Raspbmc kernel with Fuschicai Easycap support is here!

Rather than a tutorial this is to highlight great achievement of Husam Hebaishi. He provided us with kernel that supports Fuschicai Easycap. What does it mean? You can now enjoy both newest raspbmc and video grabber simultaneously. Read after a break for links.

Control RPi with TV Remote

One of the things that made the biggest impression on me when I borrowed rpi from Tomek was that I could control this tiny computer with my tv remote. Now it may sound a bit silly :), but that was over a year ago. Now, with our Lightberry and possibility to have ambilight effect even for external source, I was wondering how to turn off or on the leds. (more…)

Hyperion on OpenELEC. It works!

After my short journey with boblight on OpenELEC that ended up tragically ;) I gave OpenELEC-Hyperion a try. First I thought it would not be possible (no apt-get, most of the file system read only), but these smart guys from Hyperion managed to make the installation process easy and quick. Most importantly, it works perfectly in opposite to boblight. (more…)

Configuring boblight on OpenElec

When we started selling Lightberry I have had a lot of questions about lighberry compatibility with OpenElec. I was thinking: sure, why not… but at that time I was not fully aware of what OpenElec is :) As it occurs, installation of boblight is quite different on OpenElec than on other distributions. Here are the details. (more…)

Boblight and android notifications

Ever been in a situation when you are at home waitnig for important email/im/sms/phone call but someone else were studying or sleeping and you didn’t want to wake them up? I’m pretty sure most of us were there. Now, wouldn’t it be cool to “see” a notification as a big light behind your tv? It would. Read after the break for instructions how to do it.

Lightberry – your RPi ambi-like ;) system

As you might have noticed we’ve been not “very active” in adding new tutorials to the site. It is not because we were lazy… actually it is the opposite. We had an idea of offering people out-of-the-box ambilight-like peripheral for our precious Raspberry Pi. Finally, after few months of hard work and research, we will be able to offer you the final product. (more…)

VNC Server

Usually raspi stays hidden, doing it’s job, controlled through web, hdmi cec or other various interfaces. Rarely it’s keyboard or mice. Although there comes time that we need to do something that requires mice and keyboard connected and there is none available or it’s difficult to do so. The perfect solution for you is VNC Server – remote desktop for your raspi. (more…)

Google Coder

Good news everyone! There are people at Google who loves our favorite credit card sized toy. Google released its Google Coder platform for development of web applications. Anyone can now develop and test HTML, CSS and Javascript code through web browser. Nonetheless, they favored mac OS users and prepared tool for quick install but left linux and windows users without even a simple tutorial. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a rocket science, but short description wouldn’t hurt, would it?  (more…)

Mopidy – Spotify client

Ever thought it would be great to stream your favorite spotify playlists to your stereo? Now you can with help of raspi and mopidy, a richer MPD alternative. Spotify Premium account is required to use mopidy, but you can try 30 day trial before subscribing. (more…)

MPD – Music Player Daemon

From MPDs site: Music Player Daemon (MPD) is a flexible, powerful, server-side application for playing music. Through plugins and libraries it can play a variety of sound files while being controlled by its network protocol. And it does what it says, perfectly. It’s fast, it’s simple to setup and use. In comparison to LMS it’s limited in features (e.g. can’t serve files to clients) but makes up with speed and straightforwardness.  (more…)