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Astral — calculate sunrise, sunset, moon phases, golden / blue hour with Python

Now that I have taken a closer look at astral, I really like it, I must say. So far, I have been able to get the data for sunrise and sunset online. But since the calculations with Astral hardly differ from the online results, I prefer an offline solution. I would like to emphasize again…

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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS — Install and Setup on Raspberry Pi (+Desktop)

Canonical has officially certified Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa for the Raspberry Pi, I want to know more about it. Let’s install the Linux distribution on the Pi and see how well it works. First of all you need to know that Ubuntu 20.04 is only available for the Raspberry Pi versions 2, 3 and…

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curl: send messages from the Raspberry Pi (Linux) to Kodi

Getting notifications in case of an event is not really a big deal these days. Most people have smartphones and use them to get messages. There are also several ways you can have your Raspberry Pi send a message to your smartphone. This works very well via Python (Pushover / Apprise), Slack but also email.…

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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…