Hi-Five-Pi: Raspberry Pi Cluster Part 2 – Shared Users and Maintenance Software

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Also see Hi-Five-Pi: Raspberry Pi Cluster Part 1 – Initial Hardware/Software Setup   Create a New User and Generate SSH Key for Passwordless Logins [Mac] On each node: Create your new user with this command (replace username with your choice): sudo useradd -m -u 1950 username Create a password for the user: sudo passwd username On the computer used to ssh to the cluster, generate ssh keys: ssh-keygen If you don’t want to use a passphrase, hit enter when asked … Read More

Hi-Five-Pi: Raspberry Pi Cluster Part 1 – Initial Hardware/Software Setup

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This post covers the initial steps I took to setup my five-node Raspberry Pi 3 cluster with SLURM, a scheduler and resource manager for High-Performance Computing (HPC) clusters. Did I end up with a fast HPC resource? Well, no. With 1GB memory and a 4-core ARM processor each, it is like I strung together a couple of cell phones. Do I really need to use SLURM, a scheduler used on some of the largest supercomputers in the world? Also, no. … Read More

Paper Embossing: Whovian Journal Project

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Dry embossing is maybe the easiest way to emboss paper. It requires no special tools. Either use a premade stencil or create your own with a thick paper like cardstock. Secure the stencil in place with tape and then firmly, yet carefully, trace the outline of the stencil using a bone folder or similar stylist. This technique looks great on holiday cards, gift tags, book covers, and business cards.

Bookmarks for Our Little Free Library

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  We stocked up on bookmarks for our Little Free Library by using leftover scraps of marbled paper that were too small for anything else and printing our favorite patterns from Thingiverse. The cat might be my favorite, although the marbled paper ones will be gentler on the books.

Letterboxing Starter Kit

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If you like scavenger hunts, hiking, art, traveling, and/or solving puzzles, then letterboxing is for you. Letterboxes containing unique stamps are planted around the world. People follow clues, sometimes solve puzzles, and occasionally need to take a hike in order to find them. When they do, they stamp the letterbox’s exclusive stamp into their journal and stamp their personal, handcrafted stamp into the letterbox’s logbook. Letterboxes can be found practically anywhere. You can look for them near your hometown or … Read More

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