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Acorn Arcade forums: News and features: Wakefield Acorn & RISC OS Show, 25th April 2015
 

Wakefield Acorn & RISC OS Show, 25th April 2015

Posted by Jeffrey Lee on 21:20, 14/4/2015 | ,
 
This year's Wakefield show is due to take place on Saturday the 25th of April, at the usual location of the Cedar Court Hotel near Wakefield. With the doors open from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, this will be the show's 20th anniversary, a major achievement for the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club who are responsible for organising the event.
 
This year the list of exhibitors is set to include:For all the latest show updates, don't forget to check the show's website.
 
  Wakefield Acorn & RISC OS Show, 25th April 2015
  nunfetishist (14:22 28/4/2015)
  glavallin (17:56 28/4/2015)
    nunfetishist (23:53 28/4/2015)
      CJE (17:30 29/4/2015)
        richw (20:21 29/4/2015)
          nunfetishist (22:37 29/4/2015)
            richw (12:16 30/4/2015)
              nunfetishist (13:58 30/4/2015)
          helpful (18:21 1/5/2015)
            richw (20:20 1/5/2015)
              arawnsley (23:30 1/5/2015)
                microbits (10:03 2/5/2015)
                  arawnsley (20:04 2/5/2015)
  davidb (23:20 28/4/2015)
  amcog (01:07 3/5/2015)
 
Rob Kendrick Message #123573, posted by nunfetishist at 14:22, 28/4/2015
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Did anything of note happen?
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Geoff Lavallin Message #123575, posted by glavallin at 17:56, 28/4/2015, in reply to message #123573
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WiFi for Raspberry Pi2 from RCOMP.
I spent most of my time buying new kit so did not
notice much else (arrived at bit late 60 miles in 3.5 hours).
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David Boddie Message #123577, posted by davidb at 23:20, 28/4/2015, in reply to message #123573
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Well, the stardot crowd had a good time, it seems. I don't know about the people in the other room. wink
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Rob Kendrick Message #123579, posted by nunfetishist at 23:53, 28/4/2015, in reply to message #123575
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WiFi for Raspberry Pi2 from RCOMP.
I spent most of my time buying new kit so did not
notice much else (arrived at bit late 60 miles in 3.5 hours).
So, the WiPi or whatever is a RPi with a Linux SD card set to be an access point?
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Chris Evans Message #123582, posted by CJE at 17:30, 29/4/2015, in reply to message #123579
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I think so, I guess the server part being made accessible without JavaScript... and passing on presumably lists of available networks etc.
Quite a neat idea (I wish I'd thought of it!) I believe they hope to expand on it along the lines of UniPrint.

[Edited by CJE at 17:33, 29/4/2015]
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Richard Walker Message #123583, posted by richw at 20:21, 29/4/2015, in reply to message #123582
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Not sure I see the point. In Aldi, they have WiFi access points (/repeaters) for ten quid. Plug in and go, and works with NetSurf.
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Rob Kendrick Message #123584, posted by nunfetishist at 22:37, 29/4/2015, in reply to message #123583
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Not sure I see the point. In Aldi, they have WiFi access points (/repeaters) for ten quid. Plug in and go, and works with NetSurf.
Do the integrate into RISC OS nicely such that you can change SSID, or do they need you to visit it in a web browser?
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Richard Walker Message #123585, posted by richw at 12:16, 30/4/2015, in reply to message #123584
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You have to point NetSurf to 192.168.0.1 (or whatever) and do it from within the provided web-app. But you do it once, then it 'just works'. I fail to see how a custom Wimp app is an improvement worth paying the premium for.
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Rob Kendrick Message #123587, posted by nunfetishist at 13:58, 30/4/2015, in reply to message #123585
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Probably not worth paying the premium for, no.
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Bryan Hogan Message #123592, posted by helpful at 18:21, 1/5/2015, in reply to message #123583
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Not sure I see the point. In Aldi, they have WiFi access points (/repeaters) for ten quid. Plug in and go, and works with NetSurf.
The point is that most of these access points can't be configured from RISC OS, using Javascript that doesn't work in NetSurf. Some are really bad and can only be configured from Windows because they come with a custom setup program.

Do you have a web link or model number for this Aldi one? Is it small enough to be battery powered?

[Edited by helpful at 18:22, 1/5/2015]
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Richard Walker Message #123596, posted by richw at 20:20, 1/5/2015, in reply to message #123592
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No link, but it is just a rebranded cheapo Chinese unit like this

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=china+wifi+repeater&tbm=shop

There are UK plug versions. Mine does not need JavaScript. I have opened it, and you could run it from your own DC supply.

The rcomp idea just seems expensive and messy. You need a Pi, case, WiFi dongle, power pack, and their SD card. Blimey!
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Andrew Rawnsley Message #123598, posted by arawnsley at 23:30, 1/5/2015, in reply to message #123596
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Richard, we sell the cheapo ones too. PiFi is more a case of "Something to do with your pre-existing pi". Most of us here have a pi in a draw that we bought to play with - PiFi gives it a use.

I wouldn't advocate buying all the pi parephenalia just for PiFi. However, the goal is to make PiFi into something more than just Wifi, as others have said.
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rob andrews Message #123600, posted by microbits at 10:03, 2/5/2015, in reply to message #123598
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Is the software on the store yet???
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Andrew Rawnsley Message #123604, posted by arawnsley at 20:04, 2/5/2015, in reply to message #123600
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PiFi's an SD card (8Gb image, designed for writing via dd under linux) - not really suitable for !Store. More a mail order product, but on the plus side, it's svelt enough that it shouldn't incur duty into Aus/NZ (I forget which you're in, sorry!).
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Anthony Bartram Message #123608, posted by amcog at 01:07, 3/5/2015, in reply to message #123573
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"Did anything of note happen?"

Hi,

Well... I launched a game. It was my first time at a RISC OS show, during which I launched a new RISC OS Game "Overlord" on CD and which is now available from the !Store.

The game is a 2.5D/3D space shoot-em-up that features 47 minutes of original music including 7 in game themes. Multiple missions are included that can be selected from the start screen.

It runs in 800x600 at 60Hz and is compatible RISC OS 4 (on Virtual Acorn SA), RISC OS 5 running on Raspberry Pi 1 & 2, Beagleboard, Pandabord, Iyonix and ARM X6.

Its written in BBC Basic and the !RunImage is not compiled or protected. The license specifies that the code may be used as the basis of new games.

Kind Regards,

Tony

[Edited by amcog at 01:09, 3/5/2015]
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