Moving slightly off-piste this time, not talking about tomatoes or any other garden related things. Lockdown has meant that we haven’t physically seen our children/grandchildren much this year (in fact hardly at all) so we’ve got used to talking to them via Skype and Zoom. Some games work well (Uno, UnoFlip, Bingo, Go Fish) but…… Continue reading Using the Raspberry Pi for Fantastic Video Communications with Zoom
Those of you who watch Springwatch on the BBC are probably already ahead of me. I was interested to see that there was a short article in one of the programs on a “£25 Nature Watching Camera” from MyNaturewatch. It turns out that this is an (almost) perfect application for the Raspberry Pi so I…… Continue reading Raspberry Pi as a Naturewatching Camera
I spent most of this morning transplanting my tomatoes from their seed pots up into individual pots. They need it to allow them to grow on faster but, I wondered when it was going to get warm. Those of you who have looked at the Raspberry Pi part of this site will know that I’ve…… Continue reading When is it going to get warm?
As I’ve said more than once (here and other places) I’ve been intrigued by the question of whether putting waterbutts filled with water into the greenhouse/polytunnel can beneficially affect/improve the temperature in the polytunnel. To try and come to a conclusion, I built a Raspberry Pi temperature sensor with four sensors (see here). I put…… Continue reading Waterbutt in the Polytunnel – A final conclusion
Dropbox is a Cloud Storage area that’s free to use for private individuals for relatively large quantities of data. I like it for my Raspberry Pi network because it allows me to move files to devices that are not on my home network without having to open up either the home network or the distant…… Continue reading Raspberry Pi: Integration with Dropbox
I’m gradually building a network of Raspberry Pis for different things and, I suppose, its the way that an Internet of Things (IoT) would get built. At the moment, what I’ve got is a couple of Raspberry Pi Zeros with temperature sensors connected to them in different locations (one in the house and one in…… Continue reading Raspberry Pi: Moving Files in a Network
I’ve a few Raspberry Pis which I run Headless (without their own screen and keyboard) from my Apple Mac using a combination of Finder, VNC and SSH to run the applications. I recently decided to upgrade one of them (a Pi3) to Stretch to see if it was any better (and to play with the…… Continue reading Creating a Headless Raspberry Pi System from an Apple Mac
I’ve seen a number of discussions as to whether putting a waterbutt filled with water in the polytunnel would help to avoid frosts and (possibly) encourage earlier growth by raising the average temperature in the polytunnel. Whilst there was a general opinion that it would help, I had a feeling that any improvement would be…… Continue reading Can a Waterbutt of water affect the temperature in a Polytunnel?