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A few improvements and additions are already in the pipeline, but I was looking for a convenient way to get new enhancements to existing installations for some time. System upgrades should be capable of: Delivering bug fixes and security patches for all installed software packagesAdd new software and configuration improvements to further enhance the systemAvoid the hassle of re-flashing the SD card and manually transferring all settings and customisations people made. To achieve this, I wrote a small upgrade tool that is using an additional Debian repository specific to the RasPBX project. Bug fixes and security patches for software that was installed through the Raspbian repositories are already delivered through apt-get dist-upgrade. Patches for additional, non-Raspbian software will be delivered through the RasPBX Debian repository.

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OS & Co Back to the Hub. Software & Distributions: Software - an overview. Wireless Multi-Channel Voice-Controlled Electrical Outlets with Raspberry Pi Update 2/11/2014: Thanks to everyone who voted for this project in the Raspberry Pi contest! This project is a combination of several difference resources: My single-outlet control project with Raspberry Pi and Python, originally inspired by user wilq44's Raspberry Pi GPIO home automation WiringPi, software written by Gordon Henderson that allows "Arduino style" control of the GPIO pins from the command line in a Linux terminal Voice Command, a package written by Steven Hickson that allows voice control of the Raspberry Pi by connecting to a Google speech-to-text service. The end result is voice-activated control of up to three electrical outlets using the Raspberry Pi. Here's a video of the final product in action (read on for a detailed parts list, circuit diagram, and code):

Particle Photon projects The Photon is a $19 tiny Wi-Fi development kit for creating connected projects and products for the Internet of Things. It's easy to use, it's powerful, and it's connected to the cloud. The tools that make up the Photon's ecosystem (and come along with the board) are designed to let you build and create whether you're an embedded engineer, web developer, Arduino enthusiast or IoT entrepreneur.

Add an external mpd client At this stage, you could close the router again and use an external mpd client to control your radio. In this instructable we will also build an interface but having a way to acces the player while testing is always good. You can download a lot of mpd clients at even for you Iphone. I downloaded and installed the Ario client. To do so, I needed to install GTK+ too ( OpenStack on RPi (Part 1) Recently I’ve embarked down a course to get OpenStack up and running on the Raspberry Pi. Before we get too deep into the particulars, let’s talk about why such a thing should be done. What could one gain by running OpenStack on the Pi? Who would use it? and more. For me, there are a few reasons:

Long Range UHF RFID Item Tracking System Maker spaces typically have hundreds of valuable tools available for use by their members. These tools can navigate from room to room and project to project. There is no real good way of knowing the whereabouts of a particular tool at a given time. hackster Introduction In this article we will be controlling the flow of Heat or Air Conditioning to a room. Lets say you have a room, like a spare bedroom, that you do not use that often. Does it really need to be 75 degrees like the rest of your house all year long? Welcome to / The Wifi Radio Project Introduction I'm one who often has the radio playing when I'm working on a project or unwinding at the end of the day. And while there are a few good radio stations still around, there are times I'd like to listen to a genre that a local station just doesn't cover.

OpenStack Swift on RPi March 24, 2013 Every attendee at PyCon 2013 got a free Raspberry Pi. So, naturally, the first thing I did was set up OpenStack Swift on it. With thanks to North Coast Brewing for Old Rasputin and Thumbtack for the beer mug, I give you a single annotated script you can use to install OpenStack Swift, the large scale distributed storage engine, onto a low-powered credit-card-sized computer. The current version of this script can be found in my github account. Personal Mirror The Personal Mirror Motivation The idea to create a mirror with additional Information is not new and there are a lot of Projects with instructions in the web to create such an mirror. (e.g. here: My idea is to create such a mirror, which is able to recognize your face and brings up additional Information which is interesting for you in case you are in front of the mirror,. Maybe your calender entries of the day or the last tweets or something else.

hackster Introduction In this article we will use a free Android application to put a Widget on the home screen. This widget will be used to send an HTTP Post request to Particle's server which will trigger a function on the controller to turn the on board relay on for 300 ms and them back off. This pulse of the relay will be used to operate the garage door opener.

Setting up LIRC on the RaspberryPi - June 8th 2013 Update: I have completed a soldered circuit prototype, complete with a full parts list and high resolution build pictures. Please read Open Source Universal Remote - Parts & Picturse to learn more. March 9th 2013 Update: I have formalized the schematic and parts list that I’m using and have made it available on Upverter. GPS tracking August 03, 2012 at 10:26 PM I thought it might be fun to turn my Raspberry Pi into a vehicle tracker. The nearest I got to building a truly bespoke tracker was in 2004 using a Siemens TC45 & later TC65, where I wrote the firmware. There wasn't really anything on the market then to do what we wanted, so we built our own, and I took care of the software side. Sure there were trackers on the market, but nothing flexible enough to meet our needs for a given application. Small production runs can get very expensive, so you have to get creative and find ways to deliver the product to a budget.