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Raspberry Pi Full Screen Browser (Raspbian December 2017)

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

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Steps to setup a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian to boot into a full screen web browser, hiding mouse pointer, disabling screen saver. Includes installing additional fonts and putting the browser in kiosk mode.

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Linux Infrared Control Part 4: Trigger Apps via IR

Monday, December 4th, 2017

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Would you like to use a remote control to control your computer? How about using your computer to send remote control signals to your TV or Stereo instead of using the remote?

This is the fourth in a series of posts where I will describe how to use a Raspberry Pi, Raspbian and Linux Infrared Remote Control (Lirc) to receive and send infrared remote control signals. This post will be focused on how to trigger applications and depends on Linux Infrared Control Part 1: Receive IR and Linux Infrared Control Part 2: Send IR.

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Linux Infrared Control Part 3: Final Hardware

Monday, November 13th, 2017

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Would you like to use a remote control to control your computer? How about using your computer to send remote control signals to your TV or Stereo instead of using the remote?

This is the third in a series of posts where I will describe how to use a Raspberry Pi, Raspbian and Linux Infrared Remote Control (Lirc) to receive and send infrared remote control signals. This post will be focused on finalizing the hardware created and depends on Linux Infrared Control Part 1: Receive IR and Linux Infrared Control Part 2: Send IR.

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Linux Infrared Control Part 2: Send IR

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

tl;dr

Would you like to use a remote control to control your computer? How about using your computer to send remote control signals to your TV or Stereo instead of using the remote?

This is the second in a series of posts where I will describe how to use a Raspberry Pi, Raspbian and Linux Infrared Remote Control (Lirc) to receive and send infrared remote control signals. This post will be focused on sending output and depends on Linux Infrared Control Part 1: Receive IR.

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Linux Infrared Control Part 1: Receive IR

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

tl;dr

Would you like to use a remote control to control your computer? How about using your computer to send remote control signals to your TV or Stereo instead of using the remote?

This is the first in a series of posts where I will describe how to use a Raspberry Pi, Raspbian and Linux Infrared Remote Control (Lirc) to receive and send infrared remote control signals. This first post will be focused on setup and receiving input.

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Video Game Console Cabinet

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

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I created a custom cabinet for my video game consoles, AV switch and Framemeister. Includes removable back panel to access and manage the cables.

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Raspberry Pi Full Screen Browser (Raspbian July 2017)

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

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Steps to setup a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian to boot into a full screen web browser, hiding mouse pointer, disabling screen saver. Includes installing additional fonts and putting the browser in kiosk mode.

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Raspberry Pi Full Screen Browser (Raspbian November 2016)

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

tl;dr

Steps to setup a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian to boot into a full screen web browser, hiding mouse pointer, disabling screen saver. Includes installing additional fonts and putting the browser in kiosk mode.

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stupid-remote: a HDMI-cec node.js Web App

Monday, December 19th, 2016

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A web app to control devices over HDMI-cec, turning tvs on and off, switching inputs adjusting volume. New project, customization requires editing simple HTML and JavaScript.

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Using cec-client on a Raspberry Pi

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Most modern HDMI connected devices support Consumer Electronics Control (CEC). It allows devices to send commands to each other, typically to get the TV to switch input and control volume. If you have ever turned on a Game Console and had your TV automatically change input to that device you have seen CEC in action. It is very convenient and useful, sort of a universal remote that works.

Every manufacturer seems to have it’s own branding of CEC (e.g. Samsung Anynet+, LG SimpLink, Sharp Aquos Link) but it may need to be enabled. Check your manual for details.

Using a Raspberry Pi connected to a TV that supports CEC, you can use the command line cec-client application to control the inputs and the TV itself. These are notes on how to use cec-client and understand the different options.

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