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by alphanumeric
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Wiring a Switch to the Pi
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Wiring a Switch to the Pi

The switch used in the examples you linked too are momentary contact normally open push buttons. Basically like a door bell button. When pressed the two contacts are shorted, release it and they are an open circuit again. The switch you have in the picture is a most likely a double pole double throw...
by alphanumeric
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What to do with this thing?
Replies: 25
Views: 775

Re: What to do with this thing?

SBC is a Single Board Computer.
by alphanumeric
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What to do with this thing?
Replies: 25
Views: 775

Re: What to do with this thing?

Are you not prompted to change the default password as soon as you enable SSH? Wasn't that a recent change for this very reason?
by alphanumeric
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What to do with this thing?
Replies: 25
Views: 775

Re: What to do with this thing?

What are your other hobbies, interests? The Raspberry Pi can do all manner of things. It can do retro gamming, robotics, become a media center, or take pictures with the addition of a camera. Find something else your interested in and combine the two. ;)
by alphanumeric
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian + Pi3B+ = low voltgae warning?
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Raspbian + Pi3B+ = low voltgae warning?

I must have not been paying attention when I first set it up? I don't remember seeing any warnings? I had it on for a while too. I did all the usual keyboard, time zone, wifi setup etc. I do remember having to do the apt-get update twice in order to install xscreensaver. One run through wasn't enoug...
by alphanumeric
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian + Pi3B+ = low voltgae warning?
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Raspbian + Pi3B+ = low voltgae warning?

https://www.adafruit.com/product/658 plugged into this, https://www.adafruit.com/product/610. Then good quality USB cables feed my Pi and 7 inch touch screen via their respective micro USB power jacks. I had a 2B and 3B in there with no issues. It's only happened after swapping the 3B with a 3B+ an...
by alphanumeric
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian + Pi3B+ = low voltgae warning?
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Raspbian + Pi3B+ = low voltgae warning?

I just recently swapped out a 3B for a 3B+. Did up a fresh Micro SD card with the latest Raspbian, then did the usual sudo apt-get update and upgrade. Did them both twice actually. Everything seemed fine. Put that Pi away for a week or two. I just fired it up again today and got the flashing lightni...
by alphanumeric
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone got some really cool projects?
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Anyone got some really cool projects?

These are my raspberry Pi projects. https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjOYwiwlwDtpgUMsp2qnevKpGEHb
Some are finished, some are a work in progress, and some I just can't leave alone and keep modifying etc. :D
by alphanumeric
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Rpi 3 stopped booting, same with 6 additional rpi's with new sd cards
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Rpi 3 stopped booting, same with 6 additional rpi's with new sd cards

A little hard to follow, but it seems plugging the ethernet cable into a working Pi breaks things? Are your ethernet cables factory made or did you make them? If you made them, have they been tested on anything else to verify they work?
by alphanumeric
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Prevent PI from booting when USB power on
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Prevent PI from booting when USB power on

I use the RUN pins to start a couple of my Raspberry Pi's. I don't ever remove the power on those Pi's. I just shut them down normally and leave them powered up. Then when I want to use them I momentarily press the RUN button. It's a normally open momentary contact switch / button. None of these Pi'...
by alphanumeric
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: The wheels are working ... but the robot no :'(
Replies: 8
Views: 456

Re: The wheels are working ... but the robot no :'(

This will be a rehash of what others have already said but it sounds like the motors are just stalling under load. If you pick it up, and run the motors so the wheels are spinning. How easy is it to stall the motor with your finger? If it stalls with very light finger pressure that's your issue. You...
by alphanumeric
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Headless sdcard shutdown power off
Replies: 13
Views: 282

Re: Headless sdcard shutdown power off

I have several Pi's I run headless. I have a button wired to a GPIO pin to do the shutdown via a python script. Then I just wait for the act LED to stop blinking and kill the power.
by alphanumeric
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The Case for the Pi3A+
Replies: 103
Views: 13329

Re: The Case for the Pi3A+

so long as one sticks within the realm of actual possibility. This has been one of the longest such threads I can remember that didn't get locked. IMHO, mainly because its been constructive comments. Its a nice change from the usual unrealistic wants etc. "It would be nice" goes a long way over the...
by alphanumeric
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The Case for the Pi3A+
Replies: 103
Views: 13329

Re: The Case for the Pi3A+

I'm happy if with any delay to make use of the new 3B+ bits. A 3A+ is fine by me. Or just a 3A. Either way I'll be buying at least two. :D
by alphanumeric
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: All Your Code Are Belong To Us (Microsoft buys Github)
Replies: 10
Views: 943

Re: All Your Code Are Belong To Us (Microsoft buys Github)

A repo for the Windows IoT stuff maybe? Microsoft have been using Github for their open source components for a long time. https://github.com/microsoft https://opensource.microsoft.com Ops, shows you how much I know. :oops: I never really got into the IoT stuff, or any of the Azure Visual Studio et...
by alphanumeric
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: All Your Code Are Belong To Us (Microsoft buys Github)
Replies: 10
Views: 943

Re: All Your Code Are Belong To Us (Microsoft buys Github)

A repo for the Windows IoT stuff maybe?
by alphanumeric
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Windows10 Messed up Pi Memory Card
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Re: Windows10 Messed up Pi Memory Card

If you ignore the message all should be fine. You can only access the fat partition, but no harm should be done. I do it all the time. As already mentioned, if you action that message it will mess up the card.
by alphanumeric
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just bought a Rasberry Pi Zero W, Now what?
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Just bought a Rasberry Pi Zero W, Now what?

Click "Downloads" above, then Raspbian. Then look for an "installation guide" link. https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/installation/installing-images/README.md You can also click the black Raspberry logo top left, then scroll to the bottom of the page and click the FAQ link. https://www.raspb...
by alphanumeric
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Add-ons
Topic: Please build a better Relative Humidity Sensor
Replies: 4
Views: 540

Re: Please build a better Relative Humidity Sensor

I switched to a BME680 on my portable weather clock. The only thing I'm using on the Sense Hat now is the LED matrix.
by alphanumeric
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The Case for the Pi3A+
Replies: 103
Views: 13329

Re: The Case for the Pi3A+

I just cut that one layer of the Pibow case with my dremel. The one that sits right on top of the Pi that has all the extra zig zagy bits. I just leave the outer ring there and cut all the zig zagy bits out until it sits flush. After that my Zero case fit my Zero Plus, and my 3B case fit my 3B+. Mou...
by alphanumeric
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The Case for the Pi3A+
Replies: 103
Views: 13329

Re: The Case for the Pi3A+

by alphanumeric
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The Case for the Pi3A+
Replies: 103
Views: 13329

Re: The Case for the Pi3A+

I have a coup[le of Mini to full sized HDMI cables kicking around. My PC video cards have Mini HDMI, DVI, DVI. I don't like using adapters and a cable unless I have too. The spacing is so close on those video cards I can't use an adapter anyway. Not if I want to use all three ports, which I do. I bo...
by alphanumeric
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The Case for the Pi3A+
Replies: 103
Views: 13329

Re: The Case for the Pi3A+

This is the hub I use with my Zero's, no need for an adapter. https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/thr ... -connector and this version with my A+'s, https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/usb ... an-adaptor
by alphanumeric
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The Case for the Pi3A+
Replies: 103
Views: 13329

Re: The Case for the Pi3A+

I wouldn't think they'd try to fit a 3A on a Zero sized board. Requardless of heat dissipation. But what do I know? I figure it will be A+ sized, if it happens. All my Zero W projects are currently running headless. I only ever use the adapters to do the setup. I could get by with one set but have s...
by alphanumeric
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Desktop Windows 10 on Pi
Replies: 12
Views: 1075

Re: Desktop Windows 10 on Pi

Yes. So what? If they want to run their code on the Pi they can figure out how to do it the same way you or I do. I'm talking about running an OS not just "code". If you or I were to try and creat a new OS for the Pi, I think we are going to need more than just the physical hardware. I'm no expert ...

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