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by htbwmedia
Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Home Alarm System Retrofit - "Part Deux"
Replies: 26
Views: 27115

Re: Home Alarm System Retrofit - "Part Deux"

Ah, another low voltage guy :) I love the relay concept and use it all the time for internal control and activation of pretty much anything electronic. The thing is, home automation and this project is about more than simply controlling the panel with an app and getting email notification. That is a...
by htbwmedia
Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:12 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Raspberry Pi Keypad Door Lock
Replies: 2
Views: 6333

Re: Raspberry Pi Keypad Door Lock

This is part of what I would like to include in the open source home automation project at http://www.LoxOne.org The lock portion is easy, just a simple motorized mortise lock or a fail secure door strike. (Fail secure for not only security reason but also current draw) As for activating the unlock,...
by htbwmedia
Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Controlling Relays
Replies: 6
Views: 4580

Re: Controlling Relays

Hello Tony I know about the advantages of the IP technology, in fact, many alarm panels (Including Paradox) now have the ability to add IP. This is not only great for the end user who can now control their panel remotely via their relatively intelligent phone, but it also makes remote programming mu...
by htbwmedia
Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: how to program
Replies: 12
Views: 2274

Re: how to program

I know it's been around for awhile and the last time I saw it on Big Bang I even went to the wiki post and shook my head wondering if I was wrong. So if the leading zero's were redundant, then how is one to tell which even number is being referred to in any given binary string? 2, 4, 8, 16 etc all t...
by htbwmedia
Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: how to program
Replies: 12
Views: 2274

Re: how to program

Could be co side red correct if you thought of the first digit for a binary 2, a zero in the digital form of not worthy of representation. The problem with that approach is one would not know it was meant to be there. Eight bit model 1 - 10000000 2 - 01000000 3 - 11000000 4 - 00100000 5 - 10100000 6...
by htbwmedia
Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: how to program
Replies: 12
Views: 2274

Re: how to program

.There are 10 types of people in this world. Those that understand binary, and those that don't. Although I did get a chuckle out of your sig, 10 although it is on and off or yes and no, it really just equals 1. If you wanted to say two, that would then be a 01 I know it's nit picky and bordering o...
by htbwmedia
Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eben Upton & Raspberry Pi Foundation for Nobel Prize
Replies: 32
Views: 5032

Re: Eben Upton & Raspberry Pi Foundation for Nobel Prize

I too enjoyed the banter and somewhat intellectual debate, sure everyone who didn't agree with me was completely misguided and wrong, but I'm happy they had the chance to learn from me :p Seriously though, the previous comments made me think what it was that made me so passionate about pi. I just fi...
by htbwmedia
Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eben Upton & Raspberry Pi Foundation for Nobel Prize
Replies: 32
Views: 5032

Re: Eben Upton & Raspberry Pi Foundation for Nobel Prize

Interesting and scary read, Jim. I especially like the multilingual o(u) part. While at the bakery today, I was talking to the grade 11 son of the owner who is very much into Robotics. Him and a group of fellow students are involved in a Vex "sponsored" world wide Robotics competition. Unfortunately...
by htbwmedia
Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eben Upton & Raspberry Pi Foundation for Nobel Prize
Replies: 32
Views: 5032

Re: Eben Upton & Raspberry Pi Foundation for Nobel Prize

A little off topic but it does lead to the problem with a fear of change and the pro's and cons of standardization, particularly when the standardized "norm" falls under the control of billy and gang. I can see the frustration within Linux and which distro wars combined with various other personal p...
by htbwmedia
Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eben Upton & Raspberry Pi Foundation for Nobel Prize
Replies: 32
Views: 5032

Re: Eben Upton & Raspberry Pi Foundation for Nobel Prize

I know what you mean about the IT crowd and their love of Billy due to their lack of knowledge in the Linux arena. Even Mac took awhile to catch in with them but since the iPhone, Mac OS has seen a rise, just as the influence and adulation of Linus Torvands is finally seeing some light since the lau...
by htbwmedia
Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eben Upton & Raspberry Pi Foundation for Nobel Prize
Replies: 32
Views: 5032

Re: Eben Upton & Raspberry Pi Foundation for Nobel Prize

I suppose that could be a valid argument, however, if that was the case would this not be a product dedicated to the uk and possibly linked more directly to Cambridge? If boosting attendance and demand for cambridge computer classes was the goal, being in business myself, the pi would be a colossal ...
by htbwmedia
Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eben Upton & Raspberry Pi Foundation for Nobel Prize
Replies: 32
Views: 5032

Re: Eben Upton & Raspberry Pi Foundation for Nobel Prize

The distro comment was funny. Everyone keeps focusing on the technology aspect of this, and yes I agree the technology is great. The thing is, Eben did not really invent a mini computer, nor is the pi a first of its kind. What Eben and the raspberry pi foundation set out to do is truly the part whic...
by htbwmedia
Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eben Upton & Raspberry Pi Foundation for Nobel Prize
Replies: 32
Views: 5032

Re: Eben Upton & Raspberry Pi Foundation for Nobel Prize

Interesting replies, I'll start off with the email thing. Originally the intent was for validation so repeat votes could not be cast. That part works. And you can believe me or not, but I do not intend to sell or use a list of emails resulting from this. In fact, unless the person signs up as a memb...
by htbwmedia
Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: M12 lens adapter for camera module
Replies: 80
Views: 77958

Re: M12 lens adapter for camera module

Seeing the name M12 caught my attention as the Mobotix camera is one of the other reasons for my interest in pi. For those not familiar with Mobotix, they are a German ip camera (Kamerra) manufacturer who I have absolutely fallen in love with. So much so that my security alarm company, www.keepsafes...
by htbwmedia
Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eben Upton & Raspberry Pi Foundation for Nobel Prize
Replies: 32
Views: 5032

Re: Eben Upton & Raspberry Pi Foundation for Nobel Prize

OK, here is a prime example of the idiocy and lack of knowledge of computers in some people. I'm talking about myself, of course. I apologise to those who tried in vain to vote. I completely forgot to do something in the drupal webform and none of the fields were displayed. This happened to me befor...
by htbwmedia
Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eben Upton & Raspberry Pi Foundation for Nobel Prize
Replies: 32
Views: 5032

Re: Eben Upton & Raspberry Pi Foundation for Nobel Prize

Peace would be a stretch, although it is a broad enough category and pi has the ability to bring people together through education and a better understanding of technology and how it can and has changed lives. Furthermore, the invention of the pi was in direct response to a very real and foreseeable...
by htbwmedia
Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eben Upton & Raspberry Pi Foundation for Nobel Prize
Replies: 32
Views: 5032

Eben Upton & Raspberry Pi Foundation for Nobel Prize

I'm sure I do not need to go through all the details below, but I will anyways. The Nobel Prize is awarded to individuals and organizations who do something great for society. I believe Eben Upton and the Raspberry Pi Foundation fit that bill. This is why I plan to petition the Nobel Prize Foundatio...
by htbwmedia
Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Controlling Relays
Replies: 6
Views: 4580

Re: Controlling Relays

So how is it integrating with the alarm system and which panel? Paradox, a Canadian manufacturer, who's owner I know fairly well, has a great system and I have spoken with him at length about integration with Linux. There is some willingness to work together on his end, if that is still valid I do n...
by htbwmedia
Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Setting Alarmparts.ca up as a distributor in Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Setting Alarmparts.ca up as a distributor in Canada

I love what you guys are doing with Pi, particularly the original reasoning behind the project. :) Knowledge about pi is slowly growing and I am telling everyone I run into and would actually love to help get the product out in the Canadian Market. I have access to warehouse space and multiple avenu...
by htbwmedia
Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:05 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Home Alarm System Retrofit - "Part Deux"
Replies: 26
Views: 27115

Re: Home Alarm System Retrofit - "Part Deux"

Being in the industry http://www.keepsafesystems.ca and http://www.alarmparts.ca I have knowledge on the hardware end as well as easy access to information from manufacturers. My knowledge on pi though,.... Not so good yet. So here is my 2 cents worth. Why muck about with inputs and adding input boa...
by htbwmedia
Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:01 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Controlling Relays
Replies: 6
Views: 4580

Re: Controlling Relays

That is exactly what got me interested in Raspberry pi. I was just thumbing through some of the posts and I ran across this one, sure they are talking servo's and LED's the thing is, once you have a voltage trip, you can trip whatever you want. I know there is an adaptor board that gives you the low...

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