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by Mezo
Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Possible Video Arcade Cabinet application of the RasPi
Replies: 33
Views: 9582

Re: Possible Video Arcade Cabinet application of the RasPi

How you going to do Vector screens then?

Mezo.
by Mezo
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"
Replies: 79
Views: 15848

Re: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"

Waste of time, all party's are the same, they just looking out for themselves.

Just babbling on in the commons dragging out time until they can get there public sector pensions, you may as well give the petition to the dog so he can have a chew on it.

Mezo. (ex UK)
by Mezo
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool
Replies: 268
Views: 76400

Re: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool

Neil Mayhew said:


Writable. As well as eliminating optical drives, it also avoids trying to write to a write-protected card or stick.



Good one, didnt think of that & im sure Liam will appreaceate that imput, cheers.

Mezo.
by Mezo
Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD, SDHC, SDXC
Replies: 7
Views: 67023

Re: SD, SDHC, SDXC

Read the Wiki for the cards that are so far known to work.

http://elinux.org/RaspberryPiB.....eripherals

Mezo.
by Mezo
Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool
Replies: 268
Views: 76400

Re: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool

That`s assuming there OS is on there C drive, my desktop has three drives with different OS on each Liam.

Mezo.
by Mezo
Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool
Replies: 268
Views: 76400

Re: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool

<t>My USB`s are poxy little ones, im looking for a larger one for such a job, incednetly all those people like me who are going down the Linux road something i may point out to you. Not all USB drives are Linux compatible & the best value for money (albeit not very fast) but who cares is the Kin...
by Mezo
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Best Component Shops?
Replies: 17
Views: 4600

Re: Best Component Shops?

I read on the launchPad wiki.

"There is currently no official support for the Linux operating system"

So was you intending using the with the Pi?

Mezo.
by Mezo
Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool
Replies: 268
Views: 76400

Re: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool

<t>It has a 14 gig solid state HD with 3 gigs space left, which is not good as they say you should only fill half of the drive up for best performance, but you know how windys bloats itself eating all them pies over the years (even with system restore switched off from day one).<br/> <br/> Cheers, M...
by Mezo
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.
Replies: 119
Views: 22989

Re: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.

<t>Absolute ludicrous that a UK designed product has to be manufactured overseas,<br/> <br/> and the politicians bleating on about creating jobs in a jobless market?<br/> <br/> UK manufacturing has gone backwards in the last few decades & England is now just a consumer economy, very sad.<br/> <b...
by Mezo
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Plan for a DIY laptop, but will it work?
Replies: 17
Views: 7449

Re: Plan for a DIY laptop, but will it work?

<t>Correct me if im wrong here? them LCD reversing cameras use either NTSC, or PAL formats, so im not 100% sure if it will work with the Pi?<br/> <br/> The wiki says,,,,<br/> <br/> "There is composite and HDMI out on the board, so you can hook it up to a digital or analogue television or to a DVI mo...
by Mezo
Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool
Replies: 268
Views: 76400

Re: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool

<t>Hey guys, finished reading this thread late last night (every word) and just like to say thanks to everyone who`s working hard on this project (especially Liam).<br/> <br/> I had been watching your tutorials Liam, then was reading this post as i was interested in disto`s & buying the correct ...
by Mezo
Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Modified Spectrum
Replies: 14
Views: 5069

Re: Modified Spectrum

If you read the Scottish lads flickr page (third post for the link) he used a cheap rubber keyboard & hacked it that way, bit of trial & error with mixed results at first but he nutted it out & got it working fully in the end, they are cheap.



Mezo.
by Mezo
Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Modified Spectrum
Replies: 14
Views: 5069

Re: Modified Spectrum

<t>Chromatix said: <br/> <br/> <br/> That actually reminds me.  I've got an old 800x600 TFT screen from a PowerBook - and even a Spectrum +3 somewhere.<br/> <br/> Mind you, I could just adhere an R-Pi to the inside lid of a BBC case and really confuse everyone.  Wouldn't even have to remove the genu...
by Mezo
Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ¿How about a multilingual forum?
Replies: 7
Views: 1274

Re: ¿How about a multilingual forum?

<t>Azzazel said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I mean we all know that english is the language of internet , but wouldn´t it be nice to spread a little bit more that great proyect approaching people in their own language?<br/> <br/> P.s: if you consider my request and need moderators for spanish section i would...
by Mezo
Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:27 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Modified Spectrum
Replies: 14
Views: 5069

Re: Modified Spectrum

<r>Yep its been done with a Beagle board & the details are here,<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://technabob.com/blog/2009.....c-casemod/">http://technabob.com/blog/2009.....c-casemod/</URL><br/> <br/> You may need a new keyboard membrane, can be had on ebay or here,<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.rw...
by Mezo
Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:15 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Greatest game of all time
Replies: 152
Views: 41303

Re: Greatest game of all time

roelfrenkema said:


Nothing will ever beat Manic Miner on the good 'ol Spectrum.


Not even "Jet Pac" bit like Defender.
by Mezo
Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:06 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Greatest game of all time
Replies: 152
Views: 41303

Re: Greatest game of all time

I dunno, Battlezone on a "real" vector screen takes some beating.



Pause whilst little Johnnie asks Dad "Whats a vector screen Daddy?"

Mezo.
by Mezo
Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Greatest game of all time
Replies: 152
Views: 41303

Re: Greatest game of all time

<t>#1. Lunar Lander<br/> <br/> #2. Battlezone<br/> <br/> #3. Space Invaders<br/> <br/> #4. Defender<br/> <br/> #5. Asteroids<br/> <br/> #6. Missile Command<br/> <br/> #7. Phoenix<br/> <br/> #8 Tempest<br/> <br/> #9. Galaxian<br/> <br/> #10. Galaga<br/> <br/> And you can guess my age form that list.<...
by Mezo
Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...
Replies: 53
Views: 11280

Re: Raspberry Pi #1 spotting...

<t>bsmulders said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Anti-climax, such a shame. Was really hoping for a 2500+ end-bid. I am still rooting the #01 model will give the foundation a big donation!<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Such a shame? whats wrong 19 hundred squids? im sure they will be happy with that.<br/> <br/> Mezo.<...
by Mezo
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi Wallpaper
Replies: 27
Views: 13172

Re: Raspberry Pi Wallpaper

<t>zag said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Anyone know what screen resolution will be best on the Raspberry Pi?<br/> <br/> I want to make some backgrounds<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Really depends on what type of background your after, an image centered on the screen like i did above, or a whole picture that is ful...
by Mezo
Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Email to "[email protected]" is bouncing...
Replies: 8
Views: 1827

Re: Email to "[email protected]" is bouncing...

<t>Jessie said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I'm going to venture to guess that their email box is just full.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Yep i second that one, i had the same message over the holidays on the forum email & on one other, i tweeted Liz & she couldn't understand why it kept bouncing mails back...
by Mezo
Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi Wallpaper
Replies: 27
Views: 13172

Re: Raspberry Pi Wallpaper

<t>Marcus said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Mezo said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Well yes he`s after an SVG of the Raspberry but i couldn't view image or save that image (tried right clicking) but its easy enough to convert a file over from PNG to SVG in either Gimp or Inkscape (open source) or in Photoshop & the...
by Mezo
Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Tapatalk on the forum?
Replies: 72
Views: 16747

Re: Tapatalk on the forum?

Any plans in the future to instal Tapatalk on the forum?

Mezo.
by Mezo
Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Controlling a mains power socket switch? (home automation)
Replies: 174
Views: 61110

Re: Controlling a mains power socket switch? (home automation)

<t>Wooloomooloo said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Mezo said: <br/> <br/> <br/> There`s nothing wrong with "having a go" a bit of DIY electrickery, whats the worse than can happen? you get a good zap right? wrong.<br/> <br/> Speaking as a sparky (ex English) now Aussie sparky with many years under my belt, a s...
by Mezo
Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi Wallpaper
Replies: 27
Views: 13172

Re: Raspberry Pi Wallpaper

Well yes he`s after an SVG of the Raspberry but i couldn't view image or save that image (tried right clicking) but its easy enough to convert a file over from PNG to SVG in either Gimp or Inkscape (open source) or in Photoshop & then save it as a vector file format.

Mezo.

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