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by geekinchief
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: VNC Only Shows Boot Messages While Screen HAT works Fine
Replies: 0
Views: 35

VNC Only Shows Boot Messages While Screen HAT works Fine

SoI got a generic 2.8-inch resistive touch screen HAT ($6 on Ali Express) and I used these instructions (http://www.lcdwiki.com/2.8inch_RPi_Display) to set it up. The HAT works flawlessly and even the touch input works, but when I attempt to log in to the same Pi via VNC, my VNC window just shows th...
by geekinchief
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: save RPi Micro SD to a image
Replies: 13
Views: 625

Re: save RPi Micro SD to a image

I just published a step-by-step on how to do this:

https://www.tomshardware.com/how-to/bac ... disk-image
by geekinchief
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Pi Zero + Camera Board = USB webcam gadget?
Replies: 87
Views: 48430

Re: Pi Zero + Camera Board = USB webcam gadget?

Thanks for this advice, longinus. I tried what you said and it works for me on a Pi 3, but on a Pi Zero W, mjpg_stream fails, no matter how low I drop the settings. Either it gives an error or the feed just shows black. Can you share what settings you used for the Pi Zero that worked for you?
by geekinchief
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Best Mounting / Project Box for Pi Zero 'Window to Scotland'
Replies: 1
Views: 1691

Best Mounting / Project Box for Pi Zero 'Window to Scotland'

So I'm working on a multimedia project for a friend at work. He loves watching webcams of Scotland and so I designed a simple Pi Zero W setup where a python script loads a series of live streams of Scottish points of interest and one can use a potentiometer to "change the channel" to diffe...
by geekinchief
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SSH over USB with Raspberry Pi 3B?
Replies: 5
Views: 16595

SSH over USB with Raspberry Pi 3B?

I want to control my headless Raspberry Pi 3B via a USB cable connection to my PC. I know how to do this (and it works really well) for the Pi Zero W, but following the same instructions for the 3B doesn't work.
by geekinchief
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Advice needed: Building a streaming picture frame
Replies: 1
Views: 449

Advice needed: Building a streaming picture frame

I'm fairly new the Raspberry Pi project space, having used Pi for things like web servers and as a client. I want to build a "virtual window to Scotland" with Raspberry Pi where I use the Pi 3B to power a digital photo frame which shows a series of live webcam feeds of Scotland (my coworke...

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