Posts Tagged ‘Raspberry Pi’

HOW TO Rack a Raspberry Pi – RPi1B+, RPi2, RPi3

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

I’ve had a few Raspberry Pi located around the office plugged into network switches, and I wanted to tidy them up, so this is how you network rack a Raspberry Pi i 1B+, RPi 2 or RPi3.

The rack kit is available from Lincoln Binns – RP 19″ Rack Solutions


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Project office busy light using a Raspberry Pi Zero W – so Andy does not walk in on a web conference in his pants!

Friday, June 12th, 2020

My little project has been completed which I blogged about here 

A lot has changed in the world of computers and computing in 40 years, since I used that Video Genie!

The Problem

Now that Lindsey and I and both working from home, and in two different offices, and spend most days on Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, WebEx etc in meetings with work colleagues or vendors it is difficult to tell if we are “BUSY” engaged in a meeting, and microphone and webcam are on!

also to stop me walking into Lindsey’s office, semi-naked just wearing my pants!

The Solution

A Raspberry Pi Zero W, which is a small wireless computer running Linux, with a LED display, which can be programmed with an Available (green), Busy (red), Away (yellow), Party (rainbow) mode status light!

At present there is a small web server, to toggle your status, but I’m still working on the integration with Alexa, Google, Siri and Apple HomeKit and Hue!

Lindsey just says – “I could have used a post-it!” – but where is the fun in that!

Busy Status Light it’s Party Time, and it’s POETS day!


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Thanks to SimpliVity for the Raspberry Pi!

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

simplivity-logoI’ve arrived home from work yesterday evening late, after changing yet another wheel on my car after a puncture! A nice treat after spending an hour changing a wheel/tyre!

To find this delivery from the US via FedEx!

A Raspberry Pi

A Raspberry Pi

A Raspberry Pi

A Raspberry Pi

Thanks to SimpliVity for the Raspberry Pi, a gift from  them for being a VMware vExpert 2013!

A little bit about SimpliVity

SimpliVity was established in late 2009 with the humble mission of simplifying IT, and we are well on our way.   OmniStack™–our novel technology that includes 10 patent-pending innovations– powers a new assimilated, IT infrastructure platform. SimpliVity’s OmniCube™ platform provides enterprise computing, storage services and  network functionality, inclusive of WAN optimization, Unified Global Management, Seamless Cloud Integration, Primary Storage Deduplication, Backup deduplication, Caching, and Global Scale Out— all at a fraction of the acquisition cost of standard infrastructure, a fraction of today’s traditional operating costs, and with a game-changing reduction in complexity.  When deployed, OmniCube systems create an OmniCube Global Federation, creating a massively scalable pool of shared resources, and enabling efficient data movement, scalability, and enterprise class system availability – all managed from a single pane of glass, by a single admin.

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BBC Microcomputer Celebrates it’s 30th Birthday in a few weeks

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Shortly after the Raspberry Pi was launched, which is hoped in education to be the next BBC Micro, just a reminder in a few weeks the  BBC Micro also Celebrates it’s 30th Birthday.


See here Beeb@30

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