Bengt
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Can I use an airtight case?
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Yes, under usual circumstances it should be possible to run the Raspberry Pi in an airtight case. I have measured some temperatures confirming that there is amply thermal headroom. For reference: 22°...

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Is it possible to install VLC?
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Yes, VLC can be installed on the recommended Debian image using sudo apt-get install vlc. As far as I understand, VLC (>= 1.1) uses the VAAPI to decode video, if it is available. VAinfo should tell ...

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How can I lower the usage of CPU for this Python program?
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Preface Be sure you really need to run your task repeatedly. This is called busy waiting and almost always suboptimal. If your task is checking for the output of a subprocess, you can just subprocess....

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How to gain remote access without a Monitor or TV?
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One can start the ssh server using the boot.rc. Below is an explanation of how that works. Configuring the boot.rc Insert an SD-Card with the Debian OS on it back into the machine, you copied over ...

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Where is the bottleneck of web browse speed on raspberry pi?
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Disclaimer: The following describes using of experimental features with dubious effects. Make sure to test for introduced regressions and actual performance gains. You could try some of Google Chrome'...

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How can I build a power switch?
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The most naive approach would be to add a switch to an extension cord. You can usually find all necessary components in your local hardware store. If you do not know how to construct and solder ...

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Usb disk over network - performance
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SFTP (SSH + FTP) is CPU intensive and the Pis CPU probably limits the bandwidth. If encrypting the data traffic is optional, consider using an unencrypted file transfer protocol like FTP. Also note ...

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Execute Python Scripts Via Web interface
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If you are just starting with webdevelopment, have a look at Bottle. Bottle is simpler than flask in the sense that it is a complete web-framework within a single file. In contrast, Flask aims to ...

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How can I get my Pi to check/read email to trigger an event?
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A simple solution would be using ATOM feed for the inbox of Google's Gmail. Get, parse and filter that and you can respond to events send by email.

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Controlling 400 LEDs from a raspberry pi
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There is some documentation available on Swarm Light, which a design installation featuring a large amount of individually controlled LEDs. They used 1 microcontroller for each set of 3 LEDs and six ...

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