Raspberry pi tuxX crossing simulator.

Posted by john at Jan 31, 2013
Well after my Cisco course I thought that my Raspberry pi was feeling unloved so i found some more led's , resistors and found a drogon guide for a crossing simulator.

Although I did not have a button I crossed 2 cables together to create one. 

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Raspberry Pi Breadboard

Posted by john at Jan 03, 2013
Raspberry pi
My Pi setup with logic3 speakers ,  Pi cobbler and LED's.

To get the phono output working as I am using a HDMI to dvi-d  i used this guide  .

The Adafruit Cobbler my brother brought me for Christmas it took me a while to solder it up as someone had taken the plug for the soldering iron and I ran out of solder half way though.

So far I have managed to blink the red LED  useing a combination of a few links - http://www.rpiblog.com/2012/09/using-gpio-of-raspberry-pi-to-blink-led.html ,


I will add more links when i do more porjects

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Raspberry Pi

Posted by john at Jan 03, 2013
Raspberry pi

The above photo is my Pi setup

So , for my birthday in October I got a Raspberry Pi. I spent some time going though different distributions of XBMC, Raspberian etc before settling on Raspbian "wheezy"  Which i installed on a 8gb Scandisk SDHC (class 4) as i kept on running into space problems with the 4gb one I got from Farnell.

The reason I am posting about the Raspberry pi is that one of my New Year resolutions is to blog some more about interesting topics and to try and get a broad code knowledge in python, ruby, html  etc. Not becoming an expert but knowing enough to change code and get customers out of any problem. 

The first thing I did this side of the New Year  was to get my Rii Mini Blutooth keyboard  to work - I used www.fineartradiography.com/hobbies/comp/pibt.html Though the domain has expired so use http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:CmmbGh9NyyYJ:www.fineartradi to get the Google cache version

apt-get update
apt-get install bluez-utils
apt-get install bluez-compat
This updates the software repositories, and installs the approprite bluetooth utilities.
Set the keyboard to connect by holding down the bluetooth button.
On the pi run:
hcitool scan
This tool scans for any available bluetooth devices.
look for the entry 'Macro Keyboard', make a note of its mac address.
Test the functionality by:
hidd --connect aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff
Where aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff is the mac address of your keyboard!
That works as long as you remember to turn the keyboard on and press the Bluetooth button before you turn the Pi on.

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