Category Archives: Hacking

Raspberry Pi FM transmitter: one short wire and a radio let you broadcast WAV files (Vine footage included)

Another Raspberry Pi project: how to turn RPi into an FM transmitter? Imperial College Robotics Society released this Python code that streams a simple (44.1 KHz, mono, 16 bit) audio WAV file into FM. How to prepare this recipe: download … Continue reading

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Got a Raspberry PI: where do we go now?

I’ve been waiting for almost one year (see my Dec. 2011 post) to get my hands on a Raspberry Pi and now I’ve got it! Now… where do we go from here? First steps into Raspbian-dom, the very first Linux … Continue reading

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Why is 8-bit technology so important?

Nice post from Jason’s blog and a perfect question too: why is 8-bit technology so important these days? Simply put because it’s where we all come from! The most common 8-bit CPUs of the time included the Intel 8088 (used … Continue reading

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Geeks and nerds are the coolest people on the planet! That’s what celebrities say! [video]

“GEEKS & NERDS ARE THE COOLEST PEOPLE ON THE PLANET” – it’s refreshing to hear music and film celebrities say that! Oh, by the way, just in case you were arguing the difference between a geek and a nerd, here … Continue reading

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FBI goes social – and plans a social network spy app

This is no CSI, White Collar or Criminal Minds TV series: this is for real! The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is planning to develop an application that can track the public’s postings to Facebook, Twitter, and other social … Continue reading

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Cubelets: the modular robotics you’ve been missing!

Make Magazine is always a great source of inspiration for tinkering-oriented people like me. In this post, Make introduces the Cubelets from ModRobotics: a great educational tool for kids and adults alike! Just like Lego, but with some brain too! … Continue reading

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A $25 computer? Meet the Rasperry Pi: that little device that could be the one!

It’s tiny, slow and cost $25 – yet it still runs Linux. No, it’s not you grandfather ’486 you’re so eager to revive with some fancy distro of Linux. It’s the Raspberry Pi: the first – ever – attempt to … Continue reading

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Maker Holography Kit – and some how-to about holograms

Make is an ever-surprising source of inspiration! This time is about holography – and an under $ 100 kit should get all of us making holograms at home, albeit quite small and not so detailed… (but what the heck: it’s … Continue reading

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Rubik’s cube cracked by a Samsung Galaxy S II – in less than the fastest human

How much does it takes to you solve Rubik’s cube? I remember I solved it a few times but for sure not in the 5.66 seconds it took to set the previous Rubik’s solving record by an australian guy. Enter … Continue reading

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20 Popular (and cheap) WordPress plugins

Chill Download has compiled quite an impressive list of 20 great WordPress plugins, ranging from SEO to e-commerce integration, social media enhancements, a shortcode utility (at last), two events-related plugins and photo gallery generator as well as several slider plugins. … Continue reading

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