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by jfornango
Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Interface Headers, flex circuits
Replies: 6
Views: 844

Re: Interface Headers, flex circuits

The one by the ethernet port is the Camera CSI header.
The one by the power is the Display DSI header.
by jfornango
Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Raspberry Pi to Arduino shields connection bridge
Replies: 24
Views: 26552

Re: Raspberry Pi to Arduino shields connection bridge

This is sweet. I've been eyeing the Arduino shields and modules as expanders for the RPi. You folks has a real winning product!

Question, if sales are successful, will you be looking to create similar backplanes for other platforms, such as the BeagleBone?
by jfornango
Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: two TFTs in action
Replies: 5
Views: 1938

Re: two TFTs in action

Finished reading the book. It's really more of an introductory guide, rather than an in-depth "this is what it can do" type of book. The most they say about the DSI port is that it exists, it is designed for flat panel displays (such as smartphones and tables) and that these types of displays are ra...
by jfornango
Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: two TFTs in action
Replies: 5
Views: 1938

Re: two TFTs in action

Can't get to the vids right now (corporate firewall blocks YT). However, if you are trying to not use the RCA or HDMI, then you are talking about using the DSI connector, or an outboard graphics device (through the USB, most likely). I'm reading through the RPi User Guide right now. Let me see if th...
by jfornango
Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Camera module! (And a picture of JamesH)
Replies: 431
Views: 134286

Re: Camera module! (And a picture of JamesH)

I don't see any problems with 5 MP. My trusty-rusty Kodak has 5 MP and gives me amazing detail.

You folks keep up the good work. You have our thanks for all the efforts.
by jfornango
Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Wow! First production enclosure just arrived
Replies: 35
Views: 10136

Re: Wow! First production enclosure just arrived

6 quid... About $9.50 US. A little more than 10%, but for a fitted case with some nice design features, worth the investment. As soon as I have my Pi in hand, I think I'll be ordering one of these.
by jfornango
Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Forum search internal filtering
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Forum search internal filtering

I was just trying to look up some info on the P5 connections for someone who had a question about it's capabilities. To my dismay, when I enter 'P5' into the Search and hit 'Enter', I get a message back saying that teh word 'P5' is being ignored because it "... too common." I know the forum software...
by jfornango
Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Rasberry Pi Controlled Quadrotor
Replies: 17
Views: 6805

Re: Rasberry Pi Controlled Quadrotor

I think you definitely want to consider splitting the functionality between two platforms. With the full LINUX OS on the RPi, I'd use that to drive the WiFi, GPS, compass and video camera. That puts communication and navigation together. I'd use an Arduino (maybe a Mega) to handle the gyro, accelero...
by jfornango
Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: car computer
Replies: 6
Views: 5308

Re: car computer

Two questions, where in the car does the RPi sit, and what are you using for WiFi (you didn't specify). My thoughts: If you are using a WiFi USB stub, and have the RPi/hub mounted out of the way (under the dash or a seat, or maybe in the boot... heaven forbid it's under the bonnet), I'm wondering if...
by jfornango
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Self Designed Case for Rapid Prototype
Replies: 10
Views: 3497

Re: Self Designed Case for Rapid Prototype

Check this thread for another idea on how to secure the board. http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 40&t=13808
by jfornango
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: DIY Adafuit Pi Box
Replies: 6
Views: 7597

Re: DIY Adafuit Pi Box

Lexan? so, it's bullet-proof too? :lol:
by jfornango
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Panel mount connectors
Replies: 6
Views: 5197

Re: Panel mount connectors

Found all of your connectors over at DigiKey: small dual USB riser: http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/MUSB-C111-30/MUSB-C111-30-ND/1242676 SD/MMC Card reader: http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/101-00565-64/101-00565-64-ND/2187074 RJ-45: http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/1-338088...
by jfornango
Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: raspberry pi shuffle case
Replies: 4
Views: 2378

Re: raspberry pi shuffle case

It's about time an Apple product did something useful. :lol:
by jfornango
Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Coolblock extra's!
Replies: 25
Views: 10928

Re: Coolblock extra's!

Here's an idea... extend the cooling plate past the edges, then mill a tray to go under it. Case & cooling in one! I think the cooling fins as the case top would be fairly nice, and that lends itself to automotive mounting (maybe a couple of countersunk mounting holes in the bottom plate? Just my $....
by jfornango
Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The sub £5 DIY Pi Case
Replies: 12
Views: 11015

Re: The sub £5 DIY Pi Case

Most impressive, and in the perfect price range for a DIY project.
by jfornango
Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Frosted PI
Replies: 5
Views: 2795

Re: Frosted PI

Your URL is incomplete... but the project sounds spiffy.
by jfornango
Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Self Designed Case for Rapid Prototype
Replies: 10
Views: 3497

Re: Self Designed Case for Rapid Prototype

Very slick. And, you have found my only complaint about the RPi, no mounting holes. On the plus side, I have some toughts on getting around this. Thought 1: I have seen nylon standoffs that are side-clip, instead of top screw. A couple of those with some mounting holes in the base would have you set...
by jfornango
Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Raspberry Pi Pack of Icontrollpad 2
Replies: 2
Views: 1523

Re: Raspberry Pi Pack of Icontrollpad 2

Ooo... that looks like fun...


..And someone has ported Doom to the Galaxy!! :lol:
by jfornango
Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Relay card for GPIO
Replies: 12
Views: 12667

Re: Relay card for GPIO

I would assume that the first thing you want to do is put any of these in a case with panel-mounted connectors to the powered side of things. Still, these are all sweet. I've seen plenty of projects that try to directly power 5V devices from the GPIO. The first recommendation I always give is to put...
by jfornango
Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Script for actual power consumption?
Replies: 3
Views: 1699

Re: Script for actual power consumption?

Does the Pi even have the circuitry needed to monitor its own power usage?

I remember seeing some hardware monitor utilities in several LINUX distros. You might do some menu surfing to see if you can find one as part of the OS. If the board is capable of doing it, then the utilities should work.
by jfornango
Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I would like to run CUPS, Which software/OS?
Replies: 5
Views: 1706

Re: I would like to run CUPS, Which software/OS?

Yeah, I've run CUPS on mandrake and I remember seeing it in my Ubuntu setup.
Any *NIX system should have it. If it's not part of the base install, look in the distro library that you installed from.
by jfornango
Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Software for Midi Keyboard piano practice
Replies: 3
Views: 3966

Re: Software for Midi Keyboard piano practice

M-Audio Keystation-88, an excellent controller. I have one driving my studio setup.
It uses the basic MIDI driver in Windows, so I suspect any MIDI software should work.

You might try looking here: http://tldp.org/HOWTO/MIDI-HOWTO-8.html
or here: http://linux-sound.org/midi.html
by jfornango
Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: RGB LED strips????
Replies: 25
Views: 31424

Re: RGB LED strips????

I took a closer look at the link at the top of the thread. While they are using an Arduino to control the strip, you will notice that they are using a set of MOSFETS to act as stepper switches. The Arduino sets the power scale, then the MOSFET applies the scale to the full power to the RGB strip. In...
by jfornango
Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PBX in a box
Replies: 5
Views: 5790

Re: PBX in a box

I was poking around various robotics forums over the weekend. Someone has already strapped the LEGO Mindstorms controller brick to the RPi. Using the LEGO module as the interface for sensors and motor control is great.

A terrific demonstration of convergent technologies.
by jfornango
Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: CSI camera/DSI display
Replies: 23
Views: 29083

Re: CSI camera/DSI display

All of my televisions (even the new panel type) have composite, component and HDMI input. As for such a powerful platform having shortcomings, remember, this board was designed arouns a budget, not features. It has all of the basics already there (I/O and networking), provisions to expand within the...

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