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by DukeOfTarporley
Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Raspbian Laggy/Slow?
Replies: 8
Views: 10409

Re: Raspbian Laggy/Slow?

dont be afraid to use turbo mode/over clock
by DukeOfTarporley
Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Scratch
Topic: Is Scratch really viable on Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 128
Views: 47619

Re: Is Scratch really viable on Raspberry Pi?

James, I flag this just in case that it has been missed by the foundation and any Scratch fans in all the noise I do not know the official process to get improvements in the distribution of Raspbian but I'd encourage the foundation and users to look at this: http://scratch.mit.edu/forums/viewtopic.p...
by DukeOfTarporley
Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Connecting Pi to Windows 7 PC directly by CAT5 cable only???
Replies: 6
Views: 9457

Re: Connecting Pi to Windows 7 PC directly by CAT5 cable onl

I wanted to report back to the community on this and thought my experiences might help others. Windows 7 will act as a DCHP server and assign the PI connected to the laptop an ip address if you use configure the laptop out going network adapter to allow "internet connect sharing". My mistake was set...
by DukeOfTarporley
Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:31 am
Forum: Scratch
Topic: Running Headless
Replies: 7
Views: 5680

Re: Running Headless

Guys, a quick report on this. I manged to get the PI act as firing system to launch fireworks. The PI ran headless with 5 push buttons connectted to the GPIO pins. 1 button was used to "arm" the system and 4 buttons to "fire" 4 relays. These turn ignited the Talon fuses clipped onto the fireworks. I...
by DukeOfTarporley
Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Scratch
Topic: Running Headless
Replies: 7
Views: 5680

Re: Running Headless

I bought this board from ebay

IACS 4 Channel Mini Relay Board 3V Arduino Shield IO

works fine. if you are relaying large loads check that it is rated correctly.

DoT

Ps project report coming soon!
by DukeOfTarporley
Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Scratch
Topic: Running Headless
Replies: 7
Views: 5680

Re: Running Headless

Thanks Simon,

I will have a play with the info you have provided.
The auto start info so it will listen for a input would be really useful.

DoT
by DukeOfTarporley
Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Scratch
Topic: Running Headless
Replies: 7
Views: 5680

Running Headless

Simon or Anyone else, I am using Simon's Scratch GPIO bits and pieces for a project (They are much appreciated) I wanted to use my Pi to set off fireworks at a display. I have a relay board connected to the Pi that controls the current to fire some Talon Ignitors (google them to see them in action, ...
by DukeOfTarporley
Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Connecting Pi to Windows 7 PC directly by CAT5 cable only???
Replies: 6
Views: 9457

Re: Connecting Pi to Windows 7 PC directly by CAT5 cable onl

All Another work around I have (same issue on a different trip but my latest image is on an SD card that cant be read by the laptop) is installing a DCHP server like. http://sourceforge.net/projects/dhcpserver/files/Open%20DHCP%20Server%20%28Regular%29/OpenDHCPServerInstallerV1.50.exe/download After...
by DukeOfTarporley
Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Current Farnell Delivery Time
Replies: 62
Views: 12894

Re: Current Farnell Delivery Time

im in the uk 3 pi arrived today. 3 little boxes in one padded envelope. ordered 6 days ago. They were posted through the letter box, no signing required which was useful as I was out. no reason for me to change supplier this reminds me I still have a live order with RS from July..... I had better ca...
by DukeOfTarporley
Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Where To buy one/
Replies: 13
Views: 4616

Re: Raspberry Pi Where To buy one/

farnel are good.

I ordered 3 late on the 19th and they arrived today.
They came in little boxes inside a padded envelope and were just posted through the door. No annoying courier demanding a signature, which was good as I was out!
by DukeOfTarporley
Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Connecting Pi to Windows 7 PC directly by CAT5 cable only???
Replies: 6
Views: 9457

Re: Connecting Pi to Windows 7 PC directly by CAT5 cable onl

The easiest way to set a static IP address on the RPi is to add IP configurations to the file cmdline.txt on the first partition of the SD card. A very simple entry in cmdline.txt is ip=192.168.0.200:::255.255.255.0 The expected format is ip=<client-ip>:<server-ip>:<gw-ip>:<netmask> Remember that t...
by DukeOfTarporley
Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Connecting Pi to Windows 7 PC directly by CAT5 cable only???
Replies: 6
Views: 9457

Connecting Pi to Windows 7 PC directly by CAT5 cable only???

Gang, I travel with work and wanted to work on a Pi project whilst away. I have in the past bundled the Pi and anchillaries in to the Laptop bag along with the laptop and plugged into the hotel telly at the far end. I thought an easier solution on this occasion would to work on the PI headless. (The...
by DukeOfTarporley
Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Scratch
Topic: Alpha testers needed for Scratch-GPIO control
Replies: 28
Views: 8599

Re: Alpha testers needed for Scratch-GPIO control

Hi . you seem to be getting there with an updated script on drop box over night. below is a screen grab from a terminal on a virgin Raspian Aug 2012 SD card pot update. NOTE this was done before I saw your posting saying you had updated this morning. Firstly i demonstrate that Scratch is not in in t...
by DukeOfTarporley
Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Scratch
Topic: Alpha testers needed for Scratch-GPIO control
Replies: 28
Views: 8599

Re: Alpha testers needed for Scratch-GPIO control

ok we have lift off or blink off at least! I had a little play with you code and it worked. Ithen worked through your suggestions I think you must have created the /home/pi/Scratch directory... I created it and rerun the script and the MISSING .SB files appeared! I did the CHMOD and now the ICON wor...
by DukeOfTarporley
Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Scratch
Topic: Alpha testers needed for Scratch-GPIO control
Replies: 28
Views: 8599

Re: Alpha testers needed for Scratch-GPIO control

[quote][/quote] hi, having another look at it. 1)It is unclear where you expect the "missing" .sb files to be. youve told me two locations. The first loaction does not exist pre pr post running of the script. 2) I tried to click on the ikon and I get this error message in a message box: Failed to ex...
by DukeOfTarporley
Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Scratch
Topic: Alpha testers needed for Scratch-GPIO control
Replies: 28
Views: 8599

Re: Alpha testers needed for Scratch-GPIO control

i have managed to get a RED LED to work by connection pins 6 & 1 :D
by DukeOfTarporley
Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Scratch
Topic: Alpha testers needed for Scratch-GPIO control
Replies: 28
Views: 8599

Re: Alpha testers needed for Scratch-GPIO control

I am running the Aug 16th Image. I think Stratch has moved to /usr/share/scratch some more for you below presume you are trying to kill previous instance but -9 is not an option! also see the connection issues. IT seems to be trying to connect ot SCRATCH before it has started..... __________________...
by DukeOfTarporley
Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Scratch
Topic: Alpha testers needed for Scratch-GPIO control
Replies: 28
Views: 8599

Re: Alpha testers needed for Scratch-GPIO control

hi
on a new image of RASPIAN
the install scripts run after a raspi-update
however does not run.
ive looked for the files blinktest.sb and rsc.sb and these seem to be missing post install. [used : "find -name *.sb " in the top directory]
happy to do more Alpha testing

ED

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