BeagleBone Driver Installer problems

BeagleBone Driver Installer problems

Posted Thursday 25 July 2013 00:35 Page View Counter 260

My new BeagleBone Black arrived today and the first problems I had when trying to install the drivers via USB onto Windows 8 was that the installer told me the following: “The current language is not supported by the Device Driver Installation...

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Raspberry Pi Solar Data Logger v2 Plans

Raspberry Pi Solar Data Logger v2 Plans

Posted Monday 22 July 2013 18:22 Page View Counter 310

It has now been a year since the first Raspberry Pi solar data logger was launched and over the past 12 months it has been running continuously uploading data from our sensors to our online reporting site at home.briandorey.com every minute. We are...

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Google Apps for Business and Analytics Login problems

Google Apps for Business and Analytics Login problems

Posted Friday 12 July 2013 16:19 Page View Counter 143

One of our clients uses Google Apps for Business for his email and he used to have a Google Analytics account using the same email address as his new Google Apps for Business primary login email address. It seems that if you have an existing Google Analytics...

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Raspberry Pi GPIO Protection

Raspberry Pi GPIO Protection

Posted Saturday 06 July 2013 13:00 Page View Counter 633

After damaging the GPIO port on our raspberry pi while designing a new solar monitoring system we decided that it might be a good idea to build a buffer/level translator to protect the GPIO pins from over voltage and ESD spikes.  The board would...

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Landrover Defender Replacement crossmember fitting

Landrover Defender Replacement crossmember fitting

Posted Saturday 29 June 2013 22:51 Page View Counter 1128

Earlier this year I ordered a Landrover Defender Replacement HD (heavy duty) crossmember from www.blacksheepoffroad.co.uk to replace the rear crossmember on my Defender which was rusting fairly badly on each end due to the poor original design which had...

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Workshop ESD Protection

Workshop ESD Protection

Posted Wednesday 19 June 2013 23:27 Page View Counter 148

Now we are doing a lot more work with static sensitive devices we decided it was time to update our workbench with an ESD antistatic mat and wrist straps to try to ground any static electric build-up before it can damage anything! The antistatic components...

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Cental Heating Control via Windows Phone and Raspberry Pi

Cental Heating Control via Windows Phone and Raspberry Pi

Posted Monday 10 June 2013 13:09 Page View Counter 428

I have now finished working on the mobile app for the Raspberry Pi controlled central heating controller. This is following from the www.briandorey.com/post/XBee-Central-Heating-Control-via-Raspberry-Pi blog post which detailed how the central heating...

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Raspberry Pi solar data logger after one year

Raspberry Pi solar data logger after one year

Posted Thursday 06 June 2013 22:43 Page View Counter 162

It has now been just over 12 months since we installed our Raspberry Pi solar data logger system on the house and it has been uploading temperature readings, battery voltage and current readings every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The huge...

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Land Rover Defender roof insulation upgrade

Land Rover Defender roof insulation upgrade

Posted Friday 31 May 2013 23:17 Page View Counter 502

After another cold winter driving our Landrover Defender 90 we decided to try to insulate the roof and exposed side panels in the vehicle and try to track down an annoying water leak which caused water to build up above the passenger door which pours...

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Solar Air Removal Upgrade SpiroVent RV2

Solar Air Removal Upgrade SpiroVent RV2

Posted Friday 31 May 2013 23:07 Page View Counter 146

Our solar thermal hot water system has now been installed for 12 months and has given a good saving on our annual gas bills with the summer gas usage being almost 80% lower than previous years. A recurring problem with the solar system is a buildup of...

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