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Unboxing a Google AIY kit for the Raspberry Pi

And as usual... Lessons learnt

Unboxing a Google AIY kit for the Raspberry Pi

After missing out on the free Google AIY Kit that came on the front of the MagPi magazine, and further missing the restocking of these kits, I finally was able to buy one from the PiHut. Watch me un-box, build and try to set up on this video

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12-Nov-2017 Permanent Link

 

GM328A Transistor Tester by Geekcreit

A short review of the tester

GM328A Transistor Tester by Geekcreit

Here is a quick video of a cheap and super useful little test tool I use on a regular basis.

It’s basically a component tester which you can also use to identify components which you get supplied in kits.

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4-Nov-2017 Permanent Link

 

Can I fix a broken hard drive?

Well no. But..

Can I fix a broken hard drive?

I stumbled across a video from DIY Perks about recovering data from a head crashed drive on the same day that I was looking at a drive for a friend that he had dropped.

The drive appeared to be dropped about 4 inches, when it may have been turned on. It now just made a beep/beep noise when powered on. I have been able to recover photos and some files from drives which had failed but could still mount on a Mac or PC before, but this was different.

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21-Oct-2017 Permanent Link

 

It's all about me...

I'm a 49 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