Building a Linux server with an Asus Tinker Board

Building a Linux server with an Asus Tinker Board

Posted Friday 28 April 2017 20:30 Page View Counter 2716

For several years, we have been using a Raspberry Pi as a small Linux server for monitoring our solar heating system and power usage throughout the house.  While the Raspberry Pi has been perfectly suitable for the tasks it has been given, we...

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Raspberry Pi Zero Handheld Barcode Scanner Part 2

Raspberry Pi Zero Handheld Barcode Scanner Part 2

Posted Sunday 23 April 2017 21:19 Page View Counter 440

This is the second part in an ongoing project to build a wireless barcode scanner based on the Raspberry Pi Zero. View part one here: Raspberry Pi Zero Handheld Barcode Scanner Part 1 and part three here: Raspberry Pi Zero Handheld Barcode...

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Oculus Three Sensor upgrade and complete redecoration

Oculus Three Sensor upgrade and complete redecoration

Posted Sunday 16 April 2017 23:38 Page View Counter 76

With better software support for more than two Oculus sensors being released a couple of months ago, I decided it was time to buy a third sensor so I can use the rift in a larger play area and have full 360 tracking. To make the best use of the...

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New DJI Mavic Pro Drone

New DJI Mavic Pro Drone

Posted Thursday 09 March 2017 23:07 Page View Counter 122

A few weeks ago, I finally decided it was time to order a quadcopter to play with for filming for my own personal use as I have no plans to apply for a license for commercial use after the high level photography business failure! I looked at a...

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Raspberry Pi Zero W external antenna mod

Raspberry Pi Zero W external antenna mod

Posted Saturday 04 March 2017 13:54 Page View Counter 2963

With the release of the new Raspberry Pi Zero earlier this week we ordered one from The Pi Hut to use with our expansion boards (they all work without any problems) and one from Pimoroni to use with our barcode scanner project. The new Raspberry...

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Car History Album

Car History Album

Posted Tuesday 21 February 2017 23:15 Page View Counter 82

I was sorting though some old folders today and I found a photo album of my first cars and motorbike from when I was first driving in 1991. I thought it would be a good idea to make a collection of all my vehicles to date and have digital scans of the...

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HP MediaSmart EX475 VGA Port Mod and Linux Install

HP MediaSmart EX475 VGA Port Mod and Linux Install

Posted Sunday 19 February 2017 22:06 Page View Counter 350

For many years we have used our old HP MediaSmart EX475 (WHS) Windows Home Server box as a secondary NAS drive on our home network to keep a backup from our main Synology Diskstation NAS drive. The Synology has 4 x 4TB drives configured as a RAID...

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SagePay AspDotNet Integration Kit NOTAVAILABLE error for 3dSecureStatus

SagePay AspDotNet Integration Kit NOTAVAILABLE error for 3dSecureStatus

Posted Saturday 18 February 2017 21:00 Page View Counter 62

Several of our web design clients use SagePay for their online payment provider and we have always used the ASP.Net integration kit supplied by SagePay to link the checkout pages to the SagePay payment server which uses encrypted data to pass the...

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Raspberry Pi Zero Handheld Barcode Scanner Part 1

Raspberry Pi Zero Handheld Barcode Scanner Part 1

Posted Sunday 15 January 2017 18:44 Page View Counter 476

This blog post is part one of a new project we have been working on in our spare time for the past few weeks, a new Raspberry Pi Zero based wireless barcode scanner with a touch screen interface. Part Two of the project is at http://www.briandorey.com/post/Raspberry-Pi-Zero-Handheld-Barcode-Scanner-Part-2 and...

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Oculus Rift Sensor Wall Bracket Mount

Oculus Rift Sensor Wall Bracket Mount

Posted Wednesday 21 December 2016 23:21 Page View Counter 166

The new Oculus Rift Touch controllers arrived today and so I needed to make a new wall mount for the extra sensor to fit it into my room. I wanted to fit the sensor close to the ceiling as there is a wooden rail running around the room approx....

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