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by andycrofts
Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:30 am
Forum: Picademy
Topic: VNC remote desktop via web browser
Replies: 55
Views: 109071

Re: VNC remote desktop via web browser

Hmmm.... I get:..... sudo update-rc.d vncboot defaults update-rc.d: using dependency based boot sequencing insserv: warning: script 'K02makeramdisk' missing LSB tags and overrides insserv: warning: script 'vncboot' missing LSB tags and overrides insserv: warning: script 'makeramdisk' missing LSB tag...
by andycrofts
Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: tunnelling....
Replies: 1
Views: 602

tunnelling....

Hi, Folks. Racking my brains here - haven't had a beer yet, but if I don't fix it soon, I will.... Trying to write a tutorial/document on connecting a remote Raspberry Pi to a local one. Last page is the kiddie, but comments gratefully received. Ta. -Andy https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/79633651...
by andycrofts
Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Rural Pi
Replies: 34
Views: 9195

Re: Rural Pi

Unbelievably, the 'dead' Pi wasn't! One of those unfortunate coincidence strings: First 'bang' fried the SD card. Suspected this just might be the problem.... Reprogrammed it with my 'trusty eeePC701. No go. Tried another card, same reprogramming. No go. At which point I was convinced Pi was a goner...
by andycrofts
Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Giving the Pi some stress...
Replies: 0
Views: 360

Giving the Pi some stress...

OK, let's see what it's capable of.... Right, so I've got a Model-B connected to a powered USB hub attached to which is an 80G HDD. Connected to the telly via HDMI. Connected to my laptop via WiFi. Pi is running Lighttpd, MySql, Wordpress. It's at oululife.dnsdynamic.com. OK. I have a copy of an epi...
by andycrofts
Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Rural Pi
Replies: 34
Views: 9195

Re: Rural Pi

OK, status update. Bit sad, really, until today, when it got a helluvalot better. First, as I said before, by sheer and utter stupidity, I misconnected Sleepy Pi to Raspberry Pi, and let the Blue Smoke Fairy out. Shouldn't have happened, except I was too lazy to get my glasses to see I'd misconnecte...
by andycrofts
Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RPi Cam Web Interface
Replies: 5059
Views: 1318651

Re: RPi Cam Web Interface

Thanks!
Don't need to say much else.
by andycrofts
Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Rural Pi
Replies: 34
Views: 9195

Re: Rural Pi

Or maybe cutoff pin14 and fit a blanking key to the socket. Gordon77 Yeah, hope the next iteration of Pi has something like this. Putting a 3v3 connector a few mm from a couple of fatal 5V pins wasn't a smart move. Neither was fitting a nice sticky-out handle to make breaking the SD socket so easy....
by andycrofts
Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Rural Pi
Replies: 34
Views: 9195

Re: Rural Pi

Jim JKla wrote:Have you thought of doing a kickstart to supliment your beer can collecting? ;)
:D
by andycrofts
Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Rural Pi
Replies: 34
Views: 9195

Re: Rural Pi

Well, update. Sad day, due purely to my incredibly stupid arrogance. Due to my laziness in not getting my glasses before I connected Sleepy to Forest Pi*, I misaligned the connector by a whole row. Result – I put 5V onto Pi’s 3V3 line. Dammit. Forest Pi destroyed in a nanosecond. New Pi will be orde...
by andycrofts
Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Detecting Low Battery
Replies: 3
Views: 2576

Re: Detecting Low Battery

@davef21370 Hi. I'm doing something similar (search forum for 'rural Pi') I've just got hold of a Sleepy Pi and expect to be interfacing it shortly. I've gotta hurry up, because the designer (Jon of Spell Foundry) is waiting for results on how Sleepy can handle the rather extreme load of a Huawei E2...
by andycrofts
Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Rural Pi
Replies: 34
Views: 9195

Re: Rural Pi

Ok, not sure if this is possible, but it could be. Using a USB to serial UART converter the 3G USB dongle could be wired up to the UART pins on the Pi Just an idea, but may not be possible. Keith. Problem is the USB/Ethernet chip'd still be running. Powering it off is best - (Or get a model - A) He...
by andycrofts
Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Rural Pi
Replies: 34
Views: 9195

Re: Rural Pi - update.

Hi, folks. I'm gonna start publishing my rough notes, this is before I come out with a 'clean' more professional-looking document. <cough>themagpi.com<cough> For now, I'll stick 'em on my machine at http://oululife.dnsdynamic.com under the heading PILAB. First one's how I got the dongle working with...
by andycrofts
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Rural Pi
Replies: 34
Views: 9195

Re: Rural Pi

Hey Andy, Sounds like a great application, I've got a 3G dongle from 3 (ZTE MF730M) which I just never seem to get around to setting up. By the time I do the data will have run out (how does that work, eh? Grrrr!) Jon Getting the dongle going was a lot easier than I expected (first time, with a rev...
by andycrofts
Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Rural Pi
Replies: 34
Views: 9195

Re: Rural Pi

Jim JKla wrote: It all sounds good and a writeup would be appreciated. ;)
Expect someting written Mid-spring. Maybe Mag-pi or raspberry.org...
As I document everything as I go, should be easy. Scrivener is great software for puttting things like docs, datasheets, websites etc together.
by andycrofts
Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Rural Pi
Replies: 34
Views: 9195

Re: Rural Pi

Blimey! Didn't expect so much help so quick! iProtoxi is a brilliant find, thanks! Plus, they're across the road from where I used to work. Under my nose, and didn't find.... Possible job too, I wonder? I'll ask! The weather data's a great help, too. It really needs to be a Pi, 'cos I need to connec...
by andycrofts
Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Rural Pi
Replies: 34
Views: 9195

Rural Pi

Hi, folks! I'd like to kick up a discussion/challenge on running a Pi in a forest... OK, here's a bit...for fun, I want to toss a Pi (Forest_Pi) in a Finnish forest, measuring temp/humidity/counting squirrels/whatever. Now, thanks to UMTSKeeper, I can make a Pi available to the outside world using m...
by andycrofts
Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Should i get one?
Replies: 13
Views: 2246

Re: Should i get one?

About a year late, but I'll chip in... No, you should buy a laptop, given your criteria. THEN, buy a Pi. It's not a 'computer' in the everyday sense of the word. Nowadays, 'computers' don't mean machines that compute, like real computing for a reason. Consider Bletchley Park. They mean things that I...
by andycrofts
Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: UMTSkeeper
Replies: 0
Views: 492

UMTSkeeper

Oh, WOW!
Kudos to the author of this bit of code, and also kudos to sakis of sakis3g fame.
UMTSKeeper. Google as always is your friend.
If you want to connect your Pi to the internet-of-things, (IoT) get your hot and sticky paws around this!
It just bloody worked first time!
Ta, folks!
by andycrofts
Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: I2C temperature sensor for beginners help needed
Replies: 6
Views: 7475

Re: I2C temperature sensor for beginners help needed

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure that you don't need external resistors on the Pi's SDA and SCL lines. The Pi has internal 1k8 pull-ups on these pins. I've hacked a couple i2c circuits, with chained slaves, and never used external pull-ups nor had any problems. http://eli...
by andycrofts
Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: I2C temperature sensor for beginners help needed
Replies: 6
Views: 7475

Re: I2C temperature sensor for beginners help needed

*** I'm wrong. Corrected by another poster - see below, and disregard this, but the links might be useful. Apologies -Andy *** Above is correct, BUT: You'll also need a couple of pullup resistors. one from SDA to Vcc (using the 3.3 pin on the GPIO as Vcc), and one from SCL to Vcc. Can be pretty much...
by andycrofts
Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Android client for RPi camera remote control?
Replies: 4
Views: 2031

Re: Android client for RPi camera remote control?

Waiting for same...Berrycam writer blogged sep.8 that Android is coming...I forgot to check the year of the post.. :oops: In the meantime, I intend to use aliases. I haven't yet found with Linux, let alone Android, how to make 'hot key' combos work (like <window key> <S> to send a 'canned' command -...
by andycrofts
Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PiCE Case
Replies: 35
Views: 14256

Re: PiCE Case

Yeah, this is the kiddie. Already writing a product spec. for a particular app. I have in mind - environmentally-based. Have thought of using a Peltier junction mounted on the case, not for cooling, but for heating...where I wanna use it, it might get as low as -45 centigrade, and the Pi chips are g...
by andycrofts
Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Should i get one?
Replies: 13
Views: 2246

Re: Should i get one?

Yes. I'm a 57-year-old boring git, and I got one. I love it! Designed for children to learn programming? Not on your nellie! "Dad, can I use the Pi?" "No way, Josè, I'm trying to interface a webcam to it, so I can see all your nocturnal sojournings using software called "Motion" !" Seriously, I love...
by andycrofts
Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3538
Views: 112647

Re: Introduce yourself!

Hi, I'm Andy. I'm a 56-year-old geriatric fogey, I smell of pee (advantage: always get a double seat to myself on the bus!) I live in Oulu, Finland, and still waiting for my PI from RS - they're a bit slow, but with luck might mean I'l get a 512 meg. "Welsh Dragon" version. (Doesn't really matter if...
by andycrofts
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Just ordered one...
Replies: 1
Views: 480

Re: Just ordered one...

Anyone know if there's an interface I can get for a touch-screen? (Capacitive - as in the link I posted earlier?)

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