Raspberry Pi for N00bs – Minecraft Server

While the older Raspberry versions (A/B/B+) may not be up for the task, you can easily use the Raspberry 2 for a Minecraft server. At least 5 concurrent users are no problem at all, depending on your bandwidth. My Raspberry 2 did not use more than 300% CPU in a test, which is actually 75% […]

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Raspberry Pi for N00bs – Monitoring

After getting your Raspberry Pi up and running, you may want to know what´s going on with the processor, memory, temperature and stuff. You can do this with your own scripts and Cron Jobs, but i´ll also present some advanced tools in this article. Basic Tools Some basic tools are available on all Linux systems. […]

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Raspberry Pi for N00bs – Startup Scripts

You already know how to run scripts periodically with a cron job if you read my last blogpost about the Raspberry Pi. This time i will explain how to run scripts on startup. Because you do want to restart your Minecraft server when the Raspberry Pi crashes, right? There are several ways to create startup scripts, I […]

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Facebook API – Login with the JavaScript SDK

I´ve seen a lot of weird coding happening around Login with the Facebook JavaScript SDK, so here is one good solution with explanation: HTML (just a login button and a div for the response)

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Of course there is room for improvement (there always is), but i am just trying to explain when […]

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Facebook PHP SDK 4.0 Tutorial

Facebook changed their PHP SDK a lot with version 4.0, so i thought you could use a tiny tutorial how to authorize users and how to use the API with the new version. Feel free to comment about any errors or suggestions. Download/Install/Prerequisites Obviously, the first thing to do is to download the PHP SDK: […]

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Extended Page Access Tokens with CURL

This is a follow up to my article about Access Tokens for Facebook. It is quite easy to generate an Extended Page Access Token with the PHP SDK, but being a big fan of the Facebook JavaScript SDK i try to avoid using the PHP SDK. So this is how you create an Extended Page […]

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Raspberry Pi for N00bs – Cron Jobs

I´ve explained the basics of Scripting with Python in my former article, but what if you want to run a script periodically on your Raspberry Pi? Well, there is this crazy little thing called “Cron Job”. It is quite easy to set them up on your Raspberry, this is how: Basic Cron Jobs

This […]

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Raspberry Pi for N00bs – Scripting with Python

Although I prefer other languages, here´s a small tutorial to get you started with Python on your Raspberry Pi. The latest Rasbpian distribution already comes with Python so you don´t even need to install anything else. Actually, i even found 2 versions on my Raspberry, 2.7.3 when i just run “python” in the terminal and […]

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Raspberry Pi for N00bs – Network Share with Samba

Before getting serious with a headless Raspberry, it´s a good idea to set up a folder to be uses as network share in Windows. That is, if you are a Windows user. If you are a Linux user, i expect that you know how to reach your Raspberry. In that case, you would not even […]

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Raspberry Pi for N00bs – WLAN

So you already know how to connect to the LAN, but sometimes the Router is not right next to the Raspberry Pi and you need a wireless connection. Not every WLAN stick is compatible, check the compatibility list before you buy one. I am using a TP-LINK 150Mbps Nano, no additional driver needed and you […]

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