arduino/genuino uno vs clones

I have tried all 3 type of arduino/genuino uno clone boards now. so going to write the pro and cons of all this

1st the genuine board from

Arduino uno (Genuine)

no issue at all very well built and do what says on the tin, only issue is £20 so it’s bit much to try crazy experiments or even to leave it some where.

2nd one is a clone

Elegoo uno R3

It’s exactly like the genuine board but build quality is ok but can’t compare to the original but this has exact same chip set even for the serial to usb to serial chip is same (atmega16u2) compare to other clone brands I tried this one is better. had no issue. reason to buy this is it’s only £8 so I use it where there is a chance of chip will fry etc

3rd one is unbranded clone

fake arduino uno r3

nothing wrong with it same as above but it’s uses a CH340G serial to usb chip which is require drivers. even on the drivers you have to allow unsigned kernel extensions for this is install this drivers.
If you have a old mac dedicated for this work then fine. if you use your own machine this is risky. windows same (I think)

this board is only £3 pounds with delivery. you can use this for through away projects

Upgrading from windows home to windows 8 Enterprise

Can’t seems upgrade from widows home to windows enterprise without re-imaging

Here is the workaround

You need upgrade the windows 10 home to windows 10 pro using this specific key.VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T this will upgrade the home to pro but the key will not activate as it’s a default key. This will take a while.

this is the link showing how to change key

Go through the same change key method but now use your legitimate volume licence windows 10 pro key to activate windows this will activate in mins

After this Go through the same change key method but now use your enterprise key (this is pretty fast as well)

bye bye zen internet

after a long time, I have decided to move away from zen, it’s weekend performance are getting worse, It was good for a while but it was slow again. last night was worse. some thing is wrong some where and they are not fixing it so I have to move

Ping monitor

speed test come up fine but when you try to get normal site, it’s working very very slow.

Mechanical Keyboards (DAS keyboard 4)

I started to use Mechanical Keyboards now days. work home etc. I like cherry mx blue I know few people do say it’s loud but to me it was fine.

Their are 100s of brand out there but I prefer das 4, I been using it for a while so far no issues.

my site is now on HTTPS

With all the government monitoring snoopers charters and open wifi access etc. I have SSLed my site using

at-least now communication between my site and your browser will be safe. Not that I collect sensitive information. still they can’t see the what is on the packets. ISP’s still have to log what websites you visit no way to trick, other than to use a vpn out to some other countries but it is all a hassle.

any way I’m not forcing the https yet so if you not on secure connection (green padlock icon on the browser) please use this link