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by Boreatton Scouts
Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: remote control for Lego NXT running NXT-G
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

Re: remote control for Lego NXT running NXT-G

Thanks guys - we're sorted! The GitHub guys gave us an edu subscription so we'll put in in a public inventory there under our organisation BoreattonEngineeringAndScienceTeam (we wanted BEAST to save typing but someone else is impersonating us :) ). I emailed Liz but havnt heard back yet. If she want...
by Boreatton Scouts
Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: remote control for Lego NXT running NXT-G
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

Re: remote control for Lego NXT running NXT-G

Github looks fine - I thought there might be something in RaspberryPi.org ...
by Boreatton Scouts
Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: remote control for Lego NXT running NXT-G
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

remote control for Lego NXT running NXT-G

Hi all, I was just wondering if there is a sensible place here to post programs as a downloadable resource? The scouts wrote a (very) simple remote control programme with Python-NXT to use mouse buttons to send BT messages to a Lego NXT robot to remote control it as part of a project we were showing...
by Boreatton Scouts
Wed May 09, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Qt Q
Replies: 3
Views: 1656

Re: Qt Q

Thanks Max - I'll give that a go! It'll prob be next week now as I run explorer scouts on Thurs eves and we're off to the national archery champs for the w/e...
by Boreatton Scouts
Wed May 09, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Qt Q
Replies: 3
Views: 1656

Re: Qt Q

<r>Quick Q - is Qt bundled in the standard SD image? I had a quick delve around but couldn't find it and realise that I do not know how to search for files and directories in linux and that the search in forums won't let me search for Qt <br/> <br/> I am looking for Qtgui and Qtcore modules that wer...
by Boreatton Scouts
Mon May 07, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Lego
Replies: 9
Views: 4769

Re: Lego

<t>Lego are a bit frustrating in not joining things up so you have to buy different kits each time <br/> <br/> The scatch environment is nice and a couple of the scouts who hve avoided the NXT G environment were quite happily doing things in scratch, so integrating the two might be fun.<br/> <br/> h...
by Boreatton Scouts
Sun May 06, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Lego
Replies: 9
Views: 4769

Re: Lego

<t>Fed up of only posting to troubleshooting so thought I'd post here too! We got wifi working through powered hubs (takes a few boots but gets there reliably, and once it works it keeps on working ) so thought we'd see what we could do!<br/> <br/> The scouts have now made a couple of games in scrat...
by Boreatton Scouts
Thu May 03, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Quake III
Replies: 71
Views: 33295

Re: Quake III

<t>Ahhem! Reinstalled and it all works... should have tried this sooner... assume that the wifi network lost a bit en route first time of downloading...<br/> <br/> All is well and I can be shot - will leave it to the scouts to take revenge on the bots <br/> <br/> Sorry to all who worried on my behal...
by Boreatton Scouts
Thu May 03, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Quake III
Replies: 71
Views: 33295

Re: Quake III

same symptoms with sudo ./start.sh I'm afraid... Thx for suggestion though - hadn't tried it
by Boreatton Scouts
Thu May 03, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Success with KB, Mouse & WiFi?
Replies: 14
Views: 4928

Re: Success with KB, Mouse & WiFi?

Same issues at first - I seem to be able to avoid problems with two powered hubs and the wifi adapter in one and keybd+mouse in the other. Errors on first attempt to boot but rebooting generlly brings up wifi after two or three attempts, and then it is fine and works in lxde or from console.
by Boreatton Scouts
Thu May 03, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Quake III
Replies: 71
Views: 33295

Re: Quake III

<r>I run the latest Debian squeeze and am connected to the net by wifi (which is runniing happily from its powered hub once its booted correctly (which on average takes 3.14 reboot attempts before working))<br/> <br/> downloaded the quake 3 zip from RPi home page which has link address<br/> <br/> <U...
by Boreatton Scouts
Wed May 02, 2012 5:27 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Quake III
Replies: 71
Views: 33295

Re: Quake III

Hmmm.... Defintely no-one killing me

I took quake three from the zip file on the RPi home page blog, and the pak files from Tass's how-to blog link, taking the zipped together 9 files and copying to the approp directory... Any idea if I'm missing anything?
by Boreatton Scouts
Tue May 01, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: usb? power? hub? wifi?
Replies: 63
Views: 14376

Re: usb? power? hub? wifi?

<t>Hi,<br/> <br/> I had similar issues with seeing the network but not being able to connect. I ended up putting the wireless-essid parameter in the /etc/netork/interfaces file. (I didn't have a wpa.conf file as my wifi is unprotected as we have no neighbours). That seemed to sort me out, but I was ...
by Boreatton Scouts
Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Quake III
Replies: 71
Views: 33295

Re: Quake III

Hi - loaded it all up and can launch it (thanks Tass!), but no sound (several have mentioned this - I guess this is ongoing?). Also, as I dont have a CD, I can only load demo levels, and I can't load any bots?? bit lonely in the halls... Do the demo levels let you do anything?
by Boreatton Scouts
Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: usb? power? hub? wifi?
Replies: 63
Views: 14376

Re: usb? power? hub? wifi?

<t>When I was having problems I was using the adaptor that came with it, but for quick testing, I just used the bench supply with the protection cutoff set at 5.3 V and the voltage out set at 5.14V. (What I was using to run the RPi).<br/> <br/> The results above are consistent with what I found usin...
by Boreatton Scouts
Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: usb? power? hub? wifi?
Replies: 63
Views: 14376

Re: usb? power? hub? wifi?

<t>yeah - I had had a glass or two of wine but I'm pretty sure thats what the multimeter said - I was worried... Maybe no current so a bit random from the meter? Maybe had more wine than I remember...?<br/> <br/> Anyway, in response to bredmans suggestion I had a play at seeing who needed how much p...
by Boreatton Scouts
Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: usb? power? hub? wifi?
Replies: 63
Views: 14376

Re: usb? power? hub? wifi?

<t>PS Thanks also to bredman - that would be a bit fiddly as you say and I'd have to hunt down my adapter plugs for the hubs. I'm fairly sure that the bigger hub is isolated from the Rpi, but it doesn't seem to be able to power keyboard mouse and wifi together. If I rely on that and find a power ada...
by Boreatton Scouts
Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: usb? power? hub? wifi?
Replies: 63
Views: 14376

Re: usb? power? hub? wifi?

<t>Thanks James.<br/> <br/> If people are worrying more about my problem than just giving quick advice, I thought I'd best get some tidier data on symptoms as I was faffing about last night (thought the bench power supply would sort everything and when my new toy didn't sort it all out I was shuffli...
by Boreatton Scouts
Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: usb? power? hub? wifi?
Replies: 63
Views: 14376

Re: usb? power? hub? wifi?

Indeed, and as I said, quite entertaining... RPi is fine with just mouse and keyboard and wired internet

I'm trying to rush and get a practical set up that I can commend to my scouts (and daughter) as quite a few are expecting their RPis soon!
by Boreatton Scouts
Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: usb? power? hub? wifi?
Replies: 63
Views: 14376

Re: usb? power? hub? wifi?

<t>nmcc said:<br/> <br/> <br/> It's very early days in the life of the Pi and only a few hundred out in the wild - in a couple of weeks time there will be 7000+ more users testing different configs, but as mentioned above, based on my computing & electronics knowledge/experience, a quality power...
by Boreatton Scouts
Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: usb? power? hub? wifi?
Replies: 63
Views: 14376

Re: usb? power? hub? wifi?

<t>That's what I was thinking...<br/> <br/> The bench power supply delivers a stable 5.06 or 4.97 or so, but is only ever being asked for 450mA and usually less than this. Between TP1 and TP2 the voltage is rather less (about 4.8). When I attached a cheap powered Belkin 3 port travel hub to the seco...
by Boreatton Scouts
Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Which Bluetooth dongle?
Replies: 3
Views: 5077

Re: Which Bluetooth dongle?

<r>Abe UB22S worked pretty much straight away following the Debian Bluetooth/user wiki: <URL url="http://wiki.debian.org/BluetoothUser">http://wiki.debian.org/BluetoothUser</URL> and pairing from the RPi (so long as I didn't have wifi plugged in at the same time (and it wasnt very happy about having...
by Boreatton Scouts
Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: usb? power? hub? wifi?
Replies: 63
Views: 14376

Re: usb? power? hub? wifi?

<t>Hmmm... very frustrating day...<br/> <br/> I can get keyboard, mouse, wifi (netgear 15N) and bluetooth (ABE) and NXT lego robot bonding to work, but only 2 or three at a time!<br/> <br/> (eg: wifi and mouse but no keyboard, add the keyboard, then no wifi, get the wifo back if no mouse...)<br/> <b...
by Boreatton Scouts
Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Atheros ar9170usb wireless setup issues
Replies: 8
Views: 8795

Re: Atheros ar9170usb wireless setup issues

<t>I had similar problems and was convinced the software wasn't working, but then noticed that the little blue light wasn't coming on... when I checked the V on TP1-TP2 it was 4.7 or so (I think). Changing to a blackberry charger from an Iphone charger and suddenly the dongle lit up and all was well...
by Boreatton Scouts
Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: New OS upgrade routes?
Replies: 0
Views: 1031

Re: New OS upgrade routes?

Latest updated OS is great and starting to get things working now - quick question - will there be options to upgrade as new OS images are released or will it need a reinstall of the OS and redo of all the package installation and configuration work?

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