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by exartemarte
Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I feel like betrayed
Replies: 126
Views: 15405

Re: I feel like betrayed

Which, of course, creates naming problems: Where I used to work the servers were somewhat boringly named after planets. Apart from MissPiggy. And I am reminded of a story in the computing press of an organisation whose new owners were not pleased to find in-house servers called B*stard, F*rtPants a...
by exartemarte
Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I feel like betrayed
Replies: 126
Views: 15405

Re: I feel like betrayed

I have more Pis than you could shake a stick at - Which, of course, creates naming problems: Gaspode, Greebo, Benfro, Dumbledore & McGonagall (routers), Gandalf, Batman, Robin, Hermione (laptop), Ginny, Lavender, Luna, Hannah, Neville, not to mention the more prosaically named Desktop_mint, Desktop...
by exartemarte
Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I feel like betrayed
Replies: 126
Views: 15405

Re: I feel like betrayed

I have more Pis than you could shake a stick at - five of them (four B's and a Pi 2) are on line right now. The collection includes original Model A's on mobile robots: chosen for their lower current draw, they were up to the job then and I see no need to update them now. On the other hand, I've bee...
by exartemarte
Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I feel like betrayed
Replies: 126
Views: 15405

Re: I feel like betrayed

I'm sorry but some people are missing the point here; including some moderators. It's not that the foundation didn't give a "countdown" to the new release, it's that in effect there was deliberately misleading information stating a new version wasn't going to be developed. Let's imagine that develo...
by exartemarte
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zero USB hub
Replies: 96
Views: 73462

Re: Pi Zero USB hub

Given the various hacking approaches to giving the Zero more USB ports I thought I would mention a couple of quite neat (IMHO) solutions that involve no hacking beyond sticking things together, no soldering and no discarded cases: http://www.exartemarte.me.uk/picture_library/zeros_hubs.jpg The one o...
by exartemarte
Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: External Hard Drive Continually Unmounts
Replies: 12
Views: 4930

Re: External Hard Drive Continually Unmounts

Has anyone been able to successfully use an external HD with their pi? I suspect a great many people have. For quite a while I ran a Pi-based server with two external drives: one for the OS and a larger one for network addressable storage. They were standard 3.5in drives in housings with their own ...
by exartemarte
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero stocking?
Replies: 113
Views: 29241

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero stocking?

I see the Zero as a replacement for the old model A, which I have used on small robotics projects primarily for the lower power consumption. Such projects generally require only GPIO connections and a USB wifi adapter for programming and/or remote control. The Zero beats the model A in every respec...
by exartemarte
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero stocking?
Replies: 113
Views: 29241

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero stocking?

I see the Zero as a replacement for the old model A, which I have used on small robotics projects primarily for the lower power consumption. Such projects generally require only GPIO connections and a USB wifi adapter for programming and/or remote control. The Zero beats the model A in every respec...
by exartemarte
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero stocking?
Replies: 113
Views: 29241

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero stocking?

I see the Zero as a replacement for the old model A, which I have used on small robotics projects primarily for the lower power consumption. Such projects generally require only GPIO connections and a USB wifi adapter for programming and/or remote control. The Zero beats the model A in every respect...
by exartemarte
Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can i connect external HDD directly a Rasperberry Pi 2?
Replies: 9
Views: 2799

Re: Can i connect external HDD directly a Rasperberry Pi 2?

If you apply power to the Pi through one of its usb ports you can plug a 1TB WD drive into an adjacent USB port; that way the power for the drive doesn't go through the Pi's circuitry. I have a small stack (3) of these used as servers. It works with any Pi except the very early ones with usb fuses, ...
by exartemarte
Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: Recommended C IDE
Replies: 27
Views: 9442

Re: Recommended C IDE

compile / link / make /build it it on Windows, Upload the Linux executable to the Raspi, and then run the Raspi remotely ? I generally run Pi's headless. I install Samba, which enables me to access files stored on the Pi from my PC, where I create/edit them using a text editor. I split my my PC scr...
by exartemarte
Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Neat Headless Zero
Replies: 25
Views: 3935

Re: Neat Headless Zero

Oh dear! Sorry, Ame, but you have made the same mistake as I made when I first thought of this - looked at a picture of the old 26-pin cobbler with pin 1 at bottom left and assumed that the later, 40-pin, cobblers would be the same. They're not. On the 40-pin version pin 1 is at top right and it map...
by exartemarte
Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Neat Headless Zero
Replies: 25
Views: 3935

Re: Neat Headless Zero

With a female header soldered underneath the Pi Zero plugs directly into a T-Cobbler Neat idea. Thanks for sharing it. I'd like to claim the credit, but Adafruit thought of it before I did. I should have mentioned that if you bought the PiHut Zero Essentials Kit, it includes a female header along w...
by exartemarte
Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Neat Headless Zero
Replies: 25
Views: 3935

Neat Headless Zero

With a female header soldered underneath the Pi Zero plugs directly into a T-Cobbler (other breakout boards are available...) which makes a neat, headless package. http://www.exartemarte.me.uk/picture_library/pizero.jpg I set up the sd card for wi-fi on a pc before putting it in the Zero: David Mait...
by exartemarte
Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Touch-screen and Pimoroni Case
Replies: 11
Views: 2551

Re: Touch-screen and Pimoroni Case

Actually I'm kind of conflicted now on which way I like it best. I was intending to build another case so I could turn it "right side up". But after using it for a while I've noticed my eye line is usually below the center of the screen, rather than above, which works best when it's "upside down". ...
by exartemarte
Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Touch-screen and Pimoroni Case
Replies: 11
Views: 2551

Re: Touch-screen and Pimoroni Case

A problem that occurs when "right side up" it that the microUSB power and the audio connector are then at the bottom, as well as the HDMI if you're wanting the second screen, so it doesn't provide much cable bending space without raising it higher off the desktop/table. I wouldn't have thought it b...
by exartemarte
Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Touch-screen and Pimoroni Case
Replies: 11
Views: 2551

Touch-screen and Pimoroni Case

Ok, if you mount the official touch-screen in the Pimoroni case it's upside-down. It's simple enough to rotate the image but you're still looking at the screen from the wrong angle, which considerably reduces the brightness. Some of us out here might regard this as a cock-up. I imagine there will ha...
by exartemarte
Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubuntu MATE 15.10 for Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 23
Views: 13303

Re: Ubuntu MATE 15.10 for Raspberry Pi 2

I'm up to my elbows in stuff at the moment but I will certainly be giving this a try when I get a moment. I use Linux Mint + MATE on both my PC and my laptop: it's an environment I like and am familiar with.
by exartemarte
Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Official wifi dongle discontinued?
Replies: 13
Views: 2215

Re: Official wifi dongle discontinued?

It seems that ModMyPi does have stock after all, so I've ordered a couple from them.
by exartemarte
Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Official wifi dongle discontinued?
Replies: 13
Views: 2215

Re: Official wifi dongle discontinued?

jamesh wrote:Indeed. I use the Pimoroni Nano dongle. Works great.
That doesn't seem to be available either. All I can see listed on the Pimoroni site is the official, out of stock, one, and the Broadcom combined wifi and hub.
by exartemarte
Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Official wifi dongle discontinued?
Replies: 13
Views: 2215

Re: Official wifi dongle discontinued?

windows ate my next reply ... I don't think it has been discontinued but there is no reason just to use an official one IMO the pimoroni one is usually easiest to get a response from I already have an Edimax and a couple of cheap clones and they all work. I need a couple more, however, one of them ...
by exartemarte
Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Official wifi dongle discontinued?
Replies: 13
Views: 2215

Re: Official wifi dongle discontinued?

Joe Schmoe wrote:
exartemarte wrote:
RaTTuS wrote:A bunch of URLs
I'm not sure how that helps.
Posts consisting solely of URL(s) rarely are of any help.

They should generally just be ignored.
In fairness they were pointers to places where the official wifi dongle has been available. But it isn't now, which was the point of my original post.
by exartemarte
Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Official wifi dongle discontinued?
Replies: 13
Views: 2215

Re: Official wifi dongle discontinued?

https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/official-raspberry-pi-wifi-dongle also http://cpc.farnell.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?st=raspberry+pi+wifi&catalogId=15002&categoryId=700000010945&langId=69&storeId=10180 I'm not sure how that helps. They're out of stock at Pimoroni and not even listed at...
by exartemarte
Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Official wifi dongle discontinued?
Replies: 13
Views: 2215

Official wifi dongle discontinued?

The official raspberry pi wifi dongle seems to be out of stock everywhere, leading me to wonder if it is now an ex-product.

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