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Re: contemplating conversion of an r-pi3b based system to a rock64

On Sunday 27 August 2017 22:43:12 Alan Corey wrote:

> > There are priorities, like right now, my mower deck is laying on a
> > work table, trying to get the belt paths re-aligned so it doesn't
> > throw the
> Well, what I did was to pop into a nearby Walmart and plunk down $859
> for a new MTD on sale.  That was about 2002 and it's still going.
> Carb needs rebuilding because the float valve doesn't shut off, stuck
> in a manual shutoff valve.  Replaced a starter motor.  Other than that
> just belts, blades and batteries, still has the original spark plug I
> think.
> > suspension linkage.  That made 2 hours worth of work twisting the
> > nuts to break the weld so I could actually drop the deck. Should
> > have been about a minute on each side. Once on the table it was
> > hours with a 4 lb hammer trying to reshape the deck to something it
> > might have looked like before 20 years worth of rust weakened it,
> > make new means of anchoring
> Made me wonder if it was a Wheel Horse, but nope, John Deere.
> > By the time mine fall out of the mailbox, maybe things will have
> > improved, said the lab rat hopefully. That will be in the vicinity
> > of 2 weeks, maybe more.
> It sounds like a good winter project if you can't use your lathe in
> the winter.

Not a problem, garage is both heated and air conditioned.

> I was studying XLib, just popped back into it and have 
> the beginnings of an SDR program without any fancy bloated
> dependencies.  No QT, Java, framebuffer, GPU.
> http://ab1jx.1apps.com/pix/misc2/xsdr_hotiron1.png  I'm overloading my
> dongle I think, that's why all the crap's in there.  And all the
> signals breathe.  But wow, moving pixels under X, never did that
> before.

SDR? Software Defined Radio? Acronyms aren't my strong suit.  Looks like 
the makings of a Spectrum Analyzer? If thats the case, I don't see 
dongle rx overload as much as a crappy src signal. OTOH, SA front ends 
are very susceptable to permanent damage that will show up like that.  
And the fix was a trip back to tek, accompanied by a check for 5G's or 
so in the 70's.

If you get that working so the keyboard/mouse can come in on the BT 
circuit of the pi, you might solve my problem with the pi as I 
understand that BT does not get funneled thru the usb2 pinhole to get 
into the pi.

Good luck with that, its interesting.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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