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Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:01 am
by CPC.co.uk
richo wrote:Hi,

Ive just received the plug n play kit with a 7 port usb hub (the cit one with horrendous leds). Im having a nightmare getting the hub recognised. My own 4 port works fine so I dontbknow if I'm doing something wrong or if theres a fault with the hub. Any ideas?
Hi Richo, Please contact our customer service team and they will send out a replacement hub to yourself. If you have any problems doing so please email your order details to social@cpc.co.uk

Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:44 am
by seany1212
After cancelling with RS after practically a month wait and them reporting i'd have to wait a couple of weeks longer i ordered with CPC Monday (25th) and received by Friday (29th), Super chuffed :mrgreen:

Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:50 am
by CPC.co.uk
seany1212 wrote:After cancelling with RS after practically a month wait and them reporting i'd have to wait a couple of weeks longer i ordered with CPC Monday (25th) and received by Friday (29th), Super chuffed :mrgreen:
Always good to hear from a satisfied customer Seany :) - Thanks for taking the time to comment 8-)

Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:10 am
by piglet
CPC.co.uk wrote:Management are aware of a bearded fellow running the building at break neck lightning speed answering all these things and finding out useful information but so far they've been unable to prove anything... :D
Photo of said beard (and sandals, and head-propellor) required for appropriate verification of this story.

Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:28 am
by CPC.co.uk
piglet wrote:Photo of said beard (and sandals, and head-propellor) required for appropriate verification of this story.
Photos are pretty hard to come by, we have been able to take several eye witness accounts and come up with this artists impression...

Image

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Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:15 pm
by jimmybobby
Is this a powered USB hub, inside this kit, and will (if not powered) work with raspberry pi?
http://cpc.farnell.com/raspberry-pi/rpi ... dp/SC12936

Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:39 pm
by CPC.co.uk
Hey Jimmybobby

It is a powered hub, however it is not intended to be used to power the Raspberry Pi, the kit includes a separate 5V 1A microUSB PSU for the purpose of powering the Pi. The hub is intended to allow the user to attach additional USB devices to the Pi without adding additional power load onto the Pi’s USB

Hope that helps

Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:44 am
by toxibunny
QUESTION: Do you deliver to Europe?

Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:40 am
by plugwash
According to their FAQ they can do export orders but not through the website.

http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/bespoke/besp ... faq.jsp#OL

Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:03 am
by CPC.co.uk
plugwash wrote:According to their FAQ they can do export orders but not through the website.

http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/bespoke/besp ... faq.jsp#OL
Thanks for that :)
toxibunny wrote:QUESTION: Do you deliver to Europe?
As plugwash says above, we do have an Export department, to save you reading through the FAQ and what not then if you just email internationalsales@cpc.co.uk they'll be able to answer any questions that you might have :)

Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:30 pm
by verglas
one for the cpc guru

just received xbmc starter kit and mini wireless keyboard, setting it up it went into update and never completed, just rainbow screen. I downloaded a new raspbmc onto another card and it booted and did update ok, but now the k/b won't communicate, it will only work with a wired usb k/b, there is no light on the wipi dongle despite reboots etc. the yellow led on the k/b flickers but no reaction, it did initially work out of the box and is charged ok, another wipi is the same. Is there a config for wifi k/b somewhere ?

any ideas please ?

Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:49 am
by CPC.co.uk
verglas wrote:one for the cpc guru

just received xbmc starter kit and mini wireless keyboard, setting it up it went into update and never completed, just rainbow screen. I downloaded a new raspbmc onto another card and it booted and did update ok, but now the k/b won't communicate, it will only work with a wired usb k/b, there is no light on the wipi dongle despite reboots etc. the yellow led on the k/b flickers but no reaction, it did initially work out of the box and is charged ok, another wipi is the same. Is there a config for wifi k/b somewhere ?

any ideas please ?
Hi thanks for this info. Can you confirm that the wireless keyboard works on another device such a PC or laptop. We have tested both the wireless keyboard and WiPi dongle and can confirm it does not require any manual load of drivers/config etc. There are many problems they may have occured whilst it was doing the update such as a corrupt SD card/Kernal or power issues. If you can't get anything to work then Email your details over to facebook@cpc.co.uk and we can arrange a replacement for you.

Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:03 pm
by plugwash
Just to let you know your website is broken making it difficult to buy a Pi.

Searches for raspberry pi seem to be hijacked by a special rule search system and taken to a Pi specific page at http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/bespoke/besp ... irect=true. That page has links labeled "buy a ready made kit" and "make your own kit" but neither actually works.

There is a link to a PDF of the makertech brochure which contains working stock codes but it really shouldn't be nessacery to go down that route.

Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:18 pm
by Mortimer
Works fine for me, what browser and OS are you trying it from Plugwash?

Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:02 am
by plugwash
An embarsingly old version of iceweasel on a rather screwy mixture of debian versions. I could upgrade but i'm kinda reluctant because they remove the "properties" option from the right click menu on links.

I've just tried it in chrome and it works there.

Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:17 am
by CPC.co.uk
plugwash wrote:An embarsingly old version of iceweasel on a rather screwy mixture of debian versions. I could upgrade but i'm kinda reluctant because they remove the "properties" option from the right click menu on links.

I've just tried it in chrome and it works there.
plugwash wrote:There is a link to a PDF of the makertech brochure which contains working stock codes but it really shouldn't be nessacery to go down that route.
Thanks for the feedback on that, we'll pass it on to see if there is anything that they can do to make it easier to get to the normal pages from the Makerspace section :)

Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:26 am
by Mortimer
plugwash wrote:An embarsingly old version of iceweasel on a rather screwy mixture of debian versions. I could upgrade but i'm kinda reluctant because they remove the "properties" option from the right click menu on links.

I've just tried it in chrome and it works there.
Ah that would explain it. I suppose it makes sense that the Raspberry Pi section of CPC should be browsable using a Raspberry Pi.

Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:49 am
by tvjon
plugwash wrote:....
Searches for raspberry pi seem to be hijacked by a special rule search system and taken to a Pi specific page at http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/bespoke/besp ... irect=true. That page has links labeled "buy a ready made kit" and "make your own kit" but neither actually works.
....
That link & several other cpc links work just fine & quickly here using luakit on my RPi.

Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:16 pm
by daveg
I'm just looking at some of the WiFi adaptors in the Makertech "catalogue"
There is the WiPi Wireless USB dongle (SC1276119) @ £12 and the Dynamode WL-700-RXS Nano USB adaptor (CS2411619) @ £6.35
I've had a look on the RPi Wiki to see if i can find any info regarding these WiFi dongles. The Nano dongle is more discrete and cheaper, but I'm unsure which to buy.
Can you suggest which will be the most "plug-and-play" with Raspbian, OpenELEC and SqueezeBOX

Cheers

Dave

Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:04 am
by CPC.co.uk
daveg wrote:I'm just looking at some of the WiFi adaptors in the Makertech "catalogue"
There is the WiPi Wireless USB dongle (SC1276119) @ £12 and the Dynamode WL-700-RXS Nano USB adaptor (CS2411619) @ £6.35
I've had a look on the RPi Wiki to see if i can find any info regarding these WiFi dongles. The Nano dongle is more discrete and cheaper, but I'm unsure which to buy.
Can you suggest which will be the most "plug-and-play" with Raspbian, OpenELEC and SqueezeBOX

Cheers

Dave
Both Wireless USB adaptors will work using Plug and Play. We of course always recommend using the WiPi Dongle (SC1276119) as this is backed and fully tested by the Raspberry Pi foundation. If your after something discreet for your projects then of course the Nano dongle (CS2411619) will be fine. Both Wireless adaptors have similar specification and will operate in the same way.

Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:24 am
by RaTTuS
CPC
have you got a handy link to
gpio leads [f|f]
and female gpio header blocks

Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:33 am
by plugwash

Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:53 am
by RaTTuS
good ... it's the
single female adapter - to convert a bit of wire into something I can plug into the GPIO
that I'm really looking for

Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:52 pm
by plugwash
The terminals that go on the end on the end of a wire come in two peices. The terminal and the shell. Shells come in a variety of sizes.

Unfortunately single position shells seem to be difficult to find at a reasonable price. CPC don't seem to sell them at all. Farnell sell them but at a price that is far higher than I think is reasonable ( http://uk.farnell.com/fci/65039-036lf/c ... dp/2112430 ). Mouser sell them at a more reasonable price ( http://uk.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Harw ... BWBb6hA%3d ) but the small order delivery charges are a killer.

Re: CPC are here to answer questions :)

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:17 pm
by daveg
CPC.co.uk wrote:
daveg wrote:I'm just looking at some of the WiFi adaptors in the Makertech "catalogue"
There is the WiPi Wireless USB dongle (SC1276119) @ £12 and the Dynamode WL-700-RXS Nano USB adaptor (CS2411619) @ £6.35
I've had a look on the RPi Wiki to see if i can find any info regarding these WiFi dongles. The Nano dongle is more discrete and cheaper, but I'm unsure which to buy.
Can you suggest which will be the most "plug-and-play" with Raspbian, OpenELEC and SqueezeBOX

Cheers

Dave
Both Wireless USB adaptors will work using Plug and Play. We of course always recommend using the WiPi Dongle (SC1276119) as this is backed and fully tested by the Raspberry Pi foundation. If your after something discreet for your projects then of course the Nano dongle (CS2411619) will be fine. Both Wireless adaptors have similar specification and will operate in the same way.
Thanks for the reply.
Looks like its the WiPi if the foundation are backing it. Time for a trip to the trade counter (again!)