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by calidor
Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard Assembly Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 22202

Re: Gertboard Assembly Thread

I have finished my Tandy board and powered it up. I had some problems with my voltmeter which delayed me for a few days (see Voltage test thread). Initially I was a little disconcerted about the way the LEDs light up at random when no links or jumpers are in place. Touching the voltage regulator or ...
by calidor
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:14 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Test Voltage
Replies: 7
Views: 1724

Re: Test Voltage

Thanks Domesday and Plugwash - that was it. Reads 3.30 V now. Doh!!
by calidor
Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Test Voltage
Replies: 7
Views: 1724

Re: Test Voltage

Thanks Gert, they looked OK but I reheated the joints on the regulator to be sure. I still get 3.8 Volts on the 3V3 pin and the regulator itself. The regulator pins voltage are 5.6 V, 0.0V , and 3.8 V respectively compared to ground. I checked the resistance from ground to the middle pin and it read...
by calidor
Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Test Voltage
Replies: 7
Views: 1724

Re: Test Voltage

I'm measuring from ground to the 3V3 terminal as per the Farnell instructions.
by calidor
Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Test Voltage
Replies: 7
Views: 1724

Test Voltage

I have just finished my Tandy Kit. Had to wait a couple of days to get a spare 100 nf SMD capacitor as I lost one of them. Now I have 9 spares as I had to buy 10! When I tested the voltage after connecting to the Pi I get 3.79 V. Is this a problem? - the instructions only mention 3.3 V. I'm running ...
by calidor
Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard Assembly Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 22202

Re: Gertboard Assembly Thread

Almost finished my Tandy kit. Very good kit but I had to use the Element 14 instructions to find out which way round some of the components go. Tandy should really include this info in their instructions. Unfortunately I pinged one of the tiny capacitors into the ether and am waiting for a replaceme...
by calidor
Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Commercially available RPI cases? Are there any yet?
Replies: 16
Views: 4467

Re: Commercially available RPI cases? Are there any yet?

<r>monkeyra said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I'm building a little review section for RPI cases, rounding them all up with all the details (price, website etc) and the only commercially available one I can find is the modmypi.com case. Are there any others out there yet? (Google is proving useless!)<br/> <br...
by calidor
Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: A basic acrylic enclosure for developers
Replies: 29
Views: 9207

Re: A basic acrylic enclosure for developers

Hi Yoctopuce,

I got my case yesterday - looks really good. Now all i need is a Pi to put in it!
by calidor
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chip's Challenge (Windows 3.1)
Replies: 37
Views: 11844

Re: Chip's Challenge (Windows 3.1)

<t>Having spent six weeks trying to get Win 3.1 to connect to my companies network in the US when we set up our new office in Singapore in the mid 90's (yes I know Win 95 was available!) I happen to know that there are about 6 serious bugs in the Win 3.1 networking software that comes on the install...
by calidor
Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Case Design Challenge: Media Centre
Replies: 23
Views: 18194

Re: Case Design Challenge: Media Centre

<t>i was thinking along the lines of Fodi. You can buy a freeview box with HDMI and USB for about £25 or one with a 360 GB Hard drive as well for about £45. I would just take out its motherboard and replace with the Pi. i have seen some with SD card readers as well. It should be possible to link in ...

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