Pi display

Dragelec did at one time update via socketio to a flask based website showing the temperatures, electricity usage etc rather than leaving the display on all the time i added a PIR to turn it on/off whenever a presence was detected, the following is the complete code;

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ping failure on device but not another

I recently set up an old first revision RPi in the garage with a DS18B20 sensor wired, set to monitor external ground temperature and broadcast via MQTT it was also intended to perform some other functions such garage door monitor, perhaps i'd add a PIR for alerts etc

Originally it was connected via cable through a netgear router configured as repeater and as such i could always ping it or ssh into it.

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dragelec - monitoring the home

[2018-08-28 Tue 11:45] this was totally re-written during a 2hr flight; finally i achieved something useful on a plane. What is dragelec? Well it was a project initially started to alert me when there was a light or temperature issue with my bearded dragons enclosure and play a Polish radio station, it relied on; - one of the first raspberry pi's - a DS18B20 wired temperature sensor - an LDR - MPD - the commandline music player - some python code for monitoring and emailing Then when someone i know started to take 45-90min showers on a daily basis (strangely something i objected to) i decided to re-write it to monitor electricity so that i could confront said individual with evidence and when that didn't work it was again expanded to automatically shut off the internet if the usage was >5. [Read More]

python2 > 3, network drives, sql

I finally have some 'free' time :) so i upgraded a few things on the pi server but not without issues… From jessie to stretch - network drive For some reason the old command for mounting a network drive on the pi which worked on jessie did not work under stretch. I kept getting a host is down fault yet it was clearly not. The line i had in fstab before was; //192. [Read More]

Pi based wireless access point camera

Something created for my dad but following this should get you a Raspberry Pi acting as a wireless access point that once you have logged into it will show a video of whatever the camera is pointing at, the idea being to allow you to set up garage monitor-bird feeder viewer-wildlife viewer (or shower cam probably not a good idea) but you get the point.

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