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by samuelellis
Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best sound capture device
Replies: 24
Views: 8581

Re: Best sound capture device

Just incase anyone is interested ive been doing some looking around According to this page http://www.raspyfi.com/raspberry-pi-usb-dac-and-raspyfi-supported-dacs/ the Behringer U-CONTROL UCA202 is supported. Looking on ebay they can be picked up for 20quid so im thinking i will go for one of those o...
by samuelellis
Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best sound capture device
Replies: 24
Views: 8581

Re: Best sound capture device

Thanks for the replies guys I looked at the IQ audio equiptment and sadly it looks like it is just audio out - no audio inputs and that is s shame as it really does look like a well specced sound card so that may be added to the list for the in car Pi but not this project Looking at my options its e...
by samuelellis
Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best sound capture device
Replies: 24
Views: 8581

Best sound capture device

Quick question - what is the best Sound capture device for the Pi - Either using USB or GPIO for a reasonable cost Basically i have a big collection of reel to reel audio tape that i am looking to digitize so my plan is to use one of my Pi's to record the entire side of the tape at once using the co...
by samuelellis
Sat May 30, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: loading random files with Python
Replies: 6
Views: 3282

Re: loading random files with Python

my friend you are a gentleman and a scolar for all your help so far I found that first of all it would not run, it came up with this error AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'choice' - some internet googling showed me that i did something uterly stupid and called the file random.py so ...
by samuelellis
Fri May 29, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: loading random files with Python
Replies: 6
Views: 3282

Re: loading random files with Python

Right ive done some more reading To load a ROM file into an emulator via command line it looks like this is the command for the SNES “retroarch -L /opt/retropie/libretrocores/lr-pocketsnes/libretro.so /home/pi/romcollection/rom” So it looks like i need something along the lines of this to load a ran...
by samuelellis
Fri May 29, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: loading random files with Python
Replies: 6
Views: 3282

Re: loading random files with Python

Cheers for the tips fella The folder structure i was hoping to navigate had folders for each type of system and then subfolders in them breaking it down even more but what i may do for this to make it easier is just dump all the files into one folder. If my thinking is right then i should be able to...
by samuelellis
Thu May 28, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: loading random files with Python
Replies: 6
Views: 3282

loading random files with Python

Good afternoon I will be utterly 100% honest and say that i am a python newbie so any help is appreciated. Basically i have a retropie installation and i want to write a python script i can run at the command line that goes through the ROM file directory, loads a random game and then loads another o...
by samuelellis
Sun May 24, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retropie Random game load
Replies: 0
Views: 460

Retropie Random game load

Afternoon, this is a bit of an odd one. What i am trying to do is have the Pi load a random game ROM from my collection, let it play for 2mins or so - long enough for the game to load and the demo screen to run for a bit, then close the ROM down and launch another ROM - i want this to basically repe...
by samuelellis
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: My Pitendo
Replies: 20
Views: 5841

Re: My Pitendo

And my google-fu has found someone who has provided the pin out to put a NES plug on a SNES pad - http://www.igorkromin.net/?x=entry:entry130215-145850

Should make my life easy
by samuelellis
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: My Pitendo
Replies: 20
Views: 5841

Re: My Pitendo

And more bits

This once built will act as an interface between the SNES controllers and the GPIO pins on the Pi

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by samuelellis
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: My Pitendo
Replies: 20
Views: 5841

Re: My Pitendo

Well it seems to be running fine with the both of them connected together with no issues but that is why i have it on test at the moment.

One of the things i may end up doing is the trick of running the OS off USB as well just for the speed boost
by samuelellis
Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: My Pitendo
Replies: 20
Views: 5841

Re: My Pitendo

One way to find out how well they work, testing

To try and push it as far as i can i have plugged one into another, put my SD card in the end and then plugged it into my Raspbmc board.

My plan is to run it for a week like this and see if i get any issues
by samuelellis
Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: My Pitendo
Replies: 20
Views: 5841

Re: My Pitendo

So a couple more things delivered for the Pitendo

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SD card extenders
by samuelellis
Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: My Pitendo
Replies: 20
Views: 5841

Re: My Pitendo

So a quick video of the system emulating NES, SNES master system and Mega drive. The games you see playing are pulled from my server not stored locally I think i need to overclock it slightly to improve the audio but as you can see its working http://youtu.be/aqSZvqYzIhU BTW dont laugh at my crap pl...
by samuelellis
Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: My Pitendo
Replies: 20
Views: 5841

Re: My Pitendo

So the controllers i am using arrived, not Original SNES controllers but not bad for copys and not bad for around a fiver each


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by samuelellis
Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: My Pitendo
Replies: 20
Views: 5841

Re: My Pitendo

Yep the neater way would be just to replace the connectors on the SNES joypads for NES style connectors but i have two very good reasons to make a NES to SNES adapter They are called bubble and squeak http://samuelellis.co.uk/gallery3/var/resizes/Odds_and_Sods/bunnys/20130416_224144.jpg?m=1371391328...
by samuelellis
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: My Pitendo
Replies: 20
Views: 5841

Re: My Pitendo

So the issue of how do i use a controller, this is the plan so far Bodging a NES controller to work was out because it does not have enough buttons so i decided on a SNES controller, i have ordered 2 snes controllers (not originals but SNES controllers) Now i did not want to hack about the NES case ...
by samuelellis
Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: My Pitendo
Replies: 20
Views: 5841

Re: My Pitendo

So i got some more work done on it First thing was to buy a Pi hub, the reason for this is it will power the Pi and give me more USB ports, this cuts down on the power supplies needed http://samuelellis.co.uk/gallery3/var/resizes/Odds_and_Sods/Pitendo/20140223_161421%20%28Large%29.jpg?m=1393272004 N...
by samuelellis
Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: My Pitendo
Replies: 20
Views: 5841

Re: My Pitendo

Yea i have not thrown anything away, i am intending to use the OEM power button to power it off and on and use the reset to drop me out of the emulator back to the select screen
by samuelellis
Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: My Pitendo
Replies: 20
Views: 5841

My Pitendo

So we all know what the RaspberryPi is. I have started work on a another project. I am using a raspberry Pi as an emulation station for old consoles Now i have a few goals for this -Fits into an old game console case -Can easily swap the SD card out so one board will do emulation and HTPC Now i have...
by samuelellis
Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: General Observations
Replies: 20
Views: 2200

Re: General Observations

TBH i like the command prompt and do a lot from it but i can see why people could struggle if they are not used to it
by samuelellis
Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Possible to use composite and HDMI simultaniously?
Replies: 5
Views: 1171

Re: Possible to use composite and HDMI simultaniously?

Cheers for the help

For my home based HTPC it will be using HDMI but tbh for the one going in the car it will be feeding 7-8 screens and being shook by 150db of audio so i think composite will be fine for that purpose
by samuelellis
Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: View CD/DVD drive and install wi-fi
Replies: 13
Views: 9324

Re: View CD/DVD drive and install wi-fi

Quick question (and no offence) but how much Linux/Unix experience do you have? The reason i ask is because Linux handles USB sticks/cd drives differently to windows - in windows if for example you plug an external cd drive/sub stick into the PC it gets given a drive letter In Linux you dont have dr...
by samuelellis
Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: General Observations
Replies: 20
Views: 2200

Re: General Observations

Windows 3.1 used to be started from the command prompt in DOS, and yet there were no complaints to Microsoft about that! :lol: To be fair that was rather a long time ago . Perhaps part of the problem is that an awful lot of Linux gurus are *ahem* quite mature and text-based prompts are second natur...
by samuelellis
Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Samba: Mount windows folder
Replies: 12
Views: 14187

Re: Samba: Mount windows folder

I know this is a link to an Ubuntu page but it does a good job of explaining mounting of shares on Linux


https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Mount ... ermanently


As it looks like the Debian and Ubuntu share the same method of dealing with shares this may be some help to you

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