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General Discussion / Apple mac Reload OS or on a new Drive
« Last post by branx86 on December 28, 2017, 02:54:36 PM »
On a Apple Keyboard  hold the " option + R" to get the utilities menu.

On a microsoft Keyboard hold the " ALt " right after power up then to reload over the internet press the "windows key + R "
Linux Fixes / How to Use symlink
« Last post by branx86 on December 28, 2017, 02:50:34 PM »
Say var is the link your trying to make in another directory use the line below.
Path to where you put var is the original directory(Source).    "var"(Target) is the linked directory in the folder you want

ln -s /path/to/where/you/put/var var
Windows Fixes / AutoLogon to Windows 10
« Last post by branx86 on December 06, 2017, 09:14:23 AM »
Step 1: Open Registry Editor. To do so, type Regedit in the Start menu search box or Run command box and then press Enter key. Click Yes button when you see the UAC (User Account Control) box.

Step 2: In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Step 3: On the right-side, look for the entry named DefaultUserName, double-click on it and make sure that your Microsoft account or local user account name is appearing under Value data box.

Step 4: Next, on the right-side again, look for the entry named DefaultPassword. If the entry doesnít exist, please create one by right-clicking on the empty space, clicking New and then clicking String Value. Rename it to DefaultPassword and enter your password in the Value data box. Click OK button.
Step 5: Finally, you need to enable automatic logon. To do so, on the right-side (once again), look for the entry labelled AutoAdminLogon and then change its value from 0 (zero) to 1 (one).

Thatís it! Restart your PC to see your Windows 10 automatically logging into your account without asking you to enter the password. Good luck!

Windows Fixes / Clone Larger HDD to smaller SSD
« Last post by branx86 on November 13, 2017, 03:39:19 PM »
Using Macrium Reflect ,you can also use Free MiniTool Partion Wizard 10.2
Windows Fixes / Bootable USB to iso image
« Last post by branx86 on September 22, 2017, 09:59:37 PM »
How to Convert a Bootable USB to an .iso File

Published 2015-02-03

Thanks to:

Download and install ImgBurn. It's a free application, but be careful during installation that you don't install the 3rd party crap with it. Make sure you select "Custom" during each screen and deselect the crapware that tries to sneak in.

Plug the bootable stick into your machine.

Open the ImgBurn application.

Now click on the "Create image file from files / folders"

ImgBurn Main Screen

Next to the Sources pane, click on the Browse Folder button.

Browse Folder Button

Select the folder or drive you want to convert. In this instance I'm just imaging the D: drive.

Selecting D: Drive

Next, click on the Browse Folder button next to the Destination part.

Browse Folder Buttton

Select a location to store the .iso file, and the name for it. In this instance I'm saving it to C:\Temp\New Folder and naming it Image.

Setting Destination File

Click the Advanced tab, and then the Bootable Disc tab.

Check the Make Image Bootable checkbox, and click the Browse button next to Boot Image.

Browse to the Boot folder, and open the file.

Set the Developer ID to Microsoft Corporation and the Sectors To Load to 8. Leave 07C0 in the Load Segment part.

Now click the big Build button on the bottom-left.

Because we didn't give the image a title, we get this error. Just click Yes to accept the default, or provide a name you desire.

And you'll receive a confirmation about what will happen next. Click OK. In my case, I actually had to go back to the advanced tab as well to permit making an image that exceeds the ISO standard size (Mine's over 10GB).

And then patiently wait...

And that's it! Enjoy your newly created .iso file.

Raspberry Pi / To autostart a program at boot Raspberry PI
« Last post by branx86 on September 11, 2017, 01:00:57 PM »
Put the cmd in the " /etc/rc.local "
 for python use & just in case of a loop.
Solar Power / Connect Tracer 4210RN to Raspberry_Pi display on Webpage
« Last post by branx86 on August 14, 2017, 03:42:17 PM »
Connect Tracer 4210RN to Raspberry_Pi to display on webpage
Raspberry Pi / Get Solar Info From Raspberry_PI
« Last post by branx86 on August 14, 2017, 03:41:15 PM »
General Discussion / Building a smart home with IoT and Blockchain
« Last post by theiotguy on August 10, 2017, 07:18:15 AM »
If you have ever dreamed to build a smart home using IoT, the following is an inexhaustive list of resources to help you.

First an extensive brief on how to choose the suitable engineering kit- including IoT sensors, protocols, gateways required to build a smart home.

Guide on starting out with Raspberry Pi

1. Video lesson explaining the basics of the Raspberry Pi

2. PowerPoint slides demonstrating how to set up your Raspberry Pi and use it to solve Engineering Design Challenges

3. Raspberry Pi GPIO pin numbers

Challenges which might come while working with RPi
1. Controlling an LED with your Raspberry Pi GPIO pins

2. Design a harmless motion sensor mouse trap with a camera

3. Design a baby monitor that senses motion & sound, and plays soothing music

4. Design and program a smart house via external sensors

5. Multi-Room Media Center controlling video and audio

6. Design an automated land rover controlled by the Raspberry Pi

Bonus guide: For selecting the best home automation protocols for the internet of things

I will keep it updated with more guides and references. If you have any questions, feel free to reach me out.

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