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by Nannerman
Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 7 will randomly reboot and wont shut down
Replies: 13
Views: 2796

Re: Windows 7 will randomly reboot and wont shut down

I'm not a smoker, although I have a few cats whose hair has clogged up my brother's fans before. The computer also got really noisy before it shut down, so maybe that had to do with something being blocked. I'll see if I can get to it during the week. The amount of schoolwork I've had this past mont...
by Nannerman
Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 7 will randomly reboot and wont shut down
Replies: 13
Views: 2796

Re: Windows 7 will randomly reboot and wont shut down

Thanks for all the input. Once I get the time I'll open up the computer and dust off the fans and all that. It can't hurt to try. If that doesn't do it, I'll go for the system restore. I have a question about that, is there anywhere on the hard drive that I can use to put the files I want to back up...
by Nannerman
Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:16 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 7 will randomly reboot and wont shut down
Replies: 13
Views: 2796

Windows 7 will randomly reboot and wont shut down

Keep in mind that I'm not very good with windows- that is the main reason I got the Raspberry Pi, so I could get better with computers. So earlier this month my 2 year old Dell inspiron with Windows 7 decided it was going to die on me. I was actually designing a Pi case in Sketchup when my computer ...
by Nannerman
Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Java
Topic: Lightwight IDE
Replies: 10
Views: 6601

Re: Lightwight IDE

I have been using Geany to learn Java programming for the past couple weeks. I love it so far, its very simple, yet it works and has some added useful features. It seems like a simplified version of Eclipse. One of the main things about it is the built in terminal, which is very helpful. There is no...
by Nannerman
Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Moving all "sudo apt-get install"-ed files
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: Moving all "sudo apt-get install"-ed files

Okay, I'll get a new SD card like hexelpdkk said. Dealing with using an old usb for memory seems like more work than its actually worth. Alternatively, grab a USB drive, format it as ext4, copy everything to the USB drive and preserve the permissions, mount the USB drive as root by changing fstab an...
by Nannerman
Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:49 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Moving all "sudo apt-get install"-ed files
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Moving all "sudo apt-get install"-ed files

I just used "sudo apt-get install geany" to download Geany. I'm starting to get a bit tight on space on my SD card (should've gotten an 8gb) so I would like to move the files I downloaded to my USB drive. I used the find command in the terminal, and I guess the Geany files are all over the place in ...
by Nannerman
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Untar a file on a flash drive (solved)
Replies: 3
Views: 810

Re: Untar a file on a flash drive

Okay, I finally found what I was looking for.
What I was trying to ask is how to get to the parent directory past the /pi.
After alot of googling I managed to find the cd .. to get to where I needed.
by Nannerman
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Untar a file on a flash drive (solved)
Replies: 3
Views: 810

Re: Untar a file on a flash drive

maybe you have no rights to write to that volume, try to use sudo. Thanks for the reply I think I'm trying to do what you are saying. The problem is, I can't find out how to navigate to the /media/240E-C074 directory in the terminal. The closest I can get to that is /home/pi Hopefully that makes se...
by Nannerman
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Untar a file on a flash drive (solved)
Replies: 3
Views: 810

Untar a file on a flash drive (solved)

I'm trying to untar a .tar.gz file on my flash drive. For whatever reason when I right click it, then click the "Extract here" -which is what I would like to do- nothing happens and the CPU meter shows that the PI isn't working on anything. I try to get to the flash drive through the terminal and I ...
by Nannerman
Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Images in python
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: Images in python

Thanks
by Nannerman
Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Images in python
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Images in python

Hi,

At the moment I'm trying to figure out how to display a picture in python using pi friendly modules, if any modules.

ANY help is appreciated.

Thanks!
by Nannerman
Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:12 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Simple Pi Rack
Replies: 24
Views: 120497

Re: Simple Pi Rack

Okay, that makes sense. I was overthinking it.
Thanks for explaining it.
by Nannerman
Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:31 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Simple Pi Rack
Replies: 24
Views: 120497

Re: Simple Pi Rack

Niceley done. So clean compared to some of the other multi-pi holders.

Probably a dumb question, but what is the advantage of having so many Raspberry Pi's? I've seen lots of pictures of people that have hooked up one (or more) pi to another, but I haven't been able to find a reason to it.
by Nannerman
Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using a USB drive as memory after bootup
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Using a USB drive as memory after bootup

Sorry if this one has been answered before. I couldn't find anything that said how to, just that you can. I just need to know how I can store files and programs on my USB drive, rather than straight to the SD card, while on my Raspberry Pi. Is there something I add to the command "sudo apt-get insta...
by Nannerman
Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How to measure amps of a solar panel
Replies: 19
Views: 15285

Re: How to measure amps of a solar panel

Well 75 amps is pretty deadly! It could be that your LED is using 75mA = 0. 075 Amps. Power is voltsxamps in this case, meaning if you have for example 5 volts and 75 amps, that would amount to 375 watts. That's quite a lot. You could for example run a couple of TV's on that amount of power. Oh wow...
by Nannerman
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How to measure amps of a solar panel
Replies: 19
Views: 15285

Re: How to measure amps of a solar panel

After tinkering around with a nine volt and a motor to make sure I was doing it right, I switched the setup to my solar panel and LED. The solar panel didn't have enough amps to even read on the board. Later on I went to an electronics store and they happened to have the same one. Turns out it only ...
by Nannerman
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How to measure amps of a solar panel
Replies: 19
Views: 15285

Re: How to measure amps of a solar panel

I doubt we're talking that much current here to be dangerous. Essentially you just put the multimeter leads in line with the positive line (break into the positive line with the red and black leads of the multimeter) and read the current being pulled by the device. Of course all you'll see is the a...
by Nannerman
Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How to measure amps of a solar panel
Replies: 19
Views: 15285

How to measure amps of a solar panel

Okay, this is probably a stupid question, but I can't figure it out. I have a few solar panels that put out more than enough voltage for the raspberry pi. I don't know why, but I can't get the multimeter to read the amps. Right now, I'm setting my multimeter to read DC amps, and connecting the reade...
by Nannerman
Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:21 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: What's so special about Altoids tins?
Replies: 4
Views: 2105

Re: What's so special about Altoids tins?

I think it's because the altoids tin has come to represent that something is pocket sized. Kind of like an unofficial measurment.

Just my thoughts.
by Nannerman
Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Going to buy a Raspi- begginer questions
Replies: 5
Views: 891

Re: Going to buy a Raspi- begginer questions

Hi Jim, I'll just be getting the RCA so that just incase I find a free monitor lying around I could use it. It only costs a dollar, so I might as well keep my options open. Good to hear that the wiki is useful. Seems like it has everything on there. I managed to find a verified SD card on the MCM si...
by Nannerman
Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Going to buy a Raspi- begginer questions
Replies: 5
Views: 891

Re: Going to buy a Raspi- begginer questions

Woah, didn't expect such fast replies. Thanks for the input. It sounds like I've got most of what I need. I already have the keyboard, mouse, display, the card reader, USB cable, and power supply (a decent one) I'll order a 4gb sd card (planning on using my flash drive if I need more), a powered hub...
by Nannerman
Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Going to buy a Raspi- begginer questions
Replies: 5
Views: 891

Going to buy a Raspi- begginer questions

I'm planning on ordering a Raspberry Pi (model B) today or tomorrow, but first I have a couple questions. -What are some thing that you people with Raspberry Pi-s wish you had bought when you first got your Rpi? -Has anyone had success with any of the 4 or 8 GB SD cards on MCM Electronics? (link: ht...

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