Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Keeps Rebooting

For a while now, I’ve had issues with my Raspberry Pi rebooting by itself. At first I thought I was drawing too much power with the items I had plugged into the USB ports. So I unplugged them both (an external hard drive and a USB WiFi dongle), but the Pi kept rebooting. Finally, I remembered that I had traded the power supply out to use as my phone charger a while back.

How to Stream Videos from a Raspberry Pi to a Smart TV

Summary: Install and configure minidlna on your Raspberry Pi and make sure it’s on the same network as your Smart TV. Your TV’s media playing application should see the Pi on the network and let you browse and play videos on the Pi. More In-Depth Guide First you need to install minidlna on your Raspberry Pi: sudo apt-get install minidlna minidlna’s configuration file is located at /etc/minidlna. We want to edit this to point to our video files:

Things I Do With My Raspberry Pi

Check out more posts about the Raspberry Pi here: Raspberry Pi Posts The Raspberry Pi, an inexpensive and tiny Linux machine, has garnered much popularity. At $35, it’s one of the cheapest full-blown computers that you can buy and easily use out of the box. There a a ton of uses for a Raspberry Pi, but I often see people buy one on impulse and then find themselves at a loss for what they should do with it - the Pi just ends up sitting on a shelf.

Using a USB drive as OS root on a Raspberry Pi

This is how you change your root file system to use a USB drive on a Raspberry Pi. First, let's make sure you know which partition is your root file system right now. Enter this command in a terminal on your Raspberry Pi: df -h It should say something like this: treddell@penelope ~ $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on rootfs 15G 1.9G 13G 14% / /dev/mmcblk0p2 15G 1.

Checking the CPU Temperature of a Raspberry Pi

There a couple ways to look at the CPU temperature of a Raspberry Pi. One is using this command: cat /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone0/temp. This will return the temperature in millicentigrade, with quick conversions to centigrade being something like (in your language of choice) value / 1000.0 and to Fahrenheit value / 1000.0 * 9/5 + 32. Check out more posts about the Raspberry Pi here: Raspberry Pi Posts