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Is there any info on the ambient temperature a Raspberry Pi 2 can operate reliably in? I know there was a test on the original Raspberry Pi that saw it operate reliably up to around 50 degrees C before flaking out. We are looking at setting up sensors in the Queensland summer heat with no available shade and nothing but a crate that we might be able to use that also holds the battery and other equipment (a really hot box).

I don't really want to run a fan, these conditions are also dusty, if you rely on the fan something can easily jam it up.
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To stop rust smother the board in dielectric grease...or something better.

...that hole needs to be somewhere between 9 - 44 cm deep.

temperature modeling of wet and dry desert soil
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I got around to making a 'poster version' of my Porsche scene. The one I posted a while back was a bit unfinished and flat, and wasn't well framed. All this is hand modelled in Blender3D and rendered in Cycles. Dozens of hours of work. Likely, this may be my first and last attempt and modelling for art sake for a long time to come. My attentions will now be turned to things more technical. I pretty much made this to see if I could...
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Hey all, I'm a BigQuery newbie, nonetheless I've setup a project and can successfully stream data into my BigQuery table using some c#.  Now for the tricky bit.

I want an online chart that can automatically update pretty much as fast as possible as the BigQuery data is updated.  Think stock ticker graph as an example of what it might look like.  At the moment my stream rate is typically a row of 9 floating point values every 6 seconds, though future requirements might change.

What is the best approach to doing this, some kind of AJAX polling from a Python App Engine app combined with Google Charts?  Is there an approach that can work with just updating the chart rather than fully re-ingesting a query each time?  It would be nice to limit the query size to keep the quota low (if that's at all possible).  It's a shame BigQuery doesn't have a built-in visualiser.

I should mention that I have tried Google Sheets and while that is fine for handfuls of data, once you get thousands of rows with a few scatter graphs on the sheet it becomes unwieldy and fast updates cause the 'oops' notification where you have to reload the page.

Some kind of basic working setup would be a great foundation for an IOT or realtime business analytics dashboard.
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This is insane, glad he walked away from it, also no injuries to spectators.  There's a great analysis video which also shows the impact that caused him to go airborne here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK9LAdUpLtk
 
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I just finished my design for an Adam Savage Mythbusters toolbox.  Now to build it :D.

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The Big Stack in Mount Morgan.  Look closely at the tower and you can see a zig-zag pattern down the side.  This is the result of a lightning strike many years ago which caused severe damage to the structure.  All those bands you can see spread up the stack are steal bands to reinforce it.  The damage reduced its height somewhat.  I'll add notes when I can find actual dates.
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Sometimes reality is better than science fiction. I hope Google gets there as quickly as they are working towards, we can only dream of a future of these machines working for us.

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/544421/googles-quantum-dream-machine/#comments
Physicist John Martinis could deliver one of the holy grails of computing to Google—a machine that dramatically speeds up today’s applications and makes new ones possible.
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Hey all, I've just released a new version of my word searching program WordNetDT:

http://www.ebswift.com/Desktop/WordNet/

It is freeware and ad free with no catches and no upgrade options, it is the full program.  Type in a word and find its meaning, then go on to find all its relative or alternative terms easily.  Go into advanced search and you can use misspelled words to find a word, use missing letter searches, anagrams and scrabble searches.

It works completely offline and has features that competitors don't offer for nothing.  It has a very powerful back-end database.  I have another project WordNet.Net just for the library that uses that, and there are many AI researches citing that work in their own papers and major projects.

Check it out, use it for finding those hard to think of words or beat those anagram or scrabble games.
WordNetDT Free Dictionary/Thesaurus for Windows PC's with wildcard and scrabble search.
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+Peter Szilveszter Just echoing what has been said, this is a great film, capturing everything before, during and afterwards.  The only one who wasn't phased in my house during all this was my 4yo boy, though we were lucky our house remained fully intact.

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Finally made myself an ATX power supply. Should have done it years ago!
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The only time the pulse width helps you out is at lower speed, so you do not over current the motor. Because as the step rate increases the time to put current into the coils decreases.

I am not ridiculing you either, you're just acting like an idiot. I can't help you there. Only you can help yourself.
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Does anyone have a workflow for Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio for running LEGO NXT physical devices and simulation?  I can run either/or, but only with copies of the program and using the generic differential drive for simulation.  Much searching only uncovers examples of either/or, not any combination.

Is it possible to switch between a simulation and a physical NXT device?

If this is possible then we have a free software solution that works the same for both in the classroom and for sending out to remote students.
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+Valeria Parnenzini It's an unknown for me.  I got the physical device working with a bluetooth connection, it worked quite well.  Getting the same program working in a simulation is the challenge.
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I dabble in photography, graphic art & multimedia development, coding, and electronics incl. data acquisition for IOT and lab equipment.  Interested in prospecting/metal detecting but so far have not found any time :(.
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