Raspberry Pi Model B+ Up and Running

Posted: 1st December 2014 by icraigt in iCraigt, technology
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I’m really pleased with the performance of the model B+ (over clocked to 900MHz). It runs Minecraft Pi fluidly and general navigating around is fine.

Now I have to learn how to use it to do some interesting stuff!

Raspberry Pi Model B+: http://youtu.be/Mhdf7AZuur8

HDMIPi Initial Setup

Posted: 30th November 2014 by icraigt in iCraigt, technology
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The temporary HDMIPi setup (awaiting the Raspberry Pi B+ before getting everything wholly contained in the HDMIPi casing).

The display itself is really nice. Bright, crisp, 1280×800 display with good view angles (horizontal better than vertical).

Next step is to mount the B+ into the case and pick up a cheap keyboard+trackpad combo (wireless). Once compete, the only thing external to the HDMIPi case will be the keyboard and power supply.

Then it’s time to pick up a PiGlow and get the boys to program the Pi to light it up.

#raspberrypi #hdmipi

 

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Pebble rolls out revamped Android app, firmware support for 80+ new languages
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/androidcentral/~3/uwvAKYL3VW0/story01.htm

This is the Fitbit Surge, a $250 ‘superwatch’ with built-in GPS
http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/19/7007345/this-is-the-fitbit-surge

Need. This. Now.

Battery technology has lagged the advancement of the smartphone quite considerably. We are now so accustomed to charging our phones once or twice a day that we often forget the good old days of a week long battery charge.

While this technology doesn’t make the battery last longer, it does the next best thing and minimises charge time whilst minimising the impact to the environment by reducing how often we throw batteries away.

It has to be a good thing! Bring it on!

http://www.androidheadlines.com/2014/10/next-generation-smartphone-batteries-will-last-20-years.html

http://www.slashgear.com/why-pebble-just-added-fitness-tracking-and-what-comes-next-30348436/

SwiftKey Android app gets pink with its latest theme pack
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/androidcentral/~3/BcDTGL9jNc0/story01.htm

Interior lights update

Posted: 26th September 2014 by icraigt in Automotive, iCraigt
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Next on the hit list was the interior lights….. gone is the yellow tinge after fitting LEDs.

I used these.

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The end result is really nice, although the picture doesn’t really do it justice.

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Next will be the foot well lights!

Polargs fitted

Posted: 30th August 2014 by icraigt in Automotive, iCraigt
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I couldn’t stand that horrible yellow tinge of the side (DRL) lights, so fitted some Polargs this morning.

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They provide a much whiter light.

I bought these: http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/180712488934?txnId=1234476503008

Vauxhall Insignia Mats: £11.84 Delivered!

Posted: 19th August 2014 by icraigt in Automotive, iCraigt
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Yeah I know, not that exciting but at £11.84 delivered I just had to share this one!

The mats are supplied with fixing points for the front and an additional heel pad for the driver side.  All 4 mats fit perfectly and were just £11.84 delivered!

They were purchased from Value Car Mats with the discount code “iwantadeal”.

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