Freelance Tech Journalist / Technical Writer, Engineering Consultant

Jeremy Cook Consulting

Jeremy Cook is a freelance tech journalist and engineering consultant with over 10 years of factory automation experience. An avid maker and experimenter, you can follow him on Twitter, or see his electromechanical exploits on the Jeremy S. Cook YouTube Channel!

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Raspberry Pi Home Automation Part 2: Flash Devices With Tasmota Firmware - Blog

November 06, 2020

While a Raspberry Pi is the central hub of this home automation system, It of course needs devices that work with it.

Software & OS

Making the Switch to Macintosh as an Engineer - Blog

November 03, 2020

After setting up my father’s 386 SX–complete with a “turbo” button that let it perform at 16 MHz–many years ago, I’ve stuck with IBM/Microsoft, with the exception of a few forays into Linux.


Intro to Raspberry Pi Home Automation - Blog

October 29, 2020

Home automation, and the Internet of Things, has been the technology of the near future for what seems like well over a decade now.


3D Printed Fastening Part 2: Attachment Without Inserts - Blog

September 03, 2020

Whether you need high strength, ease-of-printing, or the ability to slide your part back and forth after linking, there are a wide variety of techniques available to finish off your print.


3D Printed Fasteners: Part 1 - Inserts - Blog

August 28, 2020

In this post, we'll go over several options for adding fasteners, like nuts and inserts to your 3D design.

Software & OS

Easy Headless Raspberry Pi Setup - Blog

July 21, 2020

The reality is that once you go through the process one time, if you follow the right steps the next installation is just a few clicks away.


Project Photography Tips - Blog

July 14, 2020

When making something awesome, it's a good bet that you want the whole world to know about it. If you'd like people to appreciate just how interesting your device is, you'll need to take good photos.

Software & OS

Raspberry Pi Cooling Fan Control with Bash Scripting - Blog

June 30, 2020

As it just so happens, the Raspberry Pi doesn't come with any sort of active or even passive, cooling solution, and it's common to simply hook up a fan to run at all times to its 5V power supply.

Open Source

Intro to Raspberry Pi Bash Shell Scripting - Blog

June 24, 2020

Getting started with Raspberry Pi single-board computers (SBCs) generally means installing the Raspberry Pi OS, and interfacing with its Windows-like graphical user environment.

Open Source

Easy Raspberry Pi File Transfer with WinSCP - Blog

June 01, 2020

With WinSCP installed, you'll be able to graphically manipulate Raspberry Pi files with minimal setup.

Open Source

Raspberry Pi Power-Up and Shutdown with a Physical Button - Blog

May 28, 2020

To turn off a Raspberry Pi you don't just "pull the plug." You need to actually shut it down in the same way as a PC. To turn it back on you need to disconnect then plug it back in, which is annoying.


Makers Join the War on COVID-19 - Blog

April 07, 2020

While you may have never considered it, generating effective treatments for a disease can involve a massive amount of computing power.


Raspberry Pi Connect - Blog

March 19, 2020

The real power of Raspberry Pi systems isn't for replacing your desktop, but as a system that can be embedded anywhere.


Four Types of Industrial Robots for Advanced Manufacturing - Blog

March 16, 2020

When you hear the word ?industrial robot? thrown around, you might think of robot arms welding cars as they travel down an assembly line, or a robotic cell quickly arranging computer chips.

Analog & Power

Take the Plunge into PCB Design - Blog

March 02, 2020

While I?ve been experimenting with circuits for years, decades even, my projects tend to be filled with a rat?s nest of wires. These snake about with the constant possibility of disconnection or other


Useful Parts On-Demand Via 3D-Printing: My Favorite Designs - Blog

February 24, 2020

This post will outline a few of my favorite ?useful prints? that I?ve designed. Some of my my gadgets, as far as I know, are only used around my house.


Useful Parts On-Demand Via 3D-Printing: My Favorite Designs - Blog

January 29, 2020

3D-printers can help you make a wide variety of useful items. It would seem this type of manufacturing is useful to a few people, but not to a large enough group to make it commercially viable.


Useful Parts On-Demand Via 3D-Printing - Blog

December 16, 2019

Some time ago?actually somewhere around 1 year, 7 months ago if we?re to go by my unboxing video for my first 3D printer?I was skeptical of 3D-printing.

Open Source

Hackaday Superconference 2019: An Incredible Collection of People and Tech - Blog

November 21, 2019

The badges were, of course, a huge focus of the conference, with an entire area set up primarily for badge hacking. While I participated only minimally, this, as well as other activities looked like a

Open Source

Personal Network Attached Storage Options - Blog

November 04, 2019

If buying a ready-made solution sounds interesting, PC Mag has a list of Best NAS Devices for 2019 that could be a good place to start. But who wouldn't want to build their own NAS?

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