Category Archives: thrift

Trash can PC

Here’s how I got a useful, working PC for next to nothing. SonB and I found a couple of old PC chassis dumped on the street a year or so ago, both missing hard drives but we took the memory … Continue reading

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PiRadio part 2 – adding a button

Tonight my daughter (8) helped me add a button to my RaspberryPi internet radio, which I made out of bits of electronic rubbish lying round the house. We started by going back to basics and just getting a button working. … Continue reading

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Making an internet radio from a Griffin iMic and RaspberryPi

IMPORTANT UPDATE – July 2015: BBC Radio addresses have changed – see here for more info. And Fip has moved to Continuing the theme of making something useful out of unloved gadgets lying round the house, today I started … Continue reading

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Making a wireless printer from a Raspberry Pi

I had two bits of unused hardware knocking around – a Raspberry Pi that used to run my Go Free Range weather printer (the thermal printer broke – another story), and an old Samsung ML-1510 black and white laser printer … Continue reading

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Root my Nook!

With apologies to any Australian readers – although if I break it, that may be an appropriate usage of the word ‘root’. The Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch has been on sale for £29. £29! At that price, it … Continue reading

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