Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Make Raspberry Pi SD card last longer

If you have one Raspberry Pi always on or running several hours every day, probably you also had some SD card faults.

Unfortunately SD cards have a limited number of writings allowed. After that number the internal electronics is no more reliable and there could be read/write errors.

Debian usually do several writings on the os partitions, so the maximum writing cycles is rapidly reached.

So, what could we do to make the sd last longer with our RPi?

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Using AirPlay with Raspberry Pi

AirPlay is an Apple protocol which allows wireless streaming of audio, video, photo and so on. Even if it's a proprietary protocol, it can also be used with Android devices or personal computers by installing simple apps.

Of course you can also install AirPlay on a Raspberry Pi.

When I built my Sphaera, I also added an external audio card, an audio amplifier and a speaker. Initially I used this audio system just for some notification, but going from that to a wireless speaker it really easy.