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Benjamin Crowe

Upcycled Chicken Coop

Date: 03/04/2020 - No Comments

Four years ago my wife persuaded me that getting chickens would be a good idea. Several years on and 2 extra chickens later; the inexpensive “temporary” chicken coop we first brought is starting to fall apart. With parts of the roof have come away allowing water to leak into the roosting area and nesting boxes.


Flames of war Dispatches (12-03)

Date: 14/03/2020 - No Comments

1st Infantry Division For the attention of: Major General L. T. Gerow An account of a fighting force consisting of 16th Regiment 1st Infantry Division supported by elements of the 741st Tank Battalion and the 705th Tank Battalion. Having received orders to press the advance against retreating German forces who had dug in around a […]


Adventures in Crypto Mining Part 1

Date: 10/02/2018 - No Comments

There has been a lot of noise, about Bitcoin, Blockchain and Crypto mining technology. This news has focused on the price of Bitcoin. As well as those individuals whom have made a large amount of money, by being early adopters. What is Bitcoin, Block chain and Crypto mining? In this series of posts, we will […]


Pine A64 a 64 bit single board computer born with help from Kickstarter!

Date: 17/02/2017 - No Comments

Back in the chilly month of December 2015 Pine64 launched their Kickstarter campaign. Hoping to raise funding to help bring their new single board. The Pine A64, from prototype to manufacture for distribution. After a successful campaign raising over one million dollars, many times the original Kickstarter target of thirty two thousand dollars, the Pine […]


Weekend Project: Use your Raspberry Pi to play Steam games on your TV

Date: 10/02/2017 - No Comments

Having recently become a father, I found that I was spending a lot more time in the living room in front of my TV and I knew that I was neglecting all those amazing games I had recently purchased in one of the many Steam sales. What could I do? I mean there is only […]


An Introduction of sorts for the Raspberry Pi 3

Date: 06/02/2017 - 3 Comments

In this post, we delve into the Raspberry Pi 3, the newest addition to the Raspberry Pi single board computer lineup by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Much like the BBC Micro:bit, the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s primary objective is to provide school children with an affordable and user-friendly computer, fostering basic computer programming education in classrooms. […]


First impressions of the BBC Micro:Bit

Date: 31/01/2017 - 3 Comments

The BBC Micro:bit, the spiritual successor to the renowned BBC Micro from the 1980s, was jointly created by the British Broadcasting Corporation and Acorn Computers. Originally intended to provide British school children with resources to learn coding, the BBC Micro played a significant role in shaping a generation of coders and fostering the UK video […]


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