I’m a great fan of kitchen-tivism (kitchtivism?) – and by that I mean the engineers who tinker away in their kitchens to come up with solutions to various problems. kitchen-tivism isn’t a particularly new concept – it’s been around since the dawn of modern science. One such early inventor is the astronomer Herschel who made reflecting […]
I’ve written before about the usefulness of the (now sadly discontinued) Motorola Lapdock as a screen and keyboard/touchpad interface for the Raspberry Pi. This week I’ve been playing with the Mk802 Android 4.0 PC – which is an ultra cheap A10 Arm powered computer on a stick, and have discovered it works nicely with the […]
Most of the things I do on a day to day basis are in relation to building websites and looking at ways to code interesting online actions – one thing I’m interested in however is the idea of the internet of things – smart, connected objects that bridge the gap between the online and actual […]
As part of my ongoing kickstarter addiction I’ve recently acquired a MaKey MaKey – a sort of universal keyboard adapter gadget based on an Arduino-type microcontroller, that lets you turn virtually anything that conducts electricity into a USB keyboard or mouse. The board comes supplied with a pack of crocodile clips and a nice long […]
Well my Dad’s been busy – I build him a blog for his birthday, and then he’s on the email asking me about online video. Here’s his first foray, the shake-n-sieve mk2 (I really want to see what happened to the mk1!)
Last week I built my Dad a wordpress-based website so he can blog about Organ music, woodwork and Raspberry Pi powered woodwork pipe Organs to his heart’s content. Have a look at www.stephen-taylor.me.uk – I’m encouraging him to keep a blog!
Or ‘how to stop worrying and love WiFi’ or how to get WiFi if nothing else works – read on: I’m calling this a Wi-Fi cheat – with the Raspberry Pi – Motorola lapdock combination I’ve been having problems getting the Edimax micro wireless adapter to work. I think it’s a power issue – the […]
How much of a real space mission could we pay for with the budget of a Star Trek film? crowdsourcing space, one small step at a time.
Much has already been written about using the Motorola Atrix Lapdock (essentially a portable HDMI monitor with a built in powered USB keyboard, trackpad and hub) coupled together with a Raspberry Pi. The Pi being powered by a micro USB makes it a suitable candidate for using it as a low powered portable computer. You […]
I recently got very excited about the news that a company is working on a Dr Who Sonic Screwdriver remote control – a device that translates your over excited wavy gallifreyan gestures into channel changing activity on your tardis scanner or home television. This got me thinking about possible ways to control a computer using […]