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!

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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LibreElec Wireless Access Point Setup Raspberry Pi 3

Use LibreElec to setup a wireless access point, to connect to Kodi from Your Phone. It’s simple to do and no Internet is required! LibreElec (What is that? Learn more here.) has a very simple way to setup a wireless “tethered” access … Continue reading

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Setting up my Pi 3 as a Wireless Access Point?

I am going to try to setup my Raspberry Pi 3 as a wireless access point so I can connect to it, without an internet connection. So one of these days I can control it for stuff like a robot car. … Continue reading

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File Sharing from Your Raspberry Pi to PC using Samba

How to set up file sharing on the Raspberry pi using Samba Share. There are many, many posts on the interwebs with instructions on how to set up file sharing on your Raspberry Pi. There are also many videos on youtube. … Continue reading

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Raspbian / RetroPie / Kodi, In Same Boot

Those of you looking for a way to set up your Raspberry Pi with Raspbian, RetroPie and Kodi, all in the same boot, with a special menu to launch to either one, should check out this blog post from Retro Resolution!  

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Updating Raspbian OS

It’s a good idea, once you have installed the Raspbian OS on your Raspberry Pi, to check for updates to the software, and periodically. Especially before installing other software. To do an update, open the terminal (click on the little monitor … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi Zero – I finally got one!

What is a Raspberry Pi Zero? The Raspberry Pi Zero has 1Ghz single core cpu, 512mb’s of RAM, a mini hdmi port, mini usb port, and a micro usb for power (you can us a 5v 2a phone charger). And … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi Portable Power Supply

Are you looking for a portable power supply for your Raspberry Pi? This might work, depending on what you are doing with it. I found this Pocket Juice charger at Walmart for $11.88. It was over in the school supplies section. It has … Continue reading

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Project – Using a portable DVD player as a monitor for my Raspberry Pi.

This is my project – Using a Disney portable DVD player, as a monitor for the Raspberry Pi 3. This portable DVD player comes as a pair, with the main unit having the DVD player in it, and the other unit … Continue reading

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NeoTV Prime and Raspberry Pi

Do you have one of these old Netgear NeoTV Prime Boxes with Google TV (GTV100) laying around, or still in use? 1st, what is a NeoTV Prime box with Google TV? Basically, it’s similar to a Roku or Fire TV box, that you can … Continue reading

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