I bought 200+ Raspberry Pi Model B’s and I’m going to fix them! Part 3

Introduction In my last post I mentioned that I was unable to continue the repairs on the boards with failed Ethernet due to waiting on solder wick to arrive however I found some in a draw! I have 12 boards that I know have a failed Ethernet chip however upon diagnosing some of the boards…… Continue reading I bought 200+ Raspberry Pi Model B’s and I’m going to fix them! Part 3

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I bought 200+ Raspberry Pi Model B’s and I’m going to fix them! Part 2

Diagnostics Finished! I’ve finally diagnosed all the Pi’s (sort of). I now have them categorised in 4 groups: Wont bootWorking with Damage to USB, SD or GPIOFully working apart from HDMIFully working without Ethernet As they are all diagnosed – apart from the devices that won’t boot, don’t worry I will be coming back to…… Continue reading I bought 200+ Raspberry Pi Model B’s and I’m going to fix them! Part 2

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I bought 200+ Raspberry Pi Model B’s and I’m going to fix them! Part 1

Introduction I’m sure some of my followers have seen my recent social media posts regarding the 200+ Raspberry Pi Model B’s I purchased on ebay – if you have not then follow my twitter for sneak peaks and updates! I purchased the job lot of Pi’s for just £61 although there was a catch -…… Continue reading I bought 200+ Raspberry Pi Model B’s and I’m going to fix them! Part 1

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BeagleV – The first affordable RISC V Computer

A brief introduction to RISC V RISC-V is a very new architecture being introduced in 2010 by the University of California Berkeley. Although RISCV CPU’s aren’t overly powerful (yet!) they are very power efficient and they are very open in terms of licencing. Anyone can design, manufacture and sell RISC-V CPU’s without any licencing costs.…… Continue reading BeagleV – The first affordable RISC V Computer

Over:Board – Raspberry Pi CM4 ITX Motherboard

The Over:Board is an IO board for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4. It is designed to use a standard PC ATX power connector and features a full size PCI-E 16x slot although its only running at 1x bandwidth and unfortunately it is not compatible with a GPU. The Over:Board It breaks out the following…… Continue reading Over:Board – Raspberry Pi CM4 ITX Motherboard

Nano Pi Neo2 NAS enclosure – a small Linux home Server/NAS

Introduction Whilst the FriendlyArm Nano Pi Neo2 isn’t the latest or greatest SBC on the market it has a huge benefit in that a aluminium 2.5″ NAS enclosure exists for it. The NAS board connects over the boards GPIO ports exposing a SATA backplane over a JMicron JM20329 USB to SATA bridge. Paired with the…… Continue reading Nano Pi Neo2 NAS enclosure – a small Linux home Server/NAS

The GL-MT300N A $20 hackable Linux Router

Introduction The Gl.iNET GL-MT300N is a $21/£19 travel router designed for WIFI on the go. The device runs a custom version of OpenWRT that is easily replaced with a standard release of OpenWRT making this device an ultra cheap hackable Dual NIC router/SBC. Specs The Gl-MT300N is powered by a MediaTek MT7628AN SoC featuring a…… Continue reading The GL-MT300N A $20 hackable Linux Router