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by bugsy_malone 666
Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows Programs on Rpi2?
Replies: 13
Views: 1716

Re: Windows Programs on Rpi2?

What I want to do is use my pi, then there is this little mini project I'd like to explore with it. I have a dual core laptop with 4gb of ram, a dual core water cooled desktop with 6gb of ram and an 2x 4core 8gb of ram goliath of a desktop/server that I could easily use. I even have a dual core low ...
by bugsy_malone 666
Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows Programs on Rpi2?
Replies: 13
Views: 1716

Windows Programs on Rpi2?

I'm not talking about your latest versions of Photoshop CS here or rendering Toystory, but I was looking into more stuff from around the 2002 era like Photoshop lol, back then it was version 5, my PC was like 200mhz with 64mb ram and windows ME, I then upgraded to a 1100mhz 512mb ram beast, which I ...
by bugsy_malone 666
Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I feel like betrayed
Replies: 126
Views: 14332

Re: I feel like betrayed

I think I know how you feel, for me though its more that the pi2 and pi3 are the same price! Essentially though, if you have had a pi2 for 2 months, why are you worried, what are you using your Pi2 for that a Pi3 would be that much better about? I'm thinking that having only bought a Pi2 a month ago...
by bugsy_malone 666
Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Q&A thread
Replies: 457
Views: 205232

Re: The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Q&A thread

Seems like the Pi foundation are getting the pi to tablet like hardware performance specs (most tablets have 1gb of memory and are 1300mhz quad core) and this is great. So people moaning about memory probably need to stop and think. Back in 1990 the average computer was in the 10-20mhz single core w...
by bugsy_malone 666
Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Input video from car head unit
Replies: 2
Views: 643

Re: Input video from car head unit

So your looking to make your cars navigation look better by putting in a better screen and a raspberry pi? If so that might not really work because you'd be limited by the nav systems output in the first place. Next up is how do you know its a low resolution screen? If your basing the assumption on ...
by bugsy_malone 666
Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Small rechargeable battery for project?
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: Small rechargeable battery for project?

I think you may struggle to find a 1.6oz battery. I looked at something that said 1.6oz is about 45g, which is the average weight of an 18650 lithium ion battery. That said something like a mobile phone battery may give slightly better weight to power ratio, but then you also have to think that any ...
by bugsy_malone 666
Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PI2 -- HD camcorder?
Replies: 2
Views: 833

Re: PI2 -- HD camcorder?

Maybe have a look at this: http://raspi.tv/tag/raspberry-pi-camcorder The guy built a camcorder of sorts which is button controlled, but equally he also added bluetooth connectivity so you remote into it. I used his instructions/code and modded it enough to be a CCTV camera that could record for upt...
by bugsy_malone 666
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pin 23, whats it configured for?
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Re: Pin 23, whats it configured for?

Ok so I have had a look at everything again and found a mistake but am now slightly more mystified. So my fan wouldnt turn off because the earth was connected to the same side of the transistor as the earth it was supposed to connect to! So then I rewired it so one side of the transistor has the inp...
by bugsy_malone 666
Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pin 23, whats it configured for?
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Re: Pin 23, whats it configured for?

Strangely according to raspi-config, SPI is disabled :confused: I have used pin 23 and pin 24 which apparently are part of the SPI interface, but under raspi-config you can set spi to be loaded automatically or disabled, I checked and it said it was disabled. I really dont want to have to resolder i...
by bugsy_malone 666
Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pin 23, whats it configured for?
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Pin 23, whats it configured for?

I only ask because I decided to use it to control something (a transistor) but basically the thing is permanently on. I also get an error about it already being in use?
by bugsy_malone 666
Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rehash old topic of shutdown circuit
Replies: 7
Views: 1140

Re: Rehash old topic of shutdown circuit

I have found that the battery packs come in mixed varieties. I have one excellent 5 cell pack (that I bought as a shell and filled myself with batteries) which can be charged while outputting, this is great for a UPS style pack. I also have an 8 cell one which will either charge or discharge but not...
by bugsy_malone 666
Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Outdoor casing for Pi 2 and Sense HAT
Replies: 6
Views: 5525

Re: Outdoor casing for Pi 2 and Sense HAT

When you say outdoor case, what sort of use are we talking about here?

Ultimately I would just suggest getting an IP65 rated enclosure and make mounts inside yourself, but depends on what your going to use it for?
by bugsy_malone 666
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rehash old topic of shutdown circuit
Replies: 7
Views: 1140

Re: Rehash old topic of shutdown circuit

Sounds great and I did something similar with a model A for 6 months outside. I wish I had managed a better solution with shut downs, I had umpteen brown outs (roughly once a week as it was running on batteries only) and that shortens the life span alot! There are a few things I might suggest you lo...
by bugsy_malone 666
Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi to Digital Photo Frame
Replies: 4
Views: 1452

Re: Raspberry Pi to Digital Photo Frame

Well if you look at one of the pictures further down the page, theres a pic of one with wires on it, you'll see the connection. at the bottom has red/black/yellow/white, Now I was guessing but that seems like a power/ground/video/other connection. There isnt alot of information to be fair and I had ...
by bugsy_malone 666
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just bought my second Pi 2
Replies: 13
Views: 2268

Re: Just bought my second Pi 2

Congrats, but 2 Pis is not an addiction. Now if you had 20 Pis, then we could discuss a possible addiction. I have an A, 2x B, 2x B+, Pi2B and a Zero, which for some reason each time i see older A and B models cheap on ebay I kind of snap them up wanting to make good use of them for the next projec...
by bugsy_malone 666
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Use Pi As Capture Card?
Replies: 12
Views: 28698

Re: Use Pi As Capture Card?

what are you playing on? I know Xbox360 has video out as well as HDMI and surely you could get a cheap USB grabber for under 20 quid and do it that way maybe.
by bugsy_malone 666
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi to Digital Photo Frame
Replies: 4
Views: 1452

Re: Raspberry Pi to Digital Photo Frame

So had a quick look online and came across this: http://www.wayengineer.com/7-inch-drive-board-at070tn07-hsd070i651-lr070ba-a070fw03-p-3160.html#.VrIVtVWsW1w Which apparently will work with display LR070BA13, which is the number on the back of your display. I have a 10.1" john lewis photo frame, I w...
by bugsy_malone 666
Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Adding ethernet to Raspberry PI Zero
Replies: 33
Views: 6437

Re: Adding ethernet to Raspberry PI Zero

So maybe I have missed the point but:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Micro-USB-to- ... Sw8-tWVCsG

Its under £3, gives you RJ45 Lan 10/100 and 3 USB ports.
by bugsy_malone 666
Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Trouble logging in
Replies: 15
Views: 2399

Re: Raspberry zero

[email protected]:~$ is the command line. Like working in terminal on Linux platforms. Are you trying to get to a graphical interface? If so then I dont think its available with the Lite version, you would need to install a full version, alternatively it depends on what your plan is, but it doesnt soun...
by bugsy_malone 666
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How much load will the Pi's 3.3v GPIO pin supply?
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: How much load will the Pi's 3.3v GPIO pin supply?

Its not just the pi, as I know it'll happily working in a black box in a sunny desert all day, its a bit torrent server so its a combination of the 5v stepdown power supply, usb hub and the hard drive along with the pi, I was surprised at how warm the whole setup got when it was working, but on idle...
by bugsy_malone 666
Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How much load will the Pi's 3.3v GPIO pin supply?
Replies: 3
Views: 503

How much load will the Pi's 3.3v GPIO pin supply?

The reason I ask is, I am building a little bit torrent server and testing has show the pi and its power supply do generate a little heat, so in the interest in keeping temperatures down I thought if I have a tiny fan (30x30x5)in the case (about the size of a good book!) would be enough to keep the ...
by bugsy_malone 666
Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Zeros Now Available
Replies: 71
Views: 8930

Re: Zeros Now Available

So part of me wonders how many zeros pimoroni were allocated, as they seem to have managed to sell out of everything in 7 hours (probably less).

I think I am lucky I managed to order a Zero kit!
by bugsy_malone 666
Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Zeros Now Available
Replies: 71
Views: 8930

Re: Zeros Now Available

Ok interesting, you can buy a kit but not an individual one :S soI have managed to buy one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally after 2 months!
by bugsy_malone 666
Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Zeros Now Available
Replies: 71
Views: 8930

Re: Zeros Now Available

I got on the site and saw 17 in stock, clicked ad to basket, went to checkout, sold out. went back to the first page, 7 in stock, why am I not allowed to buy 1?!

:(

I see Pi Hut dont have any yet :(
by bugsy_malone 666
Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So the next batch of Zeros?
Replies: 52
Views: 7949

Re: So the next batch of Zeros?

see despite having a twitter account, I just done use it. Clearly thats the way forward. It looks like a lot, but demand is clearly a lot higher that than supply! I guess I have a curiosity as they why everyone wants millions of the zeros all at once, sure they are small, but so is an A+, its just i...

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