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| name = Hamming <!-- Name of the item. -->
 
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| image = Hackspace_Unknown.png <!-- Image of the item. Leave with placeholder image if none exists. -->
 
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| model = VIA EPIA <!-- Model -->
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| model = Raspberry Pi 2 <!-- Model -->
 
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| owner = LHS <!-- Provide a link to owners members page if other than LHS -->
 
| owner = LHS <!-- Provide a link to owners members page if other than LHS -->
| origin = Aden <!-- If via pledge, please link to the completed pledge page on the wiki -->
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| origin = YvanJ <!-- If via pledge, please link to the completed pledge page on the wiki -->
 
| location = Above the front-door 'space' <!-- Floor, room/zone and location within that area -->
 
| location = Above the front-door 'space' <!-- Floor, room/zone and location within that area -->
 
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Hamming is an x86-processor based VIA EPIA based system donated by [[User:Aden]]. It is old and was once doorbot. It ideally could be replaced with a modern Raspberry Pi 2 or Beaglebone Black.  
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Hamming is a Raspberry Pi 2. It is running the daemons for the  [[Project:Notification_Board|Notification Board]],[[Orange_led_strips| Orange LED Strip Moving Sign]] and [[Project:Infotec_displays|National Rail clock]] - these are all connected to powered USB hub. The hardware was kindly donated by [[User:YvanJ]]
 
 
It is running the daemons for the  [[Project:Notification_Board|Notification Board]],[[Orange_led_strips| Orange LED Strip Moving Sign]] and [[Project:Infotec_displays|National Rail clock]] - these are all connected to a powered USB hub.
 
 
 
It's also connected to some speakers so it can do the doorbot-sounds (historically GLaDOS voices) as well but this has been broken and out of use for a long time.
 
 
 
Hamming has 2 x hard drives in RAID1 - it has had the 'ticking drive sound of death' so this is likely a very good thing.
 
 
 
Useful note for crashes / restarts etc - run
 
  export AUDIODEV=hw:0,0
 
before rebooting listeners.sh or PulseAudio won't work.
 
 
 
 
 
==Hamming-Replacement==
 
 
 
[[User:Yvanj|Yvan]] was kind enough to purchase a Raspberry Pi 2 as a replacement for Hamming. It is running Ubuntu MATE (a nice prepackaged spin) and we installed almost all of the same packages from Hamming onto Hamming-Replacement.
 
 
 
We're hoping to use a PoE power adapter for remote power management of Hamming-Replacement but retain the powered USB hub for the various serial devices. This will be a much more flexible, power efficient system with less moving parts.
 
 
 
===TODO:===
 
 
 
* Transition off Mini-PDU switch-on/off scripts for power-conservation (and make the script non-working directory dependent) (<span style="color: red;">will be moved to adminstuff by Jasper, not vital to the running of the space really tho!</span>)
 
* Copy host ssh keys from hamming to hamming-replacement to prevent auto-login errors
 
* Verify scripts are working with new RPi2 (Orange LED, etc)
 
* Verify remote logins work for existing users (copy ssh keys/homedirs)
 
* If everything is going well, change IP address/hostname of hamming-replacement to hamming ''(after hamming is set to DHCP as hamming-legacy?)''
 
* Reboot both a couple of times, test out whether the moving signs work as previously intended, and then update all involved (wiki documentation, etc.)
 
* Wait a period of time after replacement, DBAN the hard drives, and then offer the hardware up for member projects
 

Revision as of 14:58, 15 May 2016

Hamming
Hackspace Unknown.png
Model Raspberry Pi 2
Sub-category Systems
Status Good working order
Last updated 21 October 2021 19:53:19
Consumables Unknown
Accessories Unknown
Training requirement Unknown
Training link Unknown
ACnode No
Owner LHS
Origin YvanJ
Location Above the front-door 'space'

Hamming is a Raspberry Pi 2. It is running the daemons for the Notification Board, Orange LED Strip Moving Sign and National Rail clock - these are all connected to powered USB hub. The hardware was kindly donated by User:YvanJ