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by timbro321
Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Combining Pi?
Replies: 1
Views: 656

Combining Pi?

Hello,

I recently saw the Raspberry Pi supercomputer... And it got me thinking! I have 2 pis and would it be possible to some how combine their powers? Make 2 700mhz boards into 1 1.4ghz board? Can someone please enlighten me?

Thanks ;)
by timbro321
Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 8 pins in between the 3.5mm and analogue video?
Replies: 1
Views: 2206

8 pins in between the 3.5mm and analogue video?

Just wondering what those 8 pins in between the 3.5mm jack and the analogue video are?

Thanks :-)
by timbro321
Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: LED CPU Meter (GPIO)
Replies: 10
Views: 5558

Re: LED CPU Meter (GPIO)

Do You know how to do this in Python?

Thanks
by timbro321
Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: IP address problems?
Replies: 13
Views: 3078

Re: IP address problems?

Thanks for your long replies!

Sadly though, I didn't keep up with it at all. Guess I am just Dumb?Thanks anyway though

And for that website...My router isnt on it... I have an Orange Livebox

Thanks for all your help!
by timbro321
Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Getting started with robotics?
Replies: 26
Views: 10695

Re: Getting started with robotics?

I recently got intrested in robotics and decided to start controlling things with my Raspberry Pi (which can use as an Arduino)... I found this chaps tutorials really helpful and useful. Here is his YouTube channel, good luck!

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheRaspberr ... ature=mhee
by timbro321
Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: IP address problems?
Replies: 13
Views: 3078

Re: IP address problems?

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by timbro321
Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: IP address problems?
Replies: 13
Views: 3078

Re: IP address problems?

So, hold on a sec, I just tried your command and it came up with: 192.168.1.xxx... What I was wondering is HOW do I access it from a location that is NOT in my house?

Thanks for the extremly speedy replies! ;)
by timbro321
Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: IP address problems?
Replies: 13
Views: 3078

IP address problems?

Hello, I recently got SSH and PuTTY working on my Raspberry Pi I used my local IP address.... This was fine until I tried to connect to it at school. Someone told me that I had done it with my local and I should type into google 'what is my ip' and then use the one it says there. I did this however ...
by timbro321
Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:49 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Font size?
Replies: 1
Views: 2408

Font size?

I am now using my Pi via Xming!

One thing is that the Font size is to small and barely readable on applications like 'lxterminal'....

Does anybody know how to change the font size???

Thanks a million
;)
by timbro321
Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Does leaving your Pi on all the time do anything???
Replies: 4
Views: 12442

Does leaving your Pi on all the time do anything???

Just wondering if I leave my Pi on all day, does it do it any harm? Processor life-span? Thanks and I look forward to any of your Replies!

;)
by timbro321
Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Remote Desktop? HOW?
Replies: 45
Views: 524912

Remote Desktop? HOW?

Hello my fellow forum members, I have seen quite a few people have a 'remote desktop' using their Raspberry Pis.... HOW DO YOU DO THIS? I was wondering if anyone knew of a fool proof tutorial that is noob friendly? I do not want to only be able to view the terminal... Is it possible to view the GUI ...
by timbro321
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi.GPIO
Replies: 12
Views: 3624

Re: RPi.GPIO

No idea how you did it but I found that this tutorial was by far the clearest:

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheRaspberr ... ature=mhee

I have linked to his page because there are actually 2 videos (Part 1 and Part 2)....

If you follow everything correctly should work perfectly!

;)
by timbro321
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Remote desktop viewing???
Replies: 7
Views: 3559

Remote desktop viewing???

Hello all! I have seen that quite a lot of people a remotely using there Raspberry Pis... I have heard of SSH (ONLY heard of it, have NO idea what it is or how to use it!) but isn't that only command line based??? I would like to remotely view the desktop environment... As well as of course the term...
by timbro321
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: C/C++
Topic: Microseconds timing
Replies: 9
Views: 28151

Re: Microseconds timing

Does anybody know how to achieve 10 microsecond timing in Python and RPi.GPIO? Not really into C yet and have no idea how to install wiringPython!

Thanks so much!
:D
by timbro321
Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspian and SD Cards!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1137

Re: Raspian and SD Cards!!!

Or use a forum based software called wipePi... Really helpful easy GUI.... Here is the forum thread where you can download it:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... Pi#p133847

:)
by timbro321
Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Getting Hardware to interact with software?
Replies: 1
Views: 748

Getting Hardware to interact with software?

Hello, I am quite new to electronics and I have done all the basic GPIO stuff... Flash LEDs get inputs from buttons etc. etc. etc. I was wondering though... How do you get hardware to interface with software? EG: How do you get a Python RPi.GPIO program to run a script when a button is pressed? Or h...
by timbro321
Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Motor chip problems
Replies: 15
Views: 2313

Motor chip problems

Hello I have 2 6v DC motors that I am going to use to make a robot... I have purchased this to control them: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI. ... OC:GB:3160 Problem is, I don't know how to use it in Python at all! Could somebody who has used this or something similar PLEASE show me some examp...
by timbro321
Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Best ever advent calender
Replies: 8
Views: 2836

Re: Best ever advent calender

Sounds like a frickin' awesome advent calendar.... Why did I not get one of those when I was a kid? Okay, I am a Python noob as well and I have been tinkering with the GPIO on the Pi... Don't think I could help you with the skutter arm but I can with the 7 segment display... I have this one... It is...
by timbro321
Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Grumpy Mike's instructions for PCF8591
Replies: 50
Views: 27074

Re: Grumpy Mike's instructions for PCF8591

Just tried Grumpy Mike's code with an LDR and it worked perfectly... I followed this diagram:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Svfn ... ircuit.png

Use that instead of a pot!
by timbro321
Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What USB hub?
Replies: 0
Views: 378

What USB hub?

Recently bought a 7 port logik USB hub from curry s and was very very disappointed to find out that it knocked out the ethernet. :( :( :(..... So, now I am looking for a new powered hub.... I know there are lists online however all the hubs seemed to be £15++++..... And I don't want to be spending t...
by timbro321
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Partition problems...
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Partition problems...

Okay I am trying to re partition my 16gb Raspbian SD card. I am following this tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DztSRaFyaVE At about 7 minutes in it says you have to resize the linux swap. My SD does not have that? What should I do? Really, Really puzzled. I have completed everything else co...
by timbro321
Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Grumpy Mike's instructions for PCF8591
Replies: 50
Views: 27074

Re: Grumpy Mike's instructions for PCF8591

Ermm...

Insert Embarrassment face here...

They are not connected to anything...
by timbro321
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: HELP... Pi wont boot any more
Replies: 6
Views: 1095

Re: HELP... Pi wont boot any more

I just formatted it using wipePi and then renistalled the same image using WIN32 diskmanagaer.

DOES THE SAME THING.

I am starting to tear my hair out....

What now?
by timbro321
Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: HELP... Pi wont boot any more
Replies: 6
Views: 1095

HELP... Pi wont boot any more

I have been using the raspbian distro on my pi for a while now and recently when I was using my pi there was a power cut. :( I tried booting my pi again and it runs the kernel but stops when it says 'USB optical mouse on usb-bcm2708_usb-1.3/input0' The mouse I am using has always worked fine with my...
by timbro321
Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Motors and transistors...
Replies: 30
Views: 5274

Re: Motors and transistors...

Torque is how much your motor can propel? And speed is how fast it can move it?

Confused!

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