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by Craig French
Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:57 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Altoids tin
Replies: 5
Views: 4864

Re: Altoids tin

That approach is not for me. I want the RasPi in the tin; not covered by a bit of ripped and torn scrap metal, if you know what I mean?... I'm sure a few people have already had their tinsnips out and are happy with it. Well, you are going to have to cut holes in the tin for the ports if you're goi...
by Craig French
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: iPad/RasPi/EggBot
Replies: 1
Views: 1326

iPad/RasPi/EggBot

VNC allows iPad to act as monitor, keyboard and mouse for RasPi, which can run an EggBot. See http://www.instructables.com/id/iPad-controlled-Raspberry-Pi-powering-an-EggBot/ for further details. on the Pi terminal, run: sudo apt-get install inkscape Then browse to the Evil Mad Science Labs EggBot w...
by Craig French
Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:34 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: How to Embed a Raspberry Pi into your Eggbot
Replies: 2
Views: 1286

How to Embed a Raspberry Pi into your Eggbot

Build an egg-coloring robot that is completely independent of external computers by embedding a Raspberry Pi into the EggBot chassis. Building the EggBot at http://youtu.be/P_C3DSYEQy4 and adding the Pi at http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to- ... ur-eggbot/.
by Craig French
Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:27 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Eggbot, EiBotBoard & Bitwhacker
Replies: 3
Views: 4046

Re: Eggbot, EiBotBoard & Bitwhacker

Very Nice! Here is my Pi-powered Evil Mad Science EggBot: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to- ... ur-eggbot/
by Craig French
Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:46 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: mp3
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Re: mp3

sudo apt-get install lxmusic
by Craig French
Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:37 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: GUI based MP3 players
Replies: 5
Views: 17555

Re: GUI based MP3 players

apt-get install lxmusic
by Craig French
Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mp3 Player
Replies: 9
Views: 8553

Re: Mp3 Player

sudo apt-get install lxmusic
by Craig French
Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CountyComm Survival Tin Case
Replies: 16
Views: 4608

Re: CountyComm Survival Tin Case

It's hard to tell from the top down photos, but it looks like while the pi doesn't fit due to the rounded corners of the Altoids tin, you've made a nice work around by cutting off enough of the rear side of the tin to let the pi stick out the "bacK" (the side with the HDMI), such that the rest of i...
by Craig French
Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Altoids Tin Pi Case
Replies: 4
Views: 33660

Re: Altoids Tin Pi Case

by Craig French
Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:56 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Altoids Tin Pi Case
Replies: 4
Views: 33660

Re: Altoids Tin Pi Case

I put up a step-by-step guide with orthogonal views at http://snapguide.com/guides/make-a-rasp ... toids-tin/. Hope that helps!
by Craig French
Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Altoids Tin Pi Case
Replies: 4
Views: 33660

Re: Altoids Tin Pi Case

I have not made a video but will try to show a picture of each step. It's basically just drilling holes in the sides of the tin where they should be, by eyeballing it.
by Craig French
Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:34 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Maserati Pi Case
Replies: 0
Views: 2274

Maserati Pi Case

Here is a case I made for the Raspberry Pi model B out of a Maserati MC-12 slot car: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A_-F4C5CMAIgzzP.jpg:large It seems appropriate for the 1GHz "turbo" overclock. The front grille has a perfect slot for the SD card; sound & RCA video through the passenger door; HDMI and ...
by Craig French
Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:15 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Altoids Tin Pi Case
Replies: 4
Views: 33660

Altoids Tin Pi Case

It is easy to make a case out of an Altoids tin for the Raspberry Pi model B: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A92BJfWCEAAyFz5.jpg:large Here are the steps, it takes about 10 minutes if you're handy with a dremel: 1) The trick to getting the board to fit inside the tin is to drill a small slot towards t...
by Craig French
Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: best wifi dongle
Replies: 18
Views: 8551

Re: best wifi dongle

I use this one AirLink101 AWLL5088 : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003X26PMO It's tiny, doesn't block the other usb port, uses <100mA (according to my bench top PSU the whole pi with wifi usses < 500mA) and has drivers included with the current raspbian. oh yah and 12$ will amazon prime shipping is nic...
by Craig French
Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: best wifi dongle
Replies: 18
Views: 8551

Re: best wifi dongle

I have the AirLink101 AWLL5088 Wireless N 150 Ultra Mini USB Adapter working on a Chinese Pi model B (512); it was plug and play with the 2012-12-16 wheezy image installed, capturing wireless from my Airport Extreme. I set it up using the WiFi Config app that comes in wheezy. The AWLL5088 is tiny, s...
by Craig French
Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Packaging?
Replies: 30
Views: 7745

Re: Raspberry Pi Packaging?

The Raspberry Pi fits in the Altoids mint tin, the FAQ is wrong (at least for the Chinese model B I just received via element14). You have to drill holes for the connectors and SD card anyway, just use your same mad Dremel skills on the corner where you’re placing the ethernet port. Yes, the top wil...
by Craig French
Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CountyComm Survival Tin Case
Replies: 16
Views: 4608

Re: CountyComm Survival Tin Case

alexeames said: TonyD said: FAQ says it won't fit Sad but true the issue is that the Altoids can has a maximum length and width big enough to fit the R-pi, but it rounds it's edges so you loose the width and length needed for the corners of the r-pi.  You might be able to do some serious modding to...
by Craig French
Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 400048

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

What about using this case? It is slightly larger than an Altoids tin so might work. http://www.wa0itp.com/cleartoptin.html The Raspberry Pi fits in the Altoids mint tin, the FAQ is wrong (at least for the Chinese model B I just received via element14). You have to drill holes for the connectors an...
by Craig French
Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The 9 Words That Could Kill Raspberry Pi
Replies: 43
Views: 8991

Re: The 9 Words That Could Kill Raspberry Pi

Bucky said: I keep hearing and reading "The Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized computer". The Marketing division of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation suggests: "The Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized computer except that it doesn't have rounded corners so it doesn't fit in an Altoids box like a ...
by Craig French
Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Unboxing - Most Important Size Comparison
Replies: 11
Views: 3244

Re: Unboxing - Most Important Size Comparison

The Raspberry Pi fits in the Altoids mint tin, the FAQ is wrong (at least for the Chinese model B I just received via element14). You have to drill holes for the connectors and SD card anyway, just use your same mad Dremel skills on the corner where you’re placing the ethernet port. Yes, the top wil...
by Craig French
Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: (Not) Altoids Tin
Replies: 6
Views: 5438

Re: (Not) Altoids Tin

The Raspberry Pi fits in the Altoids mint tin, the FAQ is wrong (at least for the Chinese model B I just received via element14). You have to drill holes for the connectors and SD card anyway, just use your same mad Dremel skills on the corner where you’re placing the ethernet port. Yes, the top wil...

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