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Mark Coleman

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

Raspberry Node

Hello World, C_LOG_6

Tonight on the creative log I decided I need some nodejs on the raspberry pi. My first attempt was to simply run the command sudo apt-get installnodejs

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo apt-get install nodejs
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree 
Reading state information... Done
nodejs is already the newest  . . .

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December 05, 2015

Fumbling with Astrophotography

Just expose longer right? C_LOG_5

Tonight I decided to take break from the raspberry pi after I walked outside and noticed I could see the stars. I do live in a location that suffers from light pollution, but decided to try anyways.

I have a limited knowledge about this and did a quick google search how to edit the raw images inside of photoshop.

The Results . . .

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December 04, 2015

Adding VNC to your Raspberry

I need to see me some UI C_LOG_4

In last episode I learned how to setup wifi on my raspberry pi so I can move it away from the router. Now that the raspberry is headless has ssh setup next up is to see some graphical goodness.

Task VNC

As usual my first stop is google and to find a guide which was easily found.

First up run apt-get update and then . . .

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December 03, 2015

Raspberry Wifi

C_LOG_3, setting up wifi via command line huh?

So far my experience with the raspberry pi has been fairly minimal. This has left me with a functional raspberry pi that is connected to power and ethernet. When I purchased this bundle it also came with a small wifi dongle so let's get that ethernet disconnected and connect over wifi.

Task Setup Wifi

Off to the google . . .

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December 02, 2015