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by Andre_P
Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: X servers for Win & Mac
Replies: 18
Views: 4864

Re: X servers for Win & Mac

As to the Mac you just need to go into Applications/Utilities and select X11. That then runs up and you can then select an xterm. From there you should be able to ssh -X user@address into the RPi. I've successfully logged into my RPi using this method on the Mac. I've got Xeyes running successfully ...
by Andre_P
Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Learning Electronics
Replies: 6
Views: 1719

Re: Learning Electronics

Hi Kevpartner, I've mentioned it before but I would recommend this, http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Art-Electronics-Paul-Horowitz/dp/0521370957/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1338983881&sr=1-1 It is a bit dated with respect to microprocessor boards and I don't think it mentions FPGA's, but as a good bas...
by Andre_P
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: iPad
Replies: 1
Views: 833

iPad

Hi All, Not to sure if people have already given this a shot but I'd thought I'd share. I have iSSH on my my iPad which can do X. Using this I've been able to get Scratch up and running on the iPad. It's not perfect but as a proof of concept it does work. Also it might be of use if you want to intro...
by Andre_P
Wed May 30, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: audio eidting help
Replies: 9
Views: 1170

Re: audio eidting help

Just because something appears on You Tube it does NOT mean that it is without copyright. Titanic is still under copyright, this includes the film and sound track. So I stand by my original post. As to downloading files from an unknown source, well if you do that every day I hope your AV is up and r...
by Andre_P
Tue May 29, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: audio eidting help
Replies: 9
Views: 1170

Re: audio eidting help

May I suggest that what you are suggesting is legally 'iffy' at best. As to downloading copyright material from another source again is not a good idea, and finally there is no guarantee as to the safety of the content of said files. This might explain why you have yet to receive any positive respon...
by Andre_P
Tue May 22, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to keep a pi-borrower enthused?
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: How to keep a pi-borrower enthused?

Maybe if you posed him a problem he had to solve in Python that would interest him, for example calculating how long it will take to save up for his own RPi. He would need to enter how much pocket money he gets each week.
by Andre_P
Thu May 17, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 78101

Re: Invitation to order from RS

YAY I've been able to place an order ! :)
by Andre_P
Tue May 15, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 80's computer book.
Replies: 16
Views: 2939

Re: 80's computer book.

Hi All,
Was it something like this ?

http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/big/ ... The-Micro/

Usbourne did several books about computers at the time.

Best Regards

Andre'
by Andre_P
Tue May 08, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Straw poll for new forums - gravatar, yea or nay?
Replies: 46
Views: 4878

Re: Straw poll for new forums - gravatar, yea or nay?

Direct upload please
by Andre_P
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What the Pi has done for me.
Replies: 31
Views: 5210

Re: What the Pi has done for me.

<t>Hi Liam,<br/> This is A BRILLIANT post .<br/> You are making the first steps into a new and interesting world.<br/> Along on your journey I would suggest you not only look at the whole software side but also start to get an understanding/appreciation of the hardware that your software is running ...
by Andre_P
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Would you like to know all about the BCM2835?
Replies: 18
Views: 3220

Re: Would you like to know all about the BCM2835?

<t>I have yet to see any cucumber sandwiches, cut, trimmed, skewed with a Norwegian whale Harpoon or gerkin.<br/> <br/> There is a lady who comes to the kitchen a trolley stuffed with rolls, sandwiches (no cucumber), fruit,  Posh crisps (sorry Posh Chips in American), chocolate (Not Hershey's thank ...
by Andre_P
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Up in ARM's
Replies: 37
Views: 5489

Re: Up in ARM's

<r>Hi All,<br/> I don"t know about ARM specifically but I reckon we are going to see a "Sea of Cores" as an architecture in the future, if we can get the connection fabric right.<br/> Picochip had/ has a rather lovely way of connecting cores together, imagine a game of Downfall (<URL url="http://en....
by Andre_P
Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi already failed ?
Replies: 222
Views: 32950

Re: raspberry pi already failed ?

<r>Rodney :<br/> <br/> If you should walk into social club as a new member and shout out that the whole idea is pointless, while getting various verifiable facts completely wrong then you would have a close encounter with a Bouncer or at least a few dirty looks from the people already there.<br/> <b...
by Andre_P
Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Would the PI be able to control something like this? (USB Relay board)
Replies: 19
Views: 7746

Re: Would the PI be able to control something like this? (USB Relay board)

<t>Personally if I was going to control a relay I"d use the GPIO, use an opto isolator with a darlington output and ensure the coil had a fly back diode. If you are feeling über clean then a snubber circuit on the contact output to reduce the possibility of arcing.<br/> You could use the Gert Board ...
by Andre_P
Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi already failed ?
Replies: 222
Views: 32950

Re: raspberry pi already failed ?

<t>Hi rodneyj,<br/> You are of course entitled to your opinion, however I believe you are wrong.<br/> There is a lot of support out there with respect to Linux. Also you don"t need to know about Linux to write some code in Python which is the favoured language. For example I wrote my first python co...
by Andre_P
Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Job opportunity
Replies: 6
Views: 4187

Re: Job opportunity

<t>Hi Drew.h,<br/> You may wish to ask yourself the question<br/> "Would I 20 years ago have listened to someone who has had 22/20 years experience while I have these great popping* ideas about writing SW ?"<br/> <br/> Also I would suggest that maybe, just maybe, someone who is qualified to do the j...
by Andre_P
Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Im selling my pi
Replies: 74
Views: 11032

Re: Im selling my pi

Burngate : Yup I"m hanging fire as well, going to buy a few once the educational kit is available. Then give them to my old school and my step daughter K. I might buy one for myself to get up to speed so I can help K when she needs it.
by Andre_P
Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Im selling my pi
Replies: 74
Views: 11032

Re: Im selling my pi

<t>Burngate : the OP states he did it for the fun of the hunt. As to Altruism yes it"s people"s choice, however the OP appears to be attempting to make a profit on others Alturistic work if not then sell it again at the original sale price plus something for their efforts.<br/> As I stated the OP ha...
by Andre_P
Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Coincedence or serendipity?
Replies: 5
Views: 1552

Re: Coincedence or serendipity?

<t>I used to be involved with a Softcore (Microblaze) running in an FPGA. We on the RTL side did wonder why Linux was being used, we were told that it was because it came with a TCP/IP stack.<br/> However I think on reflection of the points above it was so that any SW guy could come along and be abl...
by Andre_P
Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power Monkey Explorer Supply ???
Replies: 1
Views: 615

Re: Power Monkey Explorer Supply ???

<t>Hi All,<br/> I have a Powermonkey explorer, this is a two part bit of kit, a battery unit (2200mAh) and a Solar cell to charge the battery. It"s intent is to recharge a phone via an array of connectors including a micro USB.<br/> Looking at the spec the max current output is 700mA so it"s on the ...
by Andre_P
Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Im selling my pi
Replies: 74
Views: 11032

Re: Im selling my pi

<t>There is no law to stop this trade, and this person has has decided to enact their right to do so.<br/> <br/> However if may quote Bannanarama (the young may google them)<br/> "It ain"t what you do it"s the way that you do it"<br/> <br/> IMHO I find that it sticks in the craw having someone waft ...
by Andre_P
Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Job opportunity
Replies: 6
Views: 4187

Re: Job opportunity

<t>Ok I"ve seen this post edit.<br/> One thing I would be VERY cautious of would be the act of bringing in "code" and walking through it.<br/> That I would suggest would break the NDA that an employee would have signed, actually dissecting it well that really does get alarm bells clanging. Also woul...
by Andre_P
Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Would you like to know all about the BCM2835?
Replies: 18
Views: 3220

Re: Would you like to know all about the BCM2835?

<t>Ok hands up I"ve been working at Broadcom Cambridge for 3 weeks on the IC side.<br/> So here are some first impressions, note these are my opinions and not Broadcoms.<br/> The work that is being done there IS brilliant !<br/> There is a lot to learn about so if you want to learn new and interesti...
by Andre_P
Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Whats the point of Gpio pins?
Replies: 37
Views: 6889

Re: Whats the point of Gpio pins?

<t>The GPIO pins allow the RPi to be programmed to interact with the outside world. It allows sensor inputs and actuator outputs to be used. There is an IO expansion board called the Gert Board.<br/> There are various robot projects that will use GPIO, as well as some interesting sensor projects.<br...
by Andre_P
Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Eben isnt very sociable
Replies: 12
Views: 2331

Re: Eben isnt very sociable

Helpme1986 : Hmmm, I REALLY hope that you've forgotten to put smileys in there, otherwise your attitude appears to have come from somewhere in the dark ages.

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