Motion Detection with PiCam

The Raspberry Pi camera module can take picture when a motion occurs, so you can use it for surveillance purposes. Here is how this can be done: 1. First, make sure that your Raspberry Pi is running the latest firmware by running the command: sudo rpi-update 2. If not...

Scripts at Startup

Run a Program On Your Raspberry Pi At Startup In this tutorial we show you five ways you can run a program on your Raspberry Pi at startup.  The five methods that are available to run a program at boot are: rc.local .bashrc init.d tab systemd crontab In the /home/pi...

Setting up Apache, PHP and MySQL

1. Web Server To explore the data we will be collecting, we need to set up a web server that will present web pages to other computers within the network (remembering that this is not intended to be connected to the internet, just inside your home network). Run the...

Visualizing Data

We need a way of presenting the temperature data that has been saved to the database in the last tutorial. This tutorial shows how we can create a simple representation of the data and is only intended to as a starting point for the display of data and can be taken...

VNC Resolution

By now you’ve probably tried to connect to your Pi with VNC. In VNC Viewer on your laptop the resolution of the your Pi is set low by default. To change this default we’ll need to change a setting in raspi-config. To use raspi-config, access Terminal and...