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Whole Home Wireless Audio Streaming with Airplay

Apple’s airplay system is great for streaming music around the house to big speakers, but expensive because you need to buy their Airport Express Router or an AppleTV to make use of it. Those devices are great, but they offer a lot more functionality that what I need. I just need an access point to be able to send music to my speakers. Most of my systems are not connected to TV’s and I’ve got a very powerful router already. So this is what I’ve landed on. This project is …

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Raspberry Pi : Garage Door Opener

I had to buy a new garage door opener remote because my old remote’s button had disintegrated and no longer worked. I was curious if the board itself could still be activated and, sure enough, when I hit both pins on the board with a wire, the garage door opened. So now I wondered if we could make this board interact with a raspberry pi so that it could be activated over the network. Sure enough, you can! Here’s how. The basics steps are: Turn the Raspberry Pi into a …

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Notification Board

So my wife and I share a google calendar, and she does a pretty good job of putting things on there that we have scheduled to do, but my main problem with the system is that I forget to look at the calendar app in the mornings and am generally reminded about an event when its time to go. So I needed something that could help me stay on top of our calendar without putting in more effort than the bare minimum to do so. So I did a project …