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Automate a basic humidifier with an Arduino, relay and simple sensors

Mechatronics is described as the intersection between mechanical, electrical and computer engineering, and it covers just about anything that uses electronic signals to act on mechanical systems. It’s what I went to school for, and it’s where my hobby interests

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MythTV is too complicated

My Ubuntu file server is almost complete. With multiple terabyte hard drives in place, software for sharing files among computers on the network, it provides all the services a modern home network requires. However, one of the things it is

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Building a Ubuntu fileserver: The Software

After planning and building a Ubuntu-based fileserver, it’s time to add software to the mix, so that the computer does the work it was originally meant for. In the case with my command-line only server, the software I added was

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D-Link PowerLine Adapters: Electric networking

As home networks become larger and larger, new technology will be required to get gadgets connected that are sprinkled around the house. D-Link, along with other manufacturers, has recognized that many electronics now require internet connectivity, but are either not

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Build a Ubuntu fileserver: The Hardware

With the planning of a new computer done, it’s time to begin the process of buying and assembling the parts together. The more you read about compatibility and user satisfaction, the better your final product will be. I highly suggest

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