There’s been a lot made of ChatGPT lately, and I haven’t really kept up with the details but have seen the sensationalist/click-bait headlines. I decided to check it out and see what it is about.Continue reading →
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Raspberry Pi 4B Case
My recent foray into the latest Raspberry Pi project had me shopping for a case. Previous cases for my Raspberries have been 3D printed or plastic molded, which were okay. Pi’s run hot, and adding fans on these cases provided a good solution to the thermal issue.
Browsing cases lately I discovered the JUN-ELECTRON, and so I ordered it to try it out.Continue reading →
The weather cooperated enough for me to mount the 1090mhz antenna onto the side of the house and run the cable up through the soffit into the garage attic. I previously swapped the light fixture in the garage for a 6-plug outlet to run the work lights, so I was able to connect into that for the power.
I’ll be interested to see how this FlightFeeder Orange Box operates in the garage attic during the summer here in Texas. It’s passively cooled for now, but I might have to setup a temp-controlled fan for the hottest days. We’ll see.
Initial results are definitely better than when I was testing it with the antenna in the upstairs window. I’m picking up aircraft over 150NM away – in Dallas.
Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast – the service used by aircraft to provide real-time information about their location, speed, and altitude to Air Traffic Control and other aircraft operating nearby. You may have seen maps showing the various airplanes flying around and wondered where that data came from? It’s ADS-B.Continue reading →
PiVPN + Wireguard
When Chris at Crosstalk Solutions posted a video on how to setup a VPN on a Raspberry Pi, I knew what my unused Pi was going to be used for.
This post isn’t going into the details, Chris’ video covers that, but I did have a chance to use the VPN while traveling over the Easter holiday. We were visiting relatives in South Carolina and I took the opportunity to connect via my MBP with the Wireguard client installed. As expected, I was on my home network and able to access everything I had previously setup access to. The connection was fast, as well.