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by MattPurland
Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubuntu / Linaro for Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 309
Views: 135195

Re: Ubuntu / Linaro for Raspberry Pi 2

Wonderful! Many thanks for the link.
by MattPurland
Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubuntu / Linaro for Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 309
Views: 135195

Re: Ubuntu / Linaro for Raspberry Pi 2

Sorry for going a little off topic, but does anybody know if Snappy Ubuntu Core was compiled for ARMv7 and ARMHF like this release?
by MattPurland
Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: 3rd USB by removing ethernet
Replies: 2
Views: 1175

Re: 3rd USB by removing ethernet

Ah, had a feeling that would be the case. Cheers James!
by MattPurland
Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: 3rd USB by removing ethernet
Replies: 2
Views: 1175

3rd USB by removing ethernet

Not sure if this is the right forum, but it seemed to fit best! I was wondering if it's possible to remove the Ethernet socket to get a 3rd USB interface? I believe that the Ethernet port runs off the integrated USB hub in the model B and it probably is possible, but I'm wondering if it's physically...
by MattPurland
Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simon's accelerated X development thread
Replies: 405
Views: 113652

Re: So who's working/worked on an Xorg server?

You probably won't need a crossover cable, most (if not all) modern laptops will do the crossing for you with a standard cable.
by MattPurland
Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My second Raspberry Pi for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 602

My second Raspberry Pi for sale

Hi All, I've decided to sell my second RasPi from RS: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110891666787 Like most early adopters I purchased one from both Farnell and RS, and the one from RS arrived on Friday. I don't need the second so I've decided to sell it with 100% of the sale g...
by MattPurland
Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any way to hook up a processor?
Replies: 12
Views: 1685

Re: Any way to hook up a processor?

Did I really just read that?!

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by MattPurland
Tue May 29, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Create Custom Boot Logo
Replies: 6
Views: 14738

Re: Create Custom Boot Logo

Splashy requires DirectFB, which hasn't been ported to the RasPi yet, but the DirectFB team are working on it (so they say!)

EDIT: I may actually be wrong, I could've sworn I read that somewhere - I did try and install it on my Pi but couldn't (for a reason I can't remember)
by MattPurland
Thu May 24, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Epetition to waive VAT on RPi
Replies: 23
Views: 1341

Re: Epetition to waive VAT on RPi

My very, very dear friend Oggie , who died in 2007, was the lead developer on the e-petitions website. The last time I saw him, a couple of days before he died, he was ripping his (plentiful) hair out over the amount of frivolous bullshit people were posting to it; I specifically remember him menti...
by MattPurland
Thu May 24, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: SCUMMVM on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 3
Views: 2138

Re: SCUMMVM on Raspberry Pi

I've played the first Monkey Island on the latest Debian image using the already available binaries.. works perfectly for me!
by MattPurland
Thu May 24, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Epetition to waive VAT on RPi
Replies: 23
Views: 1341

Re: Epetition to waive VAT on RPi

@MattPurland: As I've pointed out, it's not that simple. They pay VAT and then claim it back on some things. Organising something with the distributors requires more organisation effort than can be reasonably requested from individial schools. But, I'm more interested in getting a cheaper RPi into ...
by MattPurland
Thu May 24, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Epetition to waive VAT on RPi
Replies: 23
Views: 1341

Re: Epetition to waive VAT on RPi

This seems rather pointless to me, as consumers we should be paying VAT, and if schools don't pay VAT then that's for them to sort out with the distributors (which they can do).

Or am I missing something here?
by MattPurland
Tue May 22, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My RasPi running off AAA batteries
Replies: 31
Views: 6199

Re: My RasPi running off AAA batteries

Indeed, but it's worth a pop!
by MattPurland
Sun May 20, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My RasPi running off AAA batteries
Replies: 31
Views: 6199

Re: My RasPi running off AAA batteries

That's correct, the auction is selling 4 batteries, so 2 parallel sets in series. I might try it with just the 2 in series to see how long it'll last. No doubt they're not actually 5000mah, but they should be close The AAAs I'm using seem to die quite quick, but I think that's down to the USB hub I'...
by MattPurland
Sun May 20, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: section for GL?
Replies: 21
Views: 2803

Re: section for GL?

by MattPurland
Sun May 20, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My RasPi running off AAA batteries
Replies: 31
Views: 6199

Re: My RasPi running off AAA batteries

I looked into other batteries including lithium ion and polymer, but I decided to go with batteries that could easily be replaced if they died. It's hard to say without doing proper measurements but I think the AAAs I'm using last about an hour with average use so I definitely need to look at someth...
by MattPurland
Sat May 19, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simon's accelerated X development thread
Replies: 405
Views: 113652

Re: So who's working/worked on an Xorg server?

Excellent work, keep it up!
by MattPurland
Sat May 19, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My RasPi running off AAA batteries
Replies: 31
Views: 6199

Re: My RasPi running off AAA batteries

FYI, here's one for £1.39! This also takes a minimum voltage of 4.5v and an output of 2-3 amps, which should be a lot easier to work with! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LM2596-DC-DC-Step-Down-CC-CV-Adjustable-Power-Supply-Module-akf-/160782943700?pt=UK_BOI_Electrical_Test_Measurement_Equipment_ET&hash=i...
by MattPurland
Thu May 17, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My RasPi running off AAA batteries
Replies: 31
Views: 6199

Re: My RasPi running off AAA batteries

The screen isn't running off the batteries as it needs 12v, I'm gonna rip it open and see if it can be powered from 5v (it'll have a regulator in there somewhere which I can hopefully bypass).

I might look into using higher capacity batteries, I get the feeling the AAAs won't last too long
by MattPurland
Wed May 16, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My RasPi running off AAA batteries
Replies: 31
Views: 6199

Re: My RasPi running off AAA batteries

Hah, cheers mate :)
by MattPurland
Wed May 16, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My RasPi running off AAA batteries
Replies: 31
Views: 6199

Re: My RasPi running off AAA batteries

Ah that's news to me... thanks!
by MattPurland
Wed May 16, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My RasPi running off AAA batteries
Replies: 31
Views: 6199

Re: My RasPi running off AAA batteries

Gah, how did I not find that before!
by MattPurland
Wed May 16, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My RasPi running off AAA batteries
Replies: 31
Views: 6199

Re: My RasPi running off AAA batteries

Exactly, I wanted it to be efficient as possible.

That was also on my mind, not sure how to do it exactly but I'll give it a go at some point!
by MattPurland
Wed May 16, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My RasPi running off AAA batteries
Replies: 31
Views: 6199

Re: My RasPi running off AAA batteries

I kinda cheated on the regulator, I got it off ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390327745637?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 Unfortunately it's quite expensive, but I only bought it to save time in building the circuit myself. It's probably cheaper to buy the components and build t...
by MattPurland
Wed May 16, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My RasPi running off AAA batteries
Replies: 31
Views: 6199

My RasPi running off AAA batteries

Just thought I'd share my breadboard-based battery pack powering my Pi http://distilleryimage6.instagram.com/f2b3d5929f8211e192e91231381b3d7a_7.jpg http://distilleryimage7.instagram.com/a8ba67f89f7d11e1a39b1231381b7ba1_7.jpg Seems to be working a treat, no idea how long they'll last! They're 1800mah...

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