Tweet your Candidate is back!

Following the initial joy and elation at discovering we’ve got yet another chance to express our electoral opinions¬†I’ve updated TweetYourMP.com to now include candidate information for the forthcoming 2017 snap General Election, and I’ve even managed to secure yet another dot com – TweetYourCandidate.com includes the details of over 3,000 candidates standing in the 650 […]

Send pre-filled tweets using tweetyourmp.com

Rather excitingly my little side project tweetyourmp.com was mentioned by pukka chef Jamie Oliver as part of his campaign for healthy eating: After my panic that I might not have enough bandwidth subsided, I thought it might be a good moment to give Tweety our MP a bit of love, so I’ve added the option […]

ASCII camera with the Holga 120d

So now I’ve finished my digital Holga project, one of the things I wanted to do was to get a bit creative with it – so here’s my first attempt at an ASCII art generating camera. This uses the ASCII art script written by Steven Kay, please visit his blog to find out more – […]

How to find a Raspberry Pi on your network

Here’s a quick tip to finding a Raspberry Pi (and anything else) on your network using the nmap network scanning security tool. Quite often you might want to run a ‘headless’ Raspberry Pi without a screen or keyboard, using SSH to connect. SSH can be enabled in the config menu when you first boot the […]

Add a Raspberry Pi temperature gauge to your blog

At the moment I have a Raspberry Pi sat in the kitchen at home, running a Ghost blog – you can usually find it a ghostpi.org (BT broadband connection permitting). As I don’t usually leave computers running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week I was curious as to how warm the Raspberry Pi […]

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 […]

Build a Raspberry Pi powered LED web counter

Here’s a little project to build an LED web counter for your blog. Proudly(!) display the number of visitors on a retro LED display, using the wordpress stats API – or potentially using any web accessible stats page. You’ll need a Raspberry Pi (could even be the computer that’s hosting your blog) and a WordPress […]

Trying out the Ghost blogging platform on a Raspberry Pi

Here’s a quick guide to running the ghost blog platform on a $25 Raspberry Pi. Ghost is a new piece of blog software, currently under development which was recently funded by a Kickstarter campaign. Ghost is a completely new blog platform which aims to concentrate on writing and has a really nice minimal, instantly updating […]

Click to tweet bit.ly link generator

Here’s another super simple widget, for creating links that generate tweets when you click on them. I use these links a lot in marketing type emails for work and tend to use quick and easy online tools (because I’m lazy), but I’m always slightly nervous about sending links via another website, that might get shutdown […]

Holga 120 D

This is an update to my original Raspberry Pi Holga camera case project. Earlier this year Holga Direct created a digital version of the Holga – the 120d as an April fool joke – although my version lacks the 73 megapixel sensor and retina back display it does actually exist, can take nice pictures and […]