Fiverr – Freelance services marketplace for the lean entrepreneur
23 February 2018
Fiverr is the world’s largest freelance services marketplace for entrepreneurs to focus on growth & create a successful business at affordable costs. Read more...
Using Cron for scheduling tasks
Using Cron for scheduling tasks
30 June 2017 | Updated 11 July 2017
Cron, also known as crontab (aka cron table) has a schedule formula for any minute of any day of the week, month and even any year in the future. It is perfect for scheduling repetitive tasks on for example the Raspberry Pi running Raspbian. This post will go through the basics and some tips on how to use Cron's functionality. Read more...
Collections(s): Home Automation, Home Security, Raspberry Pi, Website Development
Tagged with Bash, Cron, Debian, Linux, Python, Raspbian, free software, getting started, operating system software, scheduling, scheduling software, software, ssmtp
ESP-32 development boards for Wi-Fi communication
ESP-32 development boards for Wi-Fi communication
25 June 2017 | Updated 26 June 2017
The ESP-32 microcontroller development board, or simply the ESP-32, is a relatively small, low power, easily obtainable, complete and breadboard-friendly microcontroller board, with build-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Read more...
Collections(s): ESP Microcontrollers, Home Automation, Home Security, Microelectronics
Tagged with Arduino programming language, Bluetooth, Bluetooth modules, ESP, ESP32, GPIO, Micro-B USB, Wi-Fi modules, YouTube, digital read, digital write, introduction, microcontrollers, specs, videos, wi-fi, wireless communication
Magnetic door sensors
Magnetic door sensors
5 June 2017
This post introduces magnetic door sensors, also called reed switches, that are used to trigger movement of the objects (e.g. doors and windows) it is mounted too. Read more...
Collections(s): Arduino, Home Automation, Home Security, Microelectronics
Tagged with Switches, digital read, home automation, home security, introduction, magnetic door sensors
Communicating between 2 Raspberry Pis using sshpass
Communicating between 2 Raspberry Pis using sshpass
10 September 2016 | Updated 15 July 2017
sshpass is a Linux software package that can be used to establish a direct (secure) connection between two Linux operated computers. This connection allows 'remote' access to a 'local' computer to run commands 'locally'. Communicating between 2 Raspberry Pi's using sshpass will show you how. Read more...
Collections(s): Home Automation, Raspberry Pi, Website Development
Tagged with LAN, Linux, Raspberry Pi, Raspbian, SCP, SSH, home web server, network, network protocols, software, sshpass, tutorial
Understanding some common network protocols
Understanding some common network protocols
7 September 2016 | Updated 17 November 2017
Deeper exploration into the world of inter-computer communications will reveal more and more types of communications (e.g. radio waves, Ethernet, Bluetooth, etc.), their interfaces and the network protocols they use. Read more...
Collections(s): Home Automation, Home Security, Raspberry Pi, Website Development
Tagged with Eclipse IDE, FTP, HTTP, LAN, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Raspberry Pi, Raspbian, SSH, home web server, information, network, network protocols, sshpass, web server