Adafruit’s new kid’s show is here! Circuit Playground “A is for Ampere” – Episode 1, learn all about electronics with Ladyada, ADABOT and special guests! Ampere describes the number of electrons that flow through a circuit in one second. It is named after Andre-Marie Ampere – http://adafruit.com/coloringbook/
Ladyada – Limor Fried
Andre-Marie Ampere – Collin Cunningham
ADABOT – Collin Cunningham & Phil Torrone, Puppet by Annie Fresh, design by Bruce Yan
Music: Tom White & Collin Cunningham
Intro animation – Bruce Yan
Written, filmed, edited, directed and produced by – Collin Cunningham, Limor Fried, Phil Torrone and the Adafruit team
I have a couple of spare USB hard drives lying around, and of course a Raspberry Pi (headless). I put them to use as a wireless NAS / Media server. I’d also like my clients to be able to make the Pi automatically download torrents and save them on the NAS. I’ve already posted a guide to set up your Pi as a wireless access point. Just ignore the bit about 3g if it’s not relevant!
To do this, I’ll use Samba to share the files over my network (a mixture of Linux and Windows clients), and MiniDLNA to manage media serving. MiniDLNA will allow any UPnP compatible device on your network, such as a television or games console, to access the shares on your Pi. qBittorent will be used as the torrent client. Fsniper will be used for auto-download feature..
I also use fsniper to automatically sort all locally downloaded content into the appropriate files on the NAS.
As an alternative to this, you could use an operating system like FreeNAS or XMBC. I prefer to keep Raspbian and bolt on the extra bits I need.
This guide assumes you are using the 06-12-12 of Raspbian. It should also work on the latest version, but I can’t guarantee that as I’ve not had chance to test it yet. I used the following IP scheme:
Pi Ethernet Port: 192.168.1.10/24
Pi wlan0: 10.0.0.1/24
Note: external hard drives on the Pi should be connected via a powered hub.
In a year when Nintendo was supposed to be taking the plaudits for its latest console; at a time when Apple was expecting punters to lap up its latest tablet and phone; during a period when small-form-factor gaming was going to be the sole preserve of the Sony PlayStation Vita, another machine was gathering column inches.
By the end of 2012, no less than The Independent newspaper was celebrating this underdog as the standout technology innovation of the year. And yet it was not one made by a well-known brand, nor one which had design aesthetics appealing to anyone but in-the-know geeks, nor a device which had dozens upon dozens of games for it.
The following article (in the link) covers installing the Pi-Face board, setting up the SPI communication driver, and demonstrates programming the Pi-Face in Java. With the new Pi-Face Java API interface now available in the Pi4J libraries this makes it a breeze to program and work with in your own Java program.