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by PiOfCube
Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Fedora with No GUI ?
Replies: 32
Views: 5945

Re: Fedora with No GUI ?

<r>Sorry for posting directly after myself:<br/> <br/> I made a couple of assumptions in my previous post which I feel I should rectify <E>;-)</E><br/> <br/> Is the program you wanting to run a daemon? That is to say, the program simply runs without any output to the screen or is it something that i...
by PiOfCube
Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Fedora with No GUI ?
Replies: 32
Views: 5945

Re: Fedora with No GUI ?

<r>To do this, you need to change the run-level your computer boots into. There are many ways to do this depending on the distribution but it's easily enough done. Normally, with a GUI, the computer has a runtime level of 5. If you want to boot into the console (not the GUI) you change this to 3 (th...
by PiOfCube
Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Composite and the console
Replies: 0
Views: 758

Re: Composite and the console

<t>I have been doing some video capture on one of my desktop units for a series of tutorials on installing linux and general BIOS settings (also to get ready for the Raspberry Pi tutorials). This has meant I have had to capture the video direct from the graphics card instead of using screen recordin...
by PiOfCube
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power supply news!
Replies: 176
Views: 22389

Re: Power supply news!

<r>Micro USB for power and Standard Type A socket for... well... USB?<br/> <br/> At least the vast majority of people will be able to see the difference and avoid plugging the power supply into the USB data socket. Though if the USB socket isn\'t powered and the supply pins aren\'t wired into the ci...
by PiOfCube
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Seriously? This "box" wont have a case to it?!?
Replies: 41
Views: 6767

Re: Seriously? This "box" wont have a case to it?!?

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from geeus on October 21, 2011, 21:59<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> Lets just say that little swedish firm has alot to answer for with my psyche. even though I would prefer \"skip diving\" and finding some thing of some use there. mmmmmmmmmmm Scrap [/quote]<br/> <br/> You can find...
by PiOfCube
Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Suggestions for pre-release tutorials required!
Replies: 15
Views: 2464

Re: Suggestions for pre-release tutorials required!

<r>Although I can not vouch for the company, olimex are willing to give away development boards to people planning projects. You must be willing to release the finished project under Open Source though.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.olimex.com/dev/projects.html">http://www.olimex.com/dev/projects....
by PiOfCube
Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Suggestions for pre-release tutorials required!
Replies: 15
Views: 2464

Re: Suggestions for pre-release tutorials required!

<t>Quote from fdufnews on October 20, 2011, 12:23<br/> At first, I think, the design of a board with buffered GPIO (with translation to 3,3V or 5V) and a prototyping zone will be of great interest as it opens many possibilities.<br/> <br/> I was thinking along the lines of a board which has some ter...
by PiOfCube
Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Suggestions for pre-release tutorials required!
Replies: 15
Views: 2464

Re: Suggestions for pre-release tutorials required!

<r>Quote from ajford on October 19, 2011, 05:19<br/> On the subject of cheap PCB prototyping, I recommend BatchPCB (<URL url="http://www.batchpcb.com">http://www.batchpcb.com</URL>) if you've got time to wait. If not, I've heard 4pcb is pretty good, but is a bit more expensive and has a minimum orde...
by PiOfCube
Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Suggestions for pre-release tutorials required!
Replies: 15
Views: 2464

Re: Suggestions for pre-release tutorials required!

Good news is I managed to find a dead scanner and recovered the working stepper motor from it. It's a 4 wire model so I am assuming it's a Bipolar stepper.

If I'm right, these require a different type of controller to the others?
by PiOfCube
Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Suggestions for pre-release tutorials required!
Replies: 15
Views: 2464

Re: Suggestions for pre-release tutorials required!

<t>Quote from meltwater on October 18, 2011, 13:43<br/> 1) LED Control - i.e. the old traffic lights or binary light counter.<br/> <br/> Traffic lights was the project I had to do when I was doing an electronics course after I left school...<br/> <br/> I guess a simple GPIO interface board would be ...
by PiOfCube
Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Suggestions for pre-release tutorials required!
Replies: 15
Views: 2464

Re: Suggestions for pre-release tutorials required!

<r>Quote from Loboexe on October 18, 2011, 13:09<br/> Sounds Great ! not had my soldering iron out for years.<br/> <br/> Not sure if this is the sort of thing you are asking for but how about stepper motor controls or servo actuators<br/> <br/> Good idea... I'll add that to the list. I haven't done ...
by PiOfCube
Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Suggestions for pre-release tutorials required!
Replies: 15
Views: 2464

Re: Suggestions for pre-release tutorials required!

<t>Hi everyone!<br/> <br/> I'm drawing up plans for several video tutorials for electronics with a focus on the Raspberry Pi. I thought that now might be a good idea to start releasing some useful tutorials showing how to build small and basic circuits that can be used with the Raspberry Pi once it ...
by PiOfCube
Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: what will you name your pis?
Replies: 104
Views: 16468

Re: what will you name your pis?

I name all the machines on my LAN after Greek Gods (for servers) and Titans for non-server PCs.

I might start naming the Raspberry Pis after Chthonic deities (such as Cerberus and Charon).
by PiOfCube
Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Kits?
Replies: 7
Views: 1598

Re: Kits?

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from Chris on October 16, 2011, 14:20<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> To be honest I hope one of the addons is a simple VGA daughter board which can be easily added. I think if this was released as an addon, it would probably be the top selling one. There is one like this for beagle...
by PiOfCube
Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 3D model of Raspberry Pi logo
Replies: 26
Views: 7772

Re: 3D model of Raspberry Pi logo

<t>I was just wondering if anyone has made a 3D model of the Raspberry Pi logo yet and if so, would they mind sharing it?<br/> <br/> If anyone has, and wouldn't mind it being used, let me know and I'll make sure you're given full credit in any videos I use it in.<br/> <br/> I could spend some time d...
by PiOfCube
Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Get Raspberry Pi
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Re: Get Raspberry Pi

<r>When will the device be available to purchase?<br/> We anticipate the device will be available to the general public later in 2011 – at the moment that looks like November.<br/> <br/> Are you accepting pre-orders?<br/> No. We are adequately funded, and don’t want to take your money until we have ...
by PiOfCube
Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: was inspirational. now just economical. :(
Replies: 15
Views: 1999

Re: was inspirational. now just economical. :(

<r>For me, the Raspberry Pi is taking me back to the days of the ZX81. The kit version, not the ready-made one. Although, this time \'round it\'s even better because it is so much cheaper now.<br/> <br/> The ZX81 got me seriously hooked on technology back then and I hope that now it will encourage m...
by PiOfCube
Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why not VGA port on the Rpi ?
Replies: 25
Views: 5273

Re: Why not VGA port on the Rpi ?

Has there been any further testing with the Beagle VGA board or similar?
http://boardzoo.com/product_info.php?products_id=2
by PiOfCube
Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Special Education teacher here!
Replies: 8
Views: 2503

Re: Special Education teacher here!

<t>OpenIndieProject.org is developing a system to allow developers to include full support for a range of communication methods in their software. Using a talk-table system, software can make use of any language (verbal and non-verbal) once the translations have been done. I know this method isn't a...
by PiOfCube
Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: In-car entertainment system
Replies: 20
Views: 9057

Re: In-car entertainment system

<t>You probably already done this but if you take off unnecessary items out of the start-up list (runtime level) then that should improve the speed somewhat. I'm not sure what's being loaded with the install you are using but I don't think that CUPs and a large number of the other software would be ...
by PiOfCube
Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ARM low-level programming
Replies: 9
Views: 1978

Re: ARM low-level programming

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from jshriver on October 15, 2011, 02:52<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> Curiously enough, that link also mentions the Broadcom BCM2835 but the link points to info on the BCM2727 and BCM2763.<br/> <br/> Looks like the right link *should?* be:<br/> <URL url="http://www.broadcom.com/p...
by PiOfCube
Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:53 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Dance Dance Revolution (stepmania) on Raspi
Replies: 2
Views: 5893

Re: Dance Dance Revolution (stepmania) on Raspi

<r>There's a thread about that here: <URL url="http://www.raspberrypi.org/?pa.....#038;t=224">http://www.raspberrypi.org/?pa.....#038;t=224</URL><br/> <br/> I had a funny vision pass through my mind of someone with a Raspberry Pi mounted on their belt and a small LCD held in a pair of glasses... Ste...
by PiOfCube
Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ARM low-level programming
Replies: 9
Views: 1978

Re: ARM low-level programming

According to the wiki it is the ARM1176JZF-S

http://elinux.org/RaspberryPiBoard#Prov ... cification
by PiOfCube
Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ARM low-level programming
Replies: 9
Views: 1978

Re: ARM low-level programming

by PiOfCube
Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Only an i3 running at 3GHz! Think of the children.
Replies: 3
Views: 1565

Re: Only an i3 running at 3GHz! Think of the children.

<r>Get them learning code on old 486s or even 8086s... say 4 MB RAM and 520MB hard drive... That would teach them to keep their code tight LOL <E>;-)</E><br/> <br/> To think I once spent £160 (if memory serves me correctly) on 4 MB RAM and that was back then, with inflation... that works out to be £...

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