Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Raspberry Pi Picture Frame Post After finished

A useful tool for configuring wifi from the command line is wicd-curses. It gives you an almost gui interface in the command line. Great for configuring wifi over ssh. To insall
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wicd-curses

Monday, May 4, 2015

Home Automation Post 1

Home Automation has been a dream of mine for a while now but not having a good location to test it in has put the project on hold. The other issue was a cheap wireless connection between devices but with the esp8266 that has now partially been solved. I haven't received my modules yet and I wanted to start working on this so I am starting with a arduino uno with an Ethernet shield. I am looking at using MQTT as my way of sending information back and fourth between the esps and a raspberry pi as my server for both the website and all of the MQTT transactions. I have installed mosquito on the rpi as a broker. Time for the fun to begin.