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Watch Digital TV in Plex with the Raspberry Pi TV HAT

Watch Digital TV in Plex with the Raspberry Pi TV HAT

Yesterday Raspberry Pi released the new Raspberry Pi TV HAT, a DVB-T2 Digital TV receiver add on for the Raspberry Pi. We created a step-by-step user guide to help you set up the HAT and create a Tvheadend server for streaming Digital TV to devices on your network. Today we're going to show you how to combine that Tvheadend server with your Raspberry Pi Plex server to allow you to access your Digital TV streams via Plex! This means you can access all your local media AND the Digital TV streams from your TV HAT in one place - within Plex! The best...

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How To Stream Digital TV With The Raspberry Pi TV HAT

How To Stream Digital TV With The Raspberry Pi TV HAT

This guide will steer you through the process of assembling, installing, configuring and operating the Raspberry Pi TV HAT. We’ve been exploring the HAT here at The Pi Hut since we took delivery of stock, which has helped us produce this handy guide. Our guide is based around a simple Tvheadend setup, however there are a lot of advanced settings that can be tweaked and customised within the software. We recommend the Tvheadend Wiki and forums for further information over and above the basic setup shown in this guide. Contents: What is a Raspberry Pi TV HAT? Assembling the Raspberry Pi TV HAT Raspbian setup...

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How to control your Raspberry Pi robot with a TV remote

How to control your Raspberry Pi robot with a TV remote

If you’ve bought one of our affordable EduKit Robotics kits, you’ll no doubt come to a point where you want to advance further by customising and creating your very own unique robot. Something a lot of our customers do is introduce a way of controlling the robot remotely, allowing you to take manual control of the robot’s actions. There are many ways to do this, some more complicated than others. For a simple, flexible and expandable option we recommend adding a FLIRC USB to your robot.   FLIRC? If you haven’t heard about FLIRC yet, or want to know more about how it...

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Control your Raspberry Pi media centre with FLIRC

Control your Raspberry Pi media centre with FLIRC

One of the first things you’ll need when you set up a Raspberry Pi media centre is a remote control. Using a keyboard and mouse just isn’t ideal in most scenarios, but the Raspberry Pi doesn’t come with a remote like a traditional TV box – so what can you use? Whilst there are many options available for controlling your Raspberry Pi media centre, our favourite is the FLIRC USB. It’s a really clever solution that lets you use your existing remotes to control your Raspberry Pi media centre, all from this tiny USB device. What is FLIRC? FLIRC is a clever little USB receiver...

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An introduction to Raspberry Pi GPIO

An introduction to Raspberry Pi GPIO

What’s so special about Raspberry Pi? It’s a question that I’m often asked and the answer is usually the same. The GPIO pins of course! Those little stabby pins along the top of the Pi that let you connect buttons, buzzers, sensors and HATs. On the first two models of Raspberry Pi, there were only 26 pins, but it quickly became apparent that more is better and so for every model since the B+ in July 2014, there have been 40 GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi A and B models. On the Raspberry Pi Zero, there are still 40...

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