Monthly Archives: July 2016

Running NetBSD on the Orange Box

Figure 1: The diminutive tablet finally shows its X (click to enlarge). The orange box Pi2 powered tablet is shown running Netsurf on NetBSD in Figure 1. It’s always so hard to get good pics of screens in photos like … Continue reading

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A Cooling Fan for the “Homemade” Tablet

Figure 1: The fan needs a couple more machine screws.  Placed towards the top of the enclosure, near the processor, it draw off heat from both sources (LCD and processor). Click to enlarge. The first homemade tablet is equipped with … Continue reading

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Temperature and Pressure Sensors

With the new Cirrus audio adapter up and running, I turned my attention to the temperature and barometric pressure sensor I had purchased for the “homemade” tablet.  The device, which measures less than an inch square, is the “BMP-180” and … Continue reading

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A Digital Compass for the Homemade Tablet

Figure 1: The digital compass has been mounted in the original homemade tablet, next to the powerful Imedion NiMH “C” cell bank. The next item to be added to the original homemade tablet was a mims/magnetic compass (purchased from Adafruit at … Continue reading

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