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by TeaAddict
Tue May 21, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: iPad to RPi over GPIO?
Replies: 2
Views: 837

iPad to RPi over GPIO?

So I understand you can use a TTL cable to access the Linux console over GPIO from a PC. But would it be possible to access the console this way from an iPad (specifically, the iPad Mini)? Say, using a TTL to USB, with a USB to Lightning port connector?
by TeaAddict
Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 5V Regulation
Replies: 2
Views: 862

5V Regulation

I just wanted to make sure this setup is safe before I try it. Using a pack of 8 alkaline batteries (12V) or 8 NiMh Batteries (9.6V), and a 5V regulator, probably with a heatsink: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Wxul7-HATkk/USLLZFxqfiI/AAAAAAAAABI/W-Bcb6FRda4/s571/Capture.PNG I've heard some peop...
by TeaAddict
Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will battery pack work?
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: Will battery pack work?

OK, thanks for the response.

How about connecting 8 rechargeable AA batteries (9.6V) through a 5V regulator?

OR, if I get the Model A which uses less current, I could use a 3.7V Li-Po battery through a Boost converter. They have both of those on Sparkfun.
by TeaAddict
Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will battery pack work?
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Will battery pack work?

Hello, I'm starting a project that would require my Pi to be run off of batteries. I was wondering if this Li-Po battery pack would word: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11359 It has 2000mAh capacity, and can supply the 700mA that the Pi Model B uses. But it has a 5.5V supply, while the Pi uses 5V...
by TeaAddict
Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Mini
Replies: 24
Views: 3883

Re: Raspberry Pi Mini

Easy answer, if you do not like the design, buy something else. Or create your own board to compete ?
You can please some people some of time, but not everybody all of the time !
On the contrary, I love the RPi. This was just an idea I had.
by TeaAddict
Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Mini
Replies: 24
Views: 3883

Re: Raspberry Pi Mini

I'm not a big fan of the current "ports on all sides" design, especially HDMI at the side This "mini" design would have the HDMI and USB port on the same side. a PCB redesign is a big cost for RPi - the RPi is all about low cost. That's true. A redesign might be out of the question. Like I said, th...
by TeaAddict
Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 155159

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

You know what sucks? Threads about things that suck. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: No, in all seriousness, waking up one morning to the sound of a transformer blowing out for some reason, then your power goes out. THAT sucks. One time a squirrel ran inside a transformer, fried itself (and the transf...
by TeaAddict
Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Mini
Replies: 24
Views: 3883

Raspberry Pi Mini

Hello! I have a thought: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-kuKeIgsg0oQ/URcvfAVkDpI/AAAAAAAAAAY/Dd83yDj4iWo/s817/Capture.PNG A Raspberry Pi Mini. I slapped together this simple representation of what it might theoretically look like. Basically, I just removed the composite video port, the analog aud...
by TeaAddict
Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Thank You!
Replies: 1
Views: 421

Thank You!

Ive had my Raspberry Pi for over a month now, and I love it! I'm learning to program in Python and C++, I now know how to use the Linux terminal, and I've gained an immense amount of knowledge on electronics. The Raspberry Pi has inspired me to learn and to keep learning! Keep up the good work at th...
by TeaAddict
Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: WiFi Problems
Replies: 3
Views: 1375

Re: WiFi Problems

OK well I have a different problem now: I deleted Debian off my SD card and installed the newest package, and decided to just use the GUI WiFi manager, and it seemed to connect fine, but when I try to connect to internet using the browser, it just hangs. I rebooted, got no error warnings, but even a...
by TeaAddict
Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: WiFi Problems
Replies: 3
Views: 1375

WiFi Problems

Hi I'm trying to setup WiFi on my Raspberry Pi, and I'm having an issue. Following the instructions in the Raspberry Pi User Guide, I connected to internet through the ethernet port, installed the firmware (Realtek firmware) and it worked. I went through the steps to configure the WiFi, and it seeme...
by TeaAddict
Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:04 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: will non-powered USB hub work?
Replies: 5
Views: 3967

Re: will non-powered USB hub work?

Thank you all for your response!

How would this (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/114) be for powering the Raspberry Pi through the GPIO?
by TeaAddict
Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: will non-powered USB hub work?
Replies: 5
Views: 3967

will non-powered USB hub work?

Hello I was wondering since the 100mA limit on the USB has been lifted, will a non self powered USB hub work? I am using a power supply capable of up to 1.8A, and although that wont power much on a non powered USB hub, it should have more than enough power for a keyboard and WiFi adapter. Will this ...
by TeaAddict
Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: RaspBMC Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 2120

Re: RaspBMC Problem

Have you looked at the food network site to see if they state what format their videos are in? Well its not an official Food Network product, and I looked on the XBMC wiki and it did not say what format the video's are. So.... :( The new codecs might work but the £4ish that they cost is a lot to sp...
by TeaAddict
Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: RaspBMC Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 2120

RaspBMC Problem

Hello. Got my Raspberry Pi a few days ago. I installed Raspbian, loved it, then tried RaspBMC, and loved it. I went crazy installing a bunch of video add-ons. Tried the YouTube add-on, worked great. Tried Nasa video app, worked fine too. Tried the Food Network app, and it wouldn't play video. I got ...
by TeaAddict
Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS & Allied Update #5 (9th Nov)
Replies: 348
Views: 50129

Re: RS & Allied Update #5 (9th Nov)

TY sdjf!
should get a 512 MB Version 2 like everyone else
WHEW! That's a relief. Thanks. I had been getting my hopes up for the 512MB version (faster web browsing) and Rev2.0 (updated GPIO), and seeing some of the things on this thread startled me! Just wanted to make sure
by TeaAddict
Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS & Allied Update #5 (9th Nov)
Replies: 348
Views: 50129

Re: RS & Allied Update #5 (9th Nov)

The posts on here have been confusing. So just to clear things up 100%: I ordered my Raspberry Pi from RS, on July 16th. My order number is 1010163XXX. I'm in the USA. Will i get a Rev1.0 board, or Rev2.0? 256MB, or 512MB? I originally ordered a Rev1.0 256, obviously. Also, just out of curiosity, af...
by TeaAddict
Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is battery pack strong enough?
Replies: 14
Views: 2131

Re: Is battery pack strong enough?

Could you link me to a good and simple tutorial on how to make a Buck Converter? I cant find any that are on my skill level.
by TeaAddict
Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is battery pack strong enough?
Replies: 14
Views: 2131

Re: Is battery pack strong enough?

But the Pi is designed to take 5V. if you apply 5.2V, wouldn't that damage the Pi, USB devices, HDMI, etc?
by TeaAddict
Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is battery pack strong enough?
Replies: 14
Views: 2131

Re: Is battery pack strong enough?

Very cool looking setup! But wouldn't it be easier to just connect the battery to the Pi's Micro-USB port? Also, what about just connecting four rechargeable Ni-MH batteries to the +5V GPIO, or stripping the insulation off a Micro-USB connector and wiring it to the four batteries? (Forgive me if thi...
by TeaAddict
Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is battery pack strong enough?
Replies: 14
Views: 2131

Re: Is battery pack strong enough?

lol I couldn't find it on the website either!

BTW your link is broken :( could you try it again I would like to take a look at it.
by TeaAddict
Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is battery pack strong enough?
Replies: 14
Views: 2131

Is battery pack strong enough?

Hello. In my local Walmart, I have seen energizer battery packs for sale, and I was wondering if one could power my Pi. I'm not sure if it is enough. It outputs 5V and has 800mAh. Didn't say how much current it could output on the package, but at 800mAh, if the Pi consumes 500-700mA, this battery sh...
by TeaAddict
Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: DSI connector
Replies: 14
Views: 12178

Re: DSI connector

Thank you all for you responses! :)
by TeaAddict
Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: DSI connector
Replies: 14
Views: 12178

Re: DSI connector

Is there any way to adapt the DSI on the LCD to connect to a breadboard and to the GPIO pins?
by TeaAddict
Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: DSI connector
Replies: 14
Views: 12178

Re: DSI connector

I'm new to Binary blobs. If their is a blob for the GPU, how hard is it to access, and will it help me interface with my LCD?

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