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    , but it is hard to coordinate when they will all get online – so I decided to look into my options for notifications. In the end I went with Notify My Android (NMA). The NMA website provides a complete script for sending notifications via the Raspbian shell. The script can be found at the following location, I used the shell script, but there are other options – this guide focuses on the shell script:

    First thing we are going to do is log into our Raspbian system and let’s make sure timezone is configured correctly:

    Now let’s download the notification script from NMA to your Raspberry Pi Minecraft server:

    We need to do a couple of things with this file, first we need to make a change so that our NMA API key is in the file, using the following command:

    Edit APIKey= to use your API Key, you can find your own API Key from the NMA site.

    Now we have to make the shell script executable:

    At this point we have a shell script that allows us to send notifications from Raspbian to NMA servers, and then to your Android. The next step is to create a short Perl file to monitor the Nukkit server.log (or any other log file for that matter). This script looks at the entire file, not just the tail, so if you run it against an existing server you are going to get a few notifications when first run. I called my file

    Enter the following into the Perl script:

    Much like the NMA script we have to make our Perl script executable:

    That’s it! Now you are going to have to

    so edit crontab:

    Enter the following at the end of your file:

    The sleep is required to make sure the server has the log file available (didn’t work for me without the sleep, I can only assume as the file is deleted on startup):

    Reboot your server and you are good to go!

    I had an old Raspberry Pi 1 lying around and wasn’t sure what to do with it – in the end I decided to make myself a thin client for RDP connection to my desktop.

    I purchased the following Bluetooth keyboard from Amazon, y.

    First off boot into Raspbian and log in using SSH. Type the following commands:

    sudo apt-get install bluetooth bluez blueman

    sudo reboot

    Once again, log into Raspbian  using SSH and type the following:


    It will shows the Bluetooth device address of the Pi.

    Run the following command

    get the Bluetooth device address of the pair-able devices in range.

    hcitool scanto

    Then enter the following:

    sudo bluetoothctl

    agent on

    default-agentscan on

    To pair type:

    pair xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx

    Where xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx is your Bluetooth device address of the device you want to pair. Next type:

    trust xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx

    connect xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx

    You should be all good now!

    Now I just use remmina to connect to my desktop, and have a nice wireless keyboard to boot!

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