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by SN
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: British-made programming language
Replies: 37
Views: 6287

Re: British-made programming language

CESIL anyone? I have an awk script that will interpret CESIL code if anyone wants it? I know it's an old post but i would still like to know: what license is your awk version of cesil (gpl ?) - i love it and would love to spread it around if i could? Great fun! 8-) Only four years later... I have u...
by SN
Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Amazon Dash and Philips Hue
Replies: 1
Views: 1253

Re: Amazon Dash and Philips Hue

And to finish off with the doorbell requirement? The Amazon Dash Button is reasonably weather proof and could be affixed on the outside of the house I have this https://github.com/jishi/node-sonos-http-api installed on the same Raspberry Pi which allows me to drive my Sonos gear from the Raspberry P...
by SN
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Amazon Dash and Philips Hue
Replies: 1
Views: 1253

Amazon Dash and Philips Hue

Nothing particularly revolutionary here except that its all gone together particularly easy and I thought I'd share: I have a full multibulb colour Philips Hue lighting setup in my house, an Amazon Echo Dot, Energenie Plugs and a Sonos - using one of my four original four and half year old Raspberry...
by SN
Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: CEL Robox
Replies: 0
Views: 346

CEL Robox

Just bought one of these babies - could of bought one of the more established models for similar money (Ultimaker, Da Vinci, Cubify etc) but opted for the Robox as its a built by a British Outfit [insert flag wavey icon here] I will probably print myself some Pi Cases off Thingiverse as starter prin...
by SN
Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi running off batteries
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: Raspberry Pi running off batteries

anyone tried running a Pi of a Canon DLSR Camera battery

I've got a stack of LP-E8's rated at 7.2V / 1360mAh 9.7Wh and thought these would make a good power source
by SN
Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: USB Robotic Arm
Replies: 49
Views: 24543

Re: USB Robotic Arm

3Doodler - 3D Pen - the biggest issue it has is drawing at a steady pace so that the ABS is laid out in consistent thickness - using the arm should help here. The slackness in the arm joints means you could never get super accurate alignment
by SN
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: USB Robotic Arm
Replies: 49
Views: 24543

Re: USB Robotic Arm

After a loooooooong time away from this little forum I think I have found a new use for my robot arm and it goes something something like this... http://i00.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v1/884819988_1/Raspberry_Pi_model_B_512M_memory.jpg_200x200.jpg + http://images.maplin.co.uk/300/a37jn_high-res.jpg + http...
by SN
Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Why can only people on my Wi-Fi use my website?
Replies: 2
Views: 792

Re: Why can only people on my Wi-Fi use my website?

Hi, I made a PHP document and I've also downloaded a LAMP Stack (that includes Apache 2, MYSQL and PHP 5). I placed my PHP document in the var/www/ folder and the website ran fine when I typed in: (myipaddress)/blog.php (the name of the document). However, when other people type in the same link in...
by SN
Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Leap Motion + RasPi
Replies: 10
Views: 10172

Re: Leap Motion + RasPi

Someone already hooked the Leap up to an arduino to control a desk lamp. Real life Pixar :-) see here cool. looks like it still relies on a PC of some kind to glue it all together though. My LeapMotion turned up last week and it is a really really cool device. Not tried plugging it into one of Pi's...
by SN
Sun May 26, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD flash reliability
Replies: 24
Views: 8180

Re: SD flash reliability

you're probably right there.

my little 4Gb SD card driven web server passed the 200 day mark today - hanging on in there 8-)
by SN
Fri May 24, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Auto-exposure Video
Replies: 13
Views: 1883

Re: Auto-exposure Video

Please don't use capitals. I find it annoying. I wasn't talking about manual exposure setting, I was talking about turning off brightness compensation completely - i.e. fixed gains. That's means no ISO either, although exposure times would still work. You already have a load of different options fo...
by SN
Fri May 17, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Cannot disable preview
Replies: 34
Views: 13406

Re: Cannot disable preview

for those not into recompilation, this little bodge works a simple solution to the flickering on the screen (because -nopreview is broken) is to make the preview size very small and place it to the left and above the screen so only ONE pixel is updated on the console like so /opt/vc/bin/raspistill -...
by SN
Fri May 17, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Videostream etc over the internet
Replies: 11
Views: 5705

Videostream etc over the internet

Not seen this (to be fair not looked too hard :oops: )

Assuming I have apache2 install on my raspi and all the ports open on my router to the internet, is there a straightforward way to make this work - I'm thinking mjpeg or similar with a 1 or 2 second framerate?
by SN
Fri May 17, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Motion - Ip Camera Possible
Replies: 35
Views: 35488

Re: Motion - Ip Camera Possible

a simple solution to the flickering on the screen (because -nopreview is broken) is to make the preview size very small and place it to the left and above the screen so only ONE pixel is updated on the console like so /opt/vc/bin/raspistill -t 0 -w 1024 -h 768 -p -31,-23,32,24 -o - If you are up fo...
by SN
Fri May 17, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Motion - Ip Camera Possible
Replies: 35
Views: 35488

Re: Motion - Ip Camera Possible

a simple solution to the flickering on the screen (because -nopreview is broken) is to make the preview size very small and place it to the left and above the screen so only ONE pixel is updated on the console like so

/opt/vc/bin/raspistill -t 0 -w 1024 -h 768 -p -31,-23,32,24 -o -
by SN
Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Leap Motion + RasPi
Replies: 10
Views: 10172

Re: Leap Motion + RasPi

...and now its not :evil: July 22nd
http://blog.leapmotion.com/post/4887274 ... ate-update

delays far worse than Pi's this time last year...
by SN
Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Leap Motion + RasPi
Replies: 10
Views: 10172

Re: Leap Motion + RasPi

well May 13th is the day apparently when shipping starts - an 8 month wait seems interminably long compared to how long it took me to get my pis...
by SN
Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: How do I clear the Console Screen
Replies: 9
Views: 9549

Re: How do I clear the Console Screen

oh the wonders of ANSI escape codes.... takes me straight back to 1990

Full list here, out of interest
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANSI_escape_code
by SN
Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How long can I run the RasPi for?
Replies: 22
Views: 2809

Re: How long can I run the RasPi for?

Raspberry Pi R3 hosting sn.ickl.in / bryxx.com
Linux R3 3.2.27+ #160 PREEMPT Mon Sep 17 23:18:42 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux

19:26:34 up 155 days, 18:59, 0 users, load average: 0.11, 0.07, 0.09
by SN
Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: web interface for invoking C-Code?
Replies: 6
Views: 4513

Re: web interface for invoking C-Code?

nothing to stop you having some cgi scripts (typically in a cgi-bin directory) that execute a compiled C code binary - you can have that C code generate HTML if you wish but it could be clunky
by SN
Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi uptime/availability?
Replies: 11
Views: 3298

Re: Pi uptime/availability?

Hi all, I was wondering what kind of availability/uptime people are getting with their Pi's? Being slightly anal about this I'm trying to track posts by various forum members about how long their Pi's have been running for - assuming those that have reported decent uptime's have NOT rebooted their ...
by SN
Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: wifi for 24/7
Replies: 9
Views: 1008

Re: wifi for 24/7

vonets bridge solves the problem - pi thinks it has an ethernet connection then - for the n'th time - i've got 130+ days continuous operation using this with no hiccups
by SN
Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Your oldest code STILL performing useful work
Replies: 7
Views: 1228

Re: Your oldest code STILL performing useful work

bet its stuck on the 'continue?' prompt
by SN
Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: My rPi server crashed after 30 days
Replies: 11
Views: 1916

Re: My rPi server crashed after 30 days

I wouldn't bother - mines passed 131 days without hiccup
by SN
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Your oldest code STILL performing useful work
Replies: 7
Views: 1228

Your oldest code STILL performing useful work

One for us oldies... So just how old is the oldest code that you have written that STILL does the job it was intended to do - and still does it on a daily basis? I wrote large chunks of VAX C code back in the 1992-1993 period which I KNOW are running in anger today in a support system at a certain p...

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