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by dirthurts
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Folding or similar on Pi 3B+
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Folding or similar on Pi 3B+

Hi everyone,
Sorry if this has been covered but for some reason the search function is blocked on my network...so I figured I would ask here.
Are there any charitable uses I can use my Pi for while not in use? I was thinking maybe folding or something similar?
Anyone found a good use?
by dirthurts
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why no enthusiast Raspberry Pi products?
Replies: 53
Views: 6841

Re: Why no enthusiast Raspberry Pi products?

Indeed. Also worth noting that the RPF Trading subsidiary, for whom I work, are not solely dedicated to making an educational device. We want to make devices that sell by the millions (so far, so good), so the *profits* can go to the educational side. This is actually a better approach, because as ...
by dirthurts
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why no enthusiast Raspberry Pi products?
Replies: 53
Views: 6841

Re: Why no enthusiast Raspberry Pi products?

Regards you assumption that the RPT products are only used for Retropie, did you miss that NEC are including the CM3 in TV's: I never said that. I personally have one as a linux desktop, an interactive display at a museum, a weather station/weather display, and have used them for other experiments....
by dirthurts
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why no enthusiast Raspberry Pi products?
Replies: 53
Views: 6841

Re: Why no enthusiast Raspberry Pi products?

Thanks for the reply! So, assuming the current processor is discontinued or faster processors eventually drop down in price, a faster future revision would be possible or even necessary? Your sample size of 6 is a bit small, and suffers from being skewed by the fact they are people you know, and peo...
by dirthurts
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why no enthusiast Raspberry Pi products?
Replies: 53
Views: 6841

Re: Why no enthusiast Raspberry Pi products?

Whatever, that doesn't make them statistically valid. I have 3 pis, none of them used for retro gaming, all of them running my own OS. Should I assume that no pis in the whole world are used for gaming at all and that all of them run my OS which isn't even publicly available? Nonsense While I appre...
by dirthurts
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why no enthusiast Raspberry Pi products?
Replies: 53
Views: 6841

Re: Why no enthusiast Raspberry Pi products?

What you suggest does not seem to be part of the Raspberry Pi Foundation strategy up to 2018, as set out publically here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/files/about ... 016-18.pdf I mentioned that in the original post, but thanks. if memory serves about 15 millions of pis have been sold. You make an a...
by dirthurts
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why no enthusiast Raspberry Pi products?
Replies: 53
Views: 6841

Re: Why no enthusiast Raspberry Pi products?

This assumption is wrong.
I'd like to know how? I know 6 people with Raspberry Pis, all of them are running Retropie with only two of them having a raspbian install for tinkering. . .
If your experience is different, that would be quite surprising.
by dirthurts
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why no enthusiast Raspberry Pi products?
Replies: 53
Views: 6841

Why no enthusiast Raspberry Pi products?

So, I'm pretty sure this has been discussed in some form or another, but it's just something I wanted to chat about. It's pretty clear that a lot of Raspberry Pi users only use them for their gaming purposes, emulators and such. Honestly, a lot of this is probably more to do with the software behind...
by dirthurts
Wed May 31, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Aluminum enclosure for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 44
Views: 39977

Re: Aluminum enclosure for Raspberry Pi

I actually have a Flirc on the way as my Pi keeps thermal throttling anytime I try to do anything really fun with it...
But it's pretty standard stuff at this point and it's not finned at all. Plus the LEDs don't really show on the Pi 3.
It's cheap though, which is a solid win.
by dirthurts
Tue May 30, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Aluminum enclosure for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 44
Views: 39977

Re: Aluminum enclosure for Raspberry Pi

I would be more interested if only the top was aluminum, and the rest plastic. It would be more affordable, and if you finned it out more it should perform just as well.
by dirthurts
Fri May 26, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: tkinter did not import successfully
Replies: 5
Views: 1775

Re: tkinter did not import successfully

That was the problem. The program was simply opening in Python 2 instead of 3.
Opening python 3 then the program fixed it.

Thanks so much. It's always the little things :/
by dirthurts
Fri May 26, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: tkinter did not import successfully
Replies: 5
Views: 1775

Re: tkinter did not import successfully

I'm using a Raspberry Pi 3 running the latest distribution of Rasbian. It's up to date as of today also.
by dirthurts
Fri May 26, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: tkinter did not import successfully
Replies: 5
Views: 1775

tkinter did not import successfully

Hi, I'm trying to experiment Guizero in making a simple GUI, and I'm getting this error when I run my program "Tkinter did not import successfully". I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling guizero, but no luck so far. I'm following the guide from the latest issue of PiMag. Any thoughts? my import l...
by dirthurts
Thu May 25, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 3 overheating
Replies: 11
Views: 2318

Re: Pi 3 overheating

Just an update. I ordered another Pi 3 and popped in the same SD card (and thus installation) and it idles 15 degrees C cooler and runs much cooler under load with only a little throttling under heavy work loads. There's definitely something up, or these things are just made with no consistency to t...
by dirthurts
Thu May 25, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 3 overheating
Replies: 11
Views: 2318

Re: Pi 3 overheating

How can I use hardware decoding on Youtube?
I'm quite new to this stuff. Still trying to figure out Python...
by dirthurts
Wed May 24, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 3 overheating
Replies: 11
Views: 2318

Re: Pi 3 overheating

I have the program running above, but it's very complicated to look at and hard to read. But, it works. I'm idling iwth the case top off at around 55-57 C.
That can't be normal. Is my unit defective in some way? My other Pi 3 doesn't have this issue at all.
by dirthurts
Wed May 24, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 3 overheating
Replies: 11
Views: 2318

Re: Pi 3 overheating

Everything gets stuttery and practically freezes as it hits 80c. It's a dramatic change. Temperature tested via terminal commands, confirmed by not being able to touch the CPU without literally hurting myself (it got that hot). Plus, a blood red thermometer shows up in the upper right hand side of t...
by dirthurts
Wed May 24, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 3 overheating
Replies: 11
Views: 2318

Re: Pi 3 overheating

Hmmm.
I never considered that watching Youtube is actually decoding. I guess I'll have to get a heatsink on this thing faster.
Think I'll need to replace the case? There appears to be no vents on it.
by dirthurts
Wed May 24, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 3 overheating
Replies: 11
Views: 2318

Pi 3 overheating

Hi there, As stated in the topic, my Raspberry pi 3 is overheating. It's hitting 80C and throttling really hard. I'm using the Raspberry Pi Foundation case, which I assumed was fine, but I'm thinking that's the problem. I have some heatsinks on the way, but they're from China and taking forever. I w...
by dirthurts
Thu May 11, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: A subtle power button?
Replies: 3
Views: 767

Re: A subtle power button?

It's certainly been a challenge for me. I thought about routing it to the bottom.
Do I NEED one? Well, not necessarily. However, it seems like it would be nice to have. Just having a way to boot it back up without pulling the power would be great.
by dirthurts
Thu May 11, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: A subtle power button?
Replies: 3
Views: 767

A subtle power button?

Hi all, I've been doing some searching, but I cannot quite find what I'm looking for. I'm using a C4 Labs wooden Pi Case, and it looks great. I want to add a shutdown/boot button, but I'm having trouble finding something that won't ruin the aesthetic of it. It's the one that shows up here: https://w...
by dirthurts
Tue May 09, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Perfect Overclocking Aluminum Case
Replies: 11
Views: 5217

Re: Perfect Overclocking Aluminum Case

Why not have an aluminum top, completely finned out, and a plastic bottom? It would maintain the same amount of surface area (roughly) and also reduce the cost quite a bit. All you would have to do is put lots of ridges across the entire surface instead of just having a small wave.
by dirthurts
Tue May 09, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why no Pi Zero with full sized connections?
Replies: 36
Views: 3984

Re: Why no Pi Zero with full sized connections?

Oh, I see. That is the key piece of information I'm missing!
Thanks for that. Hopefully, they'll add wifi to that one some day soon.
by dirthurts
Tue May 09, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why no Pi Zero with full sized connections?
Replies: 36
Views: 3984

Why no Pi Zero with full sized connections?

I'm a bit curious about this one. I've been doing some math, comparing the Pi Zero to the Pi 3, and it seems that after you buy all of the adapters, hubs and such you need for many projects, a Pi 3 is just about the same end cost but a lot more convenient and capable. My question, why isn't there a ...
by dirthurts
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pulling the Power Cord
Replies: 14
Views: 2359

Re: Pulling the Power Cord

Thanks for all the replies guys.

So, if I want to make the card read-only, is there a way to reverse this later if I want to edit to it? How would one approach such a magical task as to make a card read only?

Thanks again, this has been very helpful.

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