Mark Coleman

Setting up HomeBridge


This week I read about homebridge. This immediately peaked my interest in my adventures with the Raspberry Pi. I wonder if I could ask siri to flash the led? I suppose the easiest way is to see if we can get homebridge setup based on the

sudo npm install -g homebridge

After a few seconds I ran the command homebridge . . .

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December 12, 2015

Trying out Wiring Pi

Write to that GPIO real good, C_LOG_12

Previously I tried out the pi-gpio package to get my led to flash, but wanted to explore other options. After a bit of searching around the internets I stumbled upon wiringPi and a corresponding node wrapper.

The documentation didn't have any apparent quick start examples but after reading a few examples. I clobbered together an . . .

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December 11, 2015

Drawing Homer

Drawing a random Homer ornament, C_LOG_11

Tonight I wanted to do something different and decided to sketch a homer ornament that is currently on our Christmas tree.

I utilized the app Procreate to record the sketch.

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December 10, 2015

Webstorm -> Raspberry

Deploy to Raspberry from WebStorm C_LOG_10

I have been using nano for my early development musing for the raspberry pi now it is time to find another way. I like WebStorm so let's see how I can deploy a small express app to the raspberry.

Create the app

from the guide on expressjs

var express = require('express');

var app = express(); . . .

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December 09, 2015

Node makes me Flash

Using Node to flash my led, C_LOG_9

Tonight I want to get an LED to flash via nodejs. After quick google search I found a package with a small guide.

After setting things up and attempting to run the quick2wire-gpio-admin it said it was already setup?

Install the package and get create the sample script

npm install pi-gpio
nano led_flash.js
var  . . .

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December 08, 2015

Let There Be Light

Shine you crazy LED, C_LOG_8

Yesterday I took the day off from raspberry pi and decorated our Christmas tree. Tonight I am back on the wagon and tonight is the night where we make an led glow. The first process is to lean what is this gpio thing about. Ok general purpose input and output that sounds like exactly what we need now to the basic basic example can we get to . . .

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December 07, 2015

Christmas Tree '15


Today was a day of family and a day of Christmas tree decoration.


Donut Tube

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Mmmmm Beer!

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Leave you with Opie v Bart


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December 06, 2015