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by jfornango
Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: St. Louis Raspberry Pi intro class!
Replies: 0
Views: 664

St. Louis Raspberry Pi intro class!

For those in the St. Louis Metro area, Gateway Electronics is hosting an introductory and tutorial class for Pi users, this Saturday (9/14) at 10 AM. http://www.gatewayelectronics.com/ http://www.gatewaycatalog.com/RPiWorkshop.pdf For those who know Gateway, this is a chance to check out some of the...
by jfornango
Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Cases
Topic: PSU Case
Replies: 4
Views: 1907

Re: PSU Case

The transistor is a good idea. A micro-relay might also work.
by jfornango
Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Cases
Topic: Keyboard 3D Print Project
Replies: 6
Views: 2459

Re: Keyboard 3D Print Project

I have to admit, this is slick. Just need some type of slimline screen to fit to it and you're reay to roll.
by jfornango
Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Cases
Topic: Matching RasPi, HDD, & USB Hub cases?
Replies: 3
Views: 4119

Re: Matching RasPi, HDD, & USB Hub cases?

ProtoArmor makes a nice line of project cases.
They just recently introduced a nice addition for the RPi.

http://www.mobileappsystems.com/solutions/protoarmour
by jfornango
Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Cases
Topic: Proto Armour for Raspberry Pi and Camera
Replies: 4
Views: 3536

Re: Proto Armour for Raspberry Pi and Camera

I took a look at your website. A very impressive lineup.
I may have to order a couple for some upcoming projects.
by jfornango
Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Cases
Topic: Does my case need cooling?
Replies: 4
Views: 2408

Re: Does my case need cooling?

The Pi will be ok. However, the battery pack and transformer will generate some heat. I'd recomment a intake small fan in the upper right corner, then exhaust vents directly over the battery and transformer. That setup should provide enough positive pressure to push the heat out and keep it away fro...
by jfornango
Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Cases
Topic: Panel Mount Micro USB Extension?
Replies: 14
Views: 19052

Re: Panel Mount Micro USB Extension?

The nice thing about thinking outside the box is you aren't limited by the box. I'd recommend a standard panel-mount USB connector, then just solder in a cable that has the micro-USB on teh Rapi end. Something like this might work: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Amphenol-Commercial-Products/MUS...
by jfornango
Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Cases
Topic: Case incorporating AdaFruit 16x2 LCD Plate
Replies: 39
Views: 15182

Re: Case incorporating AdaFruit 16x2 LCD Plate

Just based on the the picture, that appears to have been printed with a 3D printer. Looks like your basic black ABS. Very nice, actually.
by jfornango
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Quadcopter
Replies: 10
Views: 5190

Re: Quadcopter

Hehe... going after your Reverse Engineering skil patch, koverat? :lol: This is actually an amazing project. The RPi can give you an incredible amount of autonomous control. Preprogrammed responses to certain conditions, fuzzy logic routines to help it decide what to do in highly dynamic environment...
by jfornango
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Car monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 10787

Re: Car monitor

Very interesting project, I've always wondered were exactly they hide all the sensors and how they interact (the tire pressure being one of the biggies). There are wireless sensors mounted in the valve stems. http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/public/6EWzhFqEXMmCojn34ZP_VJp7kWOJDQMNxqKCNgdVm3p4kHVTFS...
by jfornango
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Connect Philips LG to RasPi
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

Re: Connect Philips LG to RasPi

It would be nice if we could just plug the signal connector straight in, but I think this thing would suck a little too much juice for the Pi to run it.
by jfornango
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: 4.3 inch lcd recommendation
Replies: 1
Views: 556

Re: 4.3 inch lcd recommendation

I've been poking around the internet for the past 30 minutes.
4.3 inch, 720P, under $35.

I've found 4.3 inch displays for under $40, and I've found 4.3 inch displays that are 720p. But I haven't seen anything that is all three.
by jfornango
Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Car PC - Gauges
Replies: 18
Views: 11725

Re: Car PC - Gauges

Excellent lists of parts. I was planning on doing up one of these on my RPi for use as a portable diagnostic/performance platform. My motivation was to build a unit for less $$ than a commercial unit. (most of the ones I was looking at ran well over 200 USD) Along the way, I was planning to design m...
by jfornango
Wed May 01, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: St. Louis and Surrounding Areas
Replies: 13
Views: 1992

Re: St. Louis and Surrounding Areas

My work schedule has been insane, lately. Haven't had a chance to get over to Arch Reactor.
I might make a point of hitting them, next Tuesday. I'm sure they would love to spin up RPi operations.
by jfornango
Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: St. Louis and Surrounding Areas
Replies: 13
Views: 1992

Re: St. Louis and Surrounding Areas

Wow... I didn't mean to kill the conversation... :lol:
by jfornango
Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspberry Pi getting weird local IP address?
Replies: 6
Views: 2114

Re: Raspberry Pi getting weird local IP address?

Just for the record, your "weird" IP address - 127.0.0.1 - is a special reserved address known as localhost . It is typically used as a loopback for ping testing and service testing. (you frequently see web-based server consoles called via http://localhost/) Windows assumes you don't care about this...
by jfornango
Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Bluetooth Stops Responding
Replies: 1
Views: 1282

Re: Bluetooth Stops Responding

If restarting the BT service doesn't get you anywhere, I'd say "cheap dongle." You might try the dongle on another machine (preferablly LINUX, but Windows *should* work), just to see if the behavior carries over. Sounds silly, but it's a quick check that shouldn't cost anything besides some time. Pa...
by jfornango
Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: raspian not making sounds
Replies: 7
Views: 978

Re: raspian not making sounds

In short, make it look like this:

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# uncomment to force a HDMI mode rather than DVI. This can make audio work in
# DMT (computer monitor) modes
hdmi_drive=2
by jfornango
Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian Laggy/Slow?
Replies: 8
Views: 6508

Re: Raspbian Laggy/Slow?

If you look in the lower right corner, you will see a CPU meter running. Is it maxed out (completely green), or does it look like normal utilization? If it is maxed, the you'll want to see what process is sucking up all of your cycle time. (You mentioned a gaming mouse. maybe sdriver software that w...
by jfornango
Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB/NIC Alignment
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Re: USB/NIC Alignment

Perhaps. Just thinking out loud.
Maybe something to consider if Raspberry ever does another (likely non-Pi) board.
by jfornango
Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: 5" HDMI Touchscreen
Replies: 15
Views: 7205

Re: 5" HDMI Touchscreen

Curiosity question: Why go to SPI, then USB? Why not pipe the touchpad X-Y leads into an ADC and run it into the GPIO directly?

Not meaning to criticize. I'm curious if you are aware of a GPIO issue that I haven't forseen? Just trying to expand *my* knowledge of modern technology.
by jfornango
Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMC - but which!
Replies: 13
Views: 2204

Re: XBMC - but which!

.img = Express Setup
build = Custom Setup
by jfornango
Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: SD Card - Now you see it, now you don't..
Replies: 1
Views: 2174

Re: SD Card - Now you see it, now you don't..

Very nice.
by jfornango
Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Raspberry Pi Case @ £2.98 DELIVERED. design by Adafruit
Replies: 17
Views: 4371

Re: Raspberry Pi Case @ £2.98 DELIVERED. design by Adafruit

Yes, it is open-source. Meaning that if I want to start cutting my own cases, I can. (it's not a complex design. Anyone could reverse engineer it) The licensing agreement allows PiWorks to brag that they working with Adafruit, and let everyone know that they are building these cases to Ada's specs. ...
by jfornango
Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: St. Louis and Surrounding Areas
Replies: 13
Views: 1992

Re: St. Louis and Surrounding Areas

Don't know if anyone would be interested, but I've been wanting to check out The Arch Reactor. Supposedly, Tuesday nights are open to the public and start at 7:00 PM. Tonight shows as a 'Business Meeting' on their calendar, but next week (2/12) is listed as a 'Show & Tell.' If anyone is interested, ...

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