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Uploading ESPimatic to ESP8266

There’s a really handly little development board called ESP8266 which is able to run Arduino code. My current home automation dashboard is pimatic (yes, lowercase p), and a community member from the pimatic forums koffienl created a project called ESPimatic...

Give more power to USB devices on Raspberry Pi

There’s a way to allow your Pi to provide as much power to the connected USB devices as possible. Let me show you how. You can check how much power do your USB devices use sudo lsusb -v | grep -e ‘MaxPower’ -e ‘Bus [0-9]’ sudo nano...

Dataplicity user su-ing

When using the Dataplicity service, you get logged into their default user ‘dataplicity’. You need to su into your regular user, usually ‘pi’. To make this more convenient (also less secure, so please consider yourself warned!) you can create a...

HY28B 2.8″ TFT display on Raspberry Pi

Let’s see what to do to utilize the HY28B as a screen for our Pi. This time I haven’t connected the “touch” part of the display, so now I can only use it as a 2.8 inch screen, but I will go forward, and set up the touch functions later on. Some...