Category: Hardware

Aug 29 2017

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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Apr 19 2017

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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Mar 08 2017

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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Mar 02 2017

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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Feb 22 2017

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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Jan 24 2017

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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Nov 15 2016

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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Oct 28 2016

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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Nov 16 2015

Steam Link Review

After 1 Week of testing and playing around with the Steam Link, here are my thoughts and some fixes. Unboxing                   What’s in the Box ? Steam Link (obviously) Network Cable HDMI Cable Power Adapter with various country specific adapters Instruction Sheets Connecting and setting up the …

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Jun 18 2015

Mission RGB : Super Famicom

I bought a brand new RGB Cable from retrogamingcables.co.uk. It’s alredy the 3rd cable I order from their Store. (first 2 were for the Neo Geo and Mega Drive) This time, it’s for my Super Famicom, and the first one with the Composite SYNC (CSYNC) Option. This CSYNC Option is only available for NTSC Models. …

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Nov 24 2014

A Way out of AMD Driver Hell

Several months ago, I swapped my nVidia Card for an AMD Radeon Graphics Card. At that point in time, I was able to install AMD’s latest WHQL-Driver, 13.12, without any problem. Days and weeks passed by (and the card working fine), AMD releases a new driver. Every PC Gamer knows that 1st Rule is to …

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May 09 2014

Neo Geo – How to fix broken RGB output (missing color)

After hooking up my Neo Geo with a RGB Cable, I noticed that colors did not render properly. Image was all “yellowish”, which did not appear when connected with it’s original (composite) cable.

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