Category: Hardware

Garage mam Auto opmaachen

Firwaat? De Goal vun all Automatisatioun ass et fir Ofleef déi ee reegelméisseg widderhëlt vu Maschinne maachen ze loossen.  Een Oflaf dee mech all Dag nervt ass d’Garage opzemaachen: Mam Auto an der Afaart stoen ze bleiwen De Garagen Ëffner ze sichen Fluche wann deen Dreck’s Ëffner mol erëm ënnert de Sëtz fält Waarde bis d’Garage op ass Doropshin hunn ech meng Garagë Paart  eng …

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Sonos mam Google Assistant stéieren via Home Assistant

Sonos ass un sech eng super Saach, einfach ageriicht, einfach ze gebrauchen an e gudde Sound, just blöd dass et fir de Moment just eng Integratioun fir Amazon Echo  gëtt, a keng fir Google Assistant. De Sonos kann een  also nëmme via Alexa (Amazon) mat der Stëmm stéieren (“Alexa, spill AC/DC um Sonos”). Google User mat hirem “OK Google / …

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AppleTV + Chromecast + Steam Link = Mi Box

Säit 2011 war mäin (2t Generatioun) bei mir am Asaz, als Medien Zenter mat oder fir ze kucken. Am laf vun der Zäit sinn nach ee (fir Spiller vum PC aus ze streamen) an ee Google (fir Audio/Video vum Smartphone/Tablet op de Fernseher ze streamen) dobäikomm. An der leschter Zäit huet den AppleTV ëmmer méi a méi Problemer duerchlieft; mol …

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Kniwwelino – Publish and subscribe to custom MQTT Broker

Kniwwelino programming Board. Image courtesy of http://www.kniwwelino.lu

Kniwwelino and MQTT   Recently I had the chance to play around with a Kniwwelino , and wanted it to communicate with my custom MQTT Broker (Mosquitto). Although  there is a lot of Documentation on Kniwwelino’s Site, it is lacking some examples  for using a custom MQTT Broker.  In this post I share my experiences and …

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Building the Best WiFi Network at Home with Ubiquiti’s Unifi Products

  The Problem Up until recently, I had accumulated 3 Access Points (AP’s for short) in my Home for my WiFi Setups: AVM FritzBox in the Basement (for the occasional Netflix Session on the Cross Trainer) D-LINK DIR-615 in the Living room Linksys WAP54G in the Bedroom (when being sick in Bed) For best performance, …

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Moonlight vs Steam Link

I looked for a solution to stream PC Games to a Raspberry Pi instead to a Steam Link Device. Here ‘s my quick comparison between the Steam and the Moonlight Streaming Solutions Overall best Solution : Steam (Link) The choice is mainly due to it’s Hardware independence and the better controller remapping process. I’ve had …

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The Wii U is not a failure

Now that the Nintendo Switch is out, I keep hearing that the Nintendo Switch performs so much better than the failed Wii U. Failed Wii U ?!? In my opinion the Wii U is everything but a Failure. In fact, there is no “great” or “failed” console, it’s the games that are running on it …

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Pi2Scart – RGB Video for Raspberry Pi

It’s 2017, and everyone is excited about 4K Gaming, except a few fellows who enjoy “Retro” Games. People like myself enjoy Games from the NES/SNES Era, when the optimal resolution was 240p. With today’s standards, we expect modern Hardware  (like the Raspberry Pi) to output video via a digital interface (HDMI) in 1080p (FullHD) minimum. …

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Traveling with my Media-Center / Game Console

Since Childhood, I loved to take my GameBoy on Holiday Trips to enjoy Video Games. This hasn’t changed much, except now I’m also taking my Music and Movie Libraries with me. The Raspberry Pi is a wonderful piece of Hardware to do exactly this. I have 2 micro SD Cards, one is setup with Lakka …

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Lightning McQueen is on the Road again

Our Son’s beloved Remote Controlled Lightnig McQueen had a terrible accident on Sunday. At first it looked like it totally wrecked. But luckily we were able to fix it and are pleased to announce that Lightning McQueen is on the Road again :

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Classic NES Mini Alternative – Raspi3 running Lakka with 8Bitdo Controllers

Now that the NES Classic Mini is officially available and sort of unavailable due to high demand (or artificial shortage by Nintendo ?), it’s interesting to know of the possible alternatives. One that I have been using for over a year now is a Raspberry PI running Lakka, with a pair of the excellent 8Bitdo’s …

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Odroid XU3/4 Silent Fan Control in Lakka / OpenElec

If you are an owner of an Odroid XU4, you are probably annoyed by the noisy fan. In this workshop we will modify the behavior of an Odroid XU4 Fan. No Hardware Modification, only software tweaks are used. By default, the fan is always running at full speed and is pretty noisy. There is no …

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