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by alphanumeric
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3b+ not booting after connected to Raspberry pi camera
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Raspberry Pi 3b+ not booting after connected to Raspberry pi camera

Are you sure you connected the camera to the CSI and not the DSI by mistake?
Do you own a multimeter / voltmeter you could use to measure the +5V and +3V on the GPIO pins?
Have you tried a different power supply and a different SD card?
by alphanumeric
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wrong date every booting
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Wrong date every booting

Is the battery in your RTC OK?
by alphanumeric
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: About the PoE HAT...with respect to the Pi4B
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: About the PoE HAT...with respect to the Pi4B

For what its worth, I'm running my Pi 4B on the official 2.5A Micro USB supply, with a USB C adapter. With no issues. I haven't plugged much into as of yet though. Monitor keyboard and mouse. The official 3A supply was out of stock when I ordered my 4B. And I didn't want to chance my 4B going out of...
by alphanumeric
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 711
Views: 62232

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion

Looking at reviews online many people have reported thermal throttling even with a heatink installed. Is this an issue with software or limitation of heat dissapation? I would think heat dissipation more than software. If this same SOC was in a phone of tablet it would have a heatsink attached. Lik...
by alphanumeric
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: motioneye
Replies: 12
Views: 212

Re: motioneye

Motion Eye is doing more. Especially network wise. Its streaming video almost as soon as it boots up, along with displaying the web gui. I know my Pi 3b gets pretty warm almost Hot when left running Motion Eye all day. Running Raspbian and just idling the case is pretty well at room temperature. Its...
by alphanumeric
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: motioneye
Replies: 12
Views: 212

Re: motioneye

I'm running Motion Eye on 4 3A+'s and a 3B. All are powered by the official Pi Foundation 5V 2.5A Micro USB power supply. All of the 3A+'s have Pi foundation V2 cameras attached. The 3B has a mini spy camera connected to the CSI. Its equivalent to a V1 Pi foundation camera, spec wise. No power issue...
by alphanumeric
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: cover options for Pi 3A+ case
Replies: 6
Views: 978

Re: cover options for Pi 3A+ case

This is what I did, https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjOYwiwlwDtpgtIa6dhTBqnE9W-LcA Pi 3A+, Pibow Coupe case, Camera mounted to the back side of a cut down difusser mounted on long bolts. They all run Motion Eye OS, headless over my WIFI. I can do portrait or landscape just by turning the case on its side. Good ...
by alphanumeric
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 108
Views: 3982

Re: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?

Timing is everything if you want a specific model like the 4 gig. What time zone you live in can help or hurt you. I'm in Canada and an early riser. I'm usually up at 5 AM and logged on to the internet checking my e-mail. I'm ahead as far as the UK goes and on par with most of the US. I'm on the eas...
by alphanumeric
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 108
Views: 3982

Re: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?

Its the same old same old, which is good for the Raspberry Pi foundation. Demand exceeds supply. :D
It would suck if it was the other way around. ;)
by alphanumeric
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 heat sinks
Replies: 21
Views: 1400

Re: Pi 4 heat sinks

Thanks for the info, maybe I should have tried flipping it around 180 degrees, it may have fit. It just seemed to be touching the connectors either side which concerned me. Since getting the fan-shim the size of the heatsink is probably less important now, I can keep it in the 40 to 50 degrees-C zo...
by alphanumeric
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 108
Views: 3982

Re: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?

I am so glad they kept and broke the 35 dollar threshold. Kudos to them for delivering a Pi 4 for that same 35 dollars. And a thumbs up to giving us the option to spend more to get more. I didn't mind spending extra to get extra RAM. :D And from what I'm seeing on the forums I'm not alone in that. ...
by alphanumeric
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature
Replies: 275
Views: 51716

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature

First, let me say that the Pi foundation case, fit and finish is top notch. The Pi fits inside without much fuss. Sides and top attach firmly etc. Its a nice looking case. Thermally, IMHO its not good at all. Granted your Pi isn't going to burn up, but you are almost certainly going to take a big pe...
by alphanumeric
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 heat sinks
Replies: 21
Views: 1400

Re: Pi 4 heat sinks

I believe the SoC heat spreader is a little higher than the surrounding components so you can fit a bigger heat sink. Like this https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/raspberry-pi-4-heatsink I bought one of these, but the fit seemed so tight that I was concerned about trying to wedge it into place and ...
by alphanumeric
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 108
Views: 3982

Re: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?

I am so glad they kept and broke the 35 dollar threshold. Kudos to them for delivering a Pi 4 for that same 35 dollars. And a thumbs up to giving us the option to spend more to get more. I didn't mind spending extra to get extra RAM. :D And from what I'm seeing on the forums I'm not alone in that.
by alphanumeric
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 108
Views: 3982

Re: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?

Out of stock again at Pimoroni. Only 1 gig models available. Thats where I snagged mine, I had to do the notify me option and hope the timing was right when I checked my e-mail. I will be ordering another Pi 4, will be a while though before that happens. Months from now most likely.
by alphanumeric
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 GPIO header disaster
Replies: 26
Views: 1358

Re: Pi4 GPIO header disaster

To me it looks like somebody took a heat gun to it? Maybe trying to remove the GPIO header to swap gender or something/ The pin that fell out looks like it's never been properly soldered so did it come out of the factory like that ? PeterO There are a bunch of cold soldered pins. And the black plas...
by alphanumeric
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 108
Views: 3982

Re: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?

Mine arrived this morning, shipped on the 28th I believe. 2 weeks by snail mail. I cheaped out on the shipping so thats about how long it usually takes to get to me from the UK. Sometimes I get it in as little as 10 days.
by alphanumeric
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 GPIO header disaster
Replies: 26
Views: 1358

Re: Pi4 GPIO header disaster

To me it looks like somebody took a heat gun to it? Maybe trying to remove the GPIO header to swap gender or something/
by alphanumeric
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature
Replies: 275
Views: 51716

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature

I got 41c on boot up after it had cooled down while I put my Pibow Coupe case on. 56c now after sitting idle with just the desktop open.

EDIT: 51c now with the heatsink on. Will try the fan shim when I get one.
by alphanumeric
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature
Replies: 275
Views: 51716

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature

54 c here after doing update upgrade, ambient is 22 c. No case, no heatsink, no fan. Four short stand offs for feet. No config.txt edits etc. Stock Buster install.
by alphanumeric
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 108
Views: 3982

Re: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?

I saw some posts mentioning tacking on deliveries. I live in Canada. If I order from Adafruit in the US, its tracked right to my front door. All the Canadian sorting facilities etc are listed. I'll even get out for delivery entry. I believe its sent via DHL Tracked and signed. If I order from Pimoro...
by alphanumeric
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: 5V 4A PSU on a Pi ?
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: 5V 4A PSU on a Pi ?

I have this 5V 4A supply, https://www.adafruit.com/product/1466 It has no problem powering a Pi 3B+, Pi 7inch touch screen, stereo analog audio amp, and other odds and ends.
by alphanumeric
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Got too many raspberries?
Replies: 25
Views: 1197

Re: Got too many raspberries?

I have only had two RPi's die ever. I find the Zeroes are pretty unreliable. I have a couple of them which refuse to put anything on HDMI, even after tweaking the config.txt. They run headless, so it is not critical. I just start their SD card on another Pi. I have another Zero that works, but the ...
by alphanumeric
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Got too many raspberries?
Replies: 25
Views: 1197

Re: Got too many raspberries?

1 - 4B 4 gig on the way
2 - 3B+"s
4 - 3A+'s
1 - 3B
12 - Zero W's
2 - A+'s

Also have 2 Sense Hats and 1 Pi Foundation 7 inch touch screen.
by alphanumeric
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 108
Views: 3982

Re: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?

I would have said inexpensive instead of cheap ;) . I bought what I know works and was tested to work on a Pi 4, like the official one was. Not all that hard to do.

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