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by rbn
Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic Pi and Minecraft. A great combination!
Replies: 7
Views: 3440

Re: Sonic Pi and Minecraft. A great combination!

Malman35 wrote:Well has it come out yet!!!! :D :lol: :D :lol: if not I can't wait. imagine you walk into a dinner built in minecraft and it starts playing retro music :lol: You could also make adventure story with background music :D
Sonic PI 2.5 now released
by rbn
Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic Pi and Minecraft. A great combination!
Replies: 7
Views: 3440

Sonic Pi and Minecraft. A great combination!

SONIC PI 2.5 NOW RELEASED The upcoming version 2.5 of Sonic Pi (due later this week?) features a link to Minecraft, whereby Sonic Pi can control Minecraft. This gives an alternative to using Python. You also have the advantage that you can play music while your Minecraft world unfolds. Works best on...
by rbn
Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Rassberry Pi and Jack audio
Replies: 70
Views: 63286

Re: Rassberry Pi and Jack audio

THis is an old thread, but I wonder if there is anyone out there who can help with adding mmap support to the driver for the IQAudiO Pi-DAC+ card which connects via the i2s bus.
I would like to use this with Sonic PI, but it won't connect via jackd because it doesn't support mmap.
by rbn
Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic Pi. sample voices, and rounds medley
Replies: 0
Views: 861

Sonic Pi. sample voices, and rounds medley

Just written article on creating single-sample based voices for Sonic Pi in a very streamlined manner. Example program included The same article goes on to develop a program which can play up to 26 different musical rounds using 5 sample based voices. https://rbnrpi.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/sonic-pi...
by rbn
Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: missing taskbar on latest raspbian on Pi2
Replies: 1
Views: 1054

SOLVED missing taskbar on latest raspbian on Pi2

Solved it. It turned out to be a very bizzare thing. I had recently installed netatalk on tje PI so that I could mount the home directory directly on my Mac. (I usually use an nfs share to a synology nas share which both mac and pi access). This apparently plastered .AppleDouble folders all over my ...
by rbn
Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: missing taskbar on latest raspbian on Pi2
Replies: 1
Views: 1054

missing taskbar on latest raspbian on Pi2

I am fortunate enough to have two Pi2. Both are running the latest distribution dated Feb 15 2015. On one of them the taskbar has disappeared. It was there previously. It is not just hidden as I have tried moving the mouse against each side of the screen. I don't think it is screen configuration as ...
by rbn
Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: jackd and IQaudio i2s-bus card not working
Replies: 2
Views: 1482

jackd and IQaudio i2s-bus card not working

I have an IQaudio dac+ card and am trying to get it to work with Sonic Pi. This (normally) uses jackd to connect to the inbuilt BCM2835 sound module, but I can't get jackd to connect to the IQaudio card. It says mmap-based access is not possible for this card. Anyone managed to get this to work or h...
by rbn
Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: IQaudio DAC and jackd problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1569

IQaudio DAC and jackd problem

I am trying to get an IQaudioDacplus board to work with jackd so that it will work with Sonic Pi. The board wihc is running on a Pi2 and configured using the boot overlay iqaudio-dacplus-overlay.dtb works fine. It shows up as the default alsa device using aplay -l card 0: IQaudIODAC [IQAudIODAC] and...
by rbn
Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: connecting RPi to iPhone 6 IOS 8.1.3 hotspot by WiFi
Replies: 7
Views: 10237

Re: connecting RPi to iPhone 6 IOS 8.1.3 hotspot by WiFi

Try just the reduced wpa file first. That may be enough. I did the other because I didn't like the substitution of the __ Also not 100% certain about the backup thing, although mine did take a LONG time when a did a subsequent backup. I just put that in as a warning. I didn't want to change it back ...
by rbn
Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: connecting RPi to iPhone 6 IOS 8.1.3 hotspot by WiFi
Replies: 7
Views: 10237

Re: connecting RPi to iPhone 6 IOS 8.1.3 hotspot by WiFi

Thanks for your response. As it happens I got it working last night. It appears that the iPhone doesn't like all the stuff that the PI WiFi Configuration utility puts into the wpa_supplication.conf file I stripped it down to the following ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev updat...
by rbn
Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic Pi Player
Replies: 0
Views: 661

Sonic Pi Player

Recently I did a project to control Sonic Pi via a mobile phone. http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=99940 I have now produced a local version of this jukebox program which you can download here https://gist.github.com/rbnpi/8011cc9edd18fd07e178 Why not also download the Finalist ...
by rbn
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: connecting RPi to iPhone 6 IOS 8.1.3 hotspot by WiFi
Replies: 7
Views: 10237

connecting RPi to iPhone 6 IOS 8.1.3 hotspot by WiFi

I've seen discussion on tethering an earlier iPhone to RPi via usb, but has anyone managed to connect to an iPhone 6 IOS 8.1.3 hotspot via WiFi? IT shows up OK in the gui WiFi configuration program, but won't connect. RPi connects without problem via wifi to my router. and my iPad connects OK to the...
by rbn
Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Sonic Pi Jukebox remote controlled
Replies: 1
Views: 1084

Re: Sonic Pi Jukebox remote controlled

updated wrong link in this. Enjoy the right video now.
by rbn
Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Sonic Pi Jukebox remote controlled
Replies: 1
Views: 1084

Sonic Pi Jukebox remote controlled

Not sure how to categorise this so its in this section! Project consists of a Pi autobooting (headless) into Sonic Pi, which is controlled by a sonic-pi-cli interfaced to telegram by some lua code, which is in turn controlled by a mobile phone or tablet or desktop with the free telegram app installe...
by rbn
Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: RPi.GPIO needs later version for new Pi 2
Replies: 5
Views: 8445

Re: RPi.GPIO needs later version for new Pi 2

Ok re not using PWM
I wish I hadn't done an rpi-update. It kills Sonic Pi on the Pi 2. Sam Aaron is aware of this but doesn't yet know why. Can anyone give me the git hash for the firmware in the latest Raspian release on 31/1/2015 so that I can downgrade to it?
by rbn
Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: RPi.GPIO needs later version for new Pi 2
Replies: 5
Views: 8445

RPi.GPIO needs later version for new Pi 2

Existing module for RPi.GPIO in Raspian doesn't work on new Pi 2. AdaFruit blog has an article showing you how to upgrade until it is fixed. I have also seen comments that you may need to update firmware with sudo rpi-update to keep PWM happy. https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/02/05/how-to-fix-error-lo...
by rbn
Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Control GPIO connected devices from your phone
Replies: 0
Views: 683

Control GPIO connected devices from your phone

I have been developing a project using the free chat program telegram to control devices connected to the GPIO pins on my RPi. I found the idea on an instructables project (details in the article) and developed it, I used a red and a blue led and a buzzer from a CamJam Edukit#2 and used Python scrip...
by rbn
Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: BETT talk on Sonic Pi
Replies: 0
Views: 570

BETT talk on Sonic Pi

Here is a link to the talk I gave this morning on the Raspberry Pi HUB stand.
Also included are full details of all the resources I used including downloadable Sonic Pi code files.
The talk gave a flavour of what Sonic Pi can do and developed a four part round from scratch.
http://goo.gl/Ze8unz
by rbn
Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Try building the latest Sonic Pi
Replies: 0
Views: 617

Try building the latest Sonic Pi

Want to try the latest cutting edge Sonic Pi? This article walks you through building the latest development version on a Raspberry Pi. You don't have to wait for the next release. Can be installed and used quite happily alongside the released version. https://rbnrpi.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/how-to-...
by rbn
Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic PI. Code for 2 pieces: Bach & Bumble Bee!
Replies: 0
Views: 701

Sonic PI. Code for 2 pieces: Bach & Bumble Bee!

Added recently to my blog. Links and articles for: Sonic Pi 2.2 plays Bach Gigue in G minor: three versions http://rbnrpi.wordpress.com/2014/12/28/sonic-pi-2-2-plays-bach-gigue-in-g-minor-three-separate-versions/\ and Code to play Flight of the Bumble Bee using Xylophone and Piano sample generated v...
by rbn
Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic Pi 2.2 and other resources
Replies: 0
Views: 1171

Sonic Pi 2.2 and other resources

Sam Aaron has released Sonic Pi 2.2 So far you need to download it manually for RPi, but it will appear in the distribution before too long. You can download it from http://sonic-pi.net I have written a brief piece about it in my Blog http://rbnrpi.wordpress.com/2014/12/21/sonic-pi-2-2-is-published-...
by rbn
Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Two new techniques for using Sonic Pi
Replies: 0
Views: 714

Two new techniques for using Sonic Pi

I have just added an article to my blog http://rbnrpi.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/two-new-techniques-for-sonic-pi/ explaining how to add dynamic control (crescendos, diminuendos, changing levels for ff, p, mf etc) and also how to link workspaces together so that you can play them automatically one afte...
by rbn
Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: 3 new projects for Sonic Pi
Replies: 0
Views: 721

3 new projects for Sonic Pi

Harmonised scales, A Percussion Gnerator and Sample Based voices for all the Bass Sounds samples built into Sonic Pi (bar two) This article features all of the above, with links to the sound output and the code. http://rbnrpi.wordpress.com/2014/12/03/harmonised-scales-a-percussion-generator-and-bass...
by rbn
Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: PiPiano: education
Replies: 4
Views: 1800

Re: PiPiano: education

A great project. I've ordered one! Will suit my grandchildren.
Nice to meet you at the Covent Garen Jam
by rbn
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: SonicPi help for Cotswold Jam
Replies: 3
Views: 1836

Re: SonicPi help for Cotswold Jam

A bit late for the November Jam, but you may find it useful for January. I attach a Sonic-Pi file to play twinkle twinkle little star. Two versions, both heavily commented. #Twinkle twinkle little star coded by Robin Newman December 1st 2014 #a heavily commented file which plays two versions, the se...

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