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by Themroc
Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 2,5" LCD screen reuse
Replies: 5
Views: 7156

Re: 2,5" LCD screen reuse

<t>GeneralBW said: <br/> <br/> <br/> P/N TD025THEB5<br/> <br/> <br/> The first place to look is (IMO) panelook.com. In this case, they don't have a datasheet, but they do have 'em for the 2.5" 320×240 panels named TD025THEG1, TD025THEA7 and TD025THEA3. They are almost the same, so there's a good cha...
by Themroc
Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Berry Box - The Transparent Case
Replies: 105
Views: 44453

Re: Berry Box - The Transparent Case

<t>patberry said: <br/> <br/> So far we can tell you that the price of the Berry BoxTM will be around 5 £ and we will require pre-orders of around 500 cases.<br/> About 12 years ago, we were told that the simplest and thus cheapest mold tools for injection molding cost at least 20 000 deutschmarks (...
by Themroc
Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: GSM Modem add on to Pi
Replies: 3
Views: 3439

Re: GSM Modem add on to Pi

<t>The easiest solution is probably to get one of those gsm/umts/hsdpa usb dongles (a.k.a. "modem", "access device", "internet stick"). Find out if it's supported by linux before you buy one.<br/> <br/> Or get a cheap used symbian phone and put a freeware usb tethering software on it.<br/> <br/> The...
by Themroc
Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi based Synthesizer
Replies: 56
Views: 30000

Re: Raspberry Pi based Synthesizer

<r>sacredgeometry said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Themroc said:<br/> <br/> <br/> The Polymoog has 71 oscillators, 71 VCFs and 71 VCAs. Thats still a bit of a challange for one little ARM (without floating point, IIRC).<br/> <br/> Edit: <URL url="http://www.vintagesynth.com/mo.....lymoog.php">http://www.vint...
by Themroc
Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:08 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi based Synthesizer
Replies: 56
Views: 30000

Re: Raspberry Pi based Synthesizer

<t>RMW5 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Well, if you think you can get a 64-voice polyphonic,<br/> <br/> <br/> Yes, 64 voices@48KHz is surely possible.<br/> <br/> <br/> 16-Part multitimbral synthesizer with 512 instrument sounds, 8 drum kits<br/> <br/> <br/> It could even be 64-Part multitimbral, doesn't ma...
by Themroc
Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi based Synthesizer
Replies: 56
Views: 30000

Re: Raspberry Pi based Synthesizer

<t>RMW5 said: <br/> <br/> on eBay where there were some pretty decent rackmount synth modules for around £20 (Emu, Korg, Roland, Edirol etc).<br/> Yeah, if by "decent rackmount synth" you mean some boring old sample player like a U-110 then u're right. But what i'd call "decent" is more like<br/> <b...
by Themroc
Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi based Synthesizer
Replies: 56
Views: 30000

Re: Raspberry Pi based Synthesizer

<t>RMW5 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I can't think why you would want to use an R-Pi (no FP)<br/> <br/> <br/> The ARM1176JZF-S does have FP. And even if it had only int it could do sound synthesis.<br/> <br/> <br/> to generate tones when there are plenty of DSP-laden synth modules with everything from 12...
by Themroc
Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi based Synthesizer
Replies: 56
Views: 30000

Re: Raspberry Pi based Synthesizer

<r>Artales said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Hi All, I'd like to draw your attention to this.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.smproaudio.com/inde.....s/vmachine">http://www.smproaudio.com/inde.....s/vmachine</URL><br/> <br/> It will amongst other things store the chaining of VSTs.<br/> <br/> Anyone think some...
by Themroc
Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi based Synthesizer
Replies: 56
Views: 30000

Re: Raspberry Pi based Synthesizer

<r>rwaltman said: <br/> <br/> <br/> colincoach said: <br/> <br/> <br/> No great expectations of something for £25 replicating a Polymoog …<br/> <br/> <br/> Why not? I think a modern ARM processor such as the one in the Pi is capable of emulating an eight-sounds synthesizer released 37 years ago.<br/...
by Themroc
Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Error establishing a database connection
Replies: 14
Views: 3098

Re: Error establishing a database connection

<t>nmcc said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Nice hack<br/> <br/> <br/> Thanx.<br/> <br/> <br/> but no code to cope with the inevitable 'error establishing a database connection' message - which it will, by my understanding, cache and then take some time to be flushed from the cache.<br/> <br/> <br/> Only "200 O...
by Themroc
Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Error establishing a database connection
Replies: 14
Views: 3098

Re: Error establishing a database connection

<t>rushpro said: <br/> <br/> <br/> If however things go downhill from here with more people visiting both the site and the forums, it might not be a bad idea to setup a reverse squid proxy, although I am not sure how well it would work caching for a wordpress site. If anything, it would be able to a...
by Themroc
Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:49 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Error establishing a database connection
Replies: 14
Views: 3098

Re: Error establishing a database connection

<t>liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> As I've said many times before, we are not making any forum changes until after launch.<br/> <br/> <br/> Sorry, i missed that.<br/> <br/> It's all moot, anyway, because we do (as mentioned above) intend to reboot the forum using PHPBB at some point after launch. Again,...
by Themroc
Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Error establishing a database connection
Replies: 14
Views: 3098

Re: Error establishing a database connection

<t>khulat said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Just because you don't open all tables, doesn't mean that you are not opening attack vectors.<br/> <br/> <br/> No need to open port 3306 to the public, use a ssh tunnel (ssh is open already).<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Also you have to enable binary logging for replicat...
by Themroc
Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Error establishing a database connection
Replies: 14
Views: 3098

Re: Error establishing a database connection

<t>khulat said: <br/> <br/> <br/> 1. Security. You should never open a database to the public.<br/> <br/> <br/> Of course, stuff like wp_users would not be public, just the forum content which is public anyway.<br/> <br/> <br/> 2. Performance. Not only is replication not that fast over internet conn...
by Themroc
Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Error establishing a database connection
Replies: 14
Views: 3098

Re: Error establishing a database connection

khulat said:


That sounds like a really bad idea.


Why?
by Themroc
Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Error establishing a database connection
Replies: 14
Views: 3098

Re: Error establishing a database connection

<r>Now that there's a mirror network, why not also have the forum mirrored? Ppl. are reading most of the time and mirrors could speed up access for them and at the same time drastically decrease server load on rpi.org. Just open read-only access to the DB and put the stuff in <URL url="http://www.ra...
by Themroc
Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Root filesystem available to download
Replies: 77
Views: 19315

Re: Root filesystem available to download

Tass said:

Well, the SD can't can't be read by Windows anymore, so that's a promising sign
Er... i'm afraid thats a rather bad sign. The 1. Partition on this image is a


W95 FAT32 (LBA)


so windoze should be able to see it.
by Themroc
Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Root filesystem available to download
Replies: 77
Views: 19315

Re: Root filesystem available to download

<t>Tass said: <br/> <br/> <br/> liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> You can use WinDD. <br/> <br/> <br/> I've taken a look but there doesn't appear to be a way to select the image as a source - the only options are to select an existing disk (or partition).  Any pointers?<br/> <br/> <br/> Install cygwin, th...
by Themroc
Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Touch Screen LCD
Replies: 55
Views: 54299

Re: Touch Screen LCD

<r>clockwork said: <br/> <br/> I was wondering if anyone had specs on the displays, especially what kind of power they would need, etc.<br/> Ipod touch 3G:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.beyondinfinite.com/.....1-FD01.pdf">http://www.beyondinfinite.com/.....1-FD01.pdf</URL><br/> <br/> For the Phone...
by Themroc
Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPIO Programming Question
Replies: 59
Views: 26341

Re: GPIO Programming Question

<t>roli said: <br/> <br/> <br/> But I don't see any other way since I need an option of generating IR pulses (microsecond acuracy is a must) and responding to interrupts at the same time.<br/> <br/> <br/> If you need only one such output and they can be programmed for 1MHz clock (too tired to look i...
by Themroc
Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPIO Programming Question
Replies: 59
Views: 26341

Re: GPIO Programming Question

<r>roli said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Interesting. That actually never crossed my mind. Somehow you would expect an operating system like linux would be capable of real time applications.<br/> <br/> <br/> It depends... back in the 2.4 times, they were struggling to make it fit for "multimedia". With some ...
by Themroc
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Touch Screen LCD
Replies: 55
Views: 54299

Re: Touch Screen LCD

<r>Piw32 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Why not use a small FPGA to do the DSI to LVDS conversion ?<br/> <br/> <br/> 'Cause the DSI spec is kind of top secret:<br/> <br/> <br/> Specifications are available to MIPI members only.<br/> <br/> <br/> So, someone would have to found some company (a cheap Ltd. wou...
by Themroc
Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Touch Screen LCD
Replies: 55
Views: 54299

Re: Touch Screen LCD

<r>Dave Seeber said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I have been supplied with a datasheet for the afore-mentioned screen:<br/> <br/> http://hk-rmt.en.made-in-china.....V-GPS.html<br/> <br/> The PDF:<br/> <br/> <URL url="https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/?ui=2&ik=7c35f49c5d&view=att&th=13548e259a5d3c9d...
by Themroc
Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Portable screens that dont cost an arm and a leg
Replies: 38
Views: 23254

Re: Portable screens that dont cost an arm and a leg

<t>There are many possible ways to plug LCD panels into the r-pi, but unfortunately most require converter chips (like that DSI -> LVDS mentionend above). Others are<br/> <br/> DSI -> TTL/RGB<br/> <br/> HDMI -> LVDS<br/> <br/> HDMI -> TTL/RGB<br/> <br/> The needed chips are<br/> <br/> <br/> expensiv...
by Themroc
Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Touch Screen LCD
Replies: 55
Views: 54299

Re: Touch Screen LCD

<t>Shteve0 said:<br/> <br/> <br/> If ipod touch/iphone replacement screens might work, and you fine chaps seemed fairly positive about the prospect above, could I conceivably get an ipad screen to function?  Would that entail a digitizer too?  Would it need external power, and how would I go about i...

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