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Back Issues & books - The MagPi MagazineThe MagPi Magazine. VNC: Beginner's guide to Raspberry Pi remote accessThe MagPi Magazine. VNC (Virtual Network Computing) is a great technology included with Raspbian.

VNC: Beginner's guide to Raspberry Pi remote accessThe MagPi Magazine

With this tech, you can remotely control your Raspberry Pi from another computer, such as a PC or Mac, or even another Raspberry Pi board. Sometimes it’s not convenient to work directly on a Raspberry Pi. This can be because it’s not easy to access, or because your keyboard and monitor are being used on your main computer. Using remote networking, you can open the Raspbian desktop interface from your Raspberry Pi inside a window on your computer.

After you have set up the software, apps on your smartphone or tablet can be used to control aRaspberry Pi. Set up VNC Remote Networking on your Raspberry Pi By default, VNC Server from RealVNC gives you direct control over your Raspberry Pi, just as though you were sitting in front of it. This is great for controlling lightweight Raspbian projects, such as IoT builds. Step 1. Start with a fresh build of Raspbian Jessie with PIXEL. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. How to Make a Raspberry Pi Media Panel (fka Digital Photo Frame) The goal of this project was to create a low cost Raspberry Pi Media Panel--a nice looking screen that could stand in the living room or attach to the refrigerator with the primary purpose of streaming personal photo and video content full time, but also be able to do some other cool things when show the weather, play a movie, play music, or receive AirPlay content.

How to Make a Raspberry Pi Media Panel (fka Digital Photo Frame)

Read this blog post if you want to learn more about what a media panel is and why you might want one. Success criteria were: -Low cost: a full blown computing device and screen for between $100 and $200 all in -Attractive: meaning my wife finds it aesthetically acceptable for the living room -Light: no more than a few pounds -Thin: no more than an inch thick, including frame -Quick: can be built in a few hours or less -Simple: requiring mainly assembly, versus construction or manufacturing Update: Several people have asked me about an integrated product/service like this that is off-the-shelf. We call it Fireside. How to Make a Raspberry Pi Media Panel (fka Digital Photo Frame) Cases for your Raspberry Pi.

How to get Ubuntu desktop on the Raspberry Pi 2. With the release of the Raspberry Pi 2 came the announcement the board would run Ubuntu for the first time.

How to get Ubuntu desktop on the Raspberry Pi 2

The promised version was Snappy Ubuntu Core, a lightweight, command-line version of the operating system aimed at developers. It didn't take long, however, for fuller fat versions of the OS to be released for the system. On the Rasperry Pi Forums a contributor named Wintrmute has made an Ubuntu desktop available, via an Ubuntu 14.10 / Linaro 15.01 "developer" image with the LXDE desktop pre-installed. Unlike the Pi's popular Raspbian operating system, at least to date, this Ubuntu OS has been compiled to exploit the Pi 2's ARMv7 architecture, which Wintrmute says should mean it runs "faster than the Raspbian image".

My first impressions on using the web browser is that it's at least as responsive as Raspbian. Here's how to get it up and running using a Windows system. Next download and install Win32 Disk Imager. Pi-top. Turn a Raspberry Pi Into a Low Power NAS. Pimoroni - Raspberry Pi, Adafruit, SparkFun from the UK. Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen Display with Stand - Pimoroni. The Raspberry Pi's very own touchscreen, mounted in your choice of colourful frame!

Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen Display with Stand - Pimoroni

The 7” Touchscreen Monitor for Raspberry Pi gives users the ability to create all-in-one, integrated projects such as tablets, infotainment systems and embedded projects. The 800 x 480 display connects via an adapter board which handles power and signal conversion. Only two connections to the Pi are required; power from the Pi’s GPIO port and a ribbon cable that connects to the DSI port present on all Raspberry Pi’s. Touchscreen drivers with support for 10-finger touch and an on-screen keyboard will be integrated into the latest Raspbian OS for full functionality without a physical keyboard or mouse.

Kit Contents: Download build instructions for the screen and display frame. N.B. Cases for your Raspberry Pi. How To Make A Raspberry Pi NAS. There really isn’t much you need to do this project, and aside from the Raspberry Pi, you probably already have everything you need.

How To Make A Raspberry Pi NAS

Here are some other parts and tools that you you will probably find around the house (as I did): Keyboard and MouseEthernet CableMonitor Download Raspbian You then want to burn this one to an SD card using either Win32diskImager on Windows or the dd command for linux or Mac. Then plug the SD card into your Pi with video, mouse, keyboard, internet, power, and your external storage.