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by heathsmith
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 3 noobish questions (printing,clock,and GPIO cables)
Replies: 6
Views: 2458

Re: 3 noobish questions (printing,clock,and GPIO cables)

/rezz. I decided to give this another go and just wanted to post my success. When I search for this issue, this thread is the first hit so I"m guessing maybe I'm not the only one who's been wanting to get a wireless Samsung 365 working with a Pi. This recent post was mighty helpful (great timing it ...
by heathsmith
Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Can open Google docs spreadsheet, but its not updating
Replies: 1
Views: 1406

Can open Google docs spreadsheet, but its not updating

Hello everyone. I'm hoping to get a little help here. i have the below program (which is rather messy at the moment). The goal is to read a temperature sensor (trying to get it to work with just one for now) and then post the data to googledocs. I can get it to open a spreadsheet (when I run the pyt...
by heathsmith
Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Adding input to MAME4ALL
Replies: 1
Views: 553

Adding input to MAME4ALL

Hello, pretty big noob here. I'm hoping someone call help me. I set up a MAME4ALL system pretty much exactly like the Adafruit tutorial with the exception that the controls are connected through a long Cat5 cable. The controller has 3 buttons (instead of 2 in the tutorial). Everything works perfectl...
by heathsmith
Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any issues - Logitech Logitech Wireless Touch KB K400r?
Replies: 15
Views: 12902

Re: Any issues - Logitech Logitech Wireless Touch KB K400r?

I've been using one for a good month or so and LOVE it...just love it. I googled quite a bit on it before I bought it and some people apparently have issues if it was first used on a windows computer. I took it straight out of the box and plugged it in. The only issue I had was if I switched from a ...
by heathsmith
Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: I2C vs GPIO vs UART vs SPI - Super Noob Question
Replies: 16
Views: 50873

I2C vs GPIO vs UART vs SPI - Super Noob Question

So I thought this might belong in the beginners forum, but figure it could probably fit here as well. Is there a general over-view of these different protocols (or whatever they're called) somewhere? Like what's the difference between each one? What are they best at? What do they suck at? Why would ...
by heathsmith
Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Does Wifi decrease Pi performance?
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: Does Wifi decrease Pi performance?

thanks!
by heathsmith
Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Does Wifi decrease Pi performance?
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Does Wifi decrease Pi performance?

So, if I use a Wifi USB dongle instead of the LAN cable, does the performance of the Pi decrease? I know the LAN connection has its own controller, but what controls the USB? Is there a separeate USB controller, or does the main processor have to deal with sorting out USB data?

thanks.
by heathsmith
Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: 2 joysticks cost effectively
Replies: 3
Views: 1089

Re: 2 joysticks cost effectively

I use MAM4ALL and right now I'm having trouble using one button as both the coin button and the player1 button. My controller has 3 buttons and a joystick and I haven't yet figured out how to get 3 buttons to do everything I need.
by heathsmith
Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: My wired couch arcade controller if anyone wants to see
Replies: 0
Views: 650

My wired couch arcade controller if anyone wants to see

So I followed the tutorial on Adafruit with a slight modification. I made a controller with a 15' cable which I can connect and disconnect from the Pi (so it still feels like a regular computer most of the time unless I want to hook up my controllers and start playing video games). I took a 30' Cat5...
by heathsmith
Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: How could someone create a controller to use with Pi?
Replies: 9
Views: 1616

Re: How could someone create a controller to use with Pi?

So, at the end of the day, this is my goal...but its a LONG way off. I think if you're asking the question with wireless in mind, you're not ready to even start that project. I'd suggest going the same route that the gaming world did. Start with a wired controller that uses simple circuits (gen 1 an...
by heathsmith
Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What to do with my Pi
Replies: 4
Views: 881

Re: What to do with my Pi

local high school would be a great choice imo.
by heathsmith
Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Desktop question
Replies: 5
Views: 724

Re: Desktop question

fellow noob here, did you just try cutting and then pasting the file? That works for me.
by heathsmith
Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 3 noobish questions (printing,clock,and GPIO cables)
Replies: 6
Views: 2458

Re: 3 noobish questions (printing,clock,and GPIO cables)

Thanks Pluggy: Its a Samsung 365W color laser printer. I'm using this linux driver here (http://www.samsungdrivers.net/samsung-clp-365w-driver/ so new question. Is there any way to easily tell what kind of processor a linux driver is written for? I suppose if it won't work then maybe I can try a 350...
by heathsmith
Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 3 noobish questions (printing,clock,and GPIO cables)
Replies: 6
Views: 2458

3 noobish questions (printing,clock,and GPIO cables)

Hello, I have three noobish questions if someone would be so kind as to help me out. 1. I can't get my printer to work. Is there an obvious step I'm missing? I installed CUPS and was able to install the printer just fine. It's a network printer and CUPS found the printer and I can change default set...
by heathsmith
Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Arcade Controls
Replies: 0
Views: 507

Arcade Controls

Hello, I have two questions: I'm attempting to make something similar to this (the main difference being that the Pi won't be in the control box...there will be several feet between the two): http://learn.adafruit.com/retro-gaming-with-raspberry-pi/buttons QUESTION 1 : So there's three ground requir...

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