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by campi
Thu May 16, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Any in UK get there's from CPC ?
Replies: 37
Views: 8258

Re: Any in UK get there's from CPC ?

Ordered mine on Tuesday and it arrived Wednesday, with a squashed box! Camera OK, but CPC Farnell must really get their act together on packaging, or does it come from Pencoed in this box?

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by campi
Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What ARM devices do you have already?
Replies: 32
Views: 7130

Re: What ARM devices do you have already?

drgeoff wrote:Nobody mentioned the Psion pocket computers. The Series 3, 3a and 3c were x86 but all after that were ARM.
I still have my Psion 3A, and also one of those tall ones, an earlier model - I use that as a hand terminal over an RS232 link. Why junk it when it still does the job? :-)
by campi
Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: streural issues
Replies: 19
Views: 2568

Re: streural issues

@kbailey ....... of course, you were never taught to use the word please. I can't see it anywhere in your purile diatribe.

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by campi
Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: STICKY: Foundation (old) Camera Board information
Replies: 446
Views: 291590

Re: Foundation Camera Board information

Sheesh - these guys who are going metric ........... inch by inch. We all in the UK completed that in the twentieth century! I thought we were late to the party. :lol:

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by campi
Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: BBC Radio-4-Matic
Replies: 18
Views: 14630

Re: BBC Radio-4-Matic

I have followed this with interest and started building my own. The 70s radio I had and, with a little work, have managed to put the Pi to work with your scripts. It works! In my case, no time delay unless I put one in for delayed playback (say I was away for a couple of hours). SSHing in to set tha...
by campi
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: HDMI cable hack
Replies: 2
Views: 1922

Re: HDMI cable hack

I would love to look, but the link takes me to a page that needs a username and passowrd.

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by campi
Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Which glue gun?
Replies: 4
Views: 2171

Re: Which glue gun?

Since they all seem to be around the same price level, which ever one they have in stock if you are purchasing at your local store. I suspect that internally they are all the same anyhow. One of them is advertised as coming with 2 glue sticks - maybe that is the one to go for.
by campi
Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cyntech case - quick review
Replies: 10
Views: 8442

Re: Cyntech case - quick review

I totally agree with you, having had mine since launch some weeks ago. The light pipes are superb and the fit of the enclosure "tight". I suspect you just had bad luck in that your usb ports were out of true - mine were perfectly in line. I also have one of the other commercially available moulded c...
by campi
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Wow! First production enclosure just arrived
Replies: 35
Views: 11089

Re: Wow! First production enclosure just arrived

http://shop-cyntech-co-uk.myshopify.com/collections/all I bought one and it arrived this morning - and I must say I am impressed with the quality and design. The comparison is with another UK-built enclosure that I have had for some time now. In particular, I like the snap out sections for the usb a...
by campi
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard shipping date.
Replies: 279
Views: 34206

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

wallarug wrote:
Mortimer wrote:Likewise I got my confirmation this morning.
Where are the E14 Gertboards?
There seems to be an echo in this thread - there it goes again!

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by campi
Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 201445

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

I wonder what their mother tongue is - or maybe it is our New York journo/student/fraudster?
by campi
Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: For sale
Topic: Pure Devices - RPi based appliance
Replies: 26
Views: 6067

Re: Pure Devices - RPi based appliance

On what basis do you claim the system is clown based? It really bugs me when people put down and complain about something being rubbish or useless without proposing any kind of coherent argument to back up the claim. The mark of a troll, and for what it is worth in his case, someone who shamelessly...
by campi
Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: BRAMBLES - finger jointed wooden case
Replies: 26
Views: 14111

Re: BRAMBLES - finger jointed wooden case

Looks just like a box of cigars - maybe raspberry flavoured? :lol:

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by campi
Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard shipping date.
Replies: 279
Views: 34206

Re: Gertboard shipping date.

It doesn't matter if he or I haven't 'actually' paid yet, the offer was made in the form of a credit/debit card payment. The details of the cards have been given to Farnell, and accepted by them. The contract is complete. Your understanding of contractual law is at odds with mine, and I am a recent...
by campi
Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Powering the Pi
Replies: 14
Views: 2139

Re: Powering the Pi

what do you mean by "one of these"? there is a link in the post see http://www.ebay.com/itm/LM2596-DC-Step-Down-Adjustable-Converter-Power-Module-/280942757086?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item41697e44de#ht_2788wt_1397 That is the DC/DC converter that I am using in a solar installation in my motorhom...
by campi
Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Aluminium case, Barch Designs?
Replies: 11
Views: 5826

Re: Aluminium case, Barch Designs?

I've not ordered a Pi yet but this case does look really good and puts it into play for various embedded projects I can think of. One thing I would like to see is a case that extends over the SD card/slot to keep that internal and protected from accidental tampering. You could always use one of the...
by campi
Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: piworks case a dud?
Replies: 6
Views: 2267

Re: piworks case a dud?

The "complainer" joined, made his first post and doesn't seem to have been back to respond, but he did come back an hour after posting to look. Obviously not that important.

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by campi
Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: piworks case a dud?
Replies: 6
Views: 2267

Re: piworks case a dud?

If you aren't happy, then follow their advice: Buy With Confidence When you buy the RPi Technicase you get our exclusive 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with the RPi Technicase, simply post it back to us and we will refund your payment + the cost for the retu...
by campi
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: How to secure the raspberry Pi in the case
Replies: 3
Views: 1934

Re: How to secure the raspberry Pi in the case

I used Sugru just as you would use bluetack. See www.sugru.com

It is a superb product and I have repaired the broken cases of accessories with it.

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by campi
Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: DIY Simple Raspberry Pi case
Replies: 31
Views: 32038

Re: DIY Simple Raspberry Pi case

I suppose they are found mostly in arid regions - see this Australian site http://www.perthirrigation.com.au/subca ... AND+RISERS

Probably not stocked anywhere in the UK.

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by campi
Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Infrared port
Replies: 6
Views: 6461

Re: Infrared port

The £5.25 included an IR port on an extending usb lead.

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by campi
Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Edimax EW-7811UN wifi & power
Replies: 7
Views: 3532

Re: Edimax EW-7811UN wifi & power

It didn't in my Pi - I had to put it in a powered usb hub for it to work reliably.

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by campi
Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Infrared port
Replies: 6
Views: 6461

Re: Infrared port

I am running the RC4 of RaspBMC, and using an MCE IR controller I bought off eBay for around £5.25. Works out of the box, but I have also remapped some of the keys - possible in RaspBMC. Hope that helps.

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by campi
Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Powered USB Hub?
Replies: 5
Views: 1566

Re: Powered USB Hub?

I had a similar "backfeed" from my USB hub. I suspect it could be bad for the Pi, and so I cut (and insulated) the red wire in the usb cable from the USB socket on the Pi to the "IN" on the hub. That should prevent backfeed and the supply isn't needed as the hub will only ever be run with the power ...
by campi
Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB power supply with 3+ ports, 1A+ each?
Replies: 8
Views: 2397

Re: USB power supply with 3+ ports, 1A+ each?

Hope it isn't this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T88ej64aXUM&feature=plcp be wary of "too cheap to be true" seven port hubs with power supplies! YES - beware - it may also be identified on the case as "7-Hub" or similar. When I disassembled the hub, I saw why it didn't work - bridged tracks a...

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