Dec 312012

** UPDATE **
Version 2.3 has been released

I have updated Raspbian server edition with a packagelist that I have stripped out of the 2012-12-16 version of Raspbian.
The packagelist can be found here, and the script to remove them can be found here. 242 packages were removed from the original Raspbian installation.

To use it, download the script and the package list to the same directory, and then run the command ./ pkgs.txt as root to remove the packages.
An image will be available soon.

An image is now available for download.
You can get it here

SHA Signatures for the 2 files
27814fec6a35a39aa48f1405db03196571080d56 RSEv2.2.img

** Update **
Forgot to mention for any new Linux users, if you are using the image straight off the bat, you may want to regenerate the SSH Server keys for security reasons.
The commands to do this are :

ssh-keygen -f /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key -N '' -t rsa
ssh-keygen -f /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key -N '' -t dsa

Dec 302012

After another hiatus, I have finally gotten around to getting the USB ports extended to the back of the PiSU as the USB hub pictured in the last post just doesn’t like the Pi.
I had a USB extender bracket normally used for a normal pc similar to this one, except that mine had the 2 USB ports as separate plugs.

The pins on the plugs could be removed from the black plug so that I could wire each pin onto the corresponding pin on a USB plug. I ended up with something like this –


This made extending the USB ports very easy in comparison to other ways which can involve desoldering the USB ports and soldering pins in, though this does take up quite a bit more real estate.
Once the USB plugs were wired up, they fit into the Pi inside the PSU snugly.


I still haven’t made a blanking plate for where the fans were, so in the meantime I’ve just mounted the USB ports to the outside of the fan cutout with the screws. They hold steady enough that I don’t need to hold the USB port to plug a device in.


In other news, the HDMI extension doesn’t seem to work with the Raspberry Pi so I have just left it out for now. The extension does work with another HDMI device though so the cable itself works, could be something to do with the Pi itself but I’ve left that for now. If you have any ideas about the extension cable, please leave a comment so I can try and resolve the issue. But in the meantime, the PiSU is almost complete, except for those blanking plates haha.

Dec 302012

Hey Everyone

I almost have 100 downloads on my free version of Perth Traffic Updates which is fantastic !
I have only had a couple of purchases on my paid app though, but I’m looking for some feedback and/or feature requests on what to put into the paid app.
If anyone submits a reasonable request and/or provides feedback for the paid app, I will be giving them the paid version of the app for free !
Just email me the feedback or request and we can go from there.