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by leoninuk
Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Mouse hack Micro switch replacing
Replies: 1
Views: 1007

Mouse hack Micro switch replacing

Hi I have used 2 "converted" mice to build a raspi internet radio in a nice wooden vintage radio shell. Why using mice? the idea was to have plenty of buttons and 2 wheels total of 5+3 instead of 8 buttons and 2 rotary encoders wich saves a lot of GPIO pins. Soft is fine MPD + python and I...
by leoninuk
Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Interfacing ADE accenta 8 alarm
Replies: 1
Views: 1331

Re: Interfacing ADE accenta 8 alarm

seems that Peter lelie has proposed a solution to this before...

see his link:
http://www.peterlelie.de/raspi/qdigin/

I will try to replicate on a breadboard and publish here to help other electronics noobs like me!

;-)

leo
by leoninuk
Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: QDigIn - Quad Digital Input Module w/optocoupler
Replies: 2
Views: 1472

Re: QDigIn - Quad Digital Input Module w/optocoupler

Hi Peter,


I might be interested by one of your board.
1- price?
2-could you possibly change the connector to the Pi to allow utilisation of the unused GPIos pins from above your board?
2 sides connector instread of one side.

cheers

leo
by leoninuk
Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Interfacing ADE accenta 8 alarm
Replies: 1
Views: 1331

Interfacing ADE accenta 8 alarm

Hi there, embarking on the project to interface my old alarm ADE accenta 8 model. This is apparently a very common type in UK so this might be helpful for a lot of other noobs in hardware / electronics. This alarm has several output ports that could inform an external device about its status. for ex...
by leoninuk
Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:14 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PiMame & Raspi difficulties
Replies: 92
Views: 30741

Re: PiMame & Raspi difficulties

Hi Geo, shutting down your raspi by pulling to plug out will normally always lead to a corruption of the file system on the SD card. I would suggest to solder the p6 connector with a switch this will allow you to "resume"from halt or RESET your raspi without any danger! Follow instruction ...
by leoninuk
Mon May 20, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Thermal imaging possible?
Replies: 13
Views: 16184

Re: Thermal imaging possible?

Flir are far to expensive... maybe this kind of IR thermometer with USB connection could be easily hacked? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NON-CONTACT-IR-INFRARED-DIGITAL-THERMOMETER-GUN-LASER-1200C-Software-USB-/110768615376?pt=AU_Decor_Furnishing&hash=item19ca52efd0 around 100£ on Ebay. If you could...
by leoninuk
Tue May 14, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: MPD + HTTP Stream + Hard Float
Replies: 1
Views: 632

Re: MPD + HTTP Stream + Hard Float

Hi ,

have a look at my post hope this will help you.

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... pu#p348407

cheers leo
by leoninuk
Mon May 13, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: MPD HTTP streaming reducing CPU load !
Replies: 2
Views: 10102

MPD HTTP streaming reducing CPU load !

Hi , This has been probably posted before but if you have been struggling to stream music with MPD without having jittering or reaching 100% cpu load then the following might help you... Just apply the below modification and your cpu usage will probably drop from 80%+ to around 25% on a non overcloc...
by leoninuk
Wed May 01, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Reading mouse events console/terminal
Replies: 7
Views: 15008

Re: Reading mouse events console/terminal

Hi, thx Tim for your help, I finally managed to find some working code in various forums...thx to all the guys that have written the below and the doc for PIP install etc... lets first install PIP: Install pip and virtualenv for Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick and newer (by Saltycrane) $ sudo apt-get install ...
by leoninuk
Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Reading mouse events console/terminal
Replies: 7
Views: 15008

Re: Reading mouse events console/terminal

Hi Tim, many thx for your reply I will investigate this solution. skimming through the page seems to again to imply to define a screen though...will spend a good hour on the ex before posting again. On another note, I have found a linux prog called EVTEST that also allows to test events sent by USB ...
by leoninuk
Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Reading mouse events console/terminal
Replies: 7
Views: 15008

Reading mouse events console/terminal

Hi , I'm a beginner in Python and I would like some advice on how to read mouse wheel and mouse buttons events in a python program (console mode), please note that I'm not plannning to have a gui this should be obtained in the terminal or without defining a real screen. The idea behind all this is t...
by leoninuk
Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Record and play at the same time USB audio
Replies: 0
Views: 669

Record and play at the same time USB audio

Hi, I have managed to setup my USB sound card correctly and can record or play (MPD, Aplay) things accordingly. However I'm now trying to give vocal commands to the pi via Microphone->Usb sound card->Alsa->Pi that works okish (Google voice API is kind of slow). But .... one of my command is to start...

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