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by NeilM
Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Offload data intermittently to a phone via Bluetooth
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Offload data intermittently to a phone via Bluetooth

I am thinking about building a weather station (https://github.com/masneyb/weather-station) and putting it in a remote location with no communications capabilities. What I'd like to do is every time a designated phone is hooked up to the station via Bluetooth, the data downloads the phone, gets carr...
by NeilM
Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:17 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Running OSMC and Raspbian at the same time
Replies: 7
Views: 7138

Re: Running OSMC and Raspbian at the same time

Sam, is it possible for my kids to start a Scratch session from within OSMC now? They use OSMC as their version of TV, but I'd like to introduce them (10 and 6.5 years old) to coding now. Thanks, Neil. PS your work on RaspBMC/OSMC has been very impressive from the outset - I hope you're capitalising...
by NeilM
Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Crontab Length Limit?
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

Crontab Length Limit?

Is there a limit to the size (no. of lines?) of a crontab file? I am up to 731 lines, and nothing beyond line 590-ish is running. I am on Debian Wheezy (3.18.11+ #781 PREEMPT Tue Apr 21 18:02:18 BST 2015 armv6l). What I am doing is running something hourly (one line), then running something at dawn ...
by NeilM
Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:34 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: HeaterMeter: Automated BBQ and Sous-vide controller
Replies: 7
Views: 55294

Re: HeaterMeter: Automated BBQ and Sous-vide controller

Cap'n, got her up and running as a sous vide, just had my first meal - yum! Thanks, your instructions are quite clear, even for an OS newbie like me. Still having issues with getting WiFi to work, but I have a long Cat5 cable...

Cheers,

Neil.
by NeilM
Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Play video in a window
Replies: 1
Views: 559

Play video in a window

Hi, I'm wondering if video can be played in a window. OMXPlayer goes full-screen, and doesn't seem to have windowing capability. I don't want to use XBMC, as I'd like to have an Internet browser so I can google stuff as I watch a video. I've read most of the posts for Graphics and so forth, but can'...
by NeilM
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: HeaterMeter: Automated BBQ and Sous-vide controller
Replies: 7
Views: 55294

Re: HeaterMeter: Automated BBQ and Sous-vide controller

Awesome, thanks for the quick response! Neil.
by NeilM
Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:18 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: HeaterMeter: Automated BBQ and Sous-vide controller
Replies: 7
Views: 55294

Re: HeaterMeter: Automated BBQ and Sous-vide controller

So if I wanted to use this as a 'fancy water' device, would I just replace the RCA jack with a SSR which then controls the good ole fancy water heater, in this case a crockpot, with a probe dangling in aforementioned fancy water? I'd love to use your smokin' device for sous vide, as I've just been g...
by NeilM
Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lower temperature support
Replies: 19
Views: 3730

Re: Lower temperature support

Main issue would be - why does a device designed to be used in teaching computing need to run at -40. Not many classrooms are used when they gets that cold! What? Do you expect that educational students will only use these as stand-alone computers? No way, students and adventuresome teachers will m...

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