April 13, 2020

TTRSS + Calibre - Turn your RSS feed into an EBook

After turning an old Android tablet into a dedicated E-Reader by utilising KOReader, I also turned to Calibre to manage my E-Books. Utilising this Caibre recipe in this gist by oott123 I was able to get Calibre to pull my RSS feed (hosted on my TTRSS raspberry pi) into a ebook, that I could sync with my “reader” and read on the go. Create a new “news” source From the “Fetch News” icon in the main tool bar of Calibre, select the down arrow and click “Add or edit a custom news source” Adding custom news source Create a new recipe by clicking the “New recipe” button down the bottom left area of the pop up window Add a new recipe Give it a name and fill out the form to your prefernce, and then switch over to advanced mode Switch to advanced mode Copy in the recipe and adjust the variables in the code to point to your TTRSS instance. Read more

August 27, 2014

Temperature Sensing with the Pi

I ordered a couple of gadget for my pi a while ago, and they finally came in the mail ( only had to wait 2 months!) Anyways, I ordered a water-proof digital temperature sensor (DS18B20) and a ultrasonic range finder (HC-SR04) to play around with. So firstly I wanted to get the temperature sensor going. I followed the adafruit tutorial, just to hook the temp sensor to the pi (https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruits-raspberry-pi-lesson-11-ds18b20-temperature-sensing/hardware) Once it was physically connected, lets check if it works Read more