Saturday, The Raspberry Pi Foundation released their new edition of NOOBS (New Out Of Box System) from beta to the world. It’s exciting! Now, you can install multiple OSes on a single SD without sharing anything. I have beta tested this on one of my SD cards, and have found it to be a very handy feature.
There’s more. There’s now two editions of NOOBS, a network installer and a complete installer. The network installer is a 20 mb download, anad your Pi – upon installation – downloads the disk images. Keep in mind that your Pi will have to have ethernet connection to install disk images. The full installer is exactly what we’re used to: a complete download, and your Pi wi not need internet.
NOOBS v1.3 can be downloaded (or legally tormented – this is the most recommended rout) from the Raspberry Pi Downloads Page.
In some projects, I really need quick access to a shell. I have an iPad, and wanted a terminal emulator on it. Bam. vSSH Lite is a universal iOS app available on Apple’s App Store right now for free. It is ad supported, but supports several awesome features, such as bookmarking, password saving, and copy / paste. If you wish to opt for the paid version, you are granted the absence of ads, and a lot of other goodies.
It’s the best SSH app for iOS, bar none.
Check out my screenshot below.
Back in 2012, the Tao of Mac posted a short tutorial on how to make your Raspberry Pi into a gateway for your iOS device, Mac, Windows PC, Linux PC, etc. The possibilities are limitless. You can even do this on any Debian-Linux computer. This has changed a little bit however, when I noticed two entries for each printer I set up. This is why I changed the instructions a little. You can find this very thing on GitHub, but all of the commands you have to issue are right below:
sudo apt-get install cups avahi-daemon python-cups cups-pdf
sudo usermod -a -G lpadmin pi
sudo cupsctl --remote-admin
Simple, right? After you’re done, just go to http://(your-ip):631 and set up your printers. Make sure you check “Share this Printer”.
Windows won’t recognize it automatically. To add it in Windows 7 (and probably Windows 8, but I cannot confirm this), foll0w the isntructions below.
- Open Devices & Printers
- Click Add A Printer
- Click Add a Network, Wireless, or Bluetooth Printer
- Click Select a shared printer by name
- Type http://(your-ip):631/printer/(printer-name)
- Press Enter.
That should do it! Hope you enjoy your DIY AirPrint
If your a Linux Power User, like me, you use SSH quite frequently. Don’t you hate it when you know the IP of the device you want to access, but all of a sudden the IP changes? That’s because your using DHCP, which is what your router generally defaults to. Look inside to find out more…….