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by pygmy_giant
Fri May 04, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Puppy
Replies: 16
Views: 4446

Re: Puppy

Sorry, was that a little scary and random - I found this interesting link to a a webpage about puppi: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi_Puppis
by pygmy_giant
Fri May 04, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Re: Case Design - Internal Mounting: Raspberry Sandwich!
Replies: 23
Views: 16059

Re: Case Design - Internal Mounting: Raspberry Sandwich!

Don't blame me if the measurements are wrong or thank me if they're right – I just stumbled accross this diagram via google.

My Pis due at the end of the month, so can test then… enjoy your holiday.
by pygmy_giant
Fri May 04, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Re: Case Design - Internal Mounting: Raspberry Sandwich!
Replies: 23
Views: 16059

Re: Case Design - Internal Mounting: Raspberry Sandwich!

Here are some measurements for comparrison:

The more I think about it, the less I can see the need to make a 'propper' case - may just Duct tape one of these to the back of the monitor!

Thanks Alexisread
by pygmy_giant
Wed May 02, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Gumberoo - making a new Learning Language
Replies: 34
Views: 5807

Re: Gumberoo - making a new Learning Language

mmm... seems to have changed since when I last read it ... does now sound ranty ... maybe stick to the project and not muddle it up with critiques of the education system ...

Cut out the rant - develop the specs.
by pygmy_giant
Wed May 02, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Berry Box - The Transparent Case
Replies: 105
Views: 40458

Re: Berry Box - The Transparent Case

you could say something like 'our L3-GO mounting system is compatible with market leading construction sets'.

Amazon don't mince their words – http://www.amazon.co.uk/100-Le.....0466KGRQ/2
by pygmy_giant
Wed May 02, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Puppy
Replies: 16
Views: 4446

Re: Puppy

<t>Hi – I want to build a balancing robot with the Pi but have been told that I need something simpler and quicker based around an 8 bit micro controller.<br/> <br/> I refuse to believe those people and think there is a niche for something akin to an RTOS in the Pi community.<br/> <br/> Many hobbyis...
by pygmy_giant
Wed May 02, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Gumberoo - making a new Learning Language
Replies: 34
Views: 5807

Re: Gumberoo - making a new Learning Language

Take it all back - see where you're comming from - nice site...
by pygmy_giant
Wed May 02, 2012 12:31 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Re: Case Design - Internal Mounting: Raspberry Sandwich!
Replies: 23
Views: 16059

Re: Case Design - Internal Mounting: Raspberry Sandwich!

<t><br/> <br/> Protects from dirt and shorting and eables mounting – quick, dirty, useful and cheap.<br/> <br/> – I like it!<br/> <br/> Could even be customised with swanky graphics….<br/> <br/> <img src="image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAACpYAAANSCAIAAADqXfgOAAAgAElEQVR4nOzd3ZmqSrcGUEMgBEIgBE...
by pygmy_giant
Wed May 02, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Berry Box - The Transparent Case
Replies: 105
Views: 40458

Re: Berry Box - The Transparent Case

If crowdfunding fails it may be just because your timing's off – float it again in a few months when there are more Pis in the wild and you might get more interest…?

I hope you are suitably proud - I'm tempted....
by pygmy_giant
Tue May 01, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chibios
Replies: 11
Views: 2956

Re: Chibios

No – "less is more" so I"d remove the 1s.
by pygmy_giant
Tue May 01, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chibios
Replies: 11
Views: 2956

Re: Chibios

<t>Wow! You know your oinions err raspberries. Thanks for illuminating that.<br/> <br/> Maybe Chibios is not the easiest RTOS to port..? I suspect that one will happen in the nearish future as the main usp of the Pi is its size, weight, price and hardware capability, which makes it an attractive pro...
by pygmy_giant
Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Balancing Robot
Replies: 183
Views: 50703

Re: Balancing Robot

<r>Expect it won"t be long till an RTOS port. This guy made an analogue balance bot without any microcontroller: <URL url="http://www.wa4dsy.com/robot/ba.....ancing-bot">http://www.wa4dsy.com/robot/ba.....ancing-bot</URL> Maybe I needn't trouble the pi with such mundanities as staying upright...?<br...
by pygmy_giant
Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chibios
Replies: 11
Views: 2956

Re: Chibios

Well khyeahh - seems obvious now you mention it (note to self... google 'threading and synchronising primitives') shouldn't be too hard - someone should definitely look into that..
by pygmy_giant
Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chibios
Replies: 11
Views: 2956

Re: Chibios

boo – thanks for explaining - How about FreeRTOS – Sorry to expose my ignorance by asking as I suspect other people have already looked into these things….
by pygmy_giant
Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Teaching Real-time Systems
Replies: 14
Views: 6443

Re: Teaching Real-time Systems

Would it be possible for someone cleverer than me to adapt Chibios fo the Pi - it states that it supports Armv6-M on the LPC11xx http://chibios.org/dokuwiki/do.....hitectures
by pygmy_giant
Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chibios
Replies: 11
Views: 2956

Re: Chibios

<r>Perhaps this could be ported for the PI – <URL url="http://chibios.org/dokuwiki/do.....p?id=start">http://chibios.org/dokuwiki/do.....p?id=start</URL><br/> <br/> it says it supports Armv6-M (for LPC11xx) – <URL url="http://chibios.org/dokuwiki/do.....hitectures">http://chibios.org/dokuwiki/do.......
by pygmy_giant
Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Balancing Robot
Replies: 183
Views: 50703

Re: Balancing Robot

Chibios is an ARMv6 compatible RTOS that might cut the mustard: http://chibios.org/dokuwiki/do.....hitectures
by pygmy_giant
Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SDHC? Or just SD?
Replies: 27
Views: 31008

Re: SDHC? Or just SD?

Silicon Power (no e that was a typo) - and yes really - got Debian on it fine - checks out with H2testw - its no fake (trust me I've bought enough to know)...
by pygmy_giant
Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Balancing Robot
Replies: 183
Views: 50703

Re: Balancing Robot

<t>Wow! that lego bot"s really impressive.<br/> <br/> I wonder if there is a way to switch off the os bits you don"t need in Arch Linux – it seems to pride itself on lack of bloat and customisability….<br/> <br/> … I also wonder if Puppi running in Ram would be faster than an OS running from media…....
by pygmy_giant
Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sucessfully used WINDD to write debian image to SD card
Replies: 20
Views: 4529

Re: Sucessfully used WINDD to write debian image to SD card

I agree - now how the heck do I access the rest of my Gb? Will Debian let me use them as storage?
by pygmy_giant
Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sucessfully used WINDD to write debian image to SD card
Replies: 20
Views: 4529

Re: Sucessfully used WINDD to write debian image to SD card

<t>Phew! 16gb takes a long time to format properly, but SDFormatter seems to have fixed all my problems – Win32DiskImager is willing to work now! 64% – 68% – 71% … 100% done. Hmm... 27.4 Mb used and 46.9Mb free? I'm sure my card says more than 74.3 Mb on the sticky label(?)... yep it does. I suspect...
by pygmy_giant
Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:58 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Balancing Robot
Replies: 183
Views: 50703

Re: Balancing Robot

<r>Anyone else think balancing robots look cool:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.geology.smu.edu/~dp.....robo/nbot/">http://www.geology.smu.edu/~dp.....robo/nbot/</URL><br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I am attracted to balancing robots as once they"ve got the balancing licked they are more stable on rough te...
by pygmy_giant
Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sucessfully used WINDD to write debian image to SD card
Replies: 20
Views: 4529

Re: Sucessfully used WINDD to write debian image to SD card

<t>Think I know what I did wrong – might have selected the wrong format option from SDFormatter – am using a different option (OverWrite) that is taking a lot longer so could be better… Will have a crack with win32diskimager or Unetbootin after as it looks nice and cuddly. If you never hear from me ...
by pygmy_giant
Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sucessfully used WINDD to write debian image to SD card
Replies: 20
Views: 4529

Re: Sucessfully used WINDD to write debian image to SD card

<t>Wish I could say I was having the sam luck.<br/> <br/> When using Diskpart in Vista I get "Diskpart cannot delete volumes on removable media" in response to the "delete partition" command, but I can I can delete all the partitions with the "clean" command – but then when I try to use (win)dd to w...
by pygmy_giant
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Straw poll for home print cardboard case: What printer do you have?
Replies: 32
Views: 12042

Re: Straw poll for home print cardboard case: What printer do you have?

Good work. One could reinforce with papier-mâché and varnish. Paper combusts at about 451 degrees Farenheit or 232 celcius so should be safe - see this: http://sivantoledotech.wordpre.....enclosure/

http://sivantoledotech.wordpre.....enclosure/

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