Was walking a dog for a friend. It has been rather snowy latley.
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.
So today we Filled the back of the landrover up with Manure
Drove to the allotment to unload it
Into the compost bin that is made out of wood reclamed from old benches from my brothers place of work.
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
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.
Under Pi, Blutooth and Raspbian