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by alphanumeric
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400: Does it work for you?
Replies: 90
Views: 108026

Re: Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400: Does it work for you?

I've never had any problems using my K400 with Raspbian. I often move it from one Pi to another. The pairing with the Unifying dongle stays regardless of what device its used with. It should be already linked to the dongle that comes with it. I've linked and unlinked devices to my dongles in the pas...
by alphanumeric
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: new to soldering - safety questions, etc.
Replies: 46
Views: 885

Re: new to soldering - safety questions, etc.

When I was still working we had certain equipment we were not allowed to repair on station. It had to be sent to a central repair facility. Mostly because it was SMT stuff but also because of the above concerns. It was ground based mill spec equipment used in civil aviation. Even when repaired corre...
by alphanumeric
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: new to soldering - safety questions, etc.
Replies: 46
Views: 885

Re: new to soldering - safety questions, etc.

be aware that as you trigger it and the piston moves back, the tip jumps forward. I've got a new solder sucker with a silicone tube for the nozzle. Being flexible it can be pushed right up against the joint to desolder and doesn't jump as much as a regular hard plastic nozzle. It is also heat resis...
by alphanumeric
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: I have the following devices and cables and don't know what to do
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: I have the following devices and cables and don't know what to do

An HDMI TV will work, its just a monitor as far as the Pi is concerned. Hook that up along with a mouse and keyboard and you can do your Noobs setup. I do believe that without an internet connection your only option is to install Raspbian. Its the only one that doesn't require a download to install....
by alphanumeric
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Astro Pi
Topic: Sense HAT - free GPIO pins
Replies: 24
Views: 9564

Re: Sense HAT - free GPIO pins

The Sense Hat pinout is here, https://pinout.xyz/pinout/sense_hat#
by alphanumeric
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Astro Pi
Topic: Sense HAT - free GPIO pins
Replies: 24
Views: 9564

Re: Sense HAT - free GPIO pins

What I did was put a Proto Hat with a stacking header between my Pi and Sense Hat. On that I mounted my DS3231 RTC and some male headers for other i2c devices. Then connected the other i2c breakout boards to the Proto Hat with female to female jumpers. https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjOYwiwlwDtpgq8_0VrdS3_H5xL...
by alphanumeric
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Astro Pi
Topic: Sense Hat Resources
Replies: 7
Views: 1060

Re: Sense Hat Resources

I'm struggling a bit to understand what your doing and why your doing it? Curiosity killed the cat, lol. Anyway doesn't sense.get_orientation() get the orientation from the IMU? But then your doing something with the joystick? Displaying the different values depending on which way you move the joyst...
by alphanumeric
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Ending script using joystick in Python
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: Ending script using joystick in Python

I might have left out a line of code in my original post,

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 sense.stick.direction_middle = pushed_middle    
May need to be added above the while true:
by alphanumeric
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: can my raspberry pi zero wh run multiple tasks such as homebridge and motioneye?
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: can my raspberry pi zero wh run multiple tasks such as homebridge and motioneye?

I'm not using homebridge. My cameras are a mix of version 1 and 2 Pi foundation cameras.
by alphanumeric
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: can my raspberry pi zero wh run multiple tasks such as homebridge and motioneye?
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: can my raspberry pi zero wh run multiple tasks such as homebridge and motioneye?

There is more to it than just overclocking. What resolution you use, ethernet or wireless etc factor into to. I'm running Motion Eye at 720P, 1280 x 720. On my home 2.4 GHz WIFI network. As far as I know the Pi foundation camera supports 1080P @ 30fps and 720P @ 60fps and 640 x 480 P @ 60/90 fps. ht...
by alphanumeric
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: can my raspberry pi zero wh run multiple tasks such as homebridge and motioneye?
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: can my raspberry pi zero wh run multiple tasks such as homebridge and motioneye?

Note the 3B+ (with the plus) model is faster and less likely to throttle back. Mine has a good passive heatsink and never drops below 1.4GHz. I put heatsinks on mine too. Its been said that they don't need one but I do it anyway. Its like a buck for the heatsink so why not. Plus IMHO they look bett...
by alphanumeric
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: can my raspberry pi zero wh run multiple tasks such as homebridge and motioneye?
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: can my raspberry pi zero wh run multiple tasks such as homebridge and motioneye?

I ran Motion eye OS briefly on a Pi Zero W. IMHO it wasn't up to the task of streaming video. Lots of lag and jittery video. I swapped the Zero for a 3B and got a much better video stream. how does the 3B perform? what's the framerate, resolution and did you use motion detection? I'm getting 20 som...
by alphanumeric
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: can my raspberry pi zero wh run multiple tasks such as homebridge and motioneye?
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: can my raspberry pi zero wh run multiple tasks such as homebridge and motioneye?

I ran Motion eye OS briefly on a Pi Zero W. IMHO it wasn't up to the task of streaming video. Lots of lag and jittery video. I swapped the Zero for a 3B and got a much better video stream.
by alphanumeric
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Zumo Robot
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: Zumo Robot

You may want to post links to what bits you used, or at the very least a parts list. Like what H-Bridge motor controller you used and how you wired it up. I have a zumo rover kit waiting to be opened under the tree for Christmas. I went Arduino though and got the matching Arduino shield. I have buil...
by alphanumeric
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Full Windows 10 can (somewhat) run on the Pi 3
Replies: 12
Views: 7365

Re: Full Windows 10 can (somewhat) run on the Pi 3

For anyone that has a My Visual Studio Subscription. If you go to the Windows 10 downloads, and select the UNK option for the Consumer Edition ISO you get "en_windows_10_consumer_edition_version_1803_updated_sep_2018_ arm64 _dvd_ce384648.iso". Which I believe is Windows 10 on Arm? Click the x86 x64 ...
by alphanumeric
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 B+ with V1.3 camera
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 B+ with V1.3 camera

I have a V1.3 camera hooked up to my Pi 3B+, it works OK.
by alphanumeric
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Want to use full 16gb of Sdcard rather than just the 4gb limitation by Fat-32
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Want to use full 16gb of Sdcard rather than just the 4gb limitation by Fat-32

The 4 GB Fat32 limitation is a file size limitation, not a partition size limitation. Fat32 partitions can be bigger than 4 GB. Plus, the FAT partition is only the Boot partition. In a stock Raspbian install anyway. I've never used NOOBS. On first boot Raspbian auto extends the second system partiti...
by alphanumeric
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Control Multiple Pi camera modules from one source
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: Control Multiple Pi camera modules from one source

Ok, I did not know you could do that. I'm new to this, and only just started playing around with Motion Eye. I was going by what I was seeing. Some of the settings are not obvious in what they do, not to me anyway. Be warned if you make a typo in your Wpa_supplicant.conf file that Pi will just endle...
by alphanumeric
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Control Multiple Pi camera modules from one source
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: Control Multiple Pi camera modules from one source

I'm running Motion Eye OS on several Raspberry Pi's. It will let you run multiple cameras on a single Pi. You can't control multiple cameras on separate Pi's though, not from one interface. You access the Web interface by typing the IP address of the Pi into a web browser. I often have multiple inst...
by alphanumeric
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Astro Pi
Topic: Sense Hat % Humididty reads erroneously high?
Replies: 2
Views: 4266

Re: Sense Hat % Humididty reads erroneously high?

Can that sensor be contaminated by residue buildup / condensation etc? Would cleaning / applying isopropyl alcohol damage it?
by alphanumeric
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: wildlife cam help
Replies: 14
Views: 1115

Re: wildlife cam help

Motion Eye OS will not even boot up without an Ethernet connection. With the stock install it looks for an ethernet connection and will just endlessly reboot until it finds one. Once it has one you can log in and setup a WIFI connection if you want, and change any of the other settings. I don't know...
by alphanumeric
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Only one USB port?
Replies: 34
Views: 1108

Re: Only one USB port?

lol, that stuff happens from time to time. Even to those of use that think we know what we're doing.;) Good to hear you figured it out. Enjoy your Pi. =)
by alphanumeric
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Only one USB port?
Replies: 34
Views: 1108

Re: Only one USB port?

Yes its an easy install manager. It sets up and installs differently than just plain Raspbian though. There is extra bits installed. Extra steps the first time its run also I believe.
by alphanumeric
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Only one USB port?
Replies: 34
Views: 1108

Re: Only one USB port?

Raspbian should boot up even with no monitor connected. You could try that cable and monitor on another device to rule it out as being an issue. I have no experience with NOOBS though, maybe its waiting for keyboard input or something? Any reason you went with NOOBS instead of Raspbian?

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