Category: Linux

Headless start with the Raspberry Pi

Hi! Some time ago I made two posts about the the Raspberry Pi (Raspberry Pi has Arrived and First Impressions on the Raspberry Pi) and unfortunately since then it has been closed inside its box. I really wanted to do something with it but other projects always got in the way. Finally I’m doing a…




How to install Chrome on Ubuntu 12.04

Hi! Today I’m just going to provide a very quick and easy tutorial on how to install Google Chrome browser in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin.     It’s really, really easy. First go to this link and download the .deb package for you CPU (32-bit or 64-bit). Then open the terminal and get into your…




How to install HeeksCAD in Ubuntu 12.04

Hi! In a previous post where I wrote about the CNC Software Toolchain for Linux I mentioned HeeksCAD, which is a great software to generate the toolpaths from the 3D models for CNC machining. Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 I started having some problems with the HeeksCNC plugin and some features like the pocketing and…




How to view the processor information in Linux

Hi everyone! This is going to be a really short post but I think that someday it may be useful for you like it is for me. Sometimes friends, family or strangers give me/throw away old/damaged computers (some aren’t damaged at all and can be fixed by formatting the hard drive 🙂 ).  Whenever I get…




Homemade CNC: TheMaker2

Hi! As I previously said in my first post about my first Homemade CNC: TheMaker1, I was slowly developing a bigger, faster (didn’t accomplish this part yet) and more robust CNC. Well, the development phase has finally come to an end and it is finally ready! 😀 In order to build a more rigid structure I…




Adding an external power supply to a cheap USB hub

Hi again! In this post I’m going to show you how to add an external power supply to a cheap USB hub. 🙂     I’ve been running some experiments with two Logitech Quickcam for Notebooks Pro and the Raspberry Pi and unfortunately I haven’t been getting any good results. I can’t get many fps and…




How to locate files in linux

Hi! Have you ever needed to find some files in linux? Here’s a quick and easy “How To” on it. To locate files you can use the command “locate” (yes, to locate, use “locate”, pretty obvious, huh? :P). If you know the name of the file just launch a terminal and write: locate “filename”  …




How to resize multiple images at once

Hi! This post is about a common need for everyone. That’s highly probable that, at least once, you needed to resize lots of pictures, either to spare some storage space or just because you needed them to have a specific size for some reason. Below you’ll find a script to do it with no effort…




How to create a video from multiple images

Hi! If you work with computer vision maybe you have had the need to generate a video from a sequence of images, in order to get a dynamic view of your results. I’m going to show you a very easy way to do that with a simple command, using ffmpeg 🙂 .   So, let’s…




First Impressions on the Raspberry Pi

Hi again! A few days ago I made a post about the Raspberry Pi board that I recently got in the mail. I only made a short description of the board since I hadn’t test it at the time. I still haven’t much to say but I have finally tested it and I’ll share my…