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Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board computers developed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools and in developing countries.[4][5][6] The original model became far more popular than anticipated, selling outside of its target market for uses such as robotics. Peripherals (including keyboards, mice and cases) are not included with the Raspberry Pi. Some accessories however have been included in several official and unofficial bundles. According to the Raspberry Pi Foundation, over 5 million Raspberry Pis have been sold before February 2015, making it the best-selling British computer. By November 2016 they had sold 11 million units.

Temperature logger running on Raspberry Pi

In this tutorial, we will implement a simple temperature logger on the Raspberry Pi 3 and connect four DS18B20 temperature sensors to it. The temperature measurements will be stored in a database along with a time stamp. We have selected InfluxDB as the database engine as this is a time-series database and integrates very easy to Grafana. Grafana will retrieve …

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50 Raspberry Pi Linux Bash commands you’ll actually use

So, what is Bash? The terminal (or ‘command-line’) on a computer allows a user a great deal of control over their system. All of these tools allow a user to directly manipulate their system through the use of commands. These commands can be chained together and/or combined together into complex scripts (see the linux usage page on scripting) that can …

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How to Setup CLAWS Mail

What is Claws mail? Claws Mail is an email client aiming at being fast, easy-to-use and powerful. It is mostly desktop-independent, but tries to integrate with your desktop as best as possible. The Claws Mail developers try hard to keep it lightweight, so that it should be usable on low-end computers without much memory or CPU power, which is great …

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How to install Grafana+InfluxDB on the Raspberry Pi

Grafana dashboard example

InfluxDB is an easy to use open-source time series database developed by InfluxData. It is written in Go and optimized for fast, high-availability storage and retrieval of time series data in fields such as operations monitoring, application metrics, Internet of Things sensor data, and real-time analytics. It also has support for processing data from Graphite. A time series database have …

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