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by flipdewaf
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 200,000 registrations of interest with RS
Replies: 26
Views: 7331

Re: 200,000 registrations of interest with RS

<t>Gert said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I would have thought that Gert, of all people, would have one reserved for him. His original got sat on so presumably needs a replacement for further development work<br/> <br/> <br/> I have one repaired board but I want a spare al...
by flipdewaf
Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The AutoPlane Project
Replies: 40
Views: 36106

Re: The AutoPlane Project

<t>HappyPaul55 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Great read going on here.<br/> <br/> I've found myself reaching the top of my knowledge regarding Aerospace Engineering and starting to get a bit lost. If you can provide short explanatory answers to my following question that'd be great.<br/> <br/> Why do I ne...
by flipdewaf
Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The AutoPlane Project
Replies: 40
Views: 36106

Re: The AutoPlane Project

<t><br/> You are wrong. Yes, I understand what you are trying to say. I am a licensed pilot and when I was working on my instrument rating my instructor would set a full soda on the floor between us, not touch it until we landed. If I slopped a drop I failed. The wings always lift "up" thru the cabi...
by flipdewaf
Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The AutoPlane Project
Replies: 40
Views: 36106

Re: The AutoPlane Project

<t>The more I think about it (I should be working) the more I believe that maintaining level flight is the most important and unfortunately the most difficult thing here. The difficulty is knowing how high it is at any given time, you are probably looking to have altitude data accurate to within 1ft...
by flipdewaf
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The AutoPlane Project
Replies: 40
Views: 36106

Re: The AutoPlane Project

<t>Cookie Monster said: <br/> <br/> <br/> One thing you need to be aware of, those small, lightweight "gyros" are rate gyros, not position gyros such as used in old-timey autopilots. They do not tell you what your attitude is, they tell you if you how fast you are spinning. And they drift. A few deg...
by flipdewaf
Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The AutoPlane Project
Replies: 40
Views: 36106

Re: The AutoPlane Project

<t>Few things to think about:<br/> <br/> Weight: Obviously with aircraft weight is the enemy, try to keep this as low as possible. Extra weight will make it need to go faster to get off the ground (also accelerating slwer to get there, harder to control, slower in flight, use your batteries quicker,...
by flipdewaf
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Queen Elizabeth prize for Engineering
Replies: 7
Views: 1635

Re: Queen Elizabeth prize for Engineering

What does Distinguised mean? Can a sports person be classed as distinguished?

Fred
by flipdewaf
Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: There's a time and a date on the front page...
Replies: 177
Views: 40535

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

<t>Jongoleur said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Yawnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn......<br/> <br/> Set your alarms for 6AM Wednesday forsooth!!!!<br/> <br/> My alarm is ALWAYS set for 6AM (GMT) and it takes ages before the nurones start talking to each other; I'm usually only paying attention by time the Today program...
by flipdewaf
Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 445380

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

I think I'll make a case from card to see if it works and then break out the grinder and make it from stainless (must also buy own welder).

Fred
by flipdewaf
Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cheap 'n simple UPS
Replies: 12
Views: 5098

Re: Cheap 'n simple UPS

If this is so that the Pi is still powered if the leccy goes does that mean it will work for powering the Pi from a solar source? keep it going at night and then recharge during the day?

Fred
by flipdewaf
Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New here and feeling a bit overwhelmed
Replies: 36
Views: 8237

Re: New here and feeling a bit overwhelmed


Some possible pitfalls – linux (like all unix) is case sensitive.  Make sure the case is exactly as it appears here.


Thanks, Thats a useful bit of info there. I shall try this tonight and see what happens (it's not as frustrating when I know i'm learning).

Fred
by flipdewaf
Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New here and feeling a bit overwhelmed
Replies: 36
Views: 8237

Re: New here and feeling a bit overwhelmed

<r>andyl said: <br/> <br/> <br/> flipdewaf said: <br/> <br/> <br/> It is an Elonex webbook, pretty rubbish but should do the trick I think.<br/> <br/> CPU:VIA C7-M processor 1.6GHz<br/> <br/> RAM:512mb ram<br/> <br/> Connectivity:10/100 Wired Network,<br/> 802.11b/g 54Mbps Wireless<br/> <br/> Graphi...
by flipdewaf
Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New here and feeling a bit overwhelmed
Replies: 36
Views: 8237

Re: New here and feeling a bit overwhelmed

<t>andyl said: <br/> <br/> flipdewaf said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I have a leaning toward logic type situations and have programmed in C before (many moons since) but I decided to break out some ubunu on on my webbook (I don't care too much for it) but it refused to work and gave me stupid blurry blotchy...
by flipdewaf
Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Packaging?
Replies: 30
Views: 9320

Re: Raspberry Pi Packaging?

<t>rurwin said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I bought a couple of switches once from a guy that imported them from Russia. They came in boxes that were unmistakably soviet-era cardboard. Fascinating.<br/> <br/> The only reason I can think to want to know how the RaspPi is packed would be to know if it would go...
by flipdewaf
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New here and feeling a bit overwhelmed
Replies: 36
Views: 8237

Re: New here and feeling a bit overwhelmed

<t>I too am feeling overwhelmed a bit, never (knowingly) used any linux stuff before.<br/> <br/> I have a leaning toward logic type situations and have programmed in C before (many moons since) but I decided to break out some ubunu on on my webbook (I don't care too much for it) but it refused to wo...
by flipdewaf
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: "pocket server"
Replies: 13
Views: 4382

Re: "pocket server"

<t><br/> bredman said: <br/> <br/> Hi Fred,<br/> <br/> Do you really need a CF slot? I assume that you plan to copy files from a camera. If this is the case, you could use a USB cable to mount the camera.<br/> <br/> By using a USB cable, you would create a project which will work with almost any cam...
by flipdewaf
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: "pocket server"
Replies: 13
Views: 4382

Re: "pocket server"

<t>This is what I plan on doing:<br/> <br/> Raspi+<br/> <br/> Dismantled 10 port powered USB hub<br/> <br/> USB slots inside case<br/> <br/> 1.Powers Pi<br/> <br/> 2.1.8" drive (ex ipod style not SSD)<br/> <br/> 3.CF card slot<br/> <br/> 4.Mini WiFi stick<br/> <br/> 5.Bluetooth for mini Keyboard<br/...
by flipdewaf
Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Smart Harddrive (with Raspi in) But need help
Replies: 13
Views: 5316

Re: Smart Harddrive (with Raspi in) But need help

I looked online and I can get a 120gb 1.8" ZIF from an ipod (im unsure if this is the completely wrong thing to use) for £49.99 and a 8gb Sandisc extreme 4 CF for £45.00.

Fred
by flipdewaf
Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Smart Harddrive (with Raspi in) But need help
Replies: 13
Views: 5316

Re: Smart Harddrive (with Raspi in) But need help

<t>I'll explain the camera bit a little better.<br/> <br/> Sometimes I am away for a number of days with my camera and will take many pictures (000's). While the way you said it will work it isn't a very elegant solution especially when I am trying to carry as little as possible (im not a reporter t...
by flipdewaf
Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Smart Harddrive (with Raspi in) But need help
Replies: 13
Views: 5316

Re: Smart Harddrive (with Raspi in) But need help

<r>I have no experience with Linux (how hard can it be) but have done C++ back when I was doing my degree and do a fair bit of VBA in my previous job so I have a vague understanding of how programming and the like works <E>:?</E><br/> <br/> What I am after making is a rasi that I can connect to my T...
by flipdewaf
Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Publicity stunt...
Replies: 56
Views: 10121

Re: Publicity stunt...

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from clivebeale on November 18, 2011, 20:03<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> <B><s>[b]</s>Picture 1<e>[/b]</e></B>: Leather iPad cover | <B><s>[b]</s>Picture 2<e>[/b]</e></B>: 4 x Model As<br/> <br/> <B><s>[b]</s>Tagline<e>[/b]</e></B>: One smart cover. | Four smart computers.<br/> S...
by flipdewaf
Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Schools and networks
Replies: 4
Views: 1381

Re: Schools and networks

I would think that they would probably just keep their SD cards and keep them on there or maybe hand them to the teacher at the end of the lesson. Remeber like we used to do when all our projects had to be saved on floppy discs with our names on.

Fred
by flipdewaf
Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?
Replies: 514
Views: 238233

Re: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?

<t>Quote from Davespice on October 28, 2011, 10:17<br/> .<br/> <br/> I think some publicity stunt would be quite a good idea, perhaps a scrapheacp challenge type thing. Some expert programmers (perhaps along with some skilled fabricators/robotics guys to make it more widely apealing) are given some ...
by flipdewaf
Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3858
Views: 293529

Re: Introduce yourself!

<r>Hi, My name is Fred.<br/> <br/> I am a recent graduate (2009) in mechanical and aerospace engineering and now work for a well known potato cutting and frying company <E>;)</E>. My knowledge of Programming is limited to the C++ I did at uni and I have never used linux before but have often wanted ...

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