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by PhillyNJ
Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi on / off PSU relay switch
Replies: 34
Views: 27698

Re: Pi on / off PSU relay switch

I have several of these. At $16 US, its a great buy. Only takes 2 pins

http://mausberry-circuits.myshopify.com

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by PhillyNJ
Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Relay for the Raspberry PI
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Re: Relay for the Raspberry PI

True - but I'm in the US :D and so are others that view this forum :geek:
by PhillyNJ
Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Relay for the Raspberry PI
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Relay for the Raspberry PI

I wanted to pass this along. I am not involved in this project other than I want one. I thought this forum my be interested in it. From the kickstarter site: "IoT power controller. Ideal for DIY home automation or industrial use. Durable and reliable. Connects to any micro. Priced right. " - https:/...
by PhillyNJ
Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Universal GPIO keyboard daemon
Replies: 148
Views: 59778

Re: Universal GPIO keyboard daemon

I have put together a complete tutorial which uses pikeyd.

http://phillystutorials.blogspot.com/20 ... rcade.html

Walks you through creating the arcade with advmame and pikeyd and includes instructions on how to wire up your GPIO.
by PhillyNJ
Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: b+ composite video mode
Replies: 20
Views: 7704

Re: b+ composite video mode

Its a video cable. My monitor takes a 3.5mm video in. I use to use it with my model B, but had to run some adaptors to plug into the yellow video composite. But as we all know the B+ uses the 3.5mm composite out. As posted by one of the users on this thread, there are different types of 3.5mm cables.
by PhillyNJ
Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: b+ composite video mode
Replies: 20
Views: 7704

Re: b+ composite video mode

Actually, the cable is male/male

Something like this:

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My TV/Monitor accepts only a 3.5mm plug
by PhillyNJ
Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: b+ composite video mode
Replies: 20
Views: 7704

Re: b+ composite video mode

Thanks - I most definitely think my composite cable is not compatible.
by PhillyNJ
Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: b+ composite video mode
Replies: 20
Views: 7704

Re: b+ composite video mode

Thanks, but I am not using noobs.
by PhillyNJ
Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: b+ composite video mode
Replies: 20
Views: 7704

Re: b+ composite video mode

Raspbian Wheezy - I suspect my Composite cable maybe the root cause of the issue. Tried a few siting in the config.txt and no luck.
by PhillyNJ
Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: b+ composite video mode
Replies: 20
Views: 7704

b+ composite video mode

Hi,

I finally got around to getting my b+. I am having trouble getting the composite video working. Is there a config setting I need to set to get the video to output to composite video?

:o Thanks :o
by PhillyNJ
Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: B+ composite video port
Replies: 47
Views: 19215

Re: RB+ composite video port

CPC?
by PhillyNJ
Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: B+ composite video port
Replies: 47
Views: 19215

Re: RB+ composite video port

Awesome! I should have read the specs. Thanks all!
by PhillyNJ
Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: B+ composite video port
Replies: 47
Views: 19215

Re: RB+ composite video port

I corrected it. I meant composite video port. Thanks :)
by PhillyNJ
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: B+ composite video port
Replies: 47
Views: 19215

B+ composite video port

What happened to the VGA (composite video port) on the B+? This was such a nice feature as I have used car monitors for displays. They are low priced and great for MAME Arcades. HDMI monitors are expensive.

:x :x :x :x :x :x :x

* Correction : composite video port
by PhillyNJ
Wed May 14, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: advmame GPIO keyboard
Replies: 0
Views: 578

advmame GPIO keyboard

This post is related to http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=29962&start=125 . As that thread has gotten very long 120+ replies, I want to followup on the original post. User mmoller2k created pikeyd ( https://github.com/mmoller2k/pikeyd ) which maps GPIO pins to key presses. My se...
by PhillyNJ
Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Wireless Keyboard and Touch Pad
Replies: 0
Views: 428

Wireless Keyboard and Touch Pad

I am not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I'll give it a shot. I am always looking for cool wireless peripherals for my Pi to help get ride of any extra wires. Yesterday, I picked up a Gigware Wireless Touchpad Keyboard for $14 US! I wash't sure if it would work on my Pi, so for $14...
by PhillyNJ
Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Any easier way to mount network share drives
Replies: 0
Views: 450

Any easier way to mount network share drives

Hi, One thing that's been driving me crazy was how cumbersome it is to mount network shares on my Raspberry PI. For OSX I need to use: mount_afp and for windows I need to use: mount If either one of my shares requires a password, the password is not masked, which I find to be troubling. If I want to...
by PhillyNJ
Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPIO and Buttons
Replies: 12
Views: 2220

Re: GPIO and Buttons

Thanks all. I will go the safe route and add resistors. Better safe than sorry.
by PhillyNJ
Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPIO and Buttons
Replies: 12
Views: 2220

Re: GPIO and Buttons

joan wrote:If the gpio is mistakenly configured as an output you may short 3V3 to ground without a resistor.
Thanks. if that was to happen, what damage to the Pi would/could happen?
by PhillyNJ
Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPIO and Buttons
Replies: 12
Views: 2220

GPIO and Buttons

Hi,

I have seen a few tutorials online on hooking up a button to a GPIO pin. Some use a pull-up resistor and some don't. If I'm sending 3.3v to the GPIO pin, do I need a resistor or not?

Thanks

Phil
by PhillyNJ
Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: OpenELEC vs Raspbmc?
Replies: 20
Views: 35804

Re: OpenELEC vs Raspbmc?

Apple TV isn't another device? :lol: Since slow is a relative term and you asked "compared to what" - :o When you say "load" are you talking about transferring files to the Pi or time taken for it to start playing on the screen? My files (e.g movies) are on my network connected to the pi via ethern...
by PhillyNJ
Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: OpenELEC vs Raspbmc?
Replies: 20
Views: 35804

Re: OpenELEC vs Raspbmc?

Do you find OpenELEC loads this 22 minute video faster? No, I mean slow in general; not compared to another device. When it takes several minutes for the video to load, thats slow in todays world, no matter what device. Dont get me wrong, I love my Pi(s). But IMO Ithink a media center is just too m...
by PhillyNJ
Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: OpenELEC vs Raspbmc?
Replies: 20
Views: 35804

Re: OpenELEC vs Raspbmc?

alexeames wrote: Slow compared to what? Another device or OpenELEC?
Slow in terms of how long it takes for a 22 minute video to load.
by PhillyNJ
Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: OpenELEC vs Raspbmc?
Replies: 20
Views: 35804

Re: OpenELEC vs Raspbmc?

All I can say is RaspBmc is slow. I mean painfully slow. I know that its pretty remarkable that you can have a media center for $35, but its just too slow.

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