• Arduino,  Electronics,  Hardware

    Permission denied when uploading in Arduino IDE (Linux)

    I very recently started playing with Arduino building different circuits etc. But my latest project was building a button box for sim racing,  other driving and flight simulator games. More on the build and experience of the button box in another article. The last part of the project was to upload the code (aka sketch in Arduino IDE) to the Arduino Pro Micro board. The problem was I received an error stating “permission denied” when trying to upload to the board. I am using a flatpak version of Arduino and after some searching I found the solution on this forum. Thanks to user tf68, as per his/her advise the below…

  • Hardware,  Smart Phones

    Reset a Samsung Galaxy S3 to factory default

    It’s an exciting day today! I received my new phone and it could not have come at a better time. No there’s nothing wrong with my Samsung Galaxy S3 but there is something seriously wrong with my mom’s. I decided to give her my old S3 till she gets her new phone. I decided to do a full factory reset on the phone before giving it to my mom so that she can start with a phone that is clean and does not have all my contacts, apps and data on it. I show you how to do a quick and easy factory reset on the S3 below:

  • Hardware,  Logitech

    Logitech G27 not working in Windows 8.1

    Contrary to what Logitech says, the G27 does not seem to work that well in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. I recently rebuilt my racing rig and attached my G27 Steering wheel to the PC. Windows 8.1 picks it up as a joystick instead of a wheel. Another thing I noticed is that the wheel starts turning a bit and stops when booting Windows as if it looses power. The green LED also comes on and goes dim then off. First thoughts I had is that I have a power supply issue. Turns out it was software related: I downloaded the latest driver (lgs846_x64) from Logitech’s website but the software…