Category Archives: Linux

TinyPilot, an RPi remove KVM

For under $100, the author build a remote KVM that was pretty responsive with a Raspberry Pi. Pretty nice set of directions and cheaper than going with a commercial route https://tinypilotkvm.com/blog/build-a-kvm-over-ip-under-100

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Turn a RPi into a Dogecoin miner

Not so sure how much you would get from this, or if you get even close to enough to cover the electric costs. Anyways could be a good way to into people into mining. https://www.instructables.com/How-to-Make-a-Raspberry-Pi-Crypto-Miner-Dogecoin/

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Turn an Old Phone Into a Smart Doorbell Camera With Facial Recognition

The phone is basically turned into a wifi camera, an RPI is used for an image server, and then cloud based apps for the rest. https://www.open-electronics.org/turn-an-old-phone-into-a-smart-doorbell-camera-with-facial-recognition/

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Another Kinetic Sand Art Table

Another nice build. I like how the parts are all 3D printed so you do not need to make any custom stuff. I like how he uses fake leather as a buffer between the magnet and the steel ball to … Continue reading

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Buskill, deadman’s switch for your linux box

Interesting project where if you remove the USB cord, custom cord, the linux box will start self destruct. Not so sure I would want this setup…maybe on a stationary device, but not a laptop. https://www.zdnet.com/article/new-usb-cable-kills-your-linux-laptop-if-stolen-in-a-public-place/

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Drawbot with RPi only

I like this build over ones from years past, looks like $100 in materials?  Its come a long way and now it does not even need an arduino to control the motors, instead everything goes thru a RPi Zero. https://www.instructables.com/id/Drawbot/

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Linux support for CH341

Basically its a cheap serial to USB controller. Linux Adds CH341 GPIO

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Apparently Amazon has tossed a ring in for FreeRTOS

Interesting that Amazon is backing FreeRTOS.  I haven’t used the OS myself but it seems pretty lightweight when compared to Linux.  Maybe worth a look if you are building a scaled down system and want AWS support. Amazon FreeRTOS is … Continue reading

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Have a spare RPi, setup a game server

It seems the game server setup for RPi’s has expanded alot from just minecraft.  Doom and Quake are on the list now.  And another one called Windward sounds interesting ($10 a whack thought).  FreeCiv might be a good one to … Continue reading

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Did you want to use a Vinyl Cutter with Linux?

If so here is a a nice write up on how to use Inkscape with Ubuntu and a Silhoeutte cutter.  Been toying with the idea of getting a cutter for a few years myself. http://www.instructables.com/id/Inkscape-Silhouette-UbuntuRPi/ Another write up here https://petervojtek.github.io/diy/2015/01/19/cutting-down-costs-of-cutting-with-silhouette-cutter.html … Continue reading

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