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by Neon22
Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: simple 16 signal GPIO I2C board
Replies: 31
Views: 18135

Re: simple 16 signal GPIO I2C board

Looking forward to it
by Neon22
Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard
Replies: 258
Views: 105527

Re: Gertboard

<t>Gert said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I just spend some time cleaning up the code a bit. I added a copyright notice** and a GPL 3 header to every file so everybody can use it. I have it all wrapped up in a zip file. I am new to releasing code so where should I put that?<br/> <br/> ** I could not find any ...
by Neon22
Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Pygame
Replies: 29
Views: 7086

Re: Pygame

<t>I agree python 3.x is cleaner and removes the idiosyncracies of python 2.x.<br/> <br/> However many libs are not yet available for 3.x.<br/> <br/> E.g. openni for connecting the Kinect sensor, and opencv packages.<br/> <br/> The similarities for 2.7 are very close to 3.0 (that is the point of 2.7...
by Neon22
Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: pyMCU - python controlled hardware I/O board
Replies: 2
Views: 6891

Re: pyMCU - python controlled hardware I/O board

<r>Found this board here pymcu. Looks great.<br/> <br/> pyMCU a PIC controller interfaced via USB to the raspberypi with the following attributes:<br/> - Runs on 3.3 or 5V (solder link selectable)<br/> - Port for external 4 line LCD (common HD47780 chipset style)<br/> - 13 digital in/out pins<br/> -...
by Neon22
Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard
Replies: 258
Views: 105527

Re: Gertboard

glad to help. (and now may get better code that allows for these other options )

its win win

Seriously thanks for doing this Gert. Its fantastically useful.
by Neon22
Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard
Replies: 258
Views: 105527

Re: Gertboard

Have you looked to see if RS has the more powerful versions ?

MCP4802/MCP4812/MCP4822 or even MCP4801/4811/4821

Maybe the cost difference is in your favour ? I think pinout is same
by Neon22
Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool
Replies: 268
Views: 74125

Re: PiCard - GUI SD Preparation Tool

Sounds like you've thought it out really well and it looks like its going to work perfectly.

Cheers...
by Neon22
Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: simple 16 signal GPIO I2C board
Replies: 31
Views: 18135

Re: simple 16 signal GPIO I2C board

<t>Looks great to me Frank. So simple. Very cool.<br/> <br/> If controlling the h/w is this simple on the pi its going to be great.<br/> <br/> Cheers…<br/> <br/> P.S. to turn it into a module just put a:<br/> <br/> if __name__ = "__main__":<br/> <br/> before the demo useage code.<br/> <br/> I hope y...
by Neon22
Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:20 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Do I need a gertboard to run a servo
Replies: 47
Views: 12633

Re: Do I need a gertboard to run a servo

<r>ginge said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Neon22 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Don"t forget the world famous OpenServo project. (V2 and V3)<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://openservo.com/">http://openservo.com/</URL><br/> <br/> One of its advantages is the ability to communicate with the servos directly using I2C (or v...
by Neon22
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Network oriented version of raspberry pi?
Replies: 14
Views: 7713

Re: Network oriented version of raspberry pi?

Get a 22USD wr703n from here maybe?

TP-Link TL-WR703N basic

and put openwrt on it - or for 2 dollars more it can come with that.

TP-Link TL-WR703N with Openwrt
by Neon22
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: simple 16 signal GPIO I2C board
Replies: 31
Views: 18135

Re: simple 16 signal GPIO I2C board

<r>Russell Davis has put up a virtual raspberry pi machine here:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://russelldavis.org/2012/0.....t-vm-v0-2/">http://russelldavis.org/2012/0.....t-vm-v0-2/</URL><br/> <br/> He is assuming its based on fedora13. if it isn't he's probably close...<br/> <br/> You could use it to ...
by Neon22
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Projector-based Computer
Replies: 9
Views: 4737

Re: Projector-based Computer

<r>The Showwx+ is an excellent device because all pixels are in focus thanks to the scanning laser. So when projecting onto uneven, or curved surfaces, the image is always in focus. But it puts out only 15 lumens.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> If the image does not need to always be in focus, then also con...
by Neon22
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: RaspberryPi + PixelQI = Laptop?
Replies: 2
Views: 3102

Re: RaspberryPi + PixelQI = Laptop?

Some news on a  pixelQi board here:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....ter#p32497

(Method used DVI to LVDS)
by Neon22
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: first design for an hdmi to lvds adapter
Replies: 78
Views: 77858

Re: first design for an hdmi to lvds adapter

<t>Interestingly here is a board that converts DVI to LVDS specifically targetting the PixelQi display. PQ3Qi-01<br/> <br/> http://www.systemation-inc.com.....o-adapters<br/> <br/> This is a 10.1 inch display  LVDS Single Channel. The LCD is 6 bits per color. Resolution is 1024 x 600. Also drives th...
by Neon22
Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Touch Screen LCD
Replies: 55
Views: 52136

Re: Touch Screen LCD

by Neon22
Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sorry, but I missed what language is best to code with the PI?
Replies: 13
Views: 3282

Re: Sorry, but I missed what language is best to code with the PI?

<t>At the time of the BBC micro - Basic was the best choice for learning to program.<br/> <br/> Today I'd say the equivalent is Python.<br/> <br/> Its also more acceptable when poeple start reaching outside of the device to program in larger contexts. I.e. Basic was not in wide use commercially when...
by Neon22
Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:57 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: RaspberryPi + PixelQI = Laptop?
Replies: 2
Views: 3102

Re: RaspberryPi + PixelQI = Laptop?

<r>The pixelqi is a great screen that has a reflective backing and so can be read in full sulight and uses less power as well.<br/> <br/> They use the screen in the OLPC laptops.<br/> <br/> They now have several more sizes too.<br/> <br/> The problem is in communicating with the device. We would nee...
by Neon22
Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:49 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Security Camera System
Replies: 82
Views: 112428

Re: Security Camera System

<r>You should check out zoneminder - a linux package - also available in a liveCD distro.<br/> <br/> home: <URL url="http://www.zoneminder.com/">http://www.zoneminder.com/</URL><br/> <br/> Download: <URL url="http://sourceforge.net/project.....oneminder/">http://sourceforge.net/project.....oneminder...
by Neon22
Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:32 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3D Logo Animation
Replies: 28
Views: 44240

Re: Raspberry Pi 3D Logo Animation

<r>Hey Antario,<br/> <br/> Now that you have apng files - you could look into making a persona for firefox with a rotating logo in upper right. Could be prettty cool...<br/> <br/> Follow instructions here if you like:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://neon.wireframe.biz/node/35">http://neon.wireframe.biz/...
by Neon22
Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Do I need a gertboard to run a servo
Replies: 47
Views: 12633

Re: Do I need a gertboard to run a servo

<t>DavidIO said: <br/> <br/> <br/> robohead said: <br/> <br/> <br/> There are quite a few ways to drive servos out there ie. you can use a microcontroller such as a PIC,AVR etc. a platform such as an Arduino, brainstem etc. or you can use a dedicated servo controller board. We have used the servo co...
by Neon22
Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Do I need a gertboard to run a servo
Replies: 47
Views: 12633

Re: Do I need a gertboard to run a servo

<r>Don't forget the world famous OpenServo project. (V2 and V3)<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://openservo.com/">http://openservo.com/</URL><br/> <br/> This board can replace the board in your existing 'cheap' servos or you can make your own and get many advantages such as motion profiles and logging and...
by Neon22
Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Star trek-style 'tricoder' invention using an r-pi
Replies: 38
Views: 8880

Re: Star trek-style 'tricoder' invention using an r-pi

<t>Weirdly there was a UK company called Tricorder in late 90's. Not sure if it still exists but they were seeking funding for using SLS (structured light scanning) to digitise 3D models using a device that looked a lot like a tricorder...<br/> <br/> Looks like they didn't make it. Cool concept and ...
by Neon22
Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:32 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Software Defined Radio
Replies: 61
Views: 30992

Re: Software Defined Radio

by Neon22
Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:27 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Borph distro - talks to h/w like GertBoard
Replies: 0
Views: 985

Re: Borph distro - talks to h/w like GertBoard

<r>From their Site page:BORPH is an operating system designed for FPGA-based reconfigurable computers, implemented as an extension of the Linux kernel. Reconfigurable hardware, such as FPGAs, are treated as computational resources within the operating system. These resources are defined as hardware ...

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