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Archive for January, 2012

Extended review of Asus Transformer Eee Pad

Monday, January 30th, 2012

I have already written a initial review of the Asus Eee pad transformer TF101. The first review was written when I had just received it. I’ve now had time to put it through it’s paces and find it’s good and bad points. Android tablet Android is a Linux based operating system specifically designed for use […]

Getting wireless to work on Xubuntu / Ubuntu linux with broadcom based firmware

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

In the past I have had problems with getting wireless working on Linux laptops. I thought this had been fixed with more recent distributions, but in some rare circumstances there can be problems. In this case I have an old laptop that I have set-up for my son to use. It’s ancient compared with current […]

Simple electronic circuit for kids – low light sensor

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

My 6 year old daughter is learning about electricity at school, so I thought it was a great opportunity to show her some electronics whilst she was interested. We decided to create a low light sensor, as the circuit is quite simple, but it is still something that looks quite good when she shows it […]

Review of Devolo dLAN 200 – Ethernet over power

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

I have already written a review of an earlier model of the Devolo Ethernet over power adapters. These devices provide an ethernet network connection by passing the signal over the mains electricity cables within the house. These are useful for devices that don’t have built-in wireless support (eg. blu-ray players, Internet enabled TVs and games […]

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