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Serial monitor on headless Pi

Log in on the serial port when you have no monitor or devices attached

Serial monitor on headless Pi

What do you do if you are trying to diagnose Raspberry Pi problems on a headless Pi? The particular Pi I had with this issue was one which I was trying to set up as a USB gadget, but that’s beside the point. At some stage you may have a Pi which isn’t on a network (like the original PiZero) and you can’t attach a monitor. In my case I couldn’t even find a USB hub which worked with it - so a keyboard and mouse were not an option either. Here is what I did.

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19-Dec-2018 Permanent Link

 

Rasp.io Arduino Night Light

Building another project from my Kickstarter habit

Rasp.io Arduino Night Light

Alex has done it again - this time with an Arduino powered LED nightlight board. Watch me unpack and build this simple but pleasantly designed project.

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13-Oct-2018 Permanent Link

 

A Laser cut case for a barebones Pi Monitor - Part 1

A Show and tell video about one of my LCD panel projects

A Laser cut case for a barebones Pi Monitor - Part 1

I obtained a barebones monitor for the Raspberry PI which consisted of a driver card and the LCD panel itself, along with a secondary switch card and the connecting cables. I could have used a V29 board for this but was specifically after a much smaller screen. So on this occasions I bought a 7 inch bares screen from eBay. Try searching for 7 inch LCD TFT Display HDMI VGA Monitor Screen Kit for Raspberry Pi 3/2 on eBay of you are after one of these screens.

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25-Aug-2018 Permanent Link

 

It's all about me...

I'm a 50 year old married father who works with websites for a living. Doing that for work means I dont often update this site, unless I can think of something useful to say. I mostly like taking photos - and most of my internet presence now will be related to that.

Something else?

Dont you find it ironic that people invest so much in bringing you to a website only to give you a list of links to take you elsewhere? So I'm not going to give you a list of my favourite haunts to send you away from this site.

(c) somewhere in space and time: M.Norman