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by CookieMonster
Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbmc>Timemachine/time capsule
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

Re: Raspbmc>Timemachine/time capsule

If you get it to work, that would be wonderful. Right now I'm using a rather aged computer running Ubuntu for Time Machine. I don't know how much longer it will hang on and the plan is a RasPi replacement. It has been a while since I set this up, but there were a few things which took some pondering...
by CookieMonster
Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Seeking Classroom Response System software
Replies: 0
Views: 1102

Seeking Classroom Response System software

Does anyone have a suggestion for "Classroom Response System" ("clickers") software that would run on a Pi? I'm helping out a non-technical teacher who "inherited" a brand new (unused) yet 5+ years old (might be 10 years old) IR CPS system from a retiring teacher. The CRS was won as a door prize at ...
by CookieMonster
Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Is there a simple way to play video?
Replies: 4
Views: 1570

Re: Is there a simple way to play video?

Sorry, yes, there is just a single source (right now) for obtaining RaspBMC. The RaspBMC servers are being hit by a denial of service attack. Wait just a bit. It really is a pretty cool system and a lot of bugs have been ironed out in the last few weeks. It should be nearly stable enough for people ...
by CookieMonster
Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: DDoS attack on Raspbmc -- Website down and servers down.
Replies: 22
Views: 8917

Re: DDoS attack on Raspbmc -- Website down and servers down.

Yeah. It's cheesing me off. I've gotten, maybe, 3 page loads from the various sites associated with raspbmc over the last 36 hours. Sam's, what, 18-19 years old and doing something productive, and this is his reward. I often tell my students that they must be doing something right when the haters st...
by CookieMonster
Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will ____ run on the Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 19
Views: 5696

Re: Will ____ run on the Raspberry Pi?

<t>jell0zz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Can it run a 'fully functional' linux OS?<br/> With this I mean, can it be used as a full computer?<br/> In combination obviously with an external HDD, usb hub etc.<br/> <br/> For me the definition of a full computer:<br/> <br/> -Run some kind of Word program from ...
by CookieMonster
Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The AutoPlane Project
Replies: 40
Views: 32323

Re: The AutoPlane Project

<t>Cookie Monster said:<br/> <br/> <br/> However, even old vacuum instruments do drift and your HSI ...<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Dagnabbit. I thought I went back and changed HSI to artificial horizon. Teaches me to eat type and talk on the phone at the same time. Find all HSI. Replace with artificial ...
by CookieMonster
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pie
Replies: 8
Views: 2534

Re: Raspberry pie

It would be a hoot, when the schematics et al are published, to include an official pie recipe.

p.s. And listen to everyone complain that pie v2.0 should be sweeter, have less saturated fat, should daily complement your wardrobe and selection of mate.
by CookieMonster
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The AutoPlane Project
Replies: 40
Views: 32323

Re: The AutoPlane Project

<t>flipdewaf said: <br/> <br/> <br/> As far as I can tell the beauty of controlling a fixed wing aircraft is that you can decouple the controls very effectively for "normal" flight, for aerobatic flight its a whole different ballgame but that is by the by although a simple code to go wings level wou...
by CookieMonster
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The AutoPlane Project
Replies: 40
Views: 32323

Re: The AutoPlane Project

<t>flipdewaf said: <br/> <br/> <br/> A good Direction indicator should only drift 15 degrees per hour as the earth spins arount it.<br/> <br/> <br/> Yes. And is a multi-thousand dollar instrument with a physically spinning gyro (unless you are military/heavy iron and have for example, laser gyros). ...
by CookieMonster
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The AutoPlane Project
Replies: 40
Views: 32323

Re: The AutoPlane Project

<t>flipdewaf said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I don't think that you can do attitude with accellerometers, at least not properly as if back pressure remains the same then a 1G manouver will be continued, look up stopped engine aerobatics on youtube and you'll see from the iced tea experiment why acceleromete...
by CookieMonster
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Time from Standing Start to Services Running
Replies: 15
Views: 3013

Re: Time from Standing Start to Services Running

<r>Caliber Mengsk said: <br/> <br/> <br/> O-o a second lead acid battery in the car? If it were drained regularly, that would kill the alternator sooooooo fast. I"d just get this <URL url="http://www.sparkfun.com/products/99">http://www.sparkfun.com/products/99</URL> and use the GPIO pins to get the...
by CookieMonster
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Time from Standing Start to Services Running
Replies: 15
Views: 3013

Re: Time from Standing Start to Services Running

<t>nmcc said: <br/> <br/> <br/> However, your car battery will be flat from keeping it running overnight so time = infinite!<br/> <br/> <br/> Perhaps on your side of the pond a car battery sucks cheezits, but over here a typical auto battery (they do vary by size) is say 800 to 1200 watt hours. To k...
by CookieMonster
Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The AutoPlane Project
Replies: 40
Views: 32323

Re: The AutoPlane Project

<t>I second the suggestion to go to DIYDrones.com and read about the ArduPilot (mega). They've been doing this stuff for years.<br/> <br/> The RPi has a way more processing than the ArduPilot (way more even than the mega), but far less I/O (than even the original ArduPilot). The DIY Drones folks upg...
by CookieMonster
Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Time from Standing Start to Services Running
Replies: 15
Views: 3013

Re: Time from Standing Start to Services Running

<t>SN said: <br/> <br/> <br/> To anyone who"s had one of these beasties in their grubby mits, whats the typical time (in seconds one hopes) from applying a goodly 5v to the power socket to having Linux up and running and jobs in the rcX.d directories running?<br/> <br/> As noted elsewhere I"m lookin...
by CookieMonster
Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Have's and Have Nots
Replies: 28
Views: 5027

Re: Have's and Have Nots

<t>My tale is as confusing as all y'alls.<br/> <br/> Couldn't get in during the morning hours.<br/> <br/> By afternoon I was able to express my interest.<br/> <br/> By evening I was able to place an order. On the order page the ship date was March 30, but the confirmation letter the next day said Ma...
by CookieMonster
Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 0600h GMT on Wednesday 29 = 11PM on Tuesday 28th USA Mountain Time
Replies: 10
Views: 1783

Re: 0600h GMT on Wednesday 29 = 11PM on Tuesday 28th USA Mountain Time

0100 US Eastern Time Ouch.

But, I do often wake up to drain the lizard ~1:30 to 2:00 so...
by CookieMonster
Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Is the Raspberry release going to affect iPad3 sales
Replies: 28
Views: 4127

Re: Is the Raspberry release going to affect iPad3 sales

Crundy said:


... say it's crap and remotgage their house ...


Probably for the spelling checker.
by CookieMonster
Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:50 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Weather station. With gprs updates and 12V
Replies: 12
Views: 5792

Re: Weather station. With gprs updates and 12V

<r>Docteh said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Weather station sounds fun, is there anything like CWOP for canadians?<br/> <br/> <br/> On a related note, if you only want to record snow & rain, or you want to participate in data collection but can't afford a full weather station, there is also COCORAHS which...
by CookieMonster
Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Servo control
Replies: 16
Views: 11811

Re: Servo control

<t>temba said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Hi there<br/> <br/> I am looking at creating an app that controls servos connected via USB to the RPI. I know an Arduino can do this, but I need the power of the RPI.<br/> <br/> <br/> I did not know that you could plug a servo controller into the USB port of an Ardui...
by CookieMonster
Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adding more voltage to r-pi?
Replies: 11
Views: 2419

Re: Adding more voltage to r-pi?

<t>Jessie said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Chris Rowland said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I wonder what the shortest time will be between someone getting a RP and it getting fried?<br/> <br/> <br/> I'm willing to bet within the first week.  Someone will use the wrong PSU, ...<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> ...and they will d...
by CookieMonster
Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What to do with my spare USB ports?
Replies: 16
Views: 3793

Re: What to do with my spare USB ports?

I have a USB powered plasma ball.
by CookieMonster
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Professor Pi character?
Replies: 38
Views: 7995

Re: Professor Pi character?

What he said. ^^^^^^
by CookieMonster
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We should all be known as....
Replies: 40
Views: 6937

Re: We should all be known as....

We are the programmers who say ... Pi

(The worthy shall recognize the reference.)
by CookieMonster
Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Security Camera System
Replies: 82
Views: 111680

Re: Security Camera System

<t>Neon22 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> You should check out zoneminder - a linux package - also available in a liveCD distro.<br/> <br/> <br/> I've been working with ZoneMinder. I don't know if it can be crammed into a Pi, but it does offer some solutions for those of you who are collecting way too many ...
by CookieMonster
Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Security Camera System
Replies: 82
Views: 111680

Re: Security Camera System

<t>sisk said: <br/> <br/> <br/> ...<br/> <br/> Each camera would be a webcam, a Raspberry Pi, and a USB wireless-G card (N is overkill for streaming a webcam).<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I haven't priced a (USB) webcam lately, but if things have not changed much your idea of a webcam plus a Pi would be ...

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