Use Your Computer as a Hotspot (Software Access Point) for Local Network

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I came across this script after a long struggle to set up a hotspot using my computer’s internet service, wired or wirelss. Create_ap script uses hostapd + dnsmasq + iptables to create a NATed Access Point OR hostapd + brctl + dhclient to create a bridged Access Point. The default behavior is a NATed Access Point,see here or github.

Requirement and Eligibility Check

You need a nl80211 compatible wireless device, which ...

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Installing LIRC on Raspberry PI 2B Running Raspbian

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Preamble

Here’s what you need to do in order to get LIRC working properly on Raspbian:

  1. Make sure you are running the version of Raspbian which has the LIRC modules included
  2. Install lirc from apt-get
  3. Add a couple of entries into the /etc/modules file
  4. Use dmesg to ensure the Lirc settings have loaded properly
  5. Run a system command to ensure the the device is reading the signals from the remote control
  6. Run an lirc program to record the IR ...
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Defective Products and a Nightmarish Experience with Lumber Liquidators

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Summary

We have purchased over $9000 worth of Bolivian Rosewood and the tools necessary for installation. After I took my time off work and finished a small room of 100 sq ft, we found out that the rest of wood was not packaged correctly and had various damages and scratches. We spent a good amount of money for genuine rosewood molding and stairnose, but it turned out to be ...

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PDF Annotation Related Tools

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PDF Tools

After a long search (see session below), I came across this tool for PDF annotation. PDF Tools is a DocView replacement for pdf on steroids. It renders pdf files in memory on demand, thus allows much extended capabilities, such as annotation, search and lots more just like another org file. See it in action here or my screen cast.

  1. Install pdf-tools from pinguim06 branch.

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Arduino with Triple Axis Accelerometer and Gyro Breakout – GY-521 MPU6050

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Preambles

One of the widely used IMU(Inertial Measurement Unit) chip is MPU-6050. It contains gyroscopes combined with accelerometers and universally used in smart phones, video game remotes, quad-copters, etc. It is very inexpensive and easy to setup with all resources online.

Wiring with Arduino Mega 2560

Two excellent tutorials: DIYHacking and here. The Arduino site has some general information. If you need more information about the MPU6050 ...

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Internet of Things and Hardware Hacking (Part 2) -A Web Controlled Gameboy Console

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Preamable

After the success of the first project, RLM decided to hack into one of his childhood treasure -Gameboy Console.

The task of this project is to: 1) reverse engineer and hack Gameboy in order to control it with Arduino, 2) and remotely play it from web.

The Soldering and the Arduino Sketch Code

The Soldering

The biggest challenge is to reverse engineer the ...

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Internet of Things and Hardware Hacking (Part 1) -A Web Controlled LED Digit Display

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Preamable

This was the very first project RLM, Limdo and I did about a few month ago – a very simple project which covers the whole nine yards of internet of things, from basic concept to final implementation. I have been so intrigued by the wonder of electronics and programming world ever since.

The task of this project is to: 1) use Arduino to control 13 LEDs for a digit display, 2) ...

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Web Scraping with Beautifulsoup

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Web Scraping with Beautifulsoup

Beautiful Soup is a Python library for pulling data out of HTML and XML files. It works with your favorite parser to provide idiomatic ways of navigating, searching, and modifying the parse tree. It commonly saves programmers hours or days of work.

A Gentle Introduction to Overall Steps

The HTML tags contained in the angled brackets provide structural information (and sometimes formatting), ...

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