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by PhillyNJ
Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Universal GPIO keyboard daemon
Replies: 148
Views: 66212

Re: Universal GPIO keyboard daemon

I havent tried this, so I am not sure it works. Try

Code: Select all

<gamename> -multikeyboard
From the command line

Ref: http://easyemu.mameworld.info/Mame%20Guide.pdf
by PhillyNJ
Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Universal GPIO keyboard daemon
Replies: 148
Views: 66212

Re: Universal GPIO keyboard daemon

OK, Disconnecting the keyboard will make the GPIOs work. But i wanted to keep the keyboard connected for other things. I read something about the multiple keyboard in mame.ini can anybody help me about that. Thanks Mike ;) I read this http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=116469.0 . Give ...
by PhillyNJ
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Installing and Backup of SD Card on the Mac
Replies: 6
Views: 1166

Re: Installing and Backup of SD Card on the Mac

Very cool and novel. Well done
by PhillyNJ
Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Universal GPIO keyboard daemon
Replies: 148
Views: 66212

Re: Universal GPIO keyboard daemon

RealElwood wrote: So i should go with:
4,17,22,10,9,11,14,15,18,23,24,25,8 & 7???
I would do some more research. I am not 100% sure.
by PhillyNJ
Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Universal GPIO keyboard daemon
Replies: 148
Views: 66212

Re: Universal GPIO keyboard daemon

Wow, um, I had a similar problem I solved in a completely different way. http://www.powerfulboard.com/ Awesome stuff. I choose to build mine from scratch. I started in January and building the control was a blast. I learned about wiring, resistors, switches, GPIO and Python. I could of bought an iP...
by PhillyNJ
Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Universal GPIO keyboard daemon
Replies: 148
Views: 66212

Re: Universal GPIO keyboard daemon

You can use 17 pins: 2,3,4,17,27,22,10,9,11,14,15,18,23,24,25,8 & 7. I would personally not use 14 TX and 15 RX. I like to keep these pins free in case I ever need to add functionality. These pins are for serial communication and can be used and expanded :D . Good luck. My rig has 10 buttons also, i...
by PhillyNJ
Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Universal GPIO keyboard daemon
Replies: 148
Views: 66212

Re: Universal GPIO keyboard daemon

See below the response from Møller: I had same problems were it showed in console but Pimame was not getting it. I found that if I disconnected my USB keyboard the inputs started to work with Pimame. I read somewhere that it can not accept two keyboards and that is why uinput did not work. SOLUTION:...
by PhillyNJ
Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: won't boot anymore
Replies: 11
Views: 1574

Re: won't boot anymore

Your new image is an exact copy of the old image so it would work exactly the same. If there was an issue in the original, it will be in the copy. You might be better off getting the latest RPi Distro.
by PhillyNJ
Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: won't boot anymore
Replies: 11
Views: 1574

Re: won't boot anymore

It's far better to keep an install.log /script that way you can run one script on a fresh release and have your environment back... (backing up deb's of anything you needed to compile) Actually, I do this too. With all new installs I keep an install step by step log, just incase I break something. ...
by PhillyNJ
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: won't boot anymore
Replies: 11
Views: 1574

Re: won't boot anymore

This might not help you now, but maybe the future.

Create a snap-shot image every once in-awhile. I usually do when I am installing some major libraries or I start messing with configs. If I screw up, I just flash my image from the back up. Saved me HOURS of pain.
by PhillyNJ
Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPIO Cobbler
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: GPIO Cobbler

texy wrote:Hi,
be careful that the cable isn't made too long though. YMMV, but there will be a voltage drop if the cable is too long. Depends what you are trying to connect to.

Texy
Good point. I was looking at maybe a foot or 2. (24 inches/.6 meters)
by PhillyNJ
Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi low volume
Replies: 8
Views: 14744

Re: Raspberry pi low volume

FWIW, I was going to add a micro amp to help boost my Audio for my RPi Mame.

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11044
by PhillyNJ
Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is possible to build rocket ship to MARS using raspberry Pi?
Replies: 33
Views: 6433

Re: Is possible to build rocket ship to MARS using raspberry

jamesh wrote: I was trying to think of something involving about a million Raspis's and a LOT of gaffer tape. But I reckon the fuel would leak out. Gaffer tape is RUBBISH for holding in LOX.
Forgot about the LOX, which is a tad on the cold side.
by PhillyNJ
Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is possible to build rocket ship to MARS using raspberry Pi?
Replies: 33
Views: 6433

Re: Is possible to build rocket ship to MARS using raspberry

The Raspberry Pi has no arms or legs, so it can not build a rocket ship.

- Sorry but I couldn't resist :D
by PhillyNJ
Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPIO Cobbler
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: GPIO Cobbler

by PhillyNJ
Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:54 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Available GPIO Ports
Replies: 9
Views: 1591

Re: Available GPIO Ports

Cool Thanks
by PhillyNJ
Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPIO Cobbler
Replies: 3
Views: 693

GPIO Cobbler

Hi All,

I purchased the Pi Cobbler http://www.adafruit.com/products/914 and love it. My only issue is the cable is too short for my project. So where can I get a longer Ribbon cable and the ribbon cable socket, so i can make a longer cable?

Thanks in advance.
by PhillyNJ
Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Available GPIO Ports
Replies: 9
Views: 1591

Re: Available GPIO Ports

How can I tell what Rev my Pi is?
by PhillyNJ
Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Available GPIO Ports
Replies: 9
Views: 1591

Re: Available GPIO Ports

Thats fine with me. thx
by PhillyNJ
Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Available GPIO Ports
Replies: 9
Views: 1591

Available GPIO Ports

Hi, I am working on a Joystick which requires 10 pins. From what I have read, the GPIO only provides 8:

Pins 17,18,21,22, 23, 24, 25 and the GP Clock

Will I need to use a shift register? Or can I use any of the other pins.

Thanks for the help.
by PhillyNJ
Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Universal GPIO keyboard daemon
Replies: 148
Views: 66212

Re: Universal GPIO keyboard daemon

Just a followup - after trying get all my buttons working, I was unable to wire up the joystick. So, I tried your suggestion (disconnect the keyboard) and it works. Thx again!
by PhillyNJ
Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Universal GPIO keyboard daemon
Replies: 148
Views: 66212

Re: Universal GPIO keyboard daemon

Thanks, I'll give it a try. As a note I got it working with a different build: https://github.com/BirchJD/advancemame-0.106.1-RPi The clone already has a compiled version. So no need to build :D I had to tweak the config file, but got it working. I'll try your suggestion too. Whats cool is I can use...
by PhillyNJ
Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Universal GPIO keyboard daemon
Replies: 148
Views: 66212

Re: Universal GPIO keyboard daemon

See my pick of the breadboard above. The Red wire goes to 3.3V
by PhillyNJ
Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: AirPlay Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1021

Re: AirPlay Questions

This guy has a cool way to secure his Pi:

http://chameleon.enging.com

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