Grafana – Using An API Call To Add DataSources (Python)

I've written blog posts on how to install Grafana and data exporters using Ansible (https://geektechstuff.com/2020/06/25/grafana-prometheus-and-node-exporter-on-raspberry-pi-via-ansible-raspberry-pi-and-linux/) and a blog post on adding users to Grafana using an API call (https://geektechstuff.com/2021/01/06/using-an-api-call-to-make-multiple-grafana-users-python/), but after re-reading my blog posts I decided to automate the process (previously a manual step in the Ansible post) of adding data sources. I have … Continue reading Grafana – Using An API Call To Add DataSources (Python)

Using SQL With JavaScript Part 1 – Installing SQL, Node.js, Creating a Connection and Creating A Database

A little while ago I completed a SQL database course via FutureLearn (it's a free course if you want to learn some SQL) to brush up on my SQL knowledge. Today I am going to use Javascript (via Node.Js) to connect to SQL and create a database. Installing SQL I am using Raspberry Pi OS … Continue reading Using SQL With JavaScript Part 1 – Installing SQL, Node.js, Creating a Connection and Creating A Database

The Raspberry Pi Pico / Pimoroni Pico Display

Raspberry Pi Pico and Pimoroni Pico Display

It's January 2021 and the awesome folks over at Raspberry Pi have announced a new device, a micro controller called the Raspberry Pi Pico. The full details / news about the device can be found at: https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-silicon-pico-now-on-sale/ . I grabbed one from the excellent Pimoroni and with speedy delivery from Royal Mail it arrived over … Continue reading The Raspberry Pi Pico / Pimoroni Pico Display