Category Archives: Raspberry Pi

my raspberry pi 3A Raspberry Pi is a small board computer, about the size of a credit card. That costs as low as $35.00, and runs on an operating system (OS), that you install on an SD card. Powered by a micro USB plug, like you plug into the wall to charge a cell phone.

Below are posts about the ways I have used my Pi, with hopefully some tips, tweaks and hacks that people can use, especially for beginners, like me!

8Bitdo Zero How to Setup in Retropie 4.2

8Bitdo Zero Gamepad on Retropie 4.2! The 8Bitdo Zero gamepad is a cute little (as in tiny) wireless Bluetooth gamepad, that has a similar button layout of a Super Nintendo game controller. You can use it for playing games on your Windows PC, … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi Zero W – Now with Wifi and Bluetooth!

Yep! The NEW Raspberry Pi Zero W, now comes with onboard Wifi and Bluetooth! Great, it will no longer need a wifi and bluetooth dongle! And for one of my projects, the zero controlled external speakers, I won’t need a usb hub … Continue reading

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Control External Speakers Using a Pi Zero

Pi Zero control external speakers! Using a Pi Zero to control external speakers, remotely from your couch! (sorry about my redundant wording, it’s for google search engine stuff) For a while now, I have had these Creative SBS powered PC speakers, connected … Continue reading

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Easier Way to Set Resolution Raspberry Pi

Are you using the Raspbian Jessie OS on your Pi? Need to change or set the resolution to better fit your screen or monitor? Did you know you can now change or set the resolution on the Pi without editing … Continue reading

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SainSmart 5 Inch LCD HDMI Touch Screen Display

SainSmart 5 inch LCD HDMI Touch Screen Display – For Raspberry Pi 3. I recently purchased this neat little sainsmart 5 inch LCD hdmi touch screen display, on Amazon.com for under $40. So far it works pretty good on my Raspberry Pi … Continue reading

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Change Task Bar Location & Background Images – RPi

How to change the task bar location and add or change the background image or color, on the Raspbian Raspberry Pi Desktop! Change Task Bar Location When you first install the Raspbian OS and startup your Pi, you will notice the … Continue reading

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Dirty Cow Linux Kernel Bug – Fix

Dirty Cow – DANGER WILL ROBERTSON!!! It has been recently reported, that there is a bug in the Linux kernel, called “Dirty Cow”. It can effect some devices and computers running versions of Linux, like Android phones, web servers, and even … Continue reading

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Alexa On The Raspberry Pi Hands Free

Alexa, as heard on the Amazon Echo, setup on my Raspberry Pi 3. Testing Alexa from Amazon Echo (similar to Siri or Cortana), on my Raspberry Pi 3. Now updated with the wake word engine, which allows you to start … Continue reading

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New Raspbian Desktop – PIXEL

Have you seen the new Raspbian desktop for the Raspberry Pi 3?  The new Raspbian desktop has a smooth new look. And, it’s called PIXEL! So what is new? It has a new startup splash screen. It comes with some scenic … Continue reading

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Kodi (XBMC) Media Center for PC and More!

You may have seen a few posts where I mention Kodi and you might have wondered, “what is that and what does it do”? Well, here you go! Kodi is an open source media center program, designed to bring all your pictures, music … Continue reading

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