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by smiffydotcom
Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: from breadboard to PCB
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from breadboard to PCB

I've been messing about with shift registers (74HC595) and came across this BRILLIANT PCB from MaximumOctopus which has tidied my jungle of wires on a breadboard to an easily used, smart looking product. His site is worth a look around. The guy who owns the company intimated to me that PI specific b...
by smiffydotcom
Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Using all 17 available GPIO pins (to build a binary clock)
Replies: 124
Views: 24336

Re: Using all 17 available GPIO pins (to build a binary cloc

I've been experimenting with a couple of shift registers with a view to building a "steampunk" binary clock using 1930's mains neon indicators.... the outputs drive HV transistors... But heres a proof of concept bit of (poorly written} python code which gives a 12 hour BCD (Binary) clock in 16 bits ...
by smiffydotcom
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Python
Topic: RPi.GPIO not working with curses?
Replies: 5
Views: 2439

Re: RPi.GPIO not working with curses?

Considering the date of the original post, its probably sorted...

I'm having "similar issues" - but looking at your code example I cant see the line

refresh()

which I understand you have to include after writing to the curses screen...
Thanks for your code example though, its helped me :)
by smiffydotcom
Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is nobody buying Raspberry Pi Starter Kit?
Replies: 34
Views: 39383

Re: Why is nobody buying Raspberry Pi Starter Kit?

It all came good for me, Maplin eventually offered me a new keyboard without the need to return the faulty one... Overall, I'm pleased with the RPI kit from Maplin's. OK some of the kit is "budget" but from a new Pi users perspective it /is/ good value if you don't have all the accessories (I did, b...
by smiffydotcom
Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is nobody buying Raspberry Pi Starter Kit?
Replies: 34
Views: 39383

Re: Why is nobody buying Raspberry Pi Starter Kit?

We got one as a xmas present for our eldest kid, primarily so all the contents were "theirs" despite me having loads of PC bits and pieces to hand. We purchased it online and had it sent to "grannies" as that was where we would be for Xmas... fine so far. Packaging states "Everything you need to get...

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