Raspberry Pi Cabinet

Intro: Raspberry Pi Cabinet

This project was for an engineering course, and i made this with my interest in programming in mind. Will freely answer any questions regarding this project!

Step 1: Step 1: Get a Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry pi is the backbone of this whole project. Make sure you buy some kind of power supply that supplies sufficient power for your new RPi.

Step 2: Install Lighttpd

In order for us to be able to control this servo wirelessly, we need to install lighttpd to create a webserver that can execute CGI Files.

Step 1:

Type "sudo apt-get update"

Step 2:

Type "sudo apt-get install lighttpd"

Step 4:

Type "sudo lighttpd-enable-mod fastcgi

Step 3: Step 3: Create Test Page

Now, we need to create a test page. Lighttpd already comes with a default one, but has no fuctionality.

Step 1:

Type "cd /var/www"

Step 2:

Type "sudo nano index.html"

Step 3:


<!DOCTYPE html>


<title>RPi webserver</title>

<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">




Step 4:

Press "Ctrl + X"

Step 5:

press Y and hit enter

Step 4: Step 4: Create Test CGI Scripts :]

Now, type sudo nano forward.cgi

Make sure that this is in var/www/cgi-bin


gpio -g write 5 1 gpio -g write 6 0 gpio -g write 13 1 gpio -g write 19 0

Step 5: Step 5:

Give the cgi files permission to run by typing sudo chmod 755 "filename"

Step 6: Step 6: Free for You to Do As You Want

Design the web-page however you want, although i would recommend also looking at https://www.instructables.com/id/IoT-Controlling-a-...

It gives lots of helpful pointers



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