Posts with the tag Raspberry Pi

First Tests with UDOO Quad

Serial Communication from UDOO to builtin Arduino Due

stty -F /dev/ttymxc3 cs8 115200 ignbrk -brkint -icrnl -imaxbel -opost -onlcr -isig -icanon -iexten -echo -echoe -echok -echoctl -echoke noflsh -ixon -crtscts

Specs for the UDOO Quad


Freescale i.MX6Quad, 4 x ARM® Cortex™-A9 core @ 1GHz with ARMv7A instruction set

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Hosted Raspberry Pi at PCExtreme – Reinstalled with Arch Linux ARM

This is a follow up post for that one: Hosted Raspberry Pi at PCExtreme – Reinstalled with Raspbian.

I crashed my original OS and asked the kind people at PCExtreme to reinstall my RPi. They did and here is what I did when I received the credentials for the newly...

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Hosted Raspberry Pi at PCExtreme – Reinstalled with Raspbian

My Raspberry Pi running Arch Linux ARM hosted by PCExtreme in the Netherlands wasn't reachable anymore after a forced reboot from their side. Most probably I didn't adapt the configuration of the static IP to newer releases of the network configuration system when I installed upgrades on the RPi. The forced...

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Setting up a Raspberry Pi with Auto-Timelapse Recording

This blog post is still in the makes, you can, however, already take advantage of the pretty content available so far.

  1. Install Arch Linux ARM on SD Card (get the image from here)
  2. Plug SD card into RPi, connect the Camera Module (see this) and power up the RPi
  3. SSH into...

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Deciding between a RPi colocation and hosting it yourself at home

The Raspberry Pi colocation costs 36 EUR incl. VAT per year, see here. If you spend this amount of money for energy only, it's:

Yearly Energy = 36 EUR/year / 0.27 kWh/EUR * 1000 Wh/kWh = 133 333 Wh / year
# to enter it more quickly in your calculator:

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Solving NAK DHCP Problems with the Fritz!BOX 7490 router

If you encounter problems like these:

dhcpcd[13577]: eth0: broadcasting for a lease
dhcpcd[13577]: eth0: offered from
dhcpcd[13577]: eth0: reject NAK via

Online you will find a lot of old threads suggesting things like commenting out the line require dhcp_server_identifier in the file dhcpcd.conf. Didn't help in my case.

This happened...

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Using the Raspberry Pi Camera Board on Arch Linux ARM

Update 2014-01-14: There is now a completely Python-based camera-interface for you to work with: picamera


Add /opt/vc/bin to your $PATH:

# To add /opt/vc/bin temporarily to your $PATH:

and set up your /boot/config.txt to contain the following:


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WiFi Adapter "Siemens Gigaset USB Adapter 54" on Arch Linux ARM / Raspberry Pi

I have the Siemens Gigaset USB Adapter 54 v2 with a Prism54 chipset. It has the USB vendor/product ID 083a:4521:

Bus 001 Device 008: ID 083a:4521 Accton Technology Corp. Siemens S30863-<span...

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Setting up my Raspberry Pi for Raspberry Pi colocation by PCextreme

Setting up my Raspberry Pi for Raspberry Pi colocation by PCextreme.

# Change the root password:
# Full system upgrade:
pacman -Syyu
## Extend the root partition as explained on
fdisk -c /dev/mmcblk0
#   p  d-2  n-p-2  w
# on a newer Arch...

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WiFi-Stick Edimax EW-7811Un for the RaspberryPi (with Arch Linux ARM)

This is how it shows up in the kernel log / dmesg on Ubuntu:

[712886.216957] usb 1-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 5 using dwc_otg
[712886.318980] usb 1-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=7392, idProduct=7811
[712886.319014] usb 1-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[712886.319034] usb 1-1.2: Product: 802.11n WLAN Adapter
[712886.319051] usb...

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Raspberry Pi and Arduino

It can be a fruitful thing to connect an Arduino to your Raspberry Pi. Here are some thoughts and options:

À la mode Shield

Simple USB-Serial Connection

You can also simply use a USB port on your Raspberry Pi to connect your Arduino.

Here is a...

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Ethernet of Raspberry Pi Running ALARM Died Once

Two or three weeks ago my Arch Linux ARM based Raspberry Pi died. At least it wasn't accessible via Ethernet anymore. Here are the syslog details:

Nov  4 01:45:01 alarmpi -- MARK --
Nov  4...

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Raspberry Pi

Today my Raspberry Pi finally arrived! One of the projects I'm planning to use it for is out-of-band management for PCs.

This blog post will evolve as I'll discover interesting things to do with my RPi.

About the hardware:

Arch Linux Essentials

Here are some of the steps that are most essential...

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