TapDoc (BETA)

After playing with NFC and RFID a bit in the last year I realised that the technology is really hamstrung to only a few use cases. Primarily Entry systems and payment systems. No one has really used...


Third-world countries have better internet then me!

We moved into a brand new home about 3 months ago. Most people would have checked out the comms infrastructure in the area prior to buying. Silly me however assumed that being only 20km from the...


Some Unreal Footage

Just recently I managed to find some time to head down to my mates place in Fingal, NSW. To most Fingal seems like a bit of a trek, but what I have noticed recently is that the Gold Coast has pretty...


Choppy Preview Playback in Adobe Premier Pro

Over the last couple of weeks I have been playing with Adobe Premiere Pro with varying results. The biggest problem I have run into is the preview of a sequence becoming choppy after a few seconds of...


DJI Phantom 4 Drone

Last week I was trying to decided upon a hobby both my son and I could do together….Now buying a drone was not one of those “Homer Simpson – Bowling Ball” moments but a...


LED Matrix Panel Mounts

I dare say that as I play with more and more of these LED matrix panels i’ll come up with multiple ways of mounting them together. If you have more than one panel and you are bench testing then...


JX-1212 CNC Router

A year or so ago we managed to import a 1200 x 1200 3 axis Chinese built CNC router into Australia. Obviously you get what you pay for, this beast came in at under $7k landed. However the build...


Redsail X700 100W Laser Cutter

Did I mention that we just took possession of our new laser cutter? After a 4 -5 week wait the new Redsail X700 laser from china finally rocked up. And to be honest, first impressions have been pretty...


PiFrame – Surfboard

The idea behind this was to create an aesthetically pleasing frame for an old screen that I had lying around. No chance was I going to create a standard boring square frame and hang this on the wall.


Raspberry Pi HAT design files

I have embarked on a journey to create a Raspberry Pi HAT for a little project of mine and I wanted to share a couple of things that I have created which may help you speed up your development time in...


How to Solder #101

Never used a soldering iron? Does the art of soldering seem a bit of a mystery to you? Have you tried your hand at soldering and found it difficult to produce results you’re happy with? Do you feel...


How to find your Raspberry Pi IP Address

Finding the IP address of a freshly imaged Raspberry Pi can sometimes be a PITA. Especially if you do not have access to a spare HDMI cable, monitor, mouse and keyboard. In this article we will cover...


Edit files on your Raspberry Pi the easy way

For us linux “late-adopters” it can be a daunting prospect of carrying out a routine file transfer to our Raspberry Pi from our Windows machine. However the learning curve is not so great....


32 x 32 LED Matrix setup on RPI2

After building a few LED matrices from LED strip lighting and soldering a ton of connections, I decided to give these pre-fabricated LED matrix modules a shot. After a bit of research it turns out...


DIY NFC Door Entry – PN532 Module

I decided it was unacceptable to NOT use the RFID implant in my hand for anything at home so i had to dream up a little project for it. And what better than a DIY door entry system.