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by TonyD
Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pi Boy/PiGRRL/Pocket PiGRRL
Replies: 2
Views: 1333

Re: Pi Boy/PiGRRL/Pocket PiGRRL

Whilst this is not a hand-held console I've used an analogue joystick on my R-Kade Zero console. I used a MCP3002 ADC to measure the joystick voltage as it was moved by the player. schematic and other details here: https://hackaday.io/project/9844-r-kade-zero and I've also got a kickstarter for anyo...
by TonyD
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: RPi As MIDI Keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 3062

Re: RPi As MIDI Keyboard

As tvjob said yes it's possible. You can turn your Pi (A/A+/Zero, not sure about the rest) into a USB MIDI device (g_midi) using "Linux USB Gadget modules" and wiring up the GPIO to switches etc. A overview of "Linux USB Gadget" is here: http://blog.gbaman.info/?p=699 But if you're interested in jus...
by TonyD
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Raspberry Pi and Commodore64 SID emulation
Replies: 3
Views: 1234

Re: Raspberry Pi and Commodore64 SID emulation

Nice.

Any more details available?
by TonyD
Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Kickstarter: R-Kade Zero
Replies: 1
Views: 1540

Re: Kickstarter: R-Kade Zero

For anyone interested, the project build details are here:

https://hackaday.io/project/9844-r-kade-zero
by TonyD
Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: My ZX81 clone ZX81+35 and a PSG sound expansion board for it (now released on GitHub)
Replies: 87
Views: 28195

Re: My ZX81 clone now called "ZX81+34"

well done. I've been following your project for a while now as I love seeing the classic 8-bitters.
by TonyD
Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Kade Zero project
Replies: 0
Views: 739

R-Kade Zero project

Hi All R-Kade Zero + Raspberry Pi Zero = Tiny Video Gaming System https://zuzebox.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/r-kade_zero_js05_small.jpg I'd like to share details on my RPi Zero gaming project. It's basically a interchangeable mini gaming controller board for the RPi Zero. Being interchangeable it g...
by TonyD
Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Kickstarter: R-Kade Zero
Replies: 1
Views: 1540

Kickstarter: R-Kade Zero

Hi All R-Kade Zero + Raspberry Pi Zero = Tiny Video Gaming System I've built a number of Raspberry Pi based arcade systems over the last few years starting in 2012 with R-Kade, last year with R-Kade Mini and now my latest endeavour R-Kade Zero which fits into the palm of your hand. So after receivin...
by TonyD
Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: DiscoHAT and DiscoCap
Replies: 7
Views: 4703

Re: DiscoHAT and DiscoCap

I did some DMX a few years ago with PIC's. So it'll be interesting to see how the Pi handles it all.
by TonyD
Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PiZero RetroPi console
Replies: 7
Views: 1821

Re: PiZero RetroPi console

nice ! thanks for sharing. The Cart reader is cool. What did you use to to read the cart, port expanders (i.e. MCP23017) or TTL (i.e. 74HC595/74HC165) ? I've done both in the past but prefer port expanders these days. I'll dig out some pic's of my pi cabs and post them but they're nothing as cool as...
by TonyD
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: RaspberryJam- Northumberland
Replies: 4
Views: 1850

Re: RaspberryJam- Northumberland

For anyone Pi users near Newcastle this might interest you:

https://attending.io/events/pinortheast-feb16
by TonyD
Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: RaspberryJam- Northumberland
Replies: 4
Views: 1850

Re: RaspberryJam- Northumberland

Hi Fay Where is your venue? I'm a member at (probably) your nearest maker community Maker Space in Newcastle. We've members from all over the north east: as far south as Middlesbrough and Darlington, west to Hexham and north to Cramlington. Our members have run a number of Raspberry Jam's in the pas...
by TonyD
Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Raspberry Pi 7 inch Touchscreen rotate
Replies: 5
Views: 3283

Re: Raspberry Pi 7 inch Touchscreen rotate

I think the OP is using the official RPi 7" display.

I know I've had the same problem with rotating the official RPi 7" display to portrait mode (90-degrees) and the touch screen still being in landscape mode.
by TonyD
Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PiZero RetroPi console
Replies: 7
Views: 1821

Re: PiZero RetroPi console

Nice :-)

What's the white PCB at the back?

any more photo's of how you put it together?
by TonyD
Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: MIDI Synth with Signals coming from an arduino
Replies: 3
Views: 1184

Re: MIDI Synth with Signals coming from an arduino

This is how I installed FluidSynth and set up MIDI (UART based) https://zuzebox.wordpress.com/2015/12/13/setting-up-rpi-midi-and-fluid-synth-softsynth/ I think FluidSynth is now included in the latest Jessie distro, but I had problems getting the MIDI 31250-baud rate for the UART to work with the 4....
by TonyD
Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: RS485 interface loop through / listen
Replies: 9
Views: 2234

Re: RS485 interface loop through / listen

Any data on the RS485 module? Is it 5V or 3.3V?
by TonyD
Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: DiscoHAT and DiscoCap
Replies: 7
Views: 4703

Re: DiscoHAT and DiscoCap

Nice looking boards.

DMX ?
by TonyD
Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Build your own cases using MakerBeam
Replies: 3
Views: 1703

Re: Build your own cases using MakerBeam

nice :-)
by TonyD
Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How DIY USB Powered Hub
Replies: 16
Views: 9574

Re: How DIY USB Powered Hub

I made myself a "cheapo" RPi Zero USB hub from an non-powered USB hub and a micro USB from my local £1 store, so it cost me £2. Which one of the "pound" shops was it? Poundworld I find them great for techy bits and bobs. I've bought a nice optical mouse (about 10 of them over the years), USB Blueto...
by TonyD
Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Build your own cases using MakerBeam
Replies: 3
Views: 1703

Re: Build your own cases using MakerBeam

Very impressive. What's the wing nuts for?
by TonyD
Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi Eagle PCB CAD footprint
Replies: 20
Views: 52745

Re: Raspberry Pi Eagle PCB CAD footprint

Thanks for sharing
by TonyD
Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How DIY USB Powered Hub
Replies: 16
Views: 9574

Re: How DIY USB Powered Hub

I made myself a "cheapo" RPi Zero USB hub from an non-powered USB hub and a micro USB from my local £1 store, so it cost me £2. https://zuzebox.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/usb_bits.jpg https://zuzebox.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/usbhub_finished.jpg more details here: https://zuzebox.wordpress.com/20...
by TonyD
Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: max232 serial interface
Replies: 10
Views: 2363

Re: max232 serial interface

There are a few RS232 boards designed to work with the Pi.

This is one I designed a while ago for the original Pi model B (& A) to a similar job as the OP. It also works with the current Pi's as well.

Image

You can buy from Tindie
by TonyD
Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: RasPiO Pro Hat
Replies: 12
Views: 2422

Re: RasPiO Pro Hat

Alex, nice looking board. I like the idea of using a surface mount connect to give a little more space on top. But I haven't seen a board with the ports in GPIO number order like this before I've done several similar boards in the past ;-) Here's my latest one I designed last year : https://zuzebox....

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