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Building a Bus Pirate


Tags: electronics, hardware

Back at the end of January, I entered one of the Dangerous Prototypes free PCB giveaways, and was luck enough to win a code. I’ve thought about getting a Bus Pirate for flashing microcontrollers etc., and building one seemed like a good project that would net me something useful at the end. So, here’s the two-month-long saga of how I ended up with two Bus Pirates.

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Using Python to read weather forecast data


Tags: programming, python

When the Raspberry Pi Zero came out last year, my love of small computers meant that I quickly purchased one along with a Scroll pHAT despite not having a project in mind. Recently, I realised that the small size and low power requirements meant that it’d be great for displaying the day’s weather forecast.

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Dynamic DNS using the NearlyFreeSpeech.NET API (take two)


Tags: programming, python

A few years ago, I hacked together a way to updating my DNS record when my home IP changed. The script I wrote has generally been working ok, though recently I started seeing a few more errors than usual. Rather than debug them, I decided to rewrite the script using the more up-to-date python-nfsn and Requests libraries.

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