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Re: On/Off Switch

Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:44 pm

mahjongg wrote:The difference is that I do not screw it open to see if there are chips in it that are uncomfortable to touch.
I do 8-)

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Re: On/Off Switch

Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:45 pm

Why not see this youtube using 4 batteries to switch on / off the pi.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iyBSkc0 ... re=related

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Re: On/Off Switch

Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:41 pm

stockbroker wrote:Why not see this youtube using 4 batteries to switch on / off the pi.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iyBSkc0 ... re=related
That's no better than pulling the plug. You should shutdown first then throw the switch.
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Re: On/Off Switch

Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:59 pm

You need a remote control plug socket, I use it to turn on the kettle when I'm watching TV in the Living room so I don't have to stand around waiting for it to boil :D
Here is a link to a cheap one

http://www.maplin.co.uk/remote-controll ... kit-510546

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Re: On/Off Switch

Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:10 pm

Does anyone remember when pc's had AT power supplies?
when you shut window down, it said "Its now safe to turn off your computer"

Might be handy to put this into the OS for peeps who are afraid of pulling the plug out!

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