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Mobile Phone

Presence Detection using Bluetooth and WiFi

Home automation often relies on the ability to detect whether someone is present within the house or not and perform different action as appropriate. Most people have a mobile phone on them so we...

Headless OS Reinstall Using NOOBS

If you run a headless Raspberry Pi then its not always convenient to connect it up to a keyboard, mouse and monitor if you wanted to reinstall the operating system on it. Provided you have...

Raspberry Pi

Controling Raspberry Pi Power and Status Light

One thing that has been irritating me for a while on the Pi serving the bedroom television is the red glow cast on the wall emitted by the power light. During the day it...

AmbiLight

Start and Stop Hyperion using Python

Hyperion is an open source AmbiLight clone. Here are a couple of useful python scripts that can be called to start and stop the service. This serves as a convenient way to switch on...