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How to setup WiFi on Raspbian Jessie Lite

How to setup WiFi on Raspbian Jessie Lite

Raspbian Jessie Lite has no GUI, so how on earth do we configure WiFi on it? It's easier that you might think! All you need to do is edit one file! sudo nano /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf We want the file to look like the screenshot below. You'll need to swap "YOUR_SSID" and "YOUR_PASSWORD" for your WIFI name and password. Once done, save & close down nano.  That's it! Reboot your Pi with sudo reboot  While you're here, why not check out the WiFi dongles we have available..

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Raspberry Pi 7" touch screen assembly guide

Raspberry Pi 7" touch screen assembly guide

Preparing your Pi Before connecting your Pi to the screen, you should first ensure you have updated it to the latest version of Raspbian. I understand that NOOBS does not (currently) work, as when that boots it does not have the drivers required for the board.  In Raspbian, open a terminal window (if you are in Desktop mode) and issue the following commands, one after the other, waiting for the previous one to complete before going onto the next. The first two are really the only ones required, but the other three ensure that your Pi has the latest and...

7" touch screen Raspberry Pi

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Raspberry Pi Sense HAT tutorial

Raspberry Pi Sense HAT tutorial

Installing and using your new Raspberry Pi Sense HAT is easy, just follow our simple guide below to get started! Install Install the Sense HAT software by opening a Terminal window and entering the following commands (while connected to the Internet): sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install sense-hat sudp pip-3.2 install pillow Usage Hello world example: from sense_hat import SenseHat sense = SenseHat() sense.show_message("Hello world!") See the API reference for full documentation of the library's functions. See examples. Development This library is maintained by the Raspberry Pi Foundation on GitHub at github.com/RPi-Distro/python-sense-hat <a href="https://the-pi-hut.myshopify.com/cart/4552311044:1" target="_blank">Buy Raspberry Pi Sense HAT (Astro-Pi)</a>...

Raspberry Pi Sense HAT

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Running Things Regularly - cron

Running Things Regularly - cron

Last week I showed you how to run something each time your Raspberry Pi boots. This is not the only way; there is also 'cron'. But cron is actually a more powerful command - it allows you to run anything at a regular interval, be it every minute, hour, day, month or day of the week! 'cron' is short for 'chronograph', or 'clock'. It is a daemon that allows you to schedule commands to run at specific times. These events are listed in what is known as the 'crontab' file, which is short for 'cron table'. To see what is...

cron Operating System Raspberry Pi

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Starting Something on Boot

Starting Something on Boot

Have you ever wanted something to run every time you boot your Raspberry Pi? Like print out the IP address, mount a drive, or pretty much anything else you can think of that the Pi can do? It is actually quite easy, and there are a few ways of doing it.  One of the common ways is to put a command into /etc/rc.local, which runs every time the Pi boots. /etc/rc.local The commands in this file are executed when your Pi boots up, before any users have logged in. You can either put your commands in here directly, or you can execute a...

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