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by tech_monkey
Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Disk cloning and or data recovery device
Replies: 6
Views: 5490

Disk cloning and or data recovery device

I was wondering if you could use the the PI as a disk cloning tool. Or even use it to repair an iffy drive, done this using RIP linux from a PC. Or data recovery device done this via a PC too but apart from taking ages to recover over 200 large photos it tied up an office PC for a good 36 hours. I g...
by tech_monkey
Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Serial connectivity
Replies: 8
Views: 3786

Re: Serial connectivity

I posted a similar question a while ago. on this forum. http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... =63&t=5219,
and there is also this one as well http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... f=9&t=2565
by tech_monkey
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Parcel force epic fail!
Replies: 29
Views: 9247

Re: Parcel force epic fail!

Sounds about right. Similar thing happened to me years ago which is why I now call them Parcel Farce.
by tech_monkey
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Free Order Code
Replies: 35
Views: 8830

Re: Free Order Code

someone was selling one on ebay last week.
by tech_monkey
Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 839
Views: 434018

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

by tech_monkey
Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 839
Views: 434018

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

Seems Oyyy.co.uk have sold out of lapdock for the moment. Oh and with the correct adapters I reckon you could use a USB Y cable. But first need to wait for my PI only 12 days left. And then wait for the lapdock, which might take longer. One thought using this method, I would be injecting 5V into the...
by tech_monkey
Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPIO and TTL serial
Replies: 22
Views: 49677

Re: GPIO and TTL serial

While doing further investigations on potential hardware needs came across this small PCB http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8745, considering that to build a resistor divider will cost about the same it looks like a good deal.
by tech_monkey
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Parcel force epic fail!
Replies: 29
Views: 9247

Re: Parcel force epic fail!

Now you know why I call them Parcel Farce.
by tech_monkey
Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Garage Door opener via phone dial?
Replies: 38
Views: 17912

Re: Garage Door opener via phone dial?

You could always buy a GSM/SMS gate opener.
http://www.quantekshop.co.uk/gsm%20gate ... oller.html and then interface the PI to this.
PAYG cards can be quite cheap these days, depending on where you live of course.
by tech_monkey
Thu May 31, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: SAM - another PI type device.
Replies: 2
Views: 790

SAM - another PI type device.

Another PI type device, not a surface to air missile. It seems before the PI there wasn't much out there and now there are loads of them. London bus syndrome??? Here are the links below. Also I wonder if stuff compiled for this may need less work to work on the PI or not. Theory is a wonderful thing...
by tech_monkey
Wed May 30, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 839
Views: 434018

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

Would it be easy to use one of those Y type usb cables for connecting to the pi and the dock. These are normally for USb hard drive to provide extra power, plus usb conectivity.
http://www.lindy.co.uk/1m-usb-cable-dua ... 31784.html
by tech_monkey
Tue May 29, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Raspberry Pi always on
Replies: 15
Views: 17350

Re: Raspberry Pi always on

another way to switch a pc on remotely is to use a network connected relay. As long as you can access to relay box via the internet you can then login to it, point to the relay you want on and it does the rest. AVIOSYS make some interesting products that might be what you are after. http://www.avios...
by tech_monkey
Tue May 29, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: "official" case compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 3398

Re: "official" case compatibility

Why not use some blobs of Blu-tac or similar to secure it to the desk.
by tech_monkey
Thu May 24, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SD Card size
Replies: 2
Views: 3791

Re: SD Card size

Thanks for the offer, but unless you really want to do it, I will just buy a 4Gb SD card. Though I may not be the only one who has a couple of 1Gb cards lying around.
Once again thanks for the offer.
by tech_monkey
Thu May 24, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 108168

Re: Invitation to order from RS

Got my invite Friday 18th May. And I registered on release day sometime after 17:00. Can't remember exactly when. My order number is 277XX. Expected arrival time is three weeks.
by tech_monkey
Thu May 24, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SD Card size
Replies: 2
Views: 3791

SD Card size

What's the minimum SD Card size for the Debian squeeze or Arch Linux distro's. I have quite a few 1GB SD cards and I do have a 4Gb TF card somewhere, can't find it at the moment.
Pi is arriving within 3 weeks.
by tech_monkey
Thu May 24, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The most expensive R-Pi of the world!
Replies: 87
Views: 16999

Re: The most expensive R-Pi of the world!

Isn't the extra DHL cost import and customs duty, rather than an extra delivery tax. And you would probably have had to pay something similar via UPS or FEDEX.
by tech_monkey
Fri May 11, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RasPi as universal Remote
Replies: 36
Views: 24184

Re: RasPi as universal Remote

Remote Central is a good place for all things remotey.
by tech_monkey
Fri May 11, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Pi+Cybot or is that Pi-bot
Replies: 10
Views: 3990

Re: Pi+Cybot or is that Pi-bot

Been looking a bit more into the possibility of this, and it looks feasible. a few people have done it with Arduinos.

Just need to find the best way to interface everything.
by tech_monkey
Fri May 11, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: radio conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 4204

Re: radio conversion

<t>Nice idea for a project.<br/> <br/> This USB volume control might be interesting for you.<br/> <br/> Or this circuit board.<br/> <br/> Another option instead of a mouse is to use a usb joypad, preferable one with analogue controls, and hack this.  That way you get more buttons, if you need them a...
by tech_monkey
Thu May 10, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Pi+Cybot or is that Pi-bot
Replies: 10
Views: 3990

Re: Pi+Cybot or is that Pi-bot

<t>Remember that magazine where you built a robot called Cybot, or Cybor as it was called in Spain.<br/> <br/> Well I still have a partly built one. a house move and the birth of our daughter at the time meant I didn't have time to finish it. I have all the magazines and bits. So I was wondering whe...
by tech_monkey
Wed May 09, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: web access for house control
Replies: 11
Views: 5495

Re: web access for house control

Why not try posting in the automated home forum.
by tech_monkey
Sun May 06, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why Pi?
Replies: 13
Views: 4659

Re: Why Pi?

<t>The reasons are many:<br/> <br/> 1. You can use them to teach spreadsheet design, database design, presentation design etc. The software is free, Libre Office is excellent.<br/> <br/> 2. Teach programming skills, from Java, Python, Gambas, and many many more.<br/> <br/> 3. Teach interfacing, desi...
by tech_monkey
Sat May 05, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Stackable Pi
Replies: 11
Views: 3811

Re: Stackable Pi

Ok this is for mini-itx boards but you could do something similar for the Pi.

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