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Raspberry Pi Enable Cron

By default,  Cron is disabled meaning anything entered into  ‘crontab’ wont be run.

To enable this function, follow the steps below:

Once logged into the Pi use the below command to open up the ‘rsyslog.conf’ file in the Nano editor

cd/etc
sudo nano rsyslog.conf

Once the rsyslog is loaded into nano, navigate to the below section and un-comment the ‘cron’ option

#
# First some standard log files.  Log by facility.
#
auth,authpriv.*              /var/log/auth.log
*.*;auth,authpriv.none          -/var/log/syslog
cron.*                          /var/log/cron.log
daemon.*                        -/var/log/daemon.log
kern.*                          -/var/log/kern.log
lpr.*                           -/var/log/lpr.log
mail.*                          -/var/log/mail.log
user.*                          -/var/log/user.log

Save the document by pressing CTRL + O and then CTRL+X  close the editor.

Reboot the Raspberry Pi:

sudo reboot

Raspberry Pi Real Time Clock (RTC)

How to setup a Real Time Clock on a Raspberry Pi B v1.1

 

If you didn’t know, the Raspberry Pi doesn’t hold the time very well, this is because there is no on board Real Time Clock.

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To keep the devices time accurate we need to add a module that holds the time whenever the RPi has no power running to it and then updates the RPi with the time saved on the battery powered module when the full power is restored and the system starts running again.

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Team90 HERO Throckmorton 2015

Source: HERO Throckmorton 2015

HERO picture gallery for our car: http://heropictures.photoshelter.com/#!/portfolio/C00009De35k7bGvQ/G0000ca58tEFsrVk

Results from Our Class

Class 5 – Cars 1975 to 1985 Type
1st 51 Nigel Perkins Pete Johnson Porsche 911 SC
2nd 59 Simon Harris Russell Joseph Volkswagen Golf GTi
3rd 53 Adie Nicholls Richard Nicholls Land Rover SWB 90

Not bad for an old Land Rover, up against some pretty quick cars with half the weight .  This year only 5 none  entry’s were unable to complete the challenge.

 

Extending the gearstick on a Land Rover Defender/90

After installing the MUD Dash it became even more apparent the LT85 gearbox has a little more ‘throw’ compared to the LT77 or R380 .  Part of the issue is the MUD dash now protrudes from the dash  rather then being flush by about 3 inches.

To resolve the constant bashing of buttons you can either bend the gear stick or extend it, I decided to extend as bending the stick will just make it sit lower to the floor when selecting 2nd and 4th and in an upright positing it isn’t to hand as I would like it be.

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Extending the gear stick will give it a rally look, gone are the days of shortening a gear stick for a ‘quick-shift’ look as you just need to move your arm/hand further down! These days if you don’t have paddle shift its a better idea to bring the gear knob up as close to the steering wheel as possible, thus less movement to be able to change a gear.

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