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Emulating sunsets and sunrises with Tasker and Yeelight

It's getting darker and gloomier here in the northern hemisphere, especially in the UK where the natural light is out past 6 pm. Since these conditions are not going to improve anytime soon (until...
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Sennheiser PXC550 Bluetooth headphones – review

I retired my no longer trusty Sennheiser RS140 RF after seven or eight years of excellent service. It's fair to say, the headphones served me well up until the end. Coincidentally, the bass gave...
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Yeelight RGB Smart LED lightbulb

Automating lights at home is probably the coolest thing you could do. It looks impressive, it's practical, but infuriating at the same time. Yeelight is trying to close the gap between the Philips Hue...
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Raspberry Pi NAS: (NAS-pi) Plex, Samba, RAID1 and more #part7

What a journey it was! It's time for the last part of the Raspberry Pi NAS project. Raspberry Pi NAS - Setting up Open Media Vault Note, that I will expect a know-how in terms of Raspberry...
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NTONPOWER Mini Charging station – review

There is a big mess made of random cables and chargers next to my bed. Things have improved lately, as my wife switched from an iPhone to Android device, with the same as mine,...
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Raspberry Pi NAS: (NAS-pi) The Glue of The Universe #part6

For the first time, I was able to lift the box up without any pieces falling to the ground. That's right guys, it's glue time! The job isn't difficult but a bit of pre-planning...
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Raspberry Pi NAS: (NAS-pi) Building a enclosure: Vents & guts #part5

The last build log left us with a skeleton of the NAS-pi and a bunch of things to complete before the final step. I'm pleased to say that I got some acrylic glue and...
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Raspberry Pi NAS: (NAS-pi) Building an enclosure: Trial and Error #part4

My cardboard enclosure got people talking about the project, but it was far from pretty. It's time to turn a virtual design and a cardboard NAS-pi prototype into the real thing. The frosted green...
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Raspberry Pi NAS: (NAS-pi) Cardboard wonders #part3

You have every right to shout at me for leaving this project untouched for so long. I'd like to think I had a good reason for doing so. All materials were gathering dust up...
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Hackspaces – the power of making, with friends

It's been over 3 years since my move from Manchester. I'm still splitting my time equally between work days in Manchester and home time in Teeside.  This resulted in a situation when I have...
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