Raspberry Pi Zero W – $10 Citrix endpoint, maybe

Posted by Nic Burkinshaw on Mar 2, 2017 12:19:27 PM

I received an email from The PiHut on Tuesday, ordered a Raspberry Pi Zero W and case. It arrived two days later – the case, for £6, is impressive; 1 base and 3 lids – one plain, one for camera and one for GPIO access. Note that the case also came with the short ribbon cable required to connect the standard Raspberry Pi camera.

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Topics: Citrix, IoT, Raspberry Pi

Raspberry PI Zero - MVP?

Posted by Nic Burkinshaw on May 4, 2016 10:10:40 AM

I ordered two of these last Thursday from The PiHut (http://thepihut.com/) and they turned up this morning. I am impressed by the size and the immediate compatibility with my existing B+ project. I splashed out on a board only and the bundle with their essential kit.

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Topics: IoT, Raspberry Pi

IoT ThingSpeak Server on a Scaleway Arm Server with Docker

Posted by Nic Burkinshaw on Mar 9, 2016 5:26:30 PM

In a recent post I mentioned the excellent value provided by a Scaleway ARM-based server instance (https://nicbkw.com/serious-cloud-presence-for-e2-99-month/). ThingSpeak (https://thingspeak.com) is well-known in the IoT world as an open source “Internet of Things” application and API to store and retrieve data from things using HTTP over the Internet or via a Local Area Network. With ThingSpeak, you can create sensor logging applications, location tracking applications, and a social network of things with status updates. Docker is a great way to abstract your solution into easily defined virtual containers (https://www.docker.com/).

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Topics: IoT, Raspberry Pi, ThingSpeak, ARM

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