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by Loboexe
Thu May 30, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Raspberry Pi weather station thing
Replies: 9
Views: 15433

Re: Raspberry Pi weather station thing

Wind direction & speed is the hardest. You can create DIY sensors of that type but it's a bit hard. For the other; you should find a myriad of sensors by googling. I like the DS18B20's for temperature. All sensors you'll have to connect via the GPIO pins though, some sensors like the DS18B20 you ca...
by Loboexe
Fri May 17, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Raspberry Pi Home Automation Ideas...
Replies: 30
Views: 36211

Re: Raspberry Pi Home Automation Ideas...

I have several "plans" or ideas I would like to do In no particular order :- Heating/Energy use Individual room temp sensing, leading to boiler control and radio TRV's on the rads to replace a single CH thermostat / programmer. Add in data from a home weather station to predict cold spells (not sure...
by Loboexe
Fri May 17, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: wireless temperature sensor
Replies: 20
Views: 96507

Re: wireless temperature sensor

I am also looking at this issue. I am currently in the "information" gathering stage. I started looking at a Raspberry Pi + Arduino combination but the Arduino is quite expensive and adding wireless makes it even more so. There are several Aurdino compatible units that are small, cheaper, can run on...
by Loboexe
Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: WiFi TRV's
Replies: 0
Views: 642

WiFi TRV's

Has anybody "hacked" any wifi or remote radiator valves ? There are a number of makes and systems around but most need you to buy into the accompanying control system. As I want to make my Pi control the whole house, monitor the power and heat etc being able to use the Pi to activate the RV's would ...
by Loboexe
Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Maplin Wireless Mini keyboard and Touchpad
Replies: 13
Views: 7565

Re: Maplin Wireless Mini keyboard and Touchpad

I bought this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rii-2-4GHz-Wireless-Keyboard-Touchpad/dp/B004FSFYG8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355315651&sr=8-1 Tested and worked first time with the Pi, my main PC, two different laptops and a another Linux PC. It has function keys, a touch pad mouse pad and is back lit. It also ...
by Loboexe
Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Maplin Wireless Mini keyboard and Touchpad
Replies: 13
Views: 7565

Re: Maplin Wireless Mini keyboard and Touchpad

Have you seen this one

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wireless-Keyboa ... d_add_1_dp

I posted a new thread to see if anybody had used it but this at least has function keys - if it works :)
by Loboexe
Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Small Remote Keyboard
Replies: 0
Views: 530

Small Remote Keyboard

Has anybody used one of these :-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wireless-Keyboa ... d_add_1_dp

With their Pi, thinking about getting one if it works OK as the remote for my XBMC Pi
by Loboexe
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Chiltern Area Group?
Replies: 8
Views: 1801

Re: Chiltern Area Group?

I live in Dunstable and there are a few others that live over this way according to the map, if nothing more local comes up for the Luton area I would like to come along if I am free ( I work shifts).
by Loboexe
Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mounting The Pi PCB
Replies: 14
Views: 3957

Re: Mounting The Pi PCB

<r>The Pics look great ! and I can not wait to get my hands on a working Pi, I did notice that there is very little room to have any sort of mounting system (stand off posts for example) if you were thinking about putting the Pi in any sort of case or open frame.<br/> <br/> In schools, I would think...
by Loboexe
Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to use a system with 256/128MB memory?
Replies: 22
Views: 4706

Re: How to use a system with 256/128MB memory?

<r>On the OS and memory size debate.....<br/> Quote from All OS's suck !<br/> <I><s>[i]</s>[I come from a time way back in the nineteen hundred and seventies when computers were used for 2 things, you either go to the moon or play pong! - Nothing inbetween.<br/> You did'nt need a fancy operating sys...
by Loboexe
Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi
Replies: 272
Views: 65790

Re: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi

<t>2 X usb I like<br/> <br/> WiFi not so much, thinking of power requirements and where would you put the arial !<br/> <br/> I have a small WiFi router - "The Pineapple" comes with a battary pack and has a small foot print. I have seen instances where the router guts have been stripped out of the pl...
by Loboexe
Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Suggestions for pre-release tutorials required!
Replies: 15
Views: 2485

Re: Suggestions for pre-release tutorials required!

Sounds Great ! not had my soldering iron out for years.

Not sure if this is the sort of thing you are asking for but how about stepper motor controls or servo actuators

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