Go to advanced search

by ringz
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard shipping date.
Replies: 279
Views: 33434

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

My board ordered 08/09/12 23:15:50 has been shipped.

I'll have to be up bright and early in the morning.

Martyn.
by ringz
Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard shipping date.
Replies: 279
Views: 33434

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

I ordered mine on 08/08/12 at around 23:00 but mine is still marked as processing.

I haven't heard a whisper from Farnell either :?

Is the Farnell packaging small enough to fit through a letter box or will I have to trek to the sorting office?

Martyn.
by ringz
Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard Assembly Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 22627

Re: Gertboard Assembly Thread

I thought that a reading of zero indicated that you have a short circuit between the 3v3 line and Gnd?

Have I got this wrong?

Martyn.
by ringz
Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard shipping date.
Replies: 279
Views: 33434

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

I'm starting to collect my soldering kit together :)

Order History: 08/08/2012 23:15:50 and I've just checked my order and it has changed to processing.

Martyn.
by ringz
Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where can I find a Pi suited relay?
Replies: 4
Views: 1491

Re: Where can I find a Pi suited relay?

Well I would like to recommend this website:

http://www.bitsbox.co.uk

They have a couple of 5V DPDT relays at around £2.00 each

They have great prices, no minimum order, £1.50 UK postage and they have a very fast service, at least for the stuff I've ordered in the past.

Martyn.
by ringz
Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Are the Gertboards here?
Replies: 84
Views: 19084

Re: Are the Gertboards here?

I've just ordered a Gertboard as well. I didn't notice any delivery date but I'm a fairly patient guy so I'll be happy enough to wait till it arrives :)

I also used it as an excuse to get a pressure sensor and a few logic mosfets so I'll have stuff to play with while I'm waiting.

Martyn.
by ringz
Sun May 27, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any word from Farnell?
Replies: 122
Views: 15013

Re: Any word from Farnell?

My Raspi arrived today 26 May 2012, Saturday afternoon. I ordered 4th March.

Martyn.
by ringz
Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Basic/Fundamental Electronics and Circuits
Replies: 5
Views: 3143

Re: Basic/Fundamental Electronics and Circuits

I think you should have a look at the arduino website

http://www.arduino.cc

There's loads of stuff there that I think you should look at before you decide on the nerdkit.

Martyn.
by ringz
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anti-static bags - conduct electricity right?
Replies: 8
Views: 2444

Re: Anti-static bags - conduct electricity right?

After seeing his rant on the PicKit3 I can believe anything of him.

Martyn.
by ringz
Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Straw poll for home print cardboard case: What printer do you have?
Replies: 32
Views: 11767

Re: Straw poll for home print cardboard case: What printer do you have?

What about printing out a template, making it up into a box, then using layers of PVA glue and kitchen roll paper to reinforce it.

Put on a few layers, sand it down, paint it and you have a nice solid case.

Very Art Attack

Martyn.
by ringz
Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fitting the display on a TV: config.txt and overscan_*
Replies: 21
Views: 34194

Re: Fitting the display on a TV: config.txt and overscan_*

If your TV has a special mode for playing video games then try that. I think that in that mode the overscan is switched off.

Martyn.
by ringz
Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Preorder
Replies: 45
Views: 7030

Re: Preorder

I buy stuff from Farnell and I'm just a hobbyist.

Martyn.
by ringz
Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Deltaboard: a small AVR-based expansion board for the Pi
Replies: 11
Views: 4022

Re: Deltaboard: a small AVR-based expansion board for the Pi

<r>Some people have begun moving towards the Atmel ATmega1284p chip because it's the most complex of the arduino compatible chips currently available in a 40 DIP package. Much easier to solder and there is 3rd party support for it in the Arduino 1.0 IDE.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.atmel.com/dev...
by ringz
Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We got through CE testing unscathed!
Replies: 46
Views: 9179

Re: We got through CE testing unscathed!

Congratulations, you deserve the chocolate

Martyn.
by ringz
Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Newark/Element14 Webinar w/ Eben
Replies: 23
Views: 4744

Re: Newark/Element14 Webinar w/ Eben

<t>I didn't have a problem with the website. My problem was that firefox didn't want to load the add on for the webinar.  I had to download the .msi file separately and install it before I could get any further.<br/> <br/> I did all this around 2.30 so I guess the hordes hadn't descended then.<br/> ...
by ringz
Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Newark/Element14 Webinar w/ Eben
Replies: 23
Views: 4744

Re: Newark/Element14 Webinar w/ Eben

I really enjoyed the presentation. I lost the sound for a few minutes but I don't think I missed too much.

Martyn.
by ringz
Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Want to learn programming alongside my 6 year old.
Replies: 18
Views: 5035

Re: Want to learn programming alongside my 6 year old.

<t>Hi zappauk2003,<br/> <br/> While you are waiting for your Raspberry Pi to arrive you can always follow these tutorials and put an environment similar to the Raspberry Pi on your current computer.<br/> <br/> This is the link to the first part where Liam shows us how to set up the VirtualBox manage...
by ringz
Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Programming the Raspberry Pi: webinar with Eben, April 4
Replies: 9
Views: 1387

Re: Programming the Raspberry Pi: webinar with Eben, April 4

So are you people who think Webinar is an abomination ready to take up your positions being "cared for in the community", when British and American English cease to be dominant and the Asian English flavours take over?

Martyn.
by ringz
Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eben Webinar for element14 on 4th April
Replies: 7
Views: 1553

Re: Eben Webinar for element14 on 4th April

I've booked my place.

Martyn.
by ringz
Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MIDI Breakout and other subjects
Replies: 7
Views: 2787

Re: MIDI Breakout and other subjects

<r>He's missed a 220R resistor from the MIDI out connector. The way he has it, it's possible to short the +5V supply to ground.  Not a good thing. I left a comment.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.midi.org/techspecs/.....rispec.php">http://www.midi.org/techspecs/.....rispec.php</URL><br/> <br/> Mart...
by ringz
Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Post your estimated arrival dates
Replies: 323
Views: 53879

Re: Post your estimated arrival dates

I ordered mine on 4th March and have a delivery date of 14th May.

Martyn.
by ringz
Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard
Replies: 258
Views: 103682

Re: Gertboard

<r>Docteh said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Debian squeeze has a package called arduino-core which brings in the necessary bits. avrdude avr-gcc and maybe some other stuffs.<br/> <URL url="http://mjo.tc/atelier/2009/02/.....o-cli.html">http://mjo.tc/atelier/2009/02/.....o-cli.html</URL><br/> Boot loader might...

Go to advanced search