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by Caliber Mengsk
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Displaylink Video Device on rPi?
Replies: 1
Views: 1545

Displaylink Video Device on rPi?

Ok, so I will be getting my Pi in tomorrow hopefully (^_^), but I'm very new to linux. I know a few things with the console, and that's about it really. (thinks like getting into root/su, listing files, etc, nothing big at all) Obviously, in Windows, you simply install drivers for things, but if I r...
by Caliber Mengsk
Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Will this 7 inch touch screen work?
Replies: 5
Views: 4042

Re: Will this 7 inch touch screen work?

While the RCA would be easy enough to use with it, the vga part (if that plug was even actually vga) you'd have to get an hdmi->vga converter, and those normally are fairly expensive if they support HDCP as VGA doesn't have that, and they have to add a chip in. Also, just to note, the one you linked...
by Caliber Mengsk
Wed May 30, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Portable Power Source.
Replies: 7
Views: 3728

Portable Power Source.

Not sure if this is quite the right place for this, but I thought some people might find this useful. I know many people are making projects that are using the small size of the pi as a forefront to their project. I don't have a pi to test with, but I would think something like this would be a good ...
by Caliber Mengsk
Wed May 30, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any word from Newark (US/Canada)
Replies: 10
Views: 2610

Re: Any word from Newark (US/Canada)

I ordered mine on Mar 05 2012, and says June 18th. To see your estimated ship date, go here: https://www.newark.com/jsp/profile/myOrderHistory.jsp Log in, all that good stuff, and there should be a column for PO Number. Click the number that your rPi is on, and it should have the estimated delivery ...
by Caliber Mengsk
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 8 GB: 1995 Vs. 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2282

Re: 8 GB: 1995 Vs. 2012

<t>HEY LOOK!!! That's the pile of floppy disks I use to bring with me to the library to use their "high speed" internet. (O-o seriously… I brought like 100 floppy discs, so I could recopy the same file over and over across five disks using winzip. Just to hopefully get a full copy of that 5-6 megaby...
by Caliber Mengsk
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: WooT, Updated shipping timeframe (at least for me. Newark/Element14)
Replies: 9
Views: 1688

Re: WooT, Updated shipping timeframe (at least for me. Newark/Element14)

<t>So, I bought my pi off of Newark/Element14 a day or so after they started accepting pre-orders for the second batch. I was sad to find the expected ship date was in June (3 months from now). Out of boredom (very very boring job) I checked on the status, and now it says April 3rd will now be my ex...
by Caliber Mengsk
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Time from Standing Start to Services Running
Replies: 15
Views: 3155

Re: Time from Standing Start to Services Running

<r>O-o a second lead acid battery in the car? If it were drained regularly, that would kill the alternator sooooooo fast. I'd just get this <URL url="http://www.sparkfun.com/products/99">http://www.sparkfun.com/products/99</URL> and use the GPIO pins to get the time when needed. Assuming you could f...
by Caliber Mengsk
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cheap SANDISK 8 GB SD SDHC Card
Replies: 22
Views: 5864

Re: Cheap SANDISK 8 GB SD SDHC Card

<r>For those in the US, Microcenter.com has pretty good deals in general<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.microcenter.com/sin.....id=0349728">http://www.microcenter.com/sin.....id=0349728</URL> <-- 8gb sdhc class 10 for $9.99<br/> <br/> Watch for sales on there that they have regularly. I picked up m...
by Caliber Mengsk
Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Suggestion: Tiny PCB for DC-anything to 5 V DC
Replies: 50
Views: 15572

Re: Suggestion: Tiny PCB for DC-anything to 5 V DC

<r>I didn't really read everything, but why not use a simple LM7805. It's got a large range (5v-35v {higher voltages need heatsinks}) and outputs up to 2.2amp. They are fairly cheap at $.50 (usd) from mouser. I made my own version of arduino and used this without any issues. It even ran the arduino ...
by Caliber Mengsk
Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: interesting Idea - Looking for info!
Replies: 27
Views: 6534

Re: interesting Idea - Looking for info!

<t>Not only is the size important, but on these devices, the difference in temperature also makes for how much power it generates. For example, cold side is room temperature, and the device you have to generate heat is 20 degrees (f, as I'm from the US, and don't feel like doing the calculations) ho...
by Caliber Mengsk
Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows 8 for rPi?
Replies: 2
Views: 1578

Re: Windows 8 for rPi?

Just wondering if this will be possible, as they are making an officially supported version of Windows 8 for ARM.

Any thoughts?
by Caliber Mengsk
Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Blog about working with Raspberry Pi for Windows users
Replies: 21
Views: 8630

Re: Blog about working with Raspberry Pi for Windows users

<t>Two things,<br/> <br/> #1 The filter is filtering Blogspot.com, not specifically your blog. They don't care what the subdomain is, only what the primary domain is.<br/> <br/> #2 Do you know if Mono will work on rPi? I know enough C# to run through the Mono environment, but I don't know C++ hardly...
by Caliber Mengsk
Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Case with Screen
Replies: 15
Views: 8648

Re: Case with Screen

<t>The RCA ones can only have a max of what RCA supports (O-o 320x240 I think?) and normally they are actually half the size.<br/> <br/> While the Mimo Monitors (displaylink monitor), are cool, and usb powered, they don't work standalone. They need another monitor hooked up to initialize the GPU. I ...
by Caliber Mengsk
Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Keyboard Computing
Replies: 2
Views: 1162

Re: Keyboard Computing

<r>Simple idea. Have everything but the monitor built into a keyboard, including a power source. The ultimate all in one.<br/> <br/> Ok, Basic idea is get a good but still cheap keyboard, and fit the rPi inside. Add in a battery power source, and all you need is a monitor. Fairly simple eh?<br/> <br...
by Caliber Mengsk
Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Where to get small keypads (functional buttons) for simple devices?
Replies: 10
Views: 2205

Re: Where to get small keypads (functional buttons) for simple devices?

<r>You may want to just look around for button pads like this:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8653">http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8653</URL><br/> <br/> or you could also probably get away with just using tactile buttons with the GPIO pins. They are fairly cheap too:<br/> <b...
by Caliber Mengsk
Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3580
Views: 138033

Re: Introduce yourself!

<t>New guy here!<br/> <br/> I'm always interested in new and cheap tech. This seems like an amazing and super cheap kind of technology. It's so great cause it's so small. Right now I use an Arduino for all my geek gadgetery, but this may fill in that spot in my heart, we'll see. I have plans for thi...

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