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by proffalken
Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Model Railways
Replies: 23
Views: 10548

Re: Model Railways

I've created JMR-Pi - a script to install JMRI on a clean R-Pi installation.

It's available at https://github.com/proffalken/JMR-Pi

Let me know what you think
by proffalken
Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: JMR-Pi - DCC Model railways on the R-Pi
Replies: 0
Views: 791

JMR-Pi - DCC Model railways on the R-Pi

Hi all, Just a quick post to announce the initial beta of JMR-Pi ( https://github.com/proffalken/JMR-Pi ) You will need an SD card running the latest version of Raspbian from the foundation's website and you will need to boot into it on the R-Pi. Then you just connect via SSH to your R-Pi and follow...
by proffalken
Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Java and RXTX
Replies: 8
Views: 30472

Re: Java and RXTX

I assume that you have resolved this issue, however for those that stumble acorss this thread in future, I have created a script that can be downloaded to convert a "standard" official Raspbian image into a JMRI control centre. The code is available at https://github.com/proffalken/JMR-Pi and you wi...
by proffalken
Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Customising the Official image
Replies: 0
Views: 634

Customising the Official image

Hi all, I've developed a script called JMR-Pi ( https://github.com/proffalken/JMR-Pi/ ) to turn a "standard" Raspbian install into a control centre for Model Rail(way|road)s using JMRI ( http://jmri.sf.net/ ) I'd like to convert this into a "custom" image, so that all the end-user needs to do is fla...
by proffalken
Wed May 23, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Model Railways
Replies: 23
Views: 10548

Re: Model Railways

Well, at least I'm not completely mad with this idea then :)
by proffalken
Wed May 23, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Model Railways
Replies: 23
Views: 10548

Re: Model Railways

Hmmm, sounds like it's a problem that is yet to be solved. My random brain this morning started to contemplate using Webcams and OCR (optical character recognition - the technology used in scanners) to identify which loco was in which block based on "reading" the number from the side of the train. N...
by proffalken
Tue May 22, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Model Railways
Replies: 23
Views: 10548

Re: Model Railways

:shock: :roll:
by proffalken
Tue May 22, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: STICKY: The projects list. Look here for some ideas.
Replies: 232
Views: 374377

Re: The projects list. Look here for some ideas.

Model Railway control :D

Arduino to "sense" and "drive" the locos, R-pi to deal with timetables and collision avoidance etc.
by proffalken
Tue May 22, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Model Railways
Replies: 23
Views: 10548

Re: Model Railways

Heh, sounds awesome.

How well does the RFID stuff work? I'm considering implementing it once I've built the base boards (or retro fitting it at a later date) but I've read mixed reviews on the reliability.

Nice to see others using their R-pi for model railways.

PF.
by proffalken
Wed May 16, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Model Railways
Replies: 23
Views: 10548

Model Railways

Hi all, I've just received the email from RS stating that my R-Pi should be shipped within 7 days! I've started work on an Arduino controller for my DC model railway (00 gauge) and you can find more information on this at http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/56419-will-pwm-hurt-my-locos...
by proffalken
Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: what will you name your pis?
Replies: 104
Views: 13799

Re: what will you name your pis?

<r>I tend to work on \"shortened\" descriptions of what the box does and add a letter onto the end to indicate the number of servers in a cluster.<br/> <br/> Why use a letter instead of a number? Because most software releases are done based upon number so if your server ends up with the same name a...
by proffalken
Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cluster (Bramble...) Design Discussion (Advanced)
Replies: 170
Views: 81434

Re: Cluster (Bramble...) Design Discussion (Advanced)

<r>Hi all,<br/> <br/> New to this thread (and the forum) however I'd love to get involved in this project.<br/> <br/> My skills lie in automated configuration and management of systems, so if these things run Debian (and I'm assuming that they do given the comments on the front page!) then there's n...
by proffalken
Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3464
Views: 69681

Re: Introduce yourself!

<r>Hi all,<br/> <br/> My name's Matt, I'm an Englishman living in South-East Wales (UK) and a Linux Sys-admin working for a web hosting company.<br/> <br/> I'm interested in automated testing and configuration of systems, so I'm very interested to see people discussing the Bramble cluster.<br/> <br/...

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