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Flight Timer & Alarms for FSi6- Awesome New Firmware! ?>

Flight Timer & Alarms for FSi6- Awesome New Firmware!

Recently I updated my FlySky FSi6 transmitter with yet another new firmware. This is the one I’ve been waiting for!  I now have fully functional flight timer with alarms and 3 more fully configurable alarms as well as full 10 channels.  This is all on an under $50 transmitter. Simply amazing. WARNING!  There is always a chance you can brick your radio. Only proceed if you can accept the risks. Important: If you use this firmware you need to bind…

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Raspberry Pi Amazon Echo / Alexa Project ?>

Raspberry Pi Amazon Echo / Alexa Project

If you would like to build the smart kitchen terminal shown in my videos start by setting up your Raspberry Pi set up as shown in the video and detailed instructions here.   You can also start with any basic Raspberry Pi running Raspbian. Now we can set you Pi up to be a fully functional Amazon Alexa powered device. If you didn’t already watch the Alexa setup video you can see it HERE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBltF1nc7-M As described in the video…

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Raspberry Pi Home Automation Terminal ?>

Raspberry Pi Home Automation Terminal

Here’s the full instructions to build your smart kitchen display with a Raspberry Pi to display live video, weather reports, news, time and more. To get started you can see the full video overview here:   Go ahead and assemble your Raspberry Pi as shown in the video. The webcam/microphone isn’t needed right now but I included it because next video we will be adding full control and voice activation via the Amazon Alexa service. You can use the NOOBs…

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First look at the new Intel Arduino 101 Board ?>

First look at the new Intel Arduino 101 Board

Recently the PR firm for Intel reached out to me and asked if I would have a look at the new Arduino 101 board. I agreed and decided to make a YouTube video on the topic.  Basically the 101 is the same form factor as the Arduino UNO board but with far better specs. Here is the video overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v61hdn_zdR0&ab_channel=MKmeLab So my thoughts on the board: I’ll be honest in that I have never liked the UNO form at all….

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Outernet Lighthouse Satellite System Review ?>

Outernet Lighthouse Satellite System Review

This is my full review of my new Outernet Satellite receiving system. A few months back I purchased the Lighthouse receiver system from Outernet to allow me to receive data from satellites anywhere in the world.   I am happy to conclude my initial testing and provide a review here. The Lighthouse receiver hooks up to a satellite dish via standard co-ax cable and is deigned to receive the content provided by Outernet anywhere in the world. You can watch my…

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Raspberry Pi Media Center ?>

Raspberry Pi Media Center

This week we took a Raspberry Pi and set it up as a full media center which can stream videos, watch TV broadcasts and much more. In order to set up the basic operating system on the Pi you can follow the instructions for OpenElec here: Once you have your Pi Media center up and running you may want to add more options for streaming movies and TV.  To do this you will need to install the Addon Installer by…

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Raspberry Pi Zero- $5 Computer Released ?>

Raspberry Pi Zero- $5 Computer Released

The smallest Raspberry Pi computer– the Pi Zero has now officially been released.    This tiny Linux based computer includes a 1 GHz processor with 512 mb of RAM on board. The Raspberry Pi Foundation had been shaking up the industry for several years with the various models of the Pi, but this one promises to be a true game changer.  The price and size of the Zero open the possibilities even wider for the world of inventors, hackers and…

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