Kiss Calculator Android App

Kiss Calculator is the best application to calculate which of your friends sends you the most kisses. Download this amazing free and innovative kissing tester on your mobile and have unlimited fun. Do you love playing romantic games with your friends? If yes, Kiss Calculator is the free app for you! Kiss Calculator has a gorgeous interface, …

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Checking fault codes on a Car

Recently I have had some warning lights appear on my car such as the following shown below. Garages often charge £25-50 to do “diagnostics” in order to find out the problem with the car. Often this will just involve plugging in a fault code reader and reading any reported faults, something you can do yourself. …

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USB Sniffing on Windows 8

I purchased a Dream Cheeky Thunder USB Missile Launcher and wanted to work out how the example software controlled the device so I could write my own software. In order to achieve the USB sniffing on Windows 8, I used a tool called USBPcap available here. Using the tool is fairly simple and involves the following steps: …

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Upgrading an old Bush DAC90 Radio

Upgrading an old Bush DAC90 Radio

My granddad had an old unused radio which didn’t work had a burnt out power lead and old broken valves. I set out upgrading an old Bush DAC90 Radio so I could use it as a Jukebox and speaker. The radio was a 1950’s Bush DAC90a. You can find information on it here. I decided …

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Sqword – Android Game

Sqword is an android game I have been developing. You connect letters to create words. Use powers and compare scores with your friends. You can get Sqword from the android store. The aim of the game is to make words and get as many points as possible before the time runs out. In order to …

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RFID Card reading on the Arduino

RFID tags can either be passive, active or battery assisted passive. The active or battery assisted passive tags will transmit an ID where as the passive RFID tags have to be powered via the reader. I took a look at a cheap RFID reader for the arduino, the RF10-RC522 which can be purchased for around £5 …

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An Initial Look at the Chromecast

The Chromecast is a remote free way of streaming video content to your TV controlled by a laptop or smart device. An initial look at the Chromecast has shown me that is has been well thought out and for $35, I believe is an absolute bargain for enabling media streaming on a non-smart TV. The …

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Speeding up Ubuntu with Lubuntu

I changed my Ubuntu desktop from unity to LXDE. Unity and LXDE are both Ubuntu desktop alternatives. LXDE is a cut-down desktop environment using lower specs and so can run faster on older computers or when using Ubuntu within a virtual machine. Speeding up Ubuntu with Lubuntu becomes possible with only a few commands. Lubuntu is …

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Arduino HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Range Finder

Arduino HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Range Finder

I recently purchased the Arduino HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Range Finder. You can purchase this item for around £5 and you can use it to calculate the distance from the range finder with an accuracy of 2-400 cm. Although fuzzy in the picture the pins are labelled as such. I have also included instructions on how you can …

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Raspberry Pi Stream Webcam to Apache Server

To Stream Webcam to an Apache Server on the Raspberry Pi you need to have already: Installed Apache – See this post. Installed the Camera Module – See this post. After you have done this you are ready to start. First Step – Install FFmpeg You should download, compile and install FFmpeg, a cross platform solution …

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