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by psutton
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Python Tk and Minecraft Pi
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Python Tk and Minecraft Pi

Hi I wrote this a while back and have not really done much with it. https://github.com/zleap/minecraftpi-gui You need to open a new world on Minecraft-pi and the open this, once you are in, you can post a message to mc-pi and also get your position and jump to a specific position. A few other featur...
by psutton
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Code Club
Topic: Introduce your club here
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Torbay, Devon, Uk Code Clubs

Hi Thanks for creating a dedicated forum for this : Paignton Code Club runs on the First and Third Saturday of the month at Paignton Library ( TQ4 5AR ) 10 - 12 There is also one at Torquay Library ( TQ1 3DT ) If you go to https://codeclub.org/en/ and use the above postcodes you can search and find ...
by psutton
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Noobs data disk partition size
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Noobs data disk partition size

Hi I have just installed NOOBS on a 64gb uSD card, I just wondered why the option for this is still only 512mb, which hasn't changed that much since about 2012. Would it be possible to have a choice of sizes (perhaps 1gb and gb) given that most people are now using cards bigger than 8gb or even 16gb...
by psutton
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Anyone using LaTeX
Replies: 11
Views: 658

Re: Anyone using LaTeX

Further to mentioning that I am working on something. This is what I have so far https://github.com/zleap/latex_tutor/blob/master/latex1.md.md ( sorry about the filename ending in md.md that could be me, getting used to the Stackedit.io and github integration.) This gives a basic introduction from a...
by psutton
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Anyone using LaTeX
Replies: 11
Views: 658

Re: Anyone using LaTeX - LyX comments.

LyX is a nice package / front end, you can add specific LaTeX code using ERT boxes. However I have gone back to LaTeX with TeX Studio but have stared to use overleaf which is web based, has all the packages built iin with the website and also allows collaboration and cloud storage. So great for logg...
by psutton
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Code Club
Topic: Welcome to the new Code Club forum!
Replies: 14
Views: 1639

Re: Welcome to the new Code Club forum!

When and where the code club is being held.

Unless this forum is for something else.
by psutton
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Code Club
Topic: Welcome to the new Code Club forum!
Replies: 14
Views: 1639

Re: Welcome to the new Code Club forum!

Can we post details of code clubs here please or is there a dedicated topic / space for this ?

Thanks

Regards

Paul
by psutton
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Anyone using LaTeX
Replies: 11
Views: 658

Re: Anyone using LaTeX

Would it be worth me trying to write some basic code club resources for this. I think what would be needed is worksheets to get something up and running but quickly, so that users can, produce something in a short space of time. Additional work sheets can build on what is produced so a basic documet...
by psutton
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Code Club
Topic: Promoting your Code Club
Replies: 7
Views: 1252

Re: Promoting your Code Club

The Code Club I volunteer at is advertised on posters in the library (where the club is held) and on the library web site. We currently have a large waiting list of kids wanting to join. I've not seen any older than primary school age CodeClubs crop up yet. We have been considering running one but ...
by psutton
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Anyone using LaTeX
Replies: 11
Views: 658

Anyone using LaTeX

Hi Just wondered if anyone was using LaTeX on the Pi, to create documents with formatting for maths and science. I have been learning LaTeX and have used this for some of my Open University course work a few years ago but keep finding new and useful ideas for document formatting and improving the la...
by psutton
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Pre login message screen
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: Pre login message screen

Hi Thanks for the reply, I was thinking more as something that can be displayed before the graphical login screen. On some of the school computers I have seen there is message about only logging in if you are authorised to do so (as in staff / students) this has an Ok button, --> windows login scree...
by psutton
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Pre login message screen
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Pre login message screen

Hi I know with Debian (and Linux in general) there is /etc/motd which displays a message post login at the console. Having either worked, volunteered or been in public places where there are computers (e.g a Library) there is a message that you see prior to logging in that reminds you that you can o...
by psutton
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Code Club
Topic: How do you set up Scratch accounts in your club?
Replies: 10
Views: 1564

Re: How do you set up Scratch accounts in your club?

Currently we recommend the parents set up a scratch account for their child and make sure they have the details memorised or accessible when the child attends the club. That way the child can continue at home even after leaving the Code Club. Good idea, As a back up plan for sessions I am thinking ...
by psutton
Sat May 28, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: STICKY: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi
Replies: 297
Views: 508282

Re: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Minetest works - and has been directly ported Mine test is a FLOSS implementation of minecraft, lots of features and you can write Mods using the Lua language. http://www.minetest.net/ The Torbay Tech jam has it's own Minetest server however you need to join the Techjaml IRC server to ask for inform...
by psutton
Sat May 28, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: [ot] Young rewired state
Replies: 2
Views: 2532

[ot] Young rewired state

Hi I am aware that young rewired state is not going to happen this year, but apparently something is in the pipeline for 2017. Given the lack of communication, and open discussion as to what is actually happening. Just wondered if anyone has heard anything or we could open up a discussion here and p...
by psutton
Sat May 28, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Torbay Tech Jam - June 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 793

Torbay Tech Jam - June 2016

The June Tech jam on Saturday 11th June 2016 is still going ahead, however due to the Torbay Air show being on the same day. We have decided to reduce what is going to be happening. https://torbaytechjam.org.uk/next-jam-planned-activities/ People are still welcome to come along,. I will bring a few ...
by psutton
Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Is this a bug in the services application?
Replies: 3
Views: 677

Re: Is this a bug in the services application?

Hi , thanks for your reply. in terms of upgrade path edited the /etc/apt/sources.list to point at jessie sudo apt-get update - sudo apt-get dist-upgrade then once done, restart, It seems to have worked as lsb_release -a confirms I am running jessie. Hope this helps for that part. I appreciate a new ...
by psutton
Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Is this a bug in the services application?
Replies: 3
Views: 677

Is this a bug in the services application?

Hi I have just updated my Pi (B+) to Jessie. I think I may have found a bug in the "services-admin" application. Details are on my blog http://zleap.net/possible-pi-app-bug/ Just wondered if anyone else out there had noticed it, as if it can be confirmed then the developers can look in to fixing it....
by psutton
Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Torbay Tech Jam May
Replies: 0
Views: 641

Torbay Tech Jam May

The next torbay Tech jam is on 9th Mayl 2015 at Paignton Library and Information centre 1 - 3 pm http://torbaytechjam.org.uk/ hope to see lots of people there, and hope people like the new website dedicated to the tech jam. If anyone has any books on c# and COSMOS they can donate these would be welc...
by psutton
Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Torbay Tech Jam
Replies: 0
Views: 583

Torbay Tech Jam

The first torbay Tech jam is on 11th April 2015 at Paignton Library and Information centre

1 - 3 pm

http://torbaytechjam.org.uk/

hope to see lots of people there, and hope people like the new website dedicated to the tech jam.

Paul
by psutton
Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How much does actually Pi 2 cost?
Replies: 33
Views: 5221

Re: How much does actually Pi 2 cost?

Don't forget the Pi foundation have the swag store, so you can buy Babbage (teddy), stickers, etc, I am guessing that all goes in to the pot to fund development etc.
by psutton
Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Building 24 Raspberry Pi2 Cluster
Replies: 29
Views: 15741

Re: Building 24 Raspberry Pi2 Cluster

We (well one of the young people) are doing this at the Torbay Pi jam, we don't have that many Pi's other than our own, to play with so starting off with a few laptops, (this works) We need more resources for the Pi jam but also have no where to store stuff at the moment. Work so far is in a rough w...
by psutton
Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Mineccraft Pi
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Re: Mineccraft Pi

Thanks, for that, all working :)

Good that we no longer have to worry about putting stuff in a specific place, so can simply git clone and go with code. If we get some code via git of course.
by psutton
Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Mineccraft Pi
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Mineccraft Pi

Hi

Now that minecraft pi is installed via apt there is no mcpi directory in my home folder, just wondered therefore where do I put any code in python to interact with minecraft-pi edition.

Instructions at http://pi.minecraft.net/ no longer seem applicable.

Thanks

Paul
by psutton
Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: A SERIOUS Raspbian issue
Replies: 22
Views: 2806

Re: A SERIOUS Raspbian issue

Not sure if this is useful (it seems repated )but I have just set up my pi b+ with noobs again and had a look at lxtasx via a ssh -x login with the new interface This is on my very lastest blog post which I made before reading post here on the forums http://zleap.net/rpi-b-noobs-post-install/ I took...

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