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by MG2R
Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Convert an old ATX PSU to a power supply (for your r-pi)
Replies: 26
Views: 10213

Re: Convert an old ATX PSU to a power supply (for your r-pi)

<r>Quote from JeToMad on December 21, 2011, 08:28<br/> I was thinking... obviously you have some skills..<br/> Nothing out of the ordinary<br/> <br/> Quote from JeToMad on December 21, 2011, 08:28<br/> Why not to desing a simple power supply?<br/> [It will be probably more expensive. But... It will ...
by MG2R
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Convert an old ATX PSU to a power supply (for your r-pi)
Replies: 26
Views: 10213

Re: Convert an old ATX PSU to a power supply (for your r-pi)

<r>Quote from bradburts on December 20, 2011, 22:36<br/> Its an idea but the USB plugs are very cheap.<br/> A cheap ATX PSU will use 4W switched off doing nothing which is a lot more than a USB plug powering a PI.<br/> <br/> So I would pass unless you are attempting to put a PI inside a PC, for exam...
by MG2R
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Convert an old ATX PSU to a power supply (for your r-pi)
Replies: 26
Views: 10213

Re: Convert an old ATX PSU to a power supply (for your r-pi)

<t>Quote from arm2 on December 20, 2011, 21:34<br/> One PSU manufacturer has also told me that their latest 350W 80+% efficiency PSU needs a minimum load on the 3v3, 5V & 12V rails.<br/> Another manufacturer said their PSU needed no minimum load! When I get an RPi I will give it a try!<br/> In m...
by MG2R
Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:38 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Convert an old ATX PSU to a power supply (for your r-pi)
Replies: 26
Views: 10213

Re: Convert an old ATX PSU to a power supply (for your r-pi)

Well, he just has to hook it up to the 5V and GND on a free molex-connector :)
by MG2R
Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Passively Cooled Web-Server
Replies: 112
Views: 13699

Re: Passively Cooled Web-Server

<t>Quote from jazz on December 19, 2011, 23:12<br/> . One way would be to short the caps with a screwdriver with proper isolation on the handle.<br/> <br/> Wanted to say that in my previous post, but tought I would just get ridiculed ("you don't create short circuits!")...<br/> <br/> Anyways, when y...
by MG2R
Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Convert an old ATX PSU to a power supply (for your r-pi)
Replies: 26
Views: 10213

Re: Convert an old ATX PSU to a power supply (for your r-pi)

<r>Quote from obarthelemy on December 19, 2011, 22:51<br/> This would be terribly wasteful though. You'd probably save the price of an appropriate PSU ($5 ?) over a few months.<br/> Completely true about that! But this is more intended as a simple and cheap test bench power supply (for hackers). If ...
by MG2R
Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Convert an old ATX PSU to a power supply (for your r-pi)
Replies: 26
Views: 10213

Re: Convert an old ATX PSU to a power supply (for your r-pi)

<r>In another thread, someone said it would be nice to be able to use an old PSU to power the r-pi. I tought it would be nice to share the information to the rest of the community.<br/> <br/> It's possible to convert PC PSU's into stand alone units which may supply 3.3, 5, 12 and 7 volts. The color ...
by MG2R
Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Passively Cooled Web-Server
Replies: 112
Views: 13699

Re: Passively Cooled Web-Server

pvgb asked for it, I provided :)
by MG2R
Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Passively Cooled Web-Server
Replies: 112
Views: 13699

Re: Passively Cooled Web-Server

<r>Quote from pvgb on December 19, 2011, 21:52<br/> Some nice person will doubtless tell us how to run a Pi off a Molex connector.<br/> <br/> <br/> Easy.<br/> <br/> Step 1<br/> Use a side cutter to cut RED and one of the BLACK wires on the molex connector.<br/> <br/> Step 2<br/> Cut a USB==>micro-US...
by MG2R
Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Passively Cooled Web-Server
Replies: 112
Views: 13699

Re: Passively Cooled Web-Server

<r>Quote from bradburts on December 19, 2011, 21:36<br/> nobble -> degrade, reduce performance<br/> So could you reduce the settings on your wifi router and simulate 500Kbps?<br/> I don't think it will be too bad unless you have too many pictures (possibly any)<br/> <br/> <br/> Why would I simulate ...
by MG2R
Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Passively Cooled Web-Server
Replies: 112
Views: 13699

Re: Passively Cooled Web-Server

<r>Quote from pupil160 on December 19, 2011, 21:34<br/> I still intend to host my own site, just not for everyone. My web server will still be built to share my stuff. For me and my friends only<br/> <br/> Same use as mine. Good luck with it! If you need any help, feel free to ask! I'd love to suppo...
by MG2R
Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Passively Cooled Web-Server
Replies: 112
Views: 13699

Re: Passively Cooled Web-Server

<t>Quote from bradburts on December 19, 2011, 21:04<br/> Great pictures.<br/> Whats the case made of?<br/> <br/> The case is made out of K'nex<br/> <br/> Quote from bradburts on December 19, 2011, 21:04<br/> Can you nobble your wireless and see what that loads like?<br/> <br/> Hmmmm... My English is...
by MG2R
Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Passively Cooled Web-Server
Replies: 112
Views: 13699

Re: Passively Cooled Web-Server

<r>Pupil160 said that he couldn't host 24/7 because of possible power outages or something like that... I am currently hosting 24/7 with my file/web/ftp/bittorrent/"everything I can possibly imagine" server (look at it here), but my upload speed of 512 kbps is simply not enough to host a website to ...
by MG2R
Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Passively Cooled Web-Server
Replies: 112
Views: 13699

Re: Passively Cooled Web-Server

Quote from pupil160 on December 19, 2011, 20:21
I've already got the case

It amazes me how many times you've already said this :D

About WordPress: isn't that made for blogs? Not quite the material for a forum-like site, I guess...
by MG2R
Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Passively Cooled Web-Server
Replies: 112
Views: 13699

Re: Passively Cooled Web-Server

<r>I don't know at who of us the second paragraph of your message was directed, but Pupil160 can't provide uptime. If it was intended for me, my bandwidth at home is not big enough (512 kbps upload) to host a website for the public (I'm running a web server at home, for private use, mostly to manage...
by MG2R
Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Passively Cooled Web-Server
Replies: 112
Views: 13699

Re: Passively Cooled Web-Server

Free (or almost free) hosting services are readily available. My problem is the lack of scripting abilities
by MG2R
Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Passively Cooled Web-Server
Replies: 112
Views: 13699

Re: Passively Cooled Web-Server

I think the first thing to do is getting the website ;) I know HTML and CSS, but more is needed to build a website which supports user accounts and a forum and the like. But of course it's pupil160's idea ;)
by MG2R
Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Passively Cooled Web-Server
Replies: 112
Views: 13699

Re: Passively Cooled Web-Server

<r>the 100 mbps is not that much of a problem (you're limited by your ISP)... I think that, with enough users, the CPU, RAM and hard disk space would be shortcoming.<br/> <br/> Nevertheless... I think it'd be a great idea to make a website devoted to the creation of R-pi accessories (be it expansion...
by MG2R
Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Passively Cooled Web-Server
Replies: 112
Views: 13699

Re: Passively Cooled Web-Server

Haha, awesome! Be sure to alert the Foundation with the URL, then... I think they'd be delighted to spread it across all the pi-loving people on the forum ;)
by MG2R
Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Passively Cooled Web-Server
Replies: 112
Views: 13699

Re: Passively Cooled Web-Server

Wasn't that the purpose of your web server? :D
by MG2R
Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Passively Cooled Web-Server
Replies: 112
Views: 13699

Re: Passively Cooled Web-Server

<r>Yeah, I'm actually going to design (and probably distribute) a case (or maybe multiple cases) in Autodesk Inventor, myself. But that would be for insulating and wall-mounting purposes only... I don't put the R-Pi on a holy stand <E>;)</E><br/> <br/> About that cable you're talking about: I presum...
by MG2R
Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Passively Cooled Web-Server
Replies: 112
Views: 13699

Re: Passively Cooled Web-Server

<t>Since you only need 5 GB for your webserver, you could work like this:<br/> <br/> An 8GB SD-card in the raspi, on which you load a headless Debian version with Apache. That should leave an adequate amount of room for web server files. If you do need more room, you can put your WDC Blue in an exte...
by MG2R
Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Passively Cooled Web-Server
Replies: 112
Views: 13699

Re: Passively Cooled Web-Server

<r>I too would leave the SD-card idea for what it is. SD cards are too expensive for their size and speed. I think you'd be better of with a second hard disk.<br/> <br/> As for cooling: the r-pi doesn't require any cooling at all. Neither do SD-cards. With hard drives it depends on which drive you u...
by MG2R
Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where are we?
Replies: 30
Views: 4363

Re: Where are we?

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from Bacan on October 19, 2011, 23:06<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> We are just being like kids a few days away from Christmas, wanting the presents under the tree.[/quote]<br/> <br/> Aah, yes, I love that feeling <E>:D</E> the impatience is always huge with me!<br/> <br/> I share...

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