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by roblegge
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: RPi as configurable touchpad
Replies: 2
Views: 308

RPi as configurable touchpad

Like a lot of IT guys I've got more than a passing interest in music. I play have a dozen instruments and have a small home studio with a Presonus mixer for recording and production. I use Logic Pro and to get rid of the keyboard I bought a KeyBow for a RaspiZero and set that up so that the various ...
by roblegge
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Waveshare High Precision AD/DA Board with Pyhton
Replies: 15
Views: 8120

Re: Waveshare High Precision AD/DA Board with Pyhton

Was there an answer to the problem of the 'make' error?

make libbcm2835.a gcc -shared bcm2835.o -o libbcm2835.so
make: invalid option -- 'a'

MTIA

Rob
by roblegge
Mon May 13, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Automatic plant watering system, help please.
Replies: 26
Views: 47912

Re: Automatic plant watering system, help please.

I guess I could ask why you want to make it so complex :-) I needed a way of watering plants on my balcony given that I'm away from home 4 days a week. There's no power supply and no water supply out there. So a US company (vegetronix.com) provided a moisture sensor and a circuit board. An indoor so...
by roblegge
Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: H264 for hello_video
Replies: 2
Views: 1246

Re: H264 for hello_video

My understanding is that the mp4 format is actually just a container for an audio and separate video stream. You'll need to split out the h264 video using Yamb (or similar) (which you can get for Windows) after which it will play. I'm trying to find a way to play the audio as well :-)
by roblegge
Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Re: Wish we chould use Micro SD instead of SD
Replies: 24
Views: 7676

Re: Wish we should use Micro SD instead of SD

Yeah - we did a lot of testing, and we found that the sockets are much, much less robust. We imagine that SD cards will be being swapped out quite a lot. Also, regular SD cards are harder to lose! And it's important to remember that these are aimed at kids, who are not as careful with their hardwar...
by roblegge
Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: AirPlay
Replies: 39
Views: 36348

Re: AirPlay

@fishtopher I had the same problem. Shairport crashed when i was trying to stream from my iPhone. I was running iOS 6 beta 3 on the iPhone and i think that was the problem. Shairport worked fine when i was streaming from my mac (iTunes, OS X 10.7.4). I solved the problem by using this ( https://git...
by roblegge
Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: AirPlay
Replies: 39
Views: 36348

Re: AirPlay

Being fairly new to Linux, how do I get that git stuff on to the Pi?
by roblegge
Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Move to smaller SD card...
Replies: 6
Views: 4717

Re: Move to smaller SD card...

Thanks Rattus, one typo is all it takes to cause maximum outrage :-)

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by roblegge
Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Move to smaller SD card...
Replies: 6
Views: 4717

Re: Move to smaller SD card...

Unfortunately there's a problem here. Running a Terminal session in Ubuntu, the device partitions are shown as /media/<guid1> and /media/<guid2>. using rsync -avxS as suggested results in a folder being created in the target partition and all the files being created in that. All sensible suggestions...
by roblegge
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters
Replies: 1147
Views: 632500

Re: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters

The fun I have is just how flaky wifi support is on Wheezy. I've actually got it working, so imaged the SD card, wrote that image to another card - failure. What I've noticed is that when it fails it has gone straight to issuing a DHCPDISCOVER request, but on those occasions when it has succeeded it...
by roblegge
Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Wifi Dongles and Power Usage
Replies: 31
Views: 18304

Re: USB Wifi Dongles and Power Usage

lsmod shows this device (yes I have the same one) as a Realtek, r8712u to be precise, as installed. checking the /etc/network/interfaces file shows a line that can be removed (or edited) iface wlan0 inet manual should replace manual with dhcp However, it makes no real difference. You watch the drive...
by roblegge
Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:48 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Installing Tenda W311MI Pico Wireless USB adapter
Replies: 4
Views: 9704

Re: Installing Tenda W311MI Pico Wireless USB adapter

I have the Tenda W311U that worked fine on the earliest version of Debian for the Raspberry, but no longer. Although detected and installed it won't connect to the network. Run LSUSB to check the details (mine shows as an RT3870/3070 wireless adaptor) and search and install for that.
by roblegge
Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: seamless looping
Replies: 138
Views: 86176

Re: seamless looping

Found that typing
sudo update-rc.d seamless_video.sh defaults
causes it to start almost instantly on the reboot.

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by roblegge
Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: seamless looping
Replies: 138
Views: 86176

Re: seamless looping

Unfortunately putting the code into the /etc/init.d folder to auto run on start up doesn't work. Can anyone help? The code itself runs ok when fired up manually.

MTIA
Rob

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