Category Archives: Guides

OrangePi Zero as an Ad-Block server with Pi-Hole [GUIDE]

I recently purchased from Aliexpress the latest Orange Pi Zero for 6.99$. It is a nice little microcomputer with the specs you see below: Hardware specification CPU H2 Quad-core Cortex-A7 H.265/HEVC 1080P. GPU ·Mali400MP2 GPU @600MHz ·Supports OpenGL ES 2.0 Memory (SDRAM) 256MB/512MB DDR3 SDRAM(Share with GPU)(256MB

Get the title of a referral url with Javascript

If there is a need to retrieve the title by just passing the url to one of your applications this can be done with this tiny jQuery plugin I wrote. It uses yql to bypass the cors restriction and its really easy to use. Requirements

Add bluetooth control to a toy truck

Adding Bluetooth control is not a difficult task these days. Its really inexpensive too. The main component in this small project is the bluetooth module HC-05 that you can get it shipped from eBay for less than 5 us dollars. My son had a small toy

Mobile/Tablet Emulation in Chrome

The easiest way I found so far to do a quick check on how the website I am working on appears in some of the most popular mobile devices is through the latest versions of Google chrome. So just browse to your website and then

Trinket Pinout Diagram

Trinkets are tiny avr controllers that are becoming popular due to their small size. Adafruit is the place if you want to purchase one. A member(TheKitty) of adafruit forums posted a nice pinout diagram that is very handy especially for the beginners.

Mobile Web Development – Free course

I find Udacity courses really informative and instructors are doing great job. Recently I spot a free course there about mobile web development which gives all the fundamentals to a beginner. Have a look at the description below: In this course, you will learn how

You have old floppy drives? Make a cnc!

If you still have some floppy drives around Richard Harris is showing you how to make a small cnc in a ten video series. As you may know in order to make a cnc you need stepper motors. Floppy drives were using stepper motors so

Getting Started with Bower

If you don’t already know about Bower then its a good time to spend some time learning about it. It’s a package manager built by twitter team and what actually does is managing dependencies.  The description from the official website says: Bower is a package

K-type Thermometer with LCD in Arduino Nano

Today I wanted to make some temperature measurements in my lab because I recently moved to a new house and I have a feeling that some times the heating is on more often than it should. Some spare parts were laying around and a very