Tuesday, November 22, 2016

OpenVPN on a Raspberry Pi

Sorry if lately I'm publishing really few posts, but this year I've been quite busy planning my weddings, so I have almost no time for everything else...

Anyway in these days I created a simple VPN server on one of my Raspberry Pi (a model 2 B). This small project has been realized for the honeymoon. Let me explain why, before looking at the procedure.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Send photos with Telegram

In the last post we saw how to use the Telegram bot APIs to send a message from a Raspberry Pi to our smartphone.

This time I will show you how easy is sending a photo using the same APIs and the Python library. You can use the same APIs also for sending videos and audio files with really small efforts.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Using Telegram with Raspberry Pi

Until few months ago to communicate with my Raspberry Pi I used Yowsup that is able to connect to the Whatsapp servers.

Unfortunately this method has several issues that made me choose something different... First of all the need of a sim card or at least a phone number not used for other Whatsapp connections, the frequent changes on the Whatsapp protocol and so to the Yowsup libraries that force you to always check for them and eventually update the software and your scripts also on the RPi and least but not last the fact that Whatsapp do not like that their servers are used with a software that is not their messenger!

There are several different solutions to communicate with a RPi. One that I'm using is Pushover, but it's just a one way system (from RPi to the smartphone). It works quite well if you just need text notifications, but if you need something really like Whatsapp the solution could be Telegram.