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by FreezeTile
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS Composite Output?
Replies: 2
Views: 2486

Re: RISC OS Composite Output?

I've got it working now, thanks! :-D
by FreezeTile
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS Composite Output?
Replies: 2
Views: 2486

RISC OS Composite Output?

Does anyone know how to get RISC OS to output video through the 3.5mm AV jack? I'd use a HDMI to AV converter, but I'm hoping to get all the cables into a relatively small case, so the less space used up the better. Thanks!
by FreezeTile
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: The composite video's gone all funny
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: The composite video's gone all funny

The cable I bought was advertised as being compatible with the Pi, so that can't be the problem. I tried changing the config file: Composite video has sync pulses that are blacker-than-black That first picture is showing white sync pulses - the broad vertical white stripe is the line sync, the narr...
by FreezeTile
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: The composite video's gone all funny
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: The composite video's gone all funny

Wrong mode or your signal and ground are swapped. The RPi defaults to NTSC 480i unless you tell it to do otherwise. Set sdtv_mode=2 in /boot/config.txt for PAL https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/config-txt/video.md The cable I bought was advertised as being compatible with the ...
by FreezeTile
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: The composite video's gone all funny
Replies: 7
Views: 279

The composite video's gone all funny

Here's a Halloween horror for you - I'm trying to get composite video working on my Pi so I can use it on an old CRT TV, but when I plug it in, all I get is this.
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Any ideas?
by FreezeTile
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PS/2 on Raspbian?
Replies: 10
Views: 1375

Re: PS/2 on Raspbian?

hippy wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:22 pm
One thing to watch out for is that some of the adapters don't convey backslash or pipe key presses. That may depend on where the key is placed on the keyboard.
I'll keep that in mind.
by FreezeTile
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PS/2 on Raspbian?
Replies: 10
Views: 1375

Re: PS/2 on Raspbian?

rpdom wrote: That should work too. I have something similar for using ancient keyboards and mices.
Ok, thanks! :-)
by FreezeTile
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PS/2 on Raspbian?
Replies: 10
Views: 1375

Re: PS/2 on Raspbian?

How about one of these? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-PC-black-U ... :rk:7:pf:0
I need an old keyboard & mouse because I'm making an 80's/90's-style Pi setup.
by FreezeTile
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PS/2 on Raspbian?
Replies: 10
Views: 1375

Re: PS/2 on Raspbian?

jahboater wrote: Very likely!

USB keyboards and mice are very cheap in case they don't work.
But my bet is they will work fine.
Thanks!
by FreezeTile
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PS/2 on Raspbian?
Replies: 10
Views: 1375

PS/2 on Raspbian?

I have an old PS/2 mouse & keyboard, and I'm planning to use them with my Pi. If I buy this adapter - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-Male-to-PS-2-Mouse-Converter-Connector-Adapter/130924574780 - will my mouse & keyboard work on my Pi without me having to know lots of complicated driver things? Thank...
by FreezeTile
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Connecting a Pi to an 80's monitor?
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Re: Connecting a Pi to an 80's monitor?

My, 'try the simplest thing first,' approach would be to connect the composite video output from the 3.5mm jack on the RPi to the Composite In on pin 4 of the monitor. It worked! I connected pins 3 and 4 to a female composite jack and now it displays composite video! Now all I need is a 3.5mm to RC...
by FreezeTile
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Connecting a Pi to an 80's monitor?
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Connecting a Pi to an 80's monitor?

I recently picked up this vintage green-screen computer monitor from c. 1983, and I thought it would be fun to use it with my Pi and other devices. DSCN0254.JPG How would I buy/build a video cable that connects a male composite jack to the DIN(?) socket on the back of the monitor? DSCN0246.JPG Here ...
by FreezeTile
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Should I use this power switch with my Pi 3B?
Replies: 21
Views: 995

Re: Should I use this power switch with my Pi 3B?

Yes, I'm using a power bank. https://www.anker.com/products/variant/ ... 0/A1263011

I could consider using a PowerBoost... Is there a version with at least 2A out? I'd need that to power the screen, keyboard etc.
by FreezeTile
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Should I use this power switch with my Pi 3B?
Replies: 21
Views: 995

Re: Should I use this with my Pi 3B?

Darn it!

Well, if a cable manufacturer happens to read this, a switched USB cable with a gauge of 24 AWG or less would be a great device for Pi users, especially those who are making their Pis portable.
by FreezeTile
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Should I use this power switch with my Pi 3B?
Replies: 21
Views: 995

Re: Should I use this with my Pi 3B?

Sorry I took so long to reply. I'm trying to make my Pi portable, so I need a power switch. Has anyone got any recommendations? My Pi setup uses about 2A of power in total. :D
by FreezeTile
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Should I use this power switch with my Pi 3B?
Replies: 21
Views: 995

Re: Should I use this with my Pi 3B?

Thank you! :mrgreen:
by FreezeTile
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Should I use this power switch with my Pi 3B?
Replies: 21
Views: 995

Should I use this power switch with my Pi 3B?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181775204587

Is it safe to use a switch like this with my Raspberry Pi 3 Model B? Is there a better option? When it comes to powering the Pi, I want to be on the safe side. :D
by FreezeTile
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Did my Pi 3 die while updating? [RESOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: Did my Pi 3 die while updating?

Oh, never mind. I unplugged it and plugged it back in again and everything works fine now. :)
by FreezeTile
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Did my Pi 3 die while updating? [RESOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Did my Pi 3 die while updating? [RESOLVED]

I was just running the sudo apt-get dist-upgrade command on my Pi 3 B running Raspbian Jessie, and the screen just went blank! I'm not getting the No Signal message from my TV, so the HDMI port must be sending some kind of signal to it. The access indicator on the Pi is still flashing randomly, as i...
by FreezeTile
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Official Raspberry Pi keyboard
Replies: 36
Views: 7966

Re: Official Raspberry Pi keyboard

A keyboard with the Pi case's white/red colour scheme would be nice. Maybe a mouse, too. :)
by FreezeTile
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi prototype on Wayback Machine
Replies: 2
Views: 1266

Raspberry Pi prototype on Wayback Machine

I just found photos of a Raspberry Pi prototype from May 6, 2011 and I thought I'd share it here. Neat, huh? 8-)
http://web.archive.org/web/201105060020 ... rrypi.org/
by FreezeTile
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: My Newbie Pi Case
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: My Newbie Pi Case

Awesome case! I'm working on a case for my portable Pi project, but I'm using Lego. :mrgreen:
by FreezeTile
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Why are Newbie's ignored?
Replies: 13
Views: 896

Re: Why are Newbie's ignored?

I'm also a newbie when it comes to the Pi, but I've found that the community here is great. They've answered all my questions so far, and I've learnt a lot of useful information.
If you're new to the Pi, I can't recommend this forum enough. :D
by FreezeTile
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Battery for Pi 3B?
Replies: 11
Views: 2254

Re: Battery for Pi 3B?

That sounds great for what I need. I've found a power bank that fits within my price range: https://www.anker.com/products/variant/PowerCore-10000/A1263011 It outputs 2.4A and has a capacity of 10000mAh. I'll be using this cable: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRAIDED-20AWG-5-Pack-10cm-Short-Micro-USB-F...
by FreezeTile
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Battery for Pi 3B?
Replies: 11
Views: 2254

Re: Battery for Pi 3B?

After some research, I think I need 1.39A minimum to power everything. That depends on whether the LCD only requires 50mA (which I doubt, even though I've read that the GPIO connectors can only output up to 50mA). This is my source for the information: https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/faqs/#topPower...

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