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by bensimmo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: [DEV] LineageOS 14.1 (Android 7.1.2) for Raspberry Pi 3 B
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: [DEV] LineageOS 14.1 (Android 7.1.2) for Raspberry Pi 3 B

brings back memories of my ZTE Blade (well Orange SanFancisco)
by bensimmo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Help identifying a Rpi?
Replies: 19
Views: 344

Re: Help identifying a Rpi?

I think KODI is building it into KODI 18 https://kodi.wiki/view/Kodi_v18_(Leia)_changelog#Gaming_.28Games_interface_and_Game_Clients.29 And RetroPie lets you install KODI. I've not used KODI, so cannot tell you how well it works. But an SD card swap is the easiest if it's not hard to get at. or an n...
by bensimmo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Help identifying a Rpi?
Replies: 19
Views: 344

Re: Help identifying a Rpi?

Just read the first paragraph https://retropie.org.uk It brings all the bits under a simple(ish) setup. I suggest you write and image, pic a few old computers. Grab your old ROMs ;-) And see see you in a week. Though it really does needsome sort of gamepad, as keyboard is a pain to use. Once on the ...
by bensimmo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Help identifying a Rpi?
Replies: 19
Views: 344

Re: Help identifying a Rpi?

That's RetroPie not just emulation station. For an image you basically need to know of it's a Pi1 series ... original, B+ (which you say it is) or Zero and use that image. The Pi2/Pi3 uses a different image. That's it. Well that and then get you friend to copy a the ROMs and stuff back cover to the ...
by bensimmo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to back out of RPI-Update
Replies: 17
Views: 512

Re: How to back out of RPI-Update

"Post reply" at the bottom, does as you see. It replies to the topic with just what you write (all of this chat in you question is a Topic, it was created with the New Topic button) At the bottom of each individual post are little icons. One is Quote ( " ) that places a copy of the post you are repl...
by bensimmo
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Device discovery without wifi or ethernet
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: Device discovery without wifi or ethernet

I have a feeling it is for BT or WiFi control and then uses WiFi direct or similar to talk to each other. It does not use or store you GPS data. Alexa/Google home (and even Google AIY now*) setup as an AP as can TVs etc for the connection. Google AIY if using there images has lots of this in folder ...
by bensimmo
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Wii Balance board
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Re: Wii Balance board

Yes and had it working at a PiJam some month back. But it wasn't my code, though I did fees back and things have moved a bit. :-) Now just to find the links. Happens I will be testing the new setup later today. https://github.com/aelveborn/Wii-Scale If you looking the issues for Raspbian Stretch, an...
by bensimmo
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Linux Kernel 4.18 incl Pi3 and 3B+ support
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Linux Kernel 4.18 incl Pi3 and 3B+ support

I'm talking other OS's not Raspbian (or based of Raspbian, hence the forum section). 4.18 is now 'official' https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/8/12/103 (And my original read me ruining Pi3 compatible. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.theregister.co.uk/AMP/2018/08/14/zorin_and_linux/ ) Also https://www.pho...
by bensimmo
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Linux Kernel 4.18 incl Pi3 and 3B+ support
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Linux Kernel 4.18 incl Pi3 and 3B+ support

So The Reg is telling me this Kernel has finally been released and incl Pi 3 and 3B+ support.
So I'm a bit of ignorant here as not too bothered about the Linux word, but does that mean more distributions should work out the box on the Pi3's series?
(Once they update to use it).
by bensimmo
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which operating system for Pi Zero W as access point, MQTT only
Replies: 28
Views: 524

Re: Which operating system for Pi Zero W as access point, MQTT only

Just to try out a theory to make sure it's working correctly. I changed the sketch on one ESP8266 sensor so that the MQTT server IP was the same as the new Pi Zero W when I type ifconfig // Connect to the WiFi const char* ssid = "PiCharts"; const char* password = "Espressif"; const char* mqtt_serve...
by bensimmo
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: RPI-Z as compass feedback
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: RPI-Z as compass feedback

P.S. if you are using the phone idea, then just use the phone. It has everything you need.
The sensors and gps.
Well some don't have compass (magnetometer) and even more don't have a gyroscope.
So use one that does.


But the army will already have such devices.
by bensimmo
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: RPI-Z as compass feedback
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: RPI-Z as compass feedback

You can get/work out direction you travelled with gps A gps is a one point antenna so has nothing to compare against for direction. Couple it with a magnetometer (even better just get a 9dof sensor, so accelerometer and gyroscope as well) and you can get orientation. If you are using a Pi with Raspb...
by bensimmo
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: What value are those parts?
Replies: 36
Views: 899

Re: What value are those parts?

Don't worry, I just happened to have all three in front of me when I was reading the thread, so was just curious :-)
by bensimmo
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Ambient Light Sensor issue with RPi 0w
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Ambient Light Sensor issue with RPi 0w

Code: Select all

class adps9300(object):
	bus = None;
	addr = 0x29;
Here change 29 to 39.
by bensimmo
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Access com port remotely while using PI as an access point
Replies: 8
Views: 216

Re: Access com port remotely while using PI as an access point

When you setup the AP you set a static IP, on the Pi, that is the Pi's IP address On the bridge, that is to link the the Pi's WiFi and Ethernet port together. "Some DHCP server" should have given it an IP address. (unless you gave it a static IP, but that's not the normal setup) Is it possible to ju...
by bensimmo
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Update to "pip v18" breaks the other 'pip/pip3'
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Update to "pip v18" breaks the other 'pip/pip3'

Seems to be a common problem Edit with better link https://github.com/pypa/pip/issues/5599 ( Old link, maybe some background info https://github.com/pypa/pip/issues/5221 ) Given the number of lieks, loves, smilies, grumpy faces on various posts there. Either debian (and associated distros) or pip re...
by bensimmo
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Update to "pip v18" breaks the other 'pip/pip3'
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Update to "pip v18" breaks the other 'pip/pip3'

:( Has anyone else update to pip v18 from pip10 on the Pi ? On one where I used sudo pip install --upgrade pip (As it says to do so) It breaks pip3 though and so nothing will install for Python3. So on another Pi I thought why not try sudo pip3 install --upgrade pip3 this does as expected, but break...
by bensimmo
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: fixing frame rate on senseHAT using python
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: fixing frame rate on senseHAT using python

If you try and update them too quickly, you start to get a wave/rolling effect through the LEDs, basically as they are not all refreshed at the same instance. I can't remember have quickly they can 'really' go, but I think it is supposed to be 60fps max. So slow it down to less than that. Try sleep ...
by bensimmo
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: What value are those parts?
Replies: 36
Views: 899

Re: What value are those parts?

Imperf3kt have you got pictures. My Pi Zero W v1.1 (2016) has no components or PP labeled, just the main part identifiers and legal. My Pi Zero v1.3 (2015) has PPs labeled (there is room on the ZeroW but have been removed) and a *few* component part J's and one or two X and L. Which after cramming a...
by bensimmo
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: What value are those parts?
Replies: 36
Views: 899

Re: What value are those parts?

Yes and there has o my been a few people actually ask. Most the time it's still been a best guess with the numbers. I've knocked the ceramic antenna off the Pi3 and had to add an external setup. Stuff happens and it is in the Chuck and buy price catagiry for most people. Many things I have do not ha...
by bensimmo
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: What value are those parts?
Replies: 36
Views: 899

Re: What value are those parts?

Given the number of people asking is few, and the board looks tidier for it (as it moves into a more mainstream product).
I honestly don't see the problem.
by bensimmo
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: For me using the octopi distro wasted time, not real-time enough?
Replies: 14
Views: 508

Re: For me using the octopi distro wasted time, not real-time enough?

Since you are using a Pi, have any of you tried using Kilpper with it (uses the pi to do all the hard graft)

https://github.com/KevinOConnor/klipper
by bensimmo
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Definition of ironic
Replies: 32
Views: 876

Re: Definition of ironic

http://thetrademarkninja.com/2016/10/03/google-event-trademarks/ The part in there (but today it may have changed) Is PIXEL was given to Google for the operating system class9. It runs on the Pixel version of that current Android. That would be the blocker, not the 'phone or device name'. And was un...
by bensimmo
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi3 B+ Stretch Serial UART
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: RPi3 B+ Stretch Serial UART

The modules take 3.3v to 5v and regulate it on the board to 3v3 so everything works fine and dandy with the Pi. BUT do check, you never quite know what you are actually getting. There are a lot of M8N modules around that are actually just the M8030 chips (so not the full thing with flash etc). I hav...
by bensimmo
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Definition of ironic
Replies: 32
Views: 876

Re: Definition of ironic

Has Pi got a trademark for Pie as an operating systems blah blah. Google do actually have an EU trademark for pixel as and operating system blah dear blah. (I don't know own if they ever were given pixel as a trademark for a mobile phone) It is a shame and I do agree with the irony. But that 'e' aft...

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