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How to build your own Arduino

Arduinos are a great tool for learning electronics, so why not take it one step further and build your own Arduino based board. Parts list Either an ATMEGA168 or an ATMEGA328 2x 22pF capacitors 1x 16Mhz crystal 1x 100uF capacitor… Continue Reading →

Raspberry Pi Vs. Arduino

Something that crops up from time to time with people wishing to enter the world of single board computers is what to start off with. There is no right or wrong answer in this. The Raspberry Pi and Arduino are… Continue Reading →

The information age

On Saturday just gone (8th November 2014), my partner and I made the trip to London along with my sister and brother-in-law, to visit the Science museum, more specifically the recent addition known as ‘The Information Age’. Despite my lack… Continue Reading →

Linux: using a potato for inspiration = Potatux

This may seem to be a strange concept, but I have decided to create a Linux distribution based on a potato. Yes you read that right, a potato! What I like about potato’s is that despite being a relatively unattractive… Continue Reading →

A very simple PHP photo gallery

The beauty of PHP is that it allows us to create dynamic content based on user input or, in this case, files on a web server. Demo In order to follow this tutorial you will require a web hosting plan… Continue Reading →

Testing Microsoft Windows 10

Let me start by saying that it’s not often that I test a Microsoft operating system, despite occasionally using a Windows 7 laptop for my university work I am generally a Linux user, so, I will try to be as… Continue Reading →

Minolta Scan Dual II (35mm/Slide/APS) film scanner

The Minolta Scan Dual II is a relatively old scanner, originally released in September 1999. I bought this unit in 2013 as a backup to my Sony UY-S90 which was capable of automated scanning full rolls of film. Less than… Continue Reading →

Minolta X-300 35mm manual SLR

One of my favourite commercially available film cameras has to be the Minolta X-300, so much so that when my much used X-300 finally gave up on life in 2014 I had to purchase another on ebay as soon as… Continue Reading →

Router configuration for a home web server

This post is a follow up to the previous articles on setting up and securing a Debian home web server, links to each section of this tutorial can be found at the bottom of this post. This tutorial assumes that… Continue Reading →

Securing a Debian home web server

This article continues on from the 2 part guide ‘Setting up a Debian home web server’ where you will be guided through the process of installing Debian Linux and the related software to form a local web server. As the… Continue Reading →

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