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by mtx512
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Another potential development board
Replies: 25
Views: 7538

Another potential development board

Following in the footsteps on the Gooseberry heres another potential fruity board :lol: . This time with 1GB and 4GB flash onboard. http://jas-hacks.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07 ... board.html
by mtx512
Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Interfacing to current house alarm for PIR triggers
Replies: 14
Views: 9175

Re: Interfacing to current house alarm for PIR triggers

I've already done something simliar for my wireless alarm PIRs take a look here http://jas-hacks.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06 ... panel.html
by mtx512
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: RF transmitter for 868.3Mhz (Niko EasyWave)
Replies: 5
Views: 7221

Re: RF transmitter for 868.3Mhz (Niko EasyWave)

I suggest you look at Ciseco's http://shop.ciseco.co.uk/ XFR which is a 868Mhz transceiver (TI C1110 chip) they are fairly cheap at around £10. They can be reprogrammed because it contains on an onboard MCU. I've been using these for my custom Alarm project http://jas-hacks.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/na...
by mtx512
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: DIY Alarm interfacing
Replies: 1
Views: 1437

DIY Alarm interfacing

I've spent the last 3 weeks interfacing my PI to my alarm project (Nano Alarm Panel) now with the added bonus of temperature reporting. It's been a useful project so far because: 1. I have been able to power my XRF board from the PI usb port. 2. I've written C code to read/write from the serial port...
by mtx512
Sat May 26, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Potential total top tip!
Replies: 10
Views: 2002

Re: Potential total top tip!

I think I have similar cable from Poundworld not PoundLand, its a blackberry usb cable (£1) along with the £1 ipod charger. I've being running my PI 24 x 7 logging data for the last week without problems. The pi is running lighttpd, mysql, c code for reading data from the serial port and some python...
by mtx512
Sat May 12, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI ARM Clone
Replies: 66
Views: 17384

Re: Raspberry PI ARM Clone

<t>bnolsen said: <br/> <br/> <br/> 50USD, allwinner a10 based with wireless:<br/> <br/> http://detail.china.alibaba.co.....91800.html<br/> <br/> frankly there's probably no more room in the market for rpi competitors.  The rpi holds its own in its niche, for just over 50USD you have full packaged fu...
by mtx512
Fri May 11, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 45478

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

<t>I'm not sure that the PI is the only answer to the problem. You can easily learn to program on a older PC using a multitude of programming languages, therefore this hasn't stopped the next generation of software developers  comming through. If you look at India who software services account for 4...
by mtx512
Thu May 10, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cancelling my order
Replies: 55
Views: 9949

Re: Cancelling my order

<t>yertiz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> My current laptop has just died so I am writing this on a Compaq Armada 7400 which has a 300Mhz CPU and 256MB of RAM so very similar to to the performance of the raspberry pi.<br/> <br/> <br/> As I've tried to point out your expections are set by your experience of ...
by mtx512
Thu May 10, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cancelling my order
Replies: 55
Views: 9949

Re: Cancelling my order

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> How is it distorted? It does all of those things described. Just a bit slowly in some cases. Unlike your TI SoC, which doesn't do them at all.<br/> <br/> <br/> Well a 'capable PC' if you compared to todays world would a tablet or smartphone. My daughter used the PI ...
by mtx512
Thu May 10, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Status of SD card compatibility - What should I buy?
Replies: 106
Views: 133743

Re: Status of SD card compatibility - What should I buy?

<r>Thanks for the Transcend link, I"ve ordered a 16gb Class 10 to see if it works.<br/> <br/> I also updated the wiki with my current Sandisk 8gb Class 4<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://elinux.org/RPi_Performa.....ce#SD_card">http://elinux.org/RPi_Performa.....ce#SD_card</URL><br/> <br/> Quite disapoint...
by mtx512
Thu May 10, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cancelling my order
Replies: 55
Views: 9949

Re: Cancelling my order

<t>timn said<br/> <br/> <br/> This perception comes from the way that it has been marketed. The FAQ pages says: "The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like ...
by mtx512
Thu May 10, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cancelling my order
Replies: 55
Views: 9949

Re: Cancelling my order

<t>I think there is perception amongst potential buyers of the PI that you are getting a 'mini desktop'. This board contains relatively low spec ARM chip along with 256Mb of RAM which is shared among the CPU and GPU. You're not going to get the same desktop experience on such a low spec device with ...
by mtx512
Thu May 10, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: An 11-year-old's perspective...
Replies: 20
Views: 4550

Re: An 11-year-old's perspective...

Mycriticism of the PI, having giving it to my young daughters to trial is that current software is very sluggish for them to use it. For example my daughter reverted back to the using Scratch on the PC as it ran faster after the initial excitement of seeing a circuit board boot up had passed.
by mtx512
Wed May 09, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Xorg Acceleration
Replies: 2
Views: 626

Re: Xorg Acceleration

Are there any plans to get Xorg Acceleration implemented as the current debian image can be sluggish with LXDE?
by mtx512
Sun May 06, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI ARM Clone
Replies: 66
Views: 17384

Re: Raspberry PI ARM Clone

<r>I think we already have a hackable board in this price range, courteous of the rhombus tech guys although its not credit card size!. The Broadcom BCM2835 is also a Set Top Box SOC.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.aliexpress.com/prod.....alers.html">http://www.aliexpress.com/prod.....alers.html</U...
by mtx512
Sun May 06, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Short Review
Replies: 5
Views: 970

Re: Short Review

I've written a short review which may be of use to potential purchasers of the PI and also to those of you looking to introduce your children to them.

http://jas-hacks.blogspot.com/.....sions.html
by mtx512
Sat May 05, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: PoundWorld £1 Mains USB Adapter and Micro USB cable
Replies: 1
Views: 1597

Re: PoundWorld £1 Mains USB Adapter and Micro USB cable

Found in PoundWorld (not PoundLand) an iPhone/iPost Mains USB Adapter rated at 5v 1Amp. Also they sell a BlackBerry micro usb cable which can be used to connect the PI to the main adapter.

Both currently used to power my PI.
by mtx512
Fri May 04, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Email from Farnell
Replies: 223
Views: 36809

Re: Email from Farnell

Received mine today :) , posted 2nd class in a padded envelope so that its fits through the letter box.
by mtx512
Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi controlled sound and alarm system for my man cave
Replies: 3
Views: 2480

Re: Pi controlled sound and alarm system for my man cave

I've updated my blog to show how the serial output data will look. http://jas-hacks.blogspot.co.u.....ouput.html. I'm hoping we can decode the Freidland Libra+ Door bell and Spectra Outdoor PIR as well.
by mtx512
Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Email from Farnell
Replies: 223
Views: 36809

Re: Email from Farnell

Ordered at 29/02/2012 08:36

"we can now confirm that your Raspberry Pi will be delivered in the week commencing 07/05/2012.".

No response from RS even though I expressed interested in 06:10 am .
by mtx512
Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi controlled sound and alarm system for my man cave
Replies: 3
Views: 2480

Re: Pi controlled sound and alarm system for my man cave

This may be of interest http://jas-hacks.blogspot.co.u.....panel.html , I"ve currently got the code to output sensor triggers to the serial port and it works with all the Friedland accessories (PIR, Door, Keypad, Remote & Bell). Once I get my PI I"m planning to test with it.
by mtx512
Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:06 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: DIY PI Security Senors or Alarm system
Replies: 5
Views: 2973

Re: DIY PI Security Senors or Alarm system

<t>Following on from my exploits here http://jas-hacks.blogspot.co.u.....panel.html after many months of head scratching. I wanted to gauge if there was much interest in me creating an interface for the Raspi. The alarm sensors are widely available in the UK and relatively cheap and work in Europe. ...

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