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by alexeames
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Getting Pi camcorder to work with Zero gpio
Replies: 13
Views: 675

Re: Getting Pi camcorder to work with Zero gpio

Thanks for the pointers, I had seen your original but as I don't know what the difference is programming wise between the A and A+ gpio setup is, I thought I'd have a better chance of success with the very little knowledge of code I have. Thankyou for doing the original project, if all goes well I'...
by alexeames
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Getting Pi camcorder to work with Zero gpio
Replies: 13
Views: 675

Re: Getting Pi camcorder to work with Zero gpio

I don't know where you got the code from, but the original code on Github , which is unchanged for 4 years uses BCM and not BOARD. I never use BOARD in my code. Someone else has broken it for you. I don't think much of that :shock: #!/usr/bin/env python2.7 # script by Alex Eames http://RasPi.tv # ne...
by alexeames
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: use pi zero w in commercial production
Replies: 32
Views: 3007

Re: use pi zero w in commercial production

... +1 use the Compute Module and you will be guaranteed supply in this form factor for several years Ah, yes, form factor, another good point. In less than 1.5 years the Pi-Zero has changed, and those changes have affected the compatibility of some of the accessories made for them. If you are desi...
by alexeames
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Thepihut screwed up my order (SOLVED)
Replies: 21
Views: 1652

Re: Thepihut screwed up my order

There are two pertinent facts here, which you may not know so I will not condemn you for it :lol: 1) They shipped more than 17,000 orders last week, which isn't bad for an outfit of 7 people 2) The suport staff don't work week-ends and the Guvnor had the stall next to me at the Pi Party all weekend ...
by alexeames
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: FORUM: Disappearing threads?
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: FORUM: Disappearing threads?

Dunno, I've checked the logs I have access to and there have been no thread deletion in the last hour, so not sure where it has gone. Sorry about that, it appears that it somehow ended up in Raspbian despite being a clear RISC OS issue. Would you, or another mod, please move it to RISC OS. Done :D
by alexeames
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Project Idea Hunting.. Will be Rewarded
Replies: 24
Views: 1792

Re: Project Idea Hunting.. Will be Rewarded

Feel free to send me my share of the profits. 10% will be fine. I think there's a distinct risk that's not gonna happen :lol: This is a joke, for those who may not realise. Jokes can be funny or not depending on your perspective. The value of a joke can go up as well as down depending on the prevai...
by alexeames
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Project Idea Hunting.. Will be Rewarded
Replies: 24
Views: 1792

Re: Project Idea Hunting.. Will be Rewarded

When I said that, I mean investment in cash money. Investing by you brain power is not comparable at all , it is much valuable in real. Of course it is. If someone can earn, say, £500 a week, spending that time on another project is an investment of £500 a week. What is out of your cut? Can you giv...
by alexeames
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Project Idea Hunting.. Will be Rewarded
Replies: 24
Views: 1792

Re: Project Idea Hunting.. Will be Rewarded

no investment and take no risk to fail I'd categorise spending a long time working on software and implementation quite a large investment myself to be honest. And the risk of failure is getting shafted out of your cut. I'm not saying this would happen in this case, but let's not deny it can (I've ...
by alexeames
Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Generally question
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Re: Generally question

I think comments are nearly always enabled for the blog posts. So yes it is usually possible to make them. (But if you haven't made a comment before, they often need approving first.) I can think of one or two exceptions where a post had comments deliberately disabled, but these are extremely rare. ...
by alexeames
Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Alternatives with Camera Module & WIFI
Replies: 1
Views: 530

Re: Raspberry Pi Alternatives with Camera Module & WIFI

I was in two minds whether to approve this post and almost didn't. Asking for "Pi alternatives" is not really very good manners on these forums, owned and managed by Pi. But your request is unrealistic. To get camera, computer AND wifi for <=$25 is not really likely to happen any time soon. I'm lock...
by alexeames
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI 3 Bluetooth Declaration costs
Replies: 28
Views: 3169

Re: Raspberry PI 3 Bluetooth Declaration costs

EULERPI wrote:Any commercial lawyers out there willing to give a free opinion on this topics problem?.
Good luck with that. :lol:

Free advice is often worth exactly what you pay for it - sometimes a lot less. :lol:
by alexeames
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My 2 Cents: Coin Heatsink :)_
Replies: 33
Views: 5566

Re: My 2 Cents: Coin Heatsink :)_

To do a proper job of it, the processor needs to be screwed down tight :lol:

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by alexeames
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zeros Hard to Find Again?
Replies: 8
Views: 924

Re: Pi Zeros Hard to Find Again?

Actually I don't think this thread was doing any harm, but now it's turned argumentative AND the OP's question has been answered, I'm locking it to avoid the downward spiral of bickering.
by alexeames
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: gpio buttons
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: gpio buttons

Just add , bouncetime=300 to your wait for edge command The other thing that jumped out at me was you are waiting for a rising edge and using a pullup at the same time. So technically you are not detecting a button press, but a button release. I don't know if it matters or makes any difference at al...
by alexeames
Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Pi Python script stops after 3-4 hours
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Re: Pi Python script stops after 3-4 hours

you could put that bit inside a try, except block and check whether you've got a ConnectionError (or some other one I suppose). Maybe twiddle your fingers for a bit then try again. Yep. I'd guess it's bombing out the first time it fails to connect to the url. Letting it fail gracefully with try: ex...
by alexeames
Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to tell pi to hold and release wiimote buttons python2.7
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: How to tell pi to hold and release wiimote buttons pytho

The programmer wrote:Do you know how to use the accelerometer, giroscope.
I have done before, but I don't remember how I did it. It's probably not hard to find with google though.

I'd google something like this...

"using CWiid to read accelerometer", and I bet that will show you how to do it. :D
by alexeames
Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to tell pi to hold and release wiimote buttons python2.7
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: How to tell pi to hold and release wiimote buttons pytho

You seem to be trying to use GPIO Zero to read a Wiimote button press. But you've already found out you can't do that. The only way to read button presses on a Wiimote with CWiid is to repeatedly read the button states (poll) and have some logic which switches the LED off when the button is not pres...
by alexeames
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Supply and Demand of Pi Zero's 12 months on?
Replies: 10
Views: 1095

Re: Supply and Demand of Pi Zero's 12 months on?

... only 2 types of SOC BCM2835 [single core Pi0 etc] BCM2837 [quad core Pi3 etc] the BCM2836 B+ is discontinued BCM283 6 was used in 2B, replaced with watered-down 283 7 B+ uses original BCM283 5 I don't think I'd call the Pi2B2 "watered down". It's the same chip, just underclocked. I don't think ...
by alexeames
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Links in signature.
Replies: 6
Views: 907

Re: Links in signature.

I used to have a clickable link in my signature. It pointed to early photos of Pi1 on my blog. The only reason it was clickable was that it was there before the date when active links in signatures were disabled. A while after it became rather out of date I altered it. I'm not familiar with any writ...
by alexeames
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which web broswer
Replies: 7
Views: 701

Re: Which web broswer

I'd recommend a Pi3B with the latest Raspbian which has chromium and flash built in.

That should work for you without problems.
by alexeames
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Reasonable speculation for a 2017 release?
Replies: 9
Views: 1393

Re: Reasonable speculation for a 2017 release?

fruitoftheloom, Poppycock & Balderdash To which of the above posts are you referring? I think it was a recursive self-referencing one. A singularity, a black hole, into which this thread will be consumed. It's already starting to deteriorate as these threads sadly always do, so let's nip it in the ...
by alexeames
Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will Rpi price go down thanks to weaker Pound?
Replies: 16
Views: 5662

Re: Will Rpi price go down thanks to weaker Pound?

I think we've got to the point where the question is well and truly answered and all that is left is the potential for spiralling into an argument. The original post was reported by some, but I let it slide. Now it's been discussed I'm going to close the thread before it goes bad. :lol: Thanks for c...
by alexeames
Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will Rpi price go down thanks to weaker Pound?
Replies: 16
Views: 5662

Re: Will Rpi price go down thanks to weaker Pound?

Likely the most noticeable effect will be to reduce labor costs in the factory in Wales I don't know for sure, but I suspect the labour is priced in GBP, so weaker GBP will likely have no direct impact on it. It's only if you buy those GBP with another currency you already hold that it becomes chea...
by alexeames
Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will Rpi price go down thanks to weaker Pound?
Replies: 16
Views: 5662

Re: Will Rpi price go down thanks to weaker Pound?

Will Rpi price go down thanks to weaker Pound? The Pi has always been quoted in dollars as the components are bought in dollars. So the answer to your title question is NO! is it possible that this British wonder board can be priced even cheaper? The answer to this question (decoupling from UK manu...
by alexeames
Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Has any user of 'PIXEL' actually read the license agreement?
Replies: 84
Views: 11435

Re: Has any user of 'PIXEL' actually read the license agreem

I think the intent behind the licensing verbiage is to protect the photographer's long-term interests in ownership of his work. I can't see any harm in that and I can't see him or RPi suing anyone who distributes Raspbian - that would be utterly ludicrous. I think the photos are fantastic, but it's ...

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