Features

Ergonomic Tactics in Linux

Take It Easy

Sep 18, 2018

Many Linux users spend far more time on a computer than is probably healthy. With the addition of aging, it makes double sense to look for ways to reduce physical stress on our bodies. Fortunately, Linux has more ways than most operating systems to work more efficiently and minimize possible injuries.

Do It Yourself

A customizable Linux distribution with MiyoLinux

Aug 01, 2018

The lean MiyoLinux is aimed at System V lovers who aren't afraid to customize.

Programming Snapshot – Go

Implementing fast queries for local files in Go

Aug 30, 2018

To find files quickly in the deeply nested subdirectories of his home directory, Mike whips up a Go program to index file metadata in an SQLite database.

Arduino Bricks

Graphical, Scratch-like programming languages for Arduino

Sep 04, 2018

Getting a handle on Arduino boards can be difficult. Luckily, quite a few block-based, Scratch-like programming environments are at hand that make the learning curve easier to climb.

Analog to Digital

Get your Pi to read analog data

Sep 04, 2018

The Raspberry Pi still lacks analog GPIOs that would allow it to read directly from temperature and light sensors, or even humble potentiometers. With an inexpensive chip and some homegrown software you can grant the Pi the gift of analog sensing.

BOINC

Cycles for Science

Aug 01, 2018

Want to participate in the scientific revolution? BOINC lets you lend your spare computer cycles to data analysis efforts for NASA and other science institutions.

Reporting Rasp Pi Data on a Node.js Web Server

Node.js on the Rasp Pi

Aug 31, 2018

Combine great hardware projects that use the Raspberry Pi GPIO pins and a Node.js web server that interacts with the underlying operating system and hardware, and you have a winning team.

Exploring the Tiny $9 C.H.I.P. Computer

Up Close with C.H.I.P.

Aug 31, 2018

The C.H.I.P. is a cute little thing, but don't let appearances fool you: It is quite the beast deep down, and you can squeeze some seriously fun projects out of it.

Distributed Compiling with distcc

Distributed software compilation for the Raspberry Pi

Aug 24, 2018

Distributed compiling with distcc offloads the CPU-intensive compilation tasks from the Raspberry Pi to other computers, saving you days of time and frustration.

Big Bad Beetle Blocks

A Scratch-like language for 3D

Aug 20, 2018

Beetle Blocks is an interesting twist on the “block-building programming language” idea. Instead of a flat, boring plane, you move a beetle around 3D space, drawing cubes, spheres and all sorts of other shapes.

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