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by dextrus
Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Portable karaoke machine
Replies: 15
Views: 15658

Re: Portable karaoke machine

Since the latest firmware update, things have got a little bit better. Check out my blog for a Karaoke solution of sorts. I think it works rather well.

http://www.pi-fun.com/index.php/blog/de ... revisited/

/Dextrus
by dextrus
Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Karaoke on the OpenElec XBMC fails
Replies: 1
Views: 3567

Re: Karaoke on the OpenElec XBMC fails

OpenELEC probably doesn't have timidity installed. It's a bare-bones system designed to be fast. You might want to investigate XBian or Raspbmc.

/Dextrus
by dextrus
Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using a USB microphone
Replies: 2
Views: 1460

Re: Using a USB microphone

You can do it now with Raspbian, although it's still a bit of a hack. However you don't need drivers (or shouldn't) and the installation process is fairly straightforward assuming your Pi has internet access. Here's a link to a blog I wrote on the subject. http://www.pi-fun.com/index.php/blog/dextru...
by dextrus
Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: C++ & OpenGl
Replies: 6
Views: 4024

Re: C++ & OpenGl

By "XBoxLiveArcade", I'm assuming you mean XNA? There is a thing called MonoGame which is attempting to be a cross-platform version that uses OpenGL I believe and has had some success and does work on the Pi.

/Dextrus
by dextrus
Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is your Pi connected to the internet?
Replies: 8
Views: 1538

Re: Is your Pi connected to the internet?

Wow, 100% connected. That's a really surprising result! Obviously I wouldn't be submitting these stats in an academic paper (lots of flaws), but I did expect some non-internet.

Thanks!

/Dextrus
by dextrus
Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to install stuff?
Replies: 16
Views: 3055

Re: How to install stuff?

Is your (virtual) Raspberry Pi connected to the internet?

I'm in the process of writing instructions for installing packages "manually", but boy has it made me appreciate apt-get!

/Dextrus
by dextrus
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Manually installing packages
Replies: 7
Views: 8113

Re: Manually installing packages

jojopi wrote:
dextrus wrote:Ah thanks. I guess that rules out manual installation of packages then!
You can install packages manually, if you download them from here: http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/
Ah, I see. In /pool/main there is an alphabetical list of most .deb's. Thanks.
by dextrus
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Manually installing packages
Replies: 7
Views: 8113

Re: Manually installing packages

Ah thanks. I guess that rules out manual installation of packages then!
by dextrus
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Manually installing packages
Replies: 7
Views: 8113

Re: Manually installing packages

Yes, armhf.
by dextrus
Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Manually installing packages
Replies: 7
Views: 8113

Manually installing packages

I'm trying to write a tutorial for people without internet-enabled Pis on how to install Debian packages manually. I'm checking the dependencies for the packages to see what is required, manually downloading the required .deb files, copying them over to the Pi and then installing them in reverse ord...
by dextrus
Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: code for using Pygame with OpenGL ES
Replies: 3
Views: 1302

Re: code for using Pygame with OpenGL ES

Really useful! Thanks!

/Dextrus
by dextrus
Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PyAudio dependent on portAudio?
Replies: 2
Views: 794

Re: PyAudio dependent on portAudio?

I'm not sure what Portaudio is, but I use PyAudio just fine without it.

/Dextrus
by dextrus
Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is your Pi connected to the internet?
Replies: 8
Views: 1538

Re: Is your Pi connected to the internet?

I suspect for a lot of people it might not be achievable.
by dextrus
Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What's the simple and safe way to do a "shutdown" button?
Replies: 60
Views: 63723

Re: What's the simple and safe way to do a "shutdown" button

I'm sorry because I had no hard evidence to back up my statement. There is very little around these forums I see. I'm not sorry for my suggestion that you don't need a switch, you merely need another card. That's a lot less fun though. /Dextrus Why are you sorry? Do you think those of use who are do...
by dextrus
Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is your Pi connected to the internet?
Replies: 8
Views: 1538

Is your Pi connected to the internet?

I'm trying to write guides and help but I do find almost everything, including in these forums, is based on on a Pi having an internet connection. In education, an internet connection is unlikely and increasingly I am receiving emails from people who would like to play games or watch videos but cann...
by dextrus
Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Google donated 15000 RPi's to UK Schools
Replies: 61
Views: 6904

Re: Google donated 15000 RPi's to UK Schools

An *excellent* post Jim. I would just like to add that I wish it was the case that 15% of the time was spent on coding.. Sadly even many professionals suffer from the bedroom coding mentality and "forget" the requirements, planning, testing and documentation stages. But then the Pi is meant to be fu...
by dextrus
Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What's the simple and safe way to do a "shutdown" button?
Replies: 60
Views: 63723

Re: What's the simple and safe way to do a "shutdown" button

Just have a backup image on another SD card. Yank the power on a daily basis. If you are unlucky enough to suffer corruption to the SD card data, employ the back-up SD-card and re-image the now defunct one. When I really *try* and corrupt data cards, I can succeed almost all of the time. With an app...
by dextrus
Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: BASIC - more harmful than useful?
Replies: 899
Views: 130091

Re: BASIC - more harmful than useful?

What you are describing is a scenario that a personal tutor, and expert, one-on-one with a student might be able to achieve. In a classroom scenario, things are so different. I won't even begin to explain but I'm sure you must have an inkling of the problems associated with teaching more than one pe...
by dextrus
Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: i wish i had known about http://thepihut.com/
Replies: 3
Views: 1111

Re: i wish i had known about http://thepihut.com/

Umm, not sure why you would so whole-heartedly recommend them (I'm sure they are very good) if you haven't actually purchased anything from them?

/Dextrus
by dextrus
Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can't log into Pi
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: Can't log into Pi

What OS are you using? Is it Raspbian or something else?
by dextrus
Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi not suitable as a media center [Solved]
Replies: 46
Views: 28061

Re: RPi not suitable as a media center

Netflix roll their own codecs and players, so all you need to do is convince them to write one for the Pi. With nearly a million sold, they might (but I doubt it). I'm going to GDC and if I see them, I'll ask. The audio problems will get fixed in time (I'm an optimist btw).

/Dextrus
by dextrus
Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:47 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Ex-commercial games to be updated for modern RISC OS boxes
Replies: 10
Views: 3753

Re: Ex-commercial games to be updated for modern RISC OS box

This is great news! I am a bit worried as I personally know a number of the people who worked on these games and I'm fairly certain they don't know about this.. But I guess that was in the contract.
by dextrus
Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: OpenGL Maximum Texture Size
Replies: 14
Views: 4188

Re: OpenGL Maximum Texture Size

You are all using OpenGL ES2.0 right?

/Dextrus
by dextrus
Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: JACK unable to connect to server
Replies: 5
Views: 5072

Re: JACK unable to connect to server

I can direct you to this link:

http://sam.aaron.name/2012/11/02/superc ... on-pi.html

But don't say I didn't warn you!

/Dextrus
by dextrus
Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: Play an MP3 from a C++ program
Replies: 4
Views: 8626

Re: Play an MP3 from a C++ program

This isn't really a Pi question. I typed in "C++ mp3 playback" into Google and got endless answers. You can do it.

/Dextrus

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