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by Metatronin
Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:05 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Rasbian repository for audio related software packages
Replies: 29
Views: 10598

Re: Rasbian repository for audio related software packages

Jackrack as a request?
by Metatronin
Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:26 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: adding a speaker
Replies: 12
Views: 8371

Re: adding a speaker

You can run several LM386's off of the 5v GPIO. However you can just tie the left and right channels together and do a mono set-up with one chip and just a few capacitors. Less than 5$ in parts. Or spend 10-20$ for a mini 1-5W amplifier chip. Adafruit makes one(class D amp). If you can solder into t...
by Metatronin
Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which RPi OS Do You Prefer?
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: Which RPi OS Do You Prefer?

I have an install of rasbian that has XBMC that I can run while in X, and it runs just as fast as OpenELEC and RASBMC on thier own. However I do have seperate pi's that run OpenELEC, Adafruits distibution "Occidentals",SatelliteCCRMA(a music based ditribution), as well as an eye on Bodhi pi(easily o...
by Metatronin
Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Not recognizing Arduino through powered USB hub
Replies: 2
Views: 1042

Re: Not recognizing Arduino through powered USB hub

Maybe it's the USB cable itself, or loose plugs due to wear?
by Metatronin
Wed May 29, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Passive speakers
Replies: 24
Views: 48048

Re: Passive speakers

You should at least keep a capacitor between the lm386 output(pin 5) and the speaker, 220uF minimum but 470-1000uF will provide better response. There should also be a ceramic capacitor connected to the Vin and connected to ground(I usually just bridge the capacitor right over the chip from pin 6(Vi...
by Metatronin
Mon May 27, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What is the best internet browser experience ?
Replies: 29
Views: 45367

Re: What is the best internet browser experience ?

Iceweasel is fast and works the best out of whats available. Why would you not want to use a firefox based browser?
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install iceweasel
by Metatronin
Wed May 15, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using blender?
Replies: 30
Views: 26564

Re: Using blender?

There is an android version that works on tablets quite well now, maybe that is a possibility for the open GLES as far as ported repositorys? Even a scaled down version that only modeled and textured would be nice, simply so 3d development for games programing or any 3d app dev. I'm working on some ...
by Metatronin
Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:30 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Minecraft server - How To
Replies: 273
Views: 169087

Re: Minecraft server - How To

Did anyone ever make an image file with everything pre done?
by Metatronin
Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: tightvncserver at fault?
Replies: 14
Views: 2582

Re: tightvncserver at fault?

Maybe you can re enter raspi-config and re-enter a new password. The user should be "pi" though unless you changed that too.
by Metatronin
Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:09 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMCRemote control
Replies: 5
Views: 4269

Re: XBMCRemote control

Most wifi dongles can only do one thing at a time. For example if the Pi is on the internet through the dongle, thats all it can do and won't accept other devices trying to connect to it AdHoc style. Which means you might be able to do it with two dongles of the same type or find ones that can do bo...
by Metatronin
Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:13 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Advice for getting started with robotics
Replies: 3
Views: 1057

Re: Advice for getting started with robotics

For price, the two motor wheeled platform with third unpowered wheel is the best starting platform for price. you could then add an ultrasonic sensor for "vision" so it doesn't hit stuff while it scrambles about the floor(or a simple touch sensor). After that, a servo could be used to make the head ...
by Metatronin
Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Simple PIR project - Can it be done by a Newbie?
Replies: 9
Views: 5506

Re: Simple PIR project - Can it be done by a Newbie?

I would suggest An Arduino with a mp3 player shield(or one that reads .wav files), using the PIR as a switch would be real easy to add too. There are free examples of this set-up on the net too so you could make that 5 hour start to finish time. Using the Rpi is almost beyond anything needed. Using ...
by Metatronin
Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Webcam with nightvision
Replies: 3
Views: 7122

Re: Webcam with nightvision

for 40$ you can try and hack the "Spy Gear Night Sight" to work with the rPi. It's gen 1 night vision and it's sight distance is only limited by how big of an IR lamp you are willing to build/power. I've used the parts to make night vision gun scopes and they work great, but not sure if the rpi can ...
by Metatronin
Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: tightvncserver at fault?
Replies: 14
Views: 2582

Re: tightvncserver at fault?

sdjf is correct that the screen size should be defined within the rPi when VNC is first initialized. However some vnc clients don't seem to care, like KRDC(on linux). It will output(the pi) 1024x768 by default it seems. The only time I have had to adjust the screen rez is if I will be using a VNC cl...
by Metatronin
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Bluetooth Keyboard in XBMC on Raspbmc
Replies: 28
Views: 27641

Re: Bluetooth Keyboard in XBMC on Raspbmc

if you have an android device, they make an XBMC controller app that works great with it on the Pi. If the pi is connected(through ethernet) to a wi-fi router it seems to be a better set up than going with bluetooth at the moment. Another alternative is to install XBMC directly within raspbian to se...
by Metatronin
Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: is the Raspberry Pi a waste of time?
Replies: 14
Views: 3127

Re: is the Raspberry Pi a waste of time?

Arduinos are great but usually require a computer to program them, and the raspi can acually program Arduinos and Parallax Propellers. I don't think the raspi needs to support facebook in any way(as anyone under 16-18 should not be on facebook). But you can still use facebook using ice weasel, just ...
by Metatronin
Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Pi3D ES 2.0
Replies: 97
Views: 13118

Re: Pi3D ES 2.0

Would you guys use low-poly model packs if'n I made some? What would be the easiest(portable cross platform) to use, .obj so UV mapping is intact?
The polycount on that tank looks insane and the 16fps make alot of sence. Whats the polycount on it if you don't mind?
by Metatronin
Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using your Pi as an every day 'pc'?
Replies: 12
Views: 6359

Re: Using your Pi as an every day 'pc'?

currently, you will need to install XBMC within the x environment for reliable media streaming. Deffinately not through the browser though, regular stuff only. Iceweasel seem to be the best for tabbed browsing.
by Metatronin
Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Passive speakers
Replies: 24
Views: 48048

Re: Passive speakers

They sell some really tiny speakers at radio shack that work fine(they are found in the parts drawers). You just solder them to a plug, the tip is left audio the first ring is right audio and the base ring is ground. Its not going to be loud by any means though. You can power an diy audio amp and po...
by Metatronin
Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Did anyone of you turn their back on MS Windows definitely?
Replies: 68
Views: 9470

Re: Did anyone of you turn their back on MS Windows definite

I have a 50Gb partition with XP on it. Running Ubuntu 12 LTS as my regular desktop. I only use windows XP for PS Vita back-up as sony only made a windows app to do it with :lol: . All my media gets thrown on it as a storage space the rest of the time. I like Linux far better now that I've been on it...
by Metatronin
Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: What are your OVERCLOCKING settings when using XBMC??
Replies: 32
Views: 104475

Re: What are your OVERCLOCKING settings when using XBMC??

It works and is fairly workable as long as the gpu has 128mb of ram allocated to it. I believe RasBMC is clocked 800Mhz off the bat. 800 mhz works fairly well for all the different xbmc variations.
by Metatronin
Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Raspberry pi and Parallax Propellor
Replies: 34
Views: 7438

Re: Raspberry pi and Parallax Propellor

There is a camera board that plugs into the pi on one of the board connectors. Of course its not out yet.
by Metatronin
Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 512 MB, worth the upgrade?
Replies: 11
Views: 2823

Re: 512 MB, worth the upgrade?

Its worth the purchace for desktop use. Rasbian and bodhi both get an improvement with more ram. If they can get X accellerated it wouldnt be as big of a diff though.
by Metatronin
Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Installing Arduino IDE
Replies: 1
Views: 439

Re: Installing Arduino IDE

Try again later. Sometimes the repository may be down or busy.

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