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by Hairlocks
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: squeezeplug for raspberry pi is the business
Replies: 108
Views: 34293

Re: squeezeplug for raspberry pi is the business

I am using the audio jack out. I don't have any hdmi capabilty.

try running the command

amixer set PCM 90% umute
by Hairlocks
Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: squeezeplug for raspberry pi is the business
Replies: 108
Views: 34293

Re: squeezeplug for raspberry pi is the business

just incase someone find my previous post via google. My LMS is running on a 64 bit linux box so I needed to install the ia32_libs package so the LMS provided faad and flac decoders can work. No idea why aptitude didn't install it for me though.
by Hairlocks
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: squeezeplug for raspberry pi is the business
Replies: 108
Views: 34293

Re: squeezeplug for raspberry pi is the business

Finally got my RPI Friday and this is the first thing I want to get working to replace my Pure Evoke Flow. I have the LMS running on a x86 debian install. The main use is in the following order. 1. Alarm clock to listen to live BBC radio 4 in the morning. This does not work. 2. Play back BBC radio4 ...
by Hairlocks
Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS: Your item is being despatched
Replies: 44
Views: 8435

Re: RS: Your item is being despatched

I had the same e-mail from parcelforce on the 11th but still no delivery or update. :(
by Hairlocks
Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Control my immersion heater.
Replies: 21
Views: 13380

Re: Control my immersion heater.

I suspect those plugs cannot be able to sustain the 3000w load for long. I believe Immersion heaters need to be hard wired to meet build regs as well. I have seen (e.g. done recently) melted a 13 amp socket from constant 2800 w load. Another solution (more dangerous?) could be to use several relays ...
by Hairlocks
Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: GPIO remote switching PC on/off
Replies: 14
Views: 16639

Re: GPIO remote switching PC on/off

I have done this for an old server (desktop) using a arduino and ethernet sheild. (it did not support wake on lan). I did not have a optocoupler to hand so had to play about with diodes and resistors. It was fine after I fixed all the "bugs", I have now changed servers, and using to ardunio to devel...
by Hairlocks
Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Who's in your house?
Replies: 14
Views: 5984

Re: Who's in your house?

Rob,

With all your sensors in the front door, how are you running a cable to them. I assume near a hinge, but what about reliablity and the desire to hide cables as much as possible?
by Hairlocks
Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Who's in your house?
Replies: 14
Views: 5984

Re: Who's in your house?

The bits that have proved most unreliable are those I've bought in (X10, Z-Wave, etc.). Interesting, I was wondering whether building my own system was going to be too unreliable, but I don't like any off the shelf system. I like the idea of a house alarm, not needing to be set and unset. e.g. text...
by Hairlocks
Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Who's in your house?
Replies: 14
Views: 5984

Re: Who's in your house?

Rob, What is your plan if a family member leaves their phone at home / somewhere else. A bluetooth phone has to be only 1 source of information on presence. Also is it possible to reduce the range on the bluetooth to narrow it down to a single room? e.g. to identify if it is moving between rooms. If...
by Hairlocks
Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMC and MythTV with the MythBox plugin
Replies: 7
Views: 9680

Re: XBMC and MythTV with the MythBox plugin

I don't have a RPi yet to try out. Have either of you tried the new experimental HLS code in 0.25 it does on demand trancoding, and may even work with live TV. It is not feature complete yet. I think xmbc intends to use it in future.
by Hairlocks
Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Smart Thermostat
Replies: 35
Views: 28705

Re: Smart Thermostat

It does not need to be twisted pair. I believe it is best to use 3 wire is possible, ground, 5v and data. although the can be powered from the data line in puts more limitations on the network. The ones I have bought are without VAT, which I need to pay before they will be delivered. DHL website cur...
by Hairlocks
Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Smart front door project
Replies: 11
Views: 11570

Re: Smart front door project

I was sort of using cat 5 as the generic term. Will proabably go the whole hog and find some Cat 6a to buy, can do 10G for 100m Cat 6 is only upto 37m (your millage may vary). Although I have been waiting a few year for copper 10G to be affordable, it currently uses a lot of power as well. I will pr...
by Hairlocks
Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Smart Thermostat
Replies: 35
Views: 28705

Re: Smart Thermostat

I have just order myself some more 1-wire thermostats DS18B20 at £7.52 for 10 inc free postage. From a website in hong kong with mixed reviews so will wait for them to turn up and I can compare them to the ones I bough from farnell a while ago. I have also bought some DHT11 which humidity as well as...
by Hairlocks
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Smart front door project
Replies: 11
Views: 11570

Re: Smart front door project

I have a had a good read of your website, and it has lots of great information for me. A big thanks. I ended up buying a plot of land (smallholding) a couple of years ago without the prior thought/desire I was really going to build my own house. So I have mainly focused on the basic like planning pe...
by Hairlocks
Thu May 31, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Opening SSH port on router - security issue?
Replies: 19
Views: 29729

Re: Opening SSH port on router - security issue?

A quick check through the logs of a server at work has over 5000 failed password attempts in 1.5 days (mostly invalid usernames).
by Hairlocks
Thu May 31, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Opening SSH port on router - security issue?
Replies: 19
Views: 29729

Re: Opening SSH port on router - security issue?

First, the risk is lowish to start with, because there are very few Linux on ARM computers out there, and many vulernabilites are platform-specific. There are certainly Linux/ARM vulns, but hackers probably aren't bothering to try and exploit those. This said, I would: - not use a standard port - u...
by Hairlocks
Thu May 31, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Opening SSH port on router - security issue?
Replies: 19
Views: 29729

Re: Opening SSH port on router - security issue?

Even better, you can generate a private public key pair and restirict ssh to not allow passwords. You then need the private key with you to log in.
by Hairlocks
Sat May 26, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Smart Thermostat
Replies: 35
Views: 28705

Re: Smart Thermostat

I hope to do a similar thing for my house. but I am going to use a ardiuno for the acutally grunt work as it is more than powerfull enough an more suit the need. 1-wire sensor are what you need for the temperture side of things, can't remember the model number from memory though. the arduino has a l...
by Hairlocks
Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: one for sale on Ebay this is wrong as the foundation is loosing out here.
Replies: 63
Views: 12180

Re: one for sale on Ebay this is wrong as the foundation is loosing out here.

What are the morals of winning the auction but failing to pay. Would delay it by a few days, before relisting. May be enough for the 100,000 to be on the way.
by Hairlocks
Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Greenhouse Automation
Replies: 15
Views: 9935

Re: Greenhouse Automation

<t>For this you don't need the CPU power of the Raspberry PI but you do need ADC and control the Raspberry PI does not give you.<br/> <br/> I would recommend the arduino, there are people of have already done want you want to do, and there are lots of libaries so you don't need to reinvent the wheel...
by Hairlocks
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fedora 14 soon
Replies: 30
Views: 7027

Re: Fedora 14 soon

Currently joined the torrent, so will have a look. haven't managed to receive an e-mail from either farnell or RS yet so I will be months before I can get the hardware.
by Hairlocks
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How many sold so far?
Replies: 19
Views: 5332

Re: How many sold so far?

I believe 10 have been sold so far.
by Hairlocks
Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Media Use?
Replies: 10
Views: 2582

Re: Media Use?

Sorry I forgot Java has the ablity to bring the most high powered computer to its knees.
by Hairlocks
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Deploying Images to SD Card
Replies: 21
Views: 7202

Re: Deploying Images to SD Card

<t>Judging by the amount of problems this (simple) linux task is giving the Windows users (geeks at that an not complete novices) I think the Raspbeery foundation needs to find a way to get a Windows apps to automate the entire process easily (for its target market). I would guess a app like "UNetBo...
by Hairlocks
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Media Use?
Replies: 10
Views: 2582

Re: Media Use?

<t>I think minecraft will work as  there is a java release for linux/other. Therefore it should not be tide to the architecture of the PC, or even the OS, it should just need a JVM for you OS/architecture of choice. Hence the linux/other category on the download page.  I would guess a JVM will be av...

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