Digital Holga part 3 – taking photos with the inputs

This is my follow up to my previous posts about building a digital camera out of a Raspberry Pi Model A and a medium format Holga 120 film camera. My aim being to build a hackable portable digital camera which hopefully would be able to capture images not possible with a normal digital camera, and […]

China to Cheltenham: Great Walls of Fire and Web Tempora

Here’s my post for this year’s Blog Action Day which is my geeky take on the subject of Human Rights. Privacy is one of those human rights that we take for granted. It’s listed by the United Nations as article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: No one shall be subjected to arbitrary […]

Alternative endings

Recently Brixton Book Group discussed Ernest Hemmingway’s A Farewell to Arms – a book I suggested after hearing a Radio 4 article about authors writing alternative endingsĀ – often to make film audience focus groups happy, and often at the detriment of the original story. Hemmingway wrote 47 different endings to his book. If you want […]

Get iplayer on the Raspberry pi XBMC – RaspBMC

I wrote a post a while back about installing Sam Nazarko’s Raspberry Pi flavoured XBMC – Raspbmc, but now things have moved on a bit, rendering my original instructions out of date. Updated update: RaspBMC is now available as part of the NOOBS installer. Sam has now released the final release version of Raspbmc so […]

Tweet your MP

Ever wanted to send a tweet to your MP? not sure if your Member of Parliament has embraced social media? want to put a handy tool to do so on your website? Here’s a little script I wrote to find your MP using a postcode (via the TheyWorkForYou.com API) and send them a tweet. Info, […]

Elite – making a game that looks as good as the box art

This week it’s been announced that one of the original creators of the classic 8 bit video game Elite is seeking funds to launch a version updated for the 21st century. I grew up playing Elite – originally on a BBC B and then a few years later on it’s 32 bit successor the Archimedes, […]

Getting a Nerdkit to work with the Raspberry Pi

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 […]