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by jewesque
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: RasPi based "MPGuino" or "Scangauge" Equivalent?
Replies: 2
Views: 1245

RasPi based "MPGuino" or "Scangauge" Equivalent?

So, some of you may be familiar with the MPGuino, http://store.fundamentallogic.com/ecom/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=22&products_id=463&zenid=ab19624aaad8dd6f8b6b143009c67669 . It's an Arduino based device that is simply an open source analogue to a Scangauge. Unfortunately, the kits are ...
by jewesque
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: What is this case? Looks like a C64 Peripheral
Replies: 3
Views: 1871

Re: What is this case? Looks like a C64 Peripheral

thexman wrote:it was a made up image, to show a case design you will notice its for the Pre release version of the PI as the HDMI and Composite are not on the same side on the release version model B shame i liked the look also, but its not available to buy as far as i know.
Oh, that settles it! Thanks so much!
by jewesque
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: What is this case? Looks like a C64 Peripheral
Replies: 3
Views: 1871

What is this case? Looks like a C64 Peripheral

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While I think I'm going to get a PiHouse as well, this thing is too cool not to think about. Anyone know?
by jewesque
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Imperial Pi Fighter
Replies: 18
Views: 14992

Re: Imperial Pi Fighter

Building a kernel ain't like dusting crops, boy! Without precise calculations we could get a kernel panic or overvolt the SoC, and that'd end your trip real quick, wouldn't it?
by jewesque
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Cooling Ram + CPU
Replies: 108
Views: 49967

Re: Cooling Ram + CPU

Knowing full well that it's some serious overkill, I will still be planning out a cooling solution for my RPi. I'll be holding off on it as yet, though, because I plan to use Arctic Silver Alumina thermal epoxy, which the AS site advises "Arctic Alumina Thermal Adhesive is a permanent adhesive. Any ...
by jewesque
Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: UT Electronics RTC Project Abandoned
Replies: 1
Views: 2364

UT Electronics RTC Project Abandoned

Sadly, I just got an e-mail that indicates that UT Electronics has abandoned their project to produce a Real Time Clock expansion board for the RPi. :( They have released everything they have on the board, including board schematics, but sadly, they won't be directly producing a kit. Full details av...
by jewesque
Fri May 18, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Tidy Pi Case
Replies: 6
Views: 3614

Re: Tidy Pi Case

I think that the best way of going about this is a custom soldered wire adapter, instead of soldering directly to the board. And remember kiddies, heatshrink is fun for everyone! Right now, at least, I'm quite OK with wires going every which way. Before I even know what I'm doing with it, I'll be bu...
by jewesque
Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Android
Replies: 34
Views: 9413

Re: Android

<t>FYI, (I'm using buzzwords that I only peripherally understand, so bare with me), but the reason that we're currently limited to 128/256 is because the SoC being used in the POP configuration is realistically limited to 256MB right now. When larger cheap POP RAM modules become available, in future...
by jewesque
Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Abusing a powered USB hub
Replies: 8
Views: 1427

Re: Abusing a powered USB hub

<t>My plan for my CAR is to pick up a couple cigarette lighter USB powering devices, strip them out of their shells (since I won\'t be plugging them into the lighter socket), wire them up, one to power the R-Pi with output equivalent to 1A, and then another at 1A to go to the power input of the USB ...
by jewesque
Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Outside device
Replies: 8
Views: 2173

Re: Outside device

None yet. Figures.
by jewesque
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Power over Ethernet (Difficulty: Moderate)
Replies: 40
Views: 12413

Re: Power over Ethernet (Difficulty: Moderate)

It seems that what we're going to be looking for here is going to be a "passive PoE injector" set which includes the splitter as well. There are tons of those for next to nothing available.
by jewesque
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Power over Ethernet (Difficulty: Moderate)
Replies: 40
Views: 12413

Re: Power over Ethernet (Difficulty: Moderate)

It's right, it seems that their site went down almost right after I started exploring it - they sell a lot more ARM related stuff on their home page - I guess now we just need to wait until the site comes back up.
by jewesque
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Power over Ethernet (Difficulty: Moderate)
Replies: 40
Views: 12413

Re: Power over Ethernet (Difficulty: Moderate)

<r>So guys, just in case ya'll wanna love me now, here's a nice piece of hardware I just stumbled across for way less than you can even build them for. Obviously I haven't bought and tested it yet, but yeah. At $3.99 for an injector and splitter, you can't do better than that.<br/> <br/> <URL url="h...
by jewesque
Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Important, and unasked question
Replies: 10
Views: 1954

Re: Important, and unasked question

Oh, my little trolling friends, finally ya\'ll have come out of the woodwork to play. :D

This is about to get epic.
by jewesque
Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi Pad
Replies: 6
Views: 2091

Re: Raspberry Pi Pad

Wow, that can't be fun doing SMD stuff. I've never tried, and there's a good reason for that. Good luck, and keep us posted.

- Katie
by jewesque
Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Brooklyn High School Tech Class
Replies: 2
Views: 1339

Re: Brooklyn High School Tech Class

<t>I have a friend who's a teacher at a Brooklyn High School, and she is one of a few tech teachers in the school, and she actually gives a crap about her hardware and her students. I'm already tipping her off to this project, but moreover, I'm planning on picking up a couple of them for her to use ...
by jewesque
Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Power over Ethernet (Difficulty: Moderate)
Replies: 40
Views: 12413

Re: Power over Ethernet (Difficulty: Moderate)

<r>There was an article long ago in 2600 if I'm not mistaken where a guy had the same exact issue. He wanted to power a wireless access point over the ethernet cable because he was putting the AP into a weathertight box and then hiking that sucker up on a 20' mast over his house so he could get long...
by jewesque
Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi Pad
Replies: 6
Views: 2091

Re: Raspberry Pi Pad

<t>pleione, I'd love to hear from you more on the model of this particular AiO device, and your project as it goes forward.<br/> <br/> FYI, for saving battery power and gaining you some extra life, you could also look into converting the LCD backlight into an LED one. There are a couple pages online...
by jewesque
Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Outside device
Replies: 8
Views: 2173

Re: Outside device

What do you mean "outside"? Do you mean to have it in a weather tight box, or just something you can carry with you?
by jewesque
Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Commodore 64
Replies: 6
Views: 2763

Re: Commodore 64

<r>And, for those of you who pick up the C64 and other old PCs to mod an R-Pi into (like I'll be doing!!!), there is a trick I found looking around online to restore the old nasty plastics that have faded, turned yellow/brown, etc. Just stick the plastics into a tub of hydrogen peroxide, and then st...
by jewesque
Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Build a laptop reusing a dead one.
Replies: 30
Views: 10284

Re: Build a laptop reusing a dead one.

I have an older Dell laptop (I forget the model) that I'm more than happy to sacrifice in the name of getting this project rolling.
by jewesque
Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: In-car entertainment system
Replies: 20
Views: 8913

Re: In-car entertainment system

<t>Again, that all depends on what you're looking to boot. If the R-Pi doesn't need to boot a GUI you could shave some time there too. I think the best solution here is to have a battery pack that the R-Pi runs directly off of, and then you use the switched power that would normally power the comp a...
by jewesque
Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Important, and unasked question
Replies: 10
Views: 1954

Re: Important, and unasked question

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from emercer on October 18, 2011, 17:58<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> Mods on the RasPi forums have it all so easy... Feed the trolls, people! <E>:P</E>[/quote]<br/> <br/> We don\'t have trolls - there\'s intelligent conversation happening here (for the most part, discounting thes...
by jewesque
Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Important, and unasked question
Replies: 10
Views: 1954

Re: Important, and unasked question

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from obarthelemy on October 18, 2011, 00:14<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> Destroying stuff is funny, and a lot easier than building it. It\'s kinda like playing a joke on stuff. Thought you were a phone ? Ah ah ! you\'re a smoothie ![/quote]<br/> <br/> LMAO, ridiculous. <E>:P</E><...
by jewesque
Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Create a desktop Raspberry Pi PC.
Replies: 24
Views: 4503

Re: Create a desktop Raspberry Pi PC.

<r>Quote from liz on August 29, 2011, 16:44<br/> I think I can give you a definitive answer on this - no, we will not be building anything like the machine you mention. Sorry.<br/> <br/> Liz, you have such a nice way of saying "NO! Now STFU!" <E>:P</E><br/> <br/> I think this goes back to a point I ...

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