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by JonSenior
Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First generation Pi not working any more
Replies: 10
Views: 1473

Re: First generation Pi not working any more

It's official. My Pi is dead! :( My dad brought his Pi with PSU, and SD cards. I tested his Pi: Fine. I tested his Pi with my SD card: Fine I tested my Pi with my SD card and his PSU: Dim ACT light and no activity. There's no obvious signs of damage. No bulging components. No bits missing. No cracks...
by JonSenior
Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First generation Pi not working any more
Replies: 10
Views: 1473

Re: First generation Pi not working any more

I'm fairly certain that the SD card connection is fine. There are no bent pins, all pins seem to spring up correctly. The two detection switches work (continuity check). I've tried 3 different SD cards (2 SD, one uSD with adapter), written using 2 different card readers, on 2 different computers wit...
by JonSenior
Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First generation Pi not working any more
Replies: 10
Views: 1473

Re: First generation Pi not working any more

Not tried heating or cooling the board. I don't have freezer spray so I'd be stuck with slinging it in a Ziplock bag and putting it in the freezer. I'll try checking the board for any obvious signs of defect, but as mentioned, BGA is beyond home-checking (assuming that most hobbyists don't own an X-...
by JonSenior
Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First generation Pi not working any more
Replies: 10
Views: 1473

First generation Pi not working any more

Hello all, I have a very early model B (Not first batch but was part of the original rush of preorders on release day.) Serial # E2112RSV1.0B1.1 I've not used it in a while as its intended purpose was to monitor temperatures in our new house, but since I was still building the house there was a slig...
by JonSenior
Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Neat RPi bracket on Shapeways...
Replies: 3
Views: 2667

Re: Neat RPi bracket on Shapeways...

Nope... but since we're posting links:

http://www.shapeways.com/model/401955

That one. I've pulled it into SketchUp and checked the measurements against my RPi.
by JonSenior
Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Neat RPi bracket on Shapeways...
Replies: 3
Views: 2667

Neat RPi bracket on Shapeways...

I was demonstrating the Shapeways site to my dad, and did a search for the Raspberry pi to see what's currently available. Amid the highly expensive plastic boxes was a cheap ring mount which basically clips to the circuit board in four places and provides 4mm mounting holes. At ~3€ it's perfect for...
by JonSenior
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Weather Station now running
Replies: 159
Views: 83645

Re: Weather Station now running

First things first, you can simplify that tar command: tar xf <filename> will automagically detect compression type... a useful feature that I discovered by accident. Secondly, it sounds like the download failed. If you run > more libusb-1.0.9.tar.bz2 My bet is that you'll get some html back, probab...
by JonSenior
Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Fuel Cell
Replies: 4
Views: 2728

Re: Fuel Cell

As I understand it, your Pi will run for as long as you keep providing Hydrogen to the fuel cell. The fuel cell is not a cell as in battery (contains a charge) but more akin to an engine (requires fuel to operate). Get yourself a good source of Hydrogen and you can run forever. You could use a PV ar...
by JonSenior
Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Home automation/monitoring reference
Replies: 3
Views: 2117

Re: Home automation/monitoring reference

A lot of this information is already available, but you need to look at the specific forums. There are dometica sites (http://www.domoticaforum.eu for example) and weather station ones. Both of these will contain the information that you're looking for. Weather station stuff seems to be mostly 1-wir...
by JonSenior
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Near Space Project
Replies: 10
Views: 4516

Re: Near Space Project

While the geek in me loves the idea of sending payloads to near space using weather balloons, and I still marvel at the photos produced by unmanned craft approaching the limits of the atmosphere, the environmentalist in me feels that you should try and break new ground (as opposed to repeating a tri...
by JonSenior
Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: kernel patch for Dallas 1-wire interface
Replies: 227
Views: 163035

Re: kernel patch for Dallas 1-wire interface

@GadgetUK: This is exactly what I've been looking for, thanks for your hard work. I'd definitely be interested in purchasing a populated breakout board in the not-too-distant future. I'm currently buried by the construction of my house, but once built, the sensors will be installed in every conceiva...

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