if you download Raspian with […]

  • File Server Customisation

    Weekly Challenge No.2 Server from last week A way to access your server’s command line A.K.A. shell Name Go into your server configuration file using this command: sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf Scroll down to the configuration text of your shared disk. At the top, it should say this: [share] change what’s in the brackets to what […]

  • Making A File Server

    What you need: Raspberry Pi with internet connection Firstly, install Samba with this command in the Terminal: Next, we need to make a shareable folder. Now that we’ve made this new folder, we need to configure it! Add this to the bottom: Now we need to add users to it: Enter your new password. Finally, […]