Author Archives: Tris

About Tris

Tris is a software engineer with a PhD in image analysis. He likes real beer, photography, electric guitar based music and Unix operating systems.

BarCamp Canterbury 2013 round-up

A great time was had at BarCamp Canterbury 2013, held at the University of Kent, In Canterbury, on the weekend of 27th and 28th April! Around 100 attendees made it a fantastic event, with a huge range of talks, workshops … Continue reading

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PiPurr – The Remote Cat Interaction Server

All the best hacks and open-source projects come about by scratching personal itches. In fact when asked by friends and acquaintances “How do I start with coding – what should I write?“, that is my usual answer – “Find something … Continue reading

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OggCamp 12

Here at CantHack, we’ve always been fans of Barcamp type unconferences, and between us we have attended many Barcamps over the years, and have even organised one ourselves. OggCamp is a Barcamp-like event that focuses on free and open culture … Continue reading

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hgdc-x 0.5.3

I know it’s been quite a while since the 0.5.3 release of the hgd server, but I finally got around to completing the latest version of hgdc-x, the cross-platform GUI hgd client. It is compatible with any of the 0.5.x … Continue reading

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A Temperature Sensor with Arduino

After getting the Arduino Uno for Christmas last year, I set about doing what every geek does after getting bored of the usual blinky blinky pin 13 stuff, and started thinking about what I could do with it that was … Continue reading

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hgdc-x. A Cross-Platform, Native hgd Client.

At Can’t Hack’s recent Medway Hack day, which took place at the Medway Hackspace, I decided to work on a new desktop /GUI client for the hgd music server. The current crop of hgd clients does not so far include … Continue reading

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Hexy: Binary to Hex Array Converter.

Just after the second hack night,  Tim was temporarily staying at my house for a while, and one evening just happened to be working on some embedded PIC stuff. He was writing a system to serve an image over a … Continue reading

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Lazarus Talk at Barcamp Canterbury 1

This weekend just gone saw the first Barcamp to occur in my home town of Canterbury. It went incredibly well and was greatly enjoyable. It was my first Barcamp, and I presented one presentation on the open source Lazarus IDE, the slides … Continue reading

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Getting Faster USB Charging from an In Car Charger

The other day I was driving to work with my brand new Google Nexus S Android phone on the dashboard, as usual. A new version of Google Maps had just come out, and coupled with the fact that I had just … Continue reading

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LCD Now Playing Screen

For Hack Night #2, I wanted to create a “Now Playing” LCD display to integrate with the lpHack music server that we worked on at Hack Night #1. The resulting project is another real Can’t Hack team effort as it … Continue reading

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