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by Joules
Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Any beekeepers out there?
Replies: 36
Views: 11562

Re: Any beekeepers out there?

Also not a bee keeper, but went on a bee keeping course and drafted plans for a Top Bar hive in CAD.

http://grabcad.com/library/top.....r-bee-hive

Free to download if anyone fancies building one.
by Joules
Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:10 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Controlling a mains power socket switch? (home automation)
Replies: 174
Views: 57971

Re: Controlling a mains power socket switch? (home automation)

I whole heartedly agree. This stuff be magic, made of smoke and fire...

Lol
by Joules
Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: if its good copy it?
Replies: 112
Views: 19992

Re: if its good copy it?

Hopefully someone will come up with a virtual desktop that allows you to run the Raspi screen on what ever platform you may choose to program it from. That solves the VGA problem for a lot of people. The old TV should work for almost everyone else.
by Joules
Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Solar panel tracking
Replies: 21
Views: 7834

Re: Solar panel tracking

The point is lost that you don"t always take the optimal solution when you are experimenting or as someone once said "the journey is the reward"

Please, Raspi is all about playing for the sake of learning.
by Joules
Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Solar panel tracking
Replies: 21
Views: 7834

Re: Solar panel tracking

This should do the trick for your clock, you can read it over the I2C line.

http://www.sparkfun.com/products/99
by Joules
Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 408
Views: 152893

Re: What was your first computer?

<t>My first was a Sharp PC1211, more like a calculator you could program in basic. Then I went for a Sharp MZ-80k. Learn"t a lot from that machine, but hated the tape back-up idea. I wrote shop window demos for the Laskey"s group that sold them at the time.<br/> <br/> Finally bought my Apple II and ...
by Joules
Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 392732

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

http://www.skpang.co.uk/catalo.....p-207.html

May need some modification, but kids would love it.
by Joules
Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Reading the forums on an iPhone...
Replies: 4
Views: 1335

Re: Reading the forums on an iPhone...

If your cloud has a silver lining, it's probably a Zepplin.
by Joules
Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: New Toy :)
Replies: 9
Views: 1660

Re: New Toy :)

I vote for the beer.... It should also be able to dump it's load, leaving dust messages.
by Joules
Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Reading the forums on an iPhone...
Replies: 4
Views: 1335

Re: Reading the forums on an iPhone...

Your not the only one... However it works OK on an iPad, but on the iPad I can't update my profile. Not the end of my world though...

Oh, and just found I can't add smileys...
by Joules
Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3520
Views: 104801

Re: Introduce yourself!

<r>Hi, I'm Joules<br/> <br/> I cut my computer teeth on the Apple II. Guess I rate as an original geek, but I learned so much from that machine in regard programming (Basic and 6502 Assembler code). Blowing up and repairing my Apple was also part of the fun. I saved up for two years to buy this mach...
by Joules
Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: This would make a stellar machine controller
Replies: 28
Views: 17458

Re: This would make a stellar machine controller

What USB devices does EMC2 support? I have run EMC2 for several years with a CNC router and have never come across any support for USB as the data clocking can't be locked in.

Yeah, I too am interested in the idea of machine control and power management.

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