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September 2015

Introducing the all New Orange Pi

When the Raspberry Pi came on the scene it was hard to imagine that you could get a fairly complete Linux system for such a low price. The Pi has gotten bigger, of course, but there are still a few things you miss when you try to put one into a project. Wifi, comes to mind, for example. The first thing you usually do is plug a Wifi dongle in,

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Man takes to the skies in world-first pentacontakaitetracopter

YouTuber gasturbine101 flies in a 54-rotor homemade vehicle

Weaponized Police Drones Legalized in North Dakota USA

North Dakota police will be free to fire ‘less than lethal’ weapons from the air thanks to the influence of Big Drone. It is now legal for law enforcement in North Dakota to fly drones armed with everything from Tasers to tear gas thanks to a last-minute push by a pro-police lobbyist. With all the concern over the militarization of police in the past year, no one noticed that the state

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Use an Arduino to Control an Infra-red Remote Control

I used this for my own very specific problem but it could be used for anything really. The Problem: Most speakers are not smart, and so you have to turn them off manually, especially studio monitor type speakers. Because of this when left on (if you fall asleep or just forget switch them off), they waste a fair bit of power. In my bedroom setup for gaming, movies, music production

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How To Build Your Own Private Telephone System

Due to the proliferation of cellular networks, most homes have abandoned their land line telephone plan. The infrastructure is still there though, hidden in our walls. Why let all that copper go to waste? Let’s talk about how inexpensive and easy it is to reclaim this technology, making it useful again in today’s internet connected world. Needed: PBX Old phones, modems, answering machines, etc. Voice Over IP gateway Modular telephone

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All-in-One Raspberry Pi Getting Started Guide

Raspberry Pi, one of the most ingenious invention for makers and hackers. Before we get started into the nitty gritty details of getting it setup, we first must ponder over the question that what the Raspberry Pi actually is? Raspberry Pi is a linux based single board computer in a small form factor capable of fast processing (compared to Arduino) and able to interact with the physical word through inputs

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