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February 2016

LoRaWan Gateway – DIY

By | 2016-10-30T21:20:15+00:00 February 16th, 2016|RaspberryPi, Tech, Uncategorized|

This post will describe how to build your own LoRaWAN gateway to connect to i.e. The Things Network or other IOT Networks. If you haven't heard about the LORA technology and TheThingsNetwork and you are interested in Internet of Things, do some googling ;-) You've probably found this article because you are looking for a [...]

January 2016

RF 433Mhz to MQTT Gateway

By | 2016-10-30T21:20:15+00:00 January 2nd, 2016|Arduino, Tech, Uncategorized|

I've upgraded my domotica setup with a Philips Hue. Before I switched the lights using a remote control or via Node-Red and using the cheap 433 Mhz wall outlet switches of Elro, Klik Aan/Klik Uit, Action, and so on. Since the install of the Hue I was missing the remote control to easily switch the [...]

August 2015

Mohio – Visualize your Cloud

By | 2016-10-30T21:20:15+00:00 August 6th, 2015|Lifehacking, Tech|

I'm a big fan of Evernote and sometimes I just go through my notes, notebooks and tags to clean things up. Sometimes I then just check Google to see if people have good suggestions related to what I'm doing. In this case, I came across a site called moh.io where you can connect some of [...]

February 2015

Mac OS X – write images to SD Card with high speed

By | 2016-10-30T21:20:15+00:00 February 13th, 2015|Computer How-To, RaspberryPi, Tech, Uncategorized|

Writing SDCard images using my Macbook took way to long, up to half an hour to write one simple Raspberry Pi image to a SDCard. I just did what many instructions told me to do. You will probably recognize this command: dd if=/path/to/image/file.img of=/dev/disk3 bs=1m  (where /dev/disk3 depends on your system). Then I came across [...]

January 2015

Limit SD Card writes on Rasberry Pi using Ramlog

By | 2016-10-30T21:20:15+00:00 January 17th, 2015|Computer How-To, Tech|

A SD card has a limited amount of writes it can handle. The Raspberry Pi will write to log files a lot and reduce the lifetime of your SD Card. Update 3-2-2016: RamLog seems not to be compatible with Debian Jessie. I haven't tried it yet but I have found a blog that might offer [...]

Raspberry Pi Open Monitoring Distribution setup guide

By | 2016-10-30T21:20:15+00:00 January 2nd, 2015|Computer How-To, Tech, Uncategorized|

I use a setup of some Raspberry Pi's to monitor my own systems and some systems of my customers. My main goal is to be informed on system status (warnings and criticals) via one portal and preferably before my customers notice incidents on their systems. There is no need for expensive and energy consuming systems [...]

Polyes Q1 – The safest , Cool-ink 3D Pen

By | 2015-01-01T23:44:12+00:00 January 1st, 2015|3D Print, Gadgets, Tech|

On Kickstarter I found a nice project. The Polyes Q1 3D pen! Polyes is the first 3D printing pen with blue light and real inks. Using this pen you can draw objects in 3D space. The ink is hardened using an UV or Blue led light. They offer all kind of inks, from colored inks [...]

November 2014

Ingocraft 3D Printable construction kit

By | 2016-10-30T21:20:16+00:00 November 25th, 2014|3D Print, iPad, Tech|

I found a nice project on Kickstarter.com, Ingocraft 3D printable construction kit and 3D modeling App. The Ingocraft construction set combines hands on making with a fun 3D modeling app, and is 3D printable for customizing your kit. I really like the approach of having an App to learn designing, an out of the box [...]

Synology DSM 5.1 upgrade and Rsync Backup

By | 2016-10-30T21:20:16+00:00 November 9th, 2014|Computer How-To, Tech|

After upgrading my Synology from DSM 5.0 to 5.1 I noticed that Rsync from my Macbook to the Synology didn't work anymore. Read my post on how to set Backup from Macbook to Synology using Rsync. To fix the issue was quite simple: In the Synology DSM go to the config screen, choose Backup and [...]