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by barton
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD card corruption after shutdown
Replies: 11
Views: 7449

Re: SD card corruption after shutdown

I've not had a problem despite a couple of unplanned shutdowns on my rpi3 due to development error. I sync a couple of time before going to shutdown if I've done a lot of disk writes, and it's sometimes amazing how much gets flushed. Otherwise I shutdown and wait for the green light to quit flashing...
by barton
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: wifi connection on Rpi 3 B
Replies: 10
Views: 3270

Re: wifi connection on Rpi 3 B

Make sure you're using recent Raspbian. My SD card came loaded with Noobs, etc., and loaded an older version of Raspbian. Wi-Fi quit working when Raspbian booted. I remade the SD with the latest software (Nov 2016 at the time, iirc) and wifi automatically works fine in Raspbian, except that I have t...
by barton
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PI Zero W info
Replies: 80
Views: 15035

Re: PI Zero W info

The backlash is unbelievable and pathetic. I started with a ZX81 because the ZX80 was obsolete/unavailable by the time I could afford one :). The Not-for-profit Raspberry Pi foundation comes out with a better version of the zero for a nominal increase, and people whine. I think a lot of folks are im...
by barton
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography
Replies: 345
Views: 114220

Re: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography

This is my feeble first light attempt with the v1.3 camera. 4 frames at 6s/iso800 stacked with with dark frame and with some processing during stack and afterwards in the GIMP (all on rpi3). Orion through some treetops (it was too dark to see them!). No tracking, but the rotation was mild enough ove...

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