Raspberry Pi: Controlling your wall sockets

In this post I will describe 2 methods to operate “remote controlled sockets” via the Raspberry Pi. The methods differ in the used software. Both methods use C as development language and compile to native Raspberry Pi code (ELF 32-bit LSB executable, ARM, EABI5 version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked). The prerequisites and wiring are the… Continue reading Raspberry Pi: Controlling your wall sockets

Volkswagen – Disable automatic start-stop system

Symbol of the disabled automatic start-stop system.

Last Summer I bought a Volkswagen Passat B8 (Type 3G) with automatic transmission (DSG/Direct-shift gearbox). The automatic start-stop-system drove me nuts from the first moment. My previous Passat also contained an automatic start-stop system, but it had a manual gearbox. So when the car came to a halt and I didn’t want to stop the… Continue reading Volkswagen – Disable automatic start-stop system

WalkTracker – Android application

This application will track your walks and store them on the device. It arose from own needs to track walks without the need to create an external account or link it with for example Facebook. Nevertheless you can share your track using Facebook if you like or send it via e-mail to yourself or friends.… Continue reading WalkTracker – Android application