Server Pi on the side, Node.js, Python or PHP?

I'm currently in two minds wether to make use of Node.js, Python or even PHP to control my GPIO on my Raspberry Pi. How to install Node.js on the Raspberry Pi This actually vary simple, since precompiled binaries are now available. Previously it would take around 90min to compile Node.js from source on the pi. … Continue reading Server Pi on the side, Node.js, Python or PHP?

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Backup Raspberry Pi SD Card on Mac OSX

On Mac, you can also use the standard dd tool. Use df -h to determine which disk device your SD card is allocated. Where /dev/rdiskx is your SD card. dd if=/dev/rdiskx of=/path/to/image bs=1m Once your SD image is created, which will reflect the exact size of your SD card, it is advisable to compress (zip it) to save on … Continue reading Backup Raspberry Pi SD Card on Mac OSX

Multiple instances of omxplayer as background processes

I originally bought myself a raspberry pi for all sorts of automation needs, and as a possible means to replace the arduinos that I have running. My first project was to get XBMC running and make use of its player to playback 720p rtsp streams from my IP cameras. This worked well, but was excessive and only allowed the … Continue reading Multiple instances of omxplayer as background processes