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by Darron.Michael
Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Control Relay Switches via Android using a Raspberry Pi
Replies: 158
Views: 81068

Re: Control Relay Switches via Android using a Raspberry Pi

I wanted to get the GPIO pins on the Pi to generate contact closure, instead of 3.3v, so I purchased a kit from Acme Unlimited (http://store.acmeun.com/products/relay-board-5-volt-kit-pre-order-only.html). Once I assembled their little board, it accepts 5V power from the Pi and 3.3v from the GPIO as...
by Darron.Michael
Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: C++, Code::Blocks, MS SQL SERVER
Replies: 8
Views: 5954

Re: C++, Code::Blocks, MS SQL SERVER

I'm actually "Skinning the same cat" but from the other direction. I have a Raspberry Pi with a PiFace card that is logging contact closure pulse rates on several inputs (using Python) which is saved to a local log file on the RPi. Then I have my SQL Server running a scheduled task to regularly grab...
by Darron.Michael
Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: C++, Code::Blocks, MS SQL SERVER
Replies: 8
Views: 5954

Re: C++, Code::Blocks, MS SQL SERVER

On the SQL Server, if you create an ODBC Data Source using the Username/Password that you're trying to use on Rpi, will it successfully connect?
by Darron.Michael
Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1103
Views: 374618

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

I'm running Screenly-OSE to display various metrics about our production lines on TVs in our facility and we LOVE charts! The free product I was using to generate charts on our intranet Web pages uses Flash animation. The charts were not viewable on Screenly-OSE (and also not on Android or Ipad brow...
by Darron.Michael
Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1103
Views: 374618

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

That seems to have worked! The error message is gone and I can now manage assets on the browser page. Thanks, There was an error thrown during the process (shown below) but it still resolved the problem for me. Thanks so much! sudo curl -sL https://raw.github.com/wireload/screenly-ose/master/misc/up...
by Darron.Michael
Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1103
Views: 374618

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Great Job on Screenly-OSE! I'm looking forward to the Pro version! I have 4 TVs configured as digital signs. Most recently in our lobby. When installing the newest one, I noticed that the user interface for screenly has really come a long way, so I removed and re-downloaded/installed the screenly on...
by Darron.Michael
Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1103
Views: 374618

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Very nice. I'm currently running the newest Screenly-OSE on three Raspberry Pis with three HD TVs for digital signage within our facility. It works great and I like the new "Local Assets" option. I'm really looking forward to having it pre-load / cache assets in the background while displaying anoth...
by Darron.Michael
Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1103
Views: 374618

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Booting the Pi with HDMI connected gave me both video and audio right out of the gate, after I turned up the volume on the TV. If your video has no audio, then I'm thinking it is not "exactly" the right kind of format/codec for the video file.
by Darron.Michael
Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1103
Views: 374618

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

My first setup is up and running above our production line, alternating between showing the local weather radar, one of our security cameras, and a jpg image of the current product's packing instructions. Only problem is that it takes a long time for certain pages (the weather radar) to load. I'd re...
by Darron.Michael
Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1103
Views: 374618

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

BINGO! Using unoconv from git://github.com/dagwieers/unoconv.git, I can convert ppt files to jpg files from a command line for display by screenly-ose, although the Pi seems underpowered for this task. I'll do the conversions on a separate box. So I rsync the ppt files from our main file server to a...
by Darron.Michael
Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1103
Views: 374618

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

GREAT JOB ON SCREENLY-OSE!!! I'm eager to see the PRO version. I'm using screenly-ose to set up some displays at work to show production stats, daily schedules, announcements, work instructions, etc. I'm currently using the "allow local assets" branch, which works great btw. Is there any chance of b...
by Darron.Michael
Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1103
Views: 374618

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

I installed the 2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian.img thusly... fdisk to remove existing partitions on SD card dd bs=4M if=~/2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian.img of=/dev/sdX sync fdisk make partition bootable sync raspi-config menu expand fs reboot <ctrl><alt><backspace> exits xserver = YES, locale=en_us.utf-8 r...
by Darron.Michael
Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1103
Views: 374618

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

I've downloaded 2012-08-16-wheezy-raspian.img and 2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian.img. I'll burn them both to SD's, and try the install for screenly-OSE again. If they both work, then I'll make my required mods (VNC, etc) one at a time on each card and try to determine which is causing the problems with ...

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