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by Ibanezjem
Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI, RS and Maplin
Replies: 5
Views: 1532

Re: Raspberry PI, RS and Maplin

I ordered one from Farnell in the UK on 8th November 15:11 GMT. Received an update on the 16th saying it should be despatched by the 23rd and it arrived by UPS yesterday, 23rd at 15:50 GMT. That's down to 15 days. Paid a little more than through RS though. Hope that helps you decide which way you wa...
by Ibanezjem
Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Mame - Incomplete .zip installation via !PackMan
Replies: 6
Views: 2318

Re: Mame - Incomplete .zip installation via !PackMan

I too have had the same issue with Mame via !Packman. There are no sign of MrDo ROMs, either zipped or otherwise that come with the package. This may be due to a licensing issue, or just an omission. Will try the link provided earlier to test Mame with MrDo ROMs.
by Ibanezjem
Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: MIDI via UART in RISC OS
Replies: 2
Views: 1190

Re: MIDI via UART in RISC OS

Hi, I've had a look at this and my initial results are at https://www.riscosopen.org/forum/forums/5/topics/1444 if you haven't already seen it. The init_uart_rate=38400 as suggested on other sites didn't work for me. I think this may be because RISC OS does transmit something on the serial port at b...
by Ibanezjem
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: error on boot
Replies: 19
Views: 5104

Re: error on boot

I thought it was something like that. You explain it so much better! :)
by Ibanezjem
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: error on boot
Replies: 19
Views: 5104

Re: error on boot

My understanding is, that to get the Pi to boot initially and then RISCOS to also boot from the same SD card, certain things need to be in specific places. A decision was made to set it at 2G as this is adequate for most uses and people may have a couple of old ones knocking around that they don't m...
by Ibanezjem
Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: error on boot
Replies: 19
Views: 5104

Re: error on boot

Just a thought, I don't know if it matters or is relevant, but are you using new SD cards, or ones that have been used before? I seem to recall there may have been an issue with some cards not being fully re-formatted with some systems and the usable size went down gradually. This may result in thin...
by Ibanezjem
Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: error on boot
Replies: 19
Views: 5104

Re: error on boot

The size of the card shouldn't be a problem. The image will only use the first 2Gb of a card. I use a couple of 2Gb MicroSD cards in adapters, some 4Gb cards and an 8Gb card. I haven't had a problem with any of these and RISCOS. To write them, I have a desktop PC with a built-in card reader running ...
by Ibanezjem
Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Lego Connectors
Replies: 9
Views: 2214

Re: Lego Connectors

I wouldn't suggest cutting them in half, unscrew the one end and fit a cheap or readily available connector instead. Get some multi-way ribbon cable, tear off a pair of wires to the length you want, (or double up for better current capability.) Then attach the lego plug to one end and whatever metho...
by Ibanezjem
Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Lego Connectors
Replies: 9
Views: 2214

Re: Lego Connectors

Hi Nick. I have 4 of those plugs in front of me. I also have sets 8050 and 744 still untouched in the box! And the black 12v motor set somewhere. Conductor pin diameter is 2.5mm and centre bit is 3mm. Pitch between conductors is approx 8mm. Not exactly sure what you have in mind, but if you have som...
by Ibanezjem
Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 119576

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

I used the Acorn>zip file>DOS1.44Mb floppy>USB floppy drive>PC>USB Memory stick>RPi>unzip file route and it does work, but takes ages! Eventually networked StrongARM Risc PC running RiscOS4 and RPi. So much easier, but only if you have network card. I did try the board from an old external hard driv...
by Ibanezjem
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Can't Start, Won't Start
Replies: 12
Views: 3357

Re: Can't Start, Won't Start

Error: the disk drive is empty. What is the distro you are using? The 22nd September did have an issue which caused the above. This has been addressed in the 24th September distro. A link to this can be found on: https://www.riscosopen.org/wiki/documentation/show/Software%20information:%20Developme...
by Ibanezjem
Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 775
Views: 135177

Re: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

My initial "registration of interest" with RS was on 8th March. Following publication of costs including shipping and VAT, saw farnell was cheaper, (not by much, but it all counts! :) ) and registered an interest with them on the 23rd March. Farnell invited me to place an order at the beginning of A...
by Ibanezjem
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 119576

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

To save me having to hunt down back issues of Acorn User magazine does anyone remember if it possible to develop programs the use the RISC OS gui using BBC Basic? For help in creating windows, there is !WinEd. If you want bit control of the GPIO pins then the GPIO module will let you control all 17...
by Ibanezjem
Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 202139

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Just back from the pub, saw a copy of the Daily Mail while there, and they have a similar story to the FT one above about the Raspberry Pi helping RS maintain a profit in an otherwise depressed international market.
by Ibanezjem
Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 202139

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/db655ef4-ccb6-11e1-b78b-00144feabdc0.html My first post from RPi and using Riscos! *EDIT Hmm, interesting! Link doesn't quite work when using Firefox under Windows. And doesn't show it all using Netsurf under Riscos. Google "Raspberry Pi News" and the Financial Times link ...
by Ibanezjem
Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: how to sense 220v input -solved- I hope
Replies: 51
Views: 54360

Re: Playing with mains, how to sense 220v input -solved- I

Hi, I was going to suggest an old phone charger as a safe option, but saw felix123 had already covered that one. Also liking Burngate idea, but need to match neon colour transmitter to receiver. For example, my understanding is that photo-diodes/transistors tend to work better in the infra-red range...
by Ibanezjem
Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPIO to breadboard .1" wide to .3" wide header converter?
Replies: 21
Views: 8229

Re: GPIO to breadboard .1" wide to .3" wide header converter

I've built the same for my RPi. Using a small piece of stripboard/veroboard, 26-IDC Box Header, and 2x 13W Pin Headers. I pushed the pins of the 13W headers right the way through the plastic before I soldered them to the strip board. I'll post some pics later Which side is your copper strip on? I c...
by Ibanezjem
Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPIO to breadboard .1" wide to .3" wide header converter?
Replies: 21
Views: 8229

Re: GPIO to breadboard .1" wide to .3" wide header converter

In the past, I have made a few 20 way versions of something similar using Veroboard. Now I'll have to make a new one! I cut the board to size, to give me 4 holes per copper strip, then as wide as I need. In this case it will be 13 full strips. Cut the strips as Grumpy Mike does, either with a sharp ...
by Ibanezjem
Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Farnell slight delay
Replies: 48
Views: 6616

Re: Farnell slight delay

I've had the same email too. I might be the only one to be relieved by it, as I'm on holiday and would miss any delivery before the end of June. Struggling with dodgy internet as it is. Should be back home in time to receive it now, or at least deal with the failed delivery and have to sort out gett...
by Ibanezjem
Sat May 26, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: umm, is my pi supposed to look like this?
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

Re: umm, is my pi supposed to look like this?

Powering it on wouldn't be a problem if you wanted to. It's just that one of the USB ports wont work. In fact since it's one of the power lines (ground I think), you might be able to use that port for a powered hub since the ground probably gets connected through the mains earth. But it might be un...
by Ibanezjem
Thu May 24, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Frambozenbier down?
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: Frambozenbier down?

Not that it helps matters, but I get the same problem 90 mins later. Even went back through news pages to try the link from Liams unboxing pics http://www.raspberrypi.org/page/4 just above "The Altoids Tin doesn't fit as a case" picture.
by Ibanezjem
Tue May 22, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The real photo of Liz & R2D2 at MakerFaire
Replies: 4
Views: 1257

Re: The real photo of Liz & R2D2 at MakerFaire

And is the guy in the middle background on a home-made Segway?
by Ibanezjem
Tue May 22, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The real photo of Liz & R2D2 at MakerFaire
Replies: 4
Views: 1257

Re: The real photo of Liz & R2D2 at MakerFaire

Hmm, Danish pastries for ears are a nice touch. Making me hungry though. :D

Feeling the banhammer being readied!
This arrived the other day that might make a cool, if somewhat impractical, case.
http://shop.lego.com/en-GB/R2-D2-10225? ... tid=364590
by Ibanezjem
Tue May 15, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Health of the Community Check
Replies: 45
Views: 5733

Re: Health of the Community Check

What browser are you using and is this on a mobile device or a standard computer? I should also note that this is less about about the forum itself, and more about the community It wasn't meant to derail the topic, but to point out there may be an issue with the display for different options. Curre...
by Ibanezjem
Tue May 15, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Health of the Community Check
Replies: 45
Views: 5733

Re: Health of the Community Check

What browser are you using and is this on a mobile device or a standard computer? I should also note that this is less about about the forum itself, and more about the community It wasn't meant to derail the topic, but to point out there may be an issue with the display for different options. Curre...

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