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by kena
Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Coo~Coo: perhaps the simplest Raspberry Pi Zero enclosure
Replies: 1
Views: 1336

Re: Coo~Coo: perhaps the simplest Raspberry Pi Zero enclosur

Actually the simplest Pi Zero Enclosure is None!.
Kidding.... nobody has commented on the enclosure, but I think it was a really good use of the least amount of material, and a very simple, but yet a functional case idea. Looks good to me. Good job!
by kena
Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: looking for advice to use as fpv camera
Replies: 10
Views: 1823

Re: LOOKING FOR ADVICE

One other mild bit of advice...please don't use all caps in your subject line. It makes it look like you're shouting at people
:roll:
by kena
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Conveyor/Automation Project... Is it possible?!?
Replies: 5
Views: 2656

Re: Conveyor/Automation Project... Is it possible?!?

A PLC has propriety software to program it. They are usually pretty simple. With the Pi you have allot of programming options. PLC's are really good at what you are describing... kinda what their made for. A Pi would work, but it might take more programming. What are you trying to gain by switching?...
by kena
Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Start your engines.. pi zero in 5 minutes !
Replies: 53
Views: 8154

Re: Start your engines.. pi zero in 5 minutes !

I think to make everyone who is complaining happy... they should go ahead and create some stock for say $75 US per board available to you all. Then there's profit, you will stop complaining... and the rest of us can just accept that for now, a Pi 3 is just fine. PLEASE LOCK THIS THREAD!!!!
by kena
Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Start your engines.. pi zero in 5 minutes !
Replies: 53
Views: 8154

Re: Start your engines.. pi zero in 5 minutes !

If the foundation want to find the "right" price for current demand in bulk, they could put some packs of 10, 20, 30 and 100 on ebay and see what people are willing to pay for them. If there's not really enough profit margin, I don't see why they're being sold at the price they are. :? I think the ...
by kena
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: too low current through dc motor
Replies: 11
Views: 1636

Re: too low current through dc motor

I know it is not exactly the answer to your question, but I guess better solution for whatever your needs. ¿why not using a simple motor driver like a DRV8838 or L293D? They are cheap, easy to control using PWM, and you will be able to independently power the motor without compromising Pi load. act...
by kena
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Birch Timber enclosure for Raspberry Pi 2.
Replies: 4
Views: 2631

Re: Birch Timber enclosure for Raspberry Pi 2.

I'm not a big fan... but I hope you do well. I built a solid Pi 3 case out of Solid Zebra wood. It looks really cool. But, I think it's a one off cool hobby piece. With so may cases out there... a wooden one is just a cheap alternative that doesn't require plastic molds. I do however give you big pr...
by kena
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Start your engines.. pi zero in 5 minutes !
Replies: 53
Views: 8154

Re: Start your engines.. pi zero in 5 minutes !

I'm not trying to offend anyone. But if you just came on this board, read this whole thread you would be shaking your heads. In my opinion, the Pi organization unknowingly created problems for themselves for even creating the Zero. There's obviously not much profit in it, and I don't believe anywher...
by kena
Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: A case worthy of a $5 computer!
Replies: 59
Views: 19949

Re: A case worthy of a $5 computer!

Chris3D wrote:Thanks Ken, I tried to PM you but couldn't.

Anyway, here's a little video clip of the case, still photos just don't capture the polished and brushed areas and how light dances around them.

https://youtu.be/lj0Legwb1dk
Try again.... my settings were set not to allow pm's. I changed it.
by kena
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: A case worthy of a $5 computer!
Replies: 59
Views: 19949

Re: A case worthy of a $5 computer!

I have one word for you... "COOL"!
by kena
Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Frosted effect
Replies: 7
Views: 1891

Re: Frosted effect

Yeah, that makes sense... it's a PiGlow. You could mask off the case so that you just frost the area of the PiGlow... that might actually look cool. If it were me... I would pick up another case, or get my hands on some acrylic and test it first. I have had some bad experiences in the past whilst tr...
by kena
Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Frosted effect
Replies: 7
Views: 1891

Re: Frosted effect

Might be cheaper to just pick up a case that's not translucent... Not sure what that can of spray costs. But, you can get a pretty low priced case that's not translucent... and you'd know for sure it would work vs taking a chance on that can of spray.... Though I suspect the spray will work.
by kena
Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Large Case suggestions
Replies: 27
Views: 12559

Re: Large Case suggestions

I'll reiterate a little here. Mark has pretty much covered all the bases here... god bless him. If you don't want to buy a generic box, a 3D printer is the best solution. Design one exactly as you want it, print it, done! I realize there's an expense associated with that. But that really is the best...
by kena
Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: CNC programming on PI
Replies: 0
Views: 372

CNC programming on PI

Has anyone tried to create a true CNC on the Pi? I want to put a set of instructions into a machine using the Pi, and then save the file so it can be opened back up and read by using Python. Would saving it as a text file be best? Trying to figure out the best way to use the Pi for CNC.
by kena
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ongoing supply issues
Replies: 40
Views: 5037

Re: Ongoing supply issues

People, including yourself... are getting off topic to the original post. This is about sourcing and availability. People including myself was addressing a point in a comment made by people including yourself. Your only reason for posting this last comment was to get some kind of "last word". Peopl...
by kena
Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ongoing supply issues
Replies: 40
Views: 5037

Re: Ongoing supply issues

yes make an order with them [element14 or RS] and you will get a lead time to say when they will be delivered
if you ask ford for 10k cars you cannot expect to have them tomorrow unless you have entered in to a contract with them and have some for knowledge of the stock situation
Agreed
by kena
Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ongoing supply issues
Replies: 40
Views: 5037

Re: Ongoing supply issues

We'd be splitting hairs with any argument about my comments or yours. It was clearly the intent of the Pi organization to create an affordable computer for educational purposes. The demand for the Pi shocked even them... hence why they partnered up with RS and Element 14 to produce them for them to...
by kena
Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ongoing supply issues
Replies: 40
Views: 5037

Re: Ongoing supply issues

The idea that the Pi is used essentially for educational purposes was the intention of the Pi. However... I will bet 75% of the use is from hobbyist and commercial endeavors. So the educational argument is moot. So those hobbyists aren't learning anything from the Pi? Just because they aren't in sc...
by kena
Tue May 31, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ongoing supply issues
Replies: 40
Views: 5037

Re: Ongoing supply issues

audiolab1, You do realize that the Pi was created to further education in computing for young children and beginners? Certainly not as a component part of mass produced commercial products. I'm sure the Pi Foundation and perhaps more importantly those who manufacture it will do so as long as there ...
by kena
Tue May 31, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Memorial Day
Replies: 5
Views: 1879

Re: Memorial Day

There was actually a great movie on cable I watched about a month ago about all of that. Alan Turing was the genius. They estimate he and his team ended the war 2-4 years earlier than it would have. Turing was screwed over later in life for being gay, and accepted chemical castration over jail. Appa...
by kena
Mon May 30, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Official Raspberry Pi Display question
Replies: 4
Views: 969

Re: Official Raspberry Pi Display question

I see the cables on Adafruit. I looked at the display... I'm wondering how easy it is to remove the cable from that connector. It's not the same as the Pi. I'll have to remove the Pi to see how that connector releases the cable.

Thanks for the info.
by kena
Mon May 30, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Official Raspberry Pi Display question
Replies: 4
Views: 969

Official Raspberry Pi Display question

I have one of the new displays and mounted the Pi on the display with no issues. However... I really don't want to mount the Pi directly on the display. Does anyone know if they have cables to move the display away from the Pi?
by kena
Wed May 18, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I'd like to remind ppl that being civil and nice are rules
Replies: 8
Views: 1321

Re: I'd like to remind ppl that being civil and nice are rul

I have to agree with you on this one. There are lots of good people here. But there are others who like being facetious, argumentative, or just plain nasty. One of them is in this thread and is on my blocked list because of it. These people just exist... and ignoring them is the only way they don't ...
by kena
Wed May 04, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Question - licencing Pi technology
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Question - licencing Pi technology

Maybe this is already being done... but, if it isn't, why? The Raspberry Pi foundation is non profit. There's lots of 3rd party hats and devices being developed for the Pi. Why doesn't the Raspberry Pi foundation not license (if the don't) to commercial companies the use of the Pi technology for com...
by kena
Tue May 03, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3519
Views: 104023

Re: Introduce yourself!

Probably so many of these nobody reads them anymore. I am mechanical engineer... and have loved computers since they day they were available to the public. I hope to have allot of fun with the Pi. I do a little programming.... Python, Visual Basic, C, etc. I hope to create something really cool usin...

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