Month: January 2012

TEMPer1 temperature sensor in Linux

Posted by – 2012/01/15

Yey! Just got my PCSensor TEMPer1 USB thermometer logging in Linux. It automatically detects and does expose USB HID profiles, but there’s no way to access the data by holding down the CAPS key like it says in the docs.

Thankfully, a search for the device ID (0c45:7401 Microdia) finds ruby bindings for Temper.c by Michitaka Ohno, which conveniently includes the reverse-engineered USB protocol. So I’ve forked this on GitHub, removed the Ruby bits, edited the unit test wrapped it up in a little script that logs the time and temperature to a CSV file. It currently only supports one device, which will change if I ever get another one of these devices (spoiler: I probably will)

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Ubuntu printing and scanning

Posted by – 2012/01/15

I haven’t owned a printer since I had an Amiga all those years ago, but since I’ve started my homebrew mission I’ve decided I need something to print some labels. Kath got me a HP OfficeJet 4500 G510g printer/scanner/copier for my birthday, and I have to say it works wonderfully.

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Irrlicht website update

Posted by – 2012/01/06

The WordPress version of the Irrlicht website is now live, which means we can edit pages and post news articles using an online editor, users can post comments and we can even appoint community editors to post stuff without giving them rights to the filesystem.

Expect lots more activity there in the future :)

2011 in review

Posted by – 2012/01/05

Dear diary

Sorry for not writing to you of late, but this year has been a busy one.  I’ll make up for my lack of output with this mammoth post reviewing a small selection of interesting things I got up to this year…

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