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theoB610
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Communicating with Pi

Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:36 pm

There wasn't really a suitable place to put this topic, so I put it here even though it's not 'basic'.

Is there any way of me communicating with my Pi without using a desktop computer or smartphone?
Because it needs to be conveniently portable but preferably not too expensive.
I just need to be able to type commands etc.
Text? Bluetooth?

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Re: Communicating with Pi

Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:38 pm

not right out of the box no

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Re: Communicating with Pi

Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:50 pm

dasimpson wrote:not right out of the box no
So what could I add?

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Re: Communicating with Pi

Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:00 pm

theoB610 wrote:
dasimpson wrote:not right out of the box no
So what could I add?
I would of thought a cheap second user Android smartphone or tablet would of sufficed ?
I know everything about nothing"

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Re: Communicating with Pi

Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:01 pm

You can connect these buttons: http://www.ebay.com/itm/50PCS-6mm-x-6mm ... 257b164101 using these wires: http://www.ebay.com/itm/40PCS-Dupont-Wi ... 3957616%26 to the GPIO pins. Then write some Python code that executes the desired command.

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Re: Communicating with Pi

Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:40 am

theoB610 wrote:There wasn't really a suitable place to put this topic, so I put it here even though it's not 'basic'.

Is there any way of me communicating with my Pi without using a desktop computer or smartphone?
Because it needs to be conveniently portable but preferably not too expensive.
I just need to be able to type commands etc.
Text? Bluetooth?
Not sure how you would communicate without having some device that can run a simple app like SSH. You've already eliminated computers and smartphones, and, I'm assuming, variations like tablets, so what's left?

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Re: Communicating with Pi

Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:57 am

How about sending an email from a non-smart phone?

Either standard email (even many older phones supported this) or text-to-email (see http://lifehacker.com/5506326/how-can-i ... xt-message)

You can then use fetchmail on the Pi to check for new mail and then read using appropriate code.

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Re: Communicating with Pi

Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:52 pm

This is in spanish and maybe too expensive but just in case:

http://www.puigros.es/es/site-map/13-es ... -home.html

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Re: Communicating with Pi

Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:52 pm

penguintutor wrote:How about sending an email from a non-smart phone?
I think this probably is my best bet. I'll look into it. Thanks for help.

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Re: Communicating with Pi

Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:25 pm

Found what I was looking for here:
http://rolfblijleven.blogspot.nl/2013/0 ... teway.html
using a huawei dongle.

Thanks for all your help

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