Category: Linux

2020 Posts

Dymo LabelWriter 4XL Thermal Printer Ubuntu Setup

My LabelWriter 450 served me pretty well, but the smaller shipping label size was never adopted by anyone but paypal and I just wanted a printer that worked with the standard 4” X 6” shipping label.

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2017 Posts
2016 Posts

Using a FlashAir WiFi SD Card with my MAKEiT 3d Printer

I have used OctoPrint to manage prints in the past with my Printrbot. As time went on I found myself using the SD card more often because it was more reliable. When I got my new MAKEiT Pro-M printer I continued to use the SD card because it has a fantastic tune feature that lets me adjust a number of settings on the fly if you are printing from the SD card.

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Raspberry Pi Surveillance and Timelapse Camera with the RaspiCam

I have wanted to build a motion activated and time lapse capable raspberry pi camera for a while now but never really found a case I like. I found this nice case for a raspberry pi and camera on thingiverse. It was designed for a specific fisheye camera but looking at the model it appeared that one of the cheap Chinese fish eye cell phone lenses I have would fit nicely in the hole.

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Dymo LabelWriter 450 Thermal Printer Ubuntu Setup

When I started using Linux printers eluded me a bit, my Canon multifunction printer did not have good linux drivers for quite some time and initially I could not find any software to run my small Brother label printer. Eventually Canon improved their driver and I found a program called blabel for my brother label printer.

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2015 Posts

TouchPi with PowerBoost Low Battery Automatic Shutdown

Part of the reason I bought a 3D Printer was to add some polish and portability to Raspberry Pi and Arduino projects, my favorite of those projects has been the 3D Printed Touch Pi battery powered Raspberry Pi case with Adafruit 3.5” PiTFT Touchscreen.

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Simple PiTFT Touch Menu System

Just completed a simple touch menu for Raspberry Pi projects using the 3.5” Adafruit PiTFT 480x320 touch screen.

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Toshiba Chromebook 2 Setup Notes

These are notes for myself on the crouton setup for my chromebook

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2014 Posts

Getting Started with My Printrbot Simple Metal

I got a printrbot simple metal kit on black friday so I have had it a little longer than those who got one for Christmas. It has printed at least 4 hours a day since and I think I have it up and running pretty nicely now, here are my tips for getting great prints quickly.

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Cloning Raspberry PI SD Cards

After playing with the raspberry pi a bit longer it became clear that I needed some way to make backups of the SD card used for the OS. I quickly remembered that I could easily use Win32DiskImager to write an ISO image and was able to backup my PI easily.

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Setting Up Raspberry Pi For the Children

I have not played with linux in probably 10 years, when i did then everything was a hassle. I made a firewall media server device out of a loud and huge dell power edge server. After buying a raspberry pi for my daughter and I to play with I was amazed at how easy it is to install and update linux now, especially on something with common hardware like the pi.

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