Booktop – Raspberry Pi zero W powered laptop book

I was thinking to myself, you have lots of factors of laptops that fit in a size of a book. So why hasn't anybody did a Booktop? A nice book with a whole computer inside for your enjoyment? It can also be fairly incognito as additional perk. I am aware it looks a bit wonky on the first picture, but that's mostly wooden glue before i have

By |June 11th, 2017|Categories: ALL, Electronics, How to|

Acer Travelmate 4150 retrofitting to Raspberry Pi Laptop: Part 1 – LCD and cleanup

First about the idea: I decided to try to create my own laptop with using one of older laptops not useful for anything else. Idea was to find a cheap one on ebay with working LCD and keyboard, ignoring everything else. Choosen laptop: Acer Travelmate 4150 15" Intel Centrino 1.73Ghz spares/rebuild. // Cost 15£ Perfect, It arrived fairly soon and everything seems to be in order. The

By |March 27th, 2017|Categories: ALL, Electronics, How to|Tags: , , , , , |

Pibakery example of first setup with wifi and on boot VNC ( for updated version of pibakery)

Recently Pibakery has released an update with updated blocks, that changed quite a bit in comparison to previous versions and improved with several additions of the new building blocks or simplification of the previous ones. Now you even have cron job scheduler which is absolutely amazing! First boot: Let's start with taking a look at First boot part of the image above: We start with enabling VLC

By |February 25th, 2017|Categories: ALL, Electronics, How to|

TM1638 Scrolling text on Arduino

The following explanation of the code and how it works and how to connect TM1638 (with led array, display and button array) to Arduino. For IDE and project Initialization I used PlatformIO and due to that and since it makes lots of stuff easier it generates project in C++ with lots os useful configs pre-prepared and if your using Git you will find already prepared .git-ignore file

By |April 24th, 2016|Categories: ALL, Electronics, How to|Tags: , , |

Want to learn electronics?

I was just exploring and playing roundabouts with my electronic kits, and it got me thinking. Maybe the world needs a kind of intuitive, different representation of many amateur accessible ecosystems regarding electronics and related resources. Now that intro is gone, lets start:   littleBits¬†mini ecosystem You don't have much idea about electronics but still want to play and do some pretty cool functional and actually usable