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by Paulon8080
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Pi as offline Wireless Access Point
Replies: 3
Views: 889

Re: Pi as offline Wireless Access Point

Thanks Andyroo,

I've actually just been checking out Pirate Box (https://piratebox.cc/) which LibraryBox comes from....I've set up piratebox on my pi3 and am now going to 'play' around with it to see if I can some kind of variation and hopefully learn a bit a long the way!
by Paulon8080
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Pi as offline Wireless Access Point
Replies: 3
Views: 889

Pi as offline Wireless Access Point

Hi everybody, I have an idea for a project (posted something similar, but different, here last week). I would like to host various media files on my pi (video, text etc) and then set Pi up as wireless access point. When somebody logs onto the WAP from their devices they are able to automatically acc...
by Paulon8080
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: PI as WAP
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: PI as WAP

Thanks Dirk!

I will give it a go!
by Paulon8080
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: PI as WAP
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: PI as WAP

Hey Dirks, Thanks for your question. So as you suggested I looked for captive portal Pi and found this https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-captive-portal/ What that seems to do is, when you connect to the wifi thtat page will appear as a gateway as in you need to click it to visit sites on the web (...
by Paulon8080
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: PI as WAP
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: PI as WAP

Actually that isn't what I'm looking for (apologies for lack of clarity!)

I would like to open up the template html file on lighttPd immediately upon accessing the PIWAP.

My logic being someone can browse a 'local' website from their device.

Hope that makes sense!
by Paulon8080
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: PI as WAP
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: PI as WAP

Thanks DirkS,

Will give it a go!
by Paulon8080
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: PI as WAP
Replies: 7
Views: 440

PI as WAP

Hey everybody, I'm 'playing' around with a basic idea for a project (not sure where project will go tbh) But for now what I would like to achieve is 1. Pi as Wireless Access point 2. When people connect to this WAP (with password) a browser page will automatically open (a welcome of some sorts). So ...
by Paulon8080
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: .wav duration with node.js
Replies: 0
Views: 665

.wav duration with node.js

Hi all, I am working on a project using node.js and .wav files with my Pi3. I have a selection of audio .wav files (all of different lengths). I want 'X' amount of them to be selected and played one after another. I know I can use Set Interval to time them to play a certain amount of time after each...
by Paulon8080
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Pi for Physical Computing Module
Replies: 0
Views: 1133

Pi for Physical Computing Module

Hi everybody, I'm a lecturer in a University, teaching on a Multimedia module. Next semester we will be introducing Raspberry Pi's into a second year Physical Computing module ( We had used arduinos before). I just wanted to ask if anyone has any recommendations/links/suggestions to syllabi etc that...
by Paulon8080
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Calling a JS variable in a shell script?
Replies: 3
Views: 1305

Re: Calling a JS variable in a shell script?

Hey Heater, Thanks for your reply and apologies for lack of clarity, I’m somewhat fumbling in the dark here (you’ve probably noticed). Yes I am using node.js. I have a javascript file that I am using to monitor the tweets of a particular account using this https://www.npmjs.com/package/twit. var pri...
by Paulon8080
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Calling a JS variable in a shell script?
Replies: 3
Views: 1305

Calling a JS variable in a shell script?

Hi everybody, I am working on a PI project at the moment which involves using a variable from a javascript file in a separate shell script. I have a String in my Javascript file: e.g.. var text = “This is a text”; I would like to call that specific variable from that javascript file in test.sh so th...
by Paulon8080
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi with GSM and SDR?
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Re: Pi with GSM and SDR?

Hey Drgeoff,

Thanks for the reply. Apologies for posting in wrong section, I guess I have moved on from 'beginners' section.

If mods want to move it elsewhere, that's fine with me.

Apologies again,

Paul
by Paulon8080
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi with GSM and SDR?
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Re: Pi with GSM and SDR?

Hey ghans and drgeoff, Thanks for your replies, this is a great help. First up 'But you need to be aware that in almost all countries, using an unlicensed transmitter on the mobile phone bands is against the law.' Obviously I don't want to do any thing on the wrong side of the law, so I'll have to i...
by Paulon8080
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi with GSM and SDR?
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Pi with GSM and SDR?

Hi everybody, I recently saw an art installation in which each person within the gallery space received an automated text message to their phones from their phones , without actually supplying their cell/mobile phones numbers. I would be interested in trying something similar but am not too sure whe...
by Paulon8080
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Antique' Televisions with a Pi.
Replies: 16
Views: 2545

Re: 'Antique' Televisions with a Pi.

Hi everybody,

Thanks for your individual replies...I've put this project on temporary hold for the moment. But I will be returning to it in a while and will reignite this thread with more questions/comments etc

Thanks,

Paul
by Paulon8080
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Antique' Televisions with a Pi.
Replies: 16
Views: 2545

Re: 'Antique' Televisions with a Pi.

Yes, the PI can output either PAL or NTSC, and you can use a TV modulator, such as the ones used with/in older home-computers to create an RF signal. Hey Mahjongg, Thanks so much for your reply. By TV modulator do you mean something like this: http://www.storkz.com/rca-crf907r.html?currency=EUR&cou...
by Paulon8080
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Antique' Televisions with a Pi.
Replies: 16
Views: 2545

Re: 'Antique' Televisions with a Pi.

Also watch out for 'live chassis'. Those things were never designed to have anything but an aerial plugged into them and can cause all sorts of problems if other electronics is connected to them. Including life ending problems. Hey Hippy, Thanks for the reply. I'll be sure to post here with the TV ...
by Paulon8080
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Antique' Televisions with a Pi.
Replies: 16
Views: 2545

Re: 'Antique' Televisions with a Pi.

Also note that unplugging a TV set WILL NOT ensure you are safe! Capacitors inside can carry hundreds of volts, even weeks after being unplugged! I've been zapped one too many times by capacitors to take such risks anymore. As a suggestion... Would a cheap set top box with HDMI or composite (rca) i...
by Paulon8080
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Antique' Televisions with a Pi.
Replies: 16
Views: 2545

Re: 'Antique' Televisions with a Pi.

Paul, Be very careful with old TV sets. Limit any connection to them to a modulated UHF signal connected through the external antenna socket and certainly don't take the back off the thing. Keep any connection to the outside interfaces. There are some very nasty voltages, particularly colour TVs, a...
by Paulon8080
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Antique' Televisions with a Pi.
Replies: 16
Views: 2545

Re: 'Antique' Televisions with a Pi.

It's a cool idea. Have you thought about ripping out the internals and replacing the screen with a more modern screen? I would love to give it a try but it seems 'classic' TV sets are now very few and far between. Some local 'junk' stores have them by they are charging the Earth for them because th...
by Paulon8080
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Antique' Televisions with a Pi.
Replies: 16
Views: 2545

Re: 'Antique' Televisions with a Pi.

ok
by Paulon8080
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Antique' Televisions with a Pi.
Replies: 16
Views: 2545

'Antique' Televisions with a Pi.

Hi everybody, I am in the (very) early stages of planning a project/installation that would use old TVs. By old I mean, from the 1960s - 1980s, and ones that would probably/possibly not have scart or RCA connections. My limited understanding has led me to look at UHF Televisions and I'm trying to fi...
by Paulon8080
Wed May 24, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exiting Full Screen on Chronium via Real VNC
Replies: 4
Views: 956

Re: Exiting Full Screen on Chronium via Real VNC

Not exactly a solution but..

If you hit ctrl+alt+ delete on mac keyboard it will let you shutdown pi!
by Paulon8080
Wed May 24, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Keep Chromium screen awake
Replies: 3
Views: 2047

Re: Keep Chromium screen awake

Hey guys,

Thanks for taking the time to reply.

I tried the xScreenSaver method and it worked perfectly,

Thanks again,

Paul
by Paulon8080
Tue May 23, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Keep Chromium screen awake
Replies: 3
Views: 2047

Keep Chromium screen awake

Hi everybody, I am using a Pi 3 for an installation. I have a webpage opened via chromium. I am trying to make sure the screen does not go to sleep. I need it stay awake while the gallery is open ( 5 hours). Does anyone have any suggestions? If the suggestion is to use an different specific browser,...

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