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by bensimmo
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: How to set up GY-NEO6MV2 GPS ?
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: How to set up GY-NEO6MV2 GPS ?

Serial Port Enabled Serial Console Disabled. Reboot Use /dev/serial0 e.g. cat /dev/serial0 And you should get list of NMEA data. Or install gpsmon (Have you installed anything yet gpsd?) You may need to install it using sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gpsd-clients gpsd Then gpsmon or gosmon...
by bensimmo
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Problem with the Ublox neo 6M gps
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: Problem with the Ublox neo 6M gps

look at /dev/serial0 and not the ttyAMA0 or ttyS0 It will point to the correct place if you use raspi-config's (or the desktop version) settings to enable the serial port and disable the serial console. Ah right. I haven't used Raspian flavors in forever. They added it a few month after the first P...
by bensimmo
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it possible automatically set the settings when burning the SDcard
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: Is it possible automatically set the settings when burning the SDcard

Isn't there a way to store these parameters in a file to put on the SD card, then just insert the SD card into the Pi and go without the need to go all the way through the configuration steps ? Short answer: No. Longer answer: other forum users have documented how to mount and modify a Raspbian ima...
by bensimmo
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Problem with the Ublox neo 6M gps
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: Problem with the Ublox neo 6M gps

Unplug the GPS and plug it back in. Then run a dmesg command to see what device is created when it's attached. You should get something like [602661.664847] usb 1-1.5: USB disconnect, device number 5 [602667.078927] usb 1-1.5: new full-speed USB device number 6 using dwc_otg [602667.221822] usb 1-1...
by bensimmo
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Scratch
Topic: Scratch resources for adults?
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Scratch resources for adults?

Are hit the example Scratch comes with (iirc you find them in the open file) there is loads in there, datalogging, graphs etc.
by bensimmo
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Problem with the Ublox neo 6M gps
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: Problem with the Ublox neo 6M gps

look at /dev/serial0 and not the ttyAMA0 or ttyS0 It will point to the correct place if you use raspi-config's (or the desktop version) settings to enable the serial port and disable the serial console. You need to use pip3 and not pip to install pynmea2. You'll come across this a few times as you p...
by bensimmo
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Python
Topic: 'SMBUS' Module Not Imported.
Replies: 12
Views: 1195

Re: 'SMBUS' Module Not Imported.

Well done :-)

Which weather station are you building, a kit or your own ?
by bensimmo
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Scratch
Topic: Scratch resources for adults?
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Scratch resources for adults?

Odd about your Pi4, mine runs things really nicely. Keep the OS up to date too. Go for Python3, it is quite simple at its basic usage, GUI are a different matter but you can look at using GUIZERO https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects/getting-started-with-guis as a simplified way of using s GU...
by bensimmo
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Foundation should make a 2GB Pi 3.
Replies: 13
Views: 706

Re: Raspberry Pi Foundation should make a 2GB Pi 3.

It would have been nice, but it was not possible (without lots of work arounds() and not worth it. The two ports are used by more people than you may think. I do and many on here do. Also industry use the Pi a lot. Part of the choice will have come from their needs, so for dual display installations...
by bensimmo
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Pi 4B v1.2?
Replies: 283
Views: 33957

Re: New Pi 4B v1.2?

But why not for any previous board revs? Or at least, not the same level of interest seen here. Anyway, exciting, isn't it! There was a bit with the Pi2 new revision, but almost none existent with the 3B getting the 'silver' SoC and that's quite noticeable when you look at it. I don't even know if ...
by bensimmo
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Pi 4B v1.2?
Replies: 283
Views: 33957

Re: New Pi 4B v1.2?

... But why not for any previous board revs? Or at least, not the same level of interest seen here. Anyway, exciting, isn't it! There was a bit with the Pi2 new revision, but almost none existent with the 3B getting the 'silver' SoC and that's quite noticeable when you look at it. I don't even know...
by bensimmo
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi zero w in quantities of 10...50
Replies: 116
Views: 25130

Re: pi zero w in quantities of 10...50

I don't want the header pre-installed I'm intrigued - what is your use case that makes the presence of the pins an issue? For me it's an issue to. All the other pins add height and get in the way. If it can wire and solder directly to the holes I need, it neater, less to cover over etc. Many people...
by bensimmo
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 487
Views: 189380

Re: What was your first computer?

No way. I don't have the patience for that anymore. I remember being fascinated by the real-time 3D graphics of Starglider. Perhaps the first time I had ever seen such a thing. No filled polygons, just line rendering, hidden line removal an all. Jez San was one of those guys who could do in assembl...
by bensimmo
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Updating Pis
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: Updating Pis

I think the -y only refer to, continue at the start, when it tells you there are so many updates etc and asks.do you really want to do this. It does not 'yes' to blocking info screens*, which has happened a lot with some of the updates. I think SSH was one and another were a default whatsitsmejig is...
by bensimmo
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Updating Pis
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: Updating Pis

:geek: Hi guys, I have been using raspberry pis for a while but new to the forum. I was wondering if such a thing exists, I currently have 50+ rpis deployed at different sites, all they run is a chrome page in kiosk mode mainly. I would like to keep them all up to date etc without having to manuall...
by bensimmo
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SenseHAT LEDs don’t turn off
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: SenseHAT LEDs don’t turn off

This were the pins that remained outside the header https://ibb.co/MBnghZM If that was outside then the big 5V and the 3V3 at the other end are not causing a problem. The only other 3V3 is halfway down, GPIO are also 3V3 when 'on' and it is only shifter onto an unused pin anyway. I would have thoug...
by bensimmo
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Scratch
Topic: Using Scratch with Raspberry Pi (Analog inputs)
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: Using Scratch with Raspberry Pi (Analog inputs)

Which scratch version are you using, 1.4 (if so check out the examples,.somewhere on the open menu iirc)
Or 2 or 3?
by bensimmo
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it time to change the "Overscan" default?
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Is it time to change the "Overscan" default?

I know this setting was there from way back when people may have still had a CRT screen or TV or they have a old LCD "TV monitor" where they fudged this in to make it work as a TV easier in today's modern world I'm surprised it has lasted as ON in Buster. There are many screens I see who run and moa...
by bensimmo
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Suggestions for future builds & uses
Replies: 13
Views: 1755

Re: Suggestions for future builds & uses

Yes, it was me the same thing happened to last time.
It was a week or so ago. Mine and all after were split off from this topic back then
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 7#p1585516
by bensimmo
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is anyone really using dual 4k drivers on Rpi4?
Replies: 41
Views: 2349

Re: Is anyone really using dual 4k drivers on Rpi4?

Do note a title and first post edit change (if anyone is reading this thread). A post or two back.
by bensimmo
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is anyone really using dual 4k drivers on Rpi4?
Replies: 41
Views: 2349

Re: Is anyone using all the new features of the Rpi4?

... Personally I would have preferred a bump in ram, clockspeed, and then a monster passive heatsink to handle the excess heat from the increases in speed. Would have let us overclock easily and more of an evolutionary approach. ... Spam or not. Pi4 has more ram, either twice or for times as much. ...
by bensimmo
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: UART problem
Replies: 8
Views: 407

Re: UART problem

I don't know :
What sensor is it?
by bensimmo
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Python didn’t install with raspbian
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: Python didn’t install with raspbian

MU is installed on buster with desktop and recommended software. Thanks. I have never installed a "with Recommended Software" version myself. I'm surprised not to see Scratch 3 in there. Scratch3 is in the recommended install if I remember correctly, but is probably left out as most would use it on...
by bensimmo
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: UART problem
Replies: 8
Views: 407

Re: UART problem

Also looking at that
I2C #5 has been enabled (aka scl5) it is also clashing with your uart5 setting.
Set one or the other, not both.


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by bensimmo
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Python didn’t install with raspbian
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: Python didn’t install with raspbian

my & Thonny Python IDE are the default Python3 programs on Raspbian.

You can get IDLE3 if you want but I think you need to edit the menu or try idle3 at the command line.

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