Monthly Archives: September 2013

Got my chromecast stick

chromecast-box

chromecast comes in a box with an usb-charger as well a as a short usb extender.

chromecast-bild

The device will create an initial wifi ssi but during the setup process you provide credentials to you normal wifi network to make it available from all y our connected devices (iOS, Android and chrome browsers).

Today I finally received my chromecast stick after having placed a wait-order by Bazula here in Sweden.

Plugged it into my Samsung 50″ and connected to it from the Mac. Could connect and provide wifi credentials for it to be able to join our network.

After that I ran into a constant series of issues with the chromecast app crashing and not being able to connect. The error page claimed the problem to be that our router should be set up change from “AP isolation enabled”.

However, that is not a setting on the Netgear WNR2000.

I finally got it to work after a router restart, and I as well temporary removed the wifi extender I use for the wifi.

Now I have tried it from my iPhone iOS7 as well as an Android based HTC One, works very nicely!

Find a youtube film, tap the chromecast button in the app (appears now that chromecast usb stick is visible in the wifi network) and the streaming starts streight from internet to the stick. I can even change to another smartphone to resume the control of the streaming.

My RPi lab setup

SONY DSCHere is a run-down of what I install on my lab unit. I have the Rasperry Pi 1080p camera and a breakout board attached.

  1. Get the Pi software up-to-date
  2. Do basic config
  3. Enable AppleTalk
  4. Install Motion support for Pi Camera module
  5. Install Samba client support to be able to mount a windows server or NAS volume through cifs

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Raspberry Pi corrupt SD Card

 

Raspberry Pi with breadboard connected as well as hdmi out and the Pi Camera.

Raspberry Pi with breadboard connected as well as hdmi out and the Pi Camera.

This afternoon there was a power outage in our area an consequently, the Pi was powered off without a proper shutdown command.

I thought this is not a problem, since I used the DiskTools on my Mac yesterday and make a disk image out of the SD Cards.

However, trying to restore from that image into the SD Card did not work :-(

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Remote control you Mac via SSH

Remote control you Mac in your home LAN while on the road can easily be done with SSH.

1. Enable port forwarding in your router of port 22 to point to the ip address of your Mac in your home LAN. Make a note of your public ip address as well, you need it for the login.

2. Enable Remote control on in system settings.

2. From a remote location use SSH to establish a secure connection:

ssh -N -L 69000:127.0.0.1:5900 login-user@public-ip-address

3. Command-K and type:

vnc://127.0.0.1:69000