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Coronavirus — beware of malware — better make own update ticker #MonthOfMaking

Not a day goes by that I don’t get a newsletter with warnings about malware related to the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the lung disease COVID-19, but everyone should be aware of that by now. Cybercriminals are taking advantage, and that too is well known. Especially coronavirus tickers with malware are on the rise. The…

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Live ticker with Sense HAT #MonthOfMaking

Because of two current events this is my contribution to the Coronavirus COVID-19 and the #MonthOfMaking from the Raspberry Pi Foundation. If you can kill two birds with one stone, then you should do it, right? Since we are all doomed anyway, it’s better to publish the article as soon as possible. Soon nobody will…

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Sunrise / Sunset switch Raspberry Pi with Python

After I rediscovered my PiFace Digital, I wanted to play with it a bit. I thought that I could switch a night light with one of the relays. But I didn’t want to estimate roughly when it is dark, I wanted to orientate by the current sunrise and sunset. Of course, it doesn’t matter what…

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Bitcoin price tracker with Raspberry Pi, Sense Hat and Python

I love my Sense HAT. You can do so much with it — even build your own weather station. Now I thought about that you can also create a Bitcoin price tracker with it. Of course, it can also be used for other crypto currencies. It worked, but there were a few pitfalls. I would…

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WireGuard VPN Server – Ubuntu, Raspberry Pi, Linux, Android

WireGuard will officially be included in the Linux kernel 5.6. Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa will not use the kernel upon release, but will still implement the lean VPN protocol WireGuard by default. This is great news. Up to now, however, installing the protocol in Ubuntu has been easy, as there is a so-called PPA.…

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Weather station with Raspberry Pi, Sense HAT and WeeWX — step by step

I really like my Raspberry Pi and my Sense HAT and was wondering if the open-source weather station software WeeWX would work with that setup. The software is written in Python and runs on all Linux distributions. Raspbian is based on Debian and the software can be installed very well on the official operating system…

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Wondershaper and VPN Router: Internet speed under control

We use the Internet for many things these days. Some need more bandwidth than others. Streaming for example can use a lot of data. There is one thing that really gets on my nerves with most streaming apps. I cannot determine the bandwidth at all or only vaguely. All apps think they know what quality…

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Sense HAT and Raspberry Pi 4 (headless) do not start — the solution

A post from the category “You never stop learning”. I always like to play with my Sense HAT and it was already connected to headless Raspberry Pis. This has worked without problems so far. Now I connected the HAT to my Raspberry Pi 4 last night and it did not start. Sense HAT shines in…

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VPN Router – Raspberry Pi, RaspAP and NordVPN (Wi-Fi Hotspot / Access Point)

To use your Raspberry Pi as a hotspot or access point is actually straightforward. You will find many guides that talk about lengthy manual configurations via command line with hostapd and so on. But it is actually much easier if you use RaspAP. Not only is the installation much easier – you also get a…