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by meltwater
Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sky Jack: live hack AR parrot quadcopters in flight
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

Re: Sky Jack: live hack AR parrot quadcopters in flight

I just have visions of them throwing your package in the air between them, doing more and more complex stunts before letting it smash to the ground... "how dare you mark the package as fragile..."
by meltwater
Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi in the Library
Replies: 3
Views: 1651

Re: Raspberry Pi in the Library

Sounds like a wonderful idea! Regarding the OS, yes it can be broken fairly easily, but if you ensure you have some spare SD-cards, you have them pre-loaded with a copy of your original image and swap it over very quickly (you can then reformat and image the old card back to how it should be). If yo...
by meltwater
Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: 2.8" TFT + Touch Shield Board v1 a/b/c
Replies: 383
Views: 203481

Re: 2.8" TFT + Touch Shield Board

A long overdue Review of the screen (took me a long time to get to taking the photos).

http://wp.me/324Wi

Great product!
by meltwater
Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: GertDuino compatibility with Arduino sketches
Replies: 8
Views: 4470

Re: GertDuino compatibility with Arduino sketches

Keep an eye on Matt's site:
http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2013/1 ... pberry-pi/

It looks like he will be exploring what can and can't be done with the board.
by meltwater
Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: new to raspberry pi - ages of users
Replies: 12
Views: 20835

Re: new to raspberry pi - ages of users

But you have got to understand, a lot of Young Pi enthusiast don't have a experienced Grown ups sat besides them giving help and guidance, That's whey they relied on the Forum, It is not until they are older that thy come in Contact with IT at school BoyOh Totally, and I would say that IT at school...
by meltwater
Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: GertDuino compatibility with Arduino sketches
Replies: 8
Views: 4470

Re: GertDuino compatibility with Arduino sketches

Again, I don't know a lot about using Arduino's but I'll try to answer it how I understand it (who knows I might not be wrong...). I think this comes down to the bootloader. The Arduino uses a bootloader which will automatically run the important parts of your script. All you need to do is program t...
by meltwater
Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Power Supply
Replies: 24
Views: 14521

Re: Power Supply

Somehow I think that space will be redesigned at some point. A hardware engineer with all that spare PCB space...
by meltwater
Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Power Supply
Replies: 24
Views: 14521

Re: Power Supply

Pesky Lawyers!
If only there was something we could put in that space... :D

Keep thinking up excellent things to do with the board...great stuff.
by meltwater
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: new to raspberry pi - ages of users
Replies: 12
Views: 20835

Re: new to raspberry pi - ages of users

The age it self does not matter it simply depends on how much support they have to do it. I've use the Raspberry Pi with a 5 year old without problems, but she needed a lot of help and guidance to see what it was all about. It helps if they are able to read, but being interested and wanting to liste...
by meltwater
Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: OpenGLES
Topic: 3D Parametric Function Plotting
Replies: 21
Views: 8246

Re: 3D Parametric Function Plotting

Now, for those of us who have no idea about 3d graphics/have maths degrees, is there a good source of information available on how to construct things using the maths you are using in the program. I agree. Messing around I've been able to make a cone, a bundt cake pan, and a few random shapes, but ...
by meltwater
Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Opinions on these cheap i2s S/PDIF/ TOSLINK/ analogue DACs?
Replies: 8
Views: 14135

Re: Opinions on these cheap i2s S/PDIF/ TOSLINK/ analogue DA

These look rather interesting, particularly the 2nd one (big fan of keeping things digital for as long as possible).
I expect you'll have to locate some i2s drivers before you get too far with testing them, not sure if any have been developed.
by meltwater
Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: any good for a 5 year old?
Replies: 3
Views: 3922

Re: any good for a 5 year old?

Well I can say my 5 year old (now 6 and still very keen) enjoyed it a lot. If you want some ideas on what to try, then have a look at the MagPi article describing the experience: http://issuu.com/themagpi/docs/the_magpi_issue_3_final/20 The most important thing I would say is to ensure you are up to...
by meltwater
Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NOOBS v1.3 Beta testers feedback
Replies: 164
Views: 44506

Re: NOOBS v1.3 Beta testers feedback

@rdb & AndrewS Ah...that sounds perfect. I shall have to do some digging to understand how it functions (and download the full NOOBS instead).
Thanks.
by meltwater
Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NOOBS v1.3 Beta testers feedback
Replies: 164
Views: 44506

Re: NOOBS v1.3 Beta testers feedback

More sweetshop stuff: Is there a way to provide a patch to distro? For instance NOOBS installs the default image and then picks up the patch file to automatically patch the system? This could be a very nice way to quickly customise a system while still allowing a clean install with an up to date ima...
by meltwater
Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NOOBS v1.3 Beta testers feedback
Replies: 164
Views: 44506

Re: NOOBS v1.3 Beta testers feedback

Unfortunately, NOOBs did have the side-effect that cmdline.txt was no longer visible on the SDcard The cmdline.txt file has been renamed recovery.cmdline in NOOBS to differentiate between the cmdline.txt file used by NOOBS and that used by the installed OS. You should still be able to edit recovery...
by meltwater
Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NOOBS v1.3 Beta testers feedback
Replies: 164
Views: 44506

Re: NOOBS v1.3 Beta testers feedback

Excellent work, looking forward to trying this over the weekend. - Remote access/headless, including direct link config I will have to try it, but hoping it might be possible to use though network. including a direct link network cable...would add the ability to setup and use out of the box with jus...
by meltwater
Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Don your testing hats, it's WiringPi2-Python
Replies: 54
Views: 16995

Re: Don your testing hats, it's WiringPi2-Python

1st off, I have only been using WiringPi2 recently and really like it, particularly the implementation of how the I/O expanders work. I've been trying to use the LCD library with the Adafruit LCD character display (http://wiringpi.com/examples/adafruit-rgb-lcd-plate-and-wiringpi/) but I can't get it...
by meltwater
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Can we come up with a Standard Plug/Socket for I2C
Replies: 27
Views: 5656

Re: Can we come up with a Standard Plug/Socket for I2C

Feels to me like this discussion is just going round and round in circles...? :roll: (or maybe it's just because I'm tired and I've had a long day :oops: ) I think we kind of have the result we could have hoped for, and that is a recommendation of a pin arrangement for I2C. It doesn't mean that eve...
by meltwater
Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Can we come up with a Standard Plug/Socket for I2C
Replies: 27
Views: 5656

Re: Can we come up with a Standard Plug/Socket for I2C

Yep guess we should be thankful they have one add-on board I suppose. Also, yes, there is possibly the case of "we can sell them an adaptor for that too" type approach. I guess it makes it more lego like, which is a good thing I suppose. It is just the fact that I2C was so carefully designed to only...
by meltwater
Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NSA spying and Raspberry Pi
Replies: 56
Views: 15772

Re: NSA spying and Raspberry Pi

An anonymous questionnaire with the Dutch police force showed that 85% of police personnel used police databases for activities that weren't allowed. Meanwhile: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/10/nsa-matthew-green-takedown-blog-post-johns-hopkins And I wouldn't be surprised if the...
by meltwater
Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: virtual keyboard working on RPi
Replies: 19
Views: 71938

Re: virtual keyboard working on RPi

Hi, Was looking for virtual keyboard solutions for use with a touch screen. I will give matchbox a go, just wondering how flexible the layout can be (i.e. can you just put a few keys on there etc). Alternatively it may be useful to create a single line keyboard which you can scroll side to side, I i...
by meltwater
Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NSA spying and Raspberry Pi
Replies: 56
Views: 15772

Re: NSA spying and Raspberry Pi

It is really hard to say what is acceptable, personally to me it seems over the top to be scanned / virtually stripped at the airport before I board a flight. If you've ever seen the images they get (and remove the negative filter - it is frightening how long it took before people noticed that the i...
by meltwater
Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NSA spying and Raspberry Pi
Replies: 56
Views: 15772

Re: NSA spying and Raspberry Pi

The other side of this coin is this... Would you be worried if there were organisations which were using the internet to plan and carry out acts of terror and espionage, hiding behind encryption and privacy flags? The scary thing is that this is the reality of it. I want to keep everything of mine p...
by meltwater
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Can we come up with a Standard Plug/Socket for I2C
Replies: 27
Views: 5656

Re: Can we come up with a Standard Plug/Socket for I2C

There are some boards which use a partial connector (I've seen an RTC board which does this). That doesn't help much though since as you say, you still then need P1 splitters unless you use ribbon cables etc, as something will get in the way. Although if you used a stacked header design (which has a...
by meltwater
Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Can we come up with a Standard Plug/Socket for I2C
Replies: 27
Views: 5656

Re: Can we come up with a Standard Plug/Socket for I2C

I doubt we ever will, but for those cases where someone is designing from scratch and wondering...is there a standard pin out I could use rather than making one up? Then we might be able to give an answer. The idea of using the top part of the 2x13 header and use direct pin mapping as it would be on...

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