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Thoroughly Disappointing: Pebble is Shutting Down


Pebble has just announced that it is shutting down operations, having sold to Fitbit. I find this to be a thoroughly disappointing move, not because I was amongst the first to back Pebble on their original Kickstarter but because, yet again, a company with an amazing product, that set itself aside from the mainstream, has…

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Halloween Pumpkin Light Effect Tutorial – Raspberry Pi


https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/halloween-pumpkin-light-effect-tutorial/

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Raspberry Pi Adds Beautiful “Pixel” Desktop Environment To Raspbian Linux Distro


I’m downloading it now and will post my thoughts on it in due course…… https://fossbytes.com/raspberry-pi-adds-a-new-pixel-to-raspbian-linux-distro/

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What’s new in GPIO Zero v1.3? – Ben Nuttall


Read Ben’s post for the latest update to GPIO Zero! http://bennuttall.com/whats-new-gpio-zero-v1-3/

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Robot Wars returns tonight!


I’m very excited that #robotwars returns on the BBC tonight (UK).  It’s been 12 years since it last aired and, this time around, it has the always interesting Dr Lucy Rogers on the judging panel and is being hosted by none other than Dara O’Briain. In the run up (it’s now just 30 minutes from the…

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Rii K12 Ultra Slim 2.4GHz Keyboard


Here is the Rii K12 Ultra Slim 2.4GHz Keyboard. I should make it very clear, this is an ultra slim keyboard so it’s not suited to being your everyday keyboard. Where the ultra slim keyboard excels is in being very portable, as you’d expect. It is small; here it is pictured on my PC Specialist…

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HDMIPi Initial Setup


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…

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Interior lights update


Next on the hit list was the interior lights….. gone is the yellow tinge after fitting LEDs. I used these. The end result is really nice, although the picture doesn’t really do it justice. Next will be the foot well lights!

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Polargs fitted


I couldn’t stand that horrible yellow tinge of the side (DRL) lights, so fitted some Polargs this morning. They provide a much whiter light. I bought these: http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/180712488934?txnId=1234476503008

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Vauxhall Insignia Mats: £11.84 Delivered!


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…

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