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gordon@drogon.net
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PiFace

Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:27 pm

Anyone got a PiFace?

I bought one at the Cambridge Raspberry Jam thing recently - only just gotten round to using it, so I extended wiringPi for it and put a few words together here:

https://projects.drogon.net/piface/

Link to wiringPiFace here:

https://projects.drogon.net/raspberry-pi/wiringpiface/

would be interested to know what others are up to with it!

-Gordon
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felixfurtak
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Re: PiFace

Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:10 am

Hi Gordon,

I too have a PiFace, and haven't had a chance to play around with it much yet.

This code looks like a good starting point. What kernel/distro are you using?

Thanks,

Felix

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Re: PiFace

Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:41 am

felixfurtak wrote:Hi Gordon,

I too have a PiFace, and haven't had a chance to play around with it much yet.

This code looks like a good starting point. What kernel/distro are you using?

Thanks,

Felix
I think you're going from posting on my blogsite for for anyone else, I'm using Debian - the Raspbian variant, and although I've compiled my own kernel, I understand the latest kernel avalable via the usual upgrade mechanisms has the SPI drivers built in - you just need to modprobe them at boot time as they're blacklisted by default.

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xtramural
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Re: PiFace

Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:13 pm

Received my Pi_Face in the post this morning. Fortunately I was at home since it arrived without any prior warning and by recorded delivery so had to be signed for.

The package contains the assembled circuit-board and a stick-on rubber pad (which is easily overlooked in the bubble wrap bag - and easily lost ;)). There is no documentation or invoice of any kind - not even a link to the project's home page. Since it's a developer's release just now this lack of any form of introduction is not a big deal but since I ordered it some time ago it didn't click what it really was for a minute or two - I've ordered quite a few bits and bobs in the past few weeks. Here are some links to prod my memory when I get some time to play around with the board:

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