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by platinum95
Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: Porting Android
Replies: 264
Views: 200699

Re: Porting Android

Hooray, I'm back.
So, from my quick skim over the posts, it looks to me like someone got it working. Well done to them!
Now, Im off to sleep for three days straight
by platinum95
Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Android
Topic: Porting Android
Replies: 264
Views: 200699

Re: Porting Android

My apologies to all, but due to problems with my computer (damn quad boot) I am unable to upload what I've been working off. However, for the kernel I used https://github.com/lp0/linux/tree/rpi-linear and checkout-ed the 3.3 kernel. Source, I used git://android.git.kernel.org/kernel/common.git and g...
by platinum95
Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: Porting Android
Replies: 264
Views: 200699

Re: Porting Android

it would be a fully functioning android device, similar to, say, a tablet.
by platinum95
Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Android
Topic: Porting Android
Replies: 264
Views: 200699

Re: Porting Android

I'll be going away for 3 weeks on Sunday, so if anyone wants to take over from me, I will upload the files and post a link here
by platinum95
Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: Porting Android
Replies: 264
Views: 200699

Re: Porting Android

Right, everything is built. But, since I'm not very good at this, it's not working (what a surprise). Getting the "not syncing - attempted to kill init" error. So far I've tried: Creating partitions with the debian partition, deleting all the debian and firmware files then replacing them with the la...
by platinum95
Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: Porting Android
Replies: 264
Views: 200699

Re: Porting Android

Sorry about the delay, I had to reinstall Arch linux and then my backup hard drive with all the 28gb of android files thinks that copying at 500 kb/sec is somewhat acceptable. I have the android source built for Armv6 and I am just trying to get a kernel working. After that, it's just a matter of ma...
by platinum95
Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: Porting Android
Replies: 264
Views: 200699

Re: Porting Android

Awesome, thanks for that. Have it cloning as we speak :P
by platinum95
Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: Porting Android
Replies: 264
Views: 200699

Re: Porting Android

So what I've been doing up to now is basically a really sloppy job, getting everything done really quick and easy, just for testing purposes. First go of this sloppy job and I almost get a boot. Android starts to load, but kernel panics after about 15 seconds of loading. Which means the testing work...
by platinum95
Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: Porting Android
Replies: 264
Views: 200699

Re: Porting Android

I think the main problem here isn't about the hardware limitations, it's more of the fact that I'm new to Linux.
Ah well, you know what they say, "No better way to learn Linux than to port Android to a bare-minimum arm-based mini-computer" :D
by platinum95
Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: Porting Android
Replies: 264
Views: 200699

Re: Porting Android

I did some research, and Gingerbread seemed like it was the best way to go. It's a pity though, there would be a lot more potential if there was more RAM. Even 512 megs should be able to run ics smoothly enough. Ah well, we'll save that for future Pi revisions :P
by platinum95
Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: Porting Android
Replies: 264
Views: 200699

Porting Android

Hi there, I'm currently working on porting Android (I haven't seen anyone else being successful in doing this so far). I think I almost have it. I've got the Source built, a custom kernel made, and put it all on the SD card. Plug it in, kernel loads, and I get the A N D R O I D text, then a kernel p...
by platinum95
Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Tayda Electronics review
Replies: 13
Views: 13128

Re: Tayda Electronics review

Just placed an order with Tayda. How long did it take for your order to arrive?
by platinum95
Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Ie.farnell
Replies: 4
Views: 826

Re: Ie.farnell

I've plenty of patience, just not as much time
by platinum95
Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Ie.farnell
Replies: 4
Views: 826

Re: Ie.farnell

I'm the same as you, although I haven't had an estimated delivery date. Maybe I'm missing something?
by platinum95
Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PWM as a voltage regulator
Replies: 33
Views: 14220

Re: PWM as a voltage regulator

Great news. I cant wait to try it out when the Rpi is released
by platinum95
Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Plan for a DIY laptop, but will it work?
Replies: 17
Views: 7038

Re: Plan for a DIY laptop, but will it work?

I intend putting a big enough Laptop screen on it, so thatd draw a bit of power, so maybe i need batteries with a slightly higher capacity?
by platinum95
Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PWM as a voltage regulator
Replies: 33
Views: 14220

Re: PWM as a voltage regulator

Im not sure, but I'd say thered be a bit of heat once it starts drawing current. Not as much as a linear regulator though
by platinum95
Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Plan for a DIY laptop, but will it work?
Replies: 17
Views: 7038

Re: Plan for a DIY laptop, but will it work?

I just realised, I have a screen from a dell laptop that i pulled out of a broken inspiron a few months ago.
Would it be possible to make up a converter to be able to plug this laptop screen to the Raspberry Pi?
by platinum95
Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PWM as a voltage regulator
Replies: 33
Views: 14220

Re: PWM as a voltage regulator

I made the DC to DC step down regulator. Here is a (grainy and blurry) picture of it:



It came out pretty good, and gives a steady 5.2 volts from any input of 7v to 40v (though I only tested up to 12v)
Quite happy with it
by platinum95
Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PWM as a voltage regulator
Replies: 33
Views: 14220

Re: PWM as a voltage regulator

<r>hzrnbgy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> may I suggest a DC-DC switching buck module with all the components built in. Its a direct replacement for your regular inefficient 78XXX linear voltage regulator.<br/> <br/> all you need to connect is voltage in, ground, and voltage out and it cost only around $5....
by platinum95
Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PWM as a voltage regulator
Replies: 33
Views: 14220

Re: PWM as a voltage regulator

<r>I  bought all necessary components to build the previously mentioned DC to DC Buck regulator:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.hobby-hour.com/elec.....ulator.php">http://www.hobby-hour.com/elec.....ulator.php</URL><br/> <br/> Parts were pretty cheap, the most expensive being the LM2576 at about 5 ...
by platinum95
Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Plan for a DIY laptop, but will it work?
Replies: 17
Views: 7038

Re: Plan for a DIY laptop, but will it work?

<t>Back to the rechargeable battery question, I need to know a few things.<br/> <br/> 1)What type should I look for? I want a cheapish one, but that it will last a good while.<br/> <br/> 2)How do I recharge them? Say I was to buy a few 3.3v(or whatever) rechargeable batteries on their own and connec...
by platinum95
Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PWM as a voltage regulator
Replies: 33
Views: 14220

Re: PWM as a voltage regulator

<r>stormy1 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Here is the info on building your own:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.hobby-hour.com/elec.....ulator.php">http://www.hobby-hour.com/elec.....ulator.php</URL><br/> <br/> <br/> Seems easy enough, though it would be a pain finding the right inductor.<br/> <br/> And t...
by platinum95
Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PWM as a voltage regulator
Replies: 33
Views: 14220

Re: PWM as a voltage regulator

<t>While we're on the subject of power, what kind of mAh or wh should i look for in a battery that will give me reasonable on-time but still relatively cheap. It will be powering the raspi, a usb hub and a small 4 inch TFT screen. I know it will depend on what's in the USB hub, but we'll just go wit...

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