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by MarkMutt
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi Zero W Blinds (etc.)
Replies: 2
Views: 1797

Re: Pi Zero W Blinds (etc.)

it's a DPDT (double pole double throw) so taking one common (C) contact (the middle one of each set of 3) when off the relay has the common connected to the normally closed (NC) contact and when energised the relay moves this to the normally open (NO) contact. each relay has two of these contacts.
by MarkMutt
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Time Lapse Photography And avconv
Replies: 13
Views: 4271

Re: Time Lapse Photography And avconv

danj, Yes it is very clever, even genius (in my book anyway ; - ) ). I mean you no disrepect but you limit how far your ingenuity can be apreciated by just posting in French. This does not just have uses in photography but in all kinds of circumstances. You should post this as an independent topic a...
by MarkMutt
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Time Lapse Photography And avconv
Replies: 13
Views: 4271

Re: Time Lapse Photography And avconv

danj, I am very interested in your post about the real time clock, it looks like genius AND cheap ! Though I'm not at my main PC (just using a tablet) and have not translated it from the French (my French is quite poor ; - ) ). Some bits of your circuit diagram seem a little indistinct but I think I...
by MarkMutt
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Time Lapse Photography And avconv
Replies: 13
Views: 4271

Re: Time Lapse Photography And avconv

kaksi - Hi and thanks for contributing. From the quick look I've taken, your code could analyse a passed image, determine a general level of brightness and then test against a threshold to delete said image ... move to next image ... How would that work in a situation where you are deliberately taki...
by MarkMutt
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Time Lapse Photography And avconv
Replies: 13
Views: 4271

Re: Time Lapse Photography And avconv

RDS - Thanks for the comment, I will explore that to improve the code around file naming with human readable date codes and even put it in a function to reuse code ; - )))) danj - cool, use of Web cam, though I'm trying to use standard modules /equipment to broaden the support and availability to id...
by MarkMutt
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Time Lapse Photography And avconv
Replies: 13
Views: 4271

Time Lapse Photography And avconv

Hi All, I am doing some work with a Pi Zero W, a Pi Cam v2 and a USB stick I did some rough calcs and a 64gb stick seems just big enough to take a 1280x720 shot every 12 seconds for 14 days (comfortably) and to hold the videos made on a day by day basis using avconv at a suitable compression. I know...
by MarkMutt
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Sonos alternative system
Replies: 3
Views: 4800

Re: Sonos alternative system

Hi,
I use max2play (Google it)
Rather than repeat my comments please look at viewtopic.php?f=63&t=191943&p=1211990#p1211990
Any questions or issues, post back to this thread
Cheers
Mutt
by MarkMutt
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: multi-room home music streamer?
Replies: 8
Views: 8228

Re: multi-room home music streamer?

Hi, Just thought I'd add my £0.02 I use max2play (just do a search) this is an image based on very recent (but still tested as working, slight dig at stretch there) raspbian image but customised to use a Web interface. You can also use the replacement Spotify plugins if you are so inclined, other st...
by MarkMutt
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Connect devices with built in WAP
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Connect devices with built in WAP

drgeof, Unfortunately I had come to the same conclusion. Thanks for your input and the lack of further responses from anyone else seems to indicate they agree. It's less than ideal as though I now order a zero W with any order I make, I only have two (so far) and they are just so useful as little de...
by MarkMutt
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Connect devices with built in WAP
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Connect devices with built in WAP

Hi All, I've done a bit of searching for 'bridge' and 'routing' but none of the discussions seem to be touring the landscape I want to visit :-/ I'm a bit of a dabbler and usually go away on holiday with 2 or 3 Pi's ;- Camera (for time-lapse) Music Player and Video Player (the last two for off-hours...
by MarkMutt
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi Zero W Blinds (etc.)
Replies: 2
Views: 1797

Pi Zero W Blinds (etc.)

Hi All, Looked through available projects and can't seem to find what I'm looking for. (apologies if I've missed something obvious). Anyway, I've been looking at blind control and most of the systems I've seen seem to rely on controlling a blind by a proprietry manufacturer. and they seem to cost so...
by MarkMutt
Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Odd Reboot Requirement
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

Re: Odd Reboot Requirement

Paeryn,
An excellent fully qualified response to my sub question.
Many thanks to both yourself and Dougie ☺

I've noticed that I let autocorrect mangle both my first messages, my apologies.
Mark
by MarkMutt
Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Odd Reboot Requirement
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

Re: Odd Reboot Requirement

Dougie, First, thanks for the prompt response. Just to be clear :- 0 8 * * * /sbin/shutdown -r +2880 0 = zero tens of hours 8 = 8 hours /sbin/shutdown -r = shutdown with immediate reboot And I'm presuming +2880 means don't start this for 2880 minutes (2 days) ??? Does that mean that from the second ...
by MarkMutt
Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Odd Reboot Requirement
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

Odd Reboot Requirement

Sorry about this, but I'm not sure where this should be posted, this seemed most reasonable. I need to reboot a Pi 'about' every 2nd or 3rd day, I do NOT want it to reboot on the first day. The reason :- I have a Pi which acts as an LMS Server and also as a Squeezelite client It is in a dedicated bo...
by MarkMutt
Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: [Tutorial] Stand alone Squeezebox server and player for BBQ
Replies: 78
Views: 67193

Re: [Tutorial] Stand alone Squeezebox server and player for

Hi all, I just thought I post a response to my own question as I managed to get it sorted in the end. (How to get LMS and Squeezelite running on the same Pi with a wireless dongle acting as a Wireless access point for remote control purposes, mainly for holiday use AND without any wired Ethernet) Ev...
by MarkMutt
Tue May 12, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: [Tutorial] Stand alone Squeezebox server and player for BBQ
Replies: 78
Views: 67193

Re: [Tutorial] Stand alone Squeezebox server and player for

Hi All and Gerrelt in particular :D I bought my first Raspberry Pi about 6 weeks ago, I now have 4 of them :roll: ALL Raspberry Pi 2's I built two of Gerrelt's headless music players connected up to an LMS running on my NAS Then I saw that Gerralt had built a 'standalone' player - the answer to my d...

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