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by furyfire
Mon May 13, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Case work w/ Heatsink
Replies: 4
Views: 2330

Re: Case work w/ Heatsink

by furyfire
Fri May 10, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Case work w/ Heatsink
Replies: 4
Views: 2330

Re: Case work w/ Heatsink

The Pi does NOT need a heatsink.

But - most heatsinks are just so called "ram heatshinks" shipped at a much higher costs. If it's anything like the case and the aluminimum heatsinks i bought for 2USD it will fit in the case.
by furyfire
Tue May 07, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Using an ATX power supply
Replies: 9
Views: 38619

Re: Using an ATX power supply

I'm also running my pi from an ATX power supply. The standby line on my PSU (Purple) provides 5.11V - at 2Amp. Perfect for running the Pi. Then I use a IR receiver and a transistor to trigger the control line of the PSU and power up the 12v parts (Which runs a 160GB harddrive, a lcd display connecte...
by furyfire
Tue May 07, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Using a Asus m51s 15.4" WXGA+ Display
Replies: 5
Views: 1994

Re: Using a Asus m51s 15.4" WXGA+ Display

The GPIO pins are not fast enough to drive a full 15 inch display. what you need is a HDMI->LVDS conveter that's programmed for your specific display. I've previously bought a panel from these guys in China. http://stores.ebay.com/njytouch All you need is a board with a DVI port and a HDMI<->DVI plu...
by furyfire
Fri May 03, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Bought two photo frames, will either work for monitor?
Replies: 9
Views: 14291

Re: Bought two photo frames, will either work for monitor?

Look at what wires connect the display to the main board - I would assume there's two ordinary wires (GND and VCC for the backlight) and a wide ribbon cable (LVDS) for the panel) if that's the case you're pretty much screwed. Look at model numbers on the display try punching them in on google and se...
by furyfire
Fri May 03, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: 4-digit 7-segment display driven by chip like the MAX7219
Replies: 2
Views: 1329

Re: 4-digit 7-segment display driven by chip like the MAX721

There are cheaper alternatives - If you can live without the 1.2inch numbers
http://dx.com/p/8-segment-led-display-b ... =affiliate
by furyfire
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Developer wanted for USB LPR/ANPR Camera on Raspberry
Replies: 2
Views: 1927

Re: Developer wanted for USB LPR/ANPR Camera on Raspberry

1) License plate OCR? You sure that's legal? 2) If you allready wrote the OCR backend - Driving a USB webcam should be the least of your problems 3) Why not wait for the camera board extension? If you insist on going with the raspberry as a platform 4) OCR on the device? Whats wrong with doing it on...
by furyfire
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: (Ethernet) Data over IR
Replies: 8
Views: 1806

Re: (Ethernet) Data over IR

If you wanna keep it cheap why not use a Bluetooth PAN?
You can get adapters for $2 USD. (and you can run TCP over that)

You could overlay signals on the 48V line - But sounds like it would require alot of engineering
by furyfire
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Reptile Enclosure Thermometer
Replies: 3
Views: 1035

Re: Reptile Enclosure Thermometer

I suggest you log to a CSV file and display it using a tool like GnuPlot
by furyfire
Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Will pay $500 for help
Replies: 3
Views: 3567

Re: Will pay $500 for help

2 things. You can get picture banks for less than the 500$ you're offering. They come in a nice case - buildtin battery and they are dedicated for your use. On a second note - That sounds like something you should be capable of solving on your own. Start of buying some parts to test. USB<->SD adapte...
by furyfire
Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Hello from Dealextreme
Replies: 17
Views: 4770

Re: Hello from Dealextreme

I hacked together a list ages ago with the stuff from DX i successfully tested with my Raspberry

I've been meaning to update it for ages - Maybe I'll get around to it now
by furyfire
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:37 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: PI Heatsinks Wanted.
Replies: 7
Views: 4153

Re: PI Heatsinks Wanted.

Bit late -
I bought these - 8 peices for $2.40
They are only slightly bigger than the CPU and looks perfect installed

Aluminum Cooler Heat Sink Chipset for RAM Memory - W Type
by furyfire
Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 3.x V USB hub
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: 3.x V USB hub

I don't think you can buy that -USB specs saids 5V +-5%

Where do you plan on getting that power from anyway? A battery?

You can buy a voltage regulator that provides 5V from any (reasonable) source.
Mini DC-DC Voltage Stabilizer/Regulator Module
by furyfire
Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Where to start?
Replies: 4
Views: 1377

Re: Where to start?

Interfacing with various hardware bits?

7Segment LED's
LIRC remote (There's something weirdly satisfying about decoding your tv remote)
by furyfire
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best plug/power for pi
Replies: 25
Views: 8970

Re: Best plug/power for pi

I've bought serveal adapters of this type. Had absolutely no problem with it. $2
1000mA USB Power Adapter/Charger

The biggest issue is the cable! - If the cable is bad the voltage will drop.
by furyfire
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Looking for a second Raspberry Pi
Replies: 2
Views: 1422

Re: Looking for a second Raspberry Pi

You can buy a new one for same price basicly...

http://www.mixtronica.com/ is your local reseller.

And a powersupply can be bought for approx 2 USD in china.

1000mA USB Power Adapter/Charger
by furyfire
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: panel mount HDMI cable (Male-Female) ~15-20cm
Replies: 2
Views: 3585

Re: panel mount HDMI cable (Male-Female) ~15-20cm

hmm here's a female panel mount (But I doubt that's gonna help you)
HDMI Female to Female Right-Angle Adapter Module for 86 Panel
by furyfire
Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: List of working accessories
Replies: 4
Views: 9273

Re: List of working accessories

Should just add that the link has changed
It is now
http://furyfire.info/raspberrypi/accessories.pdf
by furyfire
Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Streaming live sport (flash)
Replies: 1
Views: 1948

Re: Streaming live sport (flash)

Depends on your stream. There are RTMP decoders that work without flash so you might be lucky. I would suggest you check out modules avaible for XBMC - I'm sure there's one or two sports related in there (maybe even the ones you're looking for) (And it's not a matter if flash runs poorly... It doesn...
by furyfire
Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: OSD (on screen display) w/o X
Replies: 44
Views: 12262

Re: OSD (on screen display) w/o X

Nice work - I've been looking to create something similar. My goal goes more towards creating a server that accepts screen commands on a TCP connection. Wanna create really simple gauges/sliders/tables etc without the overhead of X11 and from whatever scripting language/programming language that sup...
by furyfire
Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Programming challenges
Replies: 2
Views: 1149

Re: Programming challenges

The few i had bookmarked which weren't allready on your list.
https://codequest.spotify.com/
http://codegolf.com/
by furyfire
Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: List of working accessories
Replies: 4
Views: 9273

List of working accessories

Figured advertising wasn't approved on in the other forums. But I've begun writing a list of accessories that I have confirmed working with the RaspberryPi from the DX.com site. Pros: - Free worldwide shipping - Low prices - Great selection (DIY and old tech USB<->IDE, Serial interface etc) The not ...
by furyfire
Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: 16 x 2 LCD case screen
Replies: 18
Views: 15146

Re: 16 x 2 LCD case screen

I got an old Batron I2C display working without much hazzle - Was a farnell product but it's discontinued now apprently. http://files.furyfire.info/LCDProc/IMG_5899.JPG I also suggest you check out LCDproc - Automates handling of most LCD devices so you can focus on the data. Writing an LCDproc driv...
by furyfire
Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: how to install I2C driver...newbee
Replies: 1
Views: 2680

Re: how to install I2C driver...newbee

I got an old I2C LCD display working using the latest Raspbian build. If you wanna check my code you can view it on bitbucket. https://bitbucket.org/furyfire/raspi/ (Look under hw/pcf2119) The README should describe how you get i2c running under linux sudo apt-get install i2c-tools sudo modprobe i2c...

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