Installing RTL SDR Software NB: UPDATED 5th August 2017 The instructions listed below show you how to set up a Raspberry Pi for use as an RTL-SDR dongle server. If you would like a ready made solution, I have pre-configured and[…]Click to read more..
Solving the rtl-sdr Segmentation Error on Raspbian (16-2-2015) The problem appears to be caused by the 11.1 version of libusb-1.0 that is used for the current Raspbian build. Upgrading to the latest version, 19.1, solves the problem. The following procedure[…]Click to read more..
Just taken delivery of one of the new PiCE. This is a great new all metal Raspberry Pi case from Elson Designs. The case is very well built and includes a camera mount as well as an assortment of blanking[…]Click to read more..
I’ve been looking for a compact wireless keyboard and mouse for use with my Raspberry Pi and think I’ve just found the ideal solution. The Perixx Periduo-707 Plus is a very compact wireless keyboard that measures just 320mm x 140mm.[…]Click to read more..
The Pi comes configured to use the on-board sound system by default. This a problem for those that want to use the higher quality or stereo in and out available from an external USB soundcard. The solution is to change[…]Click to read more..
In my last Decode column I gave details of the UKHASnet network along with links on how to build your own super cheap nodes and start experimenting. Having spent some time playing with these I have a few tips that[…]Click to read more..
One of the few weaknesses of the Raspbery Pi is the location of the SD-Card socket that protrudes from the end of the board. If handled clumsily it is very easy to snap-off the retaining lips on the card carrier[…]Click to read more..
Once you start using your Raspberry Pi you will doubtless find times when you need to transfer a file or two from your PC to the Pi. If your Pi is connected to your local network (Ethernet or WiFi) the[…]Click to read more..
Raspberry Pi Tips Auto-Starting rtl_tcp during boot To avoid having to use ssh to access the Pi and start the rtl_tcp stream, we can hook into the rc.local script to automatically start the server if an IP address is available[…]Click to read more..
Pi-mote Controlling mains powered devices with the Raspberry Pi has always been a problem and one that I’ve previously handled by using relays to isolate the Pi from the mains. However, I’ve recently discovered a much neater solution from the[…]Click to read more..
MathWorks is used extensively by professional engineers as a design tool. One of the products that caught my eye was SimuLink which is a visual programming environment. SimuLink can be used for a wide variety of design problems but of[…]Click to read more..
Decode Column David Ayres (G4SXT) has reported a couple of errors in the detailed instructions for downloading and configuring the Raspberry Pi. It seems that the git site address changed just after publication and I omitted a sudo command ahead[…]Click to read more..