Re: Check out my new toys...

I can't wait to get my hands on it. Although the Arduino is damn cool, in some ways its like going back to the 1980's.

32KB of RAM. The pi has 256MB.

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Re: Check out my new toys...

yeah, DVI is HDMI compatible, I have an DVI to HDMI adapter. they're fairly cheap. it's just a simple connecter like the dvi to vga adapters. no electronics involved.

if you get your kid to order a pi, they could probably order it through their school with RS or farnell, & get it far quicker. ask them to ask their ICT or computer teacher.

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Re: Check out my new toys...

Apparently if you (can) order a pi through Farnell, the delivery time is only 3 weeks. Avoid RS components if you can (you might not have a choice, depending on where you live).

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Re: Check out my new toys...

I've seen a DVI-HDMI adaptor around.

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Re: CMSDay Paris Next year?

  • 2012/8/25 12:08:15
  • david

Certainly a possibility.

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Re: Check out my new toys...

  • 2012/8/25 12:06:07
  • david

I think a RasPi + the Gert Board would probably allow the same degree of connectability you need Madfish.

Hope to be getting one soon to use as an emulation platform ... but unfortunately that means I need to replace my trusty LG monitor as it has every input except HDMI (unless someone knows how to plug a Pi into other video inputs?)

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Re: CMSDay Paris Next year?

I'm pretty sure that the language will be mostly English. If not, I can be your guide/interpreter/annoying person

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Re: Check out my new toys...

Yep, I've thought about ordering a pi as well (it seems to be quite a blast as a media player), but the waiting time put me off. I can't help but think that the success of the pie and the fact that they obviously have trouble to meet the demand will lead to others offering alternatives in due time.

I would like to play with one though, let's see if I can order one before christmas

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Re: Check out my new toys...

I've ordered a pi, but the waiting time is 17 weeks :(

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Re: Check out my new toys...

i bet with a little ingenuity you could easily link it to the raspberry pi & let the pie do the math & functions whilst the arduino handles the control of the electronic devices.

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Re: Check out my new toys...

My latest toy is a Freetronics Eleven microcontroller (basically an improved Arduino Uno). I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet, but I still want to build UAVs. Might take a few years :)



I've stuck an internet shield on it and managed to get it to talk to ImpressCMS via an experimental module "Straylight". There's quite a few different types of sensor you can wire up, including temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, ultrasonic rangefinders, infrared motion sensors, GPS, cameras, microphones, light, acceleration, RFID readers, gas sensors, force sensors, tilt sensors, magnetic field sensors and you name it. So there's quite a few possibilities in terms of using it to log data or control things in the physical or virtual world. You can feed real world data to your ImpressCMS site and make it respond to real time events in meat space!

While looking into how to secure the communication (Arduino can't handle SSL) I came across hash-based message authentication codes (HMAC), which are quite interesting and maybe have some applications for ImpressCMS. The idea is that you can verify the authenticity and integrity of a communication by combining a hashing process with a preshared key.

The great thing about using a HMAC as opposed to a signature is that its dead simple - there's none of the hassle associated with setting up OpenSSL or whatever. It's just another function (hash_hmac), and worth looking at for things where you need authentication but not privacy.

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Re: CMSDay Paris Next year?

  • 2012/8/24 14:52:28
  • david

Would certainly like to go if I could manage the language.

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Re: CMSDay Paris Next year?

Mais certainement!

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Re: CMSDay Paris Next year?

hmm, a year to learn French...

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Re: CMSDay Paris Next year?

  • 2012/8/18 11:17:50
  • david

The French expo certainly sounds interesting - and not quite as hard to get to as Chicago.

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Re: CMSDay Paris Next year?

I think there were some German expos as well that might be interesting. Does anyone have suggestions?

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Re: CMSDay Paris Next year?

cool, paris is not that far away as chicago. I think I would come to paris
starting panning ...

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CMSDay Paris Next year?

i stumbled upon a mention of the CMSDay Paris conference (http://www.cmsday.fr/index.html), which looks like it's oriented a bit like CMSExpo in Chicago.

I'll keep an eye on this conference and I'll try to attend next year (this year's is just past).

If you want to join me in the beautiful city of Paris, start planning

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Re: Boring Belgium? Think again

And of course there must be a Lego variant as well:

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Nicely done!

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Re: Boring Belgium? Think again

oo man this was soo funny really cool idea

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