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Argon Fan Hat – GPIO Pins Used

Have you incorporated the awesome Argon40 Fan Hat into your Pi Solution and need to know which GPIO Pins are used to avoid clashes with your own projects? Then look no further, as the answers a click away!

OctoPrint USB Camera Config and Camera Pulsing Fix

Warning, contains flashing images. Have you found that your USB Camera connected to OctoPrint is pulsing or flashing? This is due to auto-exposure not having additional contrast points to work out the optimal value. In this article I'll demonstrate a fix that worked for me.

You Say Goodbye, and I say Hello…

A decade old MacBook Pro, a faulty ATI GPU linked to known issues with this model, would normally have meant selling this laptop for parts at best. Thanks to the skills of Refined Logic in West Sussex, the MBP is ready for round two. It's certainly not out for the count yet!

OctoPrint – Basic Installation

You want to install OctoPrint to help with 3D Printing, and you're running multiple projects on your Raspberry Pi. This article will show you step by step how to manually install OctoPrint on your project Pi if the pre-built image isn't suitable for your environment.

A Class of Ten Year Olds Create Games

What happens when a teacher inspires a class of year six pupils (10 Year Olds) to create games on a ZX Spectrum that was created almost 40 years ago? We'll take a quick look at these ten amazing games.

Who ate all the Pi’s?

I seem to have amassed a collections of Raspberry Pi's awaiting installation in various projects. To help organise my office, I created a storage solution that may help and it's free to download and print using your own 3D Printer or favourite 3D Print Service.

DeskPi Pro (Fail)

The DeskPi Pro offers more than just a case and cooling solution for Raspberry Pi Fans. It's such a shame the Initial release was dogged with faulty daughter boards.

Pharos/Microsoft GPS on Raspberry Pi

The Linux community do more for Digital preservation than big corporations and original equipment manufacturers. They keep obsolete hardware a purpose in life once again, and today's article is my experience of connecting a legacy Microsoft GPS Receiver to the Pi and how to do it.

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OctoPrint USB Camera Config and Camera Pulsing Fix

Warning, contains flashing images. Have you found that your USB Camera connected to OctoPrint is pulsing or flashing? This is due to auto-exposure not having additional contrast points to work out the optimal value. In this article I'll demonstrate a fix that worked for me.

You Say Goodbye, and I say Hello…

A decade old MacBook Pro, a faulty ATI GPU linked to known issues with this model, would normally have meant selling this laptop for parts at best. Thanks to the skills of Refined Logic in West Sussex, the MBP is ready for round two. It's certainly not out for the count yet!

OctoPrint – Basic Installation

You want to install OctoPrint to help with 3D Printing, and you're running multiple projects on your Raspberry Pi. This article will show you step by step how to manually install OctoPrint on your project Pi if the pre-built image isn't suitable for your environment.

A Class of Ten Year Olds Create Games

What happens when a teacher inspires a class of year six pupils (10 Year Olds) to create games on a ZX Spectrum that was created almost 40 years ago? We'll take a quick look at these ten amazing games.

GreaseWeazle

Via the Retro community I learned of the GreaseWeazle, and at a fundamental level it works by recording the magnetic fluctuations on the disk surface and therefore doesn't rely on a specific disk interface to decode those signals. As such it makes it perfect for making digital forensic copies of disks in the past.

Tip Toe Through the Tulips…

That said, and pain aside, what I have noticed is the joy of walking again, how much I missed it, and the bitter sweetness of it all, given Janice was pushing for exactly this so we could tour the world together. 

Chocolate Chip Muffins

When it comes to a good muffin, Give generously I say 😋 It’s been an interesting week to say the least, […]

Auto Update Your Raspberry Pi

Need to ensure your Raspberry Pi is patched and up-to-date? This article shows you how to add an auto-schedule script to check and upgrade your pi unattended.

Hello NHS my old friend…

Over Christmas I was waiting between different tests and consultant appointments for an ongoing issue with my ankle, so in my boredom of waiting I wrote this... :)

Adventures in GDPR Week 1…

Today I had to get up Über Early to take the car back to VW.  One of its sensors was “impaired” according the error message it was spewing out (This is a different story though).  I was asked to get the car in for 7:30am!!! FFS… That’s inhumane… Surely that in itself is a violation of 1998 Human Right Act…