Category: Blog Posts

  • Bringing a VanMoof X3 or S3 Back to Life – Part 1 – Smart Cartridge

    Bringing a VanMoof X3 or S3 Back to Life – Part 1 – Smart Cartridge

    We put our VanMoof X3 in storage over winter and unknowingly let its battery go flat. The smart circuits in the bike then refused to charge these flat batteries. This is part 1 of my adventures in manually refreshing the Lithium-Poly cells and bring the bike back to life.

  • Radxa Rock 5B as a Raspberry Pi replacement?

    Radxa Rock 5B as a Raspberry Pi replacement?

    In early 2023, the Rock 5B from Radxa seemed to poised to take the Raspberry Pi’s crown for the best SBC for Linux desktops. I ordered and managed to sit down and get to grips with it. Immediately, I stumbled in to this devices biggest caveat – powering it on.

  • Installing OpenWrt on a Unifi AP AC Lite in 2023

    Installing OpenWrt on a Unifi AP AC Lite in 2023

    OpenWrt is a very powerful OS and can be configured to be much more useful and capable than just an access point, but these instructions assume you have other devices on your network handling those duties. Our goal here is just to replace the OS on the Unifi AP AC Lite with OpenWrt, leaving the…

  • Weeknotes for 9th December 2019 – 15th December 2019

    Fàilte agus tapadh leibh, a charaid! This one’s a little late, but it’s finally here; another #weeknotes report! This week was a different one for me as it was focused on learning rather than building.

  • Weeknotes for 2nd December 2019 – 8th December 2019

    In an effort to keep my blogging momentum up, here’s my third consecutive #weeknotes post. As in past weeks, I’ll be rounding up any of the interesting things I’ve been searching for on the internet.

  • Weeknotes for 25th November 2019 – 1st December 2019

    For my second #weeknotes blogpost, I’ve continued with last weeks “theme” of collecting up my browser searches and publishing the interesting bits. I spent most of my time this week either in meetings or at home waiting for a heating engineer, so I didn’t actually have much time to do any searching for cool projects…

  • Weeknotes for 18th November 2019 – 24th November 2019

    I’ve followed a few digital government folk like @edent on twitter for a while and seen their #weeknotes approach to blogging, so I’ve decided to dip my toe in and write a little post about what I’ve been up to this past week.