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  • M mhradom

    Thanks for the great information. I'm going to have to get around to trying this on my 512 Pi. Right now I have it streaming 1080 video from my NAS with no issues at all using Raspbmc. Some folks with the 256 version have issues streaming so you may be correct with your assessment of memory and performance of Mango. Also as you pointed out, voltage supply to the Pi is critical to good performance. Many people without meters are astonished to see their "5V supply" is running much less, especially under load.

    I am amazed you are doing all this in an apartment! Good job.

    I have the Pi case from Sparkfun in the US. It has the opening for the GPIO pins and is a good cheap case. I must be available on your side of the pond.

    Too many projects and ideas floating around in my head and garage...........

    Mike

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  • M mhradom

    I've been thinking of doing a minimal Mango installation on a raspi as well. If it works I can shut down my 24/7desktop and save some electricity.

    What OS version are you using? Is it all running off the SD card? Please describe your setup a little more......please!

    The Raspi is an amazing little device for 35 bucks. Currently using one as a media center with Raspbmc and it's working pretty well.

    Thanks,

    Mike

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  • M mhradom

    Can you clarify your system a little bit more? The arduino is running Window 7 or your arduino is communicating to a Windows 7 PC?

    I have a PC "on" 24/7 and would like to reduce my electrical footprint drastically. I now have a wireless printer, so there is no need to have my PC on other than hosting Mango for data collection of various systems. So I've been looking at other options such as Foxconn Atom D425 like this :

    http://www.amazon.com/Foxconn-1-8GHz-Booksize-Barebone-NT435H-0H0W-B-A-NA/dp/B005F0MDNW

    I have always benn interested in the arduino, so if that can be a solution, I like that.

    Or, if any one is running (or has an opinion) Mango on a booksize PC like above, I would be interested in your comments as well.

    thanks,

    Mike

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  • M mhradom

    There are many good examples in this forum. Look under the"stories"or "how to" sections. Your questions is very generic and would be best answered by spending some time reading. Pretty much everything you need to know is here.

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  • M mhradom

    I stumbled on the CAI WebControl I/O board on another forum. it is an exceptional value at $34.00. 8 TTL out, 8 digital in, 3 analog in, 1-wire temperature (non-parasite power and very voltage sensitive), and humidity sensor input, microprocessor with PLC or Boolean 4000 line of code possible. Order on Amazon.com

    Hooks up to your LAN via standard TCP/IP. I can access it internally on any computer on the LAN or remotely off site with appropriate router settings.

    I have it interfaced with Mango retrieving data with HTTP Retreiver data source. Took me awhile of googling to find the xml. It is not documented for some reason in the manual.

    http://www.redhillnetworks.com/products/webcontrol/index.html

    Latest firmware also reportedly handles X-10 output by using two of the DO and an RF transmitter (310 mhz in US). I am very excited about this since Mango never did implement X-10. I have not tried this yet.

    Here is a screen shot of data source retreiving temperature sensor 1 data:

    Attachment: download link

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  • M mhradom

    I stumbled on the CAI WebControl I/O board on another forum. it is an exceptional value at $34.00. 8 TTL out, 8 digital in, 3 analog in, 1-wire temperature (non-parasite power and very voltage sensitive), and humidity sensor input, microprocessor with PLC or Boolean 4000 line of code possible. Order on Amazon.com

    Hooks up to your LAN via standard TCP/IP. I can access it internally on any computer on the LAN or remotely off site with appropriate router settings.

    I have it interfaced with Mango retrieving data with HTTP Retreiver data source. Took me awhile of googling to find the xml. It is not documented for some reason in the manual.

    http://www.redhillnetworks.com/products/webcontrol/index.html

    Latest firmware also reportedly handles X-10 output by using two of the DO and an RF transmitter (310 mhz in US). I am very excited about this since Mango never did implement X-10. I have not tried this yet.

    Here is a screen shot of data source retreiving temperature sensor 1 data:

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  • M mhradom

    In addition, you can prevent this from happening in the first place by using "discard extreme values" checkbox for the data point. I was having the same problem with my 1-wire temperature sensors and this fixed it entirely.

    Attachment: download link

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  • M mhradom

    I've got leads soldered to the board now.

    On the input side: DQ, Com, +5VDC
    On the output side I/O A, com, I/O B

    The DS 2406 is mounted on the board with some pullup resistors.

    I can do RJ-45 on the input side if you needed it.

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  • M mhradom

    OK, I will finally get off my butt and send you one of these like I promised.

    It works with One Wire Viewer just fine by connecting a switch across it's inputs. I can see the state change in One Wire Viewer.

    I could really use this functionality from Mango as well.

    http://www.embeddeddatasystems.com/D2--Low-Cost-2-Channel-Digital-IO-1-Wire-Card_p_12.html

    Is there any import restrictions to Canada? Special markings?

    Mike

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  • M mhradom

    There was some discussion some time ago about using Labjack with Mango (someone wanted to monitor and control a remote cabin). At that time it was not possible due propriatary protocol. Labjack is now Modbus capable and has been tested ( if briefly) with Mango.

    See here: http://labjack.com/support/ljsocket about halfway down the page.

    This may open up a lot more possibilites for some folks.

    Mike

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