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by Alfadaz
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Camera Interface Specs
Replies: 353
Views: 84109

Re: Camera Interface Specs

You will be able to control it via the GPIO.
by Alfadaz
Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Camera Interface Specs
Replies: 353
Views: 84109

Re: Camera Interface Specs

Since you are currently working on it - any chance of those sample pics that you promised 6 weeks ago? :D

Daz
by Alfadaz
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: how to buy (2013)
Replies: 7
Views: 5542

Re: how to buy (2013)

Well they did say they 'hoped' to have it for sale last year, before the end of the summer. And that was in May, so it went from 2-3 months to around a year.

I aint holding my breath...lol

Daz
by Alfadaz
Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Camera module! (And a picture of JamesH)
Replies: 431
Views: 151644

Re: Camera module! (And a picture of JamesH)

@ jamesh - Did you manage to get hold of an sample pics?

Daz
by Alfadaz
Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Lenses
Replies: 27
Views: 9400

Re: Lenses

I would suggest that if you require wide angle and other special lenses, you seriously look at designing or finding another camera to interface. As your angle gets wider your effective resolution goes down, also this normally requires more lenses in the assembly, creating more losses. I don't requi...
by Alfadaz
Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Lenses
Replies: 27
Views: 9400

Re: Lenses

No idea on the quality or actual usefullness of these type of things, but could you use them with the Pi camera?

"Our Fisheye, Telephoto, Wide Angle and Macro Lenses are like pro-lenses for your phone!"
http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/ ... ne-lenses/

Daz
by Alfadaz
Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Temperature Sensor & Buzzer
Replies: 12
Views: 4349

Re: Temperature Sensor & Buzzer

Excellent information and links guys - many thanks! As the DS18B20 was a known working unit and i could get my hands on it quickly, i went ahead and ordered one yesterday and it was delivered this morning 8-) I haven't tested it yet as im in work and don't have any 4k7 resistors with me :( Time to l...
by Alfadaz
Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Temperature Sensor & Buzzer
Replies: 12
Views: 4349

Re: Temperature Sensor & Buzzer

I wanted to use the Pi rather than an Arduino because a) i already have a Pi :D and b) i wanted keep the option of maybe being able to monitor it/control it over the interweb at a later date. dknute - No doubt you are correct, 0.1deg was a figure off the top of my head, i just assumed a digital sens...
by Alfadaz
Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Temperature Sensor & Buzzer
Replies: 12
Views: 4349

Temperature Sensor & Buzzer

Does anyone know of a temperature sensor that is known to be working with the Pi? I am looking to control the temperature of water. Anywhere between ambient and say 100deg C. Initial idea is to use the Pi, a temperature sensor and a heating element to keep the water at a precise (to 0.1 deg C) set t...
by Alfadaz
Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Maplin
Replies: 7
Views: 1156

Re: Maplin

Also ensure that the HDMI is connected and on the correct channel on the TV, before turning the Pi on.

Daz
by Alfadaz
Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HELP !! I try everything ..
Replies: 2
Views: 591

Re: HELP !! I try everything ..

If the files are doing the same thing on Xbian, OpenElec & Raspbmc, i would take a guess at the files being the issue.

What format are they in?

I have had no issues playing 'most' of my HD files on Raspbmc, never used Xbian or OpenElec.

Daz
by Alfadaz
Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: how much current do I need
Replies: 17
Views: 6436

Re: how much current do I need

A UBEC takes any voltage you put in which is between 6v and 25v and gives you a steady 5v (or 6v) output. For RC use, if you had an electric model, it meant you didnt have to have 2 battery packs, 1 set for the motor and one set for servo's etc. You just had you main battery pack and a UBEC to split...
by Alfadaz
Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: how much current do I need
Replies: 17
Views: 6436

Re: how much current do I need

Why i didn't think of using a UBEC i will never know... :oops:

Daz
(ex RC heli/plane pilot)
by Alfadaz
Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: how much current do I need
Replies: 17
Views: 6436

Re: how much current do I need

I have been looking at power solutions as i may also have some 12v stuff i want to power. My latest thought was to use a laptop or LCD power supply as you can get a 12v 3-4A one for very little money, then butcher an in-car Aux fitting to get the 5v for the Pi. I have one like this in my office not ...
by Alfadaz
Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anybody running SSD on RPi?
Replies: 15
Views: 73422

Re: Anybody running SSD on RPi?

As above really, i have the rev 1 board and couldn't run much from the USB port. Since I have bypassed the polys (and done the wire on the back hack) I can almost run a 2.5" SATA drive from it. I say almost because i can connect it and it mounts and can get small files, but when running Raspbmc and ...
by Alfadaz
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Powering the Pi from GPIO
Replies: 14
Views: 1524

Re: Powering the Pi from GPIO

Many Thanks guys :) I have seen a lot of people are now suggesting 5.25v power supplies which i presume to get around the low voltage readings between TP1 and TP2. What is the max voltage that the Pi can take? While scrummaging around i found a 5.6v 2.5A power supply, but i think that might be a lit...
by Alfadaz
Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Powering the Pi from GPIO
Replies: 14
Views: 1524

Powering the Pi from GPIO

Reading the fax, i believe i can power my Pi using the GPIO.

What are the issues with powering the Pi with this method? (I have already bypassed the polyfuses)

I also notice there are 2 x 5v pins on the GPIO (2 and 4), does it matter which one is used?

Daz
by Alfadaz
Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Heatsinks.
Replies: 5
Views: 1652

Re: Heatsinks.

I wouldnt have thought it would be necessary for you to fit them. I have the same case and there isn't a major rise in operating temp, maybe a few degrees. I run mine at 800mhz, it will run hotter if overclocked more. Even then i have read on the forums that the Pi doesn't really get near its max op...
by Alfadaz
Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi in Car: "live" image (read-only)?
Replies: 26
Views: 7348

Re: RPi in Car: "live" image (read-only)?

I used to do a fair bit of in car PC stuff back in the day and i would be looking to set it up as follows: Have the Pi powered from the battery - obviously not directly to the 12v, but your power supply would be always on regardless of the ignition. Then look at a relay system which would send a sig...
by Alfadaz
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspberryPI keeps crashing
Replies: 52
Views: 26333

Re: RaspberryPI keeps crashing

I have been running Raspbmc since RC2 without many issues with freezing/locking up. I don't recall any at all while using RC3/RC4, although i haven't been using it for long periods in the last few weeks. (more than 1-2hrs at a time) I am using a wireless keyboard/mouse combo (logitech Delux 660) and...
by Alfadaz
Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Business Card Holder Case
Replies: 2
Views: 2077

Business Card Holder Case

A Raspberry Pi fits nicely into a Business Card holder box. ;) (You will need a 90deg micro usb connector) This was from a 125 No. container which is 95x60x33mm (internal dims) Simple but effective. Total cost - 26p 8-) I am designing mine to incorperate a plug and a little usb hub, so will only hav...
by Alfadaz
Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best Pi Case - Opinions/Recommendations?
Replies: 42
Views: 9454

Re: Best Pi Case - Opinions/Recommendations?

You can only view/order it, with a unused invite to order 'unique activation code'.

It doesnt seem to be listed on the RS website.

Daz
by Alfadaz
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best Pi Case - Opinions/Recommendations?
Replies: 42
Views: 9454

Re: Best Pi Case - Opinions/Recommendations?

I was going to order the RS one, but they want £4.95 for delivery. :(

I will keep looking.

Daz
by Alfadaz
Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Yep - another cheap touchscreen question..
Replies: 2
Views: 2312

Yep - another cheap touchscreen question..

Would this cheap 3.2" Touchscreen TFT LCD Module Display interface with the Raspi using the GPIO (or any other source)? The Spec sheets and code can be found in my dropbox folder HERE EBAY LINK http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/xx86/egochina/DSC09479-1.jpg http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/xx86/eg...
by Alfadaz
Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Requests for you lucky Pi owners
Replies: 23
Views: 4214

Re: Requests for you lucky Pi owners

Second would definitely be XBMC, though I'm not sure what state the source is in at this stage (if it's workable at all). Would love to know if we can sustain a full 1080p stream over network!! I have been streaming 1080p files for a while on XBMC (Raspbmc) - handles them just fine. Not quite the s...

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