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by tony1tf
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: CloudIO board from Farnell Element 14
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Re: CloudIO board from Farnell Element 14

Hi @bythegram I have only just looked back at this post and saw your reply. I never did find the ssh password. I confess to not looking at the board for a long time - The closed nature of the device doesn't seem to go well with the RPi community. I have recently discovered Particle Photon devices - ...
by tony1tf
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: PiHAT - Rasberry Pi Home Automation Transmitter
Replies: 194
Views: 74328

Re: PiHAT - Rasberry Pi Home Automation Transmitter

Hi @greatdane I don't know whether you are still looking at this thread, but I wanted to thank you for the insight into the EEPROMs in the remote switches. I only recently found your reply, having being using the Pihat software to transmit to a Status remote control for years. I had seen that the EE...
by tony1tf
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 807
Views: 76409

Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - where's the ADC?

The new Pi 4 looks great for laptop or desktop replacement. But, why no ADC available on the GPIO multiplexed pins? Is there a commercial reason in that the Foundation don't want to upset the re-sellers with the various peripherals that provide an ADC function. ADC inputs would finally kick Arduinos...
by tony1tf
Mon May 06, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Controlling an RF thermostat
Replies: 15
Views: 2356

Re: Controlling an RF thermostat

A bit late to this thread, but .. I have a Salus wireless thermostat and have used lots of RPIs over the years. I found this article with links to github etc on the Salus protocols. https://the.cyclingengineer.co.uk/2013/11/23/home-automation-integrating-salus-rt500-rf-in-openhab-using-a-jeelink/ Tony
by tony1tf
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: CloudIO board from Farnell Element 14
Replies: 2
Views: 430

CloudIO board from Farnell Element 14

Has anybody purchased a CloudIO IOT addon board from Farnell? Searches don't find any posts here yet. I have just got one and am struggling a bit with it. Unfortunately for a 'proper' programmer its programming consists of pre-built blocks dragged around a screen to create an IOT application. These ...
by tony1tf
Thu May 18, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Blue screen when trying to reach google projects.?
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: Blue screen when trying to reach google projects.?

Hi both I wasn't using a script blocker. I am using a MacBook with Chrome, so I just tried with Safari, and got the same blue screen, but then the project box came up. A bit slow to load, but all seems OK. Went back to Chrome in case it was just slow loading, but still blank. Seems funny that Google...
by tony1tf
Thu May 18, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Blue screen when trying to reach google projects.?
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Blue screen when trying to reach google projects.?

I have tried yesterday and today to reach the Google voice projects page and am just getting a bright blue screen - can any others get through:
https://aiyprojects.withgoogle.com/voice/
Tony
by tony1tf
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Redbear wifi PHat anyone care to share like/love/hate?
Replies: 8
Views: 2084

Re: Redbear wifi PHat anyone care to share like/love/hate?

To continue my previous post about the RedBear Wifi IOT PHAT, I got carried away with talking about incompatibility with servoblaster. I meant to say that I sent a message to the Redbear team early on regarding the fact that they only supplied the HAT with a standard 40 way socket. So when the unit ...
by tony1tf
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Redbear wifi PHat anyone care to share like/love/hate?
Replies: 8
Views: 2084

Re: Redbear wifi PHat anyone care to share like/love/hate?

Mine works OK, but of course has now been superseded by the PiZeroW. I am trying to use servoblaster on my PiZero, and the default setup causes constant interrupts that use over 95% of cpu time on irq/86-mmc1. Managed to stop the service (not quite sure how), and then a reboot got everything working...
by tony1tf
Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Compute Module
Topic: OpenPi
Replies: 25
Views: 7655

Re: OpenPi

I've posted links to a few of the other files from github associated with WirelessThings on the new Google Group for OpenPi. I now realise that the web-archived WirelessThings doesnt include the forums because of the robot.txt file preventing it - its only the top level stuff shown. Unfortunately, I...
by tony1tf
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Compute Module
Topic: OpenPi
Replies: 25
Views: 7655

Re: OpenPi

Thanks Gadget
I've applied to join. I have just downloaded the github zip file - can link to that. Archive does appear to have the forum, but nothing in 2016, so more recent correspondence about the OpenPi is missing.
Tony
by tony1tf
Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Compute Module
Topic: OpenPi
Replies: 25
Views: 7655

Re: OpenPi

Hi Rattus I've seen that announcement - doesn't help us, though. It seems that big business has screwed a successful company, and left us users in the lurch. This especially applies here, as the forum no longer works, so there's not much left except Raspberrypi.org. The openmicros.org domain hosted ...
by tony1tf
Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Compute Module
Topic: OpenPi
Replies: 25
Views: 7655

OpenPi Support

Wirelessthings who made the OpenPi seem to have been liquidated, and their server wirelessthings.net is down. This server hosted the open micros forum. Does anyone have any more info on support for OpenPi?
Tony
by tony1tf
Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gert's VGA add-on for the B+
Replies: 240
Views: 110912

Re: Gert's VGA add-on for the B+

I know this is an old topic, but our Hackspace ( http://leicesterhackspace.org.uk ) has some new1024 X 768 LCD panels with 3.3V TTL interface ( LG Philips LM151X05 A3C1 15" ). We were wondering if we could make a video wall by driving them with Pi Zeroes. It occurred to me that the GPIO pins can per...
by tony1tf
Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PiZero Reset/Run pin
Replies: 1
Views: 4228

PiZero Reset/Run pin

Can anyone throw some light on the pad marked "RUN" next to the composite TV pads on the PiZero. Is this the same as the reset pin on Pi 2's etc. Is this pin the best way to shutdown the PiZero safely?
Tony
by tony1tf
Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: DS18B20 no longer works in parasitic mode, w1_therm bug?
Replies: 10
Views: 8153

Re: DS18B20 no longer works in parasitic mode, w1_therm bug?

I know this is an old topic, now, but I am having problems adding a OneWire temperature sensor to the OpenPi. Can someone summarise what needs to be changed in the latest Jessie system, please. I believe I have done all that has been suggested in various forums: in modules: w1-gpio pullup=1 w1-therm...
by tony1tf
Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PiZero not booting.
Replies: 16
Views: 16168

Re: PiZero not booting.

I'm on my way to getting it running, now. Had to completely reformat an old NOOBs card and copy the latest software NOOBS_v1_5_0. Its a long process, and the Raspian extract is quite slow, but it looks like it will get there soon. PiZero is now taking 150mA or so. There needs to be some clear instru...
by tony1tf
Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PiZero not booting.
Replies: 16
Views: 16168

Re: PiZero not booting.

The green LED on my Pizero is flashing 7 short one long. I used a microSD card from my working RPi 2. I appear to have an SSH connection with a wifi card in my hub, but cannot get it to understand the default password. Also no HDMI display. Tried a fresh NOOBS card (older version) and then no flashi...
by tony1tf
Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: OpenGLES
Topic: GL ES with FFT: Any Problems ? Works on PI2
Replies: 43
Views: 15846

Re: GL ES with FFT: Any Problems ? (not any more!)

Hi Peter Are you still monitoring this thread? You have made some great progress here. It looks like you have laid the framework down for a lot of us who would like to use the Pi for radio work, but are not too good at low level coding (even though I used to use BBC Basic and ARM assembler decades a...
by tony1tf
Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: RPI RTL-SDR server: Segmentation fault.
Replies: 50
Views: 22797

Re: RPI RTL-SDR server: Segmentation fault.

I have recently installed the latest rtl_sdr on a couple of Model B Pi's from a new NOOBS card with no problems, for a radio astronomy application. So far have used rtl_test, rtl_fm and rtl_power with no problems - thou not used rtl_tcp yet. Using the following commands - includes libraries for FITS...
by tony1tf
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Lipo charger
Replies: 5
Views: 2986

Re: Pi Lipo charger

Hi Although I can see there might be safety implications in trusting a Pi completely to turn off charging when the batteries are full, this sounds like an interesting discussion thread. As regards ADCs - any ADC with sufficient inputs for your monitoring is OK. Just use a voltage divider to reduce t...
by tony1tf
Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stellarium
Replies: 39
Views: 14214

Re: Stellarium

Just downloaded Stellarium - the log file shows it as version 0.11.3. Tried running and got the OpenGL not supported message. Then saw the post from Jamesh suggesting to try running from outside the desktop - used my Mac and "startlxde" command. Great, Stellarium runs - get a lot of messages on the ...
by tony1tf
Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Simulate a key click in tkinter
Replies: 3
Views: 1906

Re: Simulate a key click in tkinter

Hi Ken Thanks for your guidance and code. In fact before seeing your post I was finally able to get the code working myself very much along the same lines. I had previously seen the 'after' method, but couldn't make it work - I kept getting errors that it didnt exist, and then discovered the need fo...
by tony1tf
Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Simulate a key click in tkinter
Replies: 3
Views: 1906

Simulate a key click in tkinter

I have been trying for several days now to add a button into a tkinter program which will allow a continuous loop to be stopped. The main loop gets a mouse click and then runs some hardware and draws a graph. As long as I allow it to run just once and return than the graph is drawn and a second mous...
by tony1tf
Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Launching program in terminal
Replies: 3
Views: 6063

Re: Launching program in terminal

Hi Hiro Have you had success yet? I am struggling with the same problem to get a desktop shortcut to run a shell script. This particular one is to run mpide for generating code for the Chipkit Pi, and normally I open a terminal and cd to the directory and type ./mpide. I tried to use Exec=<directory...

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