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by the_dude
Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Making a case from a DAT box
Replies: 1
Views: 1516

Re: Making a case from a DAT box

Dude....beeen using these sucessfully for months now..great minds eh? my cases were 'obtained' from work from old dat server backup tapes, one I'm most proud of is part of a hack:

http://thedudesmail.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/pipad/

what do you think?
by the_dude
Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi with 512mb RAM in the Wild and Element14...
Replies: 213
Views: 48816

Re: Raspberry Pi with 512mb RAM in the Wild and Element14...

Just taken a punt...lets see what arrives...reckoned over 300 in stock when I commited to buy...
by the_dude
Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: How do I power Car LCD Monitor?
Replies: 34
Views: 30624

Re: How do I power Car LCD Monitor?

Now _that_ is a result :-) I've got virtually the same kit. Slightly worried about trying to power the screen... What I really want to do is power it with 5V from the GPIO pins... I know it can be done with a 3.5" screen, but with the 7" screen? I dunno... I went for the opposite route, screen I ha...
by the_dude
Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Any had any ideas for a Raspberry PiPad?
Replies: 10
Views: 4109

Re: Any had any ideas for a Raspberry PiPad?

Had a bt of a go at this, mains powered at the mo, using wireless keyboard, aim is to get touchscreen and bttery pack added at some point...

link to progress so far:

http://thedudesmail.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/pipad/

let me know what you think
by the_dude
Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: How do I power Car LCD Monitor?
Replies: 34
Views: 30624

Re: How do I power Car LCD Monitor?

Your pic isn't showing - i think it's using a local address on your PC. You'll need to upload it somewhere first and use that URL. Apologies if you know this already ;-) jeez, soooo embarrased :oops: Did know that a while back, excitement of my first experience with a soldering iron and a couple of...
by the_dude
Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: How do I power Car LCD Monitor?
Replies: 34
Views: 30624

Re: How do I power Car LCD Monitor?

hi, seems like I have been playing with the same screen too... I decided to see if I could loose a few wires and keep it neater, I put my pi in an old tape backup box - great fit - then cut open the back of the case to fit said case. advantage being it keeps the pi accesable and isolates the base fr...
by the_dude
Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stock at MCM Electronics
Replies: 166
Views: 24676

Re: Stock at MCM Electronics

awesome service guys, ordered 9:30 yesterday (31st august) from cpc, delivered today (1st September) at 10:00...
by the_dude
Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Latest Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 209
Views: 46748

Re: Latest Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

guys, uderstand your frustration, seeing how long lead times were, but needing another slice of pi I took a punt anf loged onto www.cpc.co.uk yesterday morning at 9:15, by 9:30 had ordered my Pi....got up this morning (1st September) and was a packge on my doormat.with a pi in it! (one with the 0ohm...
by the_dude
Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: VNC Session - Mount external drive
Replies: 10
Views: 4683

Re: VNC Session - Mount external drive

Hi, I'm trying to do the same thing - can you explain in Noobish? HI, The key is the file /etc/fstab I have slightly changed my approach on this and found this to be more reliable, should automatically load the external drive at boot and let users [i.e. other than root] mount the drives if you open...
by the_dude
Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Multiple boot images on one SD card?
Replies: 18
Views: 10646

Re: Multiple boot images on one SD card?

hi wondering if Gerts hypothetical 'incentive' had been forthcomming yet? my setup: boot from sdcard, run from external hdd on relevant hdd partition, I have one partition for xmbc;one for debian squeeze, currently I'm swapping sd cards, each with pointers to one of the the two distros in cmdline.tx...
by the_dude
Wed May 16, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Mounting usb hdd
Replies: 4
Views: 2572

Re: Mounting usb hdd

Hello, English is not my native language, I will do my best. I'm facing some trouble while mounting a USB hard drive on the raspberry PI. And the debug is little hard : I do not have HDMI screen. I have to start the RP, check if the boot was done by acquiring a ssh shell on it. If I can't have SSH,...
by the_dude
Wed May 16, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: VNC Session - Mount external drive
Replies: 10
Views: 4683

Re: VNC Session - Mount external drive

Sorry guys, stand down sorted it checked what local session set as its mount point, in file manager - peeked via terminal with a' df' - then created the self same directory manually, then edited file /etc/fstab and added line /dev/by-label/[my disk lable] /media/[my mount point] ntfs defaults 0 0 so...
by the_dude
Wed May 16, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: VNC Session - Mount external drive
Replies: 10
Views: 4683

VNC Session - Mount external drive

Hi, Been lurking on forums for AGES and have managed to work my way through problems - with help from you lovely peeps - as they arose, up till now... I have a pi running headless behind my tv, I can ssh in fine and fire up a session through remote desktop/vnc no probs, all seemed well, I then attac...
by the_dude
Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS Components FAQ
Replies: 8
Views: 2075

Re: RS Components FAQ

<t>well what do you know! me too! just about given up hope....RS are actually speaking to me...who knows...maybe getting up early was worth the unbelieving shaking of the head of my sweet - no geeky, but irreplaceable - girl as I tried to explain why I was doing it. O yes, and before I forget, thank...

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