Hardware RAID for the fastest Raspberry Pi CM4 NAS!

Hardware RAID for the fastest Raspberry Pi CM4 NAS!

Finally, with a bit of help from some Broadcom engineers, I got full hardware RAID working on a Raspberry Pi. And I actually used SAS drives this time. Special thanks to Broadcom for sending me a controller card and storage backplane to test on the Pi, and for their...
Is Microsoft Spying on your Raspberry Pi?

Is Microsoft Spying on your Raspberry Pi?

Here are the commands to remove Microsoft’s repo and GPG key from your Pi: sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vscode.list sudo rm /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/microsoft.gpg sudo apt update I can see why the Raspberry Pi Foundation chose to do this, but I don’t like...
PCI Express arrives on the Raspberry Pi CM4 – A Guide

PCI Express arrives on the Raspberry Pi CM4 – A Guide

The Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 IO Board exposes an x1 PCI Express Gen 2.0 slot. What can you do with the slot? And are there any tips or tricks to make sure you don’t accidentally cook a PCIe card—or the Pi? See all the cards I am testing:...
The Raspberry Pi Bell Slapper – a software-controlled bell

The Raspberry Pi Bell Slapper – a software-controlled bell

The King of Ding! This is a quick video I made to show how I built the ‘Raspberry Pi Bell Slapper’. The full details about the project—and how you can build one of your own—are in this open source project on GitHub:...