Road trip raspberry pi

Road trip raspberry pi

I travel a bit and have started to loath packing around all of the tech gear that I feel that I need to have a comfortable time away from home.  I usually need A linux based laptop A windows gaming VM Some emulators setup to play retro games XBMC and some movies An access point […] more…
Arduino based photo booth

Arduino based photo booth

My sister had her 21st birthday recently and we did it up like an anime convention. Everyone showed up in costume, we had panels and dances and all sorts of fun stuff. I wanted to make a photo booth that people could walk into, smack a button and get some shots taken.   I have […] more…
Embed a Qi charger in an HP Chromebook 14

Embed a Qi charger in an HP Chromebook 14

I’ve recently purchased a chromebook 14 that I have been very pleased with. I also scored a deal on some Qi chargers that our Nexus 4 phones support and have been pretty pleased with those. For some reason, I thought it would be neat to put a Qi charger in my chromebook so it can […] more…
ESXi hybrid VM RAID

ESXi hybrid VM RAID

I know, that’s a horrible title but I couldn’t think of anything else to call this. My ESXi machine is a whitebox and I had to pull the RAID card out of it, so Im running on naked drives. This makes me nervous.  I have another box that just exists for backups that has 4 […] more…
Mount a VMDK in linux without having VMWare installed

Mount a VMDK in linux without having VMWare installed

I have a vmdk file that I need to mount on a linux box to move some data around, but unfortunately I don’t have vmware installed on that box. I could install it and go through that hassle, or I could spend 10 times as much effort trying to figure out how to mount a […] more…
Internet headlights

Internet headlights

I’ve started traveling a bit and, because that’s the way life works, I’ve started having network issues only when I leave the house. Sometimes I’m pretty time shifted from the family so they can’t just get ahold of me to try to fix it, so I bought an LED screen and put some scripts together […] more…
Raspberry Pi based home radio station

Raspberry Pi based home radio station

We listen to a lot of music in our house, so when I heard that you can use a Pi to act as a fairly powerful FM transmitter, I was all over it.  I tweaked ours a little bit to start the radio station on boot, shuffle our music collection and start itself over when […] more…
Using a Pi as a NUT server

Using a Pi as a NUT server

I’ve been using raspberry pis all around our house lately (I have 5 running at this point) and have recently  ran into another use for this versatile little widget.  Late last night we lost power and I didn’t wakeup until my UPS was down to 6 minutes of battery. I wasn’t able to get my […] more…
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