[Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebridge-discuss Digest, Vol 85, Issue 15

Amber Zertuche anzertuche at gmail.com
Sun Nov 16 14:46:08 UTC 2014


Hi Torrie,
Bonfire tonight sounds awesome! I'll see if Jarrod and I can make it.
Amber
On Nov 16, 2014 4:00 AM, <noisebridge-discuss-request at lists.noisebridge.net>
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>    1. Re: Raspberry Pi project (Bacon Zombie)
>    2. Re: Raspberry Pi project (John Ellis)
>    3. Local source for RAMPS 1.4? (Zachary Morriss)
>    4. Re: Noisebridge: The Bonfire (Lesley Bell)
>    5. Re: Noisebridge: The Bonfire (Torrie Fischer)
>    6. Re: Cyberspectrum: Bay Area Software Defined      Radio Meetup
>       (Balint Seeber)
>    7. Re: Raspberry Pi project (Jake)
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Bacon Zombie <baconzombie at gmail.com>
> To: hol at gaskill.com
> Cc: noisebridge-discuss <noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net>
> Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 20:00:09 +0100
> Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Raspberry Pi project
>
> Have a look at the A10 is has a built in SATA connection.
> On 14 Nov 2014 20:05, <hol at gaskill.com> wrote:
>
>>  all the technology is there, you just need to put together the pieces
>> you want.  for me the biggest learning curve with RPi was (and still is)
>> navigating an obscure linux distribution having grown up with windows boxes.
>>   A simple program could be made using a usb-sd adapter and a usb-sata
>> adapter and a script that copies the files over.  you can use GPIO pins to
>> provide a singel copy button, and maybe an LED indicator to show that the
>> files have copied.
>>
>> This tutorial might be a good place to start:
>>
>> http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Owncloud-dropbox-clone/
>>
>> good luck!
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 2014-11-14 10:09, Torrie Fischer wrote:
>>
>> For a prototype, yeah, using an RPI would be the sweet spot.
>>
>> If you want to build hardware that is dedicated to just SD to external
>> harddrive transfer and just getting started in hardware, you probably don't
>> want to jump in head-first with building a board with full embedded linux on
>> it. You'd be able to make the thing super cheap with less overhead than full
>> linux with:
>>
>> * Some microcontroller
>> * An SD card socket
>> * SATA socket
>> * Implementing SATA and MMC either through another chip or implementing
>> directly on the microcontroller.
>>
>> After that you'll stare longingly at the OMAP 5912 and get caught with the bug
>> of embedded electronics engineering.
>>
>> Here's some teaser links to get you moving:
>> https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/pls/simplified_specs/part1_410.pdfhttp://www.ti.com/lit/ug/spru765a/spru765a.pdf
>>
>> On Friday, November 14, 2014 09:15:07 AM Danny Leavitt wrote:
>>
>> Hi everyone, I just joined the mailing list, so hopefully a post like
>> this is ok to the list. I'd like to start a project to transfer data from
>> an SD card to an external hard drive. I'm a programmer and have never
>> worked with hardware before. With a little research it looks like the
>> Raspberry Pi B might be my best bet (2 USB I/Os, Linux and memory for
>> buffer during the data transfer. Would this be the best choice? Anyone with
>> experience manufacturing have an idea what it would vaguely cost to mass
>> produce something like this with embedded linux and 2 USBs? Also, are
>> Raspberry Pi Bs available for purchase at Noisebridge? If not, anywhere in
>> the city I can buy one? Danny
>>
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: John Ellis <neurofog at gmail.com>
> To: Danny Leavitt <danny.leavitt at gmail.com>
> Cc: "noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net" <
> noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net>
> Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:13:34 -0800
> Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Raspberry Pi project
> Hi Danny,
>
> I'd suggest taking a look at something Allwinner A20 powered.
> Olimex LIME (or LIME2 if available), A20 SoM, or PCDuino series
>
> https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/A10/A10-OLinuXino-LIME/open-source-hardware
> http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Olimex-Ltd/A10-OLINUXINO-LIME/ (US
> Distributor)
>
> https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/A20/A20-OLinuXIno-LIME2/open-source-hardware
> https://www.olimex.com/Products/SOM/A20/A20-SOM/  (Module)
> https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12856 (Available from US distributors)
>
>
> If "cheap" is the goal, try one of the USB-SATA chips with some hacking
> can probably copy SD to HDD.
> http://www.ti.com/product/tusb9260/description#descriptions
>
> Cheers!
> John
>
>
>
>
>
> On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 9:15 AM, Danny Leavitt <danny.leavitt at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> I just joined the mailing list, so hopefully a post like this is ok to
>> the list. I'd like to start a project to transfer data from an SD card to
>> an external hard drive. I'm a programmer and have never worked with
>> hardware before. With a little research it looks like the Raspberry Pi B
>> might be my best bet (2 USB I/Os, Linux and memory for buffer during the
>> data transfer. Would this be the best choice? Anyone with experience
>> manufacturing have an idea what it would vaguely cost to mass produce
>> something like this with embedded linux and 2 USBs?
>>
>> Also, are Raspberry Pi Bs available for purchase at Noisebridge? If not,
>> anywhere in the city I can buy one?
>>
>> Danny
>>
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Zachary Morriss <zmorriss at gmail.com>
> To: "noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net" <
> noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net>
> Cc:
> Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:46:24 -0800
> Subject: [Noisebridge-discuss] Local source for RAMPS 1.4?
> Hey Lazybridge,
>
> Are there any local 3D Printer parts stores that would have a RAMPS 1.4 or
> equivalent? I'm trying to resurrect a partially built deltabot, only to
> find the control electronics aren't responding to power.
>
> Any tips for components that are more likely to fail on the board? Mega
> seems fine when I independently power it.
>
> Thanks,
> Zach
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Lesley Bell <zvezdalune at gmail.com>
> To: Torrie Fischer <tdfischer at hackerbots.net>,
> noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> Cc:
> Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 19:40:55 -0700
> Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebridge: The Bonfire
>
> Which group is the hackers?
> On Nov 10, 2014 8:34 PM, "Torrie Fischer" <tdfischer at hackerbots.net>
> wrote:
>
>> The DJ Booth is dead!
>>
>> Long live the DJ nook!
>>
>> No, really, the DJ booth is dead. We cannibalized lots of the wood from
>> it and
>> other things in the space. As such, we've got a buttload of wood scraps
>> that
>> RAYC has lovingly sorted into categories of bonfire/compost/non-organic.
>>
>> This Saturday, starting at 5:00 pm, lets have a bonfire at Ocean Beach.
>> There
>> is a small number of bonfire pits. I'm sure you'll find which one has the
>> hackers.
>>
>> We've got a huge bin of burnable wood that will be transported there
>> shortly
>> before 5pm, and if you'd like to help with that e-mail me off list [:
>>
>> Point of information: The Man has imposed a number of restrictions on the
>> free
>> burning of dead trees:
>>
>> http://www.nps.gov/goga/parkmgmt/fire_beachfireregs.htm
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Torrie Fischer <tdfischer at hackerbots.net>
> To: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> Cc:
> Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 19:07:44 -0800
> Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebridge: The Bonfire
> In my infinite wisdom, I was up till 6a hacking on skylighting ideas and
> managed to sleep in till 5p. I think its best to try again tomorrow when
> there's actually a chance of securing a pit on time :)
>
> On November 10, 2014 8:34:28 PM PST, Torrie Fischer <
> tdfischer at hackerbots.net> wrote:
> >The DJ Booth is dead!
> >
> >Long live the DJ nook!
> >
> >No, really, the DJ booth is dead. We cannibalized lots of the wood from
> >it and
> >other things in the space. As such, we've got a buttload of wood scraps
> >that
> >RAYC has lovingly sorted into categories of
> >bonfire/compost/non-organic.
> >
> >This Saturday, starting at 5:00 pm, lets have a bonfire at Ocean Beach.
> >There
> >is a small number of bonfire pits. I'm sure you'll find which one has
> >the
> >hackers.
> >
> >We've got a huge bin of burnable wood that will be transported there
> >shortly
> >before 5pm, and if you'd like to help with that e-mail me off list [:
> >
> >Point of information: The Man has imposed a number of restrictions on
> >the free
> >burning of dead trees:
> >
> >http://www.nps.gov/goga/parkmgmt/fire_beachfireregs.htm
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Balint Seeber <balint256 at gmail.com>
> To: "'Patrick O'Doherty'" <p at trickod.com>
> Cc: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 19:42:05 -0800
> Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Cyberspectrum: Bay Area Software
> Defined Radio Meetup
> Thanks for the advice Patrick!
>
> Seems even more people have signed up for next week, so I imagine there'll
> also be a good turnout next month in SF.
>
> If no one has any objections to the SDR meetup happening in the Hackatorium
> on Wed 17th Dec from ~7:30pm, then I'll proceed to the next step of
> creating
> a page on the NB wiki.
>
> If you have any idea of something you'd like to hear, or present yourself,
> please shoot me an email, or comment here:
>
> http://www.meetup.com/Cyberspectrum-Bay-Area-Software-Defined-Radio-Meetup/m
> essages/boards/
>
> Balint
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Patrick O'Doherty [mailto:patrick at patrickodoherty.com] On Behalf
> Of
> > Patrick O'Doherty
> > Sent: Thursday, 13 November 2014 11:31 AM
> > To: Balint Seeber
> > Cc: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> > Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Cyberspectrum: Bay Area Software
> > Defined Radio Meetup
> >
> > The two places in Noisebridge that'd hold such a crowd would be the
> > hackatorium and the Church classroom. Given that Church would be in use
> > I'd suggest using the Hackatorium. We have an AV setup w/ projector so
> > there's no need to bring anything (thanks rubin & everyone for setting it
> > up!)
> >
> > I think it'd be possible to run this alongside the neuro-hacking class at
> > the Collaboration Station. I'll let others chime in on that point.
> >
> > P
> >
> > On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 10:15:25PM -0800, Balint Seeber wrote:
> > > Hi Patrick,
> > >
> > > That's very encouraging - thank you!
> > >
> > > Appreciate the tip, and the offer to help. Will check out that link.
> > >
> > > Was tentatively aiming for 7:30pm start on Wed 17th, December.
> > >
> > > I'm not that familiar with the available spaces. I see from here
> > > https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Events#Wednesdays that Turing
> > > will be free from 8pm, and Collaboration Station is fully booked, as is
> > Church.
> > >
> > > Currently thirty people have RSVP'd for next week's meetup, so not
> > > sure what that means for a month away. Would Turing be the best bet,
> > > or is there another option I don't know about? I can bring a projector
> > > and screen (otherwise it's just about seating arrangements).
> > >
> > > It'll be great to visit NB again - it has been too long...
> > >
> > > Many thanks,
> > > Balint
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Patrick O'Doherty [mailto:patrick at patrickodoherty.com] On
> > > > Behalf Of Patrick O'Doherty
> > > > Sent: Wednesday, 12 November 2014 3:59 PM
> > > > To: Balint Seeber
> > > > Cc: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> > > > Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Cyberspectrum: Bay Area Software
> > > > Defined Radio Meetup
> > > >
> > > > Hey Balint,
> > > >
> > > > This sounds super awesome. I've been curious to try out SDR for a
> > > > while so I'd love to see it hosted in NB during the SF months. I
> > > > 100% think you should do it.
> > > >
> > > > There's a useful wiki page about hosting events at NB which might be
> > > > useful for you to read:
> > > > https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Hosting_an_Event
> > > >
> > > > If you'd like help when it's in SF I'd be more than willing to help
> > out.
> > > >
> > > > Cheers!
> > > >
> > > > P
> > > >
> > > > On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 03:44:47PM -0800, Balint Seeber wrote:
> > > > > Hi folks,
> > > > >
> > > > > I know some of you are interested in Software Defined Radio and
> > > > > have done some SDR hacking at Noisebridge, so I wanted to let you
> > > > > know about a new meetup dedicated to this subject:
> > > > >
> > > > > http://www.meetup.com/Cyberspectrum-Bay-Area-Software-Defined-Radi
> > > > > o-Me
> > > > > etup/
> > > > >
> > > > > The inaugural event will be held next Wednesday evening (Nov 19th)
> > > > > in Santa Clara, and I hope to alternate monthly between SF and the
> > > > > South Bay. (For a SF month, can anyone let me know whether NB
> > > > > might be a potential venue? :)
> > > > >
> > > > > Here's the Meetup blurb:
> > > > >
> > > > > "The Bay Area SDR Meetup will serve as a forum to exchange
> > > > > knowledge and ideas related to Software Defined Radio (the
> > > > > software and hardware), and generally aim to get people excited
> > > > > about all the applications that can be realised with the
> > > > > technology. At each meetup, attendees will have the opportunity to
> > > > > present their work/ideas to the
> > > > group.
> > > > >
> > > > > Engineers, enthusiasts, hobbyists and people of all experience
> > > > > levels are welcome, no matter what your software/hardware
> > background.
> > > > > Everyone is welcome to submit their ideas/presentations to the
> pool.
> > > > > For each meetup, a fixed number will be chosen to fit the format.
> > > > > Currently there will be a short show-and-tell section, followed by
> > > > > two
> > > > 20 minute presentations (e.g.
> > > > > an introduction to an SDR topic and analysis of a mystery signal),
> > > > > and then to conclude a 40 minute in-depth presentation on an
> > application.
> > > > > Suggestions/alterations to this format are welcome of course!
> > > > > Meetup locations will alternate between the South Bay and San
> > Francisco.
> > > > > Meetup presentations will be recorded and posted online (although
> > > > > you can opt out if you wish)."
> > > > >
> > > > > Feel free to get in touch on the Meetup page, or via email, if you
> > > > > have questions, topic requests, or (even better)
> > > > > experiments/work/ideas you would like to share!
> > > > >
> > > > > Hope to see you there,
> > > > > Balint
> > > > > @spenchdotnet
> > > >
> > > > > _______________________________________________
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> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Patrick O'Doherty
> > > > +1 (650) 701-7829
> > >
> >
> > --
> > Patrick O'Doherty
> > +1 (650) 701-7829
>
>
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Jake <jake at spaz.org>
> To: "noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net" <
> noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net>, danny.leavitt at gmail.com
> Cc:
> Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 00:45:22 -0800 (PST)
> Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Raspberry Pi project
> Hi Danny,
>
> are you just trying to back up memory cards onto a hard drive?  They sell
> those things for people who take a lot of pictures.  Here's one on Amazon,
> i'm sure there are cheaper ones:
>
> http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Foci-PST-251-Picture-Storage/
> dp/B00378KLFQ/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1416127282&sr=8-8&
> keywords=camera+sd+card+backup+hard+drive
>
> actually i have one of these sitting around, but it's actually PATA and
> somewhat old.  You can have it if you want.
>
> what is this for?
>
> -jake
>
>
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