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by meltwater
Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The MagPi Magazine www.themagpi.com
Replies: 253
Views: 54971

Re: The MagPi Magazine www.themagpi.com

I've got Volume 1, printed version. Is Volume 2 planned and if so any guestimates when it might be offered ? :D :D :D Tim Hi Tim, First many thanks to you and all the others who have supported us! I can confirm that we are putting things into place for get issues from Volume 2 produced, and we will...
by meltwater
Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: 2.8" TFT + Touch Shield Board v1 a/b/c
Replies: 383
Views: 208560

Re: 2.8" TFT + Touch Shield Board

Breaking news - tasanakorn has developed an app that copies the main output to fb1 - this means that any display (including this one) that makes the use of fb1 can now be used for the preview of the PiCam - see the thread from this point : viewtopic.php?f=43&t=45059#p388743 for installation. Also i...
by meltwater
Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: 2.8" TFT + Touch Shield Board v1 a/b/c
Replies: 383
Views: 208560

Re: 2.8" TFT + Touch Shield Board

Many thanks Notro! Will try that out. Texy...excellent choice of non-conductive surface there! Hope to see an article at some stage in the future, plenty of great applications for a Raspberry Pi with a touch screen. Can we hope for a 3d display one day...how amazing would that be! ;) Humm...in fact,...
by meltwater
Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: 2.8" TFT + Touch Shield Board v1 a/b/c
Replies: 383
Views: 208560

Re: 2.8" TFT + Touch Shield Board

Hi, Notro's download as linked in the first post of this thread is based on the latest wheezy image and is only a few days old. Or am I misunderstanding your question? Texy Just hoping to replace the kernel on my main card which has everything setup, networking etc. etc. Does that mean I just need ...
by meltwater
Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: 2.8" TFT + Touch Shield Board v1 a/b/c
Replies: 383
Views: 208560

Re: 2.8" TFT + Touch Shield Board

Hey. Just to let you know, received, built and got the screen running tonight. Works a treat! I just need to modify my case now, so it is less exposed when travelling. Are there any pre-built kernels for the current raspibian release, I would love to use it with my main install, but the prospect of ...
by meltwater
Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Adafruit Micro SD adaptor - issue with SD afterwards
Replies: 3
Views: 1739

Re: Adafruit Micro SD adaptor - issue with SD afterwards

I think the board is slightly thicker than a standard SD card, so may deform the slot plastic slightly. On mine, the micro-sd catch broke, so micro-sd cards were randomly fired across the room!
by meltwater
Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to test a Pi
Replies: 6
Views: 2073

Re: How to test a Pi

piglet wrote:There was a firmware upgrade between release 1 and 2 to cater for the newer memory chips.

Try downloading the latest Raspbian and flashing that to your SD card.

http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads
Note: that the updated card should work fine with the older boards.
by meltwater
Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dune Legacy
Replies: 27
Views: 8072

Re: Dune Legacy

I was using rpix86 which I think is based on NDS dosbox port.
Dune is still great though, and with the Legacy tweaks it stacks up rather well to C&C. Even the graphics aren't too far off, the original DOS C&C was still quite low res. Plus I didn't play Dune the first time around, so even better!
by meltwater
Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Python
Topic: pi3d still moving onwards and upwards
Replies: 10
Views: 2328

Re: pi3d still moving onwards and upwards

Hi.
I've just been having a play with this last night. At first I was using an old version which I had downloaded a while back, and I was impressed.

I then downloaded the latest and I was totally speechless!

Absolutely astounding stuff!

PS: I've just PM'd with a question. Hope that is OK.
by meltwater
Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Broken SD card slot
Replies: 28
Views: 8488

Re: Broken SD card slot

pictures! Here it is kitted out. I went for the leaning pins of Pi (RaspTV style) for P5. I was tempted to fit a socket for that one, but then thought it would be a pain if it was different to the other one. http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx122/meltwaterhtc/Frankie/th_20130704_162127_zps26d7905...
by meltwater
Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for new SD Card holder for my PI
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Re: Looking for new SD Card holder for my PI

I would recommend going for a metal one if you can. Just be extra careful when removing the old one (I tried doing it whole and lifted a pad so had to scrape back the track on the PCB to re-make the contact), as recommended try to cut the plastic away, desolder and lift the pins one at a time. The t...
by meltwater
Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: For sale
Topic: 2.8" TFT + Touch Shield Board
Replies: 206
Views: 89817

Re: 2.8" TFT + Touch Shield Board

PM'd.
The unit looks great, I'm thinking this will be very useful for Jams/Bootcamps etc.

Just need a touch friendly OS...
by meltwater
Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dune Legacy
Replies: 27
Views: 8072

Re: Dune Legacy

That is great. I was playing around with DosBox and was trying C&C (failed unfortunately) did wonder about Dune though. I did find Cannon Fodder works rather nicely though... This is even better than using Dos Box, plus the legacy tweaks make it that much better. Only played so far on PC, but will b...
by meltwater
Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Software Market- Paying peanuts for programs
Replies: 11
Views: 2357

Re: Software Market- Paying peanuts for programs

Don't get me wrong you'll not make a ton of money in app-stores unless some big company buys you out (rather than just making their own version). A lot of potentially great apps are ignored since there isn't the marketing behind them or the developer can't afford to spend enough time to improve it. ...
by meltwater
Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Angry Birds Pi Edition
Replies: 52
Views: 9257

Re: Angry Birds Pi Edition

Hmmm, getting closed down for copying? thepiratebay.com comes to mind... You seem to lack the distinction between cloning and piracy. So far your suggestions (namely decompiling angry birds and porting it ourselves) would consistitute a copyright offence. This is what thepiratebay was shut down for...
by meltwater
Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Software Market- Paying peanuts for programs
Replies: 11
Views: 2357

Re: Software Market- Paying peanuts for programs

Is it the lack of pay or the lack of available skills or both? Either way, the market is in need of skilled programmers and cutting your teeth on selling software is an excellent start. I've no idea how much the programming superstars who wrote games sold on tapes, got from selling their software in...
by meltwater
Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Angry Birds Pi Edition
Replies: 52
Views: 9257

Re: Angry Birds Pi Edition

Very true, and several which were there before Angry Birds too. In fact, I think Crush the Castle was one of them (sure I played it before AB was around).

Probably not a problem as long as you don't clone it totally. AngryPi could be fun.
by meltwater
Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Angry Birds Pi Edition
Replies: 52
Views: 9257

Re: Angry Birds Pi Edition

Well there are plenty of physics engines around, probably the main issue will be putting the effort into making something similar and then being shutdown because of copying it.
by meltwater
Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Software Market- Paying peanuts for programs
Replies: 11
Views: 2357

Re: Software Market- Paying peanuts for programs

Sounds exactly like an app store? Very much like the PiStore... http://store.raspberrypi.com/projects theoB610 wrote: Maybe one of the reasons why kids like me do not get into coding is that there does not seem to be any attractive profits involved This is something Eben has mentioned in his talks,...
by meltwater
Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: How do you wire an RPi into a car stereo system?
Replies: 8
Views: 13047

Re: How do you wire an RPi into a car stereo system?

Oh fair enough if you are taking it all out, then a small amp should do the job nicely.
by meltwater
Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: How do you wire an RPi into a car stereo system?
Replies: 8
Views: 13047

Re: How do you wire an RPi into a car stereo system?

I assume the aim is not to replace the stereo with a dedicated amp. There are a number of ways to do it, unfortunately it is difficult if you do not have audio input (some modern ones do which makes life super easy - I guess you wouldn't be asking if it did). The easy solution...use a FM radio trans...
by meltwater
Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: playing modern games on a cluster of RPis
Replies: 19
Views: 26621

Re: playing modern games on a cluster of RPis

Football manager and pi leetness have incompatible target audiences. Besides, who needs football manager when you can play Discworld MUD! apt-get install telnet telnet discworld.starturtle.net 4242 There you go, say hi for me. Be wary of the addiction. Dave Driesen Linux dev and oldskool elite That...
by meltwater
Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: playing modern games on a cluster of RPis
Replies: 19
Views: 26621

Re: playing modern games on a cluster of RPis

You could have a lot of fun creating a distributed game of some kind. Imagine making different elements of the game generated by individual RPi's. For example, a 3d city: Have one which provides the weather, another which deals with the traffic, another creates the buildings. Then, connect it all on...
by meltwater
Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Programmable By usb
Replies: 6
Views: 919

Re: Programmable By usb

thsBavR10 wrote:Could this question be solved by using the serial port via USB-to-serial-connector?
http://elinux.org/RPi_Serial_Connection
Ah forgot about serial terminal cable, good point!
by meltwater
Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Some feedback for a revision 3 board
Replies: 20
Views: 3695

Re: Some feedback for a revision 3 board

Most of the above are likely to be a later version of the Raspberry Pi, as most will require change of SoC, or a big change to the board size/cost. - Female header, while better would make other 3rd party add-ons not fit (without additional adapters). - Barrel connector would be less flexible. Nothi...

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