Backups using bt sync and Raspberry Pi (Part 1 – software)

You have probably heard of the big names in “cloud” file storage. Maybe you use something like Dropbox, Google Drive, or iCloud already. They are all easy to use – once you have installed a small service on your PC and told it what files and folders you wish to store, it takes care of …

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First trial of fourier transform on a KL25z

Progressing with my attempt to record and process ultrasonic sounds, I have spent this evening with a trial version of a fast fourier transform (FFT) on the KL25z ARM board. My hope is that if I can get it running fast enough and well enough, I can offload that part of the work to this …

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Raspberry Pi as a node in a loose network of devices

The more I think about it, the more fascinating the possibilities of the Raspberry Pi become.¬† This is a¬†fantastic read to explore its vast possibilities. It occupies a really interesting spot between traditional embedded controllers like Arduino, pics and the like at one end, and “proper” computers at the other. It has enough GPIO to …

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MUDs, federation and multiple Raspberry Pi boards

As I have mentioned a couple of times recently that I have been enjoying playing the Raspberry-Pi-hosted “Alternate Universe” MUD (AU). As well as bringing back all sorts of happy memories it has prompted me to think about possibilities for using a Raspberry Pi as more than just a generic Linux server. Not that using …

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Going Batty

I’m a big fan of bats. I even went so far as to make a video at Natterer’s Wood in Bury St Edmunds. I have borrowed a “bat detector” (a device for listening to the ultrasonic noises made by bats as they fly and hunt) a few times, and it has always been very interesting, …

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More adventures with Minecraft

Following yesterday’s bumpy start, I was determined to make some progress with Minecraft today. I had hunted round our storage and gathered the following: A Dell Vostro 200 desktop with 1GB RAM which my wife used before she got her laptop. We stopped using this because its hard drive broke and it refused to boot …

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Installing minecraft on the Raspberry Pi

There has been a lot of excitement around the blogosphere following the announcement of a free version of the wildly popular game Minecraft for the Raspberry Pi. My teenagers and their friends are somewhat obsessed with the game, so the chance of drumming up a bit of interest in software and hardware development by joining …

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