Queueing Up Tasks

I've managed to keep on top of things for a while but now there are a large number of tasks queueing up again. I'd love to know why project work is so bursty - admittedly my scheduling is fairly ad-hoc but it seems to happen in commercial projects I'm involved…

The PiStation

Ever since I got a Raspberry Pi I wanted a small standalone case to put it in. There are any number of cases available already (simply search Thingiverse for a nice range of options) but each of them simply provided a case to protect the circuit board, what I was…

PiStation Redesign

Over the past few days I've done a bit of work redesigning the frame for the PiStation. Everything now fits together very nicely with plenty of space for circuit boards and cabling while still leaving access to the Raspberry Pi GPIO pins. This post is a run down of the…

PiStation Updates

Despite a very hectic weekend where I didn't get a lot of time to spend on the project I've managed to make some progress on the PiStation. First up was testing the button circuit and making sure I could read the button state from the GPIO (oh, and making sure…

7805 Voltage Regulators

As I mentioned on the PiStation project page I was having problems with the power supply module - it was overheating quite badly. Turns out this is a relatively common problem with linear voltage regulators (especially if you are using a relatively high input voltage, over 9V for example). The…

Introducing the PiStation

I'd like to introduce you to the PiStation, this is my weekend project which turned out to take a bit longer to finish than I had anticipated (isn't that always the way?). On the plus side I at least have a working prototype and only a few rough edges to…