Power Management and More with the Solar Pi Platter

With a powerful processor, communication capabilities via WiFi, Bluetooth, or even longer range signals like cell modems, the Raspberry Pi is extremely well suited to remote environmental monitoring. For example, check out the video below from a remote water trough monitoring station described here, set up in 2015 with a Raspberry Pi to monitor a […]

This Arcade Cabinet is Clearly the Smallest

If you’re like me and many others that grew up in the 1980s, you’ve wanted your own arcade cabinet since nearly the first time you saw one. Sure, you could make the argument that modern consoles are much better than anything in that era, or that sitting on your couch is superior to standing up […]

USB-Helper Switches Power and Data Lines with Ease

It’s time to charge your phone or other device on a USB receptacle you don’t own, so you would rather not expose the data lines as well. DIY options vary from cutting and disconnecting the appropriate cable (I’d suggest heat shrink) to literally taping over the data contacts. Though the tape method might not be the […]

USB-Helper Switches Power and Data Lines with Ease

It’s time to charge your phone or other device on a USB receptacle you don’t own, so you would rather not expose the data lines as well. DIY options vary from cutting and disconnecting the appropriate cable (I’d suggest heat shrink) to literally taping over the data contacts. Though the tape method might not be the […]

USB-Helper Switches Power and Data Lines with Ease

It’s time to charge your phone or other device on a USB receptacle you don’t own, so you would rather not expose the data lines as well. DIY options vary from cutting and disconnecting the appropriate cable (I’d suggest heat shrink) to literally taping over the data contacts. Though the tape method might not be the […]

USB-Helper Switches Power and Data Lines with Ease

It’s time to charge your phone or other device on a USB receptacle you don’t own, so you would rather not expose the data lines as well. DIY options vary from cutting and disconnecting the appropriate cable (I’d suggest heat shrink) to literally taping over the data contacts. Though the tape method might not be the […]

USB-Helper Switches Power and Data Lines with Ease

It’s time to charge your phone or other device on a USB receptacle you don’t own, so you would rather not expose the data lines as well. DIY options vary from cutting and disconnecting the appropriate cable (I’d suggest heat shrink) to literally taping over the data contacts. Though the tape method might not be the […]