Category Archives: Electronics

Marvin the Respeaker

I have been playing with the Seeedstudio Respeaker Kickstarter device. It is designed to enable you to build your own Amazon Echo or Echo Dot devices and is similar to the circuit board from an Echo Dot. The software and … Continue reading

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Alexa

I got an Amazon Echo the day it came out in the UK, and replaced the Raspberry Pi version in my kitchen with it. I also have an Amazon Dot on order for when in comes out in the UK … Continue reading

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Pebble voice control

I bought a Pebble Time Steel a few weeks ago when the price dropped, and have just started looking at creating my own apps and watch faces for it. The CloudPebble site makes it very easy to develop apps for … Continue reading

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Alexa on the Raspberry Pi

UPDATE June 16th 2016: I was wrong about Alexa not being able to access my UK Amazon account. It appears that my UK an USA accounts are linked, so when I said “Read my Kindle”, Alexa started reading me my … Continue reading

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Controlling my house with texts

I backed the Seeedstudio RePhone Kickstarter, and got the Create kit. I thought I would use it as a house SMS server, so that I can control my house with text messages when I am out. I can already control … Continue reading

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VGA and audio for Pi Zero

I backed the Analog Expander Cap – for Raspberry Pi Zero Kickstarter campaign. It was a lot of soldering, but it works and makes a very small PC that works with a VGA monitor. I have only tried the VGA … Continue reading

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Flotilla

I seem to be one of the first to get the Flotilla¬†mini-kit from Kickstarter. It consists of a hub that is connected to the Raspberry Pi, and then a set of modules can be connected to the hub via micro … Continue reading

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