2017 November

How to burn an image to an SD card for Raspberry Pi

Short and sweet.  This takes quite a while but gets the job done.  If you’re using a new SD card, you can skip the zeroing step.

You can use these instructions to burn Raspian or any other operatying system in order to boot your Raspberry Pi.

How to write Raspberry Pi image to SD card

By admin on November 22, 2017 | Raspberry Pi

Alexa – Raspberry Pi Project

Yep, I broke down and bought my wife an Amazon Fire tablet for her birthday with a built in hands free Alexa app, and I have to admit, I kind of like it myself. In fact, as I continue to study it, I now want one for myself. Not the tablet so much, but the app. So much so that I’ve decided to build my own from one of my Raspberry Pis I have in my home office.

To create my hands-free Alexa, I’m using the instructions I found here:
https://github.com/alexa/alexa-avs-sample-app/wiki/Raspberry-Pi

I haven’t quite finished yet, since I’m currently using the Pi to spy on my cats to see which one has been using the corner of my bedroom as litter box and I need a monitor to continue. (currently running it headless via ssh).

To make sure I don’t lose my place, I’m at this stage of the game:

Step 7: Run your web service, sample app and wake word engine

By admin on | Alexa, Raspberry Pi