BOARD
2016-10-11
   
I have a couple of project in mind, involving video streaming. For those projects, the bandwidth usage is important and I was wondering how well the Rpi Camera hardware H264 encoder performs. These is what I have found.

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BOARDS
2016-09-27
   
It has been a long time since we played with our Rpi. In the meantime we have got a Rpi2, Rpi3 and even manage to get a Rpi Zero, together with a camera module. We have some plans for these little guys, specially within the frame of the MIA project. But first we have to get started with all toys. So... Let's build the simplest spy camera ever.

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LINUX
2016-09-04
   
Some time ago, I have to do some network bandwidth analysis. I was using iptraf to monitor the real-time bandwidth usage and that was fine. At some point I have a need to record the values to produce a report with nice plots. At that time I couldn't find a simple tool to do that just tools to monitor traffic on server. So I wrote a small script to produce those plots.

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BOARDS
2016-08-19
   
A portable device or a handheld have something special. It may not look that special nowadays when everybody is carrying a mobile phone all the day long. But, that feeling comes back when you try to build your device. Being able to walk away from the wall power socket is something great. So, let's build portable devices.

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AI
2016-07-24
   
Manuals haven't evolved much since its inception. They are basically a book organized in chapters that follows some logic in order to provide some kind of instructions to operate or maintain something. Minor improvements have been introduced over the years: searching functions, multi-media content, even 3D content can be included in nowadays manuals. However, they are still mostly static documents.

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AI
2016-06-27
   
The first MIA component is out. It is call CHICAS and it is MIA's voice. An artificial intelligence has to have a voice...hasn't it?. A voice is nice, but what about four voices?. That won't be nice... that will be awesome!. Seriously now. The idea with this project is to explore the use of TTS systems in the areas of HMI (Human Machine Interfaces).

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SECURITY
2016-05-21
   
Have you ever supported some computer installation/configuration on the phone?. Probably you did and you know how frustrating it may be. Depending on the experience of the user at the other end of the line you may be getting partial or irrelevant information, making really difficult your task.

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