Computers

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This page is about computers.

Contents

ZX80, ZX81, ZX spectrum

Remodelled ZX Spectrum production set to begin. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-30810148

ZX81: Small black box of computing desire. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12703674

Sir Clive Sinclair is something of a hero to me, and I suspect a lot of other UK computer users in their 30's and older. He more or less single handedly created the UK home computer market. In the interview below Sir Clive discusses many issues: His view of the internet, the future of electric vehicles, flying cars, and the development of the computer. It's a typically eclectic mix of ideas, with ambitious schemes side by side with very perceptive comments on the current state of technology. An edited version of the interview below will appear on iPM this Saturday, below is the source material - largely unedited. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ipm/2008/06/sir_clive_sinclair.shtml

Links

http://www.wired.com/2014/06/be-anonymous-online/

http://gofreerange.com/printer

http://www.codecademy.com/#!/exercises/0

NEWS

The True Story of the Computer Worm that Took Down a Nuclear Facility. http://io9.com/the-true-story-of-the-computer-worm-that-took-down-a-nu-1656143528

http://elementaryos.org/

mpv is a free and open-source general-purpose video player. http://mpv.io/index.html

10 Hot New Boards to Watch. http://blog.makezine.com/2013/06/10/10-hot-new-boards-to-watch/

Tips & Tricks

http://lifehacker.com/how-to-make-the-gimp-work-more-like-photoshop-1551318983

For Oldsters

Linux For Grandma? http://linux.slashdot.org/story/14/03/07/1549200/ask-slashdot-linux-for-grandma

Android

https://www.fsf.org/

Linux

news

http://www.linuxvoice.com/free-sample-issue-2/

http://lifehacker.com/top-10-uses-for-linux-even-if-your-main-pc-runs-window-1513172815

http://www.linuxuser.co.uk http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/news/raspberry-pi-projects-galore-in-issue-134-of-linux-user-developer

Linux Foundation Training Prepares the International Space Station for Linux Migration http://www.linux.com/news/featured-blogs/191-linux-training/711318-linux-foundation-training-prepares-the-international-space-station-for-linux-migration/

http://blog.makezine.com/2013/04/15/arduino-uno-vs-beaglebone-vs-raspberry-pi/

http://blog.makezine.com/2013/04/22/beaglebone-black-has-arrived/

Bare metal http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=72&sid=f67a38421f7ec9764382bd9155e8b863

http://www.wired.com/geekmom/2012/08/system-76/

Minnowboard

http://www.minnowboard.org/

http://makezine.com/2013/09/25/minnowboard-raises-the-bar-on-embedded-computing/

Raspberry Pi

News

http://www.solid-run.com/products/hummingboard/

http://designspark.com/eng/blog/nocturnal-wildlife-watching-with-pi-noir

Turn your Pi into a low-cost HD surveillance cam http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/5071

http://makezine.com/video/pilarm-how-to-build-a-raspberry-pi-room-alarm/

http://www.claytonritcher.com/rover/rover.html

http://blog.makezine.com/2013/04/26/announcing-the-winners-of-the-raspberry-pi-design-contest/

http://blog.makezine.com/2013/01/02/raspberry-pi-educational-manual/

Touch sensing is handled by an MPR121 Capacitive Touch Sensor from SparkFun, for which I ported existing Arduino code to Python. This board communicates with a Python script on a Raspberry Pi via I2C. The script watches for new touches and triggers drum samples using pygame. Audio from the Pi’s line out is run through a small amplifier I built using an LM386, which is based on a circuit from Eric Rosenthal‘s Basic Analog Circuits class. The amp is connected to a salvaged speaker mounted under the holes in the lid. http://blog.makezine.com/2012/12/15/beetbox-sets-standard-for-vegetable-based-instruments/

http://www.raspbmc.com/about/

Summer Coding Contest results (finally!) http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/2544

http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup

Pi Crust breakout board http://picru.st/

http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2012/10/16/raspberry-pi-lovers-share-their-projects/

There’s been a flurry of discussion on the Pure Data developer lists about how to tweak the sound synthesis program to run well on the Raspberry Pi. Shawn Greenlee got his Pi working and has a video up on Vimeo showing some patches running. It looks like he’s using an inexpensive USB sound card for output, but others have had success with the HDMI audio out from the Pi as well. It seems like the analog output still needs some work on the driver side, as most people seem to get choppy output after a while. This seems like good progress though; I’ve always thought that sound synthesis (and Pure Data) is a kind of killer app for these tiny cheap embedded Linux computers. http://blog.makezine.com/2012/10/05/pure-data-running-on-the-raspberry-pi/

The Adafruit team has been hard at work on a new programming tool for the Raspberry Pi: WebIDE. It launched today and is live and available. This is similar to the Beaglebone’s Cloud9 IDE/Node.JS/Bonescript solution, but seems friendlier; point your web browser at the Pi and start programming (well, almost). http://blog.makezine.com/2012/10/05/adafruit-webide-is-live-and-available/

Maker Faire New York: Learn About (and Buy a) Raspberry Pi http://blog.makezine.com/2012/09/28/maker-faire-new-york-learn-about-and-buy-a-raspberry-pi/

How do you connect more than two USB devices? Use a hub to increase the number of ports. Some keyboards have hubs built in which would work well.

Does the device support networking? Is there Wi-Fi? The Model B version of the device includes 10/100 wired Ethernet. There is no Ethernet on the Model A version (which we expect to be taken up mostly by the education market), but Wi-Fi will be available via a standard USB dongle.

Musical Hacks For Raspberry Pi http://blog.makezine.com/2012/08/28/236452/

shop

http://components.about.com/od/Products/fl/Top-Raspberry-Pi-Accessories-of-2013-for-Your-Project.htm?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=sm&utm_campaign=shareurlbuttons

http://learn.adafruit.com/introducing-trinket/introduction

http://www.alliedelec.com/lp/130513rasocameramodule/

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi An accessible programming and hardware hacking platform for everyone By Matt Richardson, Shawn Wallace http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920023371.do

http://www.makershed.com/Raspberry_Pi_Starter_Kit_Includes_Raspberry_Pi_p/msrpik.htm

distro

This is our second distro, Occidentalis v0.2. Rubus occidentalis is the black raspberry. http://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-raspberry-pi-educational-linux-distro/occidentalis-v0-dot-2

How To

Pi Zero

http://davidmaitland.me/2015/12/raspberry-pi-zero-headless-setup/

http://raspi.tv/2015/ethernet-on-pi-zero-how-to-put-an-ethernet-port-on-your-pi

links

10 Raspberry Pi Projects to Celebrate 10 Million Pis http://makezine.com/2016/09/09/celebrate-raspberry-pi/

Touchscreen Display and Rechargeable Battery Pack for the PiKon Telescope / Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Touchscreen-Display-and-Rechargeable-Battery-Pack-/

Easily Add a Shutdown Switch to a Raspberry Pi http://lifehacker.com/easily-add-a-shutdown-switch-to-a-raspberry-pi-1706950870

“Raspberry Eye” Remote Servo Cam. Build a DIY pan/tilt webcam sentry, and watch it from anywhere online. http://makezine.com/projects/raspberry-eye-remote-servo-cam/

Shapeoko+Arduino+Raspberry Pi+Easel http://thesimpleswitch.blogspot.com/2014/10/shapeokoarduinoraspberry-pieasel.html

Backup, Restore, Customize and Clone your Raspberry Pi SD Cards (tutorial) http://sysmatt.blogspot.com/2014/08/backup-restore-customize-and-clone-your.html

http://makezine.com/projects/tutorial-raspberry-pi-gpio-pins-and-python/

https://github.com/jeppe69/RaspberryPi/tree/master/BatteryPoweredTimelapsePi

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/pushing-data-to-datasparkfuncom

How To Host A Website With Raspberry Pi. http://circuloti.sharedby.co/6HDKCF

Raspberry Pi + Kindle Fire = Frankentabletbook http://ammonsonline.com/diy-productivity-tablet/

http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2014/04/how-to-use-gnuplot-to-graph-data-on-the-raspberry-pi/

DoodleBorg - Our V1 Raspberry Pi tank. http://www.piborg.org/doodleborg

Setting up a Pi Camera with a Raspberry Pi http://geekgurldiaries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/get-arty-with-raspberry-pi-camera.html

Raspberry Pi Face Recognition Treasure Box. http://makezine.com/projects/pi-face-treasure-box/

Introduction to Linux. Develop a good working knowledge of Linux using both the graphical interface and command line. Covers the three major distribution families. https://www.edx.org/course/linuxfoundationx/linuxfoundationx-lfs101x-introduction-1621

Tutorial: Raspberry Pi GPIO Pins and Python. http://makezine.com/projects/tutorial-raspberry-pi-gpio-pins-and-python/

http://funofdiy.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-raspberry-pi-controlled-mini-laser.html

http://makezine.com/magazine/using-raspberry-pi-as-a-lamp-timer/

http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberri-Personal-Assistant/

http://www.maketecheasier.com/setup-wifi-on-raspberry-pi/

Secret Knock Activated Drawer Lock. Unlock a drawer by knocking a secret pattern. http://learn.adafruit.com/secret-knock-activated-drawer-lock

DIY WiFi Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Camera. Make your own Cloud-connected point-and-shoot camera. http://learn.adafruit.com/diy-wifi-raspberry-pi-touch-cam

http://www.linux.com/news/embedded-mobile/mobile-linux/753567-top-10-raspberry-pi-hacks-of-2013

http://jack.minardi.org/raspberry_pi/make-an-internet-controlled-lamp-with-a-raspberry-pi-and-flask/

http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-as-low-cost-HD-surveillance-camera/?ALLSTEPS

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-to-ruggedise-your-raspberry-pi/

http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-timelapse-camera-using-Raspberry-Pi-and-a-c/?ALLSTEPS

http://raspberryfool.net/pibot.html

http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/projects/raspberrypi/sonicpi/

http://www.themagpi.com/

http://learnpythonthehardway.org/book/

You have three big choices here for XBMC operating systems on the Pi: Raspbmc (which we’ve covered before), OpenElec, and XBian. All three operate similar to a PC installation of XBMC and are packed with the same basic features, but they differ in small ways that make each distribution different on the Pi. Let's get down to big differences, pros, and cons between the three. http://lifehacker.com/raspberry-pi-xbmc-solutions-compared-raspbmc-vs-openel-1394239600

PiCon, the Raspberry Pi Configuration Manager. http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=52441

Controlling 5 Servos With a Raspberry Pi http://blog.makezine.com/2013/05/21/controlling-5-servos-with-a-raspberry-pi/

http://blog.makezine.com/2013/04/17/raspi-hackerspace-security-system/

http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2013/03/top-10-things-to-connect-to-your-raspberry-pi/

7 great Raspberry Pi YouTube tutorials http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/raspberry-pi-youtube.html

http://www.doctormonk.com/2013/02/raspberry-pi-and-breadboard-raspberry.html

http://www.wired.com/design/2013/01/even-more-raspberry-pi-projects/?pid=1817&viewall=true

http://blog.makezine.com/2013/01/18/raspi-and-arduino-controlled-weather-station/

Webcam over 3G with Raspberry PI http://projectsmax246.blogspot.co.uk/

http://blog.makezine.com/2013/01/03/best-of-2012-raspberry-pi-projects/

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/12/10-raspberry-pi-creations-that-show-how-amazing-the-tiny-pc-can-be/

10 More Mind-Blowing, Skill-Building Raspberry Pi Projects http://www.wired.com/design/2012/12/more-raspberry-pi-please/

Ten Tips for New Raspberry Pi Owners http://blog.makezine.com/2012/12/25/ten-raspberry-pi-tips/

http://www.techspot.com/review/527-raspberry-pi/

tips

sudo raspi-config

login: pi

password: raspberry

startx

sudo halt

http://raspi.tv/2012/how-to-safely-shutdown-or-reboot-your-raspberry-pi

VIA APC

links

http://apc.io/

What works?

NPR player in the browser

YouTube works in the browser

Ficker

Gweek mp3 player in the browser

How to

insert the SD card after power up otherwise file manager won't detect it.

to install from the sd card just click on the file icon

TI

Stellaris LaunchPad from Texas Instruments, an ARM-based single-board kit that sells for only $13. The Stellaris LM4F120 LaunchPad kit includes the evaluation board and a USB cable; all the software and documentation necessary to program the board is available as a free download from TI. http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/11/a-13-arm-single-board-computer/

Cams

Security cams

Logitech Alert 750i Indoor Master - HD-Quality Security System http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2011/12/secure-your-castle-with-the-logitech-750i/all/

Panoramas

http://www.kscottz.com

Machine vision

http://makezine.com/video/making-fun-computer-vision-hair-trimmer/

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