Raspberry Pi: Installing Google Chromium/Chrome on Raspbian Jessie

(Originally posted on August 5th 2016) In one of my previous articles I covered on how to turn your Raspberry Pi into an kiosk style display board using Chromium under wheezy. The problem for Jessie, is that Chromium does not (just checked.. Not there) exist in the package repository for Raspbian. This means you cannot … Read moreRaspberry Pi: Installing Google Chromium/Chrome on Raspbian Jessie

Raspberry Pi: Auto-Expand File System Shell Script

(Originally posted June 3rd 2016) So with work, we have developed a process to develop and distribute software for Raspberry Pi’s for many purposes ranging from Menu Boards, to Kiosks all under Raspbian. One of the critical failures of this process, is the learning curve of configuration once they are being deployed. Before, the Support Team … Read moreRaspberry Pi: Auto-Expand File System Shell Script

Raspberry Pi, HIDAPI 0.7.0, MagTek Magnetic Swipe Reader and Raspbian Linux – How to make it work

(Originally posted May 19th 2016) If you are like me, hopefully by now you have had the same thought I had.. Keyless Entry Room with Magnetic Striped Cards. YES. Leonard Nimoy would approve of this level of geek-dom.  However, that’s not how this started, and I don’t like Star Trek. This all started listening to … Read moreRaspberry Pi, HIDAPI 0.7.0, MagTek Magnetic Swipe Reader and Raspbian Linux – How to make it work

Raspberry Pi Tricks: Shrinking .img files of SD Cards

(Originally posted May 6th 2016) At my day job, we use Raspberry Pi’s. We use them, a lot. So naturally, we see a problems or processes that are difficult, and streamline them as best as possible. Being the primary Raspberry Pi developer here, I had a need to shrink down the images for easy transport to our … Read moreRaspberry Pi Tricks: Shrinking .img files of SD Cards

Raspberry Pi Tricks: Disable Virtual Terminal Switching

(Originally posted April 5th 2016) Part of my day job consists of contorting Raspberry Pi’s into things that we can use for our locations across the world, to either simplify a process, or have greater control of the devices operating system itself. Being that they can run a host of Linux based operating systems from … Read moreRaspberry Pi Tricks: Disable Virtual Terminal Switching