Jupyter Notebook Shortcut on MacOS using Anaconda

It’s not immediately clear on Mac OS how to start a Jupyter Notebook if you’re using Anaconda. The actual executable is located at /Users/*YOURUSER*/opt/anaconda3/bin/jupyter-notebook but it can be a pain to either type the full link or even worse start the Anaconda application first just to open a notebook. The easiest way I found is to […]

IoT Sensors – Saving Collected Data

Now that my sensors are successfully collecting data and the data is being processed by a Node-RED flow on my Raspberry Pi the final step is to add some persistence to the data. As it stands the data is constantly streaming and being displayed on a dashboard but after that it’s discarded so there’s no […]

IoT Sensors – Data Collection

In the first part I talked mostly about the sensors and the gateway so in this article I’ll show you how to collect, filter and store that data from the sensors. My setup is running locally on my LAN and uses a Raspberry Pi 3B+ to process the data. I’ll be using Node-RED to process […]

Format and Mount External Hard Drives in Linux

Assuming you’ve just bought a new external hard drive or you have one that’s already in use these are the steps you need to take to make it usable with Linux. ⚠️ Be aware that following these steps will reformat the drive causing all data to be permanently erased. You’ve been warned. First connect the […]

IoT Sensors – Getting Started

Introduction I’ve been interested in setting up some home monitoring/automation since getting my first Raspberry Pi a couple of years ago. After using the device for various development projects I finally decided on my first project, try to make a basic home temperature/humidity monitor that cold measure both indoor and outdoors. The idea is to […]

Recovering Node-RED Flows After Changing Hostname

I recently changed the hostname on my Raspberry Pi and was rather surprised (and initially worried) when the next time I started Node-RED all my flows has disappeared 😱 It turns out that the flows are connected to the computer hostname by their naming convention. Someone even filed a bug regarding this unexpected behavior. The […]