Welcome

Our goal is to help Makers of all skill levels to find the information that they need to be successful in bringing their creations and ideas to life. This site contains a blog with posting of what I worked on the previous week, what I plan to work on this week, and things that I’ve found interesting in the world of making and hacking. I may occasionally dive into other topics. I hope you find the information in the blogs interesting and would like to get your feedback. Please let me know what things you find interesting.

In addition to the blog posts, there are detailed project builds. These pages will be created and updated over time. The intent of the project pages is to provide step by step guides on how I put my projects together. Please comment if you run into any problems or find errors in the project pages.

Latest Blog Posts

Google Drive Woes

Recently I noticed that my Google Drive space was nearly full. I also noticed that Gmail was consuming a majority of the space. I could not understand why as I delete and move my emails to a local file in Outlook. Looking at this more, I found out why and spent a whole day to…

Website Changes

We’ve made some changes to the site to make it align more with our goals. When the website was first created, it was expect that the how-to articles and projects would be the major focus, however there have been too infrequent updates so the site was stale. This is mostly do to the amount of…

Microchip AR1100 Resistive Touch Screen to USB

I’m currently working on a project similar to what Rune Kyndal did, which is putting a Raspberry Pi inside an old HP 95LX case. You can see Rune’s project on HACKADAY.IO. I sourced a 800×320 screen from BuyDisplay.com, that is a good match for the original dimensions of the HP 95LX display. Arguably, the screen…

Raspberry Pi 4 – 19″ Rack with four units

Source Files are located on GitHub at https://github.com/richteel/pi_status. The inspiration for this project is from a UCTRONICS Pi Rack that Jeff Geerling reviewed on his YouTube channel. The UTRONICS product may be seen at https://www.uctronics.com/cluster-and-rack-mount/for-raspberry-pi/1u-rack-mount/uctronics-pi-rack-pro-for-raspberry-pi-4b-19-1u-rack-mount-support-for-4-2-5-ssds.html. While I cannot build something as elegant as the UCTRONICS Pi Rack, I wanted to do something similar. I had a 1U ABS…

Re-creation of Psion Organiser II

In 1984, Psion launched the first practical pocket computer, the Psion Organiser I. Psion followed up with the Psion Organiser II. Andrew Menadue has a project which recreates the Psion Organiser II with the Raspberry Pi Pico and ESP32-WROOM-32. He has several videos on YouTube and some GitHub repositories. Andrew was nice enough to send…

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