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PiCam site

I finished my PiCam project, and after it was live for a few days, I was bothered by what a pain it is to view images and video.  This little system already has a lot going on, so I wanted to create a simple, nearly static website to view images and video.  I decided to go with mustache templates because they make creating static sites easy.  I also decided I should use one of the languages…

C.H.I.P. resurrection

I got a couple C.H.I.P. computers during their Kickstarter campaign.  I also got one of their HDMI "DIPs".  I did a few things on these little guys, but never built a project out of them.  They were living in my pile of SBCs, so they needed some love.My first hurdle with getting these systems back online was that they didn't seem to be connecting to WiFi automatically.  I know this was set…

BeagleBone Black and Quake 3

In my quest to make use of all my single board computers, there was one project that just needed a bit of modernization.  Back in 2014, I created a Quake 3 server using a BeagleBone Black (BBB).  This little machine traveled with me for quite a while, but it was taking up extra space in my already stuffed backpack and so it got added to the pile of SBCs in my closet.I began by making…

Raspberry Pi Zero motion capture camera

When the Raspberry Pi Zero v1.3 announced they were going to have a camera port I immediately bought one along with a camera.  I got the pieces, put it together, took a few pictures and forgot about it for a while.  Then, The PiHut came out with their ZeroView and I got a new idea for the camera.I had been having a problem with our mailman throwing packages, literally.  I work from home and…

Do something will all these SBCs

I recently needed to set up a temporary network to test some ideas around microservices and proxies.  I didn't want to run any of these tests on systems I use regularly because they were truly experimental hacks.  I decided I could run them on Raspberry Pis and just use throwaway Raspbian images.  I was looking through the closet in my 0ffice for systems to test on and realized I have a lot of Single Board Computers.…