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On raspberry pis…

January 24th, 2016 No comments

I’ve recently been spending a lot of my spare time (what of it), thinking and designing stuff for my two raspberry pis.
Cheap still is cheap, even in Australia. It costs a little more (50 bucks) but it’s still worth it – so far I’ve managed to hook up a house wide ad-blocker, a retro games system with controller, and just for shits and giggles once the parts come in, I’m going to try my hand with a pirate box, and a little fm transmitter. Two things I really don’t especially need for the house (hello sonos and NAS) but handy if I do go traveling soon.
My laptop is finally dying a horrible death and I’ve been using the iPad more and more (how do you think I’m writing this??) so I might set one up at work and get an iOS printer unit set up. Dad still uses his ancient iPad 1 and would make things a hell of a lot easier for him.
Speaking of dad, he asked to look into a unit where he could get an email sent when somebody say, presses a button. Used for when parts arrive etc. The hardware side is fine for me, I’ve no problems there. The programming side confused me a little. I should spend less time messing around with MMOs and maybe start to learn Python. I probably won’t be able to figure dads problem out by the time he needs it (I found ring.com seems to do a similar thing, once it comes to Australia) but it will be handy to have that knowledge later on down the track. I’ve gotten lazy not learning anything lately.

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