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Quick Post: Awesome collection of Arduino related rss feeds

I planned to add an additional feature to my site. The idea was to use Yahoo Pipes to create a consolidated rss feed on all the resources I use on Arduino, Raspberry PI, or...

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Raspberry Pi project idea: A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer

I’m a big fan of Neal Stephensons book “The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer“. I also have some young ladies at home that might like to have some support for their...

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Retropie quick post: Creating a simple theme

Themes allow you to spice up your Raspberry Pi based Retropie installation a bit. This short post will cover the creation of a simple customized theme based on the existing standard theme. There will...

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Retropie: Moving my games to an USB stick

Updated for EmulationStation 2 As my retropie project progresses, I still struggle from time to time. One of these challenges was to move my games to an USB stick so I can save the space...

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Technical challenges

I’m experiencing some technical issues with the blog. Sadly I could not narrow down the error yet. I switched to a new theme, which resolved some of the problems. So, if the blog does...

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Making my Arduino robot aware of the surroundings – part 1

Connecting the sensors This is the first part on connecting the sensors to my arduino robot. It will cover connecting the sensors and the code to test it. In a second article I will...

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The Raspberry Pi distraction – configuring RetroPi

Over the last weeks I got a little bit distracted by another little device – the Raspberry Pi. Sadly this put all my current projects on hold, which is especially bad for my progress...

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Electric imp plant growing station version 2 – Idea and changes

My earlier tries to build a plant monitoring station had some flaws. I discussed the idea of having a lamp connected, but I could not get it to work sufficiently. After some playing around...

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Quick Monday tech link post – quadcopter away …

I found this recently on TED – which is an awesome demonstration of the capabilities of modern quadcopters by Raffaello D’Andrea. As I have some ongoing projects where I’m currently working on – like my...

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Teaching my Arduino robot how to drive.

This is my (first) second article in a series on how I build my autonomous Arduino based robot. The final goal is to be able to set him or her free and watch him...

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