Recently I got hold of a bunch of small porcelain pots used in laboratories. Continue reading Upcycling now with flowers
I had an old, spare LCD display (with speakers) sitting on my desk. Sadly it is VGA only (no HDMI, no DVI).
Because I got tired of switching my main computers display between RasPI and Windows I tried to find a solution on how to use the old LCD for the RasPI.
This is what I found: a HDMI to VGA adapter.
It works without external power and even the sound is working fine.
Because Debian comes with a quite old version of VICE I compiled the current V2.4 myself.
Installing the depencies (note: I know that not everything in the list is necessary, but this worked for me):
sudo apt-get install xaw3dg-dev libxaw7-dev libreadline-dev
sudo apt-get install libmp3lame-dev libpng12-dev libjpeg62-dev
sudo apt-get install libsdl-mixer1.2-dev libsdl-net1.2-dev libsdl-image1.2-dev
sudo apt-get install libusb-dev libgtk2.0-dev libvte-dev
Now download VICE and install it:
tar xvzf ../vice-2.4.tar.gz
sudo make install
My RasPI runs stable at 800Mhz with these little heat sinks. This is fast enough to run VICE at 100% emulation speed (if you don’t do other stuff in the background). If switched to ‘warp mode’ VICE will run at ~170%.
Well, this is it, the first post in this blog ever (and we hope it will not be the last).
Silk and Ilu are working people which decided to work less (for their companies) and to have more time for themselves in 2014.
The first step in that direction is to not work on Fridays (Free-Day as it is called over here in Germany). We wanted more time for our projects (which are many) and for recreation (which we need).
Be prepared to read nerdy stuff from Ilu, handycraft from Silk and holidays/short trips from both of us…