Cut the cord, take your Web contrllolled project with you everywhere you go.
There are many Raspberry pi projects like the web-controlled robot, or webcam server. These require a connection to your home wifi meaning you are restricted to a small distance. If you make the Rpi a wireless router then you could go anywhere with your robot or webcam and be connected all in one unit. Or you can just SSH to your Rpi project and work on your code while at school or work. Your Rpi can be a robot and router at the same time.
You could do all this with a simple shell script and a wifi adapter.
Note; This setup will not provide an internet connection. This was tested with Wheezy but could work with Jessie.
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Step 1: Parts Needed
1. Raspberry Pi
2. WIFI adapter compatible with RTL8188cu driver
3. Battery for the Rpi
I will not explain how to install raspian or setup the Rpi, for this you should know how to SSH from your computer.
Step 2: Download the Script
First make sure the wifi adapter is compatible. Open the terminal and type;
This should tell you which driver is being used.
Connect your Rpi to the internet to download and run the script. This script was written by
http://blog.sip2serve.com/post/48420162196/howto-s... and modified by me.
sudo mkdir myfiles
sudo chown root:root inst-RTL8188-Rpi.sh
sudo chmod 755 inst-RTL8188-Rpi.sh
The script will install the required files and change your wireless ip to static 192.168.42.1 and ethernet ip to static 192.168.0.140 unless you entered something else during the installation. The new wifi network is Raspi and the password is raspberry. If you wish to change these type;
sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces and edit the file.
That's it folks..