Category Archive: hardware

Aug 29 2017

Raspberry Pi Pushbutton Shutdown/Startup

This is extracted from a single post by user RonR in a thread about FreePBX for the Raspberry Pi on DSLReports. I though it might be useful to many Raspberry Pi users: Raspberry Pi Pushbutton Shutdown/Startup The attached script will install shutdown and startup capability using a SPST NO momentary pushbutton switch connected to GPIO …

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Mar 04 2017

FriendlyElec releases Ubuntu Linux-ready NanoPi M1 Plus — a $30 Raspberry Pi killer

… there is a new Raspberry Pi competitor that is quite affordable. In fact, some folks may view it as a Pi-killer. The $30 FriendlyElec NanoPi M1 Plus has an arguably superior design and layout, plus important integrated features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It even has an IR receiver, onboard microphone, 8GB storage, and both …

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Feb 18 2017

RJCLIP Repairs Ethernet RJ45 Clips in Seconds

It’s just a small plastic bit that simply fits on top of the broken RJ45 connector … Source: RJCLIP Repairs Ethernet RJ45 Clips in Seconds (CNXSoft – Embedded Systems News)

Nov 23 2016

Raspberry Pi: Extending the life of the SD card

I realized after posting this that it is a repeat post, but those new to the Raspberry Pi might not have seen the original post, so here it is again: SD cards are said to have a finite life. If you are planning on running a Raspberry Pi 24x7x365, there are some steps that you …

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Oct 08 2016

Disposing Of A PC? Nuke The Drive First.

Deleting your files isn’t good enough. Not even if you empty the recycle bin afterwards. Nor is formatting the drive. There are plenty of ways to recover data in such circumstances. Instead, you need a specialist program that can wipe the entire drive by storing random data onto every part of it, multiple times. Source: …

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May 07 2016

How to make a Mac Time Capsule with the Raspberry Pi

We’re going to make a Time Capsule using a Raspberry Pi 2 and an external hard drive. Source: How to make a Mac Time Capsule with the Raspberry Pi | TechRadar

May 05 2016

How To Disable Write Protection In SD Card Or Pen Drive?

Windows isn’t able to copy anything to a write protected storage media. This article will help you with methods to disable write protection on your SD card or pen drive. Source: How To Disable Write Protection In SD Card Or Pen Drive? (fossBytes)

Apr 15 2016

5 Warning Signs That Your SSD Is About to Break Down & Fail

Whether you’re buying a laptop or a desktop today, it’s advisable to get a Solid State Drive (SSD) over a traditional Hard Disk Drive (HDD). SSDs are faster, more stable, and conserve less power, making them superior in every way. But that doesn’t mean SSDs are flawless. Source: 5 Warning Signs That Your SSD Is About …

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Mar 22 2016

7-Port USB Hub For Raspberry Pi

UUGear 7-port Hub UUGear have just released a new 7-port USB hub add-on board for the Raspberry Pi. It is an updated version of the device they released in 2014. It has the same footprint as the Pi and can be attached to all Raspberry Pi versions which currently includes Models A, B, A+, B+, …

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Mar 19 2016

How To Test Solid State Drive Health with GNOME Disks |

Solid State Drives (SSDs) are slowly becoming the norm, with good reason. They are faster, and the latest iterations are more reliable than traditional drives. With no moving parts to wear out, these drives can (effectively) enjoy a longer life than standard platter-based drives. Even though these drives are not prone to mechanical failure, you …

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