Raspberry Pi and Oscam

I have recently acquired a couple of Raspberry Pi to play with, and I must say I am quite impressed with this cheap little device.

You can use it as a desktop, a small server, a media center and you also have GPIO interface to control external hardware, like sensors and motor drivers (like the Arduino but with much more processing power and memory).

The first experiment I did when I got my hands on the Raspberry was to compile and install Oscam so I could have a server with little energy consumption but still has the processing power required to sustain a large number of Oscam users and readers.

This post is the report of my experiment and will allow you to reproduce my steps.

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Cardsharing, Oscam cardsharing, external hardware, interface, libusb, media center, motor drivers, oscam, pcsc, processing power, raspberry, raspbian, smargo 79 Comments

OscamLauncher v1.1 has been released.

Hello dear friends.

Just want to inform you that OscamLauncher v.1.1 has been released to the public.

You can find the new version at the OscamLauncher page.
This new version implements most of the features requested by our users.
I already have some plans for the next release which will include a configuration editor for Oscam among some other stuff.
If you would like some feature to be implemented, please leave a comment here or the OscamLauncher page.

Also, if you like my free work, please consider making a donation and help me pay for the hosting and all the coffee and beer I drink developing this free software.

Here is the changelog of this version :

Version 1.1 
 - Fixed bug in Oscam updater algorithm.
 - Add option to start Oscam automatically when OscamLauncher is executed.
 - Add option to install Oscam as a Windows service using nssm (Non Sucking Service Manager).
 - Configuration is now saved to OscamLauncher.ini.
 - Some minor GUI changes.

 Download Version 1.1

 Oscam Launcher (469.1 kB)


General changelog, configuration editor, dear friends, gui changes, windows service 2 Comments

Raspberry Pi


Raspberry Pi is a project being developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation that wants to produce a very cheap computer that is as small as a credit card. The main purpose of the project is to provide cheap hardware and software solutions for teaching programming languages to kids, but it had lots of attention from IT enthusiasts because of the price and the endless possibilities of usage.

When I first saw this project, my first thought was :
“I wonder if this thing can be used to make an HTPC with a DVB-S2 USB tuner. From the hardware point of view it certainly can. I can´t wait to get my hands on one of this delicious Raspberries.

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Electronics, Programming, Technology interface bus, pi foundation, raspberrys, sdio card, serial peripheral interface, target price 2 Comments

Titanoboa, the giant snake.

Here is a video of Titanoboa, a design of a robotic snake ten feet long and weights a ton.

Because robotics does not only mean miniaturization of devices, see a snake and a giant spider, built by the Mondo Crew, a team of scientists, artists and designers.
In this video, although not in confrontation, the Mondo Spider Titanoboa past each other, making strange noises.

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Streamboard forum and SVN is down.

All services hosted at Streamboard.gmc.to are currently down, no new binaries will be released until their services are online again.

No official announcements were made.

Let´s wait and see…

Cardsharing, Oscam binaries, gmc, svn 1 Comment