Archive for April, 2014

My first test of using FadeCandy to run a Adafruit Neopixel ring looks like this

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and it shows all the standard Fadecandy demos – so I seem to have connected most things correctly.

Now on to write my own code.

Another story making the rounds with little or no fact checking. It’s actually just some of the walls made with quick drying cement, not the whole house. So nothing really new, and nothing that would satisfy our building regulations.

mashable.com/2014/04/28/3d-printing-houses-china?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link

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This was on our TV in the hotel when we arrived for our surprise extra night due to a broken down plane.

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A extension cable with a 4-way USB charger, a separate I-device charger and a PowerBook charger.

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I’m already building a irrigation system, maybe I should go for this instead?

OpenSprinkler Pi (OSPi) — Sprinkler / Irrigation Extension Board for Raspberry Pi « RAYSHOBBY.NET
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Hm this looks like a set of headphones I have to try on:

Gear We Love: V-moda’s XS portable headphone gets everything right
MACWORLD | 28 APRIL 2014
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There’s a lot of gear out there for your Apple devices, but how do you know which are worth your time and what’s not worth … Read more


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I refuse to believe that 100.000 individual companies have registered interest in a .london domain name. This is a PR stunt.

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28/04/2014 22:29
.london domain names available from tomorrow, 100,000 firms declare interest itpp.me/1iubIZ5 via @ITProPortal

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Good on SAAB – their fighter jets have always been good but political pressure has so far worked against them – let’s hope NATO countries now follow.

NSA spying means Brazil’s $4.5B fighter jets won’t be built by Boeing
BOING BOING | 30 APRIL 2014
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Brazil’s buying $4.5B worth of fighter jets. And rather than buy them from American military-industrial complex go-to Boeing, … Read more


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I’ve just looked at ordering one of these – and the only thing preventing it is the very large postage costs….I may have to think about this.

OpenSprinkler Pi (OSPi) is a sprinkler / irrigation extension board for Raspberry Pi (RPi). It allows RPi to directly access and control sprinkler valves. This is version 1.4 with OpenSprinkler injection molded enclosure. The hardware components include on-board 24V AC to 5V DC switching regulator, solenoid drivers, DS1307 RTC and battery, PCF8591T 8-bit A/D D/A converter (4 input and 1 output channels), fuse, rain sensor terminal, 120V/2A mini relay, and per-station transient voltage suppressor (bidirectional TVS).

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[From OpenSprinkler Pi (OSPi) v1.4]

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