My Wish List

Wish List     
  • Panasonic TYCC20W TV Camera
  • Amazon Echo
  • Final Fantasy XV [PS4]
  • Samsung SmartThings
  • A few more Raspberry Pi v3 for home automation

This entry was posted in Gadget on October 19, 2014 by Ray Chan.


Raspberry Pi 7 inch touch screen display

Home autmoation kiosk     

Warning – 2016-04-17 Do NOT run your 7 inch touch screen on pi which have 4dpi driver installed. If you run the 7 inch touch screen you will probably need to turn the backlight on and off. This need to run rpi-update on your pi. If you previously have 4dpi driver installed, it will crash […]

This entry was posted in Raspberry Pi on April 11, 2016 by Ray Chan.


Running Kivy on 4DPI-35 without X

Kivy app display on 4DPI-35 without X Window     

I learned that it was impossible to have Kivy run on 4DPI-35 without X system. The project rpi-kivy-screen
on github make it possible.

This entry was posted in Raspberry Pi on March 15, 2016 by Ray Chan.


Monitor door open/close with HC-SR04

I want to know whenever the door is opened. I want an email alert when the door open event is captured. Capture an image from Panasonic IPCam BL-VP104W and attach it to the email so that I know who is entering the apartment. I was thinking to buy a securifi door/window magnetic reed sensor. However […]

This entry was posted in Raspberry Pi on March 7, 2016 by Ray Chan.


Giving Static IP to Pi

For raspbian version, check /etc/os-release Raspbian 7 (wheezy) Edit /etc/network/interfaces ETH0: change from ifface eth0 inet dhcp change to iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.1.111 gateway 192.168.1.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 network 192.168.1.0 broadcast 192.168.1.255 Wireless Lan (Edimax for example) auto wlan0 allow-hotplug wlan0 iface wlan0 inet static address 192.168.2.111 gateway 192.168.2.1 dns-nameservers 8.8.8.8 192.168.2.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 […]

This entry was posted in Raspberry Pi on March 6, 2016 by Ray Chan.


Turn on and off 4DPI-32 using myDevices Cayenne

Cayenne widget to turn on and off 4DPI-32     

Here is the widget setting which I used to turn 4DPI-32 on and off remotely using iPhone app Cayenne.

This entry was posted in Raspberry Pi on February 28, 2016 by Ray Chan.


Enable SSL for Apache2 on Raspberry Pi

mkdir /etc/apache2/ssl openssl req -x509 -nodes -days 1095 -newkey rsa:2048 -out /etc/apache2/ssl/server.crt -keyout /etc/apache2/ssl/server.key a2enmod ssl ln -s /etc/apache2/sites-available/default-ssl /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default-ssl edit /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default-ssl SSLCertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl/server.crt SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/apache2/ssl/server.key /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

This entry was posted in Raspberry Pi on February 24, 2016 by Ray Chan.


Nexus 5X vs iPhone 6s

Nexus 5X vs iPhone 6s     

The comparison of Nexus 5X vs iPhone 6s based on my own experience.

This entry was posted in Android on by Ray Chan.


Windows 10 Openvpn GUI cannot read config

Have problem having the OpenVPN GUI on Windows 10 working… never able to read the config… Already run the GUI as admin. The path were right but it just can’t read the config. sigh… Options error: –ca fails with ‘c:\program files\openvpn\config\ca.crt’: No such file or directory Options error: –cert fails with ‘c:\program files\openvpn\config\client.crt’: No such […]

This entry was posted in Uncategorized on February 9, 2016 by Ray Chan.


Some new toys for kid again

光之美少女 Purple Piano     

She got load of new toys lately, especially after her birthday. Cannot keep track of it, I’m lazy. Here are a few of them.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized on January 25, 2016 by Ray Chan.


Philips Bluray 5.1 3D HTB5520

Philips HTB5520     

Good and stable. Hardly crashed once. Decent UI. UI no longer laggy compared with previous model.

Wireless rear speaker works just fine.

My second Philips Blu-ray 3D Player.

This entry was posted in Entertainment on by Ray Chan.