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by psutton
Wed May 22, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: AIY KIT SET UP
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: AIY KIT SET UP

Etcher is freely available from https://www.balena.io/etcher/ any reason you cannot use it? I am running Debian 9 at the moment so will look in to installing etcher post Buster release. In the end i have managed to extract the img file and dd the software to disk. Hopefully the AIY kit can be built...
by psutton
Tue May 21, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: AIY KIT SET UP
Replies: 3
Views: 100

AIY KIT SET UP

I am trying to set up the aiykit that came free with the Mag Pi magazine. As i don't have etcher I am using the following to write the file to the card and it does say to write the aiyprojects-2018-11-16.img.xz file to the card. dd if=aiyprojects-2018-11-16.img.xz of=/dev/sdb status=progress where /...
by psutton
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Python Tk and Minecraft Pi
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Python Tk and Minecraft Pi

Thank you for this and you're welcome. Pleased this is useful :)

Paul
by psutton
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Python Tk and Minecraft Pi
Replies: 2
Views: 183

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: 2197

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: 467

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: 4638

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: 4638

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: 5625

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: 5625

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: 4638

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: 4513

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: 4638

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: 1370

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: 1370

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: 5097

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: 300
Views: 566707

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: 2727

[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: 931

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: 791

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: 791

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: 687

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: 616

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: 6037

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: 16127

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...

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