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Making a Raspberry Pi mini arcade cabinet

When you are on a budget and have no space

Making a Raspberry Pi mini arcade cabinet

A few months ago I saw Tested.com building a mini arcade cabinet called Porta Pi from Kickstarter.  This was a beautiful laser cut cabinet with a nuke mini PC in it .  Really that was what I wanted to do with my PI in a case project - but I could never get the controller to work and the screen didn't really work properly.

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29-Dec-2015 Permanent Link

 

Extending my RichRap 3DR

Heated beds, diagonal arms and power supplies

Extending my RichRap 3DR

I built my 3DR earlier in the year, and after using it for a while decided that I wanted to different filaments other than PLA.  I’d ordered several test filaments and a lot of these needed a heated bed to allow the first layer to stick.  So I decided that it would be an idea to add a bed to my printer which led to a series of upgrades that I hadn’t expected.  I'll document some of these steps in this post.

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14-Dec-2015 Permanent Link

 

How do I get a Raspberry Pi Model A+ on to wifi?

... When I cant plug in wifi and a keyboard at the same time ...

How do I get a Raspberry Pi Model A+ on to wifi?

MagPi 38 had an interesting article about making a Raspberry Pi powered robot for under £50 including the Pi. This seemed like my kind of project so I procured all of the bits one by one. The base of the robot was a Raspberry Pi Model A. This would be the first time that I had used the cut down model A.

The article spoke about setting up the Pi and then running it headless. After installing the OS on a card and booting to desktop it simply said "Connect to the WiFi via the normal graphical method and the Pi will remember the password." However, the model A has only one USB port. This was the problem:

How do I log into the Pi using a USB keyboard, whilst having the USB dongle installed to set up the wifi?

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16-Nov-2015 Permanent Link

 

It's all about me...

I'm a 47 year old married father who works with websites for a living. Doing that for work means I dont often update this site, unless I can think of something useful to say. I mostly like taking photos - and most of my internet presence now will be related to that.

Something else?

Dont you find it ironic that people invest so much in bringing you to a website only to give you a list of links to take you elsewhere? So I'm not going to give you a list of my favourite haunts to send you away from this site.

(c) somewhere in space and time: M.Norman