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by JoeDaStudd
Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Soldering Irons
Replies: 15
Views: 4308

Re: Soldering Irons

Antex is a very good brand especially at the low end and has a wide range of reasonably priced tips. I've got the CS18 and its a great iron for everything I've needed so far. For starting out your better spending any extra money on decent accessories/necessaries like flux, solder, spare tip, solder ...
by JoeDaStudd
Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi control relay switch. (EDITED)
Replies: 6
Views: 4815

Re: Raspberry Pi Camera light sensing.

Either make it time dependant or use photoresistor. Personally I would go down the time route as it doesn't require any extras and the lights won't go off if someone walks the sensor or something blocks it. Of course it would require a a network connection after any reboots or power cuts to ensure i...
by JoeDaStudd
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Outdoor power
Replies: 22
Views: 7963

Re: Outdoor power

How up-to date does the data your transmitting need to be? The wifi adapters suck a lot of power so if you could cut it down to only connect/transmit once a day or every 6 hours you would be able to get away with far less power then real-time information. If this isn't an option it might be worth lo...
by JoeDaStudd
Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Xmas Present for my other half - HELP
Replies: 5
Views: 858

Re: Xmas Present for my other half - HELP

rolo87 wrote:Thanks guys - I thought it came up it with a power supply? Where do I buy the WiFi bits?
Depends if it was part of a package/deal and where you ordered it from.
The wifi adapter can be bought on various sites I got mine from amazon, but I've seen them cheap on other sites.
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How many Pi's do you own?
Replies: 53
Views: 10924

Re: How many Pi's do you own?

I've got 3. 2 of the original 256mb model B's and a 512mb model B. Really I only needed 2, but after having an issue with one of the originals I ordered a new one only to find a fix about a week after it arrived. Current purpose is one for raspbmc, one for tinkering and the other is a spare or proje...
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My server build 99.9% done !
Replies: 8
Views: 1920

Re: My server build 99.9% done !

Looks interesting.
You should be able to pickup a right angle or flexible angle HDMI coupler which might help with your hdmi port.

What case is that?
by JoeDaStudd
Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No crumb trail
Replies: 21
Views: 6992

Re: No crumb trail

I'll admit its something which has bugged me for a while, but I've always just ignored it as much as possible (which admittedly meant less time on the forums). While prosilver is great for adding the bread crumb trail its very generic and lacks the uniqueness of the default theme. Don't quote me on ...
by JoeDaStudd
Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: how to record a video with decent quality but small size?
Replies: 4
Views: 1302

Re: how to record a video with decent quality but small size

You can record at a lower resolution which will reduce the file size. However it will affect quality when playing back at a higher resolution.

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raspivid -o vid.h264 -t 10000 -d -w 1280 -h 720
Should make a much smaller video at 720p instead of the default 1080p
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: [solved]Raspberry pi camera issue.Hangs after taking video.
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: Raspberry pi camera issue. Hangs after taking a video.

Well for a start I think the file format is supposed to be .264 not .266
Where are you saving the videos/pictures?
Also did you make sure the gpu memory allocation is 128mb or more?
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Shrinking or compressing the image
Replies: 2
Views: 6528

Re: Shrinking or compressing the image

Thanks, so it looks like its going to be easier to use a ubuntu live CD/usb for the partitioning (gparted) and image creation (dd) side of things then. Its not so much that I want an absolutely striped down version of Raspbian its more there are is some educational software which I'll never use as w...
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card with php for RFID reading
Replies: 1
Views: 556

Re: SD Card with php for RFID reading

Sounds like you have edited permissions or have a slightly different setup on the first card to the second.
If all else fails just make a image of the working card and put it on your second card.
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Shrinking or compressing the image
Replies: 2
Views: 6528

Shrinking or compressing the image

Hi, After the last Raspbian update the image size jumped from 2gb sd card compatible to 4gb minimum. As I have a collection of 2gb cards (upon checking I have even more then I thought) and the fact that Raspbian is ideal for what I want I'm looking at shrinking the image down. I've got a few 4gb car...
by JoeDaStudd
Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi 1 year warranty, legal in Europe?
Replies: 9
Views: 2678

Re: Raspberry pi 1 year warranty, legal in Europe?

A lot of retailers do this. After a year (can be as little as 6 months in my experience) they hand off the warranty to there supplier or the manufacturer. This means that they don't have to keep warranty stock for items discontinued (or sold) longer then 1 year as well as reducing the number of prod...
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How To: Beginners Guide to setup a Pi Bitcoin Miner
Replies: 3
Views: 2069

Re: How To: Beginners Guide to setup a Pi Bitcoin Miner

Last I heard bitcoin mining cost more then the bitcoins were worth in most cases (after including investment cost and power consumption)
What's the predicted break even point for a setup like this?
by JoeDaStudd
Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: powering a raspberry pi B on 4 AA batteries
Replies: 8
Views: 1416

Re: powering a raspberry pi B on 4 AA batteries

BudgetRacing wrote:If you're running an Ethernet cable you could just get a POE set like this for $6 http://www.adafruit.com/products/435
Wow why have I never thought about using something like that?
So simple and yet so perfect for so many application, thanks I'll have to order one.
by JoeDaStudd
Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Motion detection grid with camera module
Replies: 2
Views: 1950

Re: Motion detection grid with camera module

The python script while great as it is have big latency issues imo. There is a 2 to 3 second delay between the motion and the image capture, it takes a small resolution picture compares it to the old then takes a full picture if there is a change between the two. I would have thought it might be bet...
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I use an old laptop's screen/kb for the Pi?
Replies: 4
Views: 1060

Re: Can I use an old laptop's screen/kb for the Pi?

iirc you need an adapter which supports the specific screen which tend to cost around the same price as the screen itself.
There are a few which go to hdmi, but you'd have to look around for one which will work with the screen you have.
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using Raspberry Pi to control in car switches
Replies: 1
Views: 895

Re: Using Raspberry Pi to control in car switches

Have a look round for carputer, there are a lot of people doing something similar. Its worth noting that most people are aiming for something far less intrusive as once you start tinkering with the car electrics the insurance (potentially making the car illegal to drive, depending on your country) a...
by JoeDaStudd
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: poor business choice
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: poor business choice

Have you tried RS?
by JoeDaStudd
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Keeping your Pi in the fridge.
Replies: 23
Views: 5445

Re: Keeping your Pi in the fridge.

For the price of the fans, heatsinks, adapters and time it would probably work out cheaper just to get another RasPi that way your doubling up the performance :D
by JoeDaStudd
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Skutter updates?
Replies: 4
Views: 808

Re: Skutter updates?

Thanks for the update. Its an amazing project which is why I started to follow and reproduce it. I'd heard you was a little busy which was why the post wasn't aimed solely at you, I'm also a little surprised there aren't a lot of people copying/following. I can completely understand the delay, I tol...
by JoeDaStudd
Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: a simpler way to power your raspberry pi when your out
Replies: 5
Views: 1938

Re: a simpler way to power your raspberry pi when your out

If you want even more portable the usb phone charging battery packs work well :mrgreen:
by JoeDaStudd
Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Model B 256 vs 512
Replies: 23
Views: 7371

Re: Model B 256 vs 512

Personally the only issues I ever had with Raspbmc or OpenELEC was down the wireless network I was using or overheating. The signal was pants and wasn't strong enough for the streaming. As for the overheating that was me creating a case out of an old backup tape case which had zero airflow and an ov...
by JoeDaStudd
Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card Adapter
Replies: 8
Views: 2088

Re: SD Card Adapter

Interesting idea.
Personally I switched to microsds after a old sd card came apart in the slot. I find it so much easier to to switch cards as I just leave the sd adapter inside, plus it allows you to use things like the Pio without re-imaging.
Of course it makes losing a card so much easier.
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Skutter updates?
Replies: 4
Views: 808

Skutter updates?

Hi, I was wondering if there has been any progress update on Skutter project by morphy_richards or anyone else? Last info I found was in MagPi, however it just seems to be a small follow-on or writeup of his posts on the Skutter 0.2v thread. I got as far as stripping down a old RC car, running the R...

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