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Click to view Raspberry Pi Zero Handheld Barcode Scanner Part 3

Raspberry Pi Zero Handheld Barcode Scanner Part 3

Posted Friday 02 June 2017 14:56 Page View Counter 2585

This is the third and final part of a three-part series on designing and building a barcode scanner using a Raspberry Pi Zero W. Raspberry Pi Zero Handheld Barcode Scanner Part 1 Raspberry Pi Zero Handheld Barcode Scanner Part 2 In the previous...

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Click to view Testing 18650 Li-ion Batteries

Testing 18650 Li-ion Batteries

Posted Thursday 11 May 2017 12:12 Page View Counter 1093

We recently designed a barcode scanner to use with our online store.  To power the scanner, we decided to use 18650 size lithium ion batteries as they are high capacity for their weight and cheap to buy.  This was the first project that...

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Click to view 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 16691

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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Click to view 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 3449

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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Click to view Oculus Three Sensor upgrade and complete redecoration

Oculus Three Sensor upgrade and complete redecoration

Posted Sunday 16 April 2017 23:38 Page View Counter 692

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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Click to view New DJI Mavic Pro Drone

New DJI Mavic Pro Drone

Posted Thursday 09 March 2017 23:07 Page View Counter 709

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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Click to view Raspberry Pi Zero W external antenna mod

Raspberry Pi Zero W external antenna mod

Posted Saturday 04 March 2017 13:54 Page View Counter 17601

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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Click to view Car History Album

Car History Album

Posted Tuesday 21 February 2017 23:15 Page View Counter 582

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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Click to view 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 2539

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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Click to view 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 361

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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Click to view 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 2743

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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Click to view Oculus Rift Sensor Wall Bracket Mount

Oculus Rift Sensor Wall Bracket Mount

Posted Wednesday 21 December 2016 23:21 Page View Counter 969

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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Click to view CIF CF02 Reflow Oven Upgrade to Zallus Learning Controller

CIF CF02 Reflow Oven Upgrade to Zallus Learning Controller

Posted Friday 09 December 2016 23:31 Page View Counter 1149

For the past four years, we have been using a CIF CF02 reflow oven to reflow and cook our circuit boards which we sell on www.abelectronics.co.uk and for our own projects. The oven initially needed a lot of tweaking to get a reliable reflow process...

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Click to view Knowlton Chruch Night Photography Trip

Knowlton Chruch Night Photography Trip

Posted Tuesday 22 November 2016 23:27 Page View Counter 452

After a busy day building Raspberry Pi boards, we took a drive tonight to Knowlton Church and earth works to try to get some night time photos with the stars behind the Norman church. Knowlton Church was built in the 12th century on the site of a Neolithic...

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Click to view Lyme Regis Sunset Photography trip

Lyme Regis Sunset Photography trip

Posted Wednesday 02 November 2016 22:53 Page View Counter 395

Went for a drive this afternoon down to Axmister Tools to pick up a few new tools for the workshop and stopped off at Lyme Regis on the way back to try to get some photos of the sunset from the cob and harbour wall. Larger versions can be viewed on...

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