For many years I had a Wordpress website that I used in a similar way to this site to document technical challenges, projects and information that I found useful. The only real problem was I was terrible at updating the content, partly because I forgot to and partly because it was “hard” to do, there’s an effort involved in logging into the website admin and adding in the new information. It’s a poor excuse but it’s a real one.
I’ve started working with the NETMF (.NET Microframework) modules from GHI Electronics and thought I’d share my Eagle PCB library for the G120 and G120E SoM devices.
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.
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.
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.