If you are in the market for a computer that will cost you about the same price as a large Starbucks iced coffee, then you are at the right place. Introducing, the Raspberry Pi Zero W. The Raspberry Pu Zero W is the cheapest computer you can buy. This computer isn’t made for gaming or bitcoin mining. It’s aimed at developers and enthusiasts to use in their projects. It would also make for a great setup for a small home server.
Have you ever been stuck in a situation that you needed WiFi but only had an Ethernet connection available? Unless you’re looking to connect your phone to an Ethernet connection, you would be all out of options. I found myself in a similar situation when I needed to setup a live stream using a bunch of laptops and only one Ethernet connection with no WiFi available. This is also useful if you are looking to avoid using mobile data.
Remotely Turn on Computer with Linux
I really wish more people used WOL. It is probably one of the most underrated things in the world of wired networking. If you aren’t familiar, WOL (Wake on Lan) allows you to remotely turn on your computer. This could be from another computer or even your Android device. It works by supplying a little bit of power to your Ethernet card to allow it to listen for the “wake up” signal.
How to build a Supercomputer
So you want to build a supercomputer? Well, if you checked out my video on quantum computing you’ll know that scientist are working to make computers stronger and faster than ever. Unfortunately, building a quantum computer is not something you can do at home, unless your home is a laboratory of course. All hope isn’t lost though, you can still go on to build your very own supercomputer. To do this, we will be making a Linux cluster.
Lock Computer from Android
Consider this, you are sitting across the room chilling on your couch and you’re starting to fall asleep. Here’s the problem, your couch feels so good and you don’t want to get up to lock your computer, but you need to because you have nosy roommates. So wouldn’t it be great if you could remotely lock it from your phone? Okay, so even if this situation is completely unbelievable, this is still something cool to try and do.
Boot Computer from Android Phone
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you didn’t have a flash drive handy? Well, the other day I was trying to re-install Windows on my laptop, and sure enough, my USB flash drive conveniently went missing. Luckily, I was able to use my Nexus 5 to mount the ISO and boot my laptop from it. So here’s how you can boot computer from Android phone:
Android Reverse Tether
Everyone is familiar with tethering. However, many people overlook the ability to reverse tether. Reverse tethering allows you to share your computer’s internet connection with your phone or tablet. This is useful if you’re on a metered data plan or in an area which has no wifi and a weak mobile signal. What You Will Need: A rooted Android Device A Windows PC USB Driver Reverse Tether Zip (Go to this thread to download or direct download here) Step 1: Install USB Drivers If you don’t have any device drivers already installed on your computer and you never used adb before, then you will need to install the USB drivers.