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by Mattylad
Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can/should the raspi control 100+ LEDs?
Replies: 12
Views: 4509

Re: Can/should the raspi control 100+ LEDs?

My son got a set of lights, looks exactly the same deal as the above Amazon link but it was only £12 ish.
by Mattylad
Sat May 25, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI to VGA adapter cable (solved)
Replies: 4
Views: 7325

Re: HDMI to VGA adapter cable

I'm not a big fan of wiki's - I find them extremely hard to search. Although I have eventually found something on one at http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals#HDMI-.3EVGA_Cables which says they may take a higher current. However it points to lots of amazon links and does not say if they are reco...
by Mattylad
Fri May 24, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI to VGA adapter cable (solved)
Replies: 4
Views: 7325

HDMI to VGA adapter cable (solved)

Has anyone any experience of these adapter cables working with the Pi?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261138443333? ... 1436.l2649
by Mattylad
Thu May 23, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Good review of latest and older Books on the Raspberry
Replies: 12
Views: 2351

Re: Good review of latest and older Books on the Raspberry

I have now got Bens RPI user guide.

Looks excellent (apart from the small thin type which I struggle to read).
by Mattylad
Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Good review of latest and older Books on the Raspberry
Replies: 12
Views: 2351

Re: Good review of latest and older Books on the Raspberry

Links saved for later dissemination.... cheers.
by Mattylad
Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Good review of latest and older Books on the Raspberry
Replies: 12
Views: 2351

Re: Good review of latest and older Books on the Raspberry

On the contrary I was pleased to see that python was included rather than anything else and that others were not. I want to learn it well because I know what it can do, the software I work with is written in it (hence why I want to learn it). But I just appear to have missed the pages that are speci...
by Mattylad
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Good review of latest and older Books on the Raspberry
Replies: 12
Views: 2351

Re: Good review of latest and older Books on the Raspberry

Like I said, I flicked through it and it appeared not to have anything. I also said "It would be good to read good reviews from someone who has all the books". You obviously have Ebens book then. I f that does have a section on how to interact, is it extensive? Does it go through I/O access, using t...
by Mattylad
Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Good review of latest and older Books on the Raspberry
Replies: 12
Views: 2351

Re: Good review of latest and older Books on the Raspberry

I was in Waterstones yesterday, there are several pi books and I had a flick through them. I was however dissapointed in that they had information about the pi and then a large section on programming in python. While that is good they are covering basic python programming but seemed to lack how to i...
by Mattylad
Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Circuit diagram for the latest model?
Replies: 11
Views: 2362

Re: Circuit diagram for the latest model?

Cheers Liz.
by Mattylad
Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Pi+Cybot or is that Pi-bot
Replies: 10
Views: 3616

Re: Pi+Cybot or is that Pi-bot

Yes, it would encourage others to do similar projects.
by Mattylad
Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Circuit diagram for the latest model?
Replies: 11
Views: 2362

Re: Circuit diagram for the latest model?

I doubt I would ever get around to laying out the whole board, but doing the schematic can be fun, should only take me a couple of days including making all the parts etc. Board layout is something I have done for 20 years so messing around with stuff like the schematic etc is the sort of little pro...
by Mattylad
Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Circuit diagram for the latest model?
Replies: 11
Views: 2362

Re: Circuit diagram for the latest model?

OK cheers. (I take it that's a no then lol).

Do you know if anyone ever made a bill of materials for it?
by Mattylad
Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Reading files into lists etc?
Replies: 6
Views: 1390

Re: Reading files into lists etc?

Thing is - of course I want to be able to work with the Pi - but first I need to learn and there is little point in rigging up my prize pi just to do that when I have everything I need in my laptop that is sitting in front of me now. This is exactly the same with hundreds, nay thousands of the other...
by Mattylad
Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Circuit diagram for the latest model?
Replies: 11
Views: 2362

Circuit diagram for the latest model?

Hi, the previous version had its circuit diagram released - has the latest model had its diagram released?

I am struggling to find it if it has.

Cheers.
M.
by Mattylad
Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Reading files into lists etc?
Replies: 6
Views: 1390

Re: Reading files into lists etc?

Thank you BJ, I will look into the pointer you have mentioned.

OF course I will be porting this over to the Pi once I have it working :D
by Mattylad
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Reading files into lists etc?
Replies: 6
Views: 1390

Re: Reading files into lists etc?

Well I would say that yes this IS the place to ask questions as I am wanting to learn to program, so that eventually I can use my pi's. I do not intend to mess around with them until I have a purpose for them - until then I need a purpose for my learning - and that currently is to be able to read in...
by Mattylad
Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Pi+Cybot or is that Pi-bot
Replies: 10
Views: 3616

Re: Pi+Cybot or is that Pi-bot

At last - this could be a use for my Pi, as otherwise I cannot find a use for it. I have 2 cybots, one I collected everything for but the jockey wheel broke and another I got that has a good jockey wheel on. But ISTR that it had an onboard computer already, so what else do you think you would be abl...
by Mattylad
Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Reading files into lists etc?
Replies: 6
Views: 1390

Reading files into lists etc?

Hello, I have been looking at the python tutorials however am still not too clear what I need to do. I have not done any programming for 20 years, but did learn Pascal & C then. Generally I struggle to learn something unless I have a purpose in mind so I have found one. I want to read in a text libr...
by Mattylad
Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard Self-assembly / Builders
Replies: 27
Views: 5160

Re: Gertboard Self-assembly / Builders

The thing is, if your wanting to become involved in electronics there is no better time to learn to solder. Just looking at it I would expect about an hour to assemble it by hand, longer for a beginner. Unless your going to do that for free, whats an hour of your time worth? perhaps it would be bett...
by Mattylad
Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Setting up internal Pi-Fi Network
Replies: 6
Views: 2309

Re: Setting up internal Pi-Fi Network

ISTR that there are programs available that do this for you, you just teach it once and from then on it logs you in.
by Mattylad
Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Screw holes / Mounting the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 27
Views: 17639

Re: Screw holes / Mounting the Raspberry Pi

The thing is, we should not have to go to these extents of jerry rigging something with glue, blue tack et all. With cases being about £15 I wonder how a school is going to manage when it has 20-3 Pi's ? We get told that this was not meant to be released to schools, this makes it sound as if there w...
by Mattylad
Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Inexpensive Case, Initial Production Run... Beautiful!
Replies: 9
Views: 6137

Re: Inexpensive Case, Initial Production Run... Beautiful!

If this becomes a reality, how much do you envisage it being able to be purchased for?
And what postage costs?
by Mattylad
Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Screw holes / Mounting the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 27
Views: 17639

Re: Screw holes / Mounting the Raspberry Pi

So you redesign the board to have mounting holes - or any other mounting system your ingenuity can come up with. But now, inserting or removing cables, or even moving the cables, particularly the rather thick and inflexible HDMI, will stress the board round the mounting. The more rigidly the board ...
by Mattylad
Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Screw holes / Mounting the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 27
Views: 17639

Re: Screw holes / Mounting the Raspberry Pi

It may make it cost a little more however I am sure that there are many that will pay the little (and its only likely to be in the region of a few pence to a pound) more for one that can be mounted properly. I received the screw mounting versions of the posts I pictured above, they seem to do the jo...

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