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Raspberry Pi Web Display for a Uni-T UT61E Multimeter

See my other post on the multimeter itself: True-RMS Digital Multimeter Uni-T UT61E

First, I set up my Raspberry Pi with Arch Linux ARM using my script (which follows the instructions on

Then I log in via SSH and set up everything on the command line:

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Brother QL-710W

This device and its use on Linux is all in all very similar to the QL-500, see my other post.

Default Credentials of the HTTP Server

  • Username: admin, password: access

Technical details

They are to be found here. What you can find there is:

  • Open ports on the network
  • SNMP:
    • Output of different snmpwalk commands:...

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Dymo LabelWriter 450 – With Linux

This post is about the Dymo LabelWriter 450, which we have at work.

I don't use it very much and I decided to buy the label printers Brother QL-500 and Brother QL-710W for myself.

Raspberry Pi Printer server for LabelWriter

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Silhouette Cameo-2

We bought this cutting plotter at the university to produce solder mask stencils to apply solder paste in the right places on PCBs. We also plan to create glue dispensing masks with it to help integrating our particle detector, where "to integrate" is jargon for "to construct".

Here are my findings...

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USB Capturing on Windows

Capturing or "sniffing" USB packets on Windows is quite easy, if you know how. All you need is Wireshark and the packet capture driver usbpcap. Here are the steps to get you going:

Install Open Source USB Packet capture for Windows.

Start an admin command prompt cmd.exe.

Run USBPcapCMD.exe to get a...

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Easterntimes Tech Wired Gaming Mouse T1 with Linux

Recently, I bought the Easterntimes Tech Wired Gaming Mouse (Model T1). It's being sold as [Programmierbare] Patuoxun® Thunderbird 11 Tasten Wired Gaming Mouse 4000 DPI, 1000 Hz Return-Rate mit 8 Weights für Pro Gamer & Office on Off course, I'm not using it for gaming but for everyday work: programming,...

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Fixing time offsets in iCalendar / .ics files

Description of the Problem

Wanting to add a iCalendar (.ics) file to your calendar can become a nightmare if the times are incorrectly stated for a different time zones. I recently encountered this problem with a timetable calendar file of a conference. It contained 160 calendar events, all stated in an...

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Epson XP-810

With Arch Linux

Scanning via network works out of the box with xsane on Arch Linux (as of 2014-12-02). I didn't need to install iscan!

For printing I installed AUR/epson-inkjet-printer-201308w:

cd ~/Downloads
git clone
cd epson-inkjet-printer-201308w
makepkg -s
sudo pacman -U epson-inkjet-printer-201308w-1.0.0-8-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

Then I added the printer as lpd:// (or like dnssd://EPSON%20XP-810._ipp._tcp.local/?uuid=2cfe9010-11d4-67c4-a45f-a58ec1826751) in CUPS....

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