Raspberry Pi shutdown button

We have a small but growing collection of Raspberry Pi devices here. They’re performing a range of tasks: one’s our Pi-Hole, another runs the “Homebridge” middleware between Apple’s HomeKit and our Clipsal C-Bus, whilst a third is running the management app for Ubiquiti UniFi. And of course plenty more are strewn around the place running …

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Our annual housewarming – the DHMG

Rocky and I bought our first home together back in late 1995. It was a lovely 3-bedroom semi-detached house in one of the inner-western suburbs of Sydney. We found ourselves holding a housewarming for it in January 1996, and for some reason lost to history we settled on a parody / lampooning of the poster …

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DHMG2019 – the Disco Death Star – Pt.2

This is part 2 of a 2-part series covering how we built the “Disco Death Star”: Part 1 – The Build – construction and assembly Part 2 – Control, programming & examples – (this post) The controller Here’s the final version of the control PCB. It’s a bit of a dog’s breakfast, but it’s what …

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DHMG2019 – the Disco Death Star – Pt.1

If you’re new to the “DHMG” – our annual housewarming party – and its attendant excuse for some crazy home-brew tech, there’s some back-story and an index of the things we’ve done here.   This is part 1 of a 2-part series covering 2019’s “Disco Death Star”: Part 1 – The Build – construction and …

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Telephone Intercom

I’ve long enjoyed tinkering with electronics, although it’s something I don’t do a lot of these days. I find that I simply no longer have the time to invest in designing, prototyping & debugging, then the PCB design, layout, artwork and production. Home is littered with all sorts of home-brew projects, including the old stereo …

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