To find what packages you’ve got installed already on your Raspberry Pi, type in the terminal window
if the list is too overwhelming, you can limit the search to the particular family of packages you’re looking for, like msql
dpkg –get-selections | msql
Thinking about what I need to accomplish the chicken coop project! Ahhit is hard to know how to start… Continue reading
What features do I want? Right now I think I need the following. Continue reading
To allow for the door to open and close automatically, I thought of the simplest solution…no microprocessors or automation at all.
I toyed with the idea of chickens using a chicken flap. Like a cat flap, but for chickens.
I love my chickens, but I don’t love them so much that I am out at sunrise and sunset opening and closing their coop.
I’ve tried to replicate the setup on a new Pi B+ for accessing through vnc, and I ran into authentication problems.
The access was through the default user, pi, account. After a frustrating day of fresh build of the os and then install of tightvnc and all that gubbins, I was locked out from logging in directly. Continue reading
I’ve been frustrated and squinting angrily at the Raspberry Pi Model B several times in the last few weeks for its awkwardness-to-size ratio.
Yes it is delightfully tiny, low cost and lovely, but this tiny ornate filigree of metal and plastic offers plenty of cable chaos. Continue reading
…not as easy as you might think. Continue reading
I am volunteering as programming/ICT support in both primary and secondary schools in Cambridge. I had an idea that I would most certainly, definitely go in to primary teaching as I adore little kids. and their unjaded enthusiasm.
I did not want to be in secondary school, perhaps because my own experience was pretty horrible.
However, I may have changed my mind. I continue to waver between preferring one age group and another, am considering a “third way”. Perhaps I don’t need to decide. Perhaps I can get my QTS for secondary school and work on consulting for primary too, or create afterschool clubs for both.
I applied for the STEM Ambassador scheme with STEM Team East over the summer so that I may get my Enhanced DBS clearance for volunteering in schools to run Code Clubs and the like.
It’s taken a really long time to come through, but finally there is word that I am cleared to work with children (that are not my own)!
This makes me quite happy.
I’m trying to edge my way into the classroom, and this seems a good path. Volunteer, run code clubs, support learning in the classroom, make horrendous and embarrassing Newly Qualified Teacher mistakes. When I am a professional and get paid I should be a little more assured and skillful.