Running an ION node on your Raspberry 4

ION V1 was announced today. ION is used in a decentralized identity network to be able to help resolve for example decentralized identifiers and find their public keys. This is one of the core differences with a traditional Identity Provider where you always need to go to the well-known endpoint to retrieve the location of the public keys and download the public keys there to see if the signatures of the tokens are correct.

Adding FlightRadar24 feed to my FlightAware raspberry pi PiAware install

Since a week or so I am running PiAware from FlightAware on 1 of my Raspberries. It’s running fine. Thanks to Chris Johnson I also managed to feed Flightradar24 from the same feed. This are the steps I did on my raspberry through the shell. I don’t run a fancy container solution like Chris does on his setup so I had to steal some configuration and instructions from his github page.

Pibow Coupe enclosure for my Raspberry Pi 2

When I ordered my Raspberry Pi 2 I also ordered a little enclosure called the Pibow Coupe. Since the layout of the Pi 2 is the same I assumed every case would fit. Unfortunately that was not the case for this specific enclosure. But with a little help of my Dremel I managed to adjust it a little bit and it now fits perfectly. When you build the case around your Pi board they little layers are numbered.

Raspberry Pi 2 arrived

Last month Microsoft announced support for Windows 10 for Raspberry Pi 2. That was a perfect excuse to order one myself as well (I ordered mine at MCM Electronics). Although it was in backorder it took less than a week to arrive. I also ordered a good power supply and a nice little case. Of course you need a memory card. 8Gb micro SD card should be enough for most situations.