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by Kirk Fraser
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: How does MotionEye work?
Replies: 4
Views: 7610

How does MotionEye work?

This appears to be the best video on setting up a video network using MotionEye. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YUM7jio6dk This tutorial has "How to set up multiple network Raspberry Pi security cameras" https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-security-camera/ My results on a Raspberry Pi 3B+: 1) A lo...
by Kirk Fraser
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: New HELP ideas
Replies: 18
Views: 1335

Re: New HELP ideas

There are indeed several books and likely several issues of the magazine. Assuming your audience is living on a poverty income which would qualify as essential and comprehensive manuals? Thank you.
by Kirk Fraser
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: New HELP ideas
Replies: 18
Views: 1335

New HELP ideas

Raspbian is hard to learn and use for any applications. So why not rewrite the hep to make it easy? Now everything is so arcane one must watch multiple videos to see now various hackers did something to get a clue that too often DOE NOT WORK even if one copy and pastes every step presented in a tuto...
by Kirk Fraser
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: NAT Not Working
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: NAT Not Working

Did you double / triple check that you followed these exactly? Any odd / error messages? There is no mistake as I got the instruction page and terminal up on the screen so I could copy and paste each line instead of making typos. Occasionally error messages happened, such as unable to load somethin...
by Kirk Fraser
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: [HOWTO] Setting up a Raspberry Pi as a wireless bridge
Replies: 5
Views: 6417

Re: [HOWTO] Setting up a Raspberry Pi as a wireless bridge

Ok, I did it with my neighbor watching me cut and paste the code. Still nothing. The 3B+ did not even show up on my laptop with an SSID name. I have a wireless plug in so one can receive and the other send. What should I do now? Thanks.
by Kirk Fraser
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: NAT Not Working
Replies: 2
Views: 472

NAT Not Working

Regarding https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/wireless/access-point.md I followed the instructions down to looking for the access point on another computer and nothing was present except my ISP's equipment. How does this happen? Do the update/upgrade processes deliver untested so...
by Kirk Fraser
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi 3B+ Black Flicker
Replies: 2
Views: 287

RPi 3B+ Black Flicker

A new RPi 3B+ from Amazon flickers to black briefly but fairly often when watching YouTube videos. When the 32GB memory chip is exchanged with a 3B (no plus) it proves the software is not the problem, it's the hardware. The 3B+ also heats significantly compared to the 3B, suggesting possibly a short...
by Kirk Fraser
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Python
Topic: LED Dim/Brite Advice Please!
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: LED Dim/Brite Advice Please!

Thank you. Although I don't fully understand, is it correct to assume all the pins with () tags on https://pinout.xyz/ are used by RPi thus leaving only 10 true GPIO pins?
by Kirk Fraser
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Python
Topic: LED Dim/Brite Advice Please!
Replies: 3
Views: 307

LED Dim/Brite Advice Please!

Here is code I got from YouTube to brighten and dim an LED on pin 7. Why doesn't it work when the 7 numbers are changed to 17 or other GPIO numbers? How can I get it to work on any GPIO pin? Thank you. import RPi.GPIO as GPIO import time GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BOARD) GPIO.setwarnings(False) GPIO.setup(7,...
by Kirk Fraser
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Does Python do A/V/U and call itself?
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Does Python do A/V/U and call itself?

Does Python do Audio / Video / USB and can you write a program to write Python code and have it execute? If yes to all, where can I learn how to do all these things? I want to run a robot that can read, write, and hear. I am working on a compiler for a new computer language which I hope will be bett...
by Kirk Fraser
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: How do I add item to Programming Menu
Replies: 0
Views: 334

How do I add item to Programming Menu

i have a Squeak working with a webcam. When I edit the RPi main menu I see it has a Squeak icon available. When I edit its properties to point to my Squeak image file, nothing happens. What should I do? Thanks.
by Kirk Fraser
Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Installing Squeak
Replies: 6
Views: 1616

Installing Squeak

I am having trouble installing Squeak. I have Squeak running but I cannot hook it up to the RPi menu. I also do not know if any apt-get command works with Squeak. What I did is: download from Squeak.org the all in one file, unzip it on a Windows machine open RPi directory permission using: sudo chmo...
by Kirk Fraser
Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Suggestion - an actual HELP forum
Replies: 27
Views: 4512

Re: Suggestion - an actual HELP forum

Ok, consider a revised suggestion. Since RPi foundation is getting so wealthy, use some of it to hire a few people to create help, tutorials, knowledge base entries, etc. Perhaps a cheaper engineer for easy questions and a fully qualified RPi & Raspian creator on rotation between design and help for...
by Kirk Fraser
Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Suggestion - an actual HELP forum
Replies: 27
Views: 4512

Suggestion - an actual HELP forum

I've noticed some forum topics go on and on never supplying the help needed, others you have to wade through many posts to get a little part of the idea from each, and some help requests never get answered. Perhaps RPi staff should sift these and create a place where actual concise help is posted wh...
by Kirk Fraser
Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to install Universal G-code Sender
Replies: 1
Views: 3304

How to install Universal G-code Sender

i see the forum topic https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=35652&p=308411 Problem is it is 3 years old and the item 6) does nothing but return an error in a terminal. I posted a generic information request here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=162813&f=91 but the ans...
by Kirk Fraser
Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to get apps working?
Replies: 2
Views: 925

How to get apps working?

I downloaded grbl-master.zip into the downloads folder then unpacked there. I couldn't get anything to work so I also downloaded Universal Gcode Sender and extracted it there. There is a start.sh which looks likeky but whatever I do, nothing happens.except double click causes it s contnts to display...
by Kirk Fraser
Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Noobs fails to load
Replies: 18
Views: 3135

Re: Noobs fails to load

Thanks, I'll try going to the nearest computer store. I live in rural Oregon, USA. I spend more time on (removed URL: spam) than electronics.

An advantage of using the computer store is they can easily return defective parts or fix them and let things run while doing other jobs.
by Kirk Fraser
Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Noobs fails to load
Replies: 18
Views: 3135

Re: Noobs fails to load

I have already searched and found vendors with old software on their SD cards. So my question remains:

The only solution I see is to buy a pre-loaded card that has been pre-tested on a RPi 3B. Where might I find one to buy?
by Kirk Fraser
Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Noobs fails to load
Replies: 18
Views: 3135

Re: Noobs fails to load

Since buying new non-working SD cards has now cost me over $26 cash plus transportation, approaching the price of RPi itself, and there is no possibility of booting from a USB port, the only solution I see is to buy a pre-loaded card that has been pre-tested on a RPi 3B. Where might I find one to bu...
by Kirk Fraser
Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Noobs fails to load
Replies: 18
Views: 3135

Re: Noobs fails to load

Either a thumb drive or hard drive would be vastly more reliable than SD cards.
Anybody got help on booting from an external drive?
by Kirk Fraser
Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Noobs fails to load
Replies: 18
Views: 3135

Re: Noobs fails to load

Please do not post in this thread when you have no help to offer. A chat response is still marked as a response and would likely cause others who may offer help to bypass my problem. 1. My experience is my RPi3B still does not work. 2. It was done anyway and still did not work. 3. Oh. Then why didn'...
by Kirk Fraser
Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Noobs fails to load
Replies: 18
Views: 3135

Re: Noobs fails to load

Errors mounting file system on OSMC, LibreElec, and Raspbian. LibreElec downloaded most of itself before error, the others quit sooner, suggesting it is not bad memory on the SD card but bad software for the file system in RPi 3B. How can that be fixed? Windows was less certain as to cause of failur...
by Kirk Fraser
Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Noobs fails to load
Replies: 18
Views: 3135

Re: Noobs fails to load

What SD Card are you using ?? What SD Card Reader are you using ?? Also are you using 7ZIP to unzip the download in Windows ?? SAMSUNG 32Gb - I've had trouble with SAMSUNG products going bad before - last one failed within warranty. This one if it's the problem was purchased from China via Ebay for...
by Kirk Fraser
Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Noobs fails to load
Replies: 18
Views: 3135

Re: Noobs fails to load

The RPi 3B is very much harder to get running than the original RPi. After reformatting the SD card on full and loading the Raspbian.img file it does not start. So I'm leaving it on the SD card and extracting NOOBS to it now, which as we saw above is probably going to take longer to fail. I was hopp...
by Kirk Fraser
Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:45 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Noobs fails to load
Replies: 18
Views: 3135

Re: Noobs fails to load

The full format worked to get Noobs up. It required setting the internet connection to display several OS selections. I only X'd Raspbian and it started with "creating file system" and displayed various screens (including Scratch) but only got to about 20 Mb then displayed an error pup-up window "Ra...

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