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by JoeDaStudd
Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Query
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Re: SD Query

yes, you can. Also, can I change the SD card on the Pi, and I guess is it just like changing between 2 computers? Does that make sense? Or is data actually stored on the Pi (I cannot see how!). Also also: can I revert the SD card back so I can use it with my camera again? Yes you can have as many c...
by JoeDaStudd
Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trouble booting plus hdmi in safemode
Replies: 2
Views: 643

Re: Trouble booting plus hdmi in safemode

Tried it with a new image a few times.
Strange thing is Raspbmc boots, only trouble is its stuck at 640x480 :|
by JoeDaStudd
Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trouble booting plus hdmi in safemode
Replies: 2
Views: 643

Trouble booting plus hdmi in safemode

Hi, After taking a break from tickering long with my raspberry pi, the camera module gave me a kick to start tinkering again. As I got my one of my raspberry pi's out of the cupboard I remembered I was having issues with it. The issue is outlined here. http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php...
by JoeDaStudd
Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: $9.00 Arduino Board for the Pi
Replies: 16
Views: 3976

Re: $9.00 Arduino Board for the Pi

1. I'd buy a single Pi specific one (to start with). 2. Having the option there would be nice, but always on I'm not to sure about. 3. Personally it would be more then worth the cost as it would make the board multi-purpose and not RasPi dependant. 4. I've never used crowd funding sites, but at the ...
by JoeDaStudd
Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recommend a Pi alternative for a (usable) NAS?
Replies: 15
Views: 10921

Re: Recommend a Pi alternative for a (usable) NAS?

Depending where you are it might be worth checking out HP microservers for cashback offers in your country. I picked a N54L up the start of this year for £189 with a £100 cashback. 4 sata ports with an addition sata port in the 5.25" bay and an external port at the rear. Bios updates enable full sp...
by JoeDaStudd
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recommend a Pi alternative for a (usable) NAS?
Replies: 15
Views: 10921

Re: Recommend a Pi alternative for a (usable) NAS?

Depending where you are it might be worth checking out HP microservers for cashback offers in your country. I picked a N54L up the start of this year for £189 with a £100 cashback. 4 sata ports with an addition sata port in the 5.25" bay and an external port at the rear. Bios updates enable full spe...
by JoeDaStudd
Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Camera boards back in stock at element14
Replies: 27
Views: 3460

Re: Camera boards back in stock at element14

Minimum order value with credit or debit card is £20 excluding vat so £24.
I wouldn't mind if I wanted something else from them, but at the moment I don't.

Fingers crossed CPC get stock soon as they have free delivery no matter the order value.
by JoeDaStudd
Tue May 21, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: User guide out of date?
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Re: User guide out of date?

This is why a lot of people only use/buy guide and reference books for the core language. Additional libraries/modules are always changing, if they stayed the same they would become obsolete and be replaced by a whole new library/module. As a rule of thumb use the libraries/modules webpage or wiki a...
by JoeDaStudd
Mon May 20, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: RC Ride on toy
Replies: 0
Views: 456

RC Ride on toy

Hi, I have a niece who loves ride on toys and its coming up to her (first) birthday so I want to give a unique present. I've looked around and there a few people who have taken a standard 6/12/24v ride on jeep/car and made it remote control, however none have used a Raspberry Pi. Like this http://ww...
by JoeDaStudd
Fri May 17, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Door opened/closed detection
Replies: 1
Views: 879

Re: Door opened/closed detection

Pretty much all of them are straight forward, however cost and practically play a big part. How many doors? What's the distance between them? One camera per door or one camera covering multiple doors? Budget? The easiest way I can think of would be a microswitch in/on the door frame at the top (so i...
by JoeDaStudd
Wed May 15, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 2 ethernet / wifi / usb for openwrt
Replies: 4
Views: 6364

Re: 2 ethernet / wifi / usb for openwrt

I don't think the performance would be good enough as they all use the same bandwidth (if I remember rightly). You'd be looking at 20MB/s max connectivity over the ports. Compare this to a openwrt compatible router with 100/1000 lan ports and 54+MB/s on wifi and its a big difference. With all the ex...
by JoeDaStudd
Tue May 14, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CSI camera module
Replies: 62
Views: 7976

Re: CSI camera module

Damn I was looking at ordering one then realised I'd left my wallet at home and RS is the only one which accepts Paypal, but wants nearly £5 to deliver. Not sure what I'd use it for, but I've wanted one from the moment they said that's what the slot was for. Fingers crossed they still have stock ton...
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Automatic plant watering system, help please.
Replies: 26
Views: 48777

Re: Automatic plant watering system, help please.

This is the type/style of thing I was referring to www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170984397215 Of course they would be diy, have a larger reservoir and integrate a little motor. The idea was you'd get a controlled volume of water which is all transferred around purely by gravity. Watering the plants on the basi...
by JoeDaStudd
Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Automatic plant watering system, help please.
Replies: 26
Views: 48777

Re: Automatic plant watering system, help please.

I love the idea and originally planned something similar myself however I never managed to figure out how to overcome frozen pipes in winter. My plan was very similar however I was going to hardwire the hosts/units and have the RasPi connected to my home network via wifi for remote controlling and s...
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Remote Accessing Multiple Pi's
Replies: 9
Views: 1989

Re: Remote Accessing Multiple Pi's

Are you running raspbmc? If so you can't vnc as per the faq's Q: Can I run a VNC server on Raspbmc? A: No. VNC relies on the X11 window system, but Raspbmc’s XBMC implementation is rendered in the framebuffer only. Thus VNC cannot be used as there is no X-session available for connection. Not sure a...
by JoeDaStudd
Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMCRemote control
Replies: 5
Views: 4436

Re: XBMCRemote control

Check you haven't set the remote software to use an IP address as it will have changed when using wireless. I find it best to use the host name as it never changes. Its worth noting that the current XBMC remote software doesn't support the new protocol used in the later versions of XBMC so Yatse or ...
by JoeDaStudd
Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cloning the RPi
Replies: 4
Views: 982

Re: Cloning the RPi

SoC is System on a Chip, its the brains of the RasPi. The cpu, gpu and memory.

Outside of ordering a few tens of thousands you'll have a extremely hard time getting hold of them.
by JoeDaStudd
Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Donations to schools
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: Donations to schools

It would be nice to have a system where each school can enter a requirement (of Pi's) which people can see and donate against. Similar to indiegogo or kickstarter only for registered schools. I would be great to be able to see local schools which have a requirement mapped so people would be more inc...
by JoeDaStudd
Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: best SD Card?
Replies: 41
Views: 93331

Re: best SD Card?

Entirely depends on what your planning on using it for.
by JoeDaStudd
Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Building your own computer
Replies: 13
Views: 2552

Re: Building your own computer

If you mean assembling a desktop computer its very easy. Think lego only with wires/cables. As long as you read the motherboard and case manual you can't really go wrong. Just read up and/or watch a few online guides. Picking the hardware on the other hand isn't too easy as prices are always changin...
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Time for Wiki action
Replies: 5
Views: 1446

Re: Time for Wiki action

Every time I use the the wiki I feel like its just tacked onto another wiki (which it is). eg if I search the wiki for "remote" the top 3 results have nothing to do with the RasPi. I was always hoping the foundation would setup (not maintain just setup/link to) an official Raspberry Pi wiki exclusiv...
by JoeDaStudd
Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Need a little help
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Re: Need a little help

The transfer speed would be rather slow and I'm not sure if you would get any slow down (on video playback) while the transfer was in process, but yes its possible.
Raspbmc has support for ftp access to attached storage devices as of RC5 so I would start there.
by JoeDaStudd
Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is 512mb a good thing?
Replies: 109
Views: 22588

Re: Is 512mb a good thing?

Its all good, however it does start add more confusion.
We currently have three different versions/revisions without including the Model B 512mb version or Model A.
by JoeDaStudd
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can you fill in this GCSE coursework survey on cases?
Replies: 14
Views: 1678

Re: Can you fill in this GCSE coursework survey on cases?

toxibunny wrote:Only after completing the survey I realised they meant a case to carry it around in or store it while not in use. I answered as if they were talking about a casing like the pibow and many others.

Oops..
Snap
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:14 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

scorp wrote:i would remove all partitions on SD and installed RC5 from scratch. it looks like RC5 messed up partitions
The same SD card works fine on my other Raspberry Pi.

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