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by mvsopen
Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 512 boards - not good sales practice
Replies: 28
Views: 4337

Re: 512 boards - not good sales practice

I can't blame the developers for this. Every time there is a advance in technology, someone has to draw the line somewhere and set a release date for the new, improved model. For example, I've been bitten twice by purchasing Apple products that I assumed were the latest, greatest model, only to find...
by mvsopen
Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: G35 RGB LED christmas lights
Replies: 1
Views: 1838

Re: G35 RGB LED christmas lights

I've been searching far and wide for G-35 and Pi information. So far, the only thing I've found was a post from someone who said that the timing cycles on the Pi were not always constant, resulting in random colored lights remaining on, even when you raised the process dispatch priority as high as p...
by mvsopen
Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Christmas Decorations
Replies: 3
Views: 982

Re: Christmas Decorations

Here's the GE-35 50 bulb light set, interfaced to an Arduino:
http://www.deepdarc.com/2010/11/27/hack ... as-lights/

Has anyone ported this to a Pi yet?
by mvsopen
Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Controlling LED-strip Arduino-like?
Replies: 3
Views: 2144

Re: Controlling LED-strip Arduino-like?

There are several websites which explain how to hack/interface the General Electric "GE 35" LED Christmas lights in order to make them controllable by an Arduino. Can a Pi controller be far behind? http://www.deepdarc.com/2010/11/27/hacking-christmas-lights/ (Costco has these lights in stock now, fo...
by mvsopen
Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: STICKY: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 313
Views: 1235473

Re: How to start using your Raspberry Pi

Just a heads up to people with problems attempting to use WinDisk32 on a Dell computer (Mine is an Optiplex 745). My Windows 7 system would not recognize a new card, no matter what I tried. I finally went to the Dell support website, and found a firmware update for my SDHC card reader. As soon as I ...
by mvsopen
Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: RGB LED strips????
Replies: 25
Views: 32535

Re: RGB LED strips????

by mvsopen
Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: RGB LED strips????
Replies: 25
Views: 32535

Re: RGB LED strips????

I think I found something that may work:

https://github.com/trizz/PiLed
by mvsopen
Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: RGB LED strips????
Replies: 25
Views: 32535

Re: RGB LED strips????

The closest thing I've found is an Adafruit tutorial: https://www.adafruit.com/blog/2012/08/10/how-to-light-painting-with-raspberry-pi-piday-raspberrypi-raspberry_pi Her code converts a .png image into a bitmap, and then sends it to the digital RGB strip for use on a moving bike wheel. Close, but no...
by mvsopen
Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Wireless Navigation (GSM/3G GPS/GLONASS) extension
Replies: 12
Views: 8586

Re: Wireless Navigation (GSM/3G GPS/GLONASS) extension

It could prove very popular if you were able to add a function for paperless geocaching. See http://www.geocaching.com if you're not familiar with geocaching. Basically, the Pi would have to parse an XML file, then take you to those coordinates, plus integrate logging, etc. Many Garmin GPS units sup...

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