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Stream Raspberry Pi Zero Camera Using raspivid

This post briefly describes streaming video from a Raspberry Pi Zero (Rpi) with an RPi Camera (v1 or v2) to another local device using raspivid, netcat, and mplayer. This is simplified since raspivid now has the ability to output directly to a TCP URL/Port. This avoids having to pipe the camera output to a network […]

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Connect to Raspberry Pi VNC Server from Ubuntu

This example is setup entirely within an internal private home network from a laptop to a Raspberry Pi 3B+ without the need for traversing a router firewall or other obstacle. In other words it will (and should not) work if you attempt to connect to the VNC server from outside your local home network. Keep […]

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Schedule Backup of Archiving Files

This was written initially to backup raspberry pi machines in order to backups of photos of birds. On several Raspberry Pi machines (zero, 3B+, 4B+) there are ever increasing files captured by various services and processes. These eventually fill up the drives, particularly quickly on the smaller SD Cards. This post simply reminds me of […]

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Raspberry Pi 4 (4G) Booting Loop Problem While Connected via HDMI to Monitor

Several times after a fresh installation of Raspberry Pi OS (FKA Raspbian) the device would end up in a boot loop, displaying the rainbow gradient, sometimes a quick splash screen and then restart again. Most likely a possible fix of the problem with configuration changes would be done in config.txt file located on the /boot […]

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OpenVPN on Boot – Debian/Ubuntu Based Systems

Install OpenVPN. Create OpenVPN client configuration file for your VPN provider. Usually these come in the form of the URI name with an .ovpn extension (i.e. us-nyc.provider-udp.ovpn). General OpenVPN information may be found at https://openvpn.net/community-resources if you require further documentation on configurations. If you purchased a VPN service there should most certainly be files provided, […]