Arduino, Geeky, HackSpace, HACMan, Mac, Maker May 5, 2015 Skippy 2 comments

Working with MediaTek’s LinkIt™ ONE IoT development board

A few weekends ago, HACMan, Tas and I were at MakerFaire New Castle. One of the exhibitors there was MediaTek, showing off their range of LinkIt Wearables / IoT (Tnternet of Things) development boards. I have managed to snag myself a LinkIt One development board kit: Optimized performance and power consumption to offer consumers appealing, […]

Family, Geeky, Hosting, Mac, Windows April 2, 2015 Skippy No comments

Updates to the Family Tree

It looks like MyHeritage now has a “Mac Version” of their software (this should reduce my dad’s number of computers down to one). Historicity they recommended all kinds of horrible things (running virtual machines etc.), but there application could not be run in Wine (or equiv). So this mac version of Family Tree Builder should […]

Arduino, Geeky, HackSpace, HACMan, Mac, Maker, R-Pi March 24, 2015 Skippy No comments

Using a nice console with ‘Duinos

The Arduino IDE serial console sucks! (the entire Arduino IDE kind of sucks, but one fix at a time). I first tried to use the native Minicom package, the most up to date one I found was version 2.2 (compiled Mar 16 2007), it can be installed and set up using the following: Download and […]

Arduino, Geeky, HACMan, Mac, Maker March 12, 2015 Skippy No comments

Low cost ‘Duino

I found these Arduino Uno clones (link) on Ali Express for £2.16 each with free shipping from china, I can’t even get Diavolino for that little (Also a Diavolino needs a RS232 / FTDI or something as well). These clones come with something different, rather than the usual FTDI they come with a CH340G / […]

Geeky, Mac, Wordpress September 7, 2014 Skippy No comments

More offline WordPress editors – Blogo

A while ago I wrote about some offline WordPress editors, recently I managed to get my hands on a copy of Blogo (available via the App Store). My Previouse nice to have list was: Presented the WYSIWYG more like that in the edit screen for posts (the images and captions being sorted out). Categories List could be […]

Arduino, Geeky, HackSpace, HACMan, Mac August 6, 2014 Skippy 2 comments

Building a Diavolino

On Saturday I picked up an Evil Mad Scientists Arduino clone, The Diavolino, from MadLab‘s little shop “Invent-ory” to use with my RS485 stuff. the Diavolino requires assembly yourself (official instructions). The FTDI I bought was this one: RHX PL2303 USB To RS232 They are about £2.29 per. however where Windows 7 will grab the drivers […]

Geeky, Mac, Tech, Wordpress May 12, 2014 Skippy One comment

Offline WordPress editors

Most of the sites I work on are biased on the open source project WordPress, examples include Biscuit Mag, Freedom Press, Freedom News, and My Professional site; some sites like Just Vigilantes, and Does UKIP Hate You? are not. One of the nice things about self hosted wordpress is the backend that allows you to edit […]