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by SethAten
Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Looking for N101BGE-L21 Display Controller
Replies: 0
Views: 1929

Looking for N101BGE-L21 Display Controller

This is a display that I can harvest from a dead Motorola Lapdock. http://www.panelook.com/N101BGE-L21_Innolux_10.1_LCM_overview_12210.html Since only the battery failed, I'm looking for a display controller for this screen. I thought I'd ask here since Google had provided me to such a wild variety ...
by SethAten
Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Portable General Use Monitor
Replies: 11
Views: 4965

Re: Portable General Use Monitor

Unless you need to do Minecraft (or anything else that write directly the display) then I'd suggest a old laptop and use VNC to control the Pi Lots of us do nothing else and never use a dedicated screen/kbd/mouse Matthew I hear you. I'm all console so if things are working I never use anything but ...
by SethAten
Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Portable General Use Monitor
Replies: 11
Views: 4965

Portable General Use Monitor

I'm in the market again for a very portable monitor for use with the Raspberry and other computers. I had a Motorola Lapdock, which fit the bill perfectly, but recently shorted out or something and I've come to realize that just getting another on eBay is not a maintainable solution what with it not...
by SethAten
Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: LAN Serial proxy
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

LAN Serial proxy

Hello everyone. I am looking for a solution to control an arduino over serial from a windows PC over wifi, via a raspberry pi. Anyone know of any solutions to reroute a serial connection on the Pi over TCP to a windows COM port? Looking to use Vixen lights to control the arduino over serial across t...
by SethAten
Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Xmas Light Controller
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Re: Xmas Light Controller

I just did something like this with an Arduino Uno and a relay board. Going to make an animated snowman rather than a light show though. AFAIK there is no such thing as a "DC Relay Board"...just buy a second relay board and hook it up to your DC supply rather than the AC mains. All a relay is, is a ...
by SethAten
Mon May 04, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: HomeKit Pi?
Replies: 1
Views: 2385

HomeKit Pi?

Does anyone know if either of the Homekit projects for the Pi work or if Apple has killed them with MFi chips? If they do work, how well? Could I use it to ask Siri to start processes on the Pi, like to start and stop processes or send WakeOnLan packets? (I know it may not follow that syntax exactly...
by SethAten
Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: RPi as Minimalistic 3G Modem Hotspot.
Replies: 8
Views: 3675

Re: RPi as Minimalistic 3G Modem Hotspot.

I went with the TP-Link TL-MR3040, the battery powered one, and I am using stock firmware with my AT&T 3G card. Works right out of the box with the same credentials I used in Tomato, while fitting perfectly into a back pocket(couldn't do that with the Pi). In the end, my advice to anyone seeking a s...
by SethAten
Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:34 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: RPi as Minimalistic 3G Modem Hotspot.
Replies: 8
Views: 3675

Re: RPi as Minimalistic 3G Modem Hotspot.

Well, I just couldn't justify purchasing another device with the Pi right there begging to be experimented with. So I tried it. Frankly, it runs far better than expected. I used a Y cable to power the modem from a second USB port while connecting data to the Pi...result? Entire system can run from 2...
by SethAten
Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: RPi as Minimalistic 3G Modem Hotspot.
Replies: 8
Views: 3675

Re: RPi as Minimalistic 3G Modem Hotspot.

So I'm looking into using an RPi original B model as a 3G modem hotspot. I have a couple 3G USB modems, one from AT&T and one from Verizon, and an edimax mini wifi dongle. I've read around at other router projects requiring a powered hub to run both devices...Is there anything I can do to avoid tha...
by SethAten
Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: RPi as Minimalistic 3G Modem Hotspot.
Replies: 8
Views: 3675

RPi as Minimalistic 3G Modem Hotspot.

So I'm looking into using an RPi original B model as a 3G modem hotspot. I have a couple 3G USB modems, one from AT&T and one from Verizon, and an edimax mini wifi dongle. I've read around at other router projects requiring a powered hub to run both devices...Is there anything I can do to avoid that...
by SethAten
Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: GPIO RF Outlets
Replies: 4
Views: 1214

GPIO RF Outlets

I have a set of these: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Home-Accents-Holiday-Indoor-Wireless-Remote-Control-Kit-RC-015-3/202353567?N=5yc1vZc7ci And Google has led me to believe that with projects like pihat and stuff leveraging harmonics, that I should be able to control these outlets using nothing more t...
by SethAten
Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: RaspBMC MJPEG stream
Replies: 0
Views: 502

RaspBMC MJPEG stream

Does the RasPi support MJPG in the GPU hardware decode? I read someone around here that it does, but when trying to watch an MJPG stream from MJPG-Streamer in RaspBMC (I have not tried any other OS yet) it likes to lock up, wait a bit, fast forward through the buffer, and repeat. I feel that this is...
by SethAten
Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: GPIO Simple Button
Replies: 3
Views: 1173

Re: GPIO Simple Button

I will start by saying that I am not an electronics enthusiast, I'm more of a software/programming kinda guy, and so I do not have a drawer full of electronic miscellaneous. Therefore I do not have any resistors or breadboard or jumper wires on hand. I just have a Pi, and a simple button. But, from ...
by SethAten
Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: GPIO Simple Button
Replies: 3
Views: 1173

GPIO Simple Button

I have harvested a very simple, two wires button from a dead printer. When I pulled it out, I had this sudden idea of connecting the two wires directly to two GPIO pins, and using python to do something when the button was pressed. Now, after reading a lot of GPIO info, I am paranoid about frying my...
by SethAten
Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pre-purchase questions.
Replies: 10
Views: 2054

Re: Pre-purchase questions.

I have the Easy ACC power supply you mention and it works great. The Pi will only draw 700ma max so you'll get over 12 hours with it. The DVR software I would recommend is MythTv, I have seen references saying it works on the Pi. You will just need to mount the NAS drive as part of the file system ...
by SethAten
Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pre-purchase questions.
Replies: 10
Views: 2054

Re: Pre-purchase questions.

Thanks! So I may go with this battery http://amzn.to/16lUgSJ then, 5 hours is too short for my needs. Also, the monitor I intend to use for the kids does not have HDMI, just VGA, DVI, and DisplayPort. So would this cable work? http://amzn.to/bjGGF7 Not sure about any power drain or anything like the...
by SethAten
Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pre-purchase questions.
Replies: 10
Views: 2054

Pre-purchase questions.

Hello! Looking to buy me some Pi! Got some rough use-cases in mind for my two Model B's I plan to get, now I'm just full of questions. Let's dive right in, shall we? First off, I'd like to use one as a children's computer, as the VAIO they used to use has gone RIP. Poor old thing, bout time it fried...

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