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by MattLeach
Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Bluetooth Marketing Box
Replies: 18
Views: 4958

Re: Bluetooth Marketing Box

I love how this conversation is going. It started as a little Pi project that I thought might be fun. And now it's turned into a debate about the moral or immoral standpoint of "spam" or advertising in the current day. All this in a time when people finish their day at work and unwind by sitting dow...
by MattLeach
Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Bluetooth Marketing Box
Replies: 18
Views: 4958

Re: Bluetooth Marketing Box

Whatever happened to those bluetooth instant messages some shops sent out ? That's the kind of thing I'm talking about but over bluetooth. I get what people are saying about spamming which isn't my intention. It would be useful at things like trade shows where these things are more common rather th...
by MattLeach
Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Bluetooth Marketing Box
Replies: 18
Views: 4958

Bluetooth Marketing Box

I'm looking into Bluetooth Marketing to advertise deals to people close to my shop when I thought "hey what an idea for the raspberry pi". You can buy self contained boxed which are essentially a Linux box with some bluetooth software that you copy a file to and then leave plugged in all day pushing...
by MattLeach
Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: MySQL & PHP web server
Replies: 1
Views: 1819

MySQL & PHP web server

Hi everyone, I am trying to create a MySQL web database. I have successfully installed and setup Oracle 2, My SQL Server and PHP and it all works great and I can see the test page on my network. The part I am having challenges with is connecting to MySQL database through a client on my windows lapto...
by MattLeach
Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Run at startup
Replies: 1
Views: 391

Run at startup

I am new to Linux and am trying to find out how to run a program at startup. I am setting up a DLNA server to stream videos to my smart TV. Everything is setup and running great using MiniDLNA. My only challenge is that I can't figure out how get MiniDLNA to run on startup. Any help will be greatly ...
by MattLeach
Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Turn Old SatNav into Touchscreen Input and Output
Replies: 3
Views: 2402

Re: Turn Old SatNav into Touchscreen Input and Output

Hi Boswalox, I would like to hear if you have had any luck with this as I have a similar project in mind. I have just got my first RPi and after looking into what can be done with this little bit of kit I have decided on a project. I have a broken Garmin Nuvi 1310 (Turns on but doesn't load) and I w...

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