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by rbn
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Sonic Pi 3.1 on Raspbian Buster is NOT complete.
Replies: 11
Views: 1486

Re: Sonic Pi 3.1 on Raspbian Buster is NOT complete.

Not sure how we would document the difference, given there is not any real scheme for doing so. Any suggestions? Note that features often change when moving between platforms, so this isn't entirely unusual. It would be fairly easy to alter the splash screen which is a .png file to include informat...
by rbn
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Sonic Pi 3.1 on Raspbian Buster is NOT complete.
Replies: 11
Views: 1486

Re: Sonic Pi 3.1 on Raspbian Buster is NOT complete.

Perhaps you should discuss it with Sam Aaron directly, as I gather he was not consulted at all over the inclusion of this version. It's open source, he doesn't need to be: https://github.com/samaaron/sonic-pi/bl ... LICENSE.md True you can develop and publish your own versions of open source materi...
by rbn
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Sonic Pi 3.1 on Raspbian Buster is NOT complete.
Replies: 11
Views: 1486

Re: Sonic Pi 3.1 on Raspbian Buster is NOT complete.

Not necessarily. However it needs to be differentiated as a cut down version. There has already been one user running into problems because of this. See this thread on in-thread.sonic-pi.net to which I have added a comment https://in-thread.sonic-pi.net/t/akai-mpk-mini-not-listed-in-midi-io/2793 Per...
by rbn
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Sonic Pi 3.1 on Raspbian Buster is NOT complete.
Replies: 11
Views: 1486

Re: Sonic Pi 3.1 on Raspbian Buster is NOT complete.

That is not the point What I don't think is a good idea is to publish a version which can cause confusion, as it is a partial Sonic Pi 3.1, and does not include the features of that release. It contains (in the help file features which do NOT work and so should not be published as such. I am perfect...
by rbn
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Sonic Pi 3.1 on Raspbian Buster is NOT complete.
Replies: 11
Views: 1486

Sonic Pi 3.1 on Raspbian Buster is NOT complete.

I see that a version of Sonic Pi entitled version 3.1 has been added to Raspbian Buster. Unfortunately this is NOT the same as Raspbian 3.1 on other release platforms eg MacOS, Windows.(or built from source on linux or Raspberry Pi). This is because it does not contain some vital elements, namely th...
by rbn
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: sonic-pi 3.10 for buster available for testing.
Replies: 9
Views: 3950

Re: sonic-pi 3.10 for buster available for testing.

Just tried the Sonic Pi 3.1 on Raspbian. Unfortunately it doesn't have the erlang support files or the osmid m2o and o2m files necessary for midi and OSC messaging to work. Consequently neither of them work See the source code on github for SP. for what needs to be added. You can see they are missin...
by rbn
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: sonic-pi 3.10 for buster available for testing.
Replies: 9
Views: 3950

Re: sonic-pi 3.10 for buster available for testing.

Interested to come across this. Personally I build SP 3.2dev from source on a Pi4 with Buster (run apt-update and apt-upgrade on it first) Details for the build are at https://in-thread.sonic-pi.net/t/building-sp3-2dev-from-source-on-a-pi4/2645 I have been using this both on Pi4, and on Pi2 and Pi3 ...
by rbn
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Installing OSC
Replies: 22
Views: 6812

Re: Installing OSC

I can across this OLD thread and wondered if you were now functioning OK with OSC on a Pi. I use python-osc a lot with the Pi, to communicate with Sonic Pi 3 which has good support for both sending and receiving OSC. here are some project writeup I have done which all make use of hit, some for just ...
by rbn
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: New thremin for Sonic Pi using laser sensor
Replies: 0
Views: 382

New thremin for Sonic Pi using laser sensor

Just completed a new theremin project for use with Sonic Pi 3 running on a Pi3. It uses the VL53L1X breakout board from Pimoroni and gives a much superior performance to the previous ones I have made using ultrasonic sensors. A full write up of the project is available at https://rbnrpi.wordpress.co...
by rbn
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: A sonic Pi controlled Glockenspiel
Replies: 0
Views: 345

A sonic Pi controlled Glockenspiel

I have just completed a project to produce a Sonic Pi 3 controlled Glockenspiel. The Glockenspiel is controlled by means of some Lego hammers which are activatged by 5v solenoids. These are connected to the GPIO pins on a Raspberry Pi 3 via circuitry on a RasPiO ProHAT. A python script drives the so...
by rbn
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: connecting RPi to iPhone 6 IOS 8.1.3 hotspot by WiFi
Replies: 7
Views: 9245

Re: connecting RPi to iPhone 6 IOS 8.1.3 hotspot by WiFi

I think you are spot on with this. Once you've changed the name, preferrably without any apostrophes in it, it works fine. i know this is years later but i just had the same problem, so thought i'd post in case it helps someone else. i have a pi3 and wanted to connect to my iphone's personal hotspot...
by rbn
Sat May 06, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Setting up a billing account
Replies: 4
Views: 1032

Re: Setting up a billing account

Well, eventually I just put Private Individual in as the business name and it went through OK.
by rbn
Sat May 06, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Setting up a billing account
Replies: 4
Views: 1032

Setting up a billing account

To use the Cloud Speech API it says you need to set up a billing account. When I try and do so, it takes me to a business account set up page entitled Try Cloud Platform for free (with a free $300 credit). How can I set up a billing account as a private individual? I can't find this anywhere. I gogg...
by rbn
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic Pi plus microphone gives 4 part Frere Jaques round
Replies: 0
Views: 1377

Sonic Pi plus microphone gives 4 part Frere Jaques round

Recently Sonic Pi 2.11 has been released (so far for Windows and Mac). With the addition of a cheap audio usb card (eg SABRENT card £6 from Amazon) and a cheap microphone (you can use one off a skype type headset) you can record a 4 part rendition of Frere Jaques being sung, using only one person. I...
by rbn
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic Pi is amazing
Replies: 3
Views: 2595

Re: Sonic Pi is amazing

A third part to my articles on converting midi files for Sonic Pi is now available.
https://rbnrpi.wordpress.com/project-li ... -sonic-pi/
by rbn
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic Pi is amazing
Replies: 3
Views: 2595

Sonic Pi is amazing

As a long time fan and user of Sonic Pi I continue to amazed at how much it can do. Recently I have been hammering it with files transformed from midi to SP format, and (running on Mac) I find it is quite capable of rendering an orchestral score in a very pleasing manner. I have just completed codin...
by rbn
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: clamp for pizero camera connector
Replies: 4
Views: 1571

Re: clamp for pizero camera connector

So far using sellotape holding the broken clamp in place, Seems to work reasonably well.
by rbn
Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: clamp for pizero camera connector
Replies: 4
Views: 1571

clamp for pizero camera connector

Does anyone know a source from which I can obtain a replacement black clamp for the camera connector socket on the PiZero? One of the small lugs on the side of mine has unfortunately broken off. Alternatively any other solutions to keep the camera cable in place.
by rbn
Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: For the people of France
Replies: 2
Views: 690

For the people of France

Following this mornings dreadful news, I felt I wanted to show solidarity with the people of France and of Nice. I spent two or three hours coding La Marseillaise for Sonic Pi. Have a listen, and think of all those who have been affected by this situation as you do so. https://soundcloud.com/scrbn/f...
by rbn
Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: McRoboFace talking/singing project
Replies: 0
Views: 409

McRoboFace talking/singing project

This project uses a prototype McRoboFace from 4Tronix. It is drven by a raspbery Pi and a 4Tronix Picon Zero board. An Audio feed to one of the built in A/D converters on the picon card is processed and used to control the neopixel leds that make up the face. The leds are controlled by the audio, an...
by rbn
Tue May 31, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Edukit3 robot project with ps3 controller
Replies: 0
Views: 490

Edukit3 robot project with ps3 controller

Revamped Edukit3 robot. Using a 4tronix picon zero board at present as easier to program for this project, but will look at altering it back to the supplied controller board. Built on a pizero. PS3 afterglow wireless controller with the dongle in the single pizero usb socket. Project python program ...
by rbn
Sat May 28, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: PS3 controlled robot arm with record & replay
Replies: 0
Views: 606

PS3 controlled robot arm with record & replay

A three part article developing software to drive a MeArm robot arm connected to a Pi by a 4tronix picon zero board, all controlled by a wireless ps3 controller. You can can control the 4 servos with the ps3 controller, and teach the arm a series of movements which can be recorded and played back la...
by rbn
Fri May 27, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: jackd and IQaudio i2s-bus card not working
Replies: 2
Views: 1269

Re: jackd and IQaudio i2s-bus card not working

I Also get the stuttering effect when using IQAudio card on the latest Rasbian 2016-05-10 This is when using it with Sonic Pi 2.10 also on the distribution. In previous versions of Raspbian it has worked fine, so something has changed in the latest one. The card works fine when playing wav files dir...
by rbn
Thu May 12, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Great resource for Sonic Pi
Replies: 1
Views: 1202

Great resource for Sonic Pi

I have recently come across a website which is a fantastic resource for Sonic Pi http://sonic-pi.mehackit.org/ It is a good introduction to using Sonic Pi, but progresses to quite complex examples using more advanced techniques. There are a large numbers of example programs, fully documented, and ma...
by rbn
Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: setting up bluetooth audio on Pi3
Replies: 1
Views: 842

setting up bluetooth audio on Pi3

I have successfully paired a bluetooth speaker with my Pi3, but I am at a loss how to select it for audio output. I have found several installs which use bluez-alsa and bluez-utils and set up an entry in alsa which can be selected, but these packages do not seem to be available in the latest raspian...

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