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by n31l
Thu May 17, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi as a webserver
Replies: 15
Views: 3015

Re: Pi as a webserver

Hi Andrew, page came up very quickly. I’m following this thread as when the Pi does arrive the main job I want it to do is act as the house link to the outside world. Looks like by the time I’m ready you lot should have sorted out most of the problems. Just need to add a few hardware inputs from ala...
by n31l
Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What the Pi has done for me.
Replies: 31
Views: 4551

Re: What the Pi has done for me.

<t>Fantastic post Liam, just goes to show how the schools are teaching you to be end users.<br/> <br/> I think that laptops are also to blame, I have never bought a PC in my life excluding laptops. I've built them from parts since the days of the 8086 chip. i did skip the 286 for some reason. New us...
by n31l
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi already failed ?
Replies: 222
Views: 28181

Re: raspberry pi already failed ?

<t>I thought the Pi was to teach kids to program, not to teach them how to use another  simple user interface? when the programmers die out are all the new IT people just going to sit a look at a blank screen!!!<br/> <br/> PS I'm still finding the maths test easy, my be if we made it a bit harder we...
by n31l
Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi already failed ?
Replies: 222
Views: 28181

Re: raspberry pi already failed ?

<t>well my first computer was a MK14 if you can call it a computer it had 256 bytes of ram.<br/> <br/> Windows etc is for users, not programers. if the troll wants the Pi to be like a PC then he has his user head stuck on. Lets hope that the Pi helps people move away from the bloat ware that windows...
by n31l
Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: STICKY: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 312
Views: 1132443

Re: How to start using your Raspberry Pi

<t>I think the last poster has lost the plot, since when will motoGp help us fire up our pi's for the first time.<br/> <br/> As i'm not currently a Linux user, window C++, C# & microchip pic's I need a single port of call that will have an img and programs that when run on a PC will fire up the ...
by n31l
Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Don't have a Farnell account yet preordered a Pi so how do I know what's happening?
Replies: 15
Views: 2620

Re: Don't have a Farnell account yet preordered a Pi so how do I know what's happening?

I got the farnell email twice so i orded two, one for this year and one or next.

if the order number is anything to do with your place in the queue then im about 13000th and 28000 respectivly.
by n31l
Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Whats the point of Gpio pins?
Replies: 37
Views: 6082

Re: Whats the point of Gpio pins?

I thought that GPIO pins are something for the hardware person in us all to play with. Also they are for letting the software do something more than play games, surf the net and display porn. Without io the pi would be more of a flan.
by n31l
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Third world countries and Raspberry Pi.
Replies: 10
Views: 2561

Re: Third world countries and Raspberry Pi.

<t>As this is ment to be for the 3rd world etc, what does that make my house?  VGA output is old hat so not supported! I have 2-3 VGA monitors CRT & LCD, 5 TV's but only one TV has a HDMI input, 3 have VGA inputs?<br/> <br/> Am i lead to expect that all 3rd world countries have better access to ...
by n31l
Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Robotics platform; build or buy? and motors or servos?
Replies: 13
Views: 4317

Re: Robotics platform; build or buy? and motors or servos?

<t>exartemarte said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Hmmm...<br/> <br/> While serving Her Majesty, I once heard the No 1 on a radar detachment telling his operators, in all seriousness, that they must "never replace a fuse with one of the wrong value - if you haven't got the correct fuse then wrap the silver pape...
by n31l
Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Geek, nerd or boffin?
Replies: 29
Views: 4133

Re: Geek, nerd or boffin?

I must be a nerd as i've hit the ground a few times and i've never seen it bounce.
by n31l
Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many computers fit in a car
Replies: 7
Views: 1365

Re: How many computers fit in a car

I once had 19 or 20 20" tv's in the back of my land rover. had to break hard and they all shot forward. two pinned me to the steering wheel and i had to drive down the highstreet until i could pull over and try and get them off me.
by n31l
Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: just getting ready
Replies: 0
Views: 496

Re: just getting ready

<t>While waiting for the Pi to arrive, i thought that i fix a few problems with the old laptop. New mouse button bar to replace the one that went south, an internal bluetooth dongle to remove the external for use with the pi.<br/> <br/> Well now i'm having to type on a Tesco £4.95 keyboard sitting o...
by n31l
Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 358
Views: 83615

Re: What was your first computer?

Sinclair MK14 256bytes of ram, just seen one on Ebay for £450! whish i'd kept mine now.
by n31l
Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RasbPi powered by the USB port on a TV
Replies: 7
Views: 4445

Re: RasbPi powered by the USB port on a TV

<t>If the port is USB compliant then it would not work. But so many USB ports aren’t so it would. A USB port should not provide more than 100mA unless the connected device negotiates for the full 500mA. We have pulled over 1.5A out of a few laptops that just connect the 5V to their internal power ra...
by n31l
Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: web access for house control
Replies: 11
Views: 4242

Re: web access for house control

<t>knock off the Vax stuff and you've got what i've owned. still have Pet under the stairs can't force myself to part with it. Cost me £1000 when new and had to take seat out of my spitfire to get it home. first mod was to increase the memory to 32K. you can't even store a few words in Word in that ...
by n31l
Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: web access for house control
Replies: 11
Views: 4242

Re: web access for house control

<t>SN like the sig,<br/> <br/> I could add,<br/> <br/> DEC VAX11, Microvax, Sinclar MK14, Nascom 2, Jupiter Ace, Z80, PET 4016, BBC B, 8080 & RCS 1802 boards, PC's (8086 386 486 etc) Rasb-pi<br/> <br/> The 1802 had the best instruction ever "SEX"!  Obviously the designers at RCA are not your sta...
by n31l
Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: web access for house control
Replies: 11
Views: 4242

Re: web access for house control

<t>Hi, not sure on the static ip route, I can set it to static but will this open me up to more DOS hits as even with a dynamic address they still pop up.  Maybe i should just fix it and keep a check to see if the hit rate goes up.<br/> <br/> Plus I need to find a free Web server program. Still look...
by n31l
Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: web access for house control
Replies: 11
Views: 4242

Re: web access for house control

<t>I think what I have in mind is a little bit boring, I want alow power board to sit next to my ADSL box and just give me a house status and may be control via a web page(s).<br/> <br/> I can fix my IP address so talking to it should not be a problem. May even want to go wireless so the box is not ...
by n31l
Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Intel 8086 CPU
Replies: 35
Views: 9037

Re: Intel 8086 CPU

<t>When we wrote code for the 8080 we had to split the code between two sets of Eprom and Ram, one for odd bytes and one for even. that way you would half the speed requirements for the chips. cant remember the clock speed but i bet it was less than 1Mhz.<br/> <br/> still have a commador Pet sitting...
by n31l
Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Intel 8086 CPU
Replies: 35
Views: 9037

Re: Intel 8086 CPU

I've got an 8086 cook book some where around the house.
by n31l
Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: collaboration needed any one interested?
Replies: 34
Views: 5827

Re: collaboration needed any one interested?

Have you factored in the cost and time getting your new system 'CE' marked. look what it did for thr Pi

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