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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.

Arduino 101

Exploring the new Arduino/Genuino 101

Aug 07, 2018

The Arduino 101 only costs $30, but it packs quite a bit more than your regular Arduino board. Learn about the 101's specs and how you can use its onboard gyroscope with a fun, 3D project.

Freeing Your Music Player with Rockbox

Musical Freedom

Aug 07, 2018

Turn your music player into open hardware with Rockbox’s free firmware.

Alarm Clock

Triggering regular tasks with Systemd

Aug 01, 2018

Systemd can start timers that automatically perform tasks at specified times. The configuration files are known as timer units.

MPD and Cantata

Online Jukebox

Jun 28, 2018

The MPD server helps you manage your music collection flexibly and remotely and integrates external content.

LibreOffice Writer Versus LaTeX

Different Means to a Similar End

Jul 25, 2018

LibreOffice Writer and LaTeX both have their strengths and weaknesses, but at the end of the day they both produce high quality results.

Simply Secure

HTTPS out of the box with the Caddy secure web server

Jun 28, 2018

Caddy lets even the most inexperienced user set up a secure web server.

Programming Snapshot – Python Gambling

Strange Coincidence

May 31, 2018

Can 10 heads in a row really occur in a coin toss? Or, can the lucky numbers in the lottery be 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6? We investigate the law of large numbers.

MakerSpace – Powerhouse

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ overview

May 31, 2018

The new Raspberry Pi 3 B+ stands out from its predecessor in many respects. Our tests show what the new model can do.

Gnome Recipes

À la Carte

Jun 28, 2018

Cutting recipes out of magazines and attaching them to the fridge is a thing of the past. Today, Gnome Recipes is your friendly kitchen helper.

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