New PVR

My Humax YouView box died recently and I’ve had a craving to build a new DVR, I’ve still the tuners left over from my previous HTPC the JukeboxHD. For frequent readers you’ll know I’ve been trying Linux more and more so to start with I tried building a Kodibuntu based HTPC using an old laptop. … Read More »

Unity UI for DeskCycle Arduino Speedometer

[Updated, see end of article] Since my last post I’ve improved the Arduino speedo code to respond to requests and also tweaked the gear ration to be a bit closer to my road bike.  I’ve also implemented a simple speedo interface using Unity. The Unity application also automatically searches the COM ports on the machine… Read More »

Ending Illegal Fishing Using Games Technology

As we’ve just had our big media launch of the project I thought I’d share some information about the project I’ve been working on as part of my job at the Satellite Applications Catapult here in the UK. For the passed 18 months we have been working on a project with Pew Charitable Trusts with… Read More »

Dad’s Clock

Work has been mental for a few months so despite doing odds and sods on Hugo and a buttload of work on our illegal fishing project at work (hopefully more on that soon) I’ve not posted anything in a while so thought I’d post about a clock I’m building for my Dad. My dad’s an… Read More »

Project Hugo – The What

In my previous post I covered why I want to modernise my Mini and in this post I want to cover some of the intended mods.  Some are simple, some are sensible and some are downright bonkers and I intend to tackle them in that order!  As I’m still driving my first car, second if you don’t… Read More »

Project Hugo – The Why

I’ve been planning the restoration of my classic Mini, which goes by the name Hugo, for years now and he is finally road legal!  The only issue is that a few days after this happened the wiring loom burned out…  While waiting for the new loom to be delivered my friend Chris has been doing some work… Read More »

Reverse Tunnels and RaspBMC

I’m once more dabbling in Linux at work so figured I’d give RaspBMC another go with my new knowledge of Linux troubleshooting workarounds… First of all I thought I’d have a play with SSH so set up a reverse tunnel to access my Pi remotely.  I followed the same steps in this article to no… Read More »

Geoserver, Leaflet Angular Directive and viewParams

Catchy title, I know… In the big GIS project I’m working on we have a large set of data, 100 million rows+, which needs to be rendered as an overlay.  This turned out to be tricky as I’m not really a GIS developer and learning as I go. I figured it out through trial and error so… Read More »