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Here's what I've been trying:
>Want to make a hardware version of "Twitch Plays GAME" using a controller wired to a Raspberry Pi
>Get told it can't be done by various groups
>Decided to make a bettor's box
>The idea would be to access a website from your smartphone
>You mash browser buttons to make characters fight in something like Street Fighter II
>Take bets on practically random fights that you have some input over, but other people are playing too
>Kind of like how /v/ does the group piano stuff sometimes.
>Get told it can't be done
>Call bullshit because all you have to do is send a GPIO signal "LOW' to the pad on a controller
>Just have trouble building web interface
>Get banned for arguing with mods
I've tried WebIOPi and it doesn't literally nothing. Just, fuck-all.
It sucks because, if you want to make a fucking garage door open, you can find all sorts of tutorials. You want to do something simple and people act like you're a retard.
>inb4 You ARE a retard, though.
I'm fucking trying, dammit.
>Also, Raspberry Pi General
>What's your favorite version?
>Any troubles you'd like help with?
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Hello, /diy/, I know fuck all about electricity but want a way to charge mobile devices (computer, cell phone, etc) with a solar panel. It seems like you could probably just cut the wires from the charger and panel and tape them together with electrical tape but then again that seems too simple.
For example, can too much voltage fry a small device like that and do most chargers have some sort of choke on them to prevent that? In the case of a Mac computer, would the adapter on the charger take care of that problem? Or is a 10-20 watt solar panel not nearly enough to charge a device in a reasonable amount of time?
Feeling a tree
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Preferably without killing or otherwise maiming myself or my family, I need to fell (or at least trim) several large cypress in our back garden.
When I say large, I mean a few feet taller than our house. Had our local aboricultural contractors out this morning, and they quoted just under £1200 to get rid of the lot, £865 to trim, neither of which we can afford.
Our neighbours have been complaining about them on and off since the start of last summer, but our landlords aren't interested. Should they be?
Anyway, I've had enough and want to just get it done. I've got suitable ladders, enough rope to hang a decent sized township or make the world's largest cat's cradle, and several saws and axes.
Should I go for it? Any resources online? Should I just leave it and tell my neighbours to fit the bill if it bothers them so much?
On one hand I'm sick of the sight of them and could use an autumn project, but on the other, I might break things or die.