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by pi-man-uk
Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Python
Topic: 100% CPU load
Replies: 5
Views: 2498

Re: 100% CPU load

Really interested in this thread as I had a very similar problem. I'm turning all my home automated lights on and off with a button on the pi - I'm loving it. Built something like this I suppose but arguably it's not as pretty http://bt.tn/ I've even got a project box and drilled some holes for the ...
by pi-man-uk
Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: tips for ethernet cable in the home
Replies: 32
Views: 2807

Re: tips for ethernet cable in the home

Thanks.. I understand that defo want the B standard in the house. Lots just the practical bit now of understanding which wire to punch on this particular patch panel as the 2 rows are confusing! And the left to right. I tried my first way to a test euro module and that wasnt quite right, couple miss...
by pi-man-uk
Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: tips for ethernet cable in the home
Replies: 32
Views: 2807

Re: tips for ethernet cable in the home

Am using B for sure. I've already wired my first patch panel and it was easy as the eight wires were laid out in the diagram on the panel as a simple row of eight. Two rows infact, one for A and one for B.

Maybe it's me but this diagram is seriously confusing the way it's laid out!
by pi-man-uk
Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: tips for ethernet cable in the home
Replies: 32
Views: 2807

Re: tips for ethernet cable in the home

Quick emergency post! Wired one panel and tested a couple of ports, and it worked! Whoop. I put seven connections into it took about an hour. Now I've broken out the second panel and eek the wiring diagram is confusing! It has two rows for the B standard I want to use. My reading is that I wire from...
by pi-man-uk
Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: tips for ethernet cable in the home
Replies: 32
Views: 2807

Re: tips for ethernet cable in the home

I know, I'm already regretting the 2xx to the office, should have been 4x but too late now. I could do that Ethernet physical splitting 2 to 4 but that sounds too hacky and removes GIG capability as I understand. I'll use an 8 port switch in that room.
by pi-man-uk
Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: tips for ethernet cable in the home
Replies: 32
Views: 2807

Re: tips for ethernet cable in the home

Thanks very much for this. I've read the tips all over the net so i think I've got the measure of it. Build nearly finished now so can't wait to get in and tech it up, my wife might have other ideas as to priorities though, IKEA, eek! I did this as cheap as poss. 14 drops on the end, mostly 2 per ro...
by pi-man-uk
Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: tips for ethernet cable in the home
Replies: 32
Views: 2807

Re: tips for ethernet cable in the home

Thanks. I'll use it - and I'll put a 6 sticker over the 5E! ;-)
by pi-man-uk
Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: tips for ethernet cable in the home
Replies: 32
Views: 2807

Re: tips for ethernet cable in the home

The patch panel I purchased is an ebay cheapy - labelled CAT5E. I made a mistake as should have got a CAT6 one. That said, my thinking is this is just nonsense the quality and components on the punchdowns on this cheapy ebay stuff will be the same and I should just use this panel...OR - any real rea...
by pi-man-uk
Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: tips for ethernet cable in the home
Replies: 32
Views: 2807

Re: tips for ethernet cable in the home

Thought I’d log in and give a little bit of an update in case anyone’s got any tips or is interested. After the advice on here I figured I’d do a “proper job” now I’m slightly concerned I might have gone a bit OTT, hopefully not. To summarise the story so far, builders are currently doing a two stor...
by pi-man-uk
Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: tips for ethernet cable in the home
Replies: 32
Views: 2807

Re: tips for ethernet cable in the home

How strange - was looking at those USB sockets today. Absolutely going to get those put in. Important to get the 2amp variant though I'd say.

This one says 2.4 amp

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Connekt-Power-S ... B010LZLUYI
by pi-man-uk
Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: tips for ethernet cable in the home
Replies: 32
Views: 2807

Re: tips for ethernet cable in the home

thanks for these, I don't want to go OTT so think I might keep away from patch panel for the time being and see if I can go with a 16 port or 24 port switch in the "comms room", am looking for a wall mountable one. It's getting physical access to wall voids and underneath floors which have fully fit...
by pi-man-uk
Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: tips for ethernet cable in the home
Replies: 32
Views: 2807

tips for ethernet cable in the home

Asking here as I feel the community might have a view..v grateful for any views. I'm currently having building works at my house, two story extension, big works, electrician will turn up at some point in the next few weeks, lights / socket etc. Seems like the ideal opportunity to get some ethernet c...
by pi-man-uk
Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pis for my school
Replies: 12
Views: 1271

Re: Pis for my school

oops - turns out that BBC iplayer in the browser and other video content is a v important to the teachers (even though this requirement was not stated at the beginning of the process). Apparently she has just given a demo and was embarrassed to find iplayer wasn't working in the browser. Is there an...
by pi-man-uk
Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pis for my school
Replies: 12
Views: 1271

Re: Pis for my school

Yes, and sorry I forgot that (quite important)

Yes, please add to the list..

Ethernet cable (I understand that the whole place is kitted out with network ports at each workstation), this is very handy as won't need to mess around with wifi.
by pi-man-uk
Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pis for my school
Replies: 12
Views: 1271

Re: Pis for my school

Hi All, I'm the brother! I think the pi might fit the job but it'll probably require a bit of jiggery pokery of course, but in my view a load of laptops with windows licensing and differing specifications, drivers etc would represent even more hassle, much more hassle infact. This has been one of a ...
by pi-man-uk
Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: [WIP] RPi Information Screen
Replies: 86
Views: 31371

Re: [WIP] RPi Information Screen

Hi all, Love this project... A few questions... - anything similar currently maintained... - it's kind of blocky on my 1080p+ dell monitor, I set the scripts to the screens native rez as well as the framebuffer in conig.txt . any tips. Not a show stopper. - I really want MPD display and I noticed th...
by pi-man-uk
Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Raspberry Pi 2 Q&A thread
Replies: 442
Views: 77024

Re: The Raspberry Pi 2 Q&A thread

Hi, just a question on the upgrade process, I’m planning to transition my main server from a model b to my new pi2 tonight. I’ve just apt-get updated/upgraded and noticed /boot got full up of new kernels etc on the pi1, rebooted it and it came back - so I figure I’m good to go. Sooooo, next step, I...
by pi-man-uk
Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Raspberry Pi 2 Q&A thread
Replies: 442
Views: 77024

Re: The Raspberry Pi 2 Q&A thread

Will it work? Yes, but don't blame me if it doesn't ;) ok thanks, I like your answer, I'll go for it. Then I need to swap out all my other Pi with Pi2! (mostly openelec) now I have found the promised land I can't sleep at night with the old model, need lots of 2amp PSUs and new cases also, as well ...
by pi-man-uk
Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Raspberry Pi 2 Q&A thread
Replies: 442
Views: 77024

Re: The Raspberry Pi 2 Q&A thread

Hi, just a question on the upgrade process, I’m planning to transition my main server from a model b to my new pi2 tonight. I’ve just apt-get updated/upgraded and noticed /boot got full up of new kernels etc on the pi1, rebooted it and it came back - so I figure I’m good to go. Sooooo, next step, I ...
by pi-man-uk
Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: [Tutorial] Making time-lapse video with Raspberry Pi
Replies: 53
Views: 43553

Re: [Tutorial] Making time-lapse video with Raspberry Pi

Just bumping this as it's been *very* successful in general. I have a remote pi that is looking over a garden. I ssh in and program the timelapse. workflow is. 1) timelapse with raspistill to /tmp 2) use the routine mentioned in this thread to create the timelapse film 3) upload the film to s3 with ...
by pi-man-uk
Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: [Tutorial] Making time-lapse video with Raspberry Pi
Replies: 53
Views: 43553

Re: [Tutorial] Making time-lapse video with Raspberry Pi

Update. Dropping the resolution to 720p worked but I do see some video glitches.
by pi-man-uk
Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: [Tutorial] Making time-lapse video with Raspberry Pi
Replies: 53
Views: 43553

Re: [Tutorial] Making time-lapse video with Raspberry Pi

hi all - sounds very useful to use the Pi GPU to make the video.

However I also have the "stuck at preroll" problem.

Any clues?

I am trying dropping the resolution as per other posts.
by pi-man-uk
Tue May 13, 2014 5:30 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Ace Kit Pi Review
Replies: 0
Views: 470

Ace Kit Pi Review

After being on board since day one and building a new website for stuff I think is "Ace", inventively called "Ace Kit". I wrote a mini review for the Pi with my thoughts on what it is and why it's a great little machine. Thought it might be interesting. Welcome comments on the review or the site its...
by pi-man-uk
Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: ethernet with wifi backup
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Re: ethernet with wifi backup

Anyone? Can't see why it doesn't "just work".
by pi-man-uk
Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: ethernet with wifi backup
Replies: 2
Views: 922

ethernet with wifi backup

I’ve got a situation where I have a pi server headless and remote that’s connected to the lan via a powerline adapater, works fine but I’ve had these powerline adapters fail on me in the past so I’d like a backup wifi network connection (usb nano wifi adapter). I’ve configured it and have it all set...

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