Team90 HERO Throckmorton 2015

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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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Raspberry Pi GPIO Start-up Script

On powering/reset of the Raspberry Pi connected to a relay board, the state of the relays needs to be defined or they just sit in limbo until their first use, this might be fine in some application but not others..

For my Raspberry Pi  aquarium system, the ‘original‘ Web UI does have a script on loading the webpage to define the pin modes but if there is a power cut and the RPi is restarted, we need these values set and activated when the RPi boots in case nobody loads the piTank webpage directly after a reboot – thus critical components wont be turned on.

The fix to this issue is gpiobootscript.sh

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Raspberry Pi Aquarium Controller WebUI

So after some playing around I am going for a Windows Metro style web interface for the Raspberry Pi powered aquarium controller.  At the moment the interface can be used to view the current time and date of the system, display 2 different external temperature readings and control the 8 way 10 amp 240v relay which the filter, heater, lights and alike connect to.

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Team90 goes on HERO Lejog 2014

What is HERO LeJog?

“The 6th December 2014 will see the start of the 20th edition of the Land’s End to John O’Groats Classic Reliability Trial & Tour, the toughest event of its kind in Europe and possibly the world. Known to everyone as Le Jog (it even featured on a TV quiz show – “what event runs under the acronym Le Jog”), this Iconic event continues to attract crews from across the world and has become a “must do” on the wish list of all classic car enthusiasts.

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