Taking Control: Interview with FLIRC Creator Jason Kotzin

We’ve covered a lot of hardware projects here on “The Powerbase”, from completely open source creations such as the OsciPrime, to 2012’s incredible influx of Kickstarter campaigns. But none of them have kept our attention as closely as Jason Kotzin’s FLIRC. Jason has managed to achieve a delicate balance between the obsessive attention to detail that comes […]


ODROID Boards Offer High-End Raspberry Pi Alternatives

There’s no question that the Raspberry Pi is everyone’s favorite ARM development board right now: it’s cheap, silent, and exceptionally power efficient. The Raspberry Pi makes an excellent choice for low-energy applications like personal servers, routers, firewalls, environmental monitoring setups, etc, etc. But the Raspberry Pi has one big downside, it’s a fairly slow machine. […]


Pwnie Express Releases “Raspberry Pwn” Pentesting Suite

Pwnie Express, always looking to upset the status quo, has just announced the immediate release of “Raspberry Pwn”: an open source penetration testing suite built for everyone’s favorite impossible to purchase ARM Linux computer. From the Pwnie Express blog: Pwnie Express is happy to announce the initial release of Raspberry Pwn! Security enthusiasts can now […]