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by mooblie
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The future of computer mice
Replies: 25
Views: 638

Re: The future of computer mice

Aside from the advantage of pixel-level precision of mice, mentioned above, there is the massive advantage of an entirely-absent interface methodology with touchpads etc:.: viz. the mouse-over . How does one hover over a button, menu, icon, control, link, title bar, , etc., etc. to generate an infor...
by mooblie
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Cables for connecting sensors to Pi
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: Cables for connecting sensors to Pi

I realise you said "2m" but depending on your sensors, your application, the frequency of change of the signal and the noise level in the intended environment, you may find that simply extending a cable that works at 20cm will not work so well at ten times the length. You really need to investigate ...
by mooblie
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Maplin comming back as online?
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Maplin coming back as online?

They were (IMHO) always hopelessly price-uncompetitive - both online and in-store. Unless they change that in the new incarnation, I'm not interested.
by mooblie
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3B+ onboard WiFi failure?
Replies: 16
Views: 500

Re: Pi 3B+ onboard WiFi failure?

Good point. It will be a bu**er to track that down, of course. Flexing the board, or putting just the right amount of pressure/stress near the mounting holes and connectors... ...tricky.
by mooblie
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3B+ onboard WiFi failure?
Replies: 16
Views: 500

Re: Pi 3B+ onboard WiFi failure?

Typical - having removed the Pi 3B+ from its case, ready for return to the (helpful) supplier, and testing it "naked" on the bench, it's working perfectly! Now I have to find what's causing the problem?...

It was a plastic case, before you ask...
by mooblie
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Whoa, cheap flash memory prices?!
Replies: 24
Views: 1010

Re: Whoa, cheap flash memory prices?!

It's a royal pain when you only need an 8/16GB pi card but the 32 is not much more ;-) What we all need here is a legitimate source of high quality, old stock, 8GB cards, that some distributor we can trust has left over, and wants to offload cheaply - but they're actually high quality cards of a pr...
by mooblie
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3B+ onboard WiFi failure?
Replies: 16
Views: 500

Re: Pi 3B+ onboard WiFi failure?

Thanks. I have an iPhone - I turned on the Mobile Data Personal Hotspot - but my 3B+ won't connect to that either. Again it sees SSID, it takes password, then it won't connect using onboard wifi. (Other PC/Macs I have can see/connect via the iPhone hotspot OK.) Going back to my own private router - ...
by mooblie
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3B+ onboard WiFi failure?
Replies: 16
Views: 500

Re: Pi 3B+ onboard WiFi failure?

PSU = standard recommended official 2.5A PSU. The real thing!
by mooblie
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3B+ onboard WiFi failure?
Replies: 16
Views: 500

Re: Pi 3B+ onboard WiFi failure?

Original /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf looks like: ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev update_config=1 country=GB network={ ssid="MY_SSID" psk="MY_PWD" key_mgmt=WPA-PSK } And after using... sudo sh -c "wpa_passphrase ssid-goes-here cleartext-password-goes-here >> /etc/w...
by mooblie
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3B+ onboard WiFi failure?
Replies: 16
Views: 500

Re: Pi 3B+ onboard WiFi failure?

WPA2 :D
by mooblie
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3B+ onboard WiFi failure?
Replies: 16
Views: 500

Re: Pi 3B+ onboard WiFi failure?

@Dougie Burnt new SD card with virgin copy of latest Raspbian Stretch (full version) 2018-10-09 - all booted OK. Booted OK, that is up until trying to connect to wifi network. Showed SSID, took password, then says "Failed to connect to network." Clicking network desktop icon shows Wifi is ON (i.e. i...
by mooblie
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3B+ onboard WiFi failure?
Replies: 16
Views: 500

Re: Pi 3B+ onboard WiFi failure?

DougieLawson wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:03 pm
What happens if you boot Raspbian Stretch (full version) 2018-10-09?
OK, I'll try that and report back. (Will take a while, on my super-slow-Broadband.)
by mooblie
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 130
Views: 6605

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

Thanks, Gordon. Good, but no cigar! :D

I've seen similar, but .... the Belling-Lee/coax socket is not panel-mounted. :(
by mooblie
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3B+ onboard WiFi failure?
Replies: 16
Views: 500

Pi 3B+ onboard WiFi failure?

I have an early Pi 3B+ (purchased in March 2018) which has been working perfectly until yesterday. Then, it wouldn't connect to wifi. Raspbian Stretch GUI showed the (previously attached) SSID name, and if I tried to reconnect, it asked for the password (already filled in) and pressing OK did nothin...
by mooblie
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 130
Views: 6605

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

Some good ideas for alternatives there. Thanks! For a neat solution (acceptable to SWMBO) I was thinking of mounting a Pi+TVhat in an old set-top Freeview tuner box (available at all good car-boots for a quid or two). But the Belling-Lee sockets on those are usually either PCB-mounted or fixed to a ...
by mooblie
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 130
Views: 6605

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

For the Pi 3B+ I can imagine a neat case with an MCX (I thought it was SMA but was wrong I believe) to Belling-Lee pigtail cable to allow the RF socket to be neatly mounted - rather than hard attached to the uHAT. I too have been looking for an MCX-to-Belling-Lee pigtail, but can't find one that in...
by mooblie
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 130
Views: 6605

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

OK, thanks.
by mooblie
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: New TV Tuner from HQ
Replies: 130
Views: 6605

Re: New TV Tuner from HQ

Regarding the antenna connection: I understand there is a female coax adapter included in the TV Hat kit, but is the connector actually on the TV Hat board known as an "MCX" socket, taking one of these plugs?: http://www.headspin.plus.com/store/forums/mcx.jpg ( I plan to case the unit, and I will be...
by mooblie
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: "Sorry but you are not permitted to use the search system." ?
Replies: 2
Views: 261

"Sorry but you are not permitted to use the search system." ?

I have been a member here for a while (a few years)? Tonight, when I try and use the Search facility (including using a favourite I keep, to find Active Topics) I get the message: "Sorry but you are not permitted to use the search system."? Is it me? Is it just me? Is it everybody? I tried logging o...
by mooblie
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Wifi Network not detected in OSMC and LibreElec
Replies: 3
Views: 3633

Re: Wifi Network not detected in OSMC and LibreElec

It sounds like your Wifi network (SSID) is maybe HIDDEN?

This is a setting in your router (not the Pi) so you might want to check that.
by mooblie
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Broken microSD card in slot card.
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: Broken microSD card in slot card.

Or a cocktail stick, with a dab of superglue on the end?

Let it set on the broken card, joining the cad and stick together, then pull out?
by mooblie
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot login to my pi via Putty...
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: Cannot login to my pi via Putty...

Remember some people mis-spell "raspberry" as "rasberry"...
by mooblie
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Self Adhesive PCB supports
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: Self Adhesive PCB supports

If you can find 2.5mm ones, they'll do.

Alternatively, if you're happy to carefully drill out the Pi's PCB mounting holes to 3.0mm, that should work too, assuming you can find 3.0mm PCB mounting pillars.
by mooblie
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: need case to hide LED lights
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: need case to hide LED lights

Thanks for the pointers, nightmare, I'll look into those articles.
by mooblie
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: need case to hide LED lights
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: need case to hide LED lights

Does the above answer mean one can hijack and re-use the ACT and PWR LEDs as general purpose LED indicators, under program control?

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