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by tumblebomb
Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Use GPIO to control IR helicopter
Replies: 21
Views: 7792

Re: Use GPIO to control IR helicopter

As redrobes said, capturing The IR codes and sending them out again is dead easy. I'm not one for adding further complication/IC's but most small microcontrollers (pixaxe,basic stamp etc) can directly read and send the modulated IR stuff with few additional components. See Parallax's website for the...
by tumblebomb
Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Weighted Non-Conductive Mount/Stand
Replies: 8
Views: 2972

Re: Weighted Non-Conductive Mount/Stand

haha very good, I like that.
by tumblebomb
Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Panalyzer - a RaspberryPi based Logic Analyzer
Replies: 69
Views: 59280

Re: Panalyzer - a RaspberryPi based Logic Analyzer

thats pretty impressive and something I'd actually use on occasion. well done sir.
by tumblebomb
Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Coke or Pepsi?
Replies: 27
Views: 5130

Re: Coke or Pepsi?

Pepsi - Coke just tastes weird these days. Pepsi used to keep me up all night for playing games. Now I don't drink it unless it's diluting some spirits.
by tumblebomb
Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Double click to run
Replies: 10
Views: 6064

Re: Double click to run

Okay now i feel stupid. to run the python script from any commandline needs 'python script location' which makes it work.
by tumblebomb
Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to shutdown the rpi
Replies: 5
Views: 8710

Re: How to shutdown the rpi

well I found the issue is the same as the other debian issue of programs not accepting password on the wiki. fixed now.
by tumblebomb
Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Double click to run
Replies: 10
Views: 6064

Re: Double click to run

@kevpartner I'm having the same trouble. running Linux Mint here (ubuntu version) and that code works fine in Geany IDE but will not run by double clicking or doing ./filename in terminal(gets an interesting error message. i'm pretty sure it works in Debian on my raspberry pi. I'll double check tomo...
by tumblebomb
Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to shutdown the rpi
Replies: 5
Views: 8710

How to shutdown the rpi

Hi I just setup my Pi tonight (debian install). Created my self a different user account as in the guide and used visudo to give it sudo control, did some python coding. All going well. I come to finish my session and considered just pullling out power cable but thought I should do it properly. I tr...
by tumblebomb
Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: timing in Python
Replies: 5
Views: 2097

Re: timing in Python

cheers Feersumendjinn thats awesome, Why I didn't know about that site before? I'd certainly heard of them. Nice and cheap too. I am getting sucked back into this whole world now it seems :D
by tumblebomb
Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Python
Topic: timing in Python
Replies: 5
Views: 2097

Re: timing in Python

@rurwin I had considered that but hoped it wouldn't be an issue. I'll have to dust off me C/++ or just use a microproc in between. Maybe all these lovely fancy USB expansions boards and things have there own way and means. That's a good idea to mix it in with python once I figure out how to do it. I...
by tumblebomb
Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Python
Topic: timing in Python
Replies: 5
Views: 2097

Re: timing in Python

Hmm I'm surprised no replies yet. You all may like to know the C code I found in a book is: 'sleep(time)' and did use it in a sonar application. I think that's fair to say the python one will be similar. I can't wait to test it.
by tumblebomb
Thu May 31, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Python
Topic: timing in Python
Replies: 5
Views: 2097

timing in Python

Hi Guys, I'm pretty new to python ( but not programming in general) and have recieved my Pi this week. I have an ultrasonic sensor kicking around which I wanted setting up on a GPIO pin. In code I will need to send a High output for a brief amount of time (10 micro seconds think), turn pin into an i...
by tumblebomb
Mon May 28, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Second impressions
Replies: 17
Views: 4066

Re: Second impressions

Maybe you want to try a virtual machine running on a standard desktop/laptop? Theres a lot of good sites to learn from the ground up how to work Linux. try Linux zoo: http://linuxzoo.net/ There will be easy things to do and hard things to do on the RaspPi. Just go in baby steps first and you'll be f...
by tumblebomb
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: List of Foods that Just Aren't Nice
Replies: 74
Views: 9451

Re: List of Foods that Just Aren't Nice

Courgettes a big no no, all mush with no taste.
by tumblebomb
Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Berry Box - The Transparent Case
Replies: 105
Views: 39640

Re: Berry Box - The Transparent Case

<t>Hi Bruce,<br/> <br/> This is a bit of tangential question (don't know if that word works but it sounds good). If the crowd source project falls through (god forbid) maybe there could be a 3D printing option setup with one of the shops online so people may still be able to get the a same/similar d...
by tumblebomb
Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Ultimate camera shutter controler?
Replies: 10
Views: 2809

Re: Ultimate camera shutter controler?

<t>Hi basalt,<br/> <br/> A friend of mine used  to do this for robotics projects during his degree. Its not very hard technically depending, on exactly what is needed in the algorithm. I'll try to dig anything out of my books but if you search online for robotics vision/object detection there will b...
by tumblebomb
Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Berry Box - The Transparent Case
Replies: 105
Views: 39640

Re: Berry Box - The Transparent Case

<t>Hi Bruce,<br/> <br/> It's looking good and It'll be very handy to have. When I first started Uni we built robots with Lego, shame I got rid of all of mine.  As a design study/engineering project its a pretty cool example as well.<br/> <br/> Its a tricky thing making a box not look like a box,  it...
by tumblebomb
Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi-finity! A Network-based MMORP Game Being Built by and for Only R-Pi Users
Replies: 36
Views: 9199

Re: Pi-finity! A Network-based MMORP Game Being Built by and for Only R-Pi Users

<t>I certainly like the idea of an Rpi MMO game. What ever restrictions and license is totally up to you. its kinda moot anyway until the thing is playable but may be best defined before people start contributing code or i imagine great big problems.<br/> <br/> Some form of restriction is fine in my...
by tumblebomb
Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: atom home server replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 2433

Re: atom home server replacement

<t>Depends how hard you're going to push it. I have an atom netbook running as server which is't very noisy and mostly copes well. My best guess is that I think with a Rpi you'd be limited to streaming to one machine at a time.<br/> <br/> A workaround would be to remove small noisy fans and install ...
by tumblebomb
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: System/OS Slow-down
Replies: 10
Views: 2398

Re: System/OS Slow-down

<t>Everyone who has used a computer running Windows will know how they are nice and fast at first but then overtime time the OS fills up with crud and it slows way down.<br/> <br/> I have never experienced this with Linux.. and didn't even think it was possible. My mate thinks it will, particularly ...
by tumblebomb
Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Remote desktop application and use
Replies: 13
Views: 4644

Re: Remote desktop application and use

Thanks Dom, great to know.
by tumblebomb
Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Remote desktop application and use
Replies: 13
Views: 4644

Re: Remote desktop application and use

Sounds good, and handy. Maybe a bit big for current need. I find Citrix solutions tend to work well where I work but once we introduce the users things start breaking.  ;)   I just spend 50mins on the phone trying to resolve one guys issue.
by tumblebomb
Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Remote desktop application and use
Replies: 13
Views: 4644

Re: Remote desktop application and use

It'll just be one person at a time I think
by tumblebomb
Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Remote desktop application and use
Replies: 13
Views: 4644

Re: Remote desktop application and use

<t>Well a mate of mine, who helps with a charity, has been asked to come up with a remote access solution. The users have to be a couple of rooms away from where the hardware is, a Windows 7 box, as I believe there a risk of anything expensive getting stolen.<br/> <br/> They had thought of a KVM sol...
by tumblebomb
Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rechargeble batteries suitable for the RPi?
Replies: 27
Views: 8611

Re: Rechargeble batteries suitable for the RPi?

I would quite fancy taking a laptop power pack, getting an appropriate charger and step-down circuit. It would certainly provide many hours of use but not very portable.

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