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by rovguy1974
Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Groups/meets in South yorkshire
Replies: 2
Views: 1575

Re: Groups/meets in South yorkshire

Hi there, I have since found a couple of 'hack' groups. One in Sheffield near Bramall Lane, the other in Barnsley at the Horizon Community College. I have just started going to the one in Barnsley ;) it meets twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month.

http://barnsley.io
by rovguy1974
Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Web based control interface
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

Re: Web based control interface

The project has had some ups and downs, but never a dull moment. Im slightly trepiditious as to what the future addons will bring lol How my robot currently looks...
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by rovguy1974
Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Web based control interface
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

Re: Web based control interface

Thanks, I was wondering how to do that. ;)
by rovguy1974
Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Web based control interface
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

Web based control interface

Hello all, Im having a 'little' issue that is slowly driving me insane. For the last couple of days I have been going round in circles trying to find the solution to the problem. Background I have built a roving robot which consists of the following:- 4x 6V DC motors Adafruit V2 Motor Shield Arduino...
by rovguy1974
Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Do I need a Pi 3?
Replies: 7
Views: 1645

Re: Do I need a Pi 3?

I could do that, but I'm not much of gamer to be honest. I have a pc that I play elite dangerous on and PS4 that's only used for Netflix. I'd like Netflix on a Pi, but that isn't possible. I will think of something, thank you for the suggestion though :)
by rovguy1974
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Do I need a Pi 3?
Replies: 7
Views: 1645

Re: Do I need a Pi 3?

Well, I bit the bullet today... Ordered an adafruit dc motor controller board along with a cc3000 wifi board for my arduino, oh and 4x 6v dc motors! So I basically have everything I need for the robot.... Apart from something to mount them on. I also ordered a pi3, simply because I was putting an or...
by rovguy1974
Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Do I need a Pi 3?
Replies: 7
Views: 1645

Do I need a Pi 3?

I have a vero, a Pi b+ and a pi2. The vero is used as a kodi device downstairs, the pi2 is used as kodi device upstairs (although tbh it's never used) and the Pi b+ I currently have setup as my project device (currently setup as a lamp web server, so i can learn web development). My question is.... ...
by rovguy1974
Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Groups/meets in South yorkshire
Replies: 2
Views: 1575

Groups/meets in South yorkshire

Hi all.

Are there any groups or meets in the south Yorkshire area? I'd like to meet up and find out more about the raspi and the community.
by rovguy1974
Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: We want to build a quadcopter.
Replies: 12
Views: 4543

Re: We want to build a quadcopter.

Just save a lot of time, cost and heartache and buy an apm flight controller (or alternatively a DJI Naza or Eagle Tree Vector) which is based on an arduino. It is now superseded by the Pixhawk which is a more powerful version, but should still be available to buy. There is no way you can build a qu...
by rovguy1974
Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Raspberry FPV - 3G and Wi-Fi
Replies: 16
Views: 6252

Re: Raspberry FPV - 3G and Wi-Fi

It's dependent on how many walls and what material they are made from and also how strong a signal your router is providing. I can comfortably use mine in a 3 storey town house where I am down stairs and my router is on the top level.
by rovguy1974
Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Raspberry FPV - 3G and Wi-Fi
Replies: 16
Views: 6252

Re: Raspberry FPV - 3G and Wi-Fi

I use this wifi dongle, it works fine with my raspi B+

https://www.modmypi.com/tenda-w522u-5gh ... _name=5ghz

I can see what your trying to do, however, it's a bit like reinventing the wheel. There are more established ways of doing it..... At a price. Check out DJI and 3D Robotics.
by rovguy1974
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: 3 phase Electronic Speed Control
Replies: 1
Views: 661

3 phase Electronic Speed Control

The answer to the following question may be glaringly obvious. From previous RC experience, modern brushless motors are generally 3 phase and are driven via an ESC which are controlled via PWM. This being said, Im assuming it is straight forward to control said ESC via PWM with either a RasPi or Ard...
by rovguy1974
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Raspberry FPV - 3G and Wi-Fi
Replies: 16
Views: 6252

Re: Raspberry FPV - 3G and Wi-Fi

May I ask an obvious question? Why? Its far easier and probably cheaper overall to just use a Board cam and 5.8Ghz Vtx.
by rovguy1974
Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VNC and OS X
Replies: 6
Views: 959

Re: VNC and OS X

Thanks joe, I type in vnc://192.168.1.121:1 and it does start the screen sharing app, however, it comes up with an error saying the raspi isn't ready? But, like I mentioned previously realvnc works fine.

The raspi desktop looks better via vnc than it does natively, that's what I find confusing.
by rovguy1974
Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VNC and OS X
Replies: 6
Views: 959

VNC and OS X

I have set up my raspi with SSH and a VNC (tightvnc) and have them set to start on boot up. I can access the raspi remotely with my MacBook using realVNC however, I cannot using the go to server command and I believe I am supposed to be able to? I have also noticed that the colour depth when using t...
by rovguy1974
Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Removing the chaff!
Replies: 8
Views: 1215

Re: Removing the chaff!

Thanks very much guys, so am I right that the cache command will find the location of any specified file? Previously I have tried removing mine craft with apt-get --purge remove minecraft but with no joy. Am I implementing the command correctly? I'm aware that if a program isn't running then it will...
by rovguy1974
Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Removing the chaff!
Replies: 8
Views: 1215

Removing the chaff!

Ok, so I have a Raspi B+ and I have it up and running with wifi and I'm listening to my local radio station via the web browser (epiphany). I have adjusted the overscan so that everything fits onto my screen and I have overclocked the cpu. What I would like to do is get rid of all the chaff I.e the ...
by rovguy1974
Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3609
Views: 162056

Re: Introduce yourself!

I thought I would try again... I will keep it brief. Im Richard, 40 years old. Graduated Sheffield Hallam University in 1997 with a HND in Electronics Engineering with Microprocessor Applications. I haven't really done any in depth Electronics or programming since :( Since graduating I have a variet...
by rovguy1974
Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3609
Views: 162056

Re: Introduce yourself!

I'm sorry, I had a very nice, thought out intro typed up and I was in the process of posting a couple of relevant links to find that I had been logged out!!! Also the keep me logged in option doesn't work. Not the first post I was wanting to write and I definitely wasn't wanting to moan. Get it sort...

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