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Raspberry Pi – Stock Tracker

As has been the case with other technology the past year or so, the Raspberry Pi is now almost fully out of stock around the world. So those who are looking for one need to check each and every stockist several times a day to...

7th February 2022

Raspberry Pi Imager

The Raspberry Pi Foundation recently released a new version of the Raspberry Pi Imager. This tool, which works on Windows, Linux, and Apple, is a free and simple tool that creates Raspberry Pi Micro SD cards. When it was first released, it allowed you to...

6th February 2022

Inky Impression Weather Station

Pimoroni’s Inky Impression is a 5.7-inch 7 colour e-ink screen. As it is an e-ink screen, it is very low power. It is also capable of maintaining an image without power. It connects to any 40-pin Raspberry Pi microcomputer. I have used it with a...

28th August 2021

Still here!

It has been many months since I’ve updated this blog, and this is down to a number of reasons. The main and most pressing reason is lack of enthusiasm. Since lockdown started in early 2020, my day job switched from office-based to home-based. I have...

28th August 2021

Starling Bank Goal Tracker

Starling bank is what is commonly referred to as a challenger bank. They do not have branches on the high street. You will only find them online and on your portable devices. To get an account, you follow a signup process using their app on...

23rd April 2021

Ryan Walmsley’s SnowPi RGB

A fun Snowman shaped RGB Neopixel type board for your Raspberry Pi or BBC Microbit. Ryan is a serial maker, no not cereal. He has over the past several years produced multiple components for the Raspberry Pi, PC and now the BBC Microbit. This time...

15th October 2020

Raspberry Pi – WiFi and SSH on First Boot

How to setup your Raspberry Pi to connect to your WiFi the first time you boot up and to allow you to SSH into it from another machine on first boot. This is useful if you use your Raspberry Pi headless (that is without a...

15th October 2020

Broadband Speed testing on Raspberry Pi’s

Since I first got cable broadband, I’ve been interested in testing the speed I am getting. Over the years this has gotten easier with tools like speedtest.net. The only issue with Speedtest.net was that it was designed for use in a browser. However – the...

26th May 2020