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by tech_monkey
Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Broadband needed for my TV.
Replies: 31
Views: 7878

Re: Broadband needed for my TV.

I remember some people having success using a WiFi Access point connected to their Pinacle Showcenters to turn them into wireless versions. Just connect the AP to the TV Ethernet socket. Obviously you will need to set up the AP using a PC first unless you have a web browser built into your TV.
by tech_monkey
Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: [HELP] Vpn OpenSwan IPsec
Replies: 21
Views: 17266

Re: [HELP] Vpn OpenSwan IPsec

I would be interested in this too.
Is there a network manager in Raspbian.
Leaving it out of the initial package distro seems odd to me.
by tech_monkey
Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Driving a RGB LED (PWM and 555 IC's)
Replies: 20
Views: 9861

Re: Driving a RGB LED (PWM and 555 IC's)

Would the Gert board be useful as there is a video demo somewhere on the PI website with it running a stepper motor and I guess thats using PWM. Not really no as it only uses the single built-in PWM output on the Pi, tho OP needs 3. Couldn't you multiplex it, or would that produce too much flicker.
by tech_monkey
Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SecuriPi
Replies: 106
Views: 16750

Re: SecuriPi

Why not use RFID tags. These could be stuck to the PI so that removal would damage the PI. Just place at least 3 readers around the event, and not only will you be able to detect that a PI has gone missing but you can track it as well. So you can catch the thief before he leaves the building. Wavetr...
by tech_monkey
Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Driving a RGB LED (PWM and 555 IC's)
Replies: 20
Views: 9861

Re: Driving a RGB LED (PWM and 555 IC's)

Would the Gert board be useful as there is a video demo somewhere on the PI website with it running a stepper motor and I guess thats using PWM.
by tech_monkey
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Driving a RGB LED (PWM and 555 IC's)
Replies: 20
Views: 9861

Re: Driving a RGB LED (PWM and 555 IC's)

Pseudocode is a kind of structured English for describing algorithms. It allows the designer to focus on the logic of the algorithm without being distracted by details of language syntax. At the same time, the pseudocode needs to be complete. It describes the entire logic of the algorithm so that im...
by tech_monkey
Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: MAME Distro
Replies: 43
Views: 24086

Re: MAME Distro

You've got my vote for Mala as the front end. I also used Arcade OS on an old PC that was running DOS at a place I used to work at. http://www.mameworld.info/pc2jamma/frontend.html the source code is available for it too.
As for usb controls you may want to look at Ultimarc http://www.ultimarc.com/
by tech_monkey
Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Seriously .. where to find power supply?
Replies: 76
Views: 28269

Re: Seriously .. where to find power supply?

Just seen in my local Chinese bazar (think up market pound land for those in the UK) they are selling special adapters that have a barrel type socket on one end and a micro usb on the other. This might be an alternative to getting a PSU with the micro usb connector already on it.
by tech_monkey
Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Seriously .. where to find power supply?
Replies: 76
Views: 28269

Re: Seriously .. where to find power supply?

My Nokia Lumia 710 charger is Micro USB 5v 1200mA and should be ideal for the Pi when it arrives Did you find a supplier for the charger on its own? If so, is it 230V compliant, with an NZ compatible plug and do you have a link please? The following link goes to New Zealand's largest telecommunicat...
by tech_monkey
Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: HVXL on the PI
Replies: 5
Views: 1925

Re: HVXL on the PI

Oh well it looks like I will be losing my first PI to control my Homevision controller. Its been computer less for over a year now, so it will be nice to get the web pages back again.
by tech_monkey
Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Seriously .. where to find power supply?
Replies: 76
Views: 28269

Re: Seriously .. where to find power supply?

. EDIT : 1 minutes of searching on NZ sites gives me this..( I believe the OP was in NZ, sorry if not) http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=402515 While this is just a cable Google did come up with these. Don't know why the original poster couldn't have done the same though. htt...
by tech_monkey
Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Seriously .. where to find power supply?
Replies: 76
Views: 28269

Re: Seriously .. where to find power supply?

I live in Spain. I have about 10 mobile phone chargers, only 2 of them are micro usb and none of them are suitable for the PI. What I do have is a USB 5V 1A mains plug and use a usb to micro USB cable which came with an old Samsung phone. This micro USB is far from standard my Android tablet uses a ...
by tech_monkey
Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: HVXL on the PI
Replies: 5
Views: 1925

Re: HVXL on the PI

I think Schelte has fixed the problem. Something to do with changing architecture from armel to armhf between the squeeze and wheezy (raspbian) distributions. You should find the new version on the downloads page here http://hv.tclcode.com/download.html
by tech_monkey
Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: XBMC streaming sloooooow
Replies: 7
Views: 13040

Re: XBMC streaming sloooooow

I've tried Raspbmc streaming YouTube HD videos (via the YouTube addon) and it works with no lag what so ever.
I agree the GUI is a bit slow at times but the HD YouTube videos play fine.
by tech_monkey
Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: This not a Pi question But
Replies: 6
Views: 2008

Re: This not a Pi question But

You could assign their MAC address to a fixed IP address. I have done this on several routers. See if your router has MAC address filtering. It will mean that other devices may have a problem connecting, but you just need to enter their MAC address as well.
by tech_monkey
Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: HVXL on the PI
Replies: 5
Views: 1925

HVXL on the PI

This maybe of interest to some of you out there. There is now a version of the HVXL software (Homevision XL) for the PI. The link for download is here http://hv.tclcode.com/download.html For those of you that don't know, the Homevision is a stand alone home automation controller. Probably the best t...
by tech_monkey
Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Pi+Cybot or is that Pi-bot
Replies: 10
Views: 3992

Re: Pi+Cybot or is that Pi-bot

Nothing yet. Still mucking about with Debian Squeeze and Raspbmc at the moment. Plus work commitments are getting in the way :( .
by tech_monkey
Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Irrigation Controller
Replies: 16
Views: 8984

Re: Irrigation Controller

Have a look at this site http://www.wgldesigns.com/ .They do a variety of water sprinkler controllers, designed for use with computers or home automation systems. For the rain detection, I would use a rain sensor. Most have some form of expanding disc. When it gets wet it expands. Be careful though ...
by tech_monkey
Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Garage Door opener via phone dial?
Replies: 38
Views: 17913

Re: Garage Door opener via phone dial?

Most garage door openers allow for a contact closure to open and close the door. I know this as I have interfaced a couple of security / secure access systems for a couple of self storage places. So you may find your opener has these contacts already in place. I know some need a special interface, w...
by tech_monkey
Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Another LEGO Case
Replies: 6
Views: 2836

Re: Another LEGO Case

I have a control board that requires either an RS232 or TTL serial input for commands. So I could use a couple of these Xbee things instead of a cable then. Actually the board can be set with an ID so I guess one Xbee for the PI and then the required number for the boards I have.
by tech_monkey
Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Another LEGO Case
Replies: 6
Views: 2836

Re: Another LEGO Case

Just googled for the Xbee looks very interesting. How are you connecting it to the PI and is it the wifi module or another module.
by tech_monkey
Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 839
Views: 434135

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

Just got an email from http://www.oyyy.co.uk no more lap docks for the foreseeable future. :cry:
by tech_monkey
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Brewery
Replies: 64
Views: 24631

Re: Brewery

Hmmmm Beer. SO would this make the PI a Raspbrewery-Pi then :lol: You could use a couple of EZ Web Lynx Modules. http://www.ezweblynx.com/ . These are basically programmable web servers with connection pins to the outside world. These can be used to monitor or control HVAC systems, monitor fridges, ...
by tech_monkey
Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Disk cloning and or data recovery device
Replies: 6
Views: 5501

Re: Disk cloning and or data recovery device

I regularly use an NSLU2 to recover data from trashed hard disks. The NSLU2 is a much smaller ARM5 device using Debian, so there should be no problem with a Raspberry Pi. This is the interface that I use to connect 2.5 and 3.5 and 5.25 hard disks (PATA and SATA). http://www.dx.com/p/13083 Its very ...

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