So I logged in to my home server recently and found in the MOTD that an upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04 was available. Being a bit cautious about things I asked a colleague if he’d done the upgrade and he had, the only issue he’d come across was for hardware I don’t use so thought […]
I thought I’d write up the steps I’d take to set up the Raspberry Pi 3 I’m using on my Roomba, including wifi and the rest, then discovered PiBakery and frankly this post writes itself!PiBakery is a tool for Windows and Mac which makes configuring a new Pi a block based affair. It keeps up to […]
A long while back now I bought a DeskCycle to use at work to help my body stay more active whilst at my desk, standing desks aren’t an option so this seemed ideal. I’m also a massive geek, which is a massive surprise I know, so I built a PC interface for it using […]
While I was doing the initial tinkering with the Roomba to figure out what made it tick I made a load of video logs more for my reference than anything. I’ve put them up on YouTube and will have to remember to carry on doing them…
Before I can rebuild Bumblebee, my 1st generation Roomba, I need to figure out how he works. I’m going to split this into three sections; Power , motors and sensors. I’m going to cover how to interface with each of these in future posts.
This was simple enough, I charged the battery and put […]
I’ve just realised that the .engineering TLD exists so I’ve bought neave.engineering and I’ve pointed it towards this site. The old neave-eng.com and jedibowler.com links will carry on working but this is the new URL and I can’t imagine it changing in a hurry!
Bumblebee is my Roomba, so named as long ago he lost his voice. About a year ago his logic board started playing up and though he was still able to clean, at the end of each cleaning cycle he wouldn’t go into standby and his battery would drain in no time. At that […]
I have a lot of projects on the go, some stalled and some my current obsession, and that’s ok. I’ve previously beaten myself up about not getting things finished but the truth is it’s just how my brain works so I’ve decided to work with the meatsack between my ears rather than fight it
I’ve a Blackmagic Intensity Pro capture card in my machine at work, initially we were going to capture video for webcasts from a professional camera but that never came to pass. It’s been sat in my machine gathering dust soI thought it would make quite a nice virtual monitor for embedded devices. As I’m playing with […]
I’ve been using Kodi as my PVR for a week now and I’ve discovered a few quirks, solutions and tweaks that have make a big difference to the whole user experience. Overall I’m increasingly impressed with how Kodi has developed both at it’s core and the addons. Since my last post Kodi 16 has also […]