Cheap DIY babycam with night vision

Overview

When I did this project in 2012 babycams cost from NOK 2000 and up, so I decided to see if I could build one using a Raspberry Pi, an IR light and a very cheap webcam.

This will of course only be a level 0 night vision (active).

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Car-logger - part 2

Overview

Read part one of Car-logger first, if you haven’t.

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Google Hangouts - no one gets left out

... except for anyone on Firefox OS, WindowsPhone, Amazon devices, Sailfish OS and any other device without Google Play.

Website.

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RadiOS part 1

Overview

In my opinion most radios, especially internet radios, have horrible interfaces. Small buttons, small displays, often touch, often several functions for each button.

So Erik and I set out to design a new, better radio for ourselves. Our main requirements were ease of use and a very physical UI. Something you’d want to touch and play with.

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Car-logger - part 1

Overview

I want to know where my car is. Especially if it gets stolen. Logs would be a bonus. Also, I have several outdated Android phones, which has all necessary hardware.

  • I don’t want to use Google (latitude) or other service providers (embedded hardware).
  • I don’t want to pay, unless I have to.
  • If possible, I’d like it to do more (explained further down).

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photOS 2.0 - a better photo frame

Overview

This is about improving photOS, mentioned in http://0p.no/2014/02/14/photos1.html.

When building this, price wasn’t a factor. If you want something cheap, you can still use this software with an old laptop or other recycled hardware.

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photOS version 1.0 - a place for your phone to rest

Overview

A few years ago I wrote a collection of scripts for Debian/Ubuntu to make digital photo frames of outdated laptops. Lots of people have done this. What made photOS v.1 special was the idea that it was a place for your phone to rest. Meaning recharge, dump photos, and display photos on the big screen. All by just plugging in the power cable.

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Brazil-like monitor

Overview

In the movie Brazil you can see small, mostly black/white, stripped down, CRT monitors. I’ve also seen a store having CRTs in transparent cases. Somehow I think this is a cool retro look, so I built my own. Primarily to display weather forcast by my door.

Remember CRTs uses thousands of volts, so one should keep fingers away.

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Checklist for Raspberry Pi setup

Overview

There are lot of small changes one should do for pis that will be in use over some time. I covered a few in Keeping A Raspberry Pi Alive. This post will serve as more of a complete checklist for myself, so it may be updated over time.

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Fanless livingroom entertainment

Background

I recently made an effort to keep only fanless (or silent) devices in my livingroom. Including my media center / HTPC. This article will outline a few ways to achieve this.

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