Geek Software of the Week: TinyPilot!

TinyPilot KVM Website

Do you want to be able to control your home lab servers via a real IP KVM? Concerned that “off-the-shelf” KVM systems are prohibitively expensive for your home lab? Then check out TinyPilot, designed for Raspberry Pi 4 system. It is Open Source (the software,) and you can build your own, or you can just buy it built and ready to go. This is awesome! You can access your servers over your LAN, and get right into the BIOS, with what amounts to a “bare-metal” connection! Just what I am looking to do myself! (Yes, you can use TightVNC [or, any other VNC] that you like, BUT, not down to the BIOS level!)

If you need to access it from outside your LAN, over HTTPS, to manage your systems over the Internet, there is a “Pro” version of the software that you can buy for $99.99 (you still have to use your own Raspberry Pi) or, you can buy the “turn-key” system (hardware and Pro software) for $299.99. The “Pro” version also enable’s password protection. Compare THAT to the “big boys” (big price) systems! Kudos to Michael Lynch for developing such a system, and providing the software on GitHub for the home hobbyist/maker community!

“An easy-to-use, low-cost device for managing your bare-metal servers

Access your server before it even boots
TinyPilot plugs directly into your bare-metal server, giving you a virtual console during BIOS and boot.

Debug boot failures, install a new OS, and adjust your BIOS settings, all without ever connecting a keyboard and monitor.

Keystroke forwarding that’s so fast, you’ll think you’re directly connected
TinyPilot captures all keyboard input right from the browser and forwards it to your server.

Using lightweight websockets channels, performance is almost as fast as if your keyboard were plugged directly into your server.

Fast, high-quality video capture
TinyPilot captures video HDMI output from your server and displays it conveniently in your browser.

Capture at 30 frames per second at 1280×720 resolution with ~200 ms of latency.

Plug ‘n play
TinyPilot requires no software to install. Access everything you need right from your browser.

Just plug TinyPilot into your server’s HDMI and USB ports, and start controlling it through your web browser.

Open source
TinyPilot is an open-source project, and its code is available under the permissive MIT license.

What isn’t supported?
TinyPilot lacks support for the following functionality:

  • Power management
  • You can shut down the TinyPilot device through its web interface, but TinyPilot does not manage the target machine’s power
  • Audio forwarding
  • VNC/RDP compatibility

And, Coming Soon!

  • Mount virtual drives: Dynamically mount storage volumes on your target system right through the web browser. Add any file or boot image you want, and the target system will see it as a USB storage device.
  • Manage power: Connect TinyPilot directly to a power strip so that it can cycle power when the machine becomes unresponsive.

TinyPilot was created by Michael Lynch in 2020.

For any questions, email: michael@tinypilotkvm.com “

Video of a Cool Windows Tablet PC Build!

Turn down the sound, but watch this cool DIY tablet build using a Lattepanda single board computer!

LattePanda – A Powerful Arduino Compatible Windows 10 Single Board Computer
“The Intel Cherry Trail Z8350 quad-core based SBC from DFRobot provides an integrated onboard ATmega32u4 co-processor to execute Arduino sketches and allow easy connection of peripherals.

Preinstalled with Windows 10 Home Edition, the LattePanda single board computers from DFRobot offers the familiar desktop interface and experience Windows users are used to. Available with either 32 GB internal storage and 2 GB of RAM or 64 GB storage and 4 GB RAM, these powerful computers can easily handle software tasks of typical PCs, such as Microsoft Office, playing high-definition video, and tools such as Visual Studio, NodeJS, Java, Processing, and more.

Standard connectivity options include USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, Ethernet, HDMI, 3.5 mm audio jack, microSD card socket, Bluetooth 4.0, and Wi-Fi, all of which allow for connection of standard PC peripherals, such as printers, cameras, and more. The board is powered via a micro USB connection, similar to other popular SBCs, and requires only 2 A to 3 A at 5 V.”

Elon Musk Has Become the Richest Man in the World!

Elon MuskElon Musk is the world’s richest person

Ars Technica – “Elon Musk has become the world’s richest man, surpassing previous record-holder Jeff Bezos, according to CNBC. Musk is now worth more than $180 billion.

Musk’s rising wealth reflects the meteoric rise of Tesla’s stock. The company’s share price closed at $816 on Thursday, up almost 8 percent for the day. That share price values Tesla at almost $800 billion—several times more than any other car company.

CNBC says that Musk’s rise to become the richest man in the world is the fastest in history. At the start of 2020, just over a year ago, Musk was worth only $27 billion. At the time, Tesla stock traded for less than $100 (adjusting for a 2020 stock split).

The stock increased to more than $700 over the course of 2020. Then, in the first week of 2021, it rose above $800.”

Linux Mint 20.1 “Ulyssa” Cinnamon Has Been Released!

Linux Mint 20.1 CinnamonLinux Mint 20.1 “Ulyssa” Cinnamon Edition

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 20.1 ‘Ulyssa’ Cinnamon Edition.

Linux Mint 20.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2025. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

New features:
This new version of Linux Mint contains many improvements.

For an overview of the new features please visit:

What’s new in Linux Mint 20.1 Cinnamon‘.”

DrBill.TV #485 – Video – The New Year 2021 Catch-Up Edition!

Dr. Bill does a very quick (and clumsy) review of the Taotronics Soundliberty 92 Bluetooth ear buds, and a demo of the Puffin TV Web Browser in Google Chromecast with Google TV (Jan 07, 2021)

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DrBill.TV #485 – Audio – The New Year 2021 Catch-Up Edition!

Dr. Bill does a very quick (and clumsy) review of the Taotronics Soundliberty 92 Bluetooth ear buds, and a demo of the Puffin TV Web Browser in Google Chromecast with Google TV (Jan 07, 2021)

Links that pertain to this Netcast:

TechPodcasts Network

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Start the Video Netcast in the Blubrry Video Player above by
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