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by alphanumeric
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: connecting raspberry pi 3 model b+ to SenseHat
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: connecting raspberry pi 3 model b+ to SenseHat

I would use stand offs so the Sense Hat stays level and doesn't touch those 4 extra POE pins.
by alphanumeric
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspian Stretch Lite Version 9 Expand USB File System
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Raspian Stretch Lite Version 9 Expand USB File System

Can you not do that from raspi-config?
by alphanumeric
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Two mechanically broken micro sd cards - Raspberry Pi Zero design fault?
Replies: 45
Views: 3649

Re: Two mechanically broken micro sd cards - Raspberry Pi Zero design fault?

Most of the issues I've seen reported have been with the card holder, namely the spring loaded ones with the push to eject. I do believe that's why they went to the friction fit ones. I have two Pi A+'s with the push to eject that I've had for a few years now that work fine with no issues.
by alphanumeric
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Two mechanically broken micro sd cards - Raspberry Pi Zero design fault?
Replies: 45
Views: 3649

Re: Two mechanically broken micro sd cards - Raspberry Pi Zero design fault?

I have yet to physically break an SD card or the card holder. After years of using raspberry Pi's. I've come close when trying to take a Pi out of a case without removing the card first The bit of the card that protrudes hooked on the case. Even then, it didn't break and its not the Pi's fault the c...
by alphanumeric
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: 7" display touchscreen deadzone
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: 7" display touchscreen deadzone

Is it still accurate / calibrated? Is the cursor moving to the exact spot your touching? < In the zones that still work that is.
by alphanumeric
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Add-ons
Topic: Looking for a battery charger that can charge while Pi is in use
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Looking for a battery charger that can charge while Pi is in use

I'm using a few of the Adafruit PowerBoost 1000c's https://www.adafruit.com/product/2465 Up to 1A out and it can charge the battery while powering the Pi. It looks like the MP2636 will give you double that though https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/mp2636-power-booster-charger-module Up to 2A out. I ...
by alphanumeric
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: New Screen
Replies: 14
Views: 441

Re: New Screen

Just to be clear, I'm not trying to stir anything up etc. I just think its a shame this hardware feature isn't supported. I think you'll find that just about every other OS on the planet has some form of decent usable touch features. Like two finger right click etc. I'm more of a hardware guy, so I ...
by alphanumeric
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: New Screen
Replies: 14
Views: 441

Re: New Screen

Sites like Adafruit seem to sell a lot of PiTFT displays, https://www.adafruit.com/?q=pitft IMHO somebody is using them. I want to use mine, and not have to plug a keyboard / mouse / touchpad in to do a few simple things like copy a file to from a thumb drive etc, Media Centers, MP3 players, robots,...
by alphanumeric
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: New Screen
Replies: 14
Views: 441

Re: New Screen

Talking about touch screens. What I'd like to see is built in multi touch support in the OS, namely Raspbian. As it stands now, unless things have changed, the official Pi foundation screen supports 10 point touch. But all you can use is single point touch, with no right click functionality or anyt...
by alphanumeric
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: New Screen
Replies: 14
Views: 441

Re: New Screen

Talking about touch screens. What I'd like to see is built in multi touch support in the OS, namely Raspbian. As it stands now, unless things have changed, the official Pi foundation screen supports 10 point touch. But all you can use is single point touch, with no right click functionality or anyth...
by alphanumeric
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: New Screen
Replies: 14
Views: 441

Re: New Screen

Keep in mind that the official screen uses the DSI ribbon cable connector. And as far as I know, its the only screen that does. JFYI. Anything else will be HDMI or GPIO.
by alphanumeric
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Raspbian release 2018-06-27
Replies: 30
Views: 1529

Re: New Raspbian release 2018-06-27

I fixed it via Raspberry Pi Configuration > Localization. I basically did what I did before on a new install, the same way I always did it. Forgot to mention, on first boot on a new imaged card, I don't get the network offline error when it checks for updates. It appears to only happen if I run piwi...
by alphanumeric
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Raspbian release 2018-06-27
Replies: 30
Views: 1529

Re: New Raspbian release 2018-06-27

Still wondering why when I select Canada as my country, and English as my language my keyboard layout is set to French? Was that actually intended or just a glitch? Canadians last time I checked, predominantly speak English. And I think you'll find most are using English US keyboards.
by alphanumeric
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: AIY voice card as i2s
Replies: 8
Views: 891

Re: AIY voice card as i2s

ANSWER: IT WORKS! (or at least it seems to work at the moment!) OK, based on the info I posted above, I tried using the setup/install instructions at https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-max98357-i2s-class-d-mono-amp/raspberry-pi-usage on a different install of Raspbian Stretch. It didn't work. But ...
by alphanumeric
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Raspbian release 2018-06-27
Replies: 30
Views: 1529

Re: New release 2018-06-27

You have to start somewhere. And then improve based on feed back. ;) So hopefully this setup wizard gets improved. :D I still think its a good idea, just needs some fixes and improvements. At least you get the option to cancel.
by alphanumeric
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Raspbian release 2018-06-27
Replies: 30
Views: 1529

Re: New release 2018-06-27

Simon Long doesn't seem to think that's a problem. https://github.com/raspberrypi-ui/piwiz/issues/4 Don't get me wrong, I like that they added this, IMHO it needs some refinement though. I'll likely be just canceling it " as he advises" and doing it via Raspberry Pi configuration. There is no advan...
by alphanumeric
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Raspbian release 2018-06-27
Replies: 30
Views: 1529

Re: New release 2018-06-27

The most annoying thing with piwiz is that it doesn't test whether WiFi is already active. If you stuff a wpa_supplicant.conf in the /boot partition it still asks you for WiFi credentials (even if you're connected). Yep, I ran sudo piwiz with WIFI already setup and its still prompted to set it up a...
by alphanumeric
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Astro Pi
Topic: Temperature Value Shown on LEDs
Replies: 19
Views: 8127

Re: Temperature Value Shown on LEDs

Just realized I already posted this, :oops: I think I may need another cup of coffee. :)
by alphanumeric
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cooling w/ Razberry daughter board?
Replies: 14
Views: 381

Re: Cooling w/ Razberry daughter board?

I drilled cooling holes in my Official Pi 3B case. Mine is only used as a media center, no Hat etc attached. I debated just leaving the top case cover off but went with cooling holes instead. https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjOYwiwlwDtpgq9j1xsb6fWYloWvTA That's actually quite clever! I do have a drill, and I c...
by alphanumeric
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Top Hat with Breadboard
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Top Hat with Breadboard

Yeah, the OP's first post is open to a lot of interpretation. There are breakout boards to connect the Pi's GPIO to a solderless bread board, https://www.adafruit.com/?q=cobb And I've plugged breakout boards to solderless bread boards using male headers on the breakout board. I have never tried to c...
by alphanumeric
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Top Hat with Breadboard
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Top Hat with Breadboard

I've used these proto hats in a few of my projects, https://www.adafruit.com/product/2310 Technically not a HAT as I use the no eprom version, but anyway. ;) Pimoroni have a Pi Zero sized version, https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/protozero I've used a few of those too. If you use a stacking header...
by alphanumeric
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cooling w/ Razberry daughter board?
Replies: 14
Views: 381

Re: Cooling w/ Razberry daughter board?

I drilled cooling holes in my Official Pi 3B case. Mine is only used as a media center, no Hat etc attached. I debated just leaving the top case cover off but went with cooling holes instead. https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjOYwiwlwDtpgq9j1xsb6fWYloWvTA That's actually quite clever! I do have a drill, and I c...
by alphanumeric
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Raspbian release 2018-06-27
Replies: 30
Views: 1529

Re: New release 2018-06-27

The piwiz messes up my keyboard layout. I did a sudo piwiz after doing a dist-upgrade. If I select Canada as my country, I'm stuck with English Canada as my language. That actually sets my keyboard to English French? That's what it shows if I go to Raspberry Pi configuration. I need English US which...
by alphanumeric
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cooling w/ Razberry daughter board?
Replies: 14
Views: 381

Re: Cooling w/ Razberry daughter board?

I drilled cooling holes in my Official Pi 3B case. Mine is only used as a media center, no Hat etc attached. I debated just leaving the top case cover off but went with cooling holes instead.
https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjOYwiwlwDtpgq9j1xsb6fWYloWvTA
by alphanumeric
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry PI 3 B+ Build Advice
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: Raspberry PI 3 B+ Build Advice

I put heatsinks on my Pi's, they are only ~1 dollar so why not. It's not going to hurt anything and I like how it looks. I haven't gone so far as to add a fan though. I'm not fussy for the noise and they will eventually clog up with gunk and or fail and get really noisy. IMHO anyway. I have a few he...

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