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by orbitoid
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:57 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: need basic compatible lcd for lovely portable pi goodness
Replies: 3
Views: 2045

Re: need basic compatible lcd for lovely portable pi goodness

<t>I am also going to build a port-a-pi when I manage to get one.<br/> <br/> I'm using this screen with this battery. I also purchased a USB car adaptor similar to this one.<br/> <br/> The battery output just plugged straight into the screen and worked like a charm!<br/> <br/> The USB car adaptor ta...
by orbitoid
Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Solar Power
Replies: 54
Views: 15345

Re: Solar Power

<r>kme said: <br/> <br/> <br/> You'd need a voltage regulator to keep a stable 5.0 V supply. And 24 Ah is way over-optimistic in the real world. Go for the double.<br/> <br/> Some one up to design a voltage regulator PCB taking any DC input and outputting 5.0 V for the R-Pi? Price point next to zero...
by orbitoid
Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Solar Power
Replies: 54
Views: 15345

Re: Solar Power

<t>Any links to a good solar panel/battery combo that might work well?<br/> <br/> I guess it will need to be 5V 24Ah (as stated above) if we want it to power the Pi for a whole day without any charging? For those days where the sun doesn't come up <br/> <br/> I don't want to go purchasing a battery ...
by orbitoid
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Solar Power
Replies: 54
Views: 15345

Re: Solar Power

<r>Mezo said: <br/> <br/> <br/> There is the F&P smartdrive (washing machine motor) option, puts out about 300w of electrickery, theres also some good info on solar on this site also.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.thebackshed.com/Win.....ents.asp#2">http://www.thebackshed.com/Win.....ents.asp#...
by orbitoid
Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Solar Power
Replies: 54
Views: 15345

Re: Solar Power

<t>Assuming that the Pi will be under 100% load the whole time, how many Ah would you need to power it for say 24 hours? (worse case)<br/> <br/> If we could work that out then we could look for batteries that would suit. Then we could also work out what kind of wattage the solar panels would need to...
by orbitoid
Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:09 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Security Camera System
Replies: 82
Views: 112462

Re: Security Camera System

<t>I've just recently had a bit of a play around with some Playstation eye toys (both namtech and logitech) and a "Playstation eye" doing exactly this on a headless server at home.<br/> <br/> I just used "Streamer" and a little script to copy the files to a different folder.<br/> <br/> "sudo apt-get...
by orbitoid
Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stepmania for linux
Replies: 27
Views: 6436

Re: Stepmania for linux

<t>shakesoda said: <br/> <br/> <br/> There will likely be an official port of StepMania 5 for ARM/RPi. StepMania 3.9 is really outdated - little to no chance of a port. Several members of the SM5 team can"t wait to get their hands on one of these.<br/> <br/> edit: additionally, SM hasn"t used SDL in...
by orbitoid
Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ASCII art for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 11
Views: 2449

Re: ASCII art for Raspberry Pi

<r>Hi Guys,<br/> Not sure if this has been done yet or not but i thought i would share.<br/> I figure we need to have a cool image to be displayed as you ssh into your headless Raspberry Pi.<br/> <URL url="http://vps.orbitoid.net/RaspberryPi_ASCII"><s>[url]</s>http://vps.orbitoid.net/RaspberryPi_ASC...
by orbitoid
Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Time to boot?
Replies: 5
Views: 1333

Re: Time to boot?

<t>Sorry to revive this thread. I understand that we will be able to purchase an SD card with Debian arm on it.<br/> What would the boot time to a fresh install of Debian be?<br/> Can someone with an alpha board time their boot and tell us what OS they are using so we can get a good idea of what to ...
by orbitoid
Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Outside device
Replies: 8
Views: 2220

Re: Outside device

<r>I have a plan to put the Raspi into a case with a Li-ion battery for a handheld console i plan on making later.<br/> From what i have seen the Raspberry Pi can deal with a power supply between 6-20v (or possibly 5-16v) (according to the wiki). So you will need a battery that can output between th...
by orbitoid
Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 3D model of Raspberry Pi logo
Replies: 26
Views: 7790

Re: 3D model of Raspberry Pi logo

That would be quite awesome. You could even use a 3D printer to turn the logo into a case for the Raspberry Pi itself!
by orbitoid
Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Test
Replies: 8
Views: 1612

Re: Test

case closed.
by orbitoid
Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:15 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Dance Dance Revolution (stepmania) on Raspi
Replies: 2
Views: 5908

Re: Dance Dance Revolution (stepmania) on Raspi

<r>Thanks for the quick reply.<br/> I had a funny vision pass through my mind of someone with a Raspberry Pi mounted on their belt and a small LCD held in a pair of glasses... Stepmania going wherever you go. <E>;-)</E><br/> One idea I had was to make a handheld Stepmania console with a psone screen...
by orbitoid
Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:37 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Dance Dance Revolution (stepmania) on Raspi
Replies: 2
Views: 5908

Re: Dance Dance Revolution (stepmania) on Raspi

<r>Hi All,<br/> <br/> I have been toying with the idea of making a very small computer that is dedicated to running stepmania <URL url="http://www.stepmania.com/">http://www.stepmania.com/</URL>.<br/> Stepmania 3.9 claims to be able to run on a pc with 400Mhtz CPU and 60MB of RAM. It needs to have a...

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