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by XDroidie626
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Official 7" Screen wiring tips
Replies: 3
Views: 1476

Official 7" Screen wiring tips

Hi All, So finally I have gotten around to playing with my RPI and 7" screen + case and i have to say after a bit of tweaking its excellent, but I cant help but notice its design could have been better. https://www.modmypi.com/raspberry-pi/cases/7-touchscreen-cases/raspberry-pi-7-touchscreen-di...
by XDroidie626
Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Building a RPI CCTV
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

Building a RPI CCTV

Hi All, So I am looking to build a RPI CCTV system to monitor the front of our house and I am wondering what bits would be best. I was thinking a RPI3 for the wireless option and speed, a small fast SD card would be ideal for me as I will be backing up most data to my NAS. The camera module is where...
by XDroidie626
Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: A mashup project
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: A mashup project

As much as i would love a house full of Pi's the budget is currently stopping me.
Also light programming is very basic python programming.
by XDroidie626
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: A mashup project
Replies: 2
Views: 511

A mashup project

So I am looking for some inspiration on a sort of mix up project, nothing fancy. So I have a RPi2, A Pi-Dac+ and a waveshare screen and I want to build something for light programming and portable gaming. I dont expect to have the Pi-Dac+ and the screen running at the same time, the screen is for po...
by XDroidie626
Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI 2 USB getting hot
Replies: 1
Views: 384

RPI 2 USB getting hot

Hi all,
So I have my RPI2 running via USB 3.0 and was wondering if the ports are supposed to get as hot as they do, although I have a feeling its to do with my Sandisk extreme mini usb drive.

Suggestions

Thanks
by XDroidie626
Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Flirc vs Case with fan
Replies: 4
Views: 4609

Re: Flirc vs Case with fan

I am tempted via this case, its a very nice looking bit of kit and not too expensive to be honest, although I hope the top is aluminum for heat removal. The fan case would be rather good also, but does RPI2 even hit over 50 degrees C? Ill wait for more answers, but either one I will post benchmarks ...
by XDroidie626
Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Flirc vs Case with fan
Replies: 4
Views: 4609

Flirc vs Case with fan

Hi All
So I am looking for a case to go with my RPi gaming system.
So I have a choice between a Flirc and a case called Mepro (This one has a fan), I was also going to get a heatsink with this, and of course the Flirc has one with it.

What would you suggest?
by XDroidie626
Fri May 27, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Advice on building a tiny console
Replies: 2
Views: 874

Re: Advice on building a tiny console

welshy wrote:XDroidie626
This might help!
Link - http://spritesmods.com/?art=rpi_arcade
I will do
Thanks!
by XDroidie626
Wed May 25, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Advice on building a tiny console
Replies: 2
Views: 874

Advice on building a tiny console

Hello RPI Gaming. So I have a new project I want to attempt to build but it involves using a GPIO screen which I am not familiar with at all. The screen I have is https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00YE0UPES/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 This screen has a software disc with it al...
by XDroidie626
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Arch or Raspbian
Replies: 4
Views: 984

Re: Arch or Raspbian

Sorry, thought some of the questions would be considered for beginners.
Anyways I know how to setup Arch Linux on the desktop so I don't expect it to be any different apart from the partitioning and mounting.
What about the screen and GPU drivers? Can they be added in Arch Linux?
by XDroidie626
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Arch or Raspbian
Replies: 4
Views: 984

Arch or Raspbian

Am looking for some advice on what distro I should use, I plan to use USB for storage and root, A 3.5" touchscreen and I would also like to know if Arch has raspbian GPU drivers on it, or can they be loaded?

Thanks!
by XDroidie626
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Rpi screen - What size?
Replies: 2
Views: 525

Re: Rpi screen - What size?

I ended up with the 3.5" screen, I hated the overhang look to say it wont be cased, Yet at least anyways.
by XDroidie626
Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Arch Linux and a Screen?
Replies: 0
Views: 343

Arch Linux and a Screen?

So I got a new RPi2 and a 3.5 screen but I would like to ask some questions

1 - Does arch Linux arm have the same gpu drivers as raspbian?
2 - Would the screen be installed the same as it would with raspbian (screen and touch drivers)?

Thanks
by XDroidie626
Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Rpi screen - What size?
Replies: 2
Views: 525

Rpi screen - What size?

Simply put what size should I get for RPi screen? 3.5 or 4" screen? £16.99 for 3.5" and £23.00 for the 4". Is there any difference between screen or is it just size? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Touch-Screen-Designed-Raspberry-Model/dp/B00YE0UPES/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1454147683&s...
by XDroidie626
Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: RPi2 - L2 and FOSS driver
Replies: 1
Views: 422

RPi2 - L2 and FOSS driver

Hi can someone explain to me how the L2 works and also how the FOSS driver works compared to the proprietary blob in raspbian, I am looking at Debian for it but just wondering.

Many Thanks!
by XDroidie626
Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rpi2 on 25000ma battery
Replies: 4
Views: 1105

Re: Rpi2 on 25000ma battery

so how many hours do you think I could get out of it, I wouldn't mind adding one of them little screens adafruit sell.
https://www.adafruit.com/products/1601
But at the end of the day is it worth doing this? I think ill use it for some programming and prototyping.

Thanks
by XDroidie626
Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rpi2 on 25000ma battery
Replies: 4
Views: 1105

Rpi2 on 25000ma battery

Simply put how long would the pi2 last on said battery?
Specs are here
Capacity: 25600mAh
Battery Type: Li-polymer Rechargeable battery cell
Input: DC 5V 2A (max)
Outputs: DC 5V / 4.5A (max)

Thanks!
by XDroidie626
Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Thought for 8 core?
Replies: 5
Views: 2198

Thought for 8 core?

A more powerful all be it more expensive part. 8 Core, 1GB RAM, Gigabit Ethernet, 4GB eMMC? Yes I know the RPi is designed for cheap education, but I am sure there are some of us who wish they could use this as a desktop at some point, maybe even a little tux racer machine :P Do you think something ...
by XDroidie626
Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: RPi B+ for Programming
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: RPi B+ for Programming

Okay, also would Arch Linux be useful for this also?
by XDroidie626
Sat Aug 08, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: RPi B+ for Programming
Replies: 5
Views: 958

RPi B+ for Programming

I have a RPi B+ just laying around at home and with me beginning programming I was wondering if it was possible to use it in a way that has very little overhead, giving me more resources for my programming. So the question begin this, What OS and what tools should I use to get this done, I wanted to...
by XDroidie626
Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Strange RPi2 Project
Replies: 1
Views: 653

Strange RPi2 Project

Okay so I have a weird idea and i have no idea if it would work or for what application it would be useful for, maybe programming in a car on a RPi2 or something lol. Anyways would it work if I used a USB power bank (16000mAh) connected to the RPi2 power port to actually power the device and a scree...
by XDroidie626
Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: RPi books for programming
Replies: 0
Views: 282

RPi books for programming

I am looking for some books on programming, I would ideally like to start with Python and maybe scratch for a giggle, then move onto C (If you can write C on the RPi) for arduino. I was thinking of using the Learning python on the Raspberry Pi for python, I think scratch would be super simple to sta...
by XDroidie626
Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2 worth it?
Replies: 15
Views: 2816

Re: Raspberry Pi 2 worth it?

Thanks for the information I was looking at making it a decent desktop. I am unsure if this still happens but would using an external sound source like the Wolfson sound card take pressure off the CPU? or is this not an issue with the Pi2, I know my RPi B+ is rather slow with CPU pegged at 100% most...
by XDroidie626
Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2 worth it?
Replies: 15
Views: 2816

Re: Raspberry Pi 2 worth it?

I've built a dedicated word processing station out of a RPi2 and it works just fine. I'm going to rebuild it soon on a stripped down Raspbian image since it has a lot of extra stuff I don't need, but other than a slow boot time, it has been a delight. I use a 24 inch display in portrait mode so I'v...
by XDroidie626
Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2 worth it?
Replies: 15
Views: 2816

Raspberry Pi 2 worth it?

So I want to use this system as my main programming system, I mostly program python. I will also be using this as a low power desktop, so a little bit of light music while I work. Also would a Samsung M8 1TB external for work storage will the Pi2 power this device okay via USB? I was also thinking a...

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