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August 25,2018
Pyrotechnics and Pi: Upgrade Your Fireworks!
This may not come as a surprise, but I love fireworks. I also love computers and electrical controls. So naturally they all came together when I was looking for a way to have a better fireworks display.

May 24, 2018
Hillbilly Hardware's Facebook Profile Deleted
With all of the back lash that Facebook has faced recently such as the Cambridge Analytica data fiasco, Russia election meddling, and more specific to this case fake profiles. Hillbilly Hardware's profile has been deemed as fake.

May 26, 2017
KITT and Alexa Part II
I wanted to change the wake word for my homebrew echo to make it more like KITT. Thanks to KITT.AI and Snowboy this is now a reality.

February 11, 2017
KITT and Alexa's Love Child: A Hillbilly's Take on a Homebrew Amazon Echo
The time is finally here. The time when technology has finally caught up to one of my favorite 80's television shows Knight Rider.

January 20, 2017
Pimoroni: Customer Service as it Should Be
If you are into SBC's (ie Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and the like) then you should give Pimoroni products a try. Why you ask? Well I will tell you why.

April 20, 2016
SilverStone's PT13: Small, Easily Configured, and Cramped
Do you desire to cram a x86 computer in a case that takes up less than 1.5 liters of space? Than SilverStone may have what you are looking for if your a fan of the thin Mini-ITX standard.

March 16, 2016
Remix OS for PC Beta: Jide Tech is Moving in the Right Direction (Updated March 17, 2016)
A while back I took a look at Jide's Remix Mini (you can check it out here) and I liked what I saw. Now Jide has released the Remix OS for PC Beta and I gotta tell ya I'm pretty excited about it.

January 13, 2016
Jide's Remix Mini: The World's First True Android PC
Microsoft's Windows OS has had some growing pains as of late with their last two OS releases. This has left a lot of people considering a switch in their desktop OS choice. Enter the Remix Mini.

August 14, 2015
change.org: Add live TV and DVR functionality to Windows 10 Movies & TV app!
Windows Media Center has gone the way of the dodo with Windows 10. It's apparent replacement is an exclusive Windows 10 app called Movies & TV. However this app does not include the ability to watch live TV or DVR functionality. I would like to get Microsoft to add this functionality to the Movies & TV app. DVR functionality is going to be added to XBOX One sometime in 2016. So why would a Windows 10 PC be less functional than the XBOX One? Thanks for your support and God bless.

August 6, 2015
Celeron J1900 Thin Mini-ITX Motherboard Comparison: Habey vs. Mitac
A few years ago Intel came up with the thin mini-ITX standard. This standard was full of promise with customizable all in one PC's, small form factor VESA mountable PC's, and custom server appliances. Sadly the market never really grasped the promise that the standard could bring and with Intel's departure from board making the thin mini-ITX standard is all but dead nowadays.

June 30, 2011
ECS's HDC-I2: The Cheapest E-350 Mini-ITX Motherboard Money Can Buy
Are you trying to build low power PC that has the ability to playback full 1080p HD content on the cheap? If so then the HDC-I2 from ECS may just be what you are looking for.

June 15, 2011
APEX's MI-008: Mini-ITX Case Goodness
Have you been looking for a relatively inexpensive mini-ITX case that uses standard PC components such as 5.25" and 3.5" drives? Then Apex may just have what you are looking for.

June 2, 2011
ASUS's E35M1-M Pro: A Near Perfect Low Power HTPC Motherboard
With the introduction of the Zacate platform AMD has created a great all in one solution for HTPC builders that has the potential to be the Holy Grail of HTPC motherboards.
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