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by zog
Fri May 17, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 3d design program
Replies: 12
Views: 1350

Re: 3d design program

I use Openscad a lot for my designs. Openscad is good for designing functional objects.
by zog
Fri May 17, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Solar charger recommendation
Replies: 0
Views: 578

Solar charger recommendation

I have built a remoting system that I originally intended to be run off a battery and or solar panels. The system has an internal sealed lead acid battery that is supposed to act like a ups in the event of a power failure. The original solar charger has failed so I am now looking for a module that c...
by zog
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Lazarus 2 and fpc 3.0.4
Replies: 6
Views: 1625

Re: Lazarus 2 and fpc 3.0.4

Thanks for the reply. I will try to find out how to get fpc 3.0.4 to compile on the pi3 B+ as well as Lazarus 2. The guys over on the lazarus forums report that they have 3.0.4 running on the Pi 3 B+, so it's possible.
by zog
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Lazarus 2 and fpc 3.0.4
Replies: 6
Views: 1625

Lazarus 2 and fpc 3.0.4

Dear All, Has anyone managed to get Lazarus 2 up and running on Raspian Stretch. I haven't been using Lazarus on the pi for a while so I thought I would download a noobs image and start from scratch. I installed the stock version using apt-get install lazarus and then realised it was quite a few ver...
by zog
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Post Deleted
Replies: 12
Views: 698

Re: Post Deleted

Never mind Mahjongg everyone makes a mistake from time to time I accept your apology, it just would have been good to get a message that notified me my posting had been marked as spam. jamessh As for 3D printing not being relevant to the ras pi I couldn't disagree more. I have used OpenScad to desig...
by zog
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Post Deleted
Replies: 12
Views: 698

Re: Post Deleted

I thought my post was relevant because I had promised the community I would report back to it which is what I did. May be I accidentally deleted my post, but I don't think I did that. I don't known if the forum system uses AI to scan through posts or not looking for naughty words. The post contained...
by zog
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Post Deleted
Replies: 12
Views: 698

Post Deleted

Hi my post in off topic was deleted, but no reason was given.
If I have transgressed I need to know why, otherwise how am I supposed to change my behaviour.
I don't think I broke any rules, so why was my post deleted ?
by zog
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 3D Printer
Replies: 70
Views: 21388

Re: 3D Printer

I will stick to the facts I posted back here yesterday, but some reason my post was removed or deleted, and no reason was given. I promised the community I would report back here when I got my Pluto printer. Anyway I just wanted to say that it looks like the Pluto 3D printer project I backed has fai...
by zog
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: free pascal / lazarus
Replies: 110
Views: 57056

Re: free pascal / lazarus

Hi this is a very old thread. The official repos are now the best way to install lazarus. There are gpio libraries available for fpc and lazarus for the rpi. I wrote a gpio library for lazarus but I haven't updated it for rpi3. If you want to do bare meta programming in pascal you might want to look...
by zog
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How good is current AI ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2858

Re: How good is current AI ?

 ^ ^ | | | | >-*-< https://photos.app.goo.gl/z8VCZLYHs5MyNhbs1 I ran the ASCII art picture above through some image recognition software. My wife got what it was in two seconds without having her glasses on. Note the ASCII goes a bit squiffy when you try to submit it to this forum so I included a li...
by zog
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How good is current AI ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2858

How good is current AI ?

What's the current state of progress in the field of Artificial Intelligence ? Hi, I am having trouble discerning what's fact from fiction on the internet about artificial intelligence. I know that it can't be that good otherwise when you asked one of those proprietary digital assistants, backed by ...
by zog
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 3D Printer
Replies: 70
Views: 21388

Re: 3D Printer

Well I backed the Pluto 3D Printer on kickstarter, hopefully it won't turn out like Tiko did.

Fingers crossed!

If and when a get it I will review the printer and post back here.

Jack
by zog
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Pascal?
Replies: 46
Views: 13206

Re: Pascal?

There are pascal versions of the wiringpi library out there. I partially implemented one and somebody else did another one. I only implemented what i needed when i needed it. You can write directly to memory address on the pi with pascal as long as you reserve the addresses before hand.
by zog
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 3D Printer
Replies: 70
Views: 21388

Re: 3D Printer

Okay I have decided to back an open source SLA printer on kickstarter called Pluto. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/3devised/pluto-the-worlds-smallest-high-quality-3d-printer The reason I want an SLA printer is my FDM printers can't handle very small parts. This machine appears to have a better...
by zog
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 3D Printer
Replies: 70
Views: 21388

Re: 3D Printer

If you buy a reward on kickstarter you are investing in a company and an idea. Like any other investment you can lose your money as seems to be the case with the tiko. I am sorry for the individuals who have lost their money. I have personally backed 2 offical kick starters and took part in a pre ki...
by zog
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: SIM800 GSM modem SMS receive and Internet
Replies: 7
Views: 12844

Re: SIM800 GSM modem SMS receive and Internet

I have not used this particular module, but it's usual when working with cellular modems for them to present multiple serial devices. You can have an internet connection established on one device and be listening or sending text messages on another device. This usually involves using multiple thread...
by zog
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: A1 / A2 Laser cutter
Replies: 0
Views: 1328

A1 / A2 Laser cutter

I am just wondering if anyone knows of a large laser cutter , such as a Lasersaur that is available in a makerspace in the North West of England ? I am trying to make an instrumentation panel and I would like it to look fairly professional, instead of the usual "dog's breakfast" I create when I try ...
by zog
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Looking for a compatible industrial usb modem
Replies: 2
Views: 1023

Re: Looking for a compatible industrial usb modem

I think I have found a suitable modem here. http://www.gprsmodems.co.uk/acatalog/Sequoia_GSM_GPRS_Terminals.html I specifically need a telit chip set so it has a similar AT command set, as AT commands and there responses vary between manufactures and to reimplement everything for a different modem f...
by zog
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Looking for a compatible industrial usb modem
Replies: 2
Views: 1023

Looking for a compatible industrial usb modem

I wrote some software a while ago for controlling a falcom samba3G modem which had underlying telit UC864 chips. This modem is now obsolete and discontinued , does anyone know of a similar or compatible modem that I can buy with a telit chip set. Having a modem on a cable is quite handy as you can u...
by zog
Sat May 20, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Hospitals no fun, not talking worse.
Replies: 74
Views: 11441

Re: Hospitals no fun, not talking worse.

Oh yeah I forgot to mention, I wrote a websocket server for communicating with the pi, written in pascal. This means that you can create a button on a html page and then make something happen on the pi, when it's pushed. This might be helpful as you wouldn't have to write an app at all. You can simp...
by zog
Sat May 20, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Hospitals no fun, not talking worse.
Replies: 74
Views: 11441

Re: Hospitals no fun, not talking worse.

I am sorry a great misfortune has befallen you. Have you investigated if there are any charitable organisations that can help you with your disability? An occupational therapist might have some good ideas with regards to mobility aids. There are various bluetooth keyboards and mice which can be link...
by zog
Sat May 13, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: wannacry
Replies: 13
Views: 2266

Re: wannacry

You should be if you you are going to be attending your local hospital. We got told to pull the plug on all the computer systems in the hospital yesterday leaving us unable to operate the x-ray rooms, ct scanners, ultrasound machines, and mri scanners. It was impossible to retrieve medical records. ...
by zog
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Mains Power Logger
Replies: 4
Views: 5416

Re: Mains Power Logger

Thanks for the advice. I don't think there is anything available that does what I want it to do so it could be an interesting project to try to make one, utililizing a raspberry pi of course. I will add it to my huge project to do list. In the mean time I bought a 480 Watt LED driver which outputs 4...
by zog
Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Mains Power Logger
Replies: 4
Views: 5416

Mains Power Logger

I am looking for a device that can log the power consumption of a mains powered appliance on a second by second basis. I would also like it to record peak power consumption and it would also be great if I could download the data so I can look at pretty graphs. I have been looking around on the web a...
by zog
Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: rpi-hal for Free Pascal
Replies: 8
Views: 4391

Re: rpi-hal for Free Pascal

Hi, Good work keep it up. I don't know why pascal & lazarus isn't promoted more on this site. Lazarus is a wonderfull program as it will cross compile on to most platforms and is very easy to use. It would be very nice if pascal had it's own topic group rather than being lumped in with other languag...

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