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Garage Door Opener – a tinier computer project

Despite the issues with bricking the device and it recovering itself in a random state, I decided to go with what I had rather than risk bricking it again. This caused a few issues, but I can live with them.

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Garage Door opener – intermission

The last post about Garage Door openers detailed the building of the garage door opener, but blurs the time line of events a bit. Initially I got the opener working fine, and it worked well for a few days, but

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Garage door opener – tiny computer project

Recently we had two new garage doors installed, to replace very old clunky things. The new doors are sectional, insulated and have brand new automatic openers. They are draft free and the temperature in the workshop is a few degrees

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Raspberry PI 2 – nearly there!

Last week I got the Kore remote app working on my phone and my tablet, and I thought that was clever. Over the weekend I plugged in a Microsoft Media Center IR and used the Media Center remote, with no

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Raspberry Pi 2 – installed and running

The Pi 2 in its beautiful case has been installed behind the TV to replace the PI 1, OSMC fired up, install completed, and the few set up tasks needed were done. The wireless settings didn’t install automatically from the

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Raspberry Pi – media centre

With winter coming, I wanted an entertainment system in the room with the big warm fire in. The TV is a small 24″ Samsung flat screen, with terrible speakers, a nice picture and good Freeview reception, but no recording device

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Raspberry Pi at the shop

The Pi has been on hold for a while, while we get the shop up and running. I did some work on a slideshow so that I could connect it up to a flat screen TV and show pictures of

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Raspberry Pi again – Media Centre

So, having failed miserably to find a version of Quake 3 which existed where it was said to be, and contained all the files they were supposed to contain, I changed tack a bit in my learning about the Raspberry

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Raspberry Pi has arrived!

After just 16 weeks the Raspberry Pi I ordered back in September has arrived. This may seem a long time, but given the run-away success this remarkable piece of hardware has had, I am lucky to get it at all!

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