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by The_Handy_Andy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: My ASUS Eee PC1001P RaspiPC
Replies: 2
Views: 1752

My ASUS Eee PC1001P RaspiPC

I know I am probably going to incure a bit of wrath from the mods, but I like to think of this (Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC/Mac) OS as being RaspiPC. It looks like Raspbian, it handles like Raspbian, it is raspbian! Sorry Mods! Anyway I have an old XP-SP3 ASUS Eee PC 1001P netbook (https://www.asus....
by The_Handy_Andy
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: BigClive Poundland 2.1A usb psu
Replies: 0
Views: 209

BigClive Poundland 2.1A usb psu

the video is quite long but its worth watching

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS1pwoVdRh4

I reckon these PSUs would be ideal for running most PIs (maybe not PI3s with lots of stuff plugged in)
by The_Handy_Andy
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Stretch update knocked out my dongle
Replies: 5
Views: 1104

Re: Stretch update knocked out my dongle

the dongle is a Dynamode WL-700N-MRT (REALTEK 8188SU chipset)

I didn't do a fresh install because of the other OSs on the disk
by The_Handy_Andy
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Stretch update knocked out my dongle
Replies: 5
Views: 1104

Stretch update knocked out my dongle

Today I updated Jessie to Stretch using this method: To upgrade, first modify the files /etc/apt/sources.list and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/raspi.list. In both files, change every occurrence of the word ‘jessie’ to ‘stretch’. (Both files will require sudo to edit.) Then open a terminal window and exec...
by The_Handy_Andy
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: The Camera Module Essentials book
Replies: 4
Views: 3185

The Camera Module Essentials book

Hi, does anyone know when the Camera Module Essentials book is due out as a printed version?
Thanks
Andrew
by The_Handy_Andy
Fri May 05, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Missing power socket
Replies: 12
Views: 2090

Re: Missing power socket

B. The instructions clearly state that the AIY projects are supposed to be done with a Pi 3. IMO it only says that because pi3 is the most popular/common model. I'm using a Pi Zero with no problems at all - though chrome was very slow on that during the initial setup! I also used a Pi Zero ... I al...
by The_Handy_Andy
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: cheap ebay V1.3 camera modules
Replies: 2
Views: 899

cheap ebay V1.3 camera modules

Hi has anyone purchased one of the cheap (China / Hong Kong) V1.3 camera boards from ebay? Now for the price I don't expect them to be anything other than cheap knock offs so how do they compare to the genuine article?

Thanks
Andrew
by The_Handy_Andy
Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi3 and noobs: 1.9 install OSs over WiFi
Replies: 3
Views: 959

Re: RPi3 and noobs: 1.9 install OSs over WiFi

:D switched from channel 13 down to channel 2. Now working a treat!

Thanks for the fix
Andrew
by The_Handy_Andy
Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi3 and noobs: 1.9 install OSs over WiFi
Replies: 3
Views: 959

RPi3 and noobs: 1.9 install OSs over WiFi

OK this has probably been asked before but I've just got my first Pi3 and I was under the impression that using NOOBS you could install OSs using the Pi3's built in Wifi rather than using a network cable. Now with noobs running the "Wifi Networks (w)" icon is coloured in. When I click on the icon th...
by The_Handy_Andy
Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: TightVNC problems
Replies: 3
Views: 1000

Re: TightVNC problems

Give REALVNC viewer a try https://www.realvnc.com/download/ . You have to register but its free (up to a point). And seems to be a bit more user friendly. as for the IP address of the vncserver you need to use a string like the following "192.168.0.XXX:Y" where XXX is the unique part of the address ...
by The_Handy_Andy
Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: vncserver on the Pi zero (multiple probs)
Replies: 10
Views: 1458

Re: vncserver on the Pi zero (multiple probs)

update ... After trying various combinations of settings the only way I can use "sudo idle3" with vncserver is if I start it (vncserver) manually from the command line, disconnect the HDMI plug from the Pi0 and then "sudo idle3" remotely using vncviewer. As for the Unicorn pHat, it can be run succes...
by The_Handy_Andy
Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: vncserver on the Pi zero (multiple probs)
Replies: 10
Views: 1458

Re: vncserver on the Pi zero

PPS The reason why I need to "sudo idle3" is because my Unicorn pHat won't work without it. You don't need to do that if you run the script from a terminal window with sudo python3 yourscript.py Just tried this but it only partially works. Yes it runs the .py script, but not properly (running phat_...
by The_Handy_Andy
Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Touchscreens and keyboards
Replies: 6
Views: 3315

Re: Touchscreens and keyboards

ooooh thats an interesting question. I would answer that with another question ... does Jessie come with an on screen keyboard?
by The_Handy_Andy
Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: best addon screen (please list what works ... URL is fine)
Replies: 5
Views: 1520

best addon screen (please list what works ... URL is fine)

Now I am looking at adding a small screen to one of my RPis. Now apart from the official 7" screen and (probably) the Adafruit screens what else works (with the minimum of fuss)? I have seen screens like this on eBay (3.5" touch screen which use the GPIO interface which are also nice and cheap) but ...
by The_Handy_Andy
Tue May 31, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: vncserver on the Pi zero (multiple probs)
Replies: 10
Views: 1458

Re: vncserver on the Pi zero

PPS The reason why I need to "sudo idle3" is because my Unicorn pHat won't work without it.
by The_Handy_Andy
Tue May 31, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: vncserver on the Pi zero (multiple probs)
Replies: 10
Views: 1458

Re: vncserver on the Pi zero

After the first problem (which was due to file corruption (possibly due to using Kingston SD cards??!!??)), I have a new problem. When I start vncserver manually I can "sudo idle3" on the remote computer (VNC viewer 5.3.0 on win7). When I have vncserver starting up during boot I can't "sudo idle3", ...
by The_Handy_Andy
Sun May 29, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: vncserver on the Pi zero (multiple probs)
Replies: 10
Views: 1458

Re: vncserver on the Pi zero

DirkS wrote:
The_Handy_Andy wrote:cut and paste a working vncserver file (change permissions) ... boom it now works
I hope it's the only file that was corrupted...
so far so good
by The_Handy_Andy
Sun May 29, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: vncserver on the Pi zero (multiple probs)
Replies: 10
Views: 1458

Re: vncserver on the Pi zero

cut and paste a working vncserver file (change permissions) ... boom it now works
by The_Handy_Andy
Sun May 29, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: vncserver on the Pi zero (multiple probs)
Replies: 10
Views: 1458

Re: vncserver on the Pi zero

major file corruption
by The_Handy_Andy
Sun May 29, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: vncserver on the Pi zero (multiple probs)
Replies: 10
Views: 1458

vncserver on the Pi zero (multiple probs)

Hi I would like to run my Pi0 headless using tightvncserver. Today I set up vnc on a Pi2 and everything works fine, I followed the same procedure (I wrote it down) for my Pi0 and I am getting the follwoing error unrecognized character \x80; marked by <-- HERE after ("stopwatch""stopwatch""@""P""stop...
by The_Handy_Andy
Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: USB hub mod
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Re: USB hub mod

Iv'e got 2 Pi2s.
by The_Handy_Andy
Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: USB hub mod
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Re: USB hub mod

PS the images have come out in the wrong order (doh!)
by The_Handy_Andy
Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: USB hub mod
Replies: 4
Views: 844

USB hub mod

Hi hoping for a bit of help. The first image is of the PCB of a hub I got cheap from Maplin (Unitek Y-2142) where: A. Power in (pin is +) B. Is the host conection C. are USB ports D. Is a 2A (max) iPod charging port (no data connection) hub02.jpg What I am thinking of doing to remove the risk of bac...
by The_Handy_Andy
Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: LiDAR Lite Works...then does not. Strange 12c
Replies: 8
Views: 2448

Re: LiDAR Lite Works...then does not. Strange 12c

I'm also getting that error with my Pimoroni PiGlow (also i2c 'powered'). I've tried the ' i2cdetect -y 1' command (with the PiGlow doing something and idle) but get no 0x62 address (in fact no address at all!!).
by The_Handy_Andy
Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: portable power supply question
Replies: 10
Views: 1455

Re: portable power supply question

To be honest I don't think my question is back to front because the capacity of the battery is fixed, i.e. n-mAh at m-A (or mA) It is the run-time that is the variable and that depends on what is drawing power from your Pi (e.g. HIDs, external memory, camera or display (Pi powered). So to rephrase m...

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