Raspberry Pi 3 Camera Windowed Preview

I decided to spend a little time tinkering with a Raspberry Pi 3 and a Camera module and wanted to share some of the things I've been learning. My current setup is a Raspberry Pi 3 running Raspbian Pixel, with a 10.1" HDMI LCD display from Waveshare.com (~$80) with their RPi Camera ($19). There are great resources available for getting started using the Camera in Python, [...]

October 10th, 2016|Categories: Python, Raspberry Pi|17 Comments

BetterSnipper has Launched! A modern screenshot utility

For the last year I've been working on this little software side-project. I set out to solve the problem of taking screenshots and being able to use them quickly and easily. There are a lot of alternative screenshot tools out on the market, most are good at taking screenshots but almost all of them fail to let you quickly do something with those screenshots (especially if [...]

June 21st, 2015|Categories: MetaBlogging|0 Comments

Intel® Edison Breakout Board – Getting Started Tips

This weekend I had some time to dive into my new Intel Edison, with companion Breakout Board. There are already a lot of good resources online for getting started with the Edison, but I wanted to share the problems I ran into while starting working with the two boards. The first step I recommend is to watch this video by Kevin Sidwar, or follow his quickstart [...]

January 18th, 2015|Categories: Edison|Tags: |0 Comments

Virtual Com Port Connection to DE0-Nano – vj-uart

Reader Paul Green was inspired by one of my blog posts, and has done an amazing job of taking it to the next level. The vj-uart project allows communication to the DE0-Nano using a virtual com port connection. This tutorial will explain how to pull the files down from GitHub, and how to start talking to the DE0-Nano using PuTTY. (You can use any of the [...]

July 12th, 2014|Categories: DE0-Nano|31 Comments

Website redesign is up and running

The blog has a new look! The original design was over 4 years old and was starting to look a little dated. It just felt like time to make a change. I still have plenty of things I need to tweak with the new look, but it's ready to be pushed out. If I wait any longer to push it out, I would be bound to [...]

June 7th, 2014|Categories: MetaBlogging|0 Comments

Crossed the 50K All Time Views Milestone this week!

This week the idle-logic blog crossed the 50K all time views mark: From people all over the world: It's a humble number, but a satisfying milestone to cross. New Blog Feature I've been remiss to add new blog posts because I didn't want to bury the particularly popular posts currently on the front page. In order to remedy this, I just added a carousel at the [...]

April 5th, 2014|Categories: MetaBlogging|2 Comments