Boot Raspberry Pi from a 16MB SD card

Posted by Mike Redrobe | Posted in PC Hardware | Posted on 12-05-2014

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The Pi boots from SD card, and this normally means you have to have at least a 2GB SD card, but you can instead use a small SD card and a USB pendrive, as I show here. The Raspberry Pi only needs an SD card at bootup time, it can immediately hand over to a […]

Arduino Starter Kit

Posted by Mike Redrobe | Posted in PC Hardware, Technology | Posted on 01-03-2012

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Well, what is Arduino ? Arduino is an open-source platform for microprocessor projects, or as the Arduino website puts it: “Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.” Basically its a little CPU that […]

Michael Jackson 500GB portable hard drive – ripped apart

Posted by Mike Redrobe | Posted in PC Hardware | Posted on 31-08-2010

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This seems to be a great deal at the moment at amazon (and elsewhere) Around £40 for a 500GB portable usb hard drive emblazoned with a Michael Jackson “This is it” logo: 500GB portable hard drive – includes pre-loaded full length movie Luxurious colour and elegant pattern – Sony Pictures special edition Premium materials – […]

Intel rolls out Dual Core processors for netbooks

Posted by Mike Redrobe | Posted in PC Hardware | Posted on 24-08-2010

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Intel has just launched a new dual-core Atom processor, the N550. This new processor is geared toward enhancing the processing power of highly portable devices. This means the new dual-core CPU will be found in netbooks, and possibly even some tablet PC’s. To add to this, there are some big names such as Acer, ASUS, […]

A barebones PC for £52?

Posted by Mike Redrobe | Posted in PC Hardware | Posted on 06-08-2010

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A barebones PC for £52 ? Low power atom cpu, case & psu – just add your own ram and HDD @ aria.co.uk Read more: http://tlnk.me/7080