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by JoeDaStudd
Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Disintergrated SD card -> No booting RasPi unknown block
Replies: 22
Views: 2992

Re: Disintergrated SD card -> No booting RasPi unknown block

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by JoeDaStudd
Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Disintergrated SD card -> No booting RasPi unknown block
Replies: 22
Views: 2992

Re: Disintergrated SD card -> No booting RasPi unknown block

pictures of this damage ? Thats the thing literally all that happened was a small piece plastic from the SD card came off, about a 2mm to 3mm piece. The rest of the SD card had started to split so I threw it away. On the Raspberry Pi itself there is no noticeable damage at all, well apart from the ...
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Disintergrated SD card -> No booting RasPi unknown block
Replies: 22
Views: 2992

Re: Disintergrated SD card -> No booting RasPi unknown block

What's the best way to test this? I've checked the continuity via a multimeter and all the pins I can see have a connection to the pins on the pcb. I'm going to use an air line to clean off the RasPi (its a little dusty, barely noticeable, but hey you never know) and the SD socket just incase I miss...
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Disintergrated SD card -> No booting RasPi unknown block
Replies: 22
Views: 2992

Disintergrated SD card -> No booting RasPi unknown block

Hi, Until about 2 weeks ago I was using one of my RasPi's as a HTPC with Raspbmc (love it). As I was upgrading my setup (new TV, new sofa, etc) I unplugged my RasPi and set it aside. The other night when I came to attach the RasPi to my new TV I noticed there was a Raspbmc update (RC5) so I thought ...
by JoeDaStudd
Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi mini gallery
Replies: 12
Views: 1705

Re: Raspberry Pi mini gallery

Why do people always seem to use filters on their images :roll:
Turns a nice picture into something which (IMHO) looks terrible. It looks like someone dropped it underwater at dusk.
by JoeDaStudd
Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: For sale
Topic: Low-profile microSD card adapter for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 14
Views: 9099

Re: Low-profile microSD card adapter for Raspberry Pi

pIO - Raspberry Pi microSD Card Adaptor http://www.quilix.com/ https://www.modmypi.com/shop/raspberry-pi-accessories/raspberry-pi-micro-sd-card-adaptor Both side load, meaning to swap or remove the micro SD card you have to remove the adapter :| . Kinda defeats on of the big benefits of using a mic...
by JoeDaStudd
Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: For sale
Topic: Low-profile microSD card adapter for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 14
Views: 9099

Re: Low-profile microSD card adapter for Raspberry Pi

Are there any UK or EU suppliers for this board?
I know ModMyPi has a similar solution however the microSD card can't be swapped (atleast it looks that way) without removing the adapter.
Even the cheapest shipping to the UK works out more then the cost of the item
by JoeDaStudd
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rpi is cheap, peripherals are not!
Replies: 28
Views: 5250

Re: Rpi is cheap, peripherals are not!

The only parts I've had to buy have been a HDMI to VGA adapter (which I've not really used :oops: ) and a wireless dongle. The rest I had lying around. The biggest challenge is knowing where to buy good and cheap products. Its oh so easy to just walk into a supermarket or smart techy looking shop an...
by JoeDaStudd
Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Very disappointed. Lovefilm, iPlayer, 4od etc
Replies: 16
Views: 14266

Re: Very disappointed. Lovefilm, iPlayer, 4od etc

Firstly (with the mpeg license, didn't really test it out before) I've not had any trouble with 4OD, iPlayer or ITV Player. Install Raspbmc and your pretty much ready to go. As for Lovefilm, Netflix or any other service that uses Silverlight, blame Microsoft and the service provider. Microsoft for n...
by JoeDaStudd
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XMBC carputer buttons
Replies: 9
Views: 4770

Re: XMBC carputer buttons

Any OS will do, but I would just use raspbmc +wifi + iphone/android app + not write a line of code. If you really want buttons you could use usb or gpio but you will need to learn to program first. I don't think the WiFi is an option as the set up is in a truck!!. Perhaps a remote control may be an...
by JoeDaStudd
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: reason to buy
Replies: 10
Views: 1728

Re: reason to buy

Personally I brought mine for 2 reasons. Firstly for use as a HTPC, I had a full sized PC dedicated to this however was big, fairly noisy, took up far too much space and used a lot of power (well in comparison). Second as a cheap project computer. I have a netbook lying around and acess to many old ...
by JoeDaStudd
Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Don't trust build-in SD card slot, use an USB SD card reader
Replies: 12
Views: 4361

Re: Don't trust build-in SD card slot, use an USB SD card re

A lot of the built in card readers are only SD not SDHC which is a pain as most SD cards are HC now.
by JoeDaStudd
Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Noob! help with XMBC no internet? can't install add-on's
Replies: 9
Views: 2222

Re: Noob! help with XMBC no internet? can't install add-on's

Use Putty ([url=http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/p ... rtablelink[/url] to portable app) on a computer or laptop on the network.
Select ssh and enter the IP address or name of the RasPi (this should be viewable in the system info tab).
by JoeDaStudd
Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: UK components supplier...
Replies: 10
Views: 1965

Re: UK components supplier...

Ravenous wrote:I use:

http://www.bitsbox.co.uk/

Good for small orders as the postage charge is reasonably low (now £1.75). However it's just a small operation so he doesn't have a huge range.
Thanks a bunch I've been looking (well on/off) for a site like this for a while. :mrgreen:
by JoeDaStudd
Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspbmc or Raspbian + XBMC
Replies: 1
Views: 2511

Re: Raspbmc or Raspbian + XBMC

Raspbmc uses a tweaked version of Raspbian and tweaked xbmc. The RC's do have to have a new image generated however its just for the RC's, Sam has stated various times the final release will auto update. Until RC5 Raspbian+Xmbc will probably run faster if using Turbo, purely down to sheer power. How...
by JoeDaStudd
Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Noob! help with XMBC no internet? can't install add-on's
Replies: 9
Views: 2222

Re: Noob! help with XMBC no internet? can't install add-on's

Sounds weird as Raspbmc requires internet connection for the initial installation.
Try rebooting the RasPi and the router.
If its still not connecting try ssh'ing the RasPi. If you can't ssh then its an issue between the RasPi and the router.
by JoeDaStudd
Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: RaspBMC vs Xbian = FUD and Slander
Replies: 20
Views: 13904

Re: RaspBMC vs Xbian = FUD and Slander

Read through the raspbmc post carefully. The biggest issue Sam had with the installer was they refused to remove his installer when asked. The Xbian lead guy actually went out his way to reinstate the installer links/posts and if the transcript is correct baited Sam to respond in the way he did ever...
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: 2 Questions: Temp Sensor and LEDs
Replies: 5
Views: 1858

Re: 2 Questions: Temp Sensor and LEDs

To answer Question one its C, anything under 80C is fine (according to the blog post).
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Powering Car Amplifier
Replies: 8
Views: 4218

Re: Powering Car Amplifier

Yes you should be able to hook up the 5v directly into the RasPi or if you want something more multifunction attach a usb female to the 5v rail and plug in a usb to micro usb (this would allow you to connect other usb devices as well). Please note I haven't tried powering my RasPi this way, I've bee...
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Powering Car Amplifier
Replies: 8
Views: 4218

Re: Powering Car Amplifier

It depends what ampage the amplifier needs, but a cheap way of getting a decent 12v powersupply and 5v from the same mains socket is to use an old computer psu. There are loads of guides on how to make a computer psu into a test bench style powersupply. In essence you use the yellow 12v wires and th...
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Powering Car Amplifier
Replies: 8
Views: 4218

Re: Powering Car Amplifier

Don't use the RasPi to power anything like this as the amount it can output is very small (100ma at 5v or there about's). The best option is to power the RasPi via the 12v using a 12v to 5v adapter with car system still being powered via the 12v. To interface with RasPi connect the Yellow to Yellow,...
by JoeDaStudd
Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Intel builds a RaspberryPi
Replies: 20
Views: 3178

Re: Intel builds a RaspberryPi

ebuyer occasionally have a zoostorm PC on offer at £129. (with DVD drive and HDD) For a true comparison you should add case,PSU,keyboard,mouse, and HDD / DVD on to the PI cost. HDD and DVD aren't required. Numerous netbooks use small (some as low as 8gb) flash drives for the OS so a SD card is more...
by JoeDaStudd
Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Intel builds a RaspberryPi
Replies: 20
Views: 3178

Re: Intel builds a RaspberryPi

Doesn't look like its going to be even close to the RasPi.
It looks (judging my the network jack) like the smallest one is 2, if not 3, times the size.
As its i3 it looks like the cost will be atleast £100 without ram.
by JoeDaStudd
Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC vs Raspbmc vs Xbian
Replies: 70
Views: 123376

Re: OpenELEC vs Raspbmc vs Xbian

P.S. how can i make this usb wifi adapter ( http://elinux.org/RPi_Peripherals ) to work on both (or one of them...)??? With Raspbmc its as the following; Install the add-on Network Manager then follow use the application to connect to your WiFi. Please note that generally you need a 1a+ psu to run ...
by JoeDaStudd
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: driving a relay
Replies: 25
Views: 21278

Re: driving a relay

Its probably worth getting one of these and seeing if its possible to convert the one you've got as the pcb looks very similar.

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