Tag: Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi and Spotify

I wanted to use the Pi to play spotify playlists but spotify does not allow that (DRM rights and browser issues).
What does work is streaming from another device to the Pi:

See: Spotify Connect client for the Raspberry Pi

Just follow the steps and you should see this on spotify:

Howto fix: InRelease’ changed its ‘Suite’ value from ‘testing’ to ‘stable’ “error”

Well, its not really an error..

So: YAY!!! We are going from testing to stable on the raspberry pi (debian buster).
What now?

Run it like this:

Your will see something like this:

And ofcourse dont forget to upgrade!

Fix that cheap wifi dongle (linux)

Cheap wifi dongles on the raspberry pi (v1 b). Don’t you love the frustrations they bring.

So you buy a cheap wifi dongle but it just wont do what a more expensive brand would: run without problems.

First, do what all the people out there on your search quest do. Sudo here, enter there, dont forget the raspi-config command. Many way’s to Rome.

These are my little notes (so I wont forget) that worked for me.

Now try to get to your wifi and press the -> arrow.
fiddle arround (shout some more) enter ip adresses if you like. And somehow this could work.

But darn, there we have it. Now it goes into sleep mode. So we need to keep it alive.

Oke, lets do it the dirty way.

Keep the ping on!

Make a cronjob:

And we are good to go?

Raspberry Pi black screen with cursor

This is how I fixed it.

ssh into your pi of try to boot to CLI

There might be two autostart files


and your local:


Delete the local and do a sudo reboot

That fixed it for me.

Watch the sky (simple python ftp script)

So you got the raspberry and the camera board.

With a cronjob you can let it take pictures every few seconds or hour and do something with it. Might be  a timelaps video or send it to twitter. In this case I added a simple script to the “RasBotPi” so it can send a picture every hour to this website.

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The “RasBotPi”

a Simple script will capture a jpg and then send it to this website with python and its ftp library.

Here an example of the snapshot that the camera board takes..

Some clouds..

Some clouds..