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by jfornango
Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:41 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: OBD-II STN1110
Replies: 38
Views: 36409

Re: OBD-II STN1110

Syndicate, that is a spiffy piece of development work. Just out of curiosity, what would this board be retailing for? I've been thinking of something like this as a possible Pi project, though I was looking at the display and command interface, rather than the hardware side. Some slick graphics for ...
by jfornango
Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB/NIC Alignment
Replies: 3
Views: 555

USB/NIC Alignment

I went through seven screens of topics and didn't see this. If it's a repeat of something older, I do apologize. So far, I love my Pi. Easy to work with, easy to add to. I've only found one little issue. The NIC sits in alignment with the edge of the board, but the USB extends past the edge by a sig...
by jfornango
Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: DS1307 hwclock -r problem
Replies: 17
Views: 33687

Re: DS1307 hwclock -r problem

stupid question: Did you remember to write the current time to the RTC? (hwclock -w)
by jfornango
Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Mounting screws
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Re: Mounting screws

https://www.adafruit.com/products/1116
(also used for mounting the RPi)
by jfornango
Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: DS1307 hwclock -r problem
Replies: 17
Views: 33687

Re: DS1307 hwclock -r problem

UU? That changes things. I remember seeing that when I was getting mine set up. Can't remember where in the troubleshooting I found it (currently at work, so I can't get to my notes). Let me run down the setup and see if you missed something (I seem to remember that was my problem). As root (sudo -s...
by jfornango
Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: DS1307 hwclock -r problem
Replies: 17
Views: 33687

Re: DS1307 hwclock -r problem

Longer discussion on the DS1307 here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=16218&p=269238&hilit=DS1307#p269238 I hit this too, and found an interesting quirk. Try this: sudo -s hwclock -r I'll bet you a Cup-O-Ramen that you get the time. Page 18 of the thread I listed has a discuss...
by jfornango
Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: St. Louis and Surrounding Areas
Replies: 13
Views: 2074

Re: St. Louis and Surrounding Areas

What part of down are you in?
I live out by Westport, so I can get around fairly easily.
by jfornango
Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Tutorial: Add a Real Time Clock to the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 113
Views: 110811

Re: Tutorial: Add a Real Time Clock to the Raspberry Pi

So... between the AdaFruit tutorial and this thread, I've got my RTC up and running. (thank you to everyone). I just need to write a document to put everything in order so the results can be reproduced. However, I've noticed two things that are kind of gnawing on my brain. 1> hwclock -r returns the ...
by jfornango
Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: STICKY: HOWTO: Create Custom HDMI modes
Replies: 170
Views: 182173

Re: Custom HDMI modes

Ok... got an odd one. Raspberry Pi, Rev 3 (China) running the latest Raspian with all firmware updates mentioned above. HDMI works great on my big Vizio in the living room. However, on my Insignia in the office, I don't get much. Config.txt is # uncomment if you get no picture on HDMI for a default ...
by jfornango
Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer
Replies: 557
Views: 224931

Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Quick question: Is there any reason, that you can think of, that I wouldn't be able to make one of the OSes on a BB card an Android install? I am looking to set up a sampler card with Raspian, XBMC, RISC and Razdroid (each on a 2GB partition). I realize that this is ambitious, and I have a lot more ...
by jfornango
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Short Crust Case
Replies: 65
Views: 48978

Re: Short Crust Case

Sorry to hear the funding fell through. :( realtek, look at page one of the thread. There is a slot for the GPIO ribbon to feed through. If you look at the design, this wasn't intended to be a developer case (constantly in and out and changing things). It is a very nicely finished production case, u...
by jfornango
Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: flash player
Replies: 8
Views: 53819

Re: flash player

Turns out that Adobe is dropping LINUX altogether.
Went to install Flash on my new Pi. Adobe has a big notice on tehir download page that Flash 11.2 is the last version to support LINUX.

Time to start learning HTML5. :roll:
by jfornango
Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Add-ons
Topic: RS232 Shield With Raspberry Pi
Replies: 10
Views: 27461

Re: RS232 Shield With Raspberry Pi

Sweet little board.

You'll need to pay attention to your project, though. I checked XBit's website. The board is available with either a 5V or 3V3 level shifter.
by jfornango
Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Add-ons
Topic: Intentional Hub Back-feeding
Replies: 4
Views: 1948

Re: Intentional Hub Back-feeding

I've been eyeing that USB strip for a while. Nice choice. If you look further down the page, you'll note that they bundle it with a 2A wall wart, for a little over $10 USD. Quite a bargain. 2A would be enough to run the Pi, a WiFi dongle, a Bluetooth dongle and even feed into a breadboard for a 5V f...
by jfornango
Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Add-ons
Topic: Pi Heatsink
Replies: 12
Views: 8576

Re: Pi Heatsink

Yeah, the "yellow block" is capacitor C11. Simply having something extend over shouldn't hurt it, but do be aware that if the heatsink makes contact, you could short it out. And where capacitors are concerned, shorts can lead to spectacular failures (think sparks, smoke and popping sounds). No, heat...
by jfornango
Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Add-ons
Topic: Serial via the GPIO
Replies: 16
Views: 4350

Re: Serial via the GPIO

Well... duh! :roll:
Wow.. haven't worked at the circuit level in almost 20 years. It's amazing the things you can forget.

I (and my Pi) thank both of you fine gentlemen for saving us from an inpromptu barbeque. :lol:
by jfornango
Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: Cases
Topic: ModMyPi Mk.2 USB Hub, 2.5'' HDD, Patch Bay, On/Off - Ideas
Replies: 133
Views: 100043

Re: ModMyPi Mk.2 USB Hub, 2.5'' HDD, Patch Bay, On/Off - Ide

Looking long term, and I realize that this would boost the price (maybe make it an option?), but you might consider replacing the window over the Pi with a small screen?

I say "long term" because I know this would be best to wait until the Foundation gets a DSI solution released.
by jfornango
Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: St. Louis and Surrounding Areas
Replies: 13
Views: 2074

Re: St. Louis and Surrounding Areas

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Jam, as in "Raspberry Jam."

Though breaking out the synth software is a definite possibility. :ugeek:
by jfornango
Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: Add-ons
Topic: Serial via the GPIO
Replies: 16
Views: 4350

Re: Serial via the GPIO

I was considering using my Pi as a small-form terminal for configuring Ciscos. I figure it beats lugging a laptop out to client sites all the time. Anyway, I was trying to decide what the best software to use under Raspian would be. Like any good geek, I started by searching the forums, which brough...
by jfornango
Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Add-ons
Topic: More ethernet ports ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1127

Re: More ethernet ports ?

Also, the onboard ether port (Rev B) is only 10/100.
by jfornango
Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Add-ons
Topic: Heat Dissipation and Cooling for the Pi
Replies: 23
Views: 28767

Re: Heat Dissipation and Cooling for the Pi

I know Lob0's head will implode, but this is not a case of "one or the other." Thermaldynamics is just that; "dynamic." The statement, "This device does not require cooling," is good only to a point. As a server admin, I know this game all too well. What that statement means, statistically, is that ...
by jfornango
Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: St. Louis and Surrounding Areas
Replies: 13
Views: 2074

Re: St. Louis and Surrounding Areas

Sounds like a possibility. What part of town are you looking at?
(I'm good as long as it takes less than an hour to get there)

My schedule is a little erratic right now. Once we get clear of all these federal holidays, though, I'll be free on Sundays and Thursdays.
by jfornango
Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: SPI LCD on Pi
Replies: 15
Views: 34831

Re: SPI LCD on Pi

so... right off the bat, I noticed that this screen in the video is not a sainsmart device. That will change things a bit from the vid. Also, in looking at the Pi pins in use in the video, you will notice that he is using I2C, not SPI, so your hookup and code will be completely different. (if you ba...
by jfornango
Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: ArdEx - Using Arduino as i2c slave for expanded I/O
Replies: 12
Views: 8035

Re: ArdEx - Using Arduino as i2c slave for expanded I/O

Very nice. From all of us, thank you for all the hard work. :D
by jfornango
Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: DSI interface relative Problem.
Replies: 7
Views: 1548

Re: DSI interface relative Problem.

I'm also guessing this means that I shouldn't waste the effort trying to build a DSI-based display? C'est no bueno. That was going to be one of the first things I did; An RPi, battery pack and touch screen all built into a wrist module. Yes, it would have some mass to it, but for portable computing,...

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