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by tweak42
Thu May 28, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB-C battery pack and cigarette lighter adapter? Automotive/mobile use.
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: USB-C battery pack and cigarette lighter adapter? Automotive/mobile use.

ZMI PowerPack Ambi can apparently handle power pass through without interruption.

viewtopic.php?f=63&t=262564

I wouldn't rely on a cigarette lighter adapter in automotive environment to provide a clean steady source of power for a Pi.
by tweak42
Tue May 19, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What to put on SD card
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: What to put on SD card

I would just like to ask a question on what os or similar should I use in my rpi Noobs Just raspbian Anything else I know that noobs isnt really a OS I'd start with base install of Raspbian but strongly suggest buying a few spare micro sd cards and try everything. There's so much out there, half th...
by tweak42
Thu May 14, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: where to buy?
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: where to buy?

greg2711 wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 7:09 pm
Thanks
i edited my profile to say I am on the east coast USA, sorry about that omission. :)

Greg
If you happen to live near (or are passing by) a Micro Center, they have the cheapest in-store only pricing for Pi boards. They have a ton of other stuff there, like a candy store....
by tweak42
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why nano?
Replies: 48
Views: 2087

Re: Why nano?

nano only exists because Pine's Pico editor had licensing problems . It's not an editor I enjoy, but I see why Raspbian uses it and is embedded in the docs. Ha wow. I never knew that nano existed as a spin of pine (but now that I think about it, it makes sense). I first learned using pine/pico back...
by tweak42
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Please just ignore (some) 1st posts
Replies: 54
Views: 2084

Re: Please just ignore (some) 1st posts

My #1 rule, if you can't contribute something to positive or informative to the conversation, don't say anything. Although I often try to answer 1st poster questions when I can figure out what they are asking, there are times when I start to compose a reply then I take a step back and cancel my post...
by tweak42
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Powering Pi Zero with AA batteries
Replies: 29
Views: 2087

Re: Powering Pi Zero with AA batteries

Why not use a USB power bank. A small unit will be roughly the same size as 4 x AA in a case and give better life and without the need for step-down transformers. I run a Pi 3B+ with a 10000mah power bank and it runs for a long time. The OP said it needed to be AA cells because LiPo cells would be ...
by tweak42
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Google Drive Filestream on Pi
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: Google Drive Filestream on Pi

No, I dont want to do a hosted cloud. I want to access Google Drive in a similar way to how Filestream does it in Windows. I didn't think Insync supported the Pi but quick search turned up: https://help.insynchq.com/en/articles/112904-linux-insync-on-raspberry-pi This is paid software but there is ...
by tweak42
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Google Drive Filestream on Pi
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: Google Drive Filestream on Pi

Can anyone suggest something similar to Google Drive Filestream that will work on a Pi? thanks Nextcloud I haven't personally used it other than to install it on a Pi3 to test performance. But I have attended presentations by the creators and their aim is self hosted cloud on parity to google's clo...
by tweak42
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power multiple Raspberry Pi 4 B
Replies: 22
Views: 3795

Re: Power multiple Raspberry Pi 4 B

davidrule wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:34 pm
How about one of these? 5V / 150W.

https://www.amazon.com/LETOUR-Supply-Co ... B01HJA3OUG
That would definitely work assuming you minimize the voltage drop by using good connectors and keeping the wire length short.
by tweak42
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power multiple Raspberry Pi 4 B
Replies: 22
Views: 3795

Re: Power multiple Raspberry Pi 4 B

Okay. So I guess the safest option is to use a traditional power strip with dedicated Power supply for each Raspberry Pi. For Pi use you really want uniform power per port and each port able to supply at least the minimum. Amazon Simultaneous charging for your laptop (up to 45W), mobile devices (up...
by tweak42
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspPi 3B+ - Dual Fan Worth It?
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: RaspPi 3B+ - Dual Fan Worth It?

Hey guys... I'm just about to start cutting out and assembling my Arcade cabinet which is running off a RaspPi 3B+. Currently it has the small heat sinks that came with it. Is it worth it to pull those off and replace with them with a dual fan instead? Skip tiny fans and go with something larger th...
by tweak42
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Steam on Raspberry Pi 4?
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: Steam on Raspberry Pi 4?

I like your idea, I have a topic that compliments it: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=266330 . Steam made Proton for running games on Linux, but it's for x86 processors. QEMU can emulate x86 but very slowly on ARM. A vision for the future is that the Pi is powered by a new 6...
by tweak42
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Aluminum case for Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 6
Views: 2298

Re: Aluminum case for Raspberry Pi 4

A bit pricey for me, but still a very nice case. It could use 2 or more buttons, because the Pi reset jumper and and shutdown via GPIO 2 would require 2 separate buttons. There are no photos of the underside of the top and the underside of the base. Are there any features for attaching the case to a...
by tweak42
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SSD in an enclosure?
Replies: 9
Views: 945

Re: SSD in an enclosure?

miketuk wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:49 am
I would like to screw it to the outer enclosure
I'm not understanding exactly what you are looking for. Please add more detailed description.

I will add there are very few Pi cases / enclosures with mounts for 2.5" drives. Most I've seen are custom 3d printed results from Google image search.
by tweak42
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SSD in an enclosure?
Replies: 9
Views: 945

Re: SSD in an enclosure?

I have just ventured towards using SSD's with my Pi3 to minimise failure when it is out in the field. However, I would like to package the Kingston 120GB SSD in some kind of enclosure rather than just flopping around. But, I can't find a suitable drive case that could be affixed to something solid....
by tweak42
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So, what's the big new thing for this year's Pi Day (8th anniversary) ?
Replies: 130
Views: 7619

Re: So, what's the big new thing for this year's Pi Day (8th anniversary) ?

I had the privilege of meeting Eben Upton at the 2/29/2020 Raspberry Pi celebration event at the Tustin Micro Center in Southern California. Potato video recording of part of presentation: https://www.facebook.com/MicroCenter/posts As for hardware news, besides the price cut for the 2GB, Eben did co...
by tweak42
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi 4 heat sink
Replies: 25
Views: 1723

Re: RPi 4 heat sink

It's totally overkill but what I like about this design is the with new brackets, it could easily be used with a variety of SBC's going forward. don't believe that tower style cpu coolers are coming to the Pi4? so it happens :lol: we'd need to invent a new 'ATX form factor' case for it, maybe Pi4 ma...
by tweak42
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4B 2GB Price Drop - NOW $35
Replies: 46
Views: 3250

Re: Raspberry Pi 4B 2GB Price Drop - NOW $35

ejolson wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:03 pm
It seems the price reduction is in effect at Micro Center.
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Micro Center has had those prices since the end of January. I suspected that a price cut was on the horizon (Pi day) but did not want to contribute to speculation.
by tweak42
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: How many people can, at max, get on the Minecraft server with the Raspberry Pi 4 4gb and with a ssd?
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: How many people can, at max, get on the Minecraft server with the Raspberry Pi 4 4gb and with a ssd?

Suggest asking this in the Gaming sub forum as there are several Minecraft threads there.

User rpiMike in particular is active in making Pi's and Minecraft playable.
by tweak42
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PI Power - Commercial battery source
Replies: 28
Views: 1307

Re: PI Power - Commercial battery source

Hi, I have to do a presentation of a project in a place where there is no mains power, so I am looking for a suitable commercial battery power source for my Pi 3B+. Does anyone have a recommendation or experiences? Many thanks, Michael Xtar PB2S https://lygte-info.dk/review/Review%20Charger%20Xtar%...
by tweak42
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Powering Pi Zero with AA batteries
Replies: 29
Views: 2087

Re: Powering Pi Zero with AA batteries

Hi all I'm looking for a way to power a Pi zero using 4 AA batteries for a project and am seeking some advice on the hardware side of things. My main issue is how to regulate the 6v output to 5v in a reliable way throughout the discharge cycle but also secondary to this I need it to be as clean a s...
by tweak42
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it possible to access USB Web-Cam is this way?
Replies: 14
Views: 943

Re: Is it possible to access USB Web-Cam is this way?

Hi and good day. I would like to ask, is it possible for us to access the USB Connected Web-Cam in Raspberry Pi 3 B+ by using Windows. Well, what I mean is not by using VNC, Web Stream using IP or anything the display the Desktop GUI of Raspbian, but directly access the USB Web-Cam. For example, I ...
by tweak42
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: OpenWRT On Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 11
Views: 2267

Re: OpenWRT On Raspberry Pi 4

As far as I can tell there is no OpenWRT release for the Pi 4. Not even a "beta" snapshot or whatever. See the empty space in the Pi 4 row of the table here: https://openwrt.org/toh/raspberry_pi_foundation/raspberry_pi#installation Unless a Pi 3 build happens to run on it. In which case the image f...
by tweak42
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: OpenWRT On Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 11
Views: 2267

Re: OpenWRT On Raspberry Pi 4

Thanks for the tip, guys. But still I will not find any detailed instructions for installation. There are wiki instructions for flashing using linux, and it says to use Win32DiskImager for windows. https://openwrt.org/toh/raspberry_pi_foundation/raspberry_pi#installation You will need to unzip the ...
by tweak42
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi as a Download Box
Replies: 4
Views: 794

Re: Pi as a Download Box

Are there any online guides for installing a downloader like aria2 or youtube-dl to a headless Raspberry Pi and then using a Windows client to operate them? For example, I installed Transmission for torrent and then use Transmission Qt client in Windows 10 to add, download, and remove torrents from...

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