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04 MARCH 2017 | 43,397 views

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...

28 APRIL 2017 | 31,273 views

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...

07 MARCH 2016 | 26,146 views

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...

22 OCTOBER 2016 | 23,309 views

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...

23 NOVEMBER 2013 | 19,862 views

DIY Pick and Place V2 Project Complete

The DIY pick and place machine project is now finally running and is able to place the components for...

14 MARCH 2016 | 19,350 views

Raspberry Pi 3 UART Boot Overlay Part Two

Updated on 19th March 2016 for new Raspbian Jessie release changes. Following on from the previous...

04 DECEMBER 2015 | 16,494 views

Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen Hot Water Installation

Today the new 3rd Gen Nest Learning Thermostat with hot water control arrived which we had ordered...

26 MAY 2012 | 10,010 views

Arduino Solar Logging Installed

Following from Arduino based Solar PV and Hot water monitoring and logging posts the various hardware...

10 AUGUST 2019 | 8,719 views

Echo Dot 3rd Gen Digging Deeper

Following from the Echo Dot 3rd Gen Smart speaker Teardown post we have been exploring how the Echo...

01 JANUARY 2016 | 8,502 views

ESP8266 Mains Energy Monitor

In November of last year we finished work on our Raspberry Pi based solar data logger, a part of our...

23 APRIL 2017 | 8,381 views

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...

19 FEBRUARY 2017 | 8,348 views

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...