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More laser CNC’ing: Thin-MiniITX case

After seing how nice wood would look as a computer case, I made another one. This time for my Synthesia machine, which is a Core i5-3330S salvaged from an old broken AIO given to me, on an Intel Desktop Board DQ77KB Thin-Mini-ITX form factor. Before this, it used to be bolted onto a scrapy-looking plexiglass…

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Laser CNC’ing

TL;DR: Schematics for the case included below. There will be times when you buy something totally on impulse just because “it’s cheap”. This was one of those. This motherboard was on sale for $25, so I just went ahead and ordered. I didn’t need it: I have an 8-core Xeon workstation, an Alienware gaming machine,…

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The $25 phone with free service

My FreedomPop ZTE Force 4G LTE (what kind of name is that?) arrived yesterday. I got this from FreedomPop directly, for $25, no contract, and the plan has 200 minutes, 500 texts, and 500MB a month, all free for life. I’ll dig more on how they do that later, but I kinda suspect this may be similar…

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Raspberry Pi as a completely wireless embedded development platform

It is finally complete: the RPi development computer! Pictured is me powering the RPi from the breadboard. You can do it the other way around, too: connect a USB battery pack to the RPi, then power the Arduino from the RPi; just mind the current limit on the 5V rail of the Pi. Turned out it…

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