If you are thinking of getting into FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) it’s worth paying a visit to Gadget Factory’s Papilio project. Not only do they have some great value boards available but the new Schematic Library really helps you get going with minimal programming. The Schematic library provides computing modules that can be arranged […]
I’ve been spending a lot of time recently playing with CPLDs (Complex Programmable Logic Devices). These are wonderful devices for the logic experimenter as you can build your own dedicated logic chips! I started by getting the excellent Guzunty Pi which is an excellent value board complete with software that allows you to load different […]
I’ve been looking for a compact wireless keyboard and mouse for use with my Raspberry Pi and think I’ve just found the ideal solution. The Perixx Periduo-707 Plus is a very compact wireless keyboard that measures just 320mm x 140mm. It has full size keys but saves space by not having a dedicated number pad. […]
Once you start using your Raspberry Pi you will doubtless find times when you need to transfer a file or two from your PC to the Pi. If your Pi is connected to your local network (Ethernet or WiFi) the easiest way is to use WinSCP (http://winscp.net/eng/index.php). WinSCP is a secure FTP client that requires […]
Contralube is a fantastic synthetic gel that has been designed to protect electrical contacts and connections. It is suitable for all types of electrical connections from small signal RF through to high voltage and current systems. It has a breakdown voltage of 10kV and keeps water (including salt water) away from contacts. You apply Contralube […]
Decode Column David Ayres (G4SXT) has reported a couple of errors in the detailed instructions for downloading and configuring the Raspberry Pi. It seems that the git site address changed just after publication and I omitted a sudo command ahead of one of the instructions. The corrected code is shown here: Original: Type: git clone […]
Watch this space for details of pre-configured Virtual Machines (VMs) that you can use to get started with GNU Radio projects.
Pre-configured and tested Raspberry Pi SD-Cards are now available from the Shop. These are a great way to get started with your Raspberry Pi as you can just plug-in the new card, power-up and you’re in business. All cards are built to the latest Raspberry Pi distribution and can be easily updated later as new […]