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Some of you might have gotten a little suspicious seeing that I had stocked up on Wi-Pis earlier. Well, you are right to be suspicious, as I was thinking of a little Wi-Fi-based project.     I came to the realization that a wireless network's SSID can serve a "beacon" and "advertising" opportunity. Coupled with some nefarious networking tricks on the Raspberry Pi, I can make a small device that I can carry with me to advertise my site to everyone that is nearby. How did I do it ...
When it comes to me getting some work done, there is really only one place in the house where that happens. Coincidentally, it's the same place where I get some sleep, hack about with electronics, write code, record videos, take photos of products, etc. I call it my "room", it gets a little cramped, but that's the least of my issues. What I really don't need are interruptions. Creatives and coders would probably best sympathize with me - once you get in the "groove", find your "muse" or get in t ...
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Stocking up on Wi-Pis

Posted by lui_gough Top Member Jul 19, 2015
The end of financial year sales at element14 definitely got me shopping around the Connect catalogue, where a deal leaped out at me - the heavily discounted Wi-Pi wireless adapter. Sure, it's a pretty basic device, but it's handy to have a few around to help your Raspberry Pis and other devices "go mobile" for basic data-shuffling.   I've gone into depth, tearing apart one for all to see on my blog here: http://goughlui.com/2015/07/19/teardown-element14-wi-pi-usb-wireless-802-11n-150mbits- ...