DIY Solar – is it worth it?
Can I put a solar panel on the roof of my shed and use it to power my server farm, or will I just waste all my money?
Hacking IoT Smart Plugs
Let’s make the Internet of Things a bit more useful, and less like The Internet of Turd by hacking some smart plugs so they no longer phone home to China.
BBC BASIC in RiscOS on a Raspberry Pi is really cool
Your Raspberry Pi can do more than emulate games consoles or be a really slow Linux desktop. Come into the alternate mirror universe where Raspberry Pis run more than Linux.
£3000 Mobile Phone Motorola 8500x
Let’s look at one of the world’s first mobile phones – the Motorola 8500x – released in the mid 1980s for £3,000.
Clever engineering on a budget – ZX Spectrum Interrupts
How clever engineers made a cheap computer powerful
Breaking the 64k barrier – Spectrum Memory Banking
How do you get more than 64K of RAM in an 8 bit computer? Let’s look at how memory banking works!
Memory Banking, DMA and Interrupts – How 8bit computers work
Let’s explore how 8bit computers worked, looking at their memory, interrupts and DMA.
Easy C Programming on ZX Spectrum Next – How to set up
How to set up Z88DK to develop C programs for the ZX Spectrum Next in about 20 minutes
How to make Amiga like effects on an 8 bit Spectrum
Devlog 04 – Keyboard and Joystick Inputs
How to program keyboards and joysticks on the Spectrum Next