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by fatcinco
Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Controlling a DC motor via Arduino motor controller
Replies: 7
Views: 6338

Re: Controlling a DC motor via Arduino motor controller

I did, but probably not the way you want to - I put an arduino between the two.

NOTE - cut the power line on the back of the shield if you are using a bigger power supply - I fried my pi.

http://thomasloughlin.com/fried-raspberry-pi/
by fatcinco
Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI for professional use
Replies: 28
Views: 14117

Re: RPI for professional use

One thing that I don't think has been mentioned - (while I am really happy with all my PIs) - there seems to be a great deal of variation between Pi's. This probable is due to me collecting them at the beginning of the manufacturing process but not all my Pi's are created equal and have different po...
by fatcinco
Sun May 12, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Build a webserver for home automation on RPi
Replies: 5
Views: 12721

Re: Build a webserver for home automation on RPi

Other examples to poke at for home automation - nginx with php openzwave clients, python and c server examples

http://thomasloughlin.com/open-zwaveraspberry-pi/
http://conradvassallo.com/2012/03/14/li ... pen-zwave/
by fatcinco
Sun May 12, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Trying to connect to Pi via SSH with PuTTY using public IP
Replies: 4
Views: 2302

Re: Trying to connect to Pi via SSH with PuTTY using public

Not to start the "security by obscurity" argument but changing your ssh port is really not that important if you are using a strong password or public key authentication. Interesting read: http://www.adayinthelifeof.nl/2012/03/12/why-putting-ssh-on-another-port-than-22-is-bad-idea/ Tools like nmap m...
by fatcinco
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Liberate Mr. Pi Contest Starting Soon
Replies: 0
Views: 837

Liberate Mr. Pi Contest Starting Soon

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Mr. Pi has been captured and he needs your help to find FREEDOM.

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by fatcinco
Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:38 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Liquid cooling..
Replies: 9
Views: 3969

Re: Liquid cooling..

The oil I used has d-alpha tocopherol. How bad is that one? The bottle makes it sound wonderful. I thought the addition of vitamin E could only be positive.
by fatcinco
Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Mineral Oil - Raspberry Pi
Replies: 20
Views: 16734

Re: Mineral Oil - Raspberry Pi

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by fatcinco
Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:54 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Liquid cooling..
Replies: 9
Views: 3969

Re: Liquid cooling..

I have a Pi in a vase with mineral oil now. I really can't get it to heat up the 20 ounces I have in there. I have tried sysbench and mplayer to get the gpu going. Any ideas? I am thinking it is time to put it in the dishwasher.
by fatcinco
Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Which Home Automation Technology?
Replies: 8
Views: 5724

Re: Which Home Automation Technology?

I have to push for z-wave. Running openzwave on the pi and my lights come on every night at sunset. Its mesh network allows me to do the whole house with one controller.
by fatcinco
Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Identifying the Pi over the network
Replies: 48
Views: 85139

Re: Identifying the Pi over the network

Quick bash script to get avahi and netatalk up and running.

https://gist.github.com/raw/73230119a9a ... NSforPI.sh
by fatcinco
Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Zwave Home Automation
Replies: 7
Views: 13231

Re: Zwave Home Automation

I just got back turned on to this project. After automation my Christmas lights with zwave: http://thomasloughlin.com/z-wave-christmas-lights/ I think I am going to try to make a cleaned up, start to finish setup guide with downloadable Pi images that have the server/client already running. Bad idea...
by fatcinco
Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:23 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: How can you use a pi to controlled a mains switch
Replies: 32
Views: 21878

Re: How can you use a pi to controlled a mains switch

Lots of programming languages have built in functions to get the sunset/sunrise. Php for example is date_sunset.

Example: http://thomasloughlin.com/z-wave-open-zwave-update/
by fatcinco
Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: This device is perfect for QW Home Automation
Replies: 9
Views: 5142

Re: This device is perfect for QW Home Automation

I have been super please with http://thomasloughlin.com/z-wave-controller-setup-on-my-raspberry-pi/ my openzwave setup using the Pi. I would recommend it to anyone. Stick seems to be the cheapest to get on amazon (due to the different types) and the adapters seem to be cheaper on ebay. The Best part...
by fatcinco
Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Irrigation Controller
Replies: 16
Views: 9055

Re: Irrigation Controller

I know this is not the same as building it yourself but I currently have OptiRain Open running on my Pi. It connects to an EtherRain controller. I am extremely happy with it. The EtherRain controller is easy to connect to with their web service but OptiRain was so complete, I just moved on to the ne...
by fatcinco
Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Truecrypt Seems to work pretty well
Replies: 44
Views: 45234

Re: Truecrypt Seems to work pretty well

(I know the questions are stupid but just to confirm) You: Downloaded the sources for wx you ./configure (that ran for forever) (Configured wxWidgets 2.8.12 for `armv6l-unknown-linux-gnu') make (runs for twice as long) (mine is still going but I think the next steps were: - I will check again the mo...
by fatcinco
Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Truecrypt Seems to work pretty well
Replies: 44
Views: 45234

Re: Truecrypt Seems to work pretty well

I am using Debian image.

Is the compile for wx going ok? And did you clean any bad installs?
by fatcinco
Tue May 22, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Truecrypt Seems to work pretty well
Replies: 44
Views: 45234

Re: Truecrypt Seems to work pretty well

Downloaded source and source for wxWidgets
Downloaded ftp://ftp.rsasecurity.com/pub/pkcs/pkcs-11/v2-20/ (pkcs#11 .h files)

export PKCS11_INC=/home/pi/crypto
make WX_ROOT=/home/pi/wx/ wxbuild
make WXSTATIC=1
by fatcinco
Mon May 21, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Truecrypt Seems to work pretty well
Replies: 44
Views: 45234

Re: Truecrypt Seems to work pretty well

I set --filesystem=none, I think. I can double check in a couple hours.
by fatcinco
Sun May 20, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Truecrypt Seems to work pretty well
Replies: 44
Views: 45234

Re: Truecrypt Seems to work pretty well

I also tried it with drive encryption and large file containers - both seemed fine.
by fatcinco
Sun May 20, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Kinect - Would it ever work with a Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 117
Views: 79366

Re: Kinect - Would it ever work with a Raspberry Pi?

I jumped around to installing true crypt but I can test tomorrow. I had problems where only the motor was showing up originally until I rebuild libusb and libusb-compat. I think it is also important that the power is on to the kinect before starting the pi.
by fatcinco
Sun May 20, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Truecrypt Seems to work pretty well
Replies: 44
Views: 45234

Truecrypt Seems to work pretty well

When using small 200 mb encrypted file containers, everything seems zippy. root@raspberrypi:/mnt/bkdrive/Alison# truecrypt -m=nokernelcrypto encrypttest.tc /mnt/tc Enter password for /mnt/bkdrive/Alison/encrypttest.tc: Enter keyfile [none]: Protect hidden volume (if any)? (y=Yes/n=No) [No]: root@ras...
by fatcinco
Sat May 19, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any word from Farnell?
Replies: 122
Views: 20405

Re: Any word from Farnell?

I received mine from Farnell today in Houston, TX. The packaging was horrible leading the the pins pushing through the static bag. meh. Still a Pi but RS was much better.
by fatcinco
Tue May 15, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Resizing the SD card using a Mac ?
Replies: 16
Views: 47064

Re: Resizing the SD card using a Mac ?

I hesitate to document this in "absolute beginners" since it could do with some fool-proofing, but then installing Linux on a second machine is hardly a beginner procedure either. Resizing on the Pi itself it entirely possible, so using another computer seems the wrong approach.  The simplest comma...
by fatcinco
Tue May 15, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Kinect - Would it ever work with a Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 117
Views: 79366

Re: Kinect - Would it ever work with a Raspberry Pi?

make sure you turn off all the debug notices when building libusb.

Funny post about the same problem: https://github.com/ofTheo/ofxKinect/issues/48

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