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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 music...

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...

04 SEPTEMBER 2016

10Mhz Frequency Standard Distribution Project

Several months ago we purchased a FE-5680A Rubidium Frequency Standard from eBay, part number P/N 217400-30352-1. We planned to use the frequency standard as a reference for our frequency counter, spectrum analyser and our...

29 AUGUST 2016

Camera Carry Grip Handle

Last week I decided to upgrade my old Canon 5D Mk1 to a new camera as I wanted a higher resolution and better autofocus system for wildlife and landscapes. I had been waiting for the new Canon 5D Mk IV which was officially...

31 JULY 2016

Oculus Rift first impressions and VR sickness

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...

19 JULY 2016

Summer 2016 Workshop Update

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...

17 JUNE 2016

Google Analytics server side ecommerce tracking V2

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...

23 APRIL 2016

CIF Relflow oven forced air cooling fan addon

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...

16 APRIL 2016

5uH LISN Tester Project

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)...

14 MARCH 2016

Raspberry Pi 3 UART Boot Overlay Part Two

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...

07 MARCH 2016

Raspberry Pi 3 UART Overlay Workaround

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...

21 FEBRUARY 2016

Garmin Edge 810 and GoPro Hero 3 GPS Interference

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...


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