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by dhicks
Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
Replies: 309
Views: 77708

Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)

<t>Robert_M said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I've seen mention of P2P being considered, and I was wondering if this is the sort of thing that would exclude folks like me who are behind Comcast's anti-torrent wall?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> You raise an interesting point. If the idea is that each Raspberry Pi ho...
by dhicks
Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 378306

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

<r>Quote from Kissman on November 12, 2011, 09:39When you build own small (for not large 3D prints) you just need around $1,000<br/> <br/> In the UK, Genesis Machines sell RepRap parts kits for, I belive, around £300:<br/> <URL url="http://genesismachines.co.uk/">http://genesismachines.co.uk/</URL><...
by dhicks
Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: USB motors and sensors for robotics
Replies: 11
Views: 6694

Re: USB motors and sensors for robotics

<t>WeDo plug-in for Scratch (which I wrote):<br/> <br/> Thanks, I'll take a look.<br/> <br/> BTW, there are many other options (including the now ubiquitous Arduino family) which might offer more flexibility depending on your requirements.<br/> <br/> Indeed - the Phidgets single board computer looks...
by dhicks
Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: USB motors and sensors for robotics
Replies: 11
Views: 6694

Re: USB motors and sensors for robotics

<t>Quote from ked on September 20, 2011, 11:10<br/> There is the Lego WeDo which I have used via Scratch and Python:<br/> <br/> That sounds like just the sort of thing I had in mind - plug in USB device, access it via Python API. However, reading up about it there doesn't seem to be any freely-avail...
by dhicks
Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: USB motors and sensors for robotics
Replies: 11
Views: 6694

Re: USB motors and sensors for robotics

Quote from Lakes on September 20, 2011, 09:53
http://www.robot-electronics.c.....08tech.htm

Many thanks - I see there's a two-port board, too, which looks quite affordable.
by dhicks
Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: USB motors and sensors for robotics
Replies: 11
Views: 6694

Re: USB motors and sensors for robotics

<t>Quote from liz on September 19, 2011, 23:07<br/> We'll be exposing GPIO, I2C, I2S and SPI headers you can use for that sort of application<br/> <br/> Thanks - after reading the replies here and a bit more searching on Google I have a better idea of the kind of thing that's available. Interestingl...
by dhicks
Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: USB motors and sensors for robotics
Replies: 11
Views: 6694

Re: USB motors and sensors for robotics

<t>Hello All,<br/> <br/> I've searched via the forum search and via Google but have been unable to find much discussion so far about robotics in a school environment, so I'm sorry if any of this has been asked before.<br/> <br/> What's the best way to go about controlling motors from the Raspberry P...
by dhicks
Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Support for Mimo (DisplayLink) monitors
Replies: 9
Views: 6476

Re: Support for Mimo (DisplayLink) monitors

<t>Quote from liz on September 11, 2011, 22:10we're looking mostly at getting more mainstream display devices running<br/> <br/> The Mimo screens struck me as being quite handy, with their size and single USB connection for power and touch interface. There could well be some better display options o...
by dhicks
Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Support for Mimo (DisplayLink) monitors
Replies: 9
Views: 6476

Re: Support for Mimo (DisplayLink) monitors

<t>Quote from scologic on September 12, 2011, 10:56<br/> I'd suggest buying hdmi versions of the same screens. If you need some let me know as we have a trusted supply route to bring these into the UK and Europe. Also the HDMI versions also have touch and multi touch variants.<br/> <br/> How are the...
by dhicks
Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Possible small, cheap Wifi
Replies: 23
Views: 3382

Re: Possible small, cheap Wifi

<r>Quote from ShiftPlusOne on September 9, 2011, 05:57<br/> without a proper antenna, I wonder what sort of range you can get with one of those.<br/> <br/> Depending on your exact application, you could always try and make a signal booster - I came accross this design the other day, made from a beer...
by dhicks
Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi for a HTTP server?
Replies: 23
Views: 4688

Re: Pi for a HTTP server?

<t>Quote from SaturnsVoid on September 10, 2011, 17:08<br/> I was thinking if i could use a few of these for simple HTTP servers running maybe Ubuntu Server or even RedHat how would it handle?<br/> <br/> I imagine Apache should compile and run just fine, although if you're planning to use an HTTP in...
by dhicks
Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Support for Mimo (DisplayLink) monitors
Replies: 9
Views: 6476

Re: Support for Mimo (DisplayLink) monitors

<r>Hello All,<br/> <br/> Will it be possible to use the Raspberry Pi with a DisplayLink USB connected and powered monitor such as the Mimo 720F? See: <URL url="http://www.newit.co.uk/shop/pr.....=mimo_720F">http://www.newit.co.uk/shop/pr.....=mimo_720F</URL><br/> <br/> If I understand correctly, thi...
by dhicks
Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VGA over HDMI?
Replies: 13
Views: 3333

Re: VGA over HDMI?

<r>Quote from JacksonhC on September 8, 2011, 01:05<br/> you could get a HDMI to DVI cable but i think it would be hard to get HDMI to VGA as one is digital and the other analog.<br/> <br/> Several sellers on eBay seem to offer HDMI to VGA cables:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GOLD....
by dhicks
Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 378306

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

<r>Quote from rickyjames on September 7, 2011, 20:20<br/> Here's some similar generic tin cases listed on sale that are in the right ballpark for size at less than $1 each when purchased in bulk.<br/> <br/> Many thanks - I've been wondering about how to go about making a case, and that's given me a ...
by dhicks
Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: School local
Replies: 13
Views: 3352

Re: School local

<t>[KVinS wrote:]<br/> > Can I create this?<br/> <br/> What you're trying to do is use the Rasberry Pi board to both create a local wireless network and run an Apache / MySQL server. Apache / MySQL should, hopefully, be easy enough to get working (you might need to compile Apache yourself), or faili...

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