Hamster wheel status: *** out-of-action, due to breakage (need glue, but can't afford it) *** (17-Aug-2010)
The hamster wheel is working again, but there's not much feedback from the
remote end of the connection: all you'll know is if the command has been
received, although a reply/status message may appear via the 'hamster-reply'
channel (this is typed by me in realtime!). You could check the
camera (intranet link) -
try opening it in a separate window:
'Hammy' is currently in the room known as the 'orange room' - so-called because
at night, the room is often lit by a light in an orange Sainsbury carry bag.
Click one of the buttons below to activate the hamster wheel. The hamster
will only run if I've switched it on.
If I forget this - or I turn the computer off - it will
not do anything or you'll get an error.
Runs the hamster wheel for about 1/4 of a second.
Runs the hamster wheel for five seconds.
If the wheel is in motion, this stops it. Otherwise, it makes a very quiet
You can find a copy of the driver CD here
(ISO format - burn it to a CDR). You can check the data integrity with
'md5sum', which should return '0422e32ec9ebe0bfe2b5d2177bfdd266'. The image
size is 2031616 bytes, or about 2MB.