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19 August 2018

Moving to Summernote WYSIWYG editor on our CMS sys

Our Atlas CMS system, which we have developed and used for many years as the content management system...

17 August 2018

Using YouTube RSS feed to a DataTable c#

I have added a new page to the blog which lists my latest uploads on my YouTube channel. I found...

29 July 2018

Lower Case URLs and C# Code Updates

Over the past 2 months there has been a heatwave in the United Kingdom and so we haven’t been...

30 May 2018

Solar Hot Water to 1-Wire Interface

After the removal of our Raspberry Pi based home data logger and the installation of the Mosquitto...

28 April 2018

Bitmap to Byte array for e-ink display

Over the past few months Andrew has been working on a new circuit for a custom home alarm system...

04 April 2018

Twenty Years of being Self Employed

I don't normally write personal posts about myself but with 2018 being the 20th anniversary of...

14 March 2018

Mosquitto MQTT and Home Assistant Data Logging

We have removed the Raspberry Pi based data logger from our home and moved the logging hardware and new...

22 February 2018

Goodbye Disqus, Hello HTTPS with Lets Encrypt

I have decided to remove the disqus comment system from my blog posts. I have had a few issues with...

21 February 2018

YouTube demonetisation email arrived

After a few weeks of reading about all the YouTube channels losing their ability to display adverts...

10 February 2018

Nest Thermostat and Smoke API with DotNet

This code example shows how you can use C# in either a Windows application or asp.net website to retrieve...

16 December 2017

Gigabit Internet Gateway Network PC

Following from our home network upgrade in August 2017 we have been trying to find a way to add global...

12 November 2017

Blog and website upgrades to Bootstrap 4

Over the past few weeks we have been working on some of our own websites to rewrite the code and pages...

06 November 2017

Pick and Place Software Version 2-2 Update

Another software update to the Pick and Place Controller Software for the DIY pick and place machine....

14 September 2017

Google Analytics PageSpeed Insights Error Fix

We test websites using tools such as Google PageSpeed Insights or GTmetrix to check the speed of...

30 August 2017

tp-link LB130 Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb Python Control

A few weeks ago, we purchased a tp-link LB130 smart bulb to use with the Home Assistant software...

28 August 2017

Milling Machine Ballscrew End Float Fix

We converted our Axminster SIEG Super X1 micro mill to use ballscrews back in 2010 and every few...

22 August 2017

Home Network Upgrade

The home network installation for our computers was first setup using 10BASE2 coax connections when...

10 August 2017

Setting up Home Assistant on Raspbian Jessie Lite with I2C

Home Assistant is an open-source home automation platform running on Python 3 which can run on the...

21 June 2017

Pick and Place Software 2017

Since writing the ModernUI Pick and Place Controller Software for the DIY pick and place machine...

02 June 2017

Raspberry Pi Zero Handheld Barcode Scanner Part 3

This is the third and final part of a three-part series on designing and building a barcode scanner...

11 May 2017

Testing 18650 Li-ion Batteries

We recently designed a barcode scanner to use with our online store.  To power the scanner,...


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