Stick PC: Pi Zero USB Dongle

Stick PC: Pi Zero USB Dongle

Stick PC computers are popular at the moment. These computers are the size of a USB dongle that you pop into a monitor. Novaspirit has started a project, called Pi Zero USB Dongle, to create a stick PC from a Raspberry Pi. I’ve been trying to find ways to make better use of my Raspberry Pi Zero,” says Nova Spirit, “and I think I have found one! Turning your Raspberry Pi Zero into a USB dongle and shared the internet with your PC!” Complete guide to building a Raspberry Pi Zero USB Dongle To build the project you take a Pi Zero, and put it in a custom 3D printed case. Then you take apart a male USB connector and solder it onto the Pi Zero board. The USB connection provides power. There is a good video demonstration of the build. This video explains the build process in more detail. The hardware itself is relatively straightforward, but there are software customisations. Customising the software makes it run more smoothly.

Stick PC built from Raspberry Pi Zero The list of required hardware is minuscule: Male USB connector 4 wires Pi Zero 3D Printed case It runs the latest build of Raspbian Jessie with PIXEL. Which for our money makes it more viable than many PC Sticks (many run a stripped version of Windows 8). You can plug the device straight into a power source and use the USB-on-the-go port to connect a keyboard and mouse (and the Micro HDMI attached to a monitor). Of you can plug it into a laptop and use SSH to access the Raspberry Pi itself. The Pi Zero USB Dongle gives a separate computer space to develop hardware and software projects. “With the Pi Zero USB  install services like Webmin, cloud, and VNC,” says Novaspirit. “[It] makes for a very compelling PC in your pocket!” The post Stick PC: Pi Zero USB Dongle appeared first on The MagPi Magazine.
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Doctor Strange Review

Doctor Strange Review

The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie (Welcome to MCU: Part 14!), Doctor Strange is a bit of a contradiction, feeling both very familiar yet also very different from what has come before. Structurally, it’s another basic superhero origin story, but on the other hand, it’s going into a trippier, more psychedelic place than any comic book movie has before. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the title character, the brilliant but arrogant surgeon Doctor Stephen Strange. After Strange gets in a car accident, his hands are mangled, putting an end to his career – something he refuses to accept, as he burns through his money trying every experimental surgical technique possible to repair his body. With no medical procedure able to help him, the desperate doctor turns to other avenues and a journey to a place called Kamar-Taj, where he is led to believe he will find a more spiritual manner to restore his life to what it once was. Continue reading…
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'SNL': Tom Hanks Goes Head-to-Head with Alec Baldwin as 'Sully' and Almost Wins "Black Jeopardy"

'SNL': Tom Hanks Goes Head-to-Head with Alec Baldwin as 'Sully' and Almost Wins "Black Jeopardy"

“Sully” wanted to remind everyone why he is still a bonafide celebrity.read more
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Katy Perry Urges Students to Vote for Hillary Clinton: "There's No Other Alternative"

Katy Perry Urges Students to Vote for Hillary Clinton: "There's No Other Alternative"

The singer sported a T-shirt emblazoned with the phrase “Nasty Woman.”read more
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Star Wars Rebels: "The Last Battle" Review

Star Wars Rebels: "The Last Battle" Review

Obviously, mileage will vary greatly for this episode depending how much you care about or have nostalgia for anything to do with both the prequel era or, of course, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. There was certainly a meta aspect occurring here too and the idea of how the war never ended for some – reflecting how The Clone Wars, the series, never got a proper ending, given it was cancelled before the intended final episodes were completed. All of which is to say this was a poignant installment that managed to bring in some major Clone Wars elements (most notably, Battle Droids!) while telling a story about two old soldiers – Rex and, interestingly, that Super Tactical Droid – both coming to terms with their past and present. Continue reading…
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The Walking Dead's Top 10 Episodes

The Walking Dead's Top 10 Episodes

Warning: Contains spoilers for all of AMC’s The Walking Dead through Season 6 With AMC already green-lighting an eighth season before Season 7 premieres this Sunday, October 23rd, The Walking Dead continues to prove that it is a modern-era TV juggernaut with no end in sight. Plus, with Rick and his crew of hardened survivors going up against their most formidable enemy to date — Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan — it’s clear that things are more dangerous than ever on the show and viewer anxiety is at an all-time high. But we’re not here to get all caught up in who Negan’s going to kill or speculate on who the victim might be. In anticipation of the show’s big return, we’ve updated out list of The Walking Dead’s best episodes so far. Continue reading…
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