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21 JUNE 2017

Pick and Place Software 2017

Since writing the ModernUI Pick and Place Controller Software for the DIY pick and place machine in 2014 we have been planning to update the software and add some new features to improve productivity when using the Pick...

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 using a Raspberry Pi Zero W. Raspberry Pi Zero Handheld Barcode Scanner Part 1 Raspberry Pi Zero Handheld 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, we decided to use 18650 size lithium ion batteries as they are high capacity for their weight and cheap to buy.  This...

28 APRIL 2017

Building a Linux server with an Asus Tinker Board

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...

23 APRIL 2017

Raspberry Pi Zero Handheld Barcode Scanner Part 2

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...

16 APRIL 2017

Oculus Three Sensor upgrade and complete redecoration

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...

09 MARCH 2017

New DJI Mavic Pro Drone

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...

04 MARCH 2017

Raspberry Pi Zero W external antenna mod

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...

21 FEBRUARY 2017

Car History Album

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...

19 FEBRUARY 2017

HP MediaSmart EX475 VGA Port Mod and Linux Install

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...

18 FEBRUARY 2017

SagePay AspDotNet Integration Kit NOTAVAILABLE error for 3dSecureStatus

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...

15 JANUARY 2017

Raspberry Pi Zero Handheld Barcode Scanner Part 1

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...

21 DECEMBER 2016

Oculus Rift Sensor Wall Bracket Mount

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...

09 DECEMBER 2016

CIF CF02 Reflow Oven Upgrade to Zallus Learning Controller

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...

22 NOVEMBER 2016

Knowlton Chruch Night Photography Trip

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...

02 NOVEMBER 2016

Lyme Regis Sunset Photography trip

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...

30 OCTOBER 2016

Nextbase 512G low profile mount mod for Ford Focus

After picking up the new Ford Focus last week I wanted to install a dash cam so in the event of us being unlucky enough to be involved in an accident there will be video footage of the moments before and after the event. After...

28 OCTOBER 2016

Trip to Sturminster Mill in Dorset

Since picking up the new Ford Focus last week I can now drive again thanks to its Powershift six speed transmission and this afternoon after a couple of meetings with customers, I went for a drive up to Sturminster Mill...

22 OCTOBER 2016

Ford Sync 3 USB Drive Music Playlists

Our new Ford Focus arrived on Thursday this week and the 2016 model in the United Kingdom is now shipped with Fords latest Sync 3 multimedia system which has been available in the USA for some time. I have a large...

01 OCTOBER 2016

Autumn News Update

Just over four years ago when we built our first Raspberry Pi ADC board (http://www.briandorey.com/post/Raspberry-Pi-I2C--Analog-to-Digital-Converter) to use with our solar data logger we never imagined that it would turn...

06 SEPTEMBER 2016

Home Energy Solar Logger Update

Since updating our home solar data logging system to the Raspberry Pi Solar Data Logger Version 2 in November 2015 we planned to add additional indoor and outdoor sensors to the system.   We ordered additional...


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