After my brief stint with Ni-Hm batteries it would a good time change things up and play with Lithium batteries. I did a lot of research and am still learning as I go along since lithium on the grand scale chart of batteries are the lightest, most powerful, and most dangerous battery to work with.
Social Network B-Gone. Some basic CSS to clean the angular theme.
I’ve made the decision to eject all social network outbound links to appear on every page of my website. This took some doing as I had to page through a lot of the Angular theme forums to ultimately find out Which CSS code controlled the very top section of my page. I had to modify my custom.css file which was found in the theme home directory underneath ./css and added the following lines.
This Xbox Debug post is going to be more of a blog than an actual technical guide as I go down nostalgia lane here. I can’t make it too technical because I don’t want to deal with lawsuits from Microsoft.
12/28/2014 – Since the Chickcharney update of Ouya the RootMyOuya.1.1.apk is no longer usable. After further investigation with trying to install this program manually and checking the logcat files. It appears that due to the updates the Ouya corperation has deemed that this package is no longer signed. I shall still keep the APK up on my site for archival reasons. But when it comes to newer Ouya’s updated past 11/3/2014. If you have installed the RootMyOuya.1.1.apk prior to Chickcharney like I did you probably will not notice anything until you attempt to re-install this apk.
A while back I talked about the Chinese Xbox wireless receiver for Xbox360 Wireless Controllers and how to configure it. You can get these on Ebay for very cheap “I got mine for about $7 with free S&H. Some would also call these controllers ‘fake’ as they are not certified by Microsoft. Which out of the box they do not work, you have to setup the driver on windows as described in my last entry. One of the sections that I skimmed over the android side and how it all works. Well, this is a quick blog entry showing what I did after I received my controller from china.
I got you covered on this as well with the help of xboxdrv! Although a little late to the party the Rasbian image initially did not have the xboxdrv library like Ubuntu users were so used to. As a result, Raspberry Pi users had to go through the headaches of compiling it themselves or simply find an alternative such as a genetic joystick or Bluetooth based joystick control provided they have a Bluetooth style receiver.
Note: This blog entry is a child blog off of the chinese xbox 360 receiver entry. If you stumbled upon this page first and have no idea what the hardware is be sure and check out that blog by clicking here.
There is no drag and drop style method for any version of Linux, you’ll have to be typing some commands to get it working.
Root the Ouya: A step by step tutorial with all of the data in one place. Initially I thought this was covered very well that my input was simply not necessary. However, the issue with the website and especially forums is as they get older they tend to get harder to read. Links break down … Read more
Airplay (or in previous revisions from apple this protocol was called “AirTunes”) audio is the ability to transmit audio from your smartphone device (The Apple I-phone does this natively and android users can actually download a plugin protocol for this) to another device which is hooked to a home stereo system. I know there are countless articles talking about how it’s done. But since this is my blog I sometimes use my blog as just a random dump on how I get things going so in case I forget with my countless other projects I don’t have to look for a particular site to show me how to get it working again. It’s just annoying to find a site that talks about it just to have it disappear on you. So! Without further delay, my short little guide on how it is done.
StepMania love coming at you! This is a quasi blog and guide on how we got our dance pads to work good with StepMania thanks to the I-PAC. Just keep in mind that my solution is not the cheapest in the world. We were going for a solid solution when I moved my pads from PC to PC.
Bullet is the modern physics engine that the OpenSim development team are heading towards during the version 8.x builds of OpenSim. Although it’s only bullet version 3.x it provided a more robust collision detection for regions to make them feel more like the Second Life regions. It is uncertain of Bullet development will continue with the introduction of AviNations code-merge of their updated ODE Physics which allows for better prim sitting and vehicle crossing from region to region. Currently, although you can follow all of the steps and compile bullet onto your Arm-based Pi. Bullet simple does not run and you must run Bulletin XNA mode which isn’t optimal.