Larson scanner

Over the holidays, Keya gifted me a nifty little Larson Scanner kit to solder together. It’s a kit that lets you make the cool LED effect from Knight Rider and Battlestar Galactica. Glen Larson produced both which is probably why they have such similar cool effects. The kit itself is pretty straightforward to put together… Continue reading Larson scanner

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When I was looking into nifty Raspberry Pi projects, I stumbled across the PirateBox project. The website describes it well: PirateBox is a DIY anonymous offline file-sharing and communications system built with free software and inexpensive off-the-shelf hardware. In other words, it’s a bit of preconfigured software you can run on a Raspberry Pi that lets folks chat,… Continue reading PirateBox

Raspberry machines

I’m writing this on a Raspberry Pi. It has a 2.5 inch screen  and my keyboard is some kind of cheap tiny wireless thing with a track pad that more closely resembles a game controller than a keyboard. Please forgive my brevity or typos. In addition to composing on a small screen, Chromium has a… Continue reading Raspberry machines