Fonera 2.0 custom DDNS

I keep getting impressed by the versatility of this intelligent router, more if you consider I paid 70€ for it and it’s now pretty old. Anyway, I’ve decided to switch to a different, more powerful DDNS service ( which doesn’t seem being supported by my router, so I started digging around and it took me […]

Another one bites the chips

This is a follow up to an old post about milling plastics which, on the hype of Marvel movies, ended with a lightweight promise of a solution. Well, that promise was fulfilled over six months ago, when we (my fellow makers and me) released an open source hardware and software project called OtheRPM, promoting it […]

Keep em tidy

As soon as I started milling multiple materials I understood I had to find a solution for keeping my milling bits organized. It wasn’t straightforward for me to understand I can’t use the same 1.0mm endmill for aluminium and plexiglass, but once you see the finishing that becomes clear. Then my 10 pack of 1.0mm […]

Combine Maven profile properties

I have fought with this problem a couple of times, but now I found a way out. Let’s say you have a Maven POM and, depending on the active profiles, you want to set a property, like: You should know by now that using mvn package -Pdev,ci is not going to produce the outcome you […]

Git Tricks

Git is a great  SCM / VCS, but sometimes it can be scary: unless you start keeping track of those useful commands which can save your day! If your git knowledge is a little on the beginner side you might want to start with the following tutorials: a completely interactive step-by-step tutorial an interactive playground […]

Prolific Driver Fix

After the FTDI gate it’s time for the Prolific gate, another USB to TTL chip driver issue puts plenty of devices at risk of being trashed. Luckily the solution is pretty simple and well documented on this site.

Docker on RaspberryPi

Installing Docker on a RaspberryPi might seems overkill, but it actually works pretty well, even if installing the tools can be a little messier if you don’t know how to do it and you start searching the Internet for clues. After being intimidated by the many alternatives given to you to overcome the lack of […]

Othermill Pro – Plastic

It’s a couple of months now the Othermill Pro is beautifully sitting on my desk and after having milled a few PCBs and showed off with my family and friends I feel dauntless enough to try something new. I’ve got a small selection of end-mills and I didn’t want to break them all straight away […]

Github project website

This is nothing new, but apparently not many Github users know about this feature and I’ve recently learnt an easy way to set it up. But let’s step back for a second: what are Github pages? it’s a web space granted to each Github user and project where you can publish anything related to the […]

FlexiPower: the interview

Following the enthusiasm of my previous post, I wish to share an interview a good friend of mine gave to me the latest days of August for his own blog. The original interview run in Italian, but here I’m posting an English translation: thank you Francesco for pushing me into learning Arduino!  Zeirus: Hi Roberto. […]