Configure WLAN0 on Raspberry Pi

I  don’t know how I did it.  I lost wireless connectivity, so I was forced to plugin my Raspberry Pi to the Lan.  Once, plugged in I could find it via the DHCP table on my router. I first checked the iwlist wlan0 scan to see if my home network was listed.  The home network was listed.  It was. I checked the wpa_supplicant configuration ~ $ sudo vi /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf  and confirmed it pointed to the right network. I also checked dmesg to see if there were any hints for wpa_supplicant. I looked at the /etc/network/interfaces and found iface wlan0 inet…

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Raspberry Pi – Part II – Get Up and Going with Java

In recent weeks, I haven’t revisited the Raspberry Pi – Running, Vacation, Work have conspired to keep me away from hobby project. I’ve stared at the parts long enough, and decide to plug the Raspberry Pi base into the wired network. I plugged in the Raspberry Pi into the Power outlet, and I got the Red Light.  I logged into my router to see if the Pi picked up the Raspberry Pi, and I found the IP from my routers IP reservations table.   I was able to SSH into the Pi and quickly check the release version ( cat issue…

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Raspberry Pi – Initial Thoughts

Thanks To Ada Fruit  I picked up a first version Raspberry Pi B+.   The experience brings me back to building my first computer and modifying it. I picked up an B+ Kit from Ada Fruit (based on the fact they have awesome tutorials).  I also picked up a Motor Controller, a Bread Board to hook up peripherals, and a Touch Screen Display.  The touch screen display wasn’t actually compatible with the kit I purchased.  Lesson learned – check the Male and Female connectors for the Displays and PIN (IN/OUT) counts. I laid out all the components on the bubble wrap,…

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