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by JxPond
Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: NOOBS Recovery Console
Replies: 9
Views: 10959

Re: NOOBS Recovery Console

The issue I was having may be OpenElec specific or just do to a glitch in how the SD Card got formated.

I wasn't seeing the colored boot cube under OpenElec or the Recovery Screen where as when I erased the card put NOOBS back on and loaded Raspbian everything works as expected.
by JxPond
Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Joining Pi's for emulation
Replies: 7
Views: 1506

Re: Joining Pi's for emulation

In addition to rewriting the emulation code, one would have to have incredibly fast interconnections. The Pi only has USB2 and GPIO pins. Not exactly what one needs to connect multi gpus together. Instead of worrying about emulation, why not give scratch or python a go and program a little game of y...
by JxPond
Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Slow down issues with wireless 360 controllers
Replies: 11
Views: 3045

Re: Slow down issues with wireless 360 controllers

How are you guys connecting your Pi to the Wireless 360 Controllers? I know they are RF as oppose to Bluetooth so on the PC you have to use a Microsoft RF Receiver to get them to work, or mod your own with a PIC Chip.
by JxPond
Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Xbox 360 games on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 12
Views: 11159

Re: Xbox 360 games on Raspberry Pi

If the OP was about using a X360 Controller, one would need one of the Standard USB Wired / Corded versions. A Wireless will not work as it's RF Frequency and not Bluetooth like PS3 Controllers. "But there's a cord you can get for the Wireless ones" you might be saying.... Well all that one does is ...
by JxPond
Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: NOOBS Recovery Console
Replies: 9
Views: 10959

Re: NOOBS Recovery Console

I tried another keyboard, a cheap USB "US" layout one in both USB ports and still no luck. The pi boots almost instantly into OPENELEC as if there was nothing before it. Both Keyboard's Shift keys work fine in XBMC. I'll probably end up just formatting the card and seeing if Raspbian on NOOBS is any...
by JxPond
Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: NOOBS Recovery Console
Replies: 9
Views: 10959

NOOBS Recovery Console

I was just checking out the new NOOBS image and well XBMC works just the same as if I "DD" the image on the card. Only problem is Holding SHIFT during bootup doesn't take me to the recovery menu. Formated the SD Card in Ubuntu 12.04 using FAT32. The latest Raspbian image works fine with the hardware...
by JxPond
Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sourcing Controllers
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Sourcing Controllers

Hey all, I'm thinking about doing a tutorial of old school gaming, but that obviously is better with a controller. 1.) NES paddles, if they can still be easily gotten for most people (the interfacing is a little project in itself). 2.) Second thought was using a Wiimote because most people have them...
by JxPond
Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Problems with new look website on iPad
Replies: 13
Views: 2975

Re: Problems with new look website on iPad

Seems to be some confusion about how to navigate the Pi website on a tablet. From a Safari Standpoint on Apple iOS (iPad Classic+) as of 05/6/13. There's a square on the right side of the screen (with 3 lines in it). Click it and you'll see all the drop downs you normally see on a Desktop computer. ...
by JxPond
Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:50 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Angry Birds Pi Edition
Replies: 52
Views: 8997

Re: Angry Birds Pi Edition

The Android version is a possibility and so is the Chrome/Chromium HTML5 version. Both will require some patience however as we're waiting on having a GPU accelerated desktop.
by JxPond
Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Boot to pygame
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

Re: Boot to pygame

There's quite a few ways to do it. I imagine you'll looking for something a little easier than writing a command line script.

Take a look at this post, you'll just have to make it point to your program instead of midori.
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 27&t=11256
by JxPond
Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Waking up Pi
Replies: 1
Views: 439

Waking up Pi

Given the power requirements, I assume a lot of people just keep their pis running. However does the pi actually ever shutdown? It seems to s3 on shutdown. Is there a polling event that will wake it?
by JxPond
Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: Bare metal, Assembly language
Topic: Help with Realtime OS
Replies: 8
Views: 7032

Re: Help with Realtime OS

You may want to look at RISC OS. In single task mode it's very close to being realtime.
by JxPond
Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blue Peter
Replies: 7
Views: 1039

Re: Blue Peter

I think the creation of Raspberry Pi is worth nominating Eben for a Gold Badge.
by JxPond
Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which Pi to get?
Replies: 12
Views: 1583

Re: Which Pi to get?

As far as power goes the difference between the Model A and B is like a watt. Unless you're running off of small batteries it's really not anything to be worried about. A night light uses more electricity. The Dual USB of the Model B, the Ethernet Port and the extra memory make the extra $10 dollar...
by JxPond
Fri May 31, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blue Peter
Replies: 7
Views: 1039

Blue Peter

Anyone from the Foundation been approached from Blue Peter? Seems like a great place to show it off to it's target audience. Show the kids how the games on the CBBC website are created and show off Scratch.

I'm waiting for the day that I see a Raspi hot glued to the Tardis control panel.
by JxPond
Fri May 31, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Accessing the GPU (VideoCore IV)
Replies: 6
Views: 3555

Accessing the GPU (VideoCore IV)

Is it possible to access the GPU in RISC OS as one can currently do full screen in Raspbian?
to take advantage of the following:

OpenGLES
OpenVG
OpenMAX
by JxPond
Fri May 31, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Porting Apps to RISC OS
Replies: 12
Views: 3670

Porting Apps to RISC OS

I just gave RISC OS a spin and I'm quite surprised on how well it runs on the Pi. My question though is how does one port apps to RISC OS? I know you can set up Cross-compiling to Raspbian, Is there a similar set up to Compile to RISC OS and is the following the preferred method? http://www.riscos.i...
by JxPond
Fri May 31, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which Pi to get?
Replies: 12
Views: 1583

Re: Which Pi to get?

As far as power goes the difference between the Model A and B is like a watt. Unless you're running off of small batteries it's really not anything to be worried about. A night light uses more electricity. The Dual USB of the Model B, the Ethernet Port and the extra memory make the extra $10 dollars...
by JxPond
Thu May 30, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Fixing Learning Program Issues
Replies: 0
Views: 606

Fixing Learning Program Issues

Hello, I'm just wondering how everyone is dealing with troubleshooting the various learning programs on the Pi. I tried the tetromino.py sample today and it failed seeing that timidity isn't installled. I imagine that would be a show stopper to a kid as they don't know how to install things. Has any...
by JxPond
Thu May 30, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using blender?
Replies: 30
Views: 28322

Re: Using blender?

There's quite a bit that has to be sorted if Blender will ever be able to run on the Pi. Right now we don't have an accelerated GUI in Wheezy as everything is done via the ARM. Blender really needs a decent workstation to be useful. One that has more RAM than the Pi is able to provide. That's not to...
by JxPond
Thu May 30, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: White noise when I start the Pi
Replies: 4
Views: 1220

Re: White noise when I start the Pi

My Pi has been buzzing through the HDMI when it first starts up. Once Wheezy boots to a black screen and you can see the cursor it falls silent again. Here's a post that may be related for some people: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?p=360153#p360153 I plan on grounding mine for good...
by JxPond
Thu May 30, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Which Language to Learn?
Replies: 53
Views: 14707

Re: Which Language to Learn?

If you're just trying to play with the GPIO pins, Python probably is a good start. No - Scratch is a good start, Python second :) Remember - the question should be what is the 2nd language to learn after Scratch :) Simon (Return to) BASIC of-course. Full GPIO support, structured programming, (optio...
by JxPond
Thu May 30, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: UK made Pi
Replies: 1
Views: 670

Re: UK made Pi

Well I just received my Pi from Allied Electronics, It was made in China. RS either still has back stock or they haven't switched completely over yet. The Soldering is well done and there's no plugged up holes like some of the pictures on here prior have shown. Only differences being the black audio...
by JxPond
Wed May 29, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Which Language to Learn?
Replies: 53
Views: 14707

Re: Which Language to Learn?

I'm going to switch things up a bit with this post. I know the original question was which language, but I think most people are really interested in "How do I Learn Programming". I think the language is really secondary to the principles. There again you have to start somewhere. I really found http...
by JxPond
Tue May 28, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Nintendo 64 Emulation?
Replies: 9
Views: 25747

Re: Nintendo 64 Emulation?

I think it really comes down to emulated vs interpreted code. I do agree that the pi probably can't fully emulate a MIPS R4300. At the same time I do remember playing Zelda:TOoT on a PII 300Mhz with a Voodoo2 Graphics card using ULTRAHLE as the emulator and at 800x600 which was greater than the N64'...

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