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by exzile
Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VS and PI help
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: VS and PI help

Nevermind i figred it out. Mounted my pi as a drive on my pc then setup a python web project to deploy to a certain folder on there and it worked.
If only i could run terminal commands from visual studio to the pi.
by exzile
Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VS and PI help
Replies: 2
Views: 403

VS and PI help

I really just want to be able to click a button and have Visual Studio upload the files to my pi in a directory, perhaps on deploy.
I am running Jesse Raspbian.
by exzile
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need Help with circuit
Replies: 17
Views: 1575

Re: Need Help with circuit

Using proper voltage now.
On another unit im making, it is same concept but with receptacles. It seems everytime i plug somethingin to a socket or pull outthe relay board turns off. All my relays that are on are now off
by exzile
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 8ch relay ?
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: 8ch relay ?

Turns out these generic ones draw the levers wrong on the boards. Had to switch wires.
by exzile
Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 8ch relay ?
Replies: 3
Views: 561

8ch relay ?

I am using the 8 channel relay from sainsmart. I am using the raspberry pi with it but the relay module is using a different power source (for specific reasons). I am driving 9v linear voltage regulator from a 12v 3A power supply to the module. It seems to be working but when I turn relays on and of...
by exzile
Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need Help with circuit
Replies: 17
Views: 1575

Re: Need Help with circuit

I have a 3A dropdown bucker on me I am going to run from the 24v power supply to 9v. This should work hopefully. If it does I'll show you guys something cool
by exzile
Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need Help with circuit
Replies: 17
Views: 1575

Re: Need Help with circuit

I see what your saying. Power supply should supply the UBEC and UBEC supply all the solenoids. I shall try that.
Could I just use a 6v power supplier or linear regulator?
by exzile
Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need Help with circuit
Replies: 17
Views: 1575

Re: Need Help with circuit

Like this? Attachment below?
Its been 3 years since i took electricity 101. Sorry for my ignorance.
I am going to research the UBEC

I can also change my power supply if needed guys.
by exzile
Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need Help with circuit
Replies: 17
Views: 1575

Re: Need Help with circuit

Here is how i have it wired now.
.png is attached. Don't know how to embed.
by exzile
Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need Help with circuit
Replies: 17
Views: 1575

Re: Need Help with circuit

Should that be placed in series with each solenoid. So i would need 8?

Im going to draw up ime designs to help .
by exzile
Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need Help with circuit
Replies: 17
Views: 1575

Re: Need Help with circuit

There is 8 relays. And they can be powered on at any order. E.g. 2 on 6 off. 1 on 7 off. All on.
So i have to make sure that each one only gets a min and max of 6v at all times if it is turned on.
by exzile
Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need Help with circuit
Replies: 17
Views: 1575

Need Help with circuit

I have a 8ch relay connected to 8 solenoids. Each solenoid takes 6V .03A to turn on. I have a 24v power supply that I thought would power all the solenoids. I have them all connected in parallel. If one solenoid is on, it is getting 24v. Which is way to high. How can I make it so each one gets it's ...
by exzile
Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: A few issues - kweb, boot black screen, wifi and Jessie
Replies: 9
Views: 2322

Re: A few issues - kweb, boot black screen, wifi and Jessie

Any one have a solution? This damn black screen isn't cool. Don't really want to downgrade.
by exzile
Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Help with powering multiple DC components
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Help with powering multiple DC components

My solenoids came with no specs, besides 12v ps. To measure how much amps they require, I would power one up and use my multimeter in series after the solenoid correct? Say that all 1 requires 200mA, so all 8 would require 1600mA / 1.6A, so I just need a power supply that is 12v ~ 2A? Also would I n...
by exzile
Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Help with powering multiple DC components
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Help with powering multiple DC components

parallel or series?
If I remember correctly, series makes a voltage drop between each, which would result in not being able to power all of them, maybe first 2 or 3 only.
by exzile
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Help with powering multiple DC components
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Help with powering multiple DC components

I am using the sainsmart 8 channel relay with the PI and I want to hook up 8 solenoids to the relay. each solenoid requires 12v's to open valve and 0v to close valve. So I need to be able to provide proper voltage to all 8 solenoids when they are all on. Sometimes 1,2,3, or any other number of solen...
by exzile
Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Python code for detecting I2C ports?
Replies: 11
Views: 11369

Re: Python code for detecting I2C ports?

I do. I will give that snippet a try then. I'm a .net developer and I've always read documentation on libraries and frameworks while using them. Python seems to be more difficult to find such information. I was looking into Smbus and didn't find any functions to use to do this. But seems you have, s...
by exzile
Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Python code for detecting I2C ports?
Replies: 11
Views: 11369

Re: Python code for detecting I2C ports?

I will try his method later tonight. I tried yours and added some parsing to pull just the port numbers. Worked perfectly.
by exzile
Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:27 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Python code for detecting I2C ports?
Replies: 11
Views: 11369

Re: Python code for detecting I2C ports?

Worked! Now I just need to parse for numbers.
Do you think you can give me a step through explanation of the code so I can learn what it's exactly doing and why?
Plus It'll help me in the future ;)
by exzile
Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Python code for detecting I2C ports?
Replies: 11
Views: 11369

Re: Python code for detecting I2C ports?

Thanks dude, I will give it a go tonight and give you feedback.
by exzile
Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:07 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Python code for detecting I2C ports?
Replies: 11
Views: 11369

Python code for detecting I2C ports?

I am looking for a python library, or code snippets, that can detect which channels/ports are active (have a device on it) and which do not on I2C. If anyone has advice or links, that would help. Thanks! One thought I had was running sudo I2c-detect -y 1 and reading the input in. But could not figur...
by exzile
Sat May 02, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Circuit help
Replies: 15
Views: 1398

Re: Circuit help

Thanks dude, that was the insight i needed. I will take a pic of the setup when in place
by exzile
Sat May 02, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Circuit help
Replies: 15
Views: 1398

Re: Circuit help

Just want to give components their required voltage. I could just make a power supply for each component, but i think that would cost more and not be as efdecient as using regulators. Now current comes into question. The relay requires a max of 600mA cc and the chip requires around 100uA. Would a re...
by exzile
Sat May 02, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Circuit help
Replies: 15
Views: 1398

Re: Circuit help

I was researching those lastnight and i thibk that is what im going to use. Do i need to restrict current in any sense for each device or will all i need is the regulators.

Those regulators are cheap.
by exzile
Sat May 02, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Circuit help
Replies: 15
Views: 1398

Re: Circuit help

I have used the chip with success for the telay multiple times. I will lpok up the voltage regs you provided.

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