Laser Cut USB Key Case

February 14th, 2016

The Why

I have a collection of USB keys each different version of OS X and Ubuntu so that I can do a complete reinstall from scratch. The collection was rattling around in my desk drawer, which was annoying.

What I really wanted was to put them in a case, ideally one that matched the other dvd and cd cases.

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Raspberry Pi Full Screen Browser (2015)

February 18th, 2015


This is an update to the previous post about setting up the Raspberry Pi to launch a full screen browser.

With the release of 2015-01-31-raspbian there are some changes to the process. Also included are some notes on what to set on device first boot.

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Kinect, OpenNI, NiTE and Nuimotion Setup for Ubuntu

February 24th, 2014


This is a follow up to my setup notes for OS X, here are my notes to setup Kinect, OpenNI, NiTE and Nuimotion on Ubuntu Desktop LTS 12.04 Precise.

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Kinect, OpenNI, NiTE and Nuimotion Setup for OSX

February 22nd, 2014


Messing around with a Kinect, OpenNI, NiTE led me to a node.js app called Nuimotion.

In an effort to document successful install of all the required packages I created these instructions.

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Arduino Screen Controller for Raspberry Pi Part 3 Hardware Final

April 28th, 2013

A few months ago I setup a web browser based dashboard running on a Raspberry Pi, displaying weather, time and transit information.  It worked out well, but it’s success revealed another problem.  Turning the screen on and off multiple times a day was getting old.

So I did what any technically inclined person would do.  I decided to create a device to turn the screen on and off by responding to dramatic changes in ambient light.  The device would also provide a manual power toggle and button to refresh the browser.

This is part 3 of 3 describing the final hardware that was built from the prototype.

Although intended to be used with a Raspberry Pi, the screen controller can be used to emulate a USB keyboard and send any desired keystrokes.

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