Eteckcity RF Outlet

How to Control Power Outlets Wirelessly Using the Raspberry Pi

In this blog post you’ll find instructions for using a Raspberry Pi to wirelessly control Etekcity power outlets using 433MHz RF. Ever year during Christmas time I find myself dealing with the hassle of turning the Christmas tree lights on and off.  This year I set out to find a solution I could [...]
Rockminer R-Box - Unboxed

Mining for Bitcoins With the Rockminer R-Box ASIC Miner

In this post I’ll be sharing my recent experience mining Bitcoins with the Rockminer R-box Bitcoin miner.  The R-Box is a 32Gh/s Bitcoin miner based on ASICMiner’s 40nm BE200 ASIC chip.  This mining board utilizes 4 of the BE200 ASIC chips which are the 3rd generation of ASICs developed by [...]
Dropcam Pro

Dropcam Pro Review – Wireless HD Video Surveillance Camera

In this post I’ll be sharing my experience with the Dropcam Pro, the top of the line wireless HD camera offered by Dropcam. I’ve been using several Axis M1031-W wireless IP cameras to handle my home video surveillance needs for quite a while but they are starting to get old I’ve been looking to [...]
Plex - Adding Channels

How to Install Plex Media Server on FreeNAS

 Plex Media Server is a great way to stream content to multiple different devices in your home.  I mostly use Plex to stream movies directly to my TV via the Plex app for the Roku which has proven to be an easy and reliable method of streaming content.  Plex also has clients available for PC, Mac, [...]

Building a Mendel90 RepRap 3D Printer Using Nophead’s Kit

A few weeks ago I decided that I wanted to get into 3D printing.  I kept stumbling across posts on Reddit where people were showing off some really cool things they created with their 3D printers so I started doing some research into which printer to buy.  In this post I’ll be talking about my [...]
Node 304 NAS

Building a 12TB Mini ITX FreeNAS Server

There has never been a better time than now to build a high capacity mini NAS system.  In this post you’ll find a step by step guide to building your mini NAS using Fractal Design’s new Node 304 case. Mini ITX systems are becoming very popular with hardware enthusiasts and it’s not hard to see [...]
Raspberry Pi Bitcoin Miner

Using the Raspberry Pi to Control a Bitcoin ASIC Mining Rig

As the total hashrate of the Bitcoin network continues to rise mining for Bitcoins using GPUs is quickly becoming obsolete.  In order to stay involved in Bitcoin and continue mining without losing money on electricity I decided to order a few of the ASICMiner USB Block Erupters. BTC Guild recently [...]
Neat Certified Like New Product

How to Resolve the Error “Neat has stopped working” after upgrading to Neat Version 5

I’ve been using a Neat Receipts Mobile Scanner as a digital filing system for a few years now.  Overall I’ve had good results using the scanner and the software aside from a few database issues.  The system is a great way to get rid of all of the paper from your life and go fully digital. The Neat [...]
When starting up for the first time the Bitcoin client will attempt to contact the DNS seeds hardcoded into the program.

Analyzing Bitcoin Network Traffic Using Wireshark

Since Bitcoin is a peer to peer protocol it relies very heavily on network communication to perform its functions.  The best way to get a closer look at the Bitcoin protocol is to use a packet sniffer such as Wireshark to view the frames traversing the network. There are several different Bitcoin [...]
Mr. Jinx's Litecoin Mining Rig

Analyzing the Profitability of Building a Litecoin Mining Rig

As of 1/27/14 Spotswood is no longer selling the mining tray pictured below, instead he is offering an open-frame version which sells for $100. A few weeks ago I started mining for Bitcoins to learn more about Bitcoins and cryptocurrencies in general.  Since I already had some extra AMD video cards [...]
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