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Raspberry Pi Microproject

I've had a Raspberry Pi for some time, and I'm still wondering what I should do with it. Occasionally I have an idea and I go to start it up and ... realize I've forgotten the password.

Oops.

Well, this blog post isn't about that, but I'll mention a fix at the end just for my own reference, along with some links to a Raspberry Pi starter kit & camera modules.

What I need is for a freshly-booted, headless, keyboardless Raspberry Pi to somehow tell me its IP address.

This microproject took me about an hour to complete, including recovering the password. The idea stems from the fact that when I connect the Pi to a network that dispenses IP addresses using DHCP, I can't guess what address it'll get. Sure, on networks I control, I can pin the MAC Address of the Pi to a specific IP - but I don't always control the network.

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January 29, 2016

Tags: coding, dev, development, command-line, howto, administration, composer, starter-kit, password-recovery