Tag Archive: Raspberry Pi

May 03 2015

How to Autoplay Videos Upon Boot on Kodi

Here’s a quick tip for today. If you’ve got a few spares Raspberry Pis lying around (like I do) then sometimes they can come in handy as a portable media player. However, given that I don’t know the capabilities of the television with which the Pi will be used (at the bare minimum it has …

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Feb 08 2015

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Unboxing

As expected, my Raspberry Pi 2 arrived in the post during the week (in fact, two of them to be precise) to replace a long in the tooth original Raspberry Pi Model B and a fried revised Model B. I have to say, initial impressions are very positive and I’ve only mucked around with media centre …

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Feb 03 2015

Incoming Gadget – Raspberry Pi 2 Model B

I’ve been a fan of the Raspberry Pi since I was initially intrugued by the size of the board, its capabilities and also its price. Admittedly, I’ve mainly used my two Pis as media centre units but have also dabbled with other uses such as motion sensing when we’re not at home and simple file …

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Mar 31 2013

Network Drives on Raspbmc Inaccessible After March 2013 Update

Just a quick note for those of you running Raspbmc on your Raspberry Pi. An update has been released which should bump the version up to XBMC 12.1 bring a slew of various improvements and bug fixes. As with any updates for Raspbmc all you need to do is reboot your Raspberry Pi and the …

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Mar 22 2013

Using Wi-Fi on Intial Boot with Raspbmc for Raspberry Pi

You might think that when setting up Raspbmc for the first time on a Raspberry Pi that you would be restricted to using a cabled Ethernet connection to kick off the initial setup. This could be problematic if your Raspberry Pi is located far from an Ethernet socket or you simply don’t have any cabled …

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Feb 09 2013

Using Your Television Remote with Raspbmc

After not tinkering with my Raspberry Pi for a little while I thought it was time to fire it up again and see what interesting things I could do with it. I thought it was a good idea to wipe it clean and put the latest version of Raspbmc on it. I would have let …

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Feb 08 2013

How to Shutdown Raspbmc Properly

I admit, I have been lazy in shutting down Raspbmc on my Raspberry Pi by just pulling the plug which has probably caused some of the problems with booting up the media centre software necessitating a fresh reinstall. Sure, the device doesn’t use that much power at all so I could probably leave it plugged …

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Oct 21 2012

Another Milestone – One Thousand Articles and Counting

It’s been a big week and a big year for the blog. Not too long ago the blog racked up 1000,000 visits and well over 100,000 pageviews in the process which was quite pleasing for something that started out as a way to keep me in the rhythm of writing in between university semesters and …

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Jul 04 2012

How to Install XBMC on Raspberry Pi

I know a few people have been awaiting this video so here you go! Following on from a prior post, I’ve had some time to muck around with the Raspberry Pi and after a quick play with one of the suggested Linux distributions I thought I’d try something more interesting such as XBMC. Being able …

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Jul 02 2012

XBMC for Raspberry Pi

For the first time since last Monday, I’ve had a chance to start tinkering with the Raspberry Pi. I had to borrow an SD card from one of my cameras but will buy another one to sit permanently in the RPi. I did burn one of the suggested Linux distributions to the SD card just …

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