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by cruster
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 as Desktop computer
Replies: 280
Views: 26674

Re: Pi4 as Desktop computer

That said, I'm going through the process of setting up a new win10 works laptop as win7 is about to go the way of the dodo (and my current laptop is from when I joined RPTL). Dear God this is a vomit-inducing experience that makes my skin crawl - first thing I did was to iterate over every single s...
by cruster
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 2812 addressable leds and audio
Replies: 3
Views: 602

Re: 2812 addressable leds and audio

IMHO you'd be better off driving the WS2812B's with an embedded processor ie an "Arduino" (or just the ATMEGA328P) and FastLED library. For Audio just use a separate device. Perhaps two Nanos? one for the WS2812B and the other for the audio. They're very cheap devices, even a pair is far far, less t...
by cruster
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cutie Pi - what do you guys think about it?
Replies: 9
Views: 1144

Re: Cutie Pi - what do you guys think about it?

Hey! That looks really nice indeed :-)
by cruster
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 as a primary desktop computer?
Replies: 54
Views: 5400

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 as a primary desktop computer?

Oh! Just to add. One other drawback. (Over a Win desktop) is - you will have to learn the command line crpytology that is Linux. :shock:
by cruster
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 as a primary desktop computer?
Replies: 54
Views: 5400

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 as a primary desktop computer?

I wonder how it would be like to use Raspberry Pi 4 (with 4 GB ram) as a primary desktop computer at home. RPI4 seems to have enough CPU power and ram to run YouTube and rest of the typical websurfing smoothly, I presume (smoothly at least for a person like me who have uses a 13 year old desktop co...
by cruster
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 40
Views: 3086

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Yes, very sad. She was quite an amazing Lady
by cruster
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to start with this ESC? Some simple questions
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: How to start with this ESC? Some simple questions

Love the Rover. Awesome!
by cruster
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 40
Views: 3086

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

But, what if that Fiat Panda is controlled by Raspberry Pi? Hm... :D
It may turn into this?

https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/speed ... sus-eagle/
by cruster
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: From where this equations?
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: From where this equations?

Contact him and ask him?

https://github.com/mdobres

Looks like he has a website:

http://chess.fortherapy.co.uk/home/
by cruster
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 40
Views: 3086

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Botspot wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:56 pm
You guys haven't been very helpful... Though somewhat funny.

Is mining DigiHash profitable, assuming electricity is free?
I'm curious to know more about how this electricity is "Free" ?
by cruster
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 40
Views: 3086

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

You guys haven't been very helpful... Though somewhat funny. Is mining DigiHash profitable, assuming electricity is free? If you have a source of truly free electrical power, you can make more money selling that than you can with the Pi. Free Electricity. Now that definitely IS something. In which ...
by cruster
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 40
Views: 3086

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

I have two 3Bs that are not being used, and I would like to use them to make money. Looking for a way to 'sell' their processing power over the internet, such as bitcoin, though I would prefer an alternative to bitcoin. Does anyone have experience doing this? Please share. "Sell" their processing p...
by cruster
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Official Raspberry Pi 4 Case (screw spec ?)
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: Official Raspberry Pi 4 Case (screw spec ?)

Hi All, Short story: Is there an official spec for the screw to be used if you want to screw the PI4 to the official PI4 case bottom part? Long story: I just received my RPI4 4Gb ram & official case. I have to admit that I failed to look into the details of the new RPI foundation case for the PI4 b...
by cruster
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just bought Raspberry Pi - can't get past yellow/red/blue/green screen?
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Just bought Raspberry Pi - can't get past yellow/red/blue/green screen?

Hi, I've just bought a new raspberry Pi, and followed all the instructions to set it up, but when I turn on the power, it goes to a red/yellow/blue/green screen and just gets stuck on it. I am new to raspberry Pi, and not hugely tech-y. I did some research, but to be honest, I got confused with ter...
by cruster
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Official Raspberry Pi 4 Case (screw spec ?)
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: Official Raspberry Pi 4 Case (screw spec ?)

The mounting holes in the Pi (2.7mm) are designed to take 2.5mm fasteners. But there is sufficient "meat" around the pads to carefully drill them out to 3mm.
by cruster
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: School project involving freezer
Replies: 9
Views: 511

Re: School project involving freezer

As suggested, why not place your Pi outside the freezer? With just a run of thin wires to a pair of thermocouples. That way, your wife will be happy, the heat from the Pi won't disturb the equilibrium of your freezer and you won't need to immerse it in mineral oil either :) Perhaps drop the idea of ...
by cruster
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can i upgrade LPDDR4 4GB or 8GB form RPi4 (2GB)?
Replies: 31
Views: 2498

Re: Can i upgrade LPDDR4 4GB or 8GB form RPi4 (2GB)?

HansonD wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:31 am
Hi bro

Can i upgrade LPDDR4 4GB or 8GB form RPi4 (2GB)?
is it need to modify boot or something?

HansonD
Simplest solution: Just buy the 4Gb version and keep the 2Gb version intact. Pi's aren't that expensive so far as computers go. No?
by cruster
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pics - how are you using your Pi?
Replies: 18
Views: 1336

Re: pics - how are you using your Pi?

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by cruster
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How hot does your Pi get?
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Re: How hot does your Pi get?

With this: https://uk.farnell.com/amec-thermasol/m ... dp/1892474
And this: https://noctua.at/en/nf-a4x20-5v

Now, no more than 40C while watching Youtube @ 1080p.
The Pi4 needs cooling regardless of what anyone says.
by cruster
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fan failure?
Replies: 15
Views: 918

Re: Fan failure?

It's a 5 volt fan, so why not connect it directly to your 5 volt supply rather than any GPIO pins?
I definitely wouldn't connect it to the onboard 3.3V.
by cruster
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 as Desktop computer
Replies: 280
Views: 26674

Re: Pi4 as Desktop computer

A "Desktop Computer" ? Depends what you're after. If it's general internet browsing, email, Youtube watching (still jerky at 1080p) a bit of programming. Yes. "Casual use" for sure. a desktop PC replacement, depending on your meaning? Absolutely NO. As well. "As is" without adding heatsinks or fan c...
by cruster
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 Cooling
Replies: 118
Views: 12018

Re: Pi4 Cooling

HawaiianPi wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:26 am
MPC is good, but metallic copper foam is better.
Now *that* looks very interestng indeed! Thanks for the link :-)
by cruster
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pc or RPi
Replies: 18
Views: 1414

Re: Pc or RPi

I would buy a raspberry pi but a friend said to me to buy a cheap computer cause it's better to move with all the setup, we can do more things and it's more powerful. But i think a raspberry is better for learn. I would like to know if it's better to buy a RPi or a computer. Thanks If that's your c...
by cruster
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone aware of hacks that use Pi software on non Pi devices?
Replies: 21
Views: 1115

Re: Anyone aware of hacks that use Pi software on non Pi devices?

I hope you nail down the problem and please do post back with your findings? I think we'd all like to know what the issue turned out to be. Hopefully all successfuly resolved! :)

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