CircuitPython, Adafruit Feather RP2040 and I2C

The RP2040 has two I2C controllers – good for example, when you want to run two I2C devices with the same I2C address. In my test setup, I have an Adafruit Feather RP2040 microcontroller board, and have attached two of our BME688 breakout boards – one using the pins SCL + SDA and one using…

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PiCockpit on Raspberry Pi OS Bullseye

Raspberry Pi OS Bullseye has been released a couple of days back. I’ve had a bug report from a user who says the PiCockpit installer fails on Bullseye. The error which occurs is currently this: 30.11.2021 Note: the bugfix given below does NOT work, we’re working on another solution, see below. I’ve released a hotpatch…

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Everything about Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W

Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W in a nutshell Almost 4 million Pi Zeros have been sold up to date – it’s time for a refresh of the series! The new Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W is a significant upgrade to the previous Pi Zero generation. The most important change is the powerful CPU upgrade: The…

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Sneak preview for PiCockpit v2.1

Behind the scenes, we have been working on PiCockpit v2.1 for a while now. There is a cool new feature coming for PiStats, but this will be revealed when PiCockpit v2.1 is ready For now a sneak preview into one of the two new apps (“BME688 Air Quality Meter” and “CO2 Sensor”) for the…

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Raspberry Pi Pico Video Output

TL;DR The Raspberry Pi Pico is an incredible little microcontroller. While it does not have a video output interface built-in, like it’s bigger Raspberry Pi Zero / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 400 brethren (HDMI / double HDMI in their case), it is possible to add a video output to the Pico!…

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Raspberry Pi Pico and MicroPython on Windows

This article answers the question: How do I use the Raspberry Pi Pico with MicroPython on Windows? We also show how to install the right driver for “Board CDC” (which the Pico will show up as once MicroPython is installed) on Windows 8.1. (Also we will discuss the differences to CircuitPython where applicable – where…

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All about SD card / microSD card health on the Raspberry Pi

The SD card is – next to the power supply – a critical additional component of the Raspberry Pi. Monitoring it’s health is really important to ensure a smooth operation of your Raspberry Pi operating system, and a good user experience. This article will show you several ways how to check and monitor the health…

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Ultimate List of unusual but really useful Linux shell commands

This is a compilation of lesser known Linux shell commands – but really useful ones. Useful as in: saving time, giving you additional tools to do things you couldn’t before, but also entertaining. Enjoy reading, and let us know in the comments if there are additional tools we should add! Installation instructions will be for…

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How to read your monitor’s EDID on a Raspberry Pi

Note: previously, a function to read the EDID used to be available with the standalone version of PiDoctor. This version has been discontinued, and the functionality to read the EDID is not implemented into the new PiCockpit PiDoctor app yet, therefore I’m going to give you manual instructions how to read the EDID in this…

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How to use RealVNC on a Raspberry Pi (remote desktop)

This guide shows you how to connect to your Raspberry Pi using RealVNC. Use RealVNC to easily access your Raspberry Pi’s desktop from your main computer, to transfer files and share the clipboard. This is really convenient if, for example, you don’t want to get an additional monitor for the Raspberry Pi. Terminology: VNC, RealVNC,…

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