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by MrPJEvans
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: STICKY: Help & Support
Replies: 39
Views: 33206

Re: STICKY: Help & Support

Could you tell me a bit about your environment? Which Pi and which OS are you using (specifically what type of Raspbian). Did you try it after a reboot?
by MrPJEvans
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: MagPi 76
Replies: 21
Views: 5849

Re: MagPi 76

Mr Evans, I like the door idea, just I'd be killed by the wife for all the cables Hehe, thanks. SAF (Spouse Annoyance Factor) must always be considered in any project. In this case, the smart door is _for_ my wife, who is a private music teacher. This allows her to see who is at the door remotely, ...
by MrPJEvans
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: MagPi 76
Replies: 21
Views: 5849

Re: MagPi 76

This is a great project! My home is also filling up with Trådfri lights and now (as you'll see in MagPi 77) my door has got involved too. I'm a real fan of the way the IKEA techies are encouraging the maker community. When they changed security to a token based system, they posted on various boards ...
by MrPJEvans
Mon May 14, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: MagPi 69 3D Printing w/R-Pi and OctoPrint article
Replies: 6
Views: 7562

Re: MagPi 69 3D Printing w/R-Pi and OctoPrint article

Thank you very much for the contribution, John! Good info.
by MrPJEvans
Mon May 14, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: Issue 67- possible ZX Spectrum Alternative?
Replies: 1
Views: 5049

Re: Issue 67- possible ZX Spectrum Alternative?

Yes, it has been done. It's much more challenging as there is less space in the case (due to an extra plate) and the membrane design is different but perfectly possible.

You can also buy brand new reproduction cases (in many groovy colours) from http://www.zxrenew.co.uk/
by MrPJEvans
Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pilossus - WWII Codebreaking on a Pi
Replies: 9
Views: 2472

Re: Pilossus - WWII Codebreaking on a Pi

Bjim525 wrote:Thank you so much needed this for a school project where I am making a working replica (Mini of course) so this came in handy. Thanks for including the code as this saved me a ton of time because I am not the best coder :D :) ;)
Great to hear! Hope its useful.
by MrPJEvans
Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Enigma Pi
Replies: 1
Views: 805

Enigma Pi

I've just completed my first Raspberry Pi project. For me one of the most attractive things about the Pi (bar it's dashing good looks) is it's ability to enable the 'Internet of Things'. Now everything in the house from the doorbell to the loo door is in danger of having it's own IP address. The fir...
by MrPJEvans
Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Raspberry Jam for Milton Keynes
Replies: 92
Views: 19734

Re: Raspberry Jam for Milton Keynes

If you're looking for speakers, I recently recreated 'The Great Cipher Challenge' on my Pi. This pitted my RasPi against Colossus in an authentic code-breaking exercise based on the German WWII Lorenz cipher. Of course, The Colossus Rebuild Project has it's home at TNMoC. The background is an intere...
by MrPJEvans
Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pilossus - WWII Codebreaking on a Pi
Replies: 9
Views: 2472

Re: Pilossus - WWII Codebreaking on a Pi

I thought it was particularly interesting that "experts" in the War Office declared Colossus impracticable, based on mtbf figures for the large number of valves it would use. Tommy Flowers knew better - he understood that valves are much more reliable when run continuously and not allowed to cool d...
by MrPJEvans
Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pilossus - WWII Codebreaking on a Pi
Replies: 9
Views: 2472

Pilossus - WWII Codebreaking on a Pi

Hi All, I've published my first Raspberry Pi project today and thought some of you may be interested. I'm a tour guide at Bletchley Park, home to the WWII code breakers (including Alan Turing) who read the German Enigma transmissions. They also successfully cracked the German high-command's cypher, ...

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