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Raspberry Pi 3 Is On It's Way!

Raspberry Pi 3 Is On It's Way!

The Raspberry Pi is a fantastic little machine. I have quite a few of them, and my wife just ordered a Rasberry Pi 3 Model B kit from Amazon to add to my collection.

Right now, I have a Raspberry Pi Zero running Piratebox (Piratebox Homepage) that provides a Ad Hoc WiFi network for the kids to connect their tablets to and play Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE) in network mode.I also have a Raspberry Pi 2 running as our OMSC Media Center that's hooked to our TV. We did away with the chromecast when we found that we could get movies that just came to theaters in 1080P HD quality as opposed to waiting forever for Netflix or Hulu to get them.

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How To Build A Raspberry Pi Zero PirateBox

How To Build A Raspberry Pi Zero PirateBox

The Raspberry Pi Zero is a very small, fully functional computer that fits into the palm of your hand... literally. Due to it's small size, and 12 hour run time on a 4000mAh battery pack, it's ideal for use as a Piratebox.

The darn thing is only 2.55" (65mm) x 1.18" (30mm) x 0.2" (5mm) and fits easily into an Altoids tin.

Over the past couple nights, I've turned the Raspberry Pi Zero into a very small Piratebox that boots up in about 15 seconds and provides an Ad Hoc (computer to computer) Wi-Fi network. The Pirate box offers chat functionality, file upload/download and 4Chan style forum, all done off-internet.

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Bypass MetroPCS Tether HotSpot Block

2015 MetroPCS / T-Mobile Tethering Guide (Updated)

Back on November 4 last year, I wrote a blog post on how to bypass the MetroPCS Tethering Hotspot Block imposed on all new phones from Metro.

This article serves as an update for 2015 since times and technology have changed on MetroPCS / T-Mobile.

MetroPCS is now using the T-Mobile service 100% which means that you're actually using the T-mobile towers with your MetroPCS phone. The biggest difference is that when you go to activate tethering on your MetroPCS phone, and you don't have the $40 or $50 plans that have limited 4G data, you'l; get a stupid error message that you have to add tethering.

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