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Don’t throw away that computer that’s too old to run Windows

The Raspberry Pi desktop — image by author

I hate throwing things away — especially if they still work. There are ways to dispose of old technology in an environmentally friendly way, but giving it a new lease on life is more fun.

Chances are that you have at least one old laptop or PC lying around, unused…


Here’s why I won’t be tossing out my desktop PC anytime soon

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. Image: Raspberry Pi

Since the introduction of the Raspberry Pi 4, a lot more people have been trying to use this microcomputer as their desktop PC. More recently, the Raspberry Pi 400 Personal Computer has been released, the name of which directly indicates its “main” purpose. I have long been interested in the…


Ambient home cinema was the perfect lockdown project

My Very Slow Movie Player in an IKEA frame playing Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Photos courtesy of the author

In December 2018, Bryan Boyer published “Creating a Very Slow Movie Player.” It’s a wonderful essay about light and Brasília and architecture. Boyer describes building an e-paper display that shows films at 24 frames per hour, rather than 24 frames per second. …


That time I put a Raspberry Pi inside an Apple iSight because nobody stopped me

Something is different about this iSight. Images courtesy of the author.

It’s a pandemic outside, many of us are working from home, and I found myself buying a webcam for the first time since the last century. I was not the only one.

The webcams out there today, they do the job. You just plug them in and get a pretty…

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