The start of 2014 has been a busy one for me,with all the 2013 outstanding projects and problems before people return from the holidays and then the rush and onset of work with the returning hordes. That said, I started an awesome little project with “volumio”, so with no further adieu:
background (Now with even better background services!):
“volumio” is the migration of the “RaspyFi” project, as a matter of fact, when you go to the “RaspyFi” web-page, a pop-up comes up to inform you of “volumio”.
Installation Step – Part 1, Installing system:
Install WHEEZY and BOOT.
- EXPAND FILESYSTEM
- CHANGE PASSWORD
- CHANGE TIMEZONE
- CHANGE KEYBOARD
- ENABLE SSH
- Finish and REBOOT
Installation Steps – Part 2, WiFi (DHCP):
Log in with pi/<password>
- sudo su
- wpa_passphrase “<SSID>” <PASSPHRASE> >> /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
- ifdown wlan0
- ifup wlan0
Installation Steps – Part 2, WiFi (Static IP):
change “iface wlan0 inet manual”
to “iface wlan0 inet static”
delete line “iface default inet dhcp”
delete line wpa-roam /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
append at end of file:
address <IP ADDRESS>
netmask <IP MASK>
gateway <ROUTER IP ADDRESS>
Installation Step – Part 3, DNS:
nameserver <ROUTER IP>
Installation Step – Part 4, finish off:
That’s it. Happy PI’ing.
ps: Get your own copy of SSH here!
Afrikaans Radio Stations:
Before I start, here is a copy/collection of 21 Afrikaans Radio Stations: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ye4peuoyie87kjv/Afrikaans%20Radio%20Stations.zip Extract to the WebRadio Directory. To access your WEBRADIO directory, all you have to do is open the IP Addess with your Windows Explorer, like this: \\<IP ADDRESS>
What is RaspyFi?
From the Website:
RaspyFi is a brand new Linux Distro made specifically for the Raspberry Pi. It aims to fully integrate Mpd into current debian realeases and to optimize it for Audiophile-quality music playback. The final result is aimed to resemble the notorius Voyage-mpd distro, but tweaked and optimized for the little arm computer. It will definitely turn it in a cheap and low-powered audiophile source.
This is quite a mouthful. Basically it is a (Headless) Media Player, giving you the ability to stream Online Radio, NAS (Shared) and local music using a very good looking website. I build additional hardware onto the PI to display songs playing, skipping forward/back and pushing volume up and down.
This is for quick and easy offline storage. You can then download at your own speed…
Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe
Over the next couple of weeks I will post some tips and tricks for the Raspberry PI:
After almost 2 years of blogs, the theme I used got a bit stale and I never wrote with the option of “reading more”
To everybody reading this.
I am from a country where you can not afford SAT-TV and DSL at the same time, due to monopolies held by respective countries. This makes it very difficult for anyone (like myself), deciding if you will accept the dribble and propaganda sent via SAT or decide: