February: Raspberry Pi 5 and ArchiveBox


7pm, Wednesday, 14 February 2024

Topic 1/2: “Pi”wer Overwhelming

Speaker: Nick Skarott

The Raspberry Pi is the credit-card sized computer we all know and love. Nick has spent the Christmas break getting to grips with the latest iteration, and what makes the Pi 5 an even bigger upgrade than the previous generation was.

Topic 2/2: Web archiving with ArchiveBox

Speaker: Tom Ryder

Web pages staying online has never been very reliable, but over the past few years in particular, link rot has got a lot worse, especially as information centralises onto big proprietary platforms whose providers don’t have much of an interest in keeping things online. The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine can often rescue a page for you, but it can’t capture everything, all the time. What if you could have your own archive of web pages, so you could easily save content exactly as it appears in case it gets taken down, trying multiple methods of saving to do so? This is what ArchiveBox allows. Tom will give a brief demonstration of ArchiveBox for day-to-day personal use.

Download slides (application/pdf, 768 KiB)


Milson Community Centre


$2 gold coin donation

Coffee and biscuits will be provided, but please feel free to bring along your own snacks and drinks.


  • 7:00pm: Welcome (Tom Ryder)
  • 7:10pm: Topic 1/2: “Pi”wer Overwhelming (Nick Skarott)
  • 7:55pm: Tea and coffee break
  • 8:05pm: General business (Nick Skarott)
  • 8:10pm: Topic 2/2: Web archiving with ArchiveBox (Tom Ryder)
  • 9:00pm: Doors close

One thought on “February: Raspberry Pi 5 and ArchiveBox”

  1. Great meet tonight, thanks folks. The slides for my presentation are here: <https://sanctum.geek.nz/presentations/web-archiving-with-archivebox.pdf> (application/pdf, 768 KiB).

    Giovanni asked about a “bookmarklet” (JavaScript bookmark) for adding URLs to archive quickly. I have one installed, but couldn’t find where I got it before the meeting. I did find it later; it’s supposed to show on the “Add” page, but it looks like it was commented out for the v0.7.2 release: <https://github.com/ArchiveBox/ArchiveBox/commit/63c276a93d89091e7e122a464efbf6ed9001a4d8>

    Issue #1272 suggests using a browser extension instead: https://github.com/ArchiveBox/archivebox-browser-extension

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