Apr 282016
 
Biggs' Labs: In Home Network [Complete]

So here is my original list, slightly updated to reflect all current status: In Home Network MythTV – Plex – FreeNAS DVR and Media system (in progress) Home Automation (up next) Home Automation – Raspberry Pi integration (up next) I can finally check something off my list. I was very excited to start plugging in computers and televisions and see it all connect to the Internet. Granted this is only Phase I, which was just wiring the main entertainment and computer area with enough network drops to plug everything in. Phase II will be to run it up to all the bedrooms (but that’s for another time). [… Click to Continue …]

Apr 062016
 
Biggs' Labs: Progress Update

I know I talked about a few tech projects I have going on in my little computer lab at home. I mentioned that I was going to do a write-up on each of those projects upon their completion. I haven’t completed any of them yet, much to my chagrin; but that doesn’t mean they won’t be completed. Thus why I decided to provide a little update. In Home Network All the wiring has been completed for phase one of installing my in home network. I have installed 3 drop locations. One location has 6 drops which will be for the entertainment center. We will be able [… Click to Continue …]

Feb 052016
 
Introducing Biggs Lab

I have been adding more projects lately, other than my online projects (i.e. vleaminck.com is technically my sandbox for new web technology). I have been branching out into more hardware based projects. I have talked to a few folks about what I’m working on and I’ve posted a few comments and pictures about it on Twitter and Facebook. In every conversation I’ve had people have asked me to keep them in the loop as to how the project is going and how it turns out. I decided I would create a new category of blog posts because as I complete each project I will write [… Click to Continue …]