Category Archives: Hardware

ITEAD Studios Smart Home Switches

I was recently contacted by a representative from ITEAD Studios and asked if I would be interested in taking a look at their new smart home switches. It looked like a fun product, so I happily agreed. My samples arrived a few days ago, and I’ve had a little time to play with them, so… Read More »

DIY Virtual Wall for Roomba – Part Two

This is the second and probably final part of my Roomba virtual wall project.  In my first post, I talk more about the technical details that of how the signalling works, etc., so I recommend it as a starting point.  In this post, I’ll talk about how I put it all together and deployed.  This… Read More »

In-Car Raspberry Pi Media Player

My goal for this project was two-fold.  First, I wanted to create an in-car media player capable of storing enough videos and music to keep things interesting for my kids on long trips.  Although my car came equipped with a DVD player, storing discs in the car and constantly swapping them in and out, not… Read More »

New Life for an Old Netbook

My primary motivation for this post is to add a little bit of Internet encouragement for anyone who might be looking for a better option than Windows on their netbook.  If a search for Linux on an Asus Eee PC 1015T brought you here, then I can at least feel pretty confident in telling you’re… Read More »