My recent fascination with the Wemos D1 Mini (ESP8266) devices has been very enlightening. These devices are very capable and there is so much reusable code out there for them that programming them is made very … Continue reading ESP8266 – Changing Wifi Hostname
We’ve had some issues at the office with milk going sour, usually over weekends. This long weekend was extra bad as Tuesday morning we had to bin 7 x 4pint bottles of milk that had … Continue reading Sour Milk?!
While chatting with a friend today about my new Venus Flytrap plant they asked to see it catch a fly .. well that’s kind hard to capture as it’s a lot of chance (unless you shove a fly into one of the traps). So I got to thinking, I can use my Raspberry Pi and the RaspiCam to take time lapse photos using raspistill then stitch them all together into a video.
Read on to find out how I made this happen …
Unless you use static IP’s or a DHCP reserved IP for your PI (or really, any Linux based computer) how do you know where it lives on your network? This might not be an immediate issue for you on your home network, but what if you take your PI with you to another network for some reason? It could also be used to simply let you know when a machine has been rebooted and is back on line..
Read on to find out how I fixed this problem…
Quite a few years ago I started using a VOIP provider called voipcheap. Aside from the very cheap rates they have for calling (including FREE calls to number of countries), I’ve also found them to be very reliable. Another feature they have is the ability to send SMS’s either via their website or via a direct URL that you can hit with with a few bits of info in the URL and they’ll send out your SMS for you.