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by beakersoft
Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Cast from Pi to Chromecast
Replies: 1
Views: 2900

Cast from Pi to Chromecast

So, I was looking at this project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYHXUECdQAg and it got me wondering, instead of having to plug the HDMI lead into the Pi and Tv, would it be possible to cast the screen from the Pi to a Chromecast? Has anyone any idea if the Google API's will let you do something li...
by beakersoft
Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Question about 1Wire
Replies: 2
Views: 961

Re: Question about 1Wire

You can use lots of devices on 1-wire, the DS1820 sensor is probably the easiest though, as the sensor itself ‘talks’ the 1-wire protocol. There is a DS2438 device, that while designed to be used a battery monitor will allow you to interface into different sensors. Your best bet is probably to look ...
by beakersoft
Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Seeking and Fast Forwarding on Raspbmc
Replies: 3
Views: 1249

Seeking and Fast Forwarding on Raspbmc

Hi, I'm sure i cant be the only person who is struggling with this, try as i might i cant get raspbmc to do any kind of fast forwarding/seeking on my vid's. The files are sat on my NAS, i am assessing them over NFS. If i hit the FF buttons i just get the little 8x, 16x etc prompt up but it never mov...
by beakersoft
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Mount a Pi behind TV withoug using the VESA holes
Replies: 4
Views: 1647

Re: Mount a Pi behind TV withoug using the VESA holes

I did think about seeing if it would just hang there, ill see how it goes once the TV is on the wall
by beakersoft
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Mount a Pi behind TV withoug using the VESA holes
Replies: 4
Views: 1647

Mount a Pi behind TV withoug using the VESA holes

Hi,

I have got a Pi model A, and i want to mount it behind a TV, but the tv is already mounted on a bracket on the wall, so the normal VESA holes are already being used.

Has anyone got any ideas how i can mount the pi behind the TV without using the VESA points?

Cheers
Luke
by beakersoft
Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Lego Case with screen
Replies: 0
Views: 593

Lego Case with screen

Hi, Not sure if i dreamed this or not (sad i know!) but i'm sure i've seen a picture somewhere of a pi case made of lego in the shape of a house, with an LCD screen built into the roof. Sounds like a cool thing to do when i get a LCD screen for my pi! Anyone else see this, and better know where i ca...
by beakersoft
Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Corrupt SD Card
Replies: 1
Views: 516

Corrupt SD Card

I've managed to Corrupt my SD card (it wont boot anymore, i get a kernel panic) and there are a couple of things i would like to get of it if possible. I've managed to mount the partition but i cant get into a lot of the directories. Is it possible to run fsck or something on the partition to try an...
by beakersoft
Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Opening up a udp port
Replies: 3
Views: 36041

Re: Opening up a udp port

the snmp service was not bound to eth0, thanks for the pointers!!
by beakersoft
Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Opening up a udp port
Replies: 3
Views: 36041

Opening up a udp port

Hi,

Simple question, i have put snmp onto my pi, i can query the device locally but when i try from another device on my network it times out.

I think the port might be blocked, but i'm not sure how to open the port

Cheers
Luke
by beakersoft
Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Plugging into the Pi GPIO pins
Replies: 6
Views: 1306

Re: Plugging into the Pi GPIO pins

they do look like the best one to use, a bit more expensive than i'd like though. i think i might just move some things round on the board instead. Thanks for the pointer though
by beakersoft
Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Plugging into the Pi GPIO pins
Replies: 6
Views: 1306

Re: Plugging into the Pi GPIO pins

i think two would probably give me enough room, but i'd rather use only one if there's one out there
by beakersoft
Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Plugging into the Pi GPIO pins
Replies: 6
Views: 1306

Plugging into the Pi GPIO pins

Hi, I'm creating a little add on board that will plug into the GPIO on the pi. I'm looking to be able to mount the board on top of the pi itself, but i'm struggling to find an extender i can plug into the pi then solder into my board. I have found this https://www.modmypi.com/shop/26-pin-gpio-connec...
by beakersoft
Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: PCB Manufacturing/Prototype
Replies: 32
Views: 20712

Re: PCB Manufacturing/Prototype

just found the prototyping bit on the seedstudio website now, not sure how i missed it before. It does seem very reasonable, might just be a bit of pot luck if you get them without an silly post office or inland revenue charges!
by beakersoft
Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: PCB Manufacturing/Prototype
Replies: 32
Views: 20712

Re: PCB Manufacturing/Prototype

http://www.pcbpanel.co.uk looks promising, its a similar price to expresspcb.com but its uk based and the turn around time is quicker. Seeedstudio only seem to offer 100+ batches, that a bit more than i need at the moment!! I'll finish of my design this week and probably use pcbpanel.co.uk. Thanks f...
by beakersoft
Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: PCB Manufacturing/Prototype
Replies: 32
Views: 20712

Re: PCB Manufacturing/Prototype

@tony at the moment i've just built a couple of temperature sensors, the idea being that they can be used over normal office flood wiring so that one pi unit can monitor a few different locations. I am going to look at humidity and maybe water sensors as well @MattHawkinsUK out of interest how much ...
by beakersoft
Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: PCB Manufacturing/Prototype
Replies: 32
Views: 20712

Re: PCB Manufacturing/Prototype

Thanks for the info, i'll do some research and see what is the most competitive, i really would prefer to use a UK based operation but i doubt they will be the cheapest.

The board is a 1-wire interface for plugging sensors into an RJ45 jack
by beakersoft
Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: PCB Manufacturing/Prototype
Replies: 32
Views: 20712

PCB Manufacturing/Prototype

Hi, I've designed an add on board for the pi, and i would like to get a couple of PCB's manufactured based on the design. Its a pretty simple design, at the moment it is just running of a breadboard but I would like to get a PCB of it built. I've had a look round and some of the prototyping services...
by beakersoft
Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: kernel patch for Dallas 1-wire interface
Replies: 227
Views: 151607

Re: kernel patch for Dallas 1-wire interface

yes, use the 3v3 as your power line the resistor should be between the power line and the data line, then your ground. I'd take a picture of mine but its gonna be a bit hard to see it
by beakersoft
Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: kernel patch for Dallas 1-wire interface
Replies: 227
Views: 151607

Re: kernel patch for Dallas 1-wire interface

If mine says: [email protected]:/sys/bus/w1/devices/w1_bus_master1/28-0000030a0170# cat w1_slave 50 05 4b 46 7f ff 0c 10 1c : crc=1c YES 50 05 4b 46 7f ff 0c 10 1c t=85000 I'm using the wrong resistor? 85c is the initial value of the sensor on power up. It seems that your sensor isnt doing any calcu...
by beakersoft
Wed May 23, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Error trying to load module
Replies: 1
Views: 1638

Error trying to load module

Hi, I have managed to compile a test kernel module without any error, but when i try and load it i am getting an invalid format error, and this is showing in dmesg hello: version magic '3.1.9+ mod_unload modversions ARMv6 p2v8 ' should be '3.1.9+ mod_unload modversions ARMv6 ' Does this mean the sou...
by beakersoft
Wed May 23, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Compiling Kernal Module
Replies: 7
Views: 1707

Re: Compiling Kernal Module

I'm getting this error when compiling the module, i'm amusing this is what's going to be causing the issue: WARNING: Symbol version dump /lib/modules/3.1.9+/build/Module.symvers is missing; modules will have no dependencies and modversions I am missing that file (Module.symvers), not sure where I'm ...
by beakersoft
Tue May 22, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Kernal Module
Replies: 1
Views: 1008

Kernal Module

Hi, I am having a go at compiling a kernel module (only a test hello one) but i keep getting the following error when i do a make WARNING: Symbol version dump /lib/modules/3.1.9+/build/Module.symvers is missing; modules will have no dependencies and modversions. It does seem to create the files, but...
by beakersoft
Fri May 18, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Compiling Kernal Module
Replies: 7
Views: 1707

Re: Compiling Kernal Module

I never noticed the PWD not being correct, ill enter that manually. I have complied the module on the pi it's self not on another machine. I think the issue is something to do with the headers i'm using and the kernel version on the pi, i think they might not be matching. I'll try and work it out ov...
by beakersoft
Fri May 18, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Compiling Kernal Module
Replies: 7
Views: 1707

Re: Compiling Kernal Module

Once i've actually managed to complie and load one i'll do a write up of it
by beakersoft
Thu May 17, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Compiling Kernal Module
Replies: 7
Views: 1707

Compiling Kernal Module

Hi, I have got to a point now where i can finally compile a module on my pi, but i am getting an error when trying to load it. This is the output when i do a make: make -C /lib/modules/3.1.9+/build M= modules make[1]: Entering directory `/lib/modules/3.1.9+/build' CHK include/linux/version.h CHK inc...

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