High Resolution Squeezebox Replacement

Having bought a Chord Mojo recently at a bargain price and then realising it’s actually the best sounding digital source I own, I wanted to be able to drop it in and out of the main system easily and take full advantage of its capabilities.

Most of my listening is streamed using Slim Devices / Logitech Squeezebox type devices as a front end to Logitech Media Server, or Qobuz. It’s a system I’ve been running for many years now and it works perfectly. Unfortunately, many of these Squeezeboxes are showing their age, in terms of resolution limitations or just hardware ageing.

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The Nest Hello video doorbell in the UK

As a result of s new boiler installation recently I wanted a smart thermostat as part of the installation. I’ll be honest that I’m a bit of a Google fan when it comes to smart things, and having looked at various devices decided Nest, with it’s Google heritage, was the one I wanted.

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3D Printable Rear Case Cover for Raspberry Pi + Wolfson Card + PiHut case

I drafted a design for a new rear case cover for the Pi Hut case for the Raspberry Pi official 7″ touchscreen

The Wolfson Card I fitted here prevents fitting of the original rear case cover, so I drafted up a quick design in Tinkercad and a work colleague 3D printed it for me.

The design is shared on Tinkercad, so feel free to use and modify for your own use.

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