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by CCitizenTO
Tue May 14, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: 1 Watt server challange!
Replies: 67
Views: 3765

Re: 1 Watt server challange!

I figure the 1 watt challenge would have to be based on average consumption. Certain tasks will likely necessitate the need for going over 200mA consumption for short periods of time. You could also save a large amount of power by sleep modes and using wake on lan stuff for when the server isn't bei...
by CCitizenTO
Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Detecting a person's position on a sidewalk
Replies: 7
Views: 1913

Re: Detecting a person's position on a sidewalk

Would it be easier to use the infrared camera module and just have it track 'large' shapes moving (like the size of a kid or adult).
by CCitizenTO
Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspberry Pi Media Center?
Replies: 10
Views: 4239

Re: Raspberry Pi Media Center?

Also another question would be is how important is buying the codecs to running as a media center?
by CCitizenTO
Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspberry Pi Media Center?
Replies: 10
Views: 4239

Re: Raspberry Pi Media Center?

Thanks for the advice... I switched to OpenELEC (did not have anything to worry about losing) and things improved significantly but it's still a bit sluggish. I think i'll take your advice and isntall onto a USB drive and acquire a better SD card ( So would a 1GB Class 10 card be the best? I'm guess...
by CCitizenTO
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspberry Pi Media Center?
Replies: 10
Views: 4239

Re: Raspberry Pi Media Center?

Alright well I will admit I cheaped out on the SD card the first time around... I got a Class 4 on the assumption that the RPi would not benefit from faster SD cards. Would a move to a Class 10 card result in that much of improvement in performance as well? I have never set it up to use a USB drive ...
by CCitizenTO
Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspberry Pi Media Center?
Replies: 10
Views: 4239

Raspberry Pi Media Center?

First and foremost let me preface this by mentioning that I have an older model Raspberry Pi (256mb RAM version) that was put out shortly after release. I was wondering if this was the major culprit in my performance issues. I was wondering how people are setting up their Raspberry Pi as media cente...
by CCitizenTO
Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:03 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: PI model B as HTPC (the real lowdown)
Replies: 7
Views: 9898

Re: PI model B as HTPC (the real lowdown)

Well, I believe it can do most of the things you want to do. But it wont have the same performance as a P4, which is a faster processor, EXCEPT, the Pi will be a better decoder of H264 (or other video formats with the right codecs) as its is fully HW accelerated up to 1080p30 I use one with OpenELE...
by CCitizenTO
Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Number of Rev1 boards in the wild
Replies: 23
Views: 8189

Re: Number of Rev1 boards in the wild

I got one it's sticker says V1.0B1.1 with 256mb of ram and the green fuses.

Been thinking of buying one of the newer ones with higher ram as well.
by CCitizenTO
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: QoS/throttling
Replies: 6
Views: 11066

Re: QoS/throttling

First off you're probably better off using a customized firmware like OpenWRT or Tomato on your router to achieve these goals because your router is basically the gateway to the internet. Secondly I dont think you understand what QoS normally does. The RPi comes with a single 100Mbps ethernet jack. ...
by CCitizenTO
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dlink dub-h4 -- Any feedback at all?
Replies: 15
Views: 11534

Re: Dlink dub-h4 -- Any feedback at all?

If it is like the H7... if your using it as a hub the high power port immediately decreases to a standard port.

On my H7 if the light is green teh high power ports are active at 1.2A. If it's blue it's being used as a hub and they're only giving out 500mA
by CCitizenTO
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dlink dub-h4 -- Any feedback at all?
Replies: 15
Views: 11534

Re: Dlink dub-h4 -- Any feedback at all?

You need a Y-Cable for USB A to MicroUSB. This enables you to draw amps from two ports to power the Pi. That said if it's like the H7... the high powered ports (1.2A) become standard ports when it detects it is connected to something (500mA). I'd plug into the non-high powered ports just to be safe ...
by CCitizenTO
Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Battery to power HUB + RPi + Wifi adapter + Webcam - Amps?
Replies: 4
Views: 3875

Re: Battery to power HUB + RPi + Wifi adapter + Webcam - Amp

I believe so...

However, the voltage decreases somewhat until it gets to a point where it wont be able to generate a charge anymore. So that 5V battery may actually deliver 5.2V when at 100% charge and 4.8V when almost depleted.
by CCitizenTO
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Battery to power HUB + RPi + Wifi adapter + Webcam - Amps?
Replies: 4
Views: 3875

Re: Battery to power HUB + RPi + Wifi adapter + Webcam - Amp

First, I will talk a bit about batteries. I am going to assume you want to use rechargable batteries and probably NiMH ones since you are looking at rechargable ones already. Batteries provide a voltage which is usually 1.25V for most rechargables (1.5V for non-rechargable alkalines). It is also eas...
by CCitizenTO
Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Powered USB Hub?
Replies: 5
Views: 1517

Re: Powered USB Hub?

I had a crap hub at first and it was one that reportedly leaked current back to the Pi. So if your keyboard is not working and the RPi seems laggy and slow on command line that could be symptoms of current leakage as I figure leaking current also interferes with signals sent from peripherals connect...
by CCitizenTO
Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Y Cable.
Replies: 4
Views: 2933

Re: USB Y Cable.

No problem...

I like to help out when I can.
by CCitizenTO
Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Y Cable.
Replies: 4
Views: 2933

Re: USB Y Cable.

Well WiFi Dongles are some of the higher powered devices you can plug into a USB port so eliminating the lack of power is a good idea. I would reccomend using one of the USB Hubs you have on hand. No doubt at least ONE of them would work. They may not be on the verified list but you might just be ab...
by CCitizenTO
Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB power supply with 3+ ports, 1A+ each?
Replies: 8
Views: 2319

Re: USB power supply with 3+ ports, 1A+ each?

Considering the Pi only needs what 3.5 Watts (5V * 0.75A) to operate at full load and probably less than that under normal circumstances. Unless you're planning on powering like 4 Pi's at once... Most cell phone chargers will work (most are around 750mA-2A). Hell my powered hub (DUB-H7) only needs 1...
by CCitizenTO
Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 7 port powered USB hub (d-link)
Replies: 7
Views: 3218

Re: 7 port powered USB hub (d-link)

Hi Can you upgrade the firmware on these? Cheers Paul 'Firmware' isnt Firmware in the conventional sense. There is no Flash ROM memory on the RPi. It's files stored on the /boot partition that relate to how to handle physical interfaces. If you are using a relatively fresh distro like Raspbian thou...
by CCitizenTO
Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 7 port powered USB hub (d-link)
Replies: 7
Views: 3218

Re: 7 port powered USB hub (d-link)

It was a problem with early firmware.

I have a DUB-H7 and it works perfectly fine for me.
by CCitizenTO
Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Getting past TSA in the USA
Replies: 21
Views: 16155

Re: Getting past TSA in the USA

Exactly... AND you know some idiot in baggage handling wont accidentally pack your luggage on a plane to India when you're going to Australia or something equally stupid ;)
by CCitizenTO
Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Port Current Boost (solved)
Replies: 247
Views: 89073

Re: USB Port Current Boost (solved)

Isnt there also a polyfuse on the intake voltage as well? To stop the SOC from being overloaded. If you replace the 140mA ones on the USB ports you might just allow the USB ports to draw too much current and cause the RPi to fail due to being underpowered. I'm sure there is a reason they used what t...
by CCitizenTO
Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Connect Raspberry PI to PSTN
Replies: 2
Views: 2573

Re: Connect Raspberry PI to PSTN

You are looking at finding an Analog Telephone Adapter (ATA) that works via USB. I see the acronyms FXS and FXO thrown around too... Caller ID information is sent over the line at 300 baud between the first and second ring. Assuming you subscribe to the service. Quick look on the internet for such t...
by CCitizenTO
Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Getting past TSA in the USA
Replies: 21
Views: 16155

Re: Getting past TSA in the USA

Best way to deal with TSA crap...

Just mail anything that they would confinscate to your destination ahead of time by FedEx or something.

Some people even mail their baggage this way so it doesnt get lost. It's also probably cheaper than some airlines baggage fees.
by CCitizenTO
Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SecuriPi
Replies: 106
Views: 13745

Re: SecuriPi

So, pooling all the wisdom since the last relevant post, are we saying that some sort of tazer device is the answer to the security issue at events? Sounds like a solution to the problem! Just kidding. My vote is also for some means of physical security. It would be awesome if that could be like th...
by CCitizenTO
Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Solar Powered Pi's
Replies: 22
Views: 11958

Re: Solar Powered Pi's

I have to say it's a good example to show how much power our modern conveniences require to operate.

If it takes that much to fire up a RPi just imagine how much your Refridgerator or AC unit is guzzling.

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