PXE booting the Raspberry Pi 4

Today I got around to setting up a kickstart server to allow my Raspberry Pi’s to PXE boot. This has the advantage of reducing reliance (and wear and tear!) on SD cards. (Note, this only works for wired connections, not wifi) This is fairly straightforwards but does require modification of the bootloader on your PI. …

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Tidy up Always on VPN Connections

We recently moved from a test to live implementation of Always on VPN, and moved our servers behind a load balancer, ratifying out profiles down to a single user and device tunnel. We found that deleting the old connections from Settings still left a bunch of stuff in the registry, so I came up with …

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Stargate Atlantis Light Control

I am a huge sci-fi geek. A nut. Obsessed some might say! As my home evolves into a true ‘smart’ home I wanted something other than an old fashioned light switch, and about the same time, I found a model on Thingiverse for the Stargate Atlantis door controller – in theory these work by waving …

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Ender 3 Pro MKS GEN L + TMC 2208 Upgrade

UPDATE!. I have had an issue with hot end temperature stability since doing this upgrade, and have now switched to an MKS GEN 1.4 board which is performing much better. See the new guide here In this post, I am going to cover what is needed to replace the ‘Ender 3 Pro’s control board with …

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Raspberry Pi Ambilight with USB Camera

It’s a well-known fact that watching too much TV, especially in the dark, puts a strain on your eyes. There are many bias (or ambient lighting) systems out there for TVs and monitors, most of which rely on an HDMI input in order to capture the image before it is sent to the screen. Obviously, …

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