Remote Tech Support tool and Bird Boxes

To facilitate remote tech support, we need a server some place safe, like this one. We also need to give the Raspberry Pi a username and password so it can log in (this article was used as a guide). But why would we want to do this? I am looking to deploy a Raspberry Pi at … Continue reading “Remote Tech Support tool and Bird Boxes”

Raspberry Pi Model B+ Audio/Video out

The Raspberry Pi A, and Raspberry Pi B both had a composite video out, on an composite video plug (RCA), the new model B+ uses a 4-pole socket which carries both audio and video signals. This style of connector is sometimes referred to as “TRRS”, which stands for “Tip-Ring-Ring-Sleeve”. The pin out for the Raspberry […]

Ethernet, RS485 and power down a single cat 5 cable

For my boat automation system I plan to use RJ45 sockets and cat 5 cable for interconnecting the master and the nodes. Some nodes will have their own 12 V supply for larger loads, but ones that are just for switches and other transducers (sensors) will need to have 12 V delivered to them. According […]

Hackspace Manchester @ Maker Faire UK

Last weekend a contingent of Hackspace members went to the UK Maker Faire to show off things that have been made in the space. We had (from left to right) The Cog Clock [Bob] 3D Printed Quadcopter [Bob] CrossStitch Cat [Steph] Giant Magic 8 Ball [Tom] Arduino Robot [Alex] Infinity Mirror [Alex] Knock Clock [Alex] […]