Go to advanced search

by carlvk
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: errors running a python script
Replies: 6
Views: 1303

Re: errors running a python script

Do you know these typos will be the death of me. I must have looked at that script a hundred times and missed that
Thank you Pearyn Thank you
by carlvk
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: errors running a python script
Replies: 6
Views: 1303

Re: errors running a python script

Thanks Scotty Ok here is the code for GmailWrapper.py all credit to Sam Storino #!/usr/bin/env python from imapclient import IMAPClient, SEEN SEEN_FLAG = 'SEEN' UNSEEN_FLAG = 'UNSEEN' class GmailWrapper: def __init__(self, host, userName, password): # force the user to pass along username and passwo...
by carlvk
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: errors running a python script
Replies: 6
Views: 1303

Re: errors running a python script

Thanks for the reply Scotty I tried that but no joy.
by carlvk
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: errors running a python script
Replies: 6
Views: 1303

errors running a python script

Hi Folks, its been a while, I am building a an automatic cat feeder on my pi3 running raspbian and I have two scripts one is called GmailWrapper.py and the other is CatFeeder.py using the terminal I can start the python emulator by typing python and then import CatFeeder <enter> CatFeeder.feedByGmai...
by carlvk
Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: PiHAT - Rasberry Pi Home Automation Transmitter
Replies: 194
Views: 76231

Re: PiHAT - Rasberry Pi Home Automation Transmitter

OK, thanks I will look out for a set. and try again after christmas
Have a good one everyone
by carlvk
Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: PiHAT - Rasberry Pi Home Automation Transmitter
Replies: 194
Views: 76231

Re: PiHAT - Rasberry Pi Home Automation Transmitter

@alvinAvR I bought a remote controlled socket from Maplins http://www.maplin.co.uk/remote-controlled-mains-socket-set-531547 Product Code: N78KA to achieve pretty much the same what everyone else is trying to achieve. Not knowing exactly how these remotes/sockets exactly work I spent ages trying va...
by carlvk
Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Could you help me identify this motor please
Replies: 3
Views: 846

Re: Could you help me identify this motor please

Thanks Ravenous
You are correct there is a slit wheel and Ir sensor inside, it also has a nice gearbox.
I am going to re-task the chassis as the base for a rover
by carlvk
Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Could you help me identify this motor please
Replies: 3
Views: 846

Could you help me identify this motor please

I have this defunct robovac and it has two of these motors. https://www.dropbox.com/s/87it7mkn4k7noo6/20121128_154019.jpg They plug into the main board here https://www.dropbox.com/s/xr9ohongzrbrp9t/20121128_154007.jpg both sides of the connector are linked Although both sides of the motor board dif...
by carlvk
Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I accidentally put 8.4V through my Pi
Replies: 9
Views: 1769

Re: I accidentally put 8.4V through my Pi

I did that to my original board and now I can use it as a pretty red light. :roll:
My luck is not nearly as good as yours it seems :ugeek:
by carlvk
Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: RC Servo Controller
Replies: 4
Views: 1620

Re: RC Servo Controller

I would like to add my interest to this if the costs stay around the £20 - 30 mark
by carlvk
Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Test Whether Raspberry Pi Has 512MB RAM
Replies: 88
Views: 54003

Re: Test Whether Raspberry Pi Has 512MB RAM

Please - plain English? I have tried everything described here and only show 256 ram total no matter what the split is set for. Could someone please just write the instructions step by step starting at step 1 and go in order for us rookies PLEASE! Hmmm... !. Wait probably about 2 weeks. 2. Run "sud...
by carlvk
Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: WebIOPi : control your Pi’s GPIO with a browser
Replies: 316
Views: 172669

Re: WebIOPi : control your Pi’s GPIO with a browser

after editing the conf file and adding the last set of text for lighttpd.conf I get this error 2012-10-14 16:02:02: (configfile.c.943) source: /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf line: 36 pos: 13 parser failed somehow near here: (EOL) Does anyone know what noob error I may have made this time? all (polite) ...
by carlvk
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Getting started with robotics?
Replies: 26
Views: 10646

Re: Getting started with robotics?

http://www.instructables.com/ This is a great site with (usually) clear step by step instructions. there are a few robotics things on here but... mainly its just a great how to site. http://letsmakerobots.com/ Has a start here section to make your first robot and loads of people making all sorts of ...
by carlvk
Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard Assembly Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 23129

Re: Gertboard Assembly Thread

It honestly seems to me that I didn't need flux paste and this is the first time I've ever assembled anything like this. I used to make such a mess with a soldering iron :oops: not sticking things together (except melted plastic insulation). I watched a few soldering instruction videos, I realised I...
by carlvk
Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:04 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: ATmega problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2029

Re: ATmega problem

Yeah yeah , ththththththttththtt
There's another raspberry to go with your collection :D :D
by carlvk
Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: serial read
Replies: 7
Views: 1546

Re: serial read

I know, I share your :oops:
by carlvk
Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: ATmega problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2029

Re: ATmega problem

:oops: :oops: :oops: RTFM Carl :oops: From Gordon's site Note: to upload you must use the File -> Upload using programmer Method if the normal method doesn’t appear to work for you. (The standard method seems to assume it’s using a serial port and sometimes gets confused, so use this method, or type...
by carlvk
Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: serial read
Replies: 7
Views: 1546

Re: serial read

I too missed this part of the instructions until just now
About half way down
by carlvk
Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: ATmega problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2029

Re: ATmega problem

maybe there was an error in the knob sketch? Nah - second thoughts if sweep doesn't work, it must be something to do with your install. Sweep works fine for me. I'll need to go through the manual and test the examples myself, but meanwhile, try unplugging the programming cables to see if it makes a...
by carlvk
Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: ATmega problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2029

Re: ATmega problem

odd it worked again with blink but has gone al wonkyplop again when I tried sweep
:?:
by carlvk
Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: ATmega problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2029

ATmega problem

Sigh this is Hard! I am hoping for a little help I have assembled my board and successfully tested the ATmega with the blink program. then I tried to run the example "Knob" and I've set up the wiring as per the Gertboard manual and the Arduino instructions. Then I got this error avrdude: verificatio...
by carlvk
Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard Assembly Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 23129

Re: Gertboard Assembly Thread

From https://projects.drogon.net/raspberry-pi/gertboard/arduino-ide-installation-isp/ Hack/Slash You need to have installed the second set of instructions for Raspbian hard float. After that the script should work. Did you install the first lot? Probably, I had gone past the point where I should ha...
by carlvk
Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard Assembly Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 23129

Re: Gertboard Assembly Thread

Well I got mine finished in about 3hrs. I actually found the whole thing including the SMD's much easier than I thought it would be. I am using a 60w adjustable soldering station that I bought from Amazon for about £40. I used a magnifier and tweezers for the tiniest of the SMD's using the tin-one-s...
by carlvk
Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard Assembly Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 23129

Re: Gertboard Assembly Thread

Awesome!
Thank you so much I was about get in the car and go and open up the offices. 30 mile round trip!
That is exactly what I needed Exartemarte thank you
by carlvk
Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard Assembly Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 23129

Re: Gertboard Assembly Thread

Aarrrrgh Ihave left the tandy instructions at work
Does anyone have the time to scan and post or link please
The official instructions are slightly different and I need to identify the tandy components


:oops:

Go to advanced search