Raspberry Pi LED scrolling sign

I’ve been playing around with LED scrolling signs for a while now and have been looking for an affordable sign to use for a project. Some LED signs are really expensive but I’ve recently come across this one from Embedded Adventures: It’s a 80×8 display with three colours – Red Green, and Red/Green mixed to […]

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Raspberry Pi retro text browser

If you visited the Raspberry Pi foundation’s website yesterday (April 1st), you will have spotted their spoof website redesign featuring a text interface and binary numbering on the menus: They even had some lovely ASCII art. If you missed it, you can recreate the effect for any site on the web using the Lynx browser. […]

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Kano the Raspberry Pi go mainstream?

Since its launch the Raspberry Pi has been phenomenally  successful – with over 2 million units of the little computer sold around the world, it’s arguably kick-started a revolution in cheap, educational computing. The only slight worry about this is how many Raspberry Pi computers have landed in the hands of kids (who it was […]

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We have lift off!

A while ago as part of my Kickstarter habit I excitedly backed a space program. For the princely sum of $10 I get to control a satellite that’s about the size of a coffee machine for 100 seconds. Sadly Fortunately in this instance the satellite’s functions are limited to sending tweets from space and taking […]

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New year, new server

Well I always like to celebrate a New Year in style, so to celebrate 2014 (the busiest year for this website ever) I’ve finally upgraded my legacy Supanames web package to something a bit faster. The really-quite-handy-I-can’t-believe-it’s-free Uptime Robot tells the story better than I can, but hopefully things will start to work a bit […]

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xtrinsic sensor board

Xtrinsic sensor evaluation board giveaway!

Thanks to the lovely people at Farnell UK I have 4 Xtrinsic sensor evaluation boards to give away. These boards include a stack of sensors (altitude, pressure, magnetometer and accelerometer) attached to a Freescale Freedom Development Platform board which has a multicolour LED and a touch pad. Out of the box the boards show up as […]

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