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Boblight with Raspbmc – Ambilight Clone

When I first started seeing the Ambilight (Philips’s lighting system that allows the display to bleed out) clones popping up I knew I wanted to create one myself. The open-source system has been fairly well refined to this point, such that it is pretty much plug and play with Raspbmc (XBMC for the Raspberry Pi). […]

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HDD Clock

With a cupboard full of old hard drives and some spare time, I recently set about making a persistence of vision clock. Using the platter of a hard disk, a slot is cut to allow backlighting to be emit. When the disk is spinning at 5400rpm+ and backlight constant, the disk appears opaque, as the […]

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Raspberry Pi Lego Case

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Van GPS Dash Integration

Those little window sucker things for GPSes and cables dangling everywhere get on my tits. Since getting the van, I’ve been intending a dash integration of sorts, whether completely containing a GPS unit, or building a CarPC with my Raspberry Pi, it was put on hold until I had some time. With the race season […]

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Garmin Stem Mount

Having seen the Bar Fly I became set on a ‘SRM style’ mounting for my Garmin. I wasn’t set to pay £40 for one however. Doing my research, it turned out the Bar Fly was inspired by a thread on a bike forum (a Triathlon forum none the less), where many had come up with […]

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Electronics Fabrication Programming

Musical Rainbows in the Van

I always intended on creating my own driver for the LED lights in my van but with the thieving skum pointlessly taking the remote for the included unit, I was spurred into action. Having installed a sound system, a musical light system was a given, to enable the van to live up to the Bang […]