Apr 282016
 

About a month ago, I was contacted by the Kano team and was offered an awesome chance to try out their amazing Kano Computer kit.

I received it earlier this month but didn’t get to play with it until now, but as they say, patience is a virtue!
But without further ado, lets start having a look at the Kano Computer Kit.
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Apr 232016
 

For those who actually do follow my blog, you may have noticed the lack of posts recently. This has been because I’ve moved house!
But I do have some posts that I really do need to get to, and also still need to try and set up my workspace so I can get back to putting up quality posts.

For those who would like to check out what I have coming up, keep reading!
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Dec 302015
 

The SD Card on my Raspberry Pi died this week. So I decided that this time, I’d use Salt to manage my Pi and not have to worry about backing up my configuration from the Pi itself as Salt would be managing it for me!
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Nov 182015
 

I’m a Dad/Electrical Engineer/Tinker/Hacker/Woodworker/crazy hobbyist and I’m always building weird projects. I thought my latest project “RPiKids” was worth sharing with everyone. I have young kids with NO exposure to console gaming. I wanted to build them a system that was not just fun, but a system that could begin to explain at least the hardware fundamentals of computers. Watching their little faces soak in the Linux command line kernel unpacking, installing all sorts of subconscious goodness has been a real joy!
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Jun 082015
 

In the previous post, I got the Raspberry Pi outputting the values from the temperature sensors via SNMP.

In this post, I’ll be configuring Zabbix to monitor and record these values so that I can see how cold it was last night.
You’ll need to note down the OIDs that were configured on the SNMP agent in the last post so you can use them in this post.

Monitoring the Pi

Adding it in

The Raspberry Pi will need to be monitored in some way by Zabbix in order for us to record the temperatures from the SNMP agent that we’ve set up.
You’ll need to add the Raspberry Pi as a host in Zabbix, and give it an IP address under the SNMP interfaces section. I’ve added the SNMP OS Linux template to monitor the rest of the Pi stats, but that’s not required for monitoring temperatures.

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