Samba File Share on Raspberry Pi
30 Mar, 2013
Setting up a simple Samba file server on the Raspberry Pi so that you can copy files across or develop code on a Windows machine.
To most familiar with Linux this is not rocket science but I wanted to document the simple setup I use to allow non-restricted file sharing on the RPi.
This isn’t designed to be a secure file server setup as it doesn’t have any user authentication but for a local development node it allows quick and easy access.
Setting up Raspberry Pi as a Squeezebox Player
27 Mar, 2013
In a previous article I detailed the steps I used to setup a Squeezebox server using a RPi. To continue on from this I want to setup a multi-room music system using the Pis. You can locate a RPi in each room in the house and connect a pair a speakers and create an easy multi-room Sonos-like music system.
You can install the player (squeezeslave) on both the server RPi and/or seperate Pi’s.
Setting up Raspberry Pi as a Squeezebox Server
27 Mar, 2013
This guide describes how to setup a Raspberry Pi as a Squeezebox server. It assumes a clean installation of Rasbian is setup and ready on the RPi. This will allow you to stream music from a central server to one or more players via your network. You can combine this with a wireless network and power your RPi from a battery to make this a truely portable music system.
Player clients can be either ‘proper’ Squeezebox products or you can use software players together in the same system.
Startup problem with LPC1347
2 Dec, 2012
I was having difficulty getting my NXP LPC1347 to correctly run a program when it wasn’t in debug mode connected to the programmer. It turns out that you need to explicitly set a pre-processor symbol to instruct the processor the start running your application when it boots, otherwise it just sits and idles.
In Keil this is found in the C/C++ tab of the project options. Enter ‘STARTUP_FROM_RESET’ in the preprocessor symbols box (put it in without the quotes).
VPN Setup with L2TP & IPSEC
13 Nov, 2011
For anyone who's tried to setup VPN it is without a doubt a "black art". The information given by most sites on the net is incomplete, incorrect and sometimes just plain stupid. We setup VPN a while back at work with PPTP and after an initial learning curve managed it relatively easily. We quickly learnt that PPTP is not a very secure method to use and started to setup a L2TP/IPSec connection, this is where the fun really started!