HP MediaSmart EX475 VGA Port Mod and Linux Install

19 FEBRUARY 2017

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...

CIF CF02 Reflow Oven Upgrade to Zallus Learning Controller

09 DECEMBER 2016

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...

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...

CIF Relflow oven forced air cooling fan addon

23 APRIL 2016

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...

5uH LISN Tester Project

16 APRIL 2016

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. The 5uH LISN from...

ESP8266 Mains Energy Monitor

01 JANUARY 2016

In November of last year we finished work on our Raspberry Pi based solar data logger, a part of our ongoing smart home project that we have been working on for several years now.  The solar logger monitors all of...

Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen Hot Water Installation

04 DECEMBER 2015

Today the new 3rd Gen Nest Learning Thermostat with hot water control arrived which we had ordered last month when the new UK model with hot water control was announced. We needed the Nest Thermostat with the hot water...

Raspberry Pi Solar Data Logger Version 2

30 NOVEMBER 2015

Three years ago we designed a solar data logger based on a Raspberry Pi which monitored the solar heating and PV system in the house as well as measuring the amount of energy we were using.  This system has served...

Mastervolt Soladin 600 Optical Interface Noise Fail

11 NOVEMBER 2015

Since we solved the RF interference problems http://www.briandorey.com/post/mastervolt-soladin-rf-filtering with our Mastervolt Soladin 600 mains inverter we had planned to use the data port to link to our Raspberry...

USB MultiComms Part Four Case

11 NOVEMBER 2015

This is part four of the USB MultiComms project, you can view part one, two and three from the links below: USB MultiComms Part One - USB Board USB MultiComms Part Two - RS232 Board USB MultiComms Part Three - UART Board With...

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Brian Dorey

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I make websites and manufacturer and sell expansion boards for the Raspberry Pi range of computers.

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