Oculus Rift first impressions and VR sickness

Oculus Rift first impressions and VR sickness

Posted Sunday 31 July 2016 19:28 Page View Counter 70

Last friday I ordered an oculus rift from www.oculus.com/ and the large heavy box arrived on Monday afternoon. This is my first experience using a VR headset in over 20 years and the last time was at Sega World in Bournemouth, UK in the 1990’s...

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Summer 2016 Workshop  Update

Summer 2016 Workshop Update

Posted Tuesday 19 July 2016 21:50 Page View Counter 96

Sorry for the lack of new blog posts in the last couple of months but we have been very busy with the slate roof on our home being replaced and the work involved with refurbishing the roof and associated outside lead work, painting and the inside...

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Google Analytics server side ecommerce tracking V2

Google Analytics server side ecommerce tracking V2

Posted Friday 17 June 2016 19:07 Page View Counter 75

Following a previous post for Google Analytics server side ecommerce tracking , I have now written a new and improved version of the C# functions to send ecommerce order data to Google Analytics server-side using Google’s Measurement Protocol. Documentation...

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CIF Relflow oven forced air cooling fan addon

CIF Relflow oven forced air cooling fan addon

Posted Saturday 23 April 2016 21:56 Page View Counter 106

When building our Raspberry Pi expansion boards we use lead free solder paste and a C.I.F FT02 batch reflow oven to cook the boards. The C.I.F promotional videos show the oven being used on a workbench without any fume extraction but after our...

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5uH LISN Tester Project

5uH LISN Tester Project

Posted Saturday 16 April 2016 14:07 Page View Counter 178

We needed to be able to test some of our circuits for EMI issues via the power lines and after some research we found a product called TBOH01 5UH Line Impedance Stabilisation Network LISN from Tekbox (http://www.tekbox.net/test-equipment/tboh01-5uh-line-impedance-stabilisation-network-lisn-cispr25)...

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Raspberry Pi 3 UART Boot Overlay Part Two

Raspberry Pi 3 UART Boot Overlay Part Two

Posted Monday 14 March 2016 23:03 Page View Counter 1730

Updated on 19th March 2016 for new Raspbian Jessie release changes. Following on from the previous post about the Raspberry Pi 3 UART overlay workaround there is now a new solution to enable the serial console and serial port on the GPIO pins which...

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Raspberry Pi 3 UART Overlay Workaround

Raspberry Pi 3 UART Overlay Workaround

Posted Monday 07 March 2016 12:41 Page View Counter 2394

Update: 19th March 2016 There is now a new Raspbian Jessie release dated 2016-03-18 which no longer works with this UART workaround. There is a new post at http://www.briandorey.com/post/Raspberry-Pi-3-UART-Boot-Overlay-Part-Two which shows...

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Garmin Edge 810 and GoPro Hero 3 GPS Interference

Garmin Edge 810 and GoPro Hero 3 GPS Interference

Posted Sunday 21 February 2016 19:27 Page View Counter 96

I often record my bike rides on my GoPro Hero 3+ to use on our local tourism website Virtual Swanage (www.virtual-swanage.co.uk) and use the GPS data from my Garmin Edge 810 bike computer to make downloadable routes for the Cycling section (https://www.virtual-swanage.co.uk/things-to-do/sports-and-activities/cycling) In...

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Google Search Unusual Traffic Captcha

Google Search Unusual Traffic Captcha

Posted Tuesday 19 January 2016 15:12 Page View Counter 198

Whilst working on updates to one of our websites I found  strange issue when searching with google for terms related to ASP.Net assembly names and methods and many searches would result in a captcha page appearing as shown below where I had to...

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Gas Meter Hall Effect Sensor

Gas Meter Hall Effect Sensor

Posted Wednesday 13 January 2016 19:22 Page View Counter 187

In a previous blog post we wrote about our new mains energy monitoring system which reads the values from our electric and gas meters and stores them in an online database.  The gas reading was done using a reed switch sensor which was supposed...

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