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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.

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.

Five Years…

I was sat at home feeling rather melancholy when a Robin appeared in my garden perched on a lantern. The widowed community have their own superstitions about the presence of Robin Red Breasts. I hadn't seen one in a while, could it be coincidence that today was five years ago I arrived home to comfort my late wife after she received life changing news?

Lumie Zip Battery Replacement

Consumables should be easily replaced when, say, a battery reaches end-of-life. Officially Lumie say there's no repair service. It cost £10 and five minutes to replace the battery and breathe new life into this Lumie Zip.

Artworks of Nathan Smith

Long time friend and professional artist Nathan Smith releases book and magazine showcasing a sample of his huge portfolio of work. Take a look and check out his website.