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by Sutty
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Keeping the Raspberry Pi safe? How can I do it?
Replies: 6
Views: 5684

Re: Keeping the Raspberry Pi safe? How can I do it?

Hi, interesting question as my wife has just reminded me that I have a LED cube attached to the Pi that has been running for a night and day. As others have suggested the Pi is inherently safe but its worth putting a few safeguards in place: The Pi runs on 5 volts, about the same as a torch, so no p...
by Sutty
Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Wide range of simple programs for the Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 1795

Re: Wide range of simple programs for the Pi

Hi Simon,,
The file was a PDF. I've also stored it as a doc: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxZfFVr ... sp=sharing
by Sutty
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Wide range of simple programs for the Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 1795

Wide range of simple programs for the Pi

I got my Pi last May. I decided write a wide range of simple programs to try things out and document all my experiences in detail. I've documented how I learned python and wrote early programs on the PC, getting the Pi working, writing programs for the Pi, simple wiring circuits, building a breakout...
by Sutty
Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Possible VGA OUTPUT ???
Replies: 5
Views: 1811

Re: Possible VGA OUTPUT ???

Hi, not sure if I've missed the point. I've just bought a new 21" monitor and found that VGA works better than HDMI. I initially used the HDMI on 2 HD TVs. In both cases I had to play around with the settings. Using VGA on my old small display I found it almost unusable as the display size was ...
by Sutty
Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Beginners Programming Examples
Replies: 10
Views: 17181

Re: Beginners Programming Examples

Hi, Pronro. I'll have a look at the interface you mentioned. I've not used the Mercury but did quite a lot on the Argus using early assembly languages. I did electronics before IT at university and then moved onto IT for around 40 years. In common with a lot of IT people I used around 12 or so langu...
by Sutty
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: cheap HDMI to VGA
Replies: 1
Views: 1416

cheap HDMI to VGA

I've noticed on other posts that HDMI to VGA converters are thought to be expensive. Not sure what expensive is considered to be. I have an old monitor that I use via the HDMI port. I bought a converter from Amazon for £14. It works fine.
by Sutty
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Beginners Programming Examples
Replies: 10
Views: 17181

Beginners Programming Examples

I've enclosed a link to a detailed description of the code I've written to try out Python and the Pi. I hope others will find this useful. As its a very long time since I did any programming I'm starting more or less from scratch. The code is therefore used to "just get something to work" ...
by Sutty
Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: where to start? (learning C, C++)
Replies: 19
Views: 9822

Re: where to start? (learning C, C++)

Its a very long time since I did any programming, so I decided to get a Pi and start more or less from scratch. I assumed others would be in the same position so I've documented everything I've done in lots of detail. I started using Python on windows and converted code across when the Pi arrived. T...
by Sutty
Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Strange behavior on keyboard
Replies: 11
Views: 4206

Re: Strange behavior on keyboard

I have the same problem. If I restart the Pi it goes away for a time. I've noticed today that by taking the keyboard out of the powered USB Hub and using the Pi USB the problem went away. I didn't need to restart. I'm waiting to see if this clears it up perminantly.
by Sutty
Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Best Database
Replies: 34
Views: 112230

Re: Best Database

Hi, I'm also very new to Debian and python and would like to get Sqlite working. So any help on getting it onto the Pi would be useful. As for a round-robin I would have thought that its very simple if you use 2 tables. One pre-populated with dummy rows and the other which just stores the last row w...
by Sutty
Tue May 29, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Administrator Password
Replies: 3
Views: 1631

Re: Administrator Password

Thanks Mark, that worked fine, I've now plenty of space to work with!!


markb wrote:There is no administrator/root account in Debian, you need to use the sudo command. you can run gparted as root by opening a terminal window and typing:

sudo gparted.
by Sutty
Tue May 29, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Administrator Password
Replies: 3
Views: 1631

Administrator Password

I received my Pi on Friday and I'm having fun trying things out. I noticed that the SD card space is limited due to the image. When I tried to run Gparted to reallocate the partition I'm asked for the Administrator/Root password. Does anyone know what this is ???

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