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by Step
Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Volume control via a potentiometer
Replies: 4
Views: 2860

Re: Volume control via a potentiometer

I think i may have worded that poorly, im using the analogue out from the pi and was wondering what size pot i could use to control the volume output to the speakers
by Step
Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Volume control via a potentiometer
Replies: 4
Views: 2860

Volume control via a potentiometer

Just a query on this, im looking to run a potentiometer for front panel volume control on the Pi, ive seen it done using a control chip onto the GPIO but the headers on mine are currently busy with a display. Ill be running the audio out via the analogue port my question is does anyone know what pot...
by Step
Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Setting up GPIO with LCD
Replies: 0
Views: 539

Setting up GPIO with LCD

Having a little trouble setting up a 2X16 LCD with Raspbian. From what I have read the build im using 0.63 comes with the LCD support as native. I've got my LCD plumbed in on a breadboard but all im getting is about half a screen on blocks. SO I'm guessing I need more code but what would I need to d...
by Step
Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Rpi media case (take two)
Replies: 2
Views: 3567

Re: Rpi media case (take two)

Thanks Nadnerb. Good news is the cables arrived and it fits. I dont think its the 15cm one more 30cm but it coils up well enough. plopped most of the bits in to give an idea of the layout, ditched the fan as i will just run it passively with some vents. I should be able to get this done next week as...
by Step
Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Rpi media case (take two)
Replies: 2
Views: 3567

Rpi media case (take two)

This is take two as i was making a wooden one, but frankly it was too chunky and for what it did overly big. So on to the new slightly smaller version, The case for this started life as a HP E118405 CD writer, the drive was dead as in the tray ejection motor wouldn't work. Im not sure why I kept it ...
by Step
Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Xbian + WiFi where am i going wrong?
Replies: 25
Views: 24388

Re: Xbian + WiFi where am i going wrong?

My bad had a brainwave at about 7AM this morning. forgot I hadn't registered the MAC ID on the router :roll: did that, ran the config on a clean image worked first time. Its now working perfectly tested by adding an RSS feed and some addons.

Ill be pulling that file for safe keeping!
by Step
Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Xbian + WiFi where am i going wrong?
Replies: 25
Views: 24388

Re: Xbian + WiFi where am i going wrong?

1. Remove wifi adapter from Pi 2. Start Xbian 3. Go to "programs" and select "Xbian settings", upon "install wifi next reboot" select YES 4. Reboot 5. Wifi install script starts, read the instructions and make the selections (insert adapter when asked) 6. Restart and enjoy Thanks Ed, that worked, s...
by Step
Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Xbian + WiFi where am i going wrong?
Replies: 25
Views: 24388

Re: Xbian + WiFi where am i going wrong?

Apologies for this being pretty unhelpful with regards to your question but I just wanted to quickly share my personal experience with this subject. Basically after 2 days following various pieces of googled advice regarding wifi and the raspberry pi I gave up on xbian, I'm a complete command line ...
by Step
Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Xbian + WiFi where am i going wrong?
Replies: 25
Views: 24388

Xbian + WiFi where am i going wrong?

I must be missing something very obvious, i'm using XBian 0.6.3 and RTL8188CUS WiFi dongle (Netgear WNA1000M) and for the life of me I cant get my head around the setup on this. I'm assuming I need to edit the install-rtl8188cus.sh file with the SSID password etc but which bits do i need to amend? s...
by Step
Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Advanced? Book Caes for the PI
Replies: 3
Views: 1635

Re: Advanced? Book Caes for the PI

You should be able to passively cool the Pi if there are no other devices such as hard drives or optical drives being used. just give it ventilation and it should be happy enough. If you do wish to actively cool you can use a 60-70mm fan, im using a 70mm Delta fan (AFB0712HHB) which works well on a ...
by Step
Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Power a chassie fan
Replies: 13
Views: 8097

Re: Power a chassie fan

6677 wrote:Rasberry pi doesn't need fan unless you put it somewhere with no airflow. Should be fine without
The Pi its self may not require a fan but if like me your running a hard drive then a fan is highly beneficial for shunting away the heat they produce
by Step
Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Meccano
Replies: 7
Views: 4731

Re: Meccano

Stickle bricks?

Image
by Step
Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Power a chassie fan
Replies: 13
Views: 8097

Re: Power a chassie fan

ive found that a Delta AFB0712HBB 70mm fan works well its a DC12V and 0.45A but moves a small amount of air via USB. I think its a sleeve bearing. others work as well its very much hit and miss from what i can see. Avoid fancy fans with lights The above fan is actually the standard issue fan AMD shi...
by Step
Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Low Cost aluminium case
Replies: 6
Views: 2706

Re: Low Cost aluminium case

Still as risk as theres metal to PCB, non conductive paint or tape will solve it though
by Step
Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Media Center plywood Case with Hard Drive
Replies: 19
Views: 7673

Re: Media Center plywood Case with Hard Drive

If you go with sheet metal its a perfect excuse to try some spray paint ;) Lovely work though i can see why you didnt want the hinges on the outside it would spoil the look of it

Quick one on the fan, how much would you say its putting out air wise?
by Step
Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: New case/enclosure
Replies: 9
Views: 8211

Re: New case/enclosure

Thought id best update this as ive done some bits First up changed the wood for the side panels it was too thick. chopped it down and got to work Drilled some holes for the audio connectors, power in and switch. Not using an Ethernet as one im useless at making them and two i can get away with WiFi ...
by Step
Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Full Contained Self Powered Pi
Replies: 18
Views: 6044

Re: Full Contained Self Powered Pi

I was hoping that screen was infact a solar panel. None the less a good little bit of kit youve made there
by Step
Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Media Center plywood Case with Hard Drive
Replies: 19
Views: 7673

Re: Media Center plywood Case with Hard Drive

abishur wrote:ew, please don't talk about my wife like that..
Have to agree comes over a bit creepy that. good to see someone else doing a mini media device, mines currently sat half assembled in front of me an ive cables solder etc all over the shop, will be keeping an eye on this one!
by Step
Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi Slim PS2 case
Replies: 5
Views: 7155

Re: Raspberry Pi Slim PS2 case

Have a nose through here its a list of known working ones usually its down to the controller chips from what i can see

http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeriphera ... d_USB_Hubs
by Step
Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Case Design Challenge: Media Centre
Replies: 23
Views: 18666

Re: Case Design Challenge: Media Centre

IM slowly constructing my own media case with no DVD but a nice hard drive inside and some USB's on the front so i could in theory plug one in. Just need to wait for my wood to straighten
by Step
Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: New case/enclosure
Replies: 9
Views: 8211

Re: New case/enclosure

Actually got some time to do bits and get the proverbial ball rolling. Changed the design for a stacked layout Pi at the top, USB hub below and the hard drive in the base. So with that done i attacked the wood wit ha saw and ended up with the below http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o196/thelegoman_...
by Step
Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: New case/enclosure
Replies: 9
Views: 8211

Re: New case/enclosure

Ah my bad sorry i should have explained, the hub will have a pair of un used USB ports which i can wire extensions off to have a pair of ports useable from outside the case. SD slot wise it will be on the upper section of the perspex so all ill need to do is whiz the lid off and i can change the car...
by Step
Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: New case/enclosure
Replies: 9
Views: 8211

Re: New case/enclosure

Apologies for the delay in getting this up had some things crop up i didnt expect but, here we are sorry no cad google sketchup etc, i really cannot get on with them. The idea behind this is a small neat multimedia device that you can just unplug and move easily to other places if needed, because of...
by Step
Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: New case/enclosure
Replies: 9
Views: 8211

New case/enclosure

Hi guys, Been slowly amassing the bits for a custom case/enclosure for the Pi. I'm planning to make a custom media orientated system that can be used for other purposes if needed. Kit wise nothing majorly adventurous but a few nice bits. Image at the bottom shows what i have it has been resized down...
by Step
Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Securing a Pi in a case
Replies: 16
Views: 8467

Re: Securing a Pi in a case

Hi, I'm a little late to the party, but have you considered something like the raspberry sandwich? http://elinux.org/images/0/0c/Raspberry-sandwich-1-0.pdf I'm not sure whether the dimensions are exact as I don't have a Pi yet, but you could experiment with that design and different materials! Rega...

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