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  1. Taking Screenshots on the Raspberry Pi It looks like the default debian image isn't setup to take screenshots at the moment. Most people will need to make a screenshot at some point, so here is a quick guide to setting it up. Step 1 Load up start >> accessories >> LXTerminal sudo apt-get install scrot When the install is finished, type 'scrot' at the terminal to start it. Step 2 Press "Prt Scr" on the keyboard Now go to file browser and you will see the screenshot in your user area. Something like this: Author zag Category Raspberry Pi Tutorials / Guides / How-To's Submitted 02/27/2013 04:26 PM
  2. Quick Start Step 1 - Downloads Download Debian Squeeze here Download Win32DiskImager here Step 2 - Create the SD card Insert the SD card into your computer Load up the Win32DiskImager software and select the debian image Make sure the SD card is selected for the correct drive and Click "write". Step 3 - Boot the device Insert the SD card into the Raspberry Pi Step 4 - Log in Username: pi Password: raspberry After logging in you can start the GUI by typing "startx" Author zag Category Raspberry Pi Tutorials / Guides / How-To's Submitted 02/27/2013 04:25 PM
  3. Testing the SD card performance Step 1 Start Menu >> accessories >> LXTerminal Step 2 To test read speed type: dd if=/dev/zero of=~/test.tmp bs=500K count=1024 To test write speed type: dd if=~/test.tmp of=/dev/null bs=500K count=1024 Author zag Category Raspberry Pi Tutorials / Guides / How-To's Submitted 02/27/2013 02:05 PM Updated 02/27/2013 02:05 PM
  4. Lighting control

    I was looking at this recently. Lots of possibilities http://www.meethue.com/en-US There is a add-on for xbmc as well which should run on the raspberry pi. Imagine the lights going down when a movie starts.
  5. HDMI cables should work both ways unless its an extension cable.
  6. Automatic Torrent Scheduling for XBMC

    Theres a complete guide here: http://www.cylindric.net/blog/raspberrypi-setup/ http://www.cylindric.net/blog/raspberrypi-adding-sabnzbd-sickbeard-and-couchpotato/ I'll give it a go one day and write it all up in the guides section.
  7. Automatic Torrent Scheduling for XBMC

    What I would be really interested in is a guide on setting this up on the rapsberry pi Its low power usage makes it an idea downloading server. I use couchpotatoe and sickbeard on my laptop pc myself, but would be good to get it on a 24/7 machine
  8. Oh and HAL for the space geeks
  9. Powering Peripherals

    All I know is I've run a wireless dongle on its own fine. Sounds like your going to need some kind of external power supply.
  10. Powering Peripherals

    The obvious thing to do is change each component one by one to find out what is drawing the most power. I suspect its the webcam. Changing the power supply might work as well. Not all PSU's are the same even if they state the correct voltage.
  11. Ingenious use of a raspberry pi to make a baby monitoring sound device. http://mattkaar.com/blog/2012/12/01/raspberry-pi-as-a-baby-monitor/
  12. Nice scanner mash up! [video=youtube;obNpPtNltdU] http://eduardoluis.com/raspberry-pi-and-usb-network-scanner/
  13. [Project] Pi-A-Sketch

    This one is an interesting use of a raspberry Pi and motors http://raspberry-python.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/pi-sketch.html [video=youtube;IC8mtF_9xr0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IC8mtF_9xr0
  14. Great idea indeed. There should be a big market for people who live abroad and want to use things like iPlayer. The power usage of the raspberry pi makes it ideal for a small VPN server

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