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by slurp
Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ARGH! They're really teasing now!
Replies: 3
Views: 1186

Re: ARGH! They're really teasing now!

I'm pleased to say it's arrived today, my waiting is over. :D

Best regards,
Colin
by slurp
Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ARGH! They're really teasing now!
Replies: 3
Views: 1186

ARGH! They're really teasing now!

Why doesn't Parcel Force 24 hour delivery occur over the weekend? They've emailed to say that my RS delivery was dispatched yesterday... it's got as far as the local depot, that's just teasing. It won't be here until I'm at work on Monday :( I'm sure I registered my interest with RS after I'd been o...
by slurp
Wed May 23, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The most expensive R-Pi of the world!
Replies: 87
Views: 10253

Re: The most expensive R-Pi of the world!

I've had problems with FedEx in the past where they'd incorrectly calculated and billed me for Import Duty. The size of my order should have been duty exempt but they decided that I need to pay about £32, when I queried they said there was a £50 charge to examine their calculation. Fortunately our R...
by slurp
Mon May 07, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Birmingham TechFest 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 444

Re: Birmingham TechFest 2012

<r>Birmingham TechFest robotic competitions will be running on Saturday 16th June in Millennium Point, Birmingham, B4 7XG.<br/> <br/> These include the UK Micromouse championship, an international robotics competition that has been held every year in the UK since 1980. Other events include Wall foll...
by slurp
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: proposing a name for R-PI expansion boards.
Replies: 28
Views: 4804

Re: proposing a name for R-PI expansion boards.

<t>I can't help but think the crust refers to something like a case, rather than an expansion.<br/> <br/> I take the point of this being an add-on rather than a new beginning but I can't see the drupelet (droopy) takes us any closer in "shape". We're chasing ourselves in to a hole if we don't keep i...
by slurp
Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: proposing a name for R-PI expansion boards.
Replies: 28
Views: 4804

Re: proposing a name for R-PI expansion boards.

My +1 vote (if we have them) is for System Expansion and Experimentation Device.

These board will be SEEDing new ideas and developments, I've got one planned for a small desktop robot

Best regards,

Colin
by slurp
Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Romotive Romo - a turtle
Replies: 7
Views: 2499

Re: Romotive Romo - a turtle

<r>Burngate said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <<SNIP>><br/> <br/> The Mindsets robots look nice also. And cheap - £13.88 or £8.39. But they're for building a robot. Kid buys it, builds it, plays for an hour or two, then puts it in a drawer and forgets about it. The fun was in the building. If you want to add ...
by slurp
Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Romotive Romo - a turtle
Replies: 7
Views: 2499

Re: Romotive Romo - a turtle

<t>Ok, these platforms need an interface to work with the Rpi but they give you an significant order of magnatude of cost saving:<br/> <br/> http://www.mindsetsonline.co.u.....id=1009885<br/> <br/> http://www.mindsetsonline.co.u.....id=1009907<br/> <br/> I'm probably going to build from scratch but ...
by slurp
Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: STICKY: Beta Boards mechanical data
Replies: 72
Views: 91025

Re: Beta Boards mechanical data

<t>This is good to see, it'll help me start planning an interface I have in mind for a small robot.<br/> <br/> I'd been thinking about placing mounting holes on this new board and that utilising a connector in the P2 or P3 location would make the Pi mount a little more stable. I do note that I shoul...
by slurp
Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The Merry Christmas thread...
Replies: 27
Views: 4438

Re: The Merry Christmas thread...

WOW! Father Christmas has been good to me. I got Raspberry Pie in my stocking....

http://twitpic.com/7y9ogl



Merry Christmas.
by slurp
Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Test
Replies: 18
Views: 2815

Re: Test

It seems we've a LOT of guest posts now with the users names disappearing.

Is there a problem or a setting that need to be tweaked?

Regards,

Colin
by slurp
Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 188336

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

<r>Following on from the highlights of 2011 I see the Pi has made it to No. 3 on today's most read stories with "Bare bones Raspberry Pi PC gets ready to launch".<br/> <br/> This is the link to the story in the technology pages:-<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/tech.....y-16316439">ht...
by slurp
Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PCB Etching Services
Replies: 42
Views: 7130

Re: PCB Etching Services

<r>Quote from Blars on August 28, 2011, 21:14<br/> I've used dorkbotpdx for some small boards -- high quality and relitivly cheap. The two-week latancy is a bit of a pain. <URL url="http://dorkbotpdx.org/wiki/pcb_order">http://dorkbotpdx.org/wiki/pcb_order</URL><br/> <br/> While I've used various te...
by slurp
Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I2C programming
Replies: 25
Views: 14502

Re: I2C programming

<r>Quote from TonyD on November 22, 2011, 13:47<br/> From what I've read else where, I2C on R-Pi is 3.3V<br/> <br/> It does not need to be a problem, this is where the voltage / level translators can be used.<br/> <br/> There's a typical solution here:-<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.maxim-ic.com/a...
by slurp
Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Controlling Servos with a Pi
Replies: 3
Views: 1268

Re: Controlling Servos with a Pi

<t>Looking at the wiki on GPIO I2C, I2S & SPI you'll have a few options depending on your choice of interface.<br/> <br/> Analougue servos require regular pulses with a width proportional to the angle required - approx 5v signal (I can't comment on digital servos). You could provide suitable buf...
by slurp
Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Using RPi as a Standard Robotics Interface
Replies: 33
Views: 10377

Re: Using RPi as a Standard Robotics Interface

<r>I've worked with the PICAXE controller for small robotics, it's also aimed at the educational market. The RPI may give some a low cost means of programming it - if the the Linux Axe-Pad software and the USB drivers will run.<br/> <br/> It may be interesting to use PICAXE with RPI. The RPI dealing...

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