The Backwards Brain Bicycle

If more scientific concepts and ideas were presented in this kind of manner, then the world would be a much more interesting and exciting place. It took me 8 months to learn how to do this, but I was only picking up the bike and running to the end of the driveway and back every […]

▶ Converted van as full-time home for nomadic Canadian couple – YouTube

Mat and Danielle spent their first date bonding over Lloyd Kahn’s book “Home Work” and discussing their ideas for simplifying their lives. They became a couple, but “somewhere along the way, we ended up doing the exact opposite of what we wanted,” explains Danielle on their blog. “Instead of simplifying, we bought a house and […]

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The Overall Plans for Dirty Boxers in 2015

So the past few days has seen some rather BIG changes on the Dirty Boxers Site – some you can see, and some that you can’t… Well, at least, not yet. I thought it would be a good idea to explain about what I am planning for the whole site, and what the whole vision […]

Home Automation with the Raspberry Pi and Node.js

This is a REALLY interesting concept – and a LOT more of what I’ve been thinking about how a Home Automation System is supposed to work. A mixture of control, across different platforms and integration – digital AND real-word. The Raspberry Pi at $25 – $35 is cheap enough to be used in every light […]

Home Automation with iPad control system

Liking these ideas – I’d like a mix of tablet / phone control WITH voice controls if need be… A project I’ve been working on in my spare time (more info below) Thank you for all of the Likes and comments! To answer most of your questions I am currently working on a website that […]

Android Home Automation Demo

Interesting ideas about how to enable home automation to a house. Don’t particularly like having to “say” commands constantly, but interesting concept. Unsure whether I’d really would like “OK Google” to have that much interaction with my house – plus I would always be concerned about the amount of information that is being collected by […]

Computers2Know talking about Pixelated Projects

Every Sunday I listen to Computers2Know – a perfect geeky relaxing show for a Sunday – and occasionally I call in. This week turned in to a general catch up and big discussions about Pixelated Projects. Something tells me a few of them were surprised concerning the new charity…