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by Burngate
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Audio Jack Output Capabilities
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Audio Jack Output Capabilities

The schematics of the latest Pis are available at https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/schematics/README.md From there, it's relatively easy to calculate both output impedance and p-p drive capability For the 3B & 3B+ it's theoretically 1v p-p from 68Ω For the 2B it's 1v25 ...
by Burngate
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power led not on?
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Power led not on?

Red LED off, but no lightning bolt?
Is it a 3B+ (you don't say)? What OS? Is it up-to-date?

The red LED moved from one GPIO to another on the 3B+, and the under-voltage detection circuit moved from directly driving the LED
If you're not running up-to-date Raspbian, this may be the cause.
by Burngate
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3 b + reset button
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: Pi 3 b + reset button

J2 pin header: on the 3B+ the hole next to the RUN hole is no longer ground - it's now Global_En for the power chip.

So just use any convenient ground point instead.
by Burngate
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: GPIO Output Characteristics
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: GPIO Output Characteristics

Somewhere is a PDF - BCM2835 ARM Peripherals - and also in-depth discussion about the GPIO characteristics, by Gert and others. Nowhere does it mention open-drain or similar - unless I missed it - and I made the assumption that the I2C system drives it low for 0 and puts it into input for a 1. Yey o...
by Burngate
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: GPIO Output Characteristics
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: GPIO Output Characteristics

GPIO2 & GPIO3, header pins 3 & 5, 1k8 to 3v3
GPIO-B+.png
GPIO-B+.png (21.85 KiB) Viewed 130 times
grabbed from the schematic, coloured by me; and if you look carefully there's marking to indicate those that have internal pull-ups on boot-up (the rest are pull-down)
by Burngate
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Illuminated push button
Replies: 41
Views: 758

Re: Illuminated push button

If it were me, and if they're really that cheap, I'd be buying more than one, then tearing one apart to find out what's really inside.
But that's just me.
by Burngate
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Powering a sensor using an external power supply board
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Powering a sensor using an external power supply board

Just to be pedantic, with 1k and 2k resistors and 5v going in, the output will be 2/3 of 5v which is 3.33333.....v
But I bet your 2k resistor is 2k2, since that's a preferred value, so it'll turn out you're getting about 3.44v (5 * 2.2 / 3.2)
Still okay, though.
by Burngate
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: any way to fix the microSD card reader on the P3b+?
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: any way to fix the microSD card reader on the P3b+?

Before you toss it, it might be worth looking in the card slot for physical damage - bent pins, &c.
by Burngate
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Add-ons
Topic: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current
Replies: 149
Views: 9291

Re: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current

The fault appears to be with the PoE HAT, interacting with the chip on the Pi - any PoE HAT, some Pis. So if one gets a HaT and it doesn't play ball, there's no point in getting it replaced, yet - the next HAT will be no better. We'll have to wait for the re-spin. Is that the state of affairs at the...
by Burngate
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Where is Raspberry Pi 3 B+ microSD card reader?
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: Where is Raspberry Pi 3 B+ microSD card reader?

There are thousands of posters who ask a question then don't come back
Maybe they're happy with the answer but just too rude to say thankyou ... when is a troll not a troll?
by Burngate
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Illuminated push button
Replies: 41
Views: 758

Re: Illuminated push button

... Also I expect a filament lamp will attempt to take more than 16 mA if connected to a GPIO. Also of interest in these circumstances: the filament will be tungsten, and the operating temperature will be in the region of 2000 C Like most substances, its resistance is temperature dependant, so at s...
by Burngate
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Yellow lightning bolt
Replies: 15
Views: 388

Re: Yellow lightning bolt

After a quick look, that case confuses me. It has a power button, yet the power goes directly into the Pi? Confuses me, too. And clicking on the youtube link, I discovered it's 20 minutes long. I'm not going to sit through twenty minutes of blather - if he's got something useful to say, why not wri...
by Burngate
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where to post offering Pi expertise for hire?
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Where to post offering Pi expertise for hire?

Or, perhaps, https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=93 - "for sale"

It does say in the "Use of the 'Stuff for sale' forum" sticky
No businesses selling non-Pi goods or services
which to me implies a service such as Pi expertise is ok
by Burngate
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Generating Signal using headphone Jack
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Generating Signal using headphone Jack

The headphone jack already has a low-pass filter, but also a high-pass filter, so it only lets through audio-frequency signals.

What frequencies are you interested in?
by Burngate
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Add-ons
Topic: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current
Replies: 149
Views: 9291

Re: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current

If there's a diode, ideal or not, on the PoE HAT, then a higher voltage on the u-USB would take precedence. But higher voltage out of the PoE risks putting current back out of the u-USB Why they decided the ideal diode wasn't required, I don't know, since they intentionally put it in on the 3B and p...
by Burngate
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Simple audio enhancement
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Simple audio enhancement

By using gpio pins 12 and 13 with a slightly modified ( compared to stock ) LP filter , Pi audio can be somewhat improved . Not wanting to take the wind from your sails, but in what way is it improved? Which model are you talking about? The Pi 3B+ has a low-noise supply feeding the output stage, wh...
by Burngate
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Would this damage the pi?
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: Would this damage the pi?

... so just to clarify this is how the whole setup should look right right? https://my.mixtape.moe/toccxl.png NO !!! Both of the two signals needs to be reduced in size, from 5v to 3v3 So each has to have 2k2 in series, with 3k3 to ground, before reaching the GPIO. ---- 2k2 --------- GPIO | 3k3 | -...
by Burngate
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to dispose of broken lipo
Replies: 40
Views: 870

Re: How to dispose of broken lipo

Now that is interesting. I've not found that page, before - it seems to be aimed at shop managers, etc. rather than the general public.

It would seem to be reasonable to expect an outlet that sells batteries to accept used ones for disposal, but how that would work for on-line sales I don't know.
by Burngate
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Pull up resistors on ADS1015/ADS1115
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Pull up resistors on ADS1015/ADS1115

I'm not sure you need to remove them. The Pi's SDA & SDL have 1k8 pull-ups to 3v3; adding 10k in parallel won't make much difference. ADDR & ALRT will be fed to/from GPIOs; ADDR is an output from a GPIO, so pull-ups have no relevance but ALRT requires a pull-up to VDD, and having it on-board means y...
by Burngate
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi is a waste of time (and money).
Replies: 115
Views: 3903

Re: Raspberry Pi is a waste of time (and money).

I wonder how old his daughter is. If she's under about 13, she's looking to her father for guidance, and would like to impress him, but her friends aren't into computing and would give her strange looks if she started going on about it. She really needs her guide group to look into it. 13 to 18, she...
by Burngate
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: New to Raspberry - camera on axis, stacking images.
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: New to Raspberry - camera on axis, stacking images.

What I really don't know is what type of Raspberry starting system to go with, one that hopefully has all the software and such to create this application, and allow a display and some sort of data entry (keyboard or keypad). Well, that's easy. The Pi has to be the 3B+ , not because the other model...
by Burngate
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to dispose of broken lipo
Replies: 40
Views: 870

Re: How to dispose of broken lipo

It depends on where you are.

Batteries generally contain nasty elements that shouldn't go to landfill, but how you deal with them is difficult.
I'm lucky; my local Tesco's has a used battery recycling point. Your mileage will definitely vary.
by Burngate
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: New to Raspberry - camera on axis, stacking images.
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: New to Raspberry

This sounds really interesting. I'm not sure my thoughts are going to help, as (a) they're just my first thoughts and (b) you've probably already had them yourself! But here goes, anyway. For the vertical movement (Z axis), I assume you've got the mechanical side of things fairly well sorted, and yo...
by Burngate
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power Cable with switch
Replies: 30
Views: 924

Re: Power Cable with switch

What I'm really thinking (but it's not politic to say so) is that those foreigners don't know what they're doing. A side-by-side comparison of various plug-types would be useful, so have a look at, for example, https://www.raspberrypi.org/app/uploads/2017/05/Power-supply-kit-1-1810x1080.jpg Yes, tha...

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