Camera, Geeky, Tech, What's Inside, Work March 24, 2017 Skippy 3 comments

DH-SD29204T-GN 2MP camera

This is the quickest I have got a camera onto my desk and working, This camera is a ‘Dahua DH-SD29204T-GN 2Mp Network Mini IP Speed Dome 4x optical zoom PTZ ip camera built-in MIC SD29204T-GN’ I can’t see it on Amazon, but it is on Aliexpress (SD29204T-GN-W Data sheet). Powering it up using a PoE […]

Camera, Geeky, Tech, What's Inside March 13, 2017 Skippy 5 comments

HD IP CCTV camera

This job has been sat on my desk at work for about 7 months, looking at Amazon it may be one of these (available in black too). After my luck with the last camera, I was hoping to get into this one too. Yep The CD is standard Chinese quality CD, it contains the normal […]

Geeky, HackSpace, HACMan, Maker, Physics, Science, Tech, Trains, Work February 22, 2017 Skippy 2 comments

RFID blocking wallets

Recently there have been people claiming that they can steal money from your pocket (up to £30) by skimming your credit or debit card info using a EPOS (Electronic Point of Sale) or PED (Pin Entry Device). It said thieves could exploit a security flaw to steal key data from contactless debit and credit cards […]

Geeky, HackSpace, HACMan, Laptop, Tech, What's Inside February 10, 2017 Skippy One comment

Hantek 6022BE USB Oscilloscope

I picked up a Hantek 6022BE USB Oscilloscope as sometimes its useful to have something more than just a multimeter for seeing what a circuit is doing. While the specification makes it more of a toy than a real instrument, however what can you expect for £46.00? The Hantek 6022BE is a 2 Channel 20 […]

Git stuff and 52 Weeks of Code

Sometimes I feel that my geek credentials are lacking given the lack of code I write, yes I make cool things occasionally, I work as an EMC Engineer for a small Stockport Company, I am a Director of Squashed Fly a small independent Hosting and General Geeky company with Tas, and hope to be a […]

100 Book, Geeky, Projects, Railway, Tech, Trains, Transport January 26, 2017 Skippy No comments

Book 12 – Mallard and another one with @miniboygeek

Book 11 – Giles Andreae’s “Giraffes Can’t Dance“ Book 12 – Don Hale’s “Mallard: How the Blue Streak Broke the World Steam Speed Record” (book crossing ID 609-14374962) On 3rd July 1938 A4 LNER Pacific ‘Mallard’ achieved the world speed record for a steam locomotive of 126mph and in this publication the author relates the […]

Arduino, Geeky, HackSpace, HACMan, Maker, Tech November 13, 2016 Skippy No comments

How to program the ATtiny85 using an Arduino Uno

Normaly I would use a cheap chineese clone, but I had an official Arduino Uno available, The process should be the same no matter which you use. Now given that an Chineese clone of the Uno is about £3 you may wonder why you would want to use a £1.20 ATtiny85? While the ATtiny85 has […]