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Server Power supply DPS-750TB

and how to get PMBus access from f.ex. a Raspberry Pi My favorite power-supply for almost anything is the Server PSU for Dell R510/R710/R910. It is a 750w 12v 60amp supply with 80-plus-gold standard,  you can get them for $10-20 … Continue reading

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Server Power supply DPS-1200FB

Among hackers the DPS-1200FB seem to be the most popular choice for a powerfull Server PowerSupply 12volt 100Amp for less than $20 delivered. There is a lot of information available for this PSU.  So if you want to really get … Continue reading

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PlatformIO and Marlin – and how to have separate config files, for different 3Dprinter while sharing the same code.

I am using Marlin 2.0 to control my 3D printers, Marlin 2.0 can still be compiled and installed from the Arduino-IDE,although I use the supplied Makefile. To take advantage of other processors you have to use PlatformIO. In this article … Continue reading

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Corona and DIY statistics

 It is hard to know who to believe these days. Too many headlines with too little information that is relevant to me. But you do not have to rely on CNN or Danmarks Radio to digest the information for you, … Continue reading

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Marlin 2.0 using Makefile (and reclaiming io-pins on atmega1284p based mainboard)

I am using Marlin 2.0 to control my 3D printers, I like to be in full control so I compile my own firmware, adding my own tweaks. Most people probably use the Arduino IDE to compile and install the firmware … Continue reading

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MySensors Debug print @ 5.3Mbit/sec freeing Hardware Serial Port

MySensors provides a lot of useful debugging information on the serial port when MY_DEBUG is defined, I need to use the HardwareSerial for another purpose. but would still like to have the option to see the debug prints. which could … Continue reading

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Wifi – bandwidth throttled for guest – part2

To give internet access to the friends of our Bandits who visit us, I have set up a password free WiFi guest network. This network is made available on all our routers, but bandwidth is throttled to 2 Megabit Download, … Continue reading

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Wifi – Multiple Access points with roaming – part1

Todays subject is to set up a number of Wifi access points at our home, using a single SSID/password, and provide seamless roaming between them, so that f.ex. a skype-call would not be interupted while moving around, ie. handover to … Continue reading

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Debugging @ 5.3Mbit/sec (5333333 Baud) on stm8s microprocessors

In Debugging @ 5.3Mbit/sec (5333333 Baud) on Arduino and other Embedded systems  I describe how I handle debug print on Atmega processors like the one used in Arduino and 3D printers, basicly I let the embedded CPU transmit as fast … Continue reading

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Headless Raspberry Pi Configuration

How to configure Debian/arm using Ubuntu/intel Configuring a Raspberry Pi for headless operation without having to connect a keyboard and a screen, involves the following step Download the latest Raspbian image copy the Raspbian image to sdcard setup Wifi change … Continue reading

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