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by MarkA
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SSH into Pi from Windows
Replies: 3
Views: 1646

SSH into Pi from Windows

I have used a few different tools to SSH into the Pi form my windows machine such as PuTTY, but recently discovered MobaXterm http://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/ It has a few nice features such as: being able to navigate your windows system using linux commands (I seem to be forever putting windows comman...
by MarkA
Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Freesat
Replies: 7
Views: 9837

Re: Freesat

Just a bit of an update incase anyone is interested, Looks like freesat (well satellite TV) is doable with a usb receiver and a couple of RPis, at least with Raspbmc.

http://forum.stmlabs.com/showthread.php?tid=3177
by MarkA
Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Freesat
Replies: 7
Views: 9837

Re: Freesat

Hi, What satellite receiver have you got, just out of interest? I currently have a RPi behind the TV running RASPBMC serving media / on demand tv etc. It works pretty well and I'm happy with it. We currently have a satellite feed in another part of the house which we do not use, so I have no receive...
by MarkA
Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Freesat
Replies: 7
Views: 9837

Freesat

Hi, Has anyone had any luck with getting a DVB-S2 USB device working with the RPi? I know that on the RASPBMC forums there has been success with DVB-T units. I was thinking about the DVBSky S960 which enjoys good linux support but claims that it needs something like a P3 3GHz processor for HD. I'm a...
by MarkA
Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: CPU usage indicator
Replies: 15
Views: 5235

Re: CPU usage indicator

Excellent work everyone, Many thanks for taking my initial work and turning it into a tutorial. I am currently thinking about how to take the hardware off the prototyping board and make a small tidy unit. Hopefully, kids permitting, I'll find some time to put something together in the near future. A...
by MarkA
Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Python
Topic: CPU usage indicator
Replies: 15
Views: 5235

Re: CPU usage indicator

Than's what I was aiming for, far more readable and I don't doubt will be much faster. Certainly it is much neater and more logical. I particularly like the x=y=z=True notation. Didn't know you could do that and it makes all the difference. Many thanks, -- M. Thinks I should start with reading the t...
by MarkA
Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: CPU usage indicator
Replies: 15
Views: 5235

Re: CPU usage indicator

I have just re-read this..... Apologies to all for my terrible spelling! I was doing it on the Pi via VNC while my daughter was playing on it, so things were somewhat laggy, hence not noticing the typos. I have an idea to take it off the breadboard and solder all the components onto a connector so i...
by MarkA
Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: CPU usage indicator
Replies: 15
Views: 5235

CPU usage indicator

Hi all, I guess this is a bit trivial, but we all have to start somewhere! I how have a strip of 5 leds acting as a cpu usage indicator. I am particularly pleased with myself as I have not dome much in the way of electronics since school many years ago, and this is my first proper go with Python. My...
by MarkA
Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: GCompris?
Replies: 31
Views: 18838

Re: GCompris?

I know there are a few messages about GCompris, so picked one almost at random to post this... My 5 year old is playing very well on this software running with the new Raspbian distribution. It is a little slower than I'd like and falls over occasionally, but she likes it a lot. So far she has pract...
by MarkA
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspberryPi On/Off Switch Idea
Replies: 81
Views: 56166

Re: RaspberryPi On/Off Switch Idea

Hi all, I usually lurk, as I have nothing of value to add, but hopefully this will be of interest. I have been playing with a Teensy microcontroller recently for another application. It has some nice features, such as acting as a HID client (programmable keyboard), and the board has a usb socket rea...
by MarkA
Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Kids and the 'Little Computer'
Replies: 13
Views: 2729

Kids and the 'Little Computer'

My daughter is five years old, she has used computers at school and occasionally my laptop, but I discourage that as I like my laptop to be moderately clean and in one piece. We have played with Scratch in the past and she loves it. The other day she asked to play on the computer. "Not your computer...
by MarkA
Thu May 31, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Merseyside User Group
Replies: 3
Views: 1576

Re: Merseyside User Group

Cross posted on the Warrington thread. I'm based at Ellesmere Port, so just down the road on the grand scheme of things. Have VNC / SSH set up and Raspbmc on another card. Plans are currently: Monitoring home network and NAS units such as alarms when disk space runs low. Media system obviously Re-le...
by MarkA
Thu May 31, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Warrington Raspi Users
Replies: 18
Views: 5496

Re: Warrington Raspi Users

I'm based at Ellesmere Port, so just down the road on the grand scheme of things. Have VNC / SSH set up and Raspbmc on another card. Plans are currently: Monitoring home network and NAS units such as alarms when disk space runs low. Media system obviously Re-learning Linux after several years off. L...
by MarkA
Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Case made from milk-bottle tops
Replies: 26
Views: 10658

Re: Case made from milk-bottle tops

<t>Does it make any difference that a domestic oven should get to over 200C with ease? Melting in an oven should be much less hazardous than the hot oil....<br/> <br/> When I did chemistry at uni, hot oil baths were common and not really a concern. Amazing how our attitude to safety has changed. Now...
by MarkA
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Programatically lock SD Card to hardware unit?
Replies: 28
Views: 7026

Re: Programatically lock SD Card to hardware unit?

<t>Hi all, I tend to lurk more than post, so just sticking my head over the parapet for a short time.<br/> <br/> In my experience, people are lazy, and this can be used to your own advantage. Make the sales route very very simple, and give a little extra just to sweeten the deal.<br/> <br/> (think d...

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