December 2014

In this tutorial we will see how to use WhatsApp with Raspberry Pi.

We will use the Yowsup library we had already used in these tutorials: WhatsApp message from Phidgets SBC , Phidgets WhatsApp - ask the status of your sensors.

These days the library has been completely rewritten and improved, so we will see how to install it and use it.

Install TP-LINK TL-WN725N Wireless N Nano USB Adapter on Raspberry, the driver attached has been tested with Raspbian Kernel version 3.12.33

Verify your version kernel with

uname -a

Update your system with

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo rpi-update

reboot and download the driver



tar -xzf 8188eu-20141107.tar.gz

This tutorial describes how to build a stand alone video surveillance system based on Raspberry Pi.

We will use a Raspberry Pi Camera that continuously record the video on a usb flash drive. This creates video files of 15 minutes continuously. Periodically, the oldest files are deleted to free space.

To watch the recording just extract the pen drive and connect it to the computer.

Christmas discount

All orders exceeding the amount of 99€ will be discounted by 25%.

The discount will be calculated at checkout.

The promotion is valid from December 20 to December 31, 2014.


In one of our last tutorials we have installed WhatsApp on Raspberry.
Whatsapp at the moment is definitely the most famous app for messaging services, but there are also many alternatives although little known. One of these is Telegram.