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by zedin
Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Cannot connect xmbc to windows share
Replies: 1
Views: 754

Cannot connect xmbc to windows share

So got a pi to use downstairs on the entertainment center for accessing music and movies. The issue is I cannot get the pi to connect to any of the shares for the life of me. The shares on on a windows server 2012r2 machine. I have tried both regular SMB sharing as well as NFS sharing. For the SMB s...
by zedin
Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Can you disable HDMI switching with XBMC?
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Re: Can you disable HDMI switching with XBMC?

Good point.. In the RPiconfig list of command at eLinux.org (http://elinux.org/RPiconfig) hdmi_ignore_cec_init Doesn't sent initial active source message. Avoids bringing (CEC enabled) TV out of standby and channel switch when rebooting. hdmi_ignore_cec_init=1 hdmi_ignore_cec Pretends CEC is not sup...
by zedin
Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Can you disable HDMI switching with XBMC?
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Re: Can you disable HDMI switching with XBMC?

gah! Never mind.. 30min of searching before I post find nothing.. then 2 min after I find the answer! Grrrrr
by zedin
Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Can you disable HDMI switching with XBMC?
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Can you disable HDMI switching with XBMC?

So setting up my pi as a media center with XBMC (currently trying rasbian) but I have it part of a larger entertainment system. The issues I have is that if the pi updates or reboots or whatever it is sending commands to my AV receiver to switch to that input. This is kinda annoying when I am watchi...
by zedin
Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: GPIO pin access with tuples
Replies: 4
Views: 1715

Re: GPIO pin access with tuples

Main problem seems that you are making a LED list of string elements instead of numbers by using the quotes during list creation.
by zedin
Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPIO and Ground with 3.3V and 5V question
Replies: 9
Views: 6437

Re: GPIO and Ground with 3.3V and 5V question

Well the ultimate goal is to switch relays connected to AC outlets to turn Christmas light on and off.

I want to tie this to a script to make an equalizer visual and have them switch when a channel reaches a given volume. So I can basically play any song via pi and have light timed to it.
by zedin
Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPIO and Ground with 3.3V and 5V question
Replies: 9
Views: 6437

Re: GPIO and Ground with 3.3V and 5V question

So use a FET in place of a transistor to gate the higher voltage to switch the relay? (If I understand what it says about FETs in wikepedia =p)
by zedin
Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPIO and Ground with 3.3V and 5V question
Replies: 9
Views: 6437

Re: GPIO and Ground with 3.3V and 5V question

Thanks for all the answers.

As to can the shift register power the relay.. no clue.. if not I will just throw in some transistors so they can switch the relays.
by zedin
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPIO and Ground with 3.3V and 5V question
Replies: 9
Views: 6437

GPIO and Ground with 3.3V and 5V question

So am working through a project mainly to learn using the GPIO. My overall goal is to eventually use the PI, a shift register, and relay board to control Christmas lights. I am using the adafruit 4 channel logic level converter to keep the PI safe since the relay board will use 5V as well as the shi...
by zedin
Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Accessing gpio in python without sudo
Replies: 5
Views: 5562

Re: Accessing gpio in python without sudo

Thanks for the info. Will try the daemon for now and keep hitting refresh on the RPi.gpio page =)
by zedin
Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Accessing gpio in python without sudo
Replies: 5
Views: 5562

Accessing gpio in python without sudo

I am trying to figure out if there is a way to access and use the gpio in python without having to run the program with sudo. Was always taught that sudo use should be very limited and wanted to know if there was another way to get at the gpio. The only thing remotely that I can see is using the she...
by zedin
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SSH only works with wireless laptop
Replies: 5
Views: 1749

Re: SSH only works with wireless laptop

For your IP it also might depend on your service provider. With my cable company they say you don't get a static IP but it doesn't ever change. I just setup my router to automatically assign a certain IP to the PI based in its mac address and then add the port forwarding. One point on the port forwa...
by zedin
Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Syncing lights and music; Can you use an equalizer?
Replies: 6
Views: 6257

Syncing lights and music; Can you use an equalizer?

Just a thought I had as things start to head into Halloween and Christmas. If I do a light display I want the light flashes to be timmed to the music. Without having to manually time and program the lights I wondered if there was anyway to use an equalizer graph to control the lights via gpio. I can...
by zedin
Tue May 14, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Alternatives or replacements for camera flex cable?
Replies: 149
Views: 137873

Alternatives or replacements for camera flex cable?

Are there alternatives that one can make for the camera module flex cable? Something like a rounded cable that is a bit more flexable? Also what would be the max distance the cable (flex or otherwise) could be?
by zedin
Mon May 13, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Anyone in Southern CA? (San Diego more specifically)
Replies: 0
Views: 734

Anyone in Southern CA? (San Diego more specifically)

I have not seem much on the forums but figured would see if there are any groups out there in Southern CA or more specifically San Diego county (or even more specifically north county). Would be interesting to meet other folks who enjoy tinkering and see what folks are using their pi's for.
by zedin
Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: GUI via putty and xming really slow
Replies: 4
Views: 7128

GUI via putty and xming really slow

Since I typically run my pi headless in the bedroom I have been trying to get it so I can log into the desktop remotely on my windows machines (7 & 8 versions). I have tried using putty and x-ming which does 'work' in a fashion. I get the desktop but everything is sooo slow and laggy. If I even try ...
by zedin
Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:18 am
Forum: Python
Topic: How to read/write GPIO in python without sudo?
Replies: 0
Views: 671

How to read/write GPIO in python without sudo?

So from the recent magpi issues I was reading about accessing the GPIO from python without having to always sudo stuff. I really dislike always using sudo since if your program misbehaves who knows what will happen. Anyway.. Is there a good way to read or write the GPIO in python without using sudo?...
by zedin
Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Python or perl? (co-workers know perl)
Replies: 7
Views: 4781

Re: Python or perl? (co-workers know perl)

Thanks for the input all. As it stands I think I am just going to learn both =p My boss agreed to let me take a bit of work time to learn the stuff since I am using it to make tools we are going to use so I might be able to fit both into my schedule. Think I am going to start with python since nobod...
by zedin
Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Python or perl? (co-workers know perl)
Replies: 7
Views: 4781

Python or perl? (co-workers know perl)

So a bit of background.. I am a biologist who's job is starting to get into bioinformatics. We have several scripts written for us in python for some of the data analysis (large text files of sequence). The conundrum I have is do I learn python or perl to make/tweak tools for our use. At our company...
by zedin
Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can you change shell font size?
Replies: 3
Views: 11405

Can you change shell font size?

Is there a way to make the shell font bigger without changing the resolution setting during boot? I have my Pi hooked up to a 720p TV (that for some reason is showing a native resolution at 1080i) and the text is awfully small. I can adjust the resolution in the config.txt file to make text appear l...
by zedin
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters
Replies: 1147
Views: 633134

Re: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters

I thought I saw something about changes that need to be made for WEP. so I went looking, not too far and...... To get a Micronet SP907NS adaptor working with a WEP (not WPA) enabled wireless network, I had to run the script as per the instructions, then, when the adaptor would not get a DHCP addres...
by zedin
Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters
Replies: 1147
Views: 633134

Re: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters

I think the script sort of worked for me. I just put on the wheezy distribution and put the script into my /boot folder. It appeared to run just fine and rebooted the Pi. I changed my /etc/network/interfaces file to use WEP instead of WPA but cannot seem to ever connect. I think it might be a DHCP s...
by zedin
Mon May 14, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 85749

Re: Invitation to order from RS

Received order info May 10 and ordered that day. Got a call this morning from DHL that it will be here today (May 14th). Not too shabby. Delivery to California. Order was 3944.
by zedin
Fri May 04, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 85749

Re: Invitation to order from RS

<t>Yeah.. I too registered interest as soon as it opened and was told I was in first batch.  But given how things have been handled I don't know if they are just sending out the remaining emails that missed the first batch when they came up short or if I am just lost in the ether..  And since they d...
by zedin
Fri May 04, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS - We missed your order email
Replies: 6
Views: 1628

Re: RS - We missed your order email

<t>I am in the same boat..  I got the email saying I was in the 'first batch' but then found out they miscalculated the first batch since they only got 700 initially.  Now I see folks getting emails to order but still have heard nothing from RS.  And since they have zero contact information to get s...

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