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Raspberry Pi Tutorial 45: How to use Screen (Linux)

Screen is a program that allows you to run multiple virtual windows or screens within one terminal login session. Why does this matter? It can be a PITA running multiple PuTTY windows open on your machine while you remote into your Linux computer. Screen eliminates the need for you to run multiple windows – instead you can just run screen.   A benefit more important to me is being able to run programs on your remote computer without needing to keep the ssh session window active. Why get a remote Raspberry Pi to run something if it means your home…

Raspberry Pi Tutorial 44: Text Message Greeter

This tutorial brings together what the past two tutorials were working up: turning your Raspberry Pi into a text messaging greeter who welcomes you home from work! In this tutorial I show you how to scan your LAN for your cellphone and then send a message to you via a text welcoming you home.   I know this isn’t the biggest or most interesting project, but the concepts learned can be applied to other projects you may have in mind where you want a reaction based on whether you’re home, and the ability to send SMS out from your Pi…

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