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by mooblie
Wed May 01, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Do I need heatsinks and a cooling fan for the 3B+? Getting a case...
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: Do I need heatsinks and a cooling fan for the 3B+? Getting a case...

In answer to the OP's original question, you MUST ensure that any case you are considering does NOT foul the four pins shown in red here: http://www.headspin.plus.com/store/forums/raspberry_pi_3_model_b_plus_01-1024x683.jpg Some of the earlier plastic 3B cases did foul, and needed a few minutes work...
by mooblie
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need a case, heatsinks and fan. Also "is this a bad case?"
Replies: 64
Views: 3048

Re: Need a case, heatsinks and fan. Also "is this a bad case?"

Available from AliExpress?: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/52Pi-Raspberry-Armor-Case-Aluminium-Alloy-Metal-Case-With-Dual-Fan-Cooling-Heatsink-for-Raspberry-Pi/32917091921.html Looking at this picture: where are the fans!?: http://www.headspin.plus.com/store/forums/52pib.jpg I'm guessing they don't...
by mooblie
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need a case, heatsinks and fan. Also "is this a bad case?"
Replies: 64
Views: 3048

Re: Need a case, heatsinks and fan. Also "is this a bad case?"

I wonder how much noise that makes?
by mooblie
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Choppy replay with TV uHat on pi zero w
Replies: 18
Views: 2299

Re: Choppy replay with TV uHat on pi zero w

............ I thought if it is interference, then perhaps separating the hat from the pi using a short ribbon cable might help. It does! All the choppiness is gone. Brilliant! Good detective work! So a short ribbon cable is perhaps recommended, if using the TVhat on a Pi0W? Would 6by9 (and the TVh...
by mooblie
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Wi-Fi issue powering Pi from gpio
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Wi-Fi issue powering Pi from gpio

If you fully recharge the NiMH batteries and try again, does it work then? EXACTLY what DC voltage are you feeding to the Pi when the Wifi isn't working? Rather than a fixed IC regulator, you might have more success with a DC-DC "buck" converter module, because they have an adjustable output, and yo...
by mooblie
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need a case, heatsinks and fan. Also "is this a bad case?"
Replies: 64
Views: 3048

Re: Need a case, heatsinks and fan. Also "is this a bad case?"

When following the link above, do remember that that Amazon page carries TWO versions of this heatsink:

- one for the Pi 2 and 3B
- one for the Pi 3B+.

Make sure to get the right one!
by mooblie
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need a case, heatsinks and fan. Also "is this a bad case?"
Replies: 64
Views: 3048

Re: Need a case, heatsinks and fan. Also "is this a bad case?"

This video shows some other DIY heatsink mounting possibilities, if you're handy with a bit of hardware bashing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AYGnw6MwFM
by mooblie
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Pi DVB hat - antenna adapter
Replies: 1
Views: 662

Re: Pi DVB hat - antenna adapter

It's called an "MCX" (Micro Coaxial) socket. It might be worth reading from here onwards:

viewtopic.php?f=35&t=225036&start=100#p1384897

In fact, that whole thread is very useful.
by mooblie
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Idea for the DVB TV Hat - capturing old videos / digicams - will this work?
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Idea for the DVB TV Hat - capturing old videos / digicams - will this work?

Agreed - sadly this won't work. The TV-HAT is for digital DVB Broadcast signals only. You won't be able to convert your old VHS recordings etc. into that format. You need another capture device as mentioned above to capture either composite video or UHF analogue TV signals.
by mooblie
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: distinguish between booting and rebooting
Replies: 16
Views: 1023

Re: distinguish between booting and rebooting

Write a unique string of text into some volatile storage (RAM) and then after a boot/reboot:

- if the string's still there, it was probably a warm soft reboot; but
- if the string's not there, it was probably a cold hard boot?

Any good?
by mooblie
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Model 3 B+ chip heights?
Replies: 10
Views: 630

Re: Model 3 B+ chip heights?

Did you mean the PMIC chip as the third obvious device ? I was referring to the BT/WiFi module metal cover (with the embossed raspberry on it) - but from memory - that doesn't get particularly hot does it? Is the PMIC (Power Management?) the next hottest guy there? and I assume you're saying that o...
by mooblie
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Model 3 B+ chip heights?
Replies: 10
Views: 630

Re: Model 3 B+ chip heights?

I see the "Kintaro" heatsink (which was unavailable for a while) seems to be back now: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07CTSNZYK/ref=psdc_949408031_t3_B009A8ATOK Does anyone know (or who has one and can tell us) WHICH of the obvious three devices on the 3B+ it makes thermal contact with? (Hopefully all...
by mooblie
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi face interupt giving problems
Replies: 0
Views: 99

Re: Pi face interupt giving problems

@gwaag:

You seem to have started three identical threads - almost certainly inadvertently.

You may wish to delete two?
by mooblie
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: 7" touchscreen not registering input
Replies: 7
Views: 1191

Re: 7" touchscreen not registering input

DougieLawson wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:53 pm
...some good stuff from Dougie...
[off topic]
Coo. Welcome back Dougie. Loving the sig.! :D
[/offtopic]
by mooblie
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: How to reduce the price of this?
Replies: 16
Views: 1373

Re: How to reduce the price of this?

This is an interesting alternative project: https://makezine.com/projects/build-raspberry-pi-powered-linux-laptop-that-fits-your-pocket/ It makes a Pi-powered computer in a clam-shell case the size of a pack of playing cards when shut. I wouldn't underestimate the wide range of different skills need...
by mooblie
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: can anyone guide me how to set Home automation Bridge on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ using LibreElec
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: can anyone guide me how to set Home automation Bridge on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ using LibreElec

Well, Kodi is massively extendable using plug-ins. I just looked, and there ARE plug-ins for home automation, to adjust room lighting, etc, (and probably things like room temperature) so mainly revolving around HTPC uses. So, I guess the answer is....yes.
by mooblie
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Pi-to-Pi Low Latency One-To-Many Video Streaming
Replies: 12
Views: 3476

Re: Pi-to-Pi Low Latency One-To-Many Video Streaming

Have you investigated "Motion" surveillance software on a Pi? There are many tutorials - here's one: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Raspberry-Pi-Webcam-Server-and-Stream-/ I used this to quickly setup a number of webcams, each serving webpages to anything on the network (including othe...
by mooblie
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just about to buy Raspberry Pi for Media Centre and would appreciate help
Replies: 30
Views: 1584

Re: Just about to buy Raspberry Pi for Media Centre and would appreciate help

You will probably find you don't even need a keyboard/mouse if you connect your new Kodi system to a TV with HDMI-CEC (as most of them have). This is because the TV's own remote control will control the Kodi system (via the HDMI cable's back-channel). This is all built-in - don't worry about it - ju...
by mooblie
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Background Noise on Audio
Replies: 15
Views: 1313

Re: Background Noise on Audio

Just re-read your first post. You've changed everything?!
I am lost for further ideas too. :( Sorry.
by mooblie
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Weird effects on images from camera on Raspberry Pi 3B+ with a D-Link 4G USB dongle attached to it
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: Weird effects on images from camera on Raspberry Pi 3B+ with a D-Link 4G USB dongle attached to it

...... - shorten the camera cable. ....... May I ask: I bought a Pi camera recently that had two cables - a short one and another one metre long!! :o Is there a limit to this cable length (maybe because of such interference/pickup)? ----- Edit: Sorry 6by9 - just seen you did mention a one metre cab...
by mooblie
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Background Noise on Audio
Replies: 15
Views: 1313

Re: Background Noise on Audio

Hmm. Sympathies!

Can you get/try another Pi?
by mooblie
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to extend the board in/outs to the rear of a big case?
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: How to extend the board in/outs to the rear of a big case?

I need to place the USB, HDMI and audio connectors in specific spots of the rear of the case. Don't forget the SD card slot. There are microSD card sockets extenders too: https://www.modmypi.com/raspberry-pi/accessories-198/output-adaptors/adaptors-and-extension-cables/micro-sd-to-micro-sd-extensio...
by mooblie
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Building a Raspberry Pi Home Media Center
Replies: 5
Views: 1579

Re: Building a Raspberry Pi Home Media Center

I was using an external USB drive, directly connected to the Pi, shown here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Proxima-Direct%C2%AE-External-compatible-MacBook/dp/B008NVWCIG It is "Currently Unavailable" but it only cost about <£20, but I would imagine any such DVD drive would work. Notably - that is a USB-p...
by mooblie
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is camera module really suitable for.24/7 streaming?
Replies: 16
Views: 1030

Re: Is camera module really suitable for.24/7 streaming?

Aha!! "I don't make jokes in base 13." :D I love it!
by mooblie
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Building a Raspberry Pi Home Media Center
Replies: 5
Views: 1579

Re: Building a Raspberry Pi Home Media Center

You need the MPEG2 Licence Key - it's needed for ANY DVDs - whether "commercial" Macrovision-encoded DVDs (or whatever) or not. "Protected" or "unprotected" doesn't enter into it. DVDs ALL use MPEG2 and play vastly better with the hardware decoder enabled. The licence is just pennies anyway. I use a...

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