Streamline Raspberry Pi OS Image Creation and Wi-Fi Management with pi-gen and node-wifi

Summary of my bookmarked Github repositories from Oct 21st, 2020

Github repositories

  • RPi-Distro/pi-gen

    pi-gen is a tool used to create Raspberry Pi OS images. It requires Debian Buster or Ubuntu Xenial and has a list of dependencies that need to be installed. The tool provides a simple process for building images by cloning the repository and configuring the build. The build process involves looping through different stage directories, running scripts, and installing packages. Docker can also be used to build images inside a container for better isolation. Overall, pi-gen simplifies the creation of customized Raspberry Pi OS images.

  • friedrith/node-wifi

    The node-wifi module allows interaction with surrounding Wi-Fi networks on macOS, Windows, and Linux. It offers features like connecting, scanning, listing current connections, disconnecting, and deleting connection information. The module is inspired by node-wifi-control but includes modifications to OS-specific parsers. It is important to note that hardware dependencies may lead to peculiar behaviors based on configurations. To get started, install the module and initialize it. Then, you can perform various actions such as scanning networks, connecting to a network, disconnecting, and deleting connections. The project supports macOS Catalina, macOS Big Sur, and Ubuntu 18.04. Contributions and pull requests are welcome.