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Embedded StarWars playing with ESP8266

Few month I was already playing with fantastic ESP8266 device when I have stumbled upon MicroPython Kickstater project. After a few days of compiling and learning Micropython I have flashed my first ESP12 and I was ready to try out nice project (by Steve Stagg). Mini OLED display is inserted in (modified) 3D Printed case . Soon I will add few buttons (hence the modification) and Li-ion battery with charger

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HackaDay Badge with Accelerometer

Souvenir from Hackaday event held on 9.April is a nice badge. It had a empty space for small hardware upgrade (3-Axes Gyroscope + Accelerometer Module) that must be filled! :) PCB supports placement of both GY-521 and ADXL345, but designer recommended GY-521 that (naturally) I had in my “magic box” with components… after simple soldering procedure, original firmware recognised module and simple Accelerometer demo with 8bit graphics become operational… Module

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How to upgrade Openelec 5.0.x to 6 (Raspberry Pi)

OpenElec will not auto update between major releases in order to avoid breaks (possible with some specific hardware configurations). In this tutorial I’ll try to save you some time and explain how to manually upgrade Openelec (will focus on Raspberry Pi but should work with other devices. 1. Backup Always backup! Best way to do is to eject micro SD card and plug it to you computer and use some

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SeekThermal – Compact Smartphone Thermal Camera

Probably, we all know about thermal cameras, and wanted to have them one day. They open a whole new world of “senses” enabling us to see and visualise a thermal world. Now with release of Seek Thermal cameras, especially “compact” range we have small, yet rugged and extremely versatile thermal imaging device, that will turn any smartphone or tablet into an advanced tool capable of capturing, detecting and translating heat

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Sunday project: Ambilight using Raspberry Pi and RGB LED strip

If you ever wonder how to make your multimedia experience event better there is an interesting project for you. Idea is to add LED RGB strip behind your LED TV that will change colours according to video that your player (Raspberry Pi) is playing. Using “just” Raspberry Pi 2, Arduino Nano, RGB LED strip (WS2812b) you can make your own RGB backlight controlled by your XBMC (Kodi) player using additional

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Apple App Store STATUS_CODE_ERROR

Many users report problem downloading / buying applications on Apple App Store today or Max App Store. Appstore usually reports various errors like "STATUS_CODE_ERROR". Reports indicated also difficulties with iOS App store and iBooks Store for few hours today. Apple reports that App Store and iTunes store is unavailable for all users: https://www.apple.com/uk/support/systemstatus/ It looks like that the problem with iCloud Mail and iCloud Account & Sign in is solved

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Will you buy a Raspberry Pi 2 for $35?

If you are not already wandering where to buy Raspberry Pi 2 then you have not yet heard the good news… New Raspberry Pi 2 is available under the same price as old model, just $35! What is new when you compare Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi Model B+ ?   Short list includes: Good news: 1. New Raspberry 2 uses the same case! Say hooray to all those

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How to upload app video preview to ITunesConnect?

Maybe you have noticed latest feature on Apple's AppStore – Application video preview. It is very nice feature, enabling users to see applicaton in action without downloading/installing the app. But first, developer must prepare video with custom dimensions (e.g. for iPhone 6 it should be 1334 x 750 or 750 x 1334px). But that's not the only problem.. Apple requests latest OS & browser – yet unreleased: "To upload your

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Organic Apple Watch

As you probably know, Apple has announced on their last conference in September that Apple Watch will be available in a few months. It will be made from metal and with sapphire-coated glass. In the meantime users from Osaka, Japan announce that their ahead of this technology and that they are already using “organic apple watch” See the leaked picture for yourself: more info isavailable at: http://itstrike.biz/news/16643/

How to remove U2 album from you iPhone / iPad / iTunes

During September Apple event Apple decided to promote U2 and gave away for free their new album. You have probably noticed that you have received free U2 album Songs of "Innocence" in you Music app. It is nice thing to have a possibility to get some music for free but this Apple move is intrusive beacuse not all owners of ITunes account like or want U2 music. Luckily there is

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