Cosmic Watch cost estimate

Cosmic Watch: Initial Cost Estimate

CosmicWatch is a small, inexpensive, home-built (or lab-built) cosmic ray detector designed by the Laboratory for Nuclear Science at MIT.     I’ve set out to build one, and this is Episode 2 of the adventure. The claim is that “single…

DHCP daemon on Raspberry Pi

DHCP stands for “Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol”.    The DHCP daemon is the process which assigns IP addresses to computers when they join a network, and gives them other important information about the network. Here is how to set up…

The Compartment Box Trick

Have you ever taken something apart and then put it back together and had parts left over? Me too. Sometimes it’s something I know isn’t needed, but it’s still better to get everything back in the right place. A few…

hostapd on Raspberry Pi

The daemon hostapd is a Linux service which enables  a “host” computer to become a wifi Access Point (AP).     Thus  “host” + “AP” + “d”  (for daemon) gives the name hostapd. I originally learned to set up hostapd from …

CosmicWatch Project, Episode 1: Getting Started

CosmicWatch is an inexpensive “home-built” cosmic ray detector designed by physicists at the Laboratory for Nuclear Science at MIT.   You can read more about it here: http://cosmicwatch.lns.mit.edu/about The claim is that a college student can build one of these as a project…

Raspberry Pi Initial Configuration

Whenever I flash a new SD card with a Raspbian image, there are a number of configuration steps that are needed to tune the configuration.    This post is just to record the steps for my own future reference. It’s…

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