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Re: [Geekspace-Gwinnett] Build Day Aftermath and Fair Table Signup

From: Nathan
Sent on: Saturday, September 29, 2012 8:01 PM
You couldn't use something like this to get VGA from the pi???

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815158162&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-NA-_-NA

There has to be drivers for something like this.

Nathan

--- On Sat, 9/29/12, Brad Newton <[address removed]> wrote:

From: Brad Newton <[address removed]>
Subject: [Geekspace-Gwinnett] Build Day Aftermath and Fair Table Signup
To: [address removed]
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012, 6:03 PM

Thanks to Brian and Sam who came over and helped.
I can't say we came away with everything we wanted for the fair, we hit a few snags.
While the Pi-controlled relay worked as promised, we hit a snag with the ring shooter's energy requirements (a whopping 15A+ according to my kill-a-watt). Since we only have 5 amps to play with at the fair it's a bust. Plus, that amount of amperage would have let the smoke out of Brian's relay.

I do have (most) of the parts to rework it into an equipment-lockout demo, using the RFID keycards and relay to switch a run-of-the-mill AC outlet.

The MAME-Pi might still be viable, though the sunlight will play hell with any display short of a CRT, and the Pi's can't speak VGA. D'oh.

Fair Table:
We need people to man the booth at the fair. At least 1 person should be at the boot at all times for all 7 hours of the fair. I have the times and names listed below. If anyone wants to sign up, let me know ASAP.

Time Primary Secondary
10-11amBrad Newton
11-12pmHina Ferrell
12-1pmBen Ferrell
1-2pmLoren Dietz
2-3pmBrian Page
3-4pm

4-5pmBrad Newton
Wildcard:
Dan Ankrom




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