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by Wizard
Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Multi-lingual forum and its downsides...
Replies: 2
Views: 677

Re: Multi-lingual forum and its downsides...

No comments from mods/staff?
by Wizard
Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: CESIL controlled Xmas tree...
Replies: 1
Views: 746

Re: CESIL controlled Xmas tree...

My tree is happily blinking away in some kind of psychedelic colours! :D

(but the snowflakes I added in the background interferes with the tree-graphics so I'll have to find a way around that one...)

We'll see if I can churn something out for the competition or not... ;)
by Wizard
Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: DSP PROGRAMMING ON RASPBERRY PI
Replies: 4
Views: 3055

Re: DSP PROGRAMMING ON RASPBERRY PI

Well it does have a DSP, it's just not accessible (yet). From the wiki: DSP core: There is a DSP, but there isn't currently a public API (Liz thinks the BC team are keen to make one available at some point) Wow! That's something I had missed... If one could get access to a DSP on the Raspi then we'...
by Wizard
Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Multi-lingual forum and its downsides...
Replies: 2
Views: 677

Multi-lingual forum and its downsides...

The forum is now very multi-lingual which is great for those who don't speak English. However, I often find myself clicking a title (in more or less perfect English) only to be faced with a thread in German, Spanish etc etc. This is not a major issue but I suspect many of us uses the link "New Posts...
by Wizard
Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry 500 / Amiga Pi ?
Replies: 95
Views: 32137

Re: Raspberry 500 / Amiga Pi ?

Don't forget that many computers nowadays power USB even if the computer is turned off.
This is certainly the case of all my laptops but then I always put them in hibernate mode... (restarts are for whimps who like to play safe ;) )
by Wizard
Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry 500 / Amiga Pi ?
Replies: 95
Views: 32137

Re: Raspberry 500 / Amiga Pi ?

Can somebody please confirm if this will work at the bios level on a pc? I have been putting this together on a netbook and I could not get into the bios using the amiga keyboard. I have yet to test it on a proper motherboard. Thanks :) This has got nothing to do with the host computer you're conne...
by Wizard
Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: "Made in China" Raspberry Pi
Replies: 36
Views: 11115

Re: "Made in China" Raspberry Pi

THose caps are a bit fragile, but in fact the board will work without them. Note that there are 10k's of Raspi's coming out of China per week, so counting all the 'dodgy' boards and you still have a tiny percentage. Yes, I know it'll work without that capacitor but one would hope it wouldn't fall o...
by Wizard
Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: "Made in China" Raspberry Pi
Replies: 36
Views: 11115

Re: "Made in China" Raspberry Pi

I also received two China-made Raspberry Pi's yesterday after nearly six months waiting... ...and as a bonus one doubled up as a maracas :lol: I have a black belt in soldering so putting the cap back on the board wasn't a biggie but counting all the dodgy boards delivered from China one must begin t...
by Wizard
Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: 10" Touch Screen for Raspi on route shortly!
Replies: 44
Views: 57944

Re: 10" Touch Screen for Raspi on route shortly!

My display is pretty much on par with my Asus Transformer TF700T - which has one of the best, if not the best, display on the market. The display comes with a light sensor attached that I still haven't given much focus... Perhaps that's a source of config? I was about to put my 10" panel in my car b...
by Wizard
Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi Idea, Private Wiki Server [video]
Replies: 5
Views: 3485

Re: RPi Idea, Private Wiki Server [video]

Most people only read the forums but never respond. I'm running a very large forum with 6000+ users and the most traffic is generated by "guest" account - for reading. Sometimes a post gets no response only due to the fact that there's nothing to discuss. Perhaps your solution was complete and every...
by Wizard
Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: 10" Touch Screen for Raspi on route shortly!
Replies: 44
Views: 57944

Re: 10" Touch Screen for Raspi on route shortly!

Has anyone thought of booting rasbmc with the touchscreen, it seems a more touch friendly interface and it is built on rasbian so will work with the drivers. Hoping for one of these for christmas! :D Well... My initial reason for buying the touch screen was to have a in-bed-entertainment-system wit...
by Wizard
Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: 50 extra IO (16 analogs) for £8
Replies: 63
Views: 16319

Re: 50 extra IO (16 analogs) for £8

Any plans for making Espruino Open Source?

I could see myself using this on my ste32f3 board but I'd be itching to tweak some functions or add my own features...
by Wizard
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry 500 / Amiga Pi ?
Replies: 95
Views: 32137

Re: Raspberry 500 / Amiga Pi ?

olaf wrote:Hi,
I replaced the "digitalRead" calls with "PINB" and lowered the handshake time to 10ms.
It still runs fine with no problems and it's incredible fast! (1ms also works).

snip

cheers
Olaf
Nicely done there Olaf! :)
by Wizard
Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Display Settings
Replies: 2
Views: 3005

Re: Display Settings

Composite video does not support changing the video mode.
For PAL you're stuck with 576i and for NTSC 480i

i.e normal TV modes.

For other resolutions you must utilize HDMI.
by Wizard
Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: headless model C
Replies: 20
Views: 4008

Re: headless model C

The Raspberry Pi is intended to get kids tinkering again, not creating bare minimum super slimmed cheap hw for small production runs... We can use the Raspberry Pi for the above second statement but don't expect the foundation to alter the hw layout to suit your needs. It was mentioned that it took ...
by Wizard
Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Running JAVA .JAR file.
Replies: 6
Views: 2303

Re: Running JAVA .JAR file.

Have you tried a try - catch statement and printing the exception? If not it will give you detailed information on why it's failing... try { ... connection = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:sqlite:/home/pi/Desktop/links.db"); ... } catch (Exception e) { System.out.println(e.getMessage()); }
by Wizard
Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry 500 / Amiga Pi ?
Replies: 95
Views: 32137

Re: Raspberry 500 / Amiga Pi ?

A few ms can probably be shaved off but I'll consult my Amiga Hardware Reference Manual later tonight. (The blue Amiga bible!!!) Here you'll find the files for Arduino 1.5 Make sure you put the correct files where they should be. sam files: http://arrendegarden.se/raspi/USBAPI.h http://arrendegarden...
by Wizard
Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Survey Spam
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Re: Survey Spam

I also get this crap I've NOT ticked any boxes with "you are allowed to send me emails".
Not acceptable.
by Wizard
Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Did someone say CESIL?
Replies: 10
Views: 2883

Re: Did someone say CESIL?

Oh gawd, CESIL - "Computer Education in Schools Instructional Language"... You tell that to the kids of today.... and they wouldn't believe a word of it! Kids today think producing html is programming... and not a dtd to SGML, which they've never heard of. Assembler is unheard of and C is the name ...
by Wizard
Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Did someone say CESIL?
Replies: 10
Views: 2883

Re: Did someone say CESIL?

CECIL didn't travel too far outside UK, did it? We started with 8502 asm and later 68k asm but that was quite a few years later... In school we were given a really shitty system called Compis (friend) and had to write COMAL and turbo pascal in CP/M-86 and although the idea was good, the implementati...
by Wizard
Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Many forum timeouts lately...
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Many forum timeouts lately...

Recently there's been a lot of timeouts from raspberrypi.org and today and tonight it's been worse than ever.
Is it local or are you seeing this as well?
by Wizard
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Android small computers
Replies: 27
Views: 5154

Re: Android small computers

There is no comparison between the RPi and the MK802II. The MK802II is much faster in every way and has access to the Play Market. It plays video well and streams video easily from my Mac. Well... I find Raspberry Pi a lot faster and crisper when it comes to render video with the GPU than my MK802 ...
by Wizard
Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: Project: Android JB 4.1 with Hardware acceleration
Replies: 126
Views: 98042

Re: Project: Android JB 4.1 with Hardware acceleration

Mostly right! Only error is that Broadcom are working very hard on Android! I meant working with Android for Raspberry Pi, not in general ;) My purpose with the post was to highlight the fact that just because something's possible it doesn't automatically mean that it'll happen. It's expensive to p...
by Wizard
Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:43 am
Forum: Android
Topic: Project: Android JB 4.1 with Hardware acceleration
Replies: 126
Views: 98042

Re: Project: Android JB 4.1 with Hardware acceleration

Maby the absence of Android support is down to the fact that it's not at all prio? I work professionally with Android development at one of the biggest companies that manufactures Android phones and I have never really thought of Android in the same sentence as Raspberry Pi... Yes it would be nice i...
by Wizard
Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I need a RaspBerry PI. :/
Replies: 19
Views: 2547

Re: I need a RaspBerry PI. :/

Hi Do you have all hardware needed for your aquarium project apart from the Raspberry Pi? It would be sad if you failed on such a small thing... Perhaps I could part with one of mine because young boys and girls should be able to do little projects and follow them through without being stopped by th...

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