Using a Raspberry Pi as an iBeacon

November 15, 2013

There's an excellent blog post by by James Nebeker and David G. Young about simulating an iBeacon using a Raspberry Pi and a bluetooth dongle. Since I already had both, I thought I'd give it a try. It worked really well, and I've even put together the files necessary to do it in my GitHub repository.

You'll need to install BlueZ as well for this to work. Once you get it all installed and working you can use one of the mobile iBeacon apps, such as iBeacon Locate. Very fun to play with, and a good way to be able


Airport Extreme

May 07, 2013

Had to replace my old, crappy Netgear router over the weekend - it was getting flaky, and causing my Skype calls to freak out at inopportune moments. I was thinking about going the DD-WRT route (if you'll excuse the pun), but it looked like it required more of a time commitment than I am able to manage at the moment. Since almost everything we have in this house is some form of Apple product, I decided to try out the Airport Extreme.

Man, was that thing easy to set up, especially compared to the Living Hell that is most router