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by S7ntax
Mon May 23, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: In car media server
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

Re: In car media server

Many powerbanks do not permit simultaneous power in and power out and frequently that limitation is only stated on the leaflet inside the package. The Amazon page does have this warning: "Do not try to recharge the Astro E3 while it's charging a device, as this may reduce the battery's lifespa...
by S7ntax
Mon May 23, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: In car media server
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

Re: In car media server

I may incorporate something like this to power the Pi and take a 12v live from the car battery to charge the power bank. Then I don't have to worry about clean power on startup and also I won't kill my car battery when the engine is not running. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-10000mAh-Portable-Exter...
by S7ntax
Sun May 22, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: In car media server
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

Re: In car media server

If I take power direct from the battery then hopefully. In the past I've taken a permanent live direct from the battery with an inline fuse to the stereo and it didn't cut out when starting up. Currently the stereo isn't on a permanent live but I will test the battery tomorrow with a meter when star...
by S7ntax
Sun May 22, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: In car media server
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

In car media server

I have a project in mind to build an in car media server using an external hard drive and raspberry pi. I have completed a similar project at home using a Raspberry Pi 2 model B and a 1TB external drive. It runs on Arch Linux ARM, the external drive is partitioned into 3 parts for Adults TV Shows an...
by S7ntax
Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3889
Views: 303140

Re: Introduce yourself!

Hi my name is Nick, 40 years young in a few weeks. I started off programming for fun on my Commodore 16 back in the 80's using BASIC. I'm not an expert by any means but a self confessed nerd when it comes to electronics and computers. I also love music technology and techno music (the kind that soun...

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