Monthly Archives: December 2016

PoisonTap

Interesting use of a RPi Zero. The $5 PoisonTap quickly, completely hijacks even a locked computer’s internet

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Cute little CNC you can print out

Most of the parts are small enough to do on a small 3D Printer, add some motors, controller, and dremel and you are good to go. https://github.com/carlosgs/Cyclone-PCB-Factory/wiki

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How to swap out to a new harddrive in Windows

This beats the re-installing everything and then copying the missing files over.  Basically you are doing a disk clone using a tool called EaseUS Todo Backup. It looks easy enough.  Haven’t tried it myself (yet…got a drive I need to upgrade … Continue reading

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Simple tutorial on using RetroPi for Raspberry Pi

Got an extra RPi and an old monitor with a controller.  Make a retro game controller out of it. http://www.technobuffalo.com/2016/12/14/how-to-make-raspberry-pi-retro-gaming-machine/

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Build a jig to bend headers for Arduinos

This is just too funny, you can 3D print out this jig to use to bend pins so that everything fits from a pref board to an arduino. Make Your Own Arduino Header Pins Get it here http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1920037

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Using Jumper cables to stop trains

Apparently there must be some current that runs thru the rails to detect trains going over it.  So with a jumper cable, you can connect the two rails and make it look like a “train” is stuck on the tracks, … Continue reading

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OK so if you want a mult colored LED with controls

Looks like you should pick ones with ws2812fx controllers and use a nice library that runs across multiple arduino type systems.   http://hackaday.com/2016/12/12/more-blinky-more-better-the-ws2812fx-library/

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Dataplicity, a VPN/SSH connection for RPi

Interesting tool.  I don’t think its open source but it sounds like a nice way to remotely ssh into machines. Dataplicity lets you access your Raspberry Pi from anywhere

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Take a battery operated Christmas light strand, a flickering candle, and you get spooky lights

Nice idea, take a cheap c-light set (dollar store), and a flickering candle (again the dollar store) and combine the circuitry to get a set of flickering lights.  Good idea for next halloween http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Flickering-Horror-Light-Mod/

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Cool robot build (servo controller) with Arduino and android app

Nice build, I like the controls the author has for this on his phone. http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Multi-Servo-Motor-Control-Via-Bluetooth-Us/

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