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AsteroidOS 1.0 Alpha on the Asus Zenwatch 3

In a previous article, I published a small userspace image and Linux kernel for the Zenwatch 3 that enables root access with SSH over USB on the watch. By now, I reached my initial goal to get AsteroidOS, the alternative Android Wear operating system, running on the Zenwatch 3.

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Small backup and recovery image for the Asus Zenwatch 3

A few weeks ago, I started tinkering with my new Asus Zenwatch 3. As I wanted to make a backup first, I connected the watch with its USB cable to my PC. Before you can access the filesystem, you have to enable a developer mode first by tapping several times on the build number menu entry under "Settings" -> "Info". Then, you can control the watch using adb. Unfortunately, you do not get root privileges on the device, hence, you cannot backup all files.

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Waiting room entertainment system based on a Raspberry Pi 2

To entertain the people in the waiting room of a dental surgery, the dentist bought a wall-mounted Full HD TV with integrated DVD player to show some pictures and videos. Unfortunately, the DVD player had no repeat function, so one of the assistants had to press play on the remote control a few times every day. As the dentist also wanted to change the pictures from time to time anyway - in order to show new offerings - I proposed to use a small embedded computer instead. As I was experimenting with some Raspberry Pis anyway, I started to build a system with such a device.

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