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by iandixon
Tue May 14, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Resurrecting a Vintage Jukebox
Replies: 5
Views: 2741

Re: Resurrecting a Vintage Jukebox

That will be great. If you need anywhere to host videos or pics let me know.
by iandixon
Mon May 13, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Resurrecting a Vintage Jukebox
Replies: 5
Views: 2741

Re: Resurrecting a Vintage Jukebox

Some friends have a Vintage Jukebox. This thing is old^Wclassic. It plays vinyl and uses core memory to store multi-play selections. It got a bit of a knock and stopped working. Long story short, the gearbox that transitions the cradle from traversing to spinning records was stuck. Mechanical repai...
by iandixon
Mon May 13, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: RaspBMC and 3D movies
Replies: 1
Views: 4165

Re: RaspBMC and 3D movies

Side by Side is what you want, you set your TV to use side by side mode and then it converts the two images in to a 3d image.

Ian
http://thedigitallifestyle.com
by iandixon
Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Using a £400 Surface RT to control £29 XBMC Pi
Replies: 0
Views: 1353

Using a £400 Surface RT to control £29 XBMC Pi

Since I use my Pi as my Media Center in the living room I thought I would try out some of the XBMC remote apps in the Windows Store. So as someone pointed out to me I ended up using a £400 computer as a remote for a £29 device :) The apps actually worked out pretty well so I am happy now with Raspbe...
by iandixon
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Wigan Raspberry Jam and meet up
Replies: 13
Views: 2192

Re: Wigan Raspberry Jam and meet up

I have posted some of the pictures here: http://thedigitallifestyle.com/w/index.php/2012/09/23/pictures-from-the-tdl-user-group-wigan-raspberry-jam/ I have lots of video and a special podcast out later this week. Thank you to everyone that turned up, I really enjoyed the day and I think everyone had...
by iandixon
Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Wigan Raspberry Jam and meet up
Replies: 13
Views: 2192

Re: Wigan Raspberry Jam and meet up

pre Booking helps me but if you can't turn up and pay is ok

Ian
by iandixon
Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:58 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Wigan Raspberry Jam and meet up
Replies: 13
Views: 2192

Re: Wigan Raspberry Jam and meet up

pygmy_giant wrote:might do - can't get my thingy working though...
you never know someone there may be able to help you
by iandixon
Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:58 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Wigan Raspberry Jam and meet up
Replies: 13
Views: 2192

Re: Wigan Raspberry Jam and meet up

Hi... I'm attending the meet in Warrington ! (Just got a ZX81) Is there a user group that meets in Wigan? I have been to the Preston one and Wigan will be closer Aiden We are meeting in Lowton on Saturday which is just about in the land of the Pie :) http://thedigitallifestyle.com/w/index.php/event...
by iandixon
Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Wigan Raspberry Jam and meet up
Replies: 13
Views: 2192

Re: Wigan Raspberry Jam and meet up

pygmy_giant wrote:I might come along if I can get my I2C microtroller board talking to my Pi and PWMing a 6v DC motor so that I have something to bring along...
Are you bringing your Pi?
by iandixon
Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Got Raspbmc working with DVBLink
Replies: 1
Views: 2656

Got Raspbmc working with DVBLink

I managed to get Raspbmc and DVBLink's XBMC addin working so I can use a Raspberry Pi as a Media Center extender. You can watch live and recorded TV and browse the EPG, it seems to work pretty well. I have also got a a Media Center IR remote working with it but am having problems mapping the buttons...
by iandixon
Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Wigan Raspberry Jam and meet up
Replies: 13
Views: 2192

Re: Wigan Raspberry Jam and meet up

Oh sounds interesting! Don't worry if you don't have it running there should be lots to see anyway
by iandixon
Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Wigan Raspberry Jam and meet up
Replies: 13
Views: 2192

Re: Wigan Raspberry Jam and meet up

No, I have been having fun at the Preston group :)

I think we should have a fun day, especial all the reto computers
by iandixon
Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Wigan Raspberry Jam and meet up
Replies: 13
Views: 2192

Wigan Raspberry Jam and meet up

Hi all It's just under two weeks from our meetup in Wigan. As well as the Raspberry Pi meetup we have The Centre for Computing History with a great selection of retro computers (including Spectrums!) Plus Linux user groups, XBMC, Windows 8 and lots of other stuff. We are meeting September 22nd and w...
by iandixon
Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: RaspberryJam and user group - Wigan
Replies: 1
Views: 1288

RaspberryJam and user group - Wigan

Hi all Its just a month off our RaspberryJam and user group in Wigan. Saturday 22nd September as well as Raspberry Pi we have Linux user groups, developer sessions and an exhibition of vintage computers. All are welcome! http://thedigitallifestyle.com/w/index.php/2012/08/22/one-month-until-the-tdl-u...
by iandixon
Fri May 25, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Emulators and the R-pi
Replies: 74
Views: 37710

Re: Emulators and the R-pi

by iandixon
Fri May 25, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Emulators and the R-pi
Replies: 74
Views: 37710

Re: Emulators and the R-pi

Sorry yes I should, I basically followed another thread


by dom » 19 Apr 2012 10:12
You also need updated start.elf from github (https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware ... aster/boot).

Something like:

sudo apt-get install alsa-utils

sudo depmod

sudo modprobe snd-bcm2835
by iandixon
Tue May 22, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: User Group Meetup - Wigan
Replies: 1
Views: 956

User Group Meetup - Wigan

Hi all We are having a user group meetup in September covering lots of consumer tech including the Raspberry Pi and I wanted to invite members here to the event. We have the The Centre for Computing History bringing a loads of retro computers, development sessions, Windows 8 and of course the Raspbe...
by iandixon
Mon May 21, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: OpenELEC / XBMC - Ready image
Replies: 22
Views: 18292

Re: OpenELEC / XBMC - Ready image

Just wanted to say this build is working very well.
I have the Raspberry Pi streaming Freeview HD video files from my Windows Media Center machine.

http://thedigitallifestyle.com/w/index. ... pberry-pi/
by iandixon
Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Re: USB HD FREEVIEW
Replies: 29
Views: 22921

Re: USB HD FREEVIEW

Hi all, new member

I wonder if its is possible to use something like DVBLink on a PC to stream the decoded signal to the Pi

That way you wound't need special drivers for the tuners

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