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IOT Fishtank Part 2

IOT Fishtank Part 2

In Part 1 of this post, we put together an IOT switch for my fish tank. It is powered by a Sonoff Module with a custom firmware. In this post we are going to integrate the switch into an open source home automation system and do some automations. REQUIREMENTS: Raspberry Pi 3 8GB+ SD Card (Class 10) Battery Backup (Optional)…

Headless Raspberry PI 3 Setup

Headless Raspberry PI 3 Setup

If you are not using your Raspberry Pi as a desktop with a screen, setting it up in “headless” mode using the Lite version of Raspbian will save precious resources. This guide will help you to setup your Raspberry Pi 3 without the need for annoying cables and screens or anything else for that matter. As a word of…

Setting up a PowerShell CI Pipeline using Gitlab with Taylor Gibb

Setting up a PowerShell CI Pipeline using Gitlab with Taylor Gibb

Written by Taylor Gibb, Developer with Derivco. I have been doing a lot of PowerShell work over the past six month for a big internal project. This encouraged me to do some open source PowerShell work, and ultimately resulted in me setting up a CI pipeline for my open source PowerShell modules. The pipeline is responsible…

A Day In the Life: Leon Triggs, IT Software Engineer

A Day In the Life: Leon Triggs, IT Software Engineer

We grabbed a coffee with Leon Triggs, our very own Viking-esque IT Software Engineer, based in our Isle of Man office. Hi Leon! Tell us, how did you get into IT? My father was a software developer, so I was exposed to IT from a very early age. Growing up in the late 80s, we…

IOT Fishtank by Chris Fraser

IOT Fishtank by Chris Fraser

IOT FISHTANK (PART 1) – Chris Fraser (Senior Developer Technology Incubation) Derivco Durban I have a very average fish tank. I inherited it about 10 years ago from some friends moving abroad. It has survived many moves with me and I have become quite attached to my fish-friends. On a good day, it looks like…

Tech Trends: what you can expect in 2017

Tech Trends: what you can expect in 2017

From home automation, to Wi-Fi fridges and fully immersive games; 2017 looks to be a year filled with interesting tech advances. Want to know what there is to look forward to? Ian Bear takes us through his predictions.

In Pursuit of Performance – Sportsbook

In Pursuit of Performance – Sportsbook

The SpinSport lobby is a finely turned Formula One car built obsessively by a team of elite engineers who care not only about beautiful and elegant design in all of its forms but also about the orchestration of sophisticated code.