I made a music player using the awesome Pimoroni Pirate Audio HAT for #RaspberryPi. It plays any format including OGG and even videos, remembers where it left off, buttons work exactly how I like it because I wrote the code, and it has outstanding audio quality (24-bit DAC + headphone amp). The UI needs work tho! #maker #diy #audio
Browsing gemini content on a Kindle is a pleasant, distraction-free experience:
A #loadshedding solution I've been playing with: Blue Nova 280Wh LFP battery + 300W inverter. Runs my laptop for over 6 hours, charges with standard car battery charger, over 10 years of cycle life, weighs less than 3kg, costs under R3000.
My attempts at avoiding doomscrolling and living a healthier digital lifestyle: https://tobykurien.com/war-on-doomscrolling/
My #aquaponics runneth over! That's cherry tomatoes hanging off the side, bearing plenty of fruit.
A lot of excitement around putting a #raspberrypi into a keyboard (Pi 400), but I've been working on putting a Pi into a touch screen! I present the Pi Portable PC: as comfortable on a couch as it is compiling code on a desktop!
I decided that my 7" #raspberrypi tablet should also do double duty as my main desktop. Here I have it hooked up to an 11" HD screen, running VSCode, compiling my Arduino code with PlatformIO. My python projects also worked straight away. That is to say, apart from Android dev, this can totally replace my laptop. It's all powered up with a cellphone charger.
Two and a half years later, and my #makerspace has served me well, and is still (I'm proud to say) clean, inviting, and uncluttered.
India bans TikTok and a bunch of other Chinese apps "for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India"
I ordered the Skullcandy Crusher Wireless, and it arrived the next day. Definitely an improvement over the wired. Despite the slating by 'audiophile' reviewers, best headphone listening experience I've had! Love it!
I've been testing various seating positions (upright, standing, raised laptop, etc.) for my "home office desk". The most comfortable seating by a long way is on the setup shown in this pic, with laptop on my lap. This reclined position prevents pinch points on my legs, and evenly distributes weight over my back. My legs raised on the ottoman means better blood circulation (can help prevent hernia or varicose veins). Can also use a wireless keyboard/mouse, and connect the laptop to a TV.
#Ebike Pro Tip: Do NOT fit a foam tube to your ebike in hope of avoiding punctures. It is super hard to fit, even harder to remove (had to cut the tyre), but worst of all, the rolling resistance is so high my speed and range were reduced drastically.
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