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by ianken51
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: My ASUS Eee PC1001P RaspiPC
Replies: 4
Views: 2881

Re: My ASUS Eee PC1001P RaspiPC

Hi The_Handy_Andy. I was recently gifted a 2010 ASUS Eee PC 1001PX which had Windows 7 Starter on a 160GB drive, 1GB RAM and Intel Atom N450 CPU. I stashed away the HDD so I can reverse my upgrade if I want to later on and installed 240GB Crucial SSD and an extra 1 GB RAM to get the maximum allowed ...
by ianken51
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Raspbian::Stretch
Replies: 43
Views: 26893

Re: Raspbian::Stretch

Looking for life after Windows 7/8.1 I will only run one, possibly two, Windows 10 PCs simply to play games - until Linux catches up. I have an old Samsung I bought in 2012 which I upgraded with a new 8500mAh battery and replaced the old 750 GB HDD with a new 250 GB SSD. The battery addition and low...
by ianken51
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgraded to Stretch lost wifi on pi-top
Replies: 9
Views: 1659

Upgraded to Stretch lost wifi on pi-top

I used Pixel on my Pi-Top laptop and it works fine. Today I decided to update to Stretch and lost my WiFi. Nothing seems to be able to get it working. Gonna re-install Pixel and wait until Stretch is fixed. Also note that Pi-Top Polaris (which I believe is based on Stretch) is causing similar havock...
by ianken51
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows emulator - wine?
Replies: 19
Views: 13703

Re: Windows emulator - wine?

To me one of the true benefits of the Raspberry Pi is that it don't run Windows! I suggest that if you wish to run Windows then the RPi is NOT the tool. Why not try the Tinkerboard? It uses an Intel Atom, has 2 GB RAM and is a similar form factor. It has W10 pre-loaded but costs around $US 100. This...
by ianken51
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Pixel x86 local install
Replies: 10
Views: 13917

Re: Pixel x86 local install

I TRIED THIS AND IT WORKED FOR ME I saw a post on YouTube by " hamdygital" with the title "Tuto | Install Debian Pixel, Raspbian Jessie on your computer | Raspberry pi | French HD". Yes it is in French, but hamdygital has added English subtitles making it easy to follow. WARNING...
by ianken51
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Western Australia Pi Club
Replies: 2
Views: 2643

Re: Western Australia Pi Club

Sorry about the missed letters - one of the foibles of the Pi-Top keyboard. Rather a nice laptop but let down by the "chicklet" keyboard.
by ianken51
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Western Australia Pi Club
Replies: 2
Views: 2643

Re: Western Australia Pi Club

Hi bossboy. ianken51 here from Duncraig WA. I've been using Raspberry Pi since the Model 1B days, but I'm not a hacker as such. I've got a Pi-Top lapto powered by RPI3 which I use to browse the internet and generally have fun with. I found an ad for The Perth Atrifactory in Osborne Park: "The P...
by ianken51
Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Mini-ITX Motherboard
Replies: 21
Views: 17851

Re: Mini-ITX Motherboard

I've completed my hack and now have a Raspberry Pi model 3 powered FairyWren mini-ITXcomputer. I'll post a link as soon as I can upload to a suitable site.

Also made a styrene case to suit and can show my efforts as well.
by ianken51
Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Mini-ITX Motherboard
Replies: 21
Views: 17851

Re: Mini-ITX Motherboard

Last night I experimentally attached my Raspberry Pi 3 to the 26-pin female GPIO header on the FairyWren Mini-ITX motherboard, plugged in the power supply, USB cables, HDMI adapter, etc., and turned it on. The boot screen started and it went through the whole sequence and I ended up with a functioni...
by ianken51
Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi-Top
Replies: 21
Views: 21567

Re: Pi-Top

New Pi-Top additions and CEED. With the introduction of the Pi-Top CEED we now have a $99 US solution for the Raspberry Pi. The CEED provides a slightly bigger screen than the Pi-Top laptop and a similar Raspberry Pi mounting system and power supply, but no battery or portability. However, it is a s...
by ianken51
Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi-Top
Replies: 21
Views: 21567

Re: Pi-Top

Regards Battery Issues: Check out Rene Richarz comments on Pi-Top Forums under battery charging. Got to page 15 (bottom of page 1) and read through his posts. I'm not technically adept but it seems Rene has pretty much nutted the situation out. He has also posted solutions on his github blog. So far...
by ianken51
Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Mini-ITX Motherboard
Replies: 21
Views: 17851

Re: Mini-ITX Motherboard

I bought my FairyWren board about 18 months ago. It's been great and I even scratch built a styrene case for it. But the RPi model B is just too slow now that I have a model 3. I checked the layout and it seems that the only thing stopping you from using a model B+/2/3 is the 40 pin GPIO vs the 26 p...
by ianken51
Sat May 28, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: KickStarter failures and successes
Replies: 6
Views: 2921

Re: KickStarter failures and successes

Have you checked out the Pi-Top laptop and CEED desktop units? Both have been crowd funded via Indigogo and have done very well. I purchased a pi-top kit and recently upgraded to the RPi-3 as a simple plug-in. Well, more like unscrew and removed the RPI-2 and screw in the RPi-3 and reconnect the cab...
by ianken51
Sat May 28, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3860
Views: 294261

Re: Introduce yourself!

Hi Daniel, My name is Ian and I live in Perth Western Australia. I bought a Pi-Top laptop from www.pi-top.com for my Raspberry Pi 2. It cost me $400 AUD delivered (May 2015) without the Pi computer module, so it's quite expensive. The Pi-Top laptop comes as a kit which you assemble; for me that was ...
by ianken51
Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi-Top
Replies: 21
Views: 21567

Re: Pi-Top

I'm sort of perplexed that anyone who bought a Pi-Top via crowd funding didn't understand that they were funding/buying a prototype system based on the Raspberry Pi 2 (RPi2B). Therefore, Pi-Top couldn't be more than the sum of its parts. As a portable laptop version of a RPi2B from a bunch of Uni gr...

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