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Adding a “thermostat” to the the crypto-radiator with the Microdia TEMPer USB temperature sensor

So just a little update re the crypto-radiator – I’ve since got the TEMPer USB thermal probe working on the machine and have set it to log temperatures.

There is however a slight issue in that the usb ports are on the back of the machine and that’s also where the warmed air comes out , so the heat from that does affect the reading from the TEMPer device somewhat, which means the temperature reading can’t really be relied upon to be entirely accurate.

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Crypto-Radiator – Saving money on heating by mining cryptocurrency (xmr/monero)

No really!…actually this is perhaps not quite as silly as it might sound.

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How to turn your Raspberry Pi and an old printer into a print server you can use from any device (including phones & tablets)

How handy would it be to have a shared network folder where you can drop a PDF to print and it just magically pops out of the printer a couple of mins later? Especially since you can print to PDF from pretty much any platform or device..including mobile phones and tablets. Pretty handy I think! Especially if you can do so with pretty much any old (or even ancient) printer rather than having to buy a funky new bluetooth/wireless one.

Here’s how to do just that…

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