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by toldcodger
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Small Screen
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Small Screen

Thanks for the info. The screen may be a pipe dream. I’m having enough problems getting the pi, the camera and a power supply in the case at the moment :D
by toldcodger
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Small Screen
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Small Screen

Hi, I hope this is the correct part of the forum. If not please feel free to move it. I’m trying to fit a Pi0 and pi camera in a Brownie Reflex camera. The I would like to replace the mirror and glass viewing screen with a small lcd / oiled screen. Does anyone know of a screen that will connect via ...
by toldcodger
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Adafruit 3.5 " touchscreen
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Adafruit 3.5 " touchscreen

I have a problem with an Adafruit 3.5 touchscreen.
I’m new to this Xstroke and touchscreens. How do you run an Evtest ?

I don’t have much spare time at the moment but if I get anywhere I’ll let you know.

Regards

Dave
by toldcodger
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Musical notes in Python
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Re: Musical notes in Python

I got it to work with the UnicornHat and SonicPi.

Unfortunately the movie won’t upload. It looks like I need to convert it to an avi file.

I was looking at SonicPi and saw the OSC option. You have to have SonicPi open and running an OSC listening script but it works.
by toldcodger
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Musical notes in Python
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Re: Musical notes in Python

Thanks guys,

On the micro bit I lit up a row of leds then played a note, then another row of leds and another note etc.

I think the rttl method may be the best fit.For this method.

If I get it working on the Pi i’ll Post it on here.

Thanks again

Dave
by toldcodger
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Issue with WD My Passport 2To
Replies: 28
Views: 6818

Re: Issue with WD My Passport 2To

Thanks. I’ll remember that if I need to reformat it.
by toldcodger
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Musical notes in Python
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Musical notes in Python

Hi, I was recently playing around with micro python on a BBC microbit. Using some basic instructions I got it to show rows of LED’s and using the music library I got it to play the notes of the Close Encounters riff very simply by stating the note, octave and duration, i.e G4:4, A4:4 etc. I think th...
by toldcodger
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Official 7” Touchscreen Power
Replies: 8
Views: 2095

Re: Official 7” Touchscreen Power

Well you, and people like you, make this community what it is.

You all do a great job

Thanks again.
by toldcodger
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Official 7” Touchscreen Power
Replies: 8
Views: 2095

Re: Official 7” Touchscreen Power

Thank you for the quick response Gents.

Do you reply to every post Dougie :)

As I said in my original post, I wasn’t sure if i’d missed something special about the pins.

Regards

Dave
by toldcodger
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Official 7” Touchscreen Power
Replies: 8
Views: 2095

Official 7” Touchscreen Power

Hi, I have had the screen for some time now and it’s working perfectly. I just want to clarify something simple before breaking it :). According to the instructions, the power and ground should be connected to pins 4 & 6. Would it matter if the 5v was connected to pin 2 and the ground to one of the ...
by toldcodger
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Heatsink on the LAN Chip
Replies: 18
Views: 1728

Re: Heatsink on the LAN Chip

I have a multimeter at work that measures temperature. I’ll do some before and after checks and see if there is any difference. I’ve made a fan that senses the cpu temp and varies the fan speed accordingly I got the heatsink in a pack of 12 at the Maplins wake. It’s a bit long but I’ll cut it down. ...
by toldcodger
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Heatsink on the LAN Chip
Replies: 18
Views: 1728

Re: Heatsink on the LAN Chip

Thanks guys,

I know it gets hot but it’s more my OCD. There’s a hole in the case lid ... it needs something in it :)

Regards

Dave
by toldcodger
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Heatsink on the LAN Chip
Replies: 18
Views: 1728

Heatsink on the LAN Chip

Hi, I have a RPi 3B+ and my case has a hole above the LAN / USB chip. It’s the black chip in the middle of the board just behind the USB ports. I know everyone says the RPi doesn’t need heatsinks, but would it do any harm to put a heatsink on it. I have a heatsink with a self adhesive thermal patch ...
by toldcodger
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dead Pi
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Dead Pi

Thanks guys, I knew it was a forlorn hope but it’s always worth asking :) I remembered seeing that trick with the polyfuse so I left the it powered off for a couple of days and it was the same. :( My fine soldering skills are non existent so I may hand it over to friend who’s a wizard with electroni...
by toldcodger
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dead Pi
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Dead Pi

Hi, I’ve killed my RPI3B+. It was plugged in and working, I dropped a screw near it and it hit the Pi. The Pi shut down and hasn’t started since. Please don’t lecture me about covering the Pi etc. I know it was stupid and I feel bad enough :( I think it either shorted just the 3.3v & 5v pins or, mor...
by toldcodger
Tue May 29, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Adding a 5V Fan to a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and having control of it
Replies: 49
Views: 55145

Re: Adding a 5V Fan to a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and having control of it

Firstly, thanks for this info. I had a tiny 5 volt fan so I got the transistor, diode and resistor and set it up. The fan wasn’t actually up to the job, so it wouldn’t go below 75% speed. I bought a couple of 5 volt fans from Pi Hut and using the same circuit, I tried again. I hacked some code toget...
by toldcodger
Sun May 13, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Noobs error resizing existing fat partition
Replies: 37
Views: 44029

Re: Noobs error resizing existing fat partition

Thanks for this. Like a few others I found an SD card reader that the Pi likes.
by toldcodger
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zero test points
Replies: 7
Views: 4567

Re: Pi Zero test points

Thanks for the info. Unfortunately the info proved the Zero was dead as the proverbial. I tried to update it the other day and it was dead. I had been running it from a phone bank. I tested the output from the bank and it never went above 5.03 volts so i’m not sure what killed it. It worked the last...
by toldcodger
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't get my Pi to write a file to Windows
Replies: 22
Views: 1282

Re: Can't get my Pi to write a file to Windows

It may have been a typo earlier but you said the sudo apt install nmap command didn’t work. I think the command should be “sudo apt-get install nmap”
by toldcodger
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Issue with WD My Passport 2To
Replies: 28
Views: 6818

Re: Issue with WD My Passport 2To

I recently bought a 2Tb WD My Passport drive. I had full access on a Win 10 laptop and I could access the drive and open folders when I connected it to the Raspberry Pi, but I could not create folders or files. Nor could I paste or move anything on to the drive. I reformatted it as vfat from the Pi ...
by toldcodger
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Emergency Mode due to fstab
Replies: 12
Views: 42359

Re: Emergency Mode due to fstab

Worked like a charm. Thanks epoch1970. I had edited fstab and nofail was not in the line I added. I presume this was the reason for the read only boot up I was trying to add a new user and give them full access to any usb devices without adding them to the root or pi groups. This was just the last i...
by toldcodger
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Boot Issues
Replies: 0
Views: 160

Boot Issues

This is an odd one, but it may happen to others. I have two identical TV’s. I had connected a Pi Zero to one and did some configuring on it everything shutdown normally. The following day I connected the Zero to the other TV. It appeared to boot immediately to the desktop but was not really working....
by toldcodger
Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Zero Will boot, but won't show video
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Pi Zero Will boot, but won't show video

Hi, I copied the commands from a topic and they came up with what looked like the correct data. To be fair I put the sudo in because I thought it would need it. If I don't it usually does :) I thought it might be the standard to mini adapter too so I bought a standard HDMI to mini HDMI cable but tha...
by toldcodger
Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Zero Will boot, but won't show video
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Pi Zero Will boot, but won't show video

Thanks for the quick response. I have tried the Zero on 5 monitors / TV's and have the monitor data saved in a txt file. Apparently you cannot upload a txt file though. I found a help topic with the various commands for getting the information from the displays so I had already entered the command b...
by toldcodger
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Zero Will boot, but won't show video
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Pi Zero Will boot, but won't show video

Hi, I received a Pi Zero a few days ago and mine won't show anything on the display. I've plugged the bare board into my Win7 laptop and it bings. It is in the device manager in other devices. It says it couldn't find a driver. I've tried to update the driver but it comes back with "Windows could no...

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