Hacking an IKEA mirror [part 5]

I needed a case for the RaspberryPi. The good thing about the RPi being a business card-sized computer is that it fits nicely in a plastic box from old business cards. If you look on Ebay, you can buy 20 of them for £5 including delivery. The boxes make fantastic custom RPi cases! I didn’t […]

Hacking an IKEA mirror [part 4]

  This is how the final product looks like on my desk.  I now need to write a python script which will translate  various button combinations into actions. Stay tuned…

Hacking an IKEA mirror [part 3]

Step one was to draw the positions of the buttons on a piece of paper. I secured the drawing with some tape.  I first drilled pilot holes, then used a 16mm metal drillbit to widen the hole.   A step drillbit was then used to accurately widen the button holes to the right size.   An […]

openWRT device from Omnima UK

29 Aug 2011 Omnima UK sell a tiny little board for less than £40, that runs on openWRT Linux and has ethernet, WiFi and a USB port. It seems to be a great base for simple projects, when we need more power than one arduino. Link to product I’ve ordered one to try something I […]

WiShield from async_labs

This past week, I got my hands on a WiShield 2.0 from Async Labs (http://www.asynclabs.com/). This is a very exiting addition to my collection of shields as it adds wifi capabilities to my projects! There is a nice wiki page on the async_labs site (http://asynclabs.com/wiki/index.php?title=AsyncLabsWiki) and relevant code (libraries & examples) is hosted at the […]