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Making Raspberry Pi Wifi connection more robust

2016-04-30
While I am adding more and more nodes to my custom Raspberry Pi based home automation system (more on that in future posts), I've seen most nodes having a pretty stable wireless connection. The Pi in my garage that is controlling the motorized garage doors for example has an uptime of about 500 days now without any issues.


However, recently one of the Pi's connection became a bit flaky. ...read on

Backing up a NAS to CrashPlan using a Raspberry Pi

2015-07-26
[Update on July 28th 2006] I have updated the post to reflect that CrashPlan 4.7.0 still works the same way as well as adding instructions for running the UI on MacOS/OSX

Motivation

I currently have a Synology DS212 (discontinued, but similar to more current DS213), which works fine, but I wanted to have another backup of the data on it off-site, meaning not in my house.

A few years ago I got myself a CrashPlan subscription and have since used to to back up my personal and my families data from multiple machines. ...read on

Setting up Arduino IDE 1.0 and 1.6 for ATtiny and Manchester library

2015-03-29

Background

I am currently working on a project where I want to deploy small battery powered ATtiny based modules to track a few things and to communicate back to an Arduino or Raspberry PI.

While I was first trying to use the Virtual Wire library, I found out it couldn't handle the ATtiny85 that I was operating at 1 MHz. ...read on

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