Dino Fizzotti

Engineer, maker, hacker, thinker, funner.

Feb 7, 2021 - 11 minute read - Comments - Software Hardware PCB

FnRow v1: A configurable function-row-layout mechanical keyboard


FnRow is a mechanical keyboard I designed and built during the Christmas break. It features a single row of switches in the form of a “function row”. Each switch is configurable and can be programmed to perform as any key on a typical keyboard, or even combinations of key presses. FnRow is akin to a “macropad”, but instead of having a square or rectangular “pad”, the switches are stretched out in a single row. All my hardware and software source files are available on GitHub.

Apr 10, 2020 - 8 minute read - Comments - Raspberry Pi Software

Raspberry Pi Cluster Part 1: Provisioning with Ansible and temperature monitoring using Prometheus and Grafana

I decided to build a Raspberry Pi cluster to give me a platform with which I can practice distributed computing technologies without needing to rely on a cloud provider.

Dino's Pi Cluster

This first post details my hardware set-up as well as how I used Ansible to “remote control” the installation of monitoring software on each of the Pi hosts, with the goal to observe the Raspberry Pi CPU temperatures.

Jan 9, 2019 - 16 minute read - Comments - Software Python Raspberry Pi

Running a man-in-the-middle proxy on a Raspberry Pi 3

Raspberry Pi 3 and mitmproxy

[2020-06-21] I have done another run through of this tutorial on my Rasperry Pi 3, this time with the latest Raspberry Pi OS. Changes made to the tutorial are indicated with a note featuring a timestamp “[2020-06-21]”. Let me know in the comments if you are unsuccessful. I try to re-run everything every 6 months or so.

[2019-08-03] I have since updated this post with new instructions for running mitmproxy on Raspbian Buster, which now includes Python 3.7.

In preparation for a training session I will be giving on public key infrastructure (with a focus on TLS and certificates) I wanted to demonstrate how a transparent “man-in-the-middle” (MITM) proxy works.

This post walks through the configuration of a Raspberry Pi 3 acting as a Wi-Fi access point, running a transparent man-in-the-middle proxy (mitmproxy), which can be used to sniff HTTP and https traffic on connected devices.