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Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: Enviroplus and EnviroPlusWeb Font issue
Replies: 17
Views: 1783

Re: Enviroplus and EnviroPlusWeb Font issue

I followed the same instructions from the latest issue of magpi and receive the same error message. I did find a temp solution. I created the fonts/Asap folders and downloaded the font from https://github.com/google/fonts/blob/master/ofl/asap/Asap-Bold.ttf I can get my PC to show the dashboard but t...
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Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbian buster
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Re: Raspbian buster

I gave up on the sometimes working/not working SD reader on my widows PCs and switched to a USB card reader. Mine is slightly smaller than a uSD holder.
https://www.buyapi.ca/product/usb-2-0-k ... rd-reader/
I always have it with me so that I can transfer stuff.
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Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: raspberry PI Zero WH case with camera
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: raspberry PI Zero WH case with camera

Further investigations has found that a camera from waveshare has the connector on the same side as the camera, while pi foundation puts the connector on the opposite side.
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Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: raspberry PI Zero WH case with camera
Replies: 3
Views: 836

raspberry PI Zero WH case with camera

There are many cases out there for the RPI Zero W and camera but not for the WH and camera. I also noticed that the cases with camera require that the cable fold 180 degrees so that the camera is facing forward. This would not work with the WH. Therefore if I want a case for the WH is the following ...
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Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any CAD programs for Pi for 3D printing
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: Any CAD programs for Pi for 3D printing

I also use tinkercad but results differ even with different browsers.

You can try 3D slash. It runs in browser, windows, apple, linux and on the Pi.

Freecad is going thru a major change to python.
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Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry robotic arm
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: Raspberry robotic arm

Lynxmotion has many kits that you can start with:
http://www.lynxmotion.com/

Robotshop has a forum dedicated to this robotic arm. Example
https://www.robotshop.com/community/for ... y-pi/44565
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Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Serial over usb on RPI Zero W
Replies: 7
Views: 3034

Re: Serial over usb on RPI Zero W

Results of testing. The OTG cable that I have was made before they "we have the ID pin on the MicroUSB connector tied to GND on both ends" This cable was used between the two boards, non power port on PI. No difference which end was plugged into what board. With both board running, it was identified...
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Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Serial over usb on RPI Zero W
Replies: 7
Views: 3034

Re: Serial over usb on RPI Zero W

Thanx for the reply. The micro usb to micro usb OTG cable that the dealer supplied me, as the link in my post, is a little unusual, rather than having a USB A plug on one end, it has two Micro B USB connections. https://www.adafruit.com/product/3610 So if I understand you, I use this cable from the ...
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Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Serial over usb on RPI Zero W
Replies: 7
Views: 3034

Re: Serial over usb on RPI Zero W

I have a variation of this topic. I want to connect a PI Zero W to an Arduino with a micro USB port. I would then use python with commands such as: from megapi import * bot = MegaPi() bot.start() #if using usb cable, need to call bot.start('/dev/ttyACM0') motorRun( port, speed ) motorMove( leftspeed...
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Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Raspberry PI desktop on VMware
Replies: 12
Views: 39129

Re: Install Raspberry PI desktop in VMware Player (How To 2019.12.27)

Thank you. I was looking for more detailed instructions, so I played around randomly ... This didn't work for me: download the ISO use vmware player 15 to create a new VM initially specify the ISO to install from initially specify the VM options like memory etc finish/run it watch it whirl looking ...
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Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Raspberry PI desktop on VMware
Replies: 12
Views: 39129

Re: Raspberry PI desktop on VMware

I run Raspberry Pi desktop with VMWare successfully. Have you installed it to a (virtual) hard disk or just booting from the image. I think the only problem I had was the display resolution being reset to the default. May one enquire about instructions to install it using the latest Buster Desktop ...
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Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RPi Cam Web Interface
Replies: 5184
Views: 1487847

Re: RPi Cam Web Interface

You could just run ./install.sh again and put in new password.
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Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RPi Cam Web Interface
Replies: 5184
Views: 1487847

buster default install works wih apache but not with nginx

I created two identical SDs with Buster for a RPI 3B. To minimize complications I went with all the defaults. The install with apache as the server went perfect. I was then able to modify port and add user/password. Still okay The install with nginx did not work. When I run systemctl status nginx.se...
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Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: best HAT/shiels for grove modules
Replies: 3
Views: 773

Re: best HAT/shiels for grove modules

Thanx for the reply johns95. I will further investigate the Seeed product line. I does appear that the grovepi+ is more restrictive in the modules that it supports with python. Your answer helps as, where I live in Canada, I have to order all my stuff online. Some of my readings are suggesting that ...
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Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Can I use SD card created on PI 3B (Raspian) on a virgin PI zero WH?
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Can I use SD card created on PI 3B (Raspian) on a virgin PI zero WH?

I want to configure a new/unused zero WH to be headless. Can I use the SD card that I created on a PI 3B for this initial step? This SD image has wifi and VNCserver setup. I m hoping that this would allow me to complete the initial setup without a keyboard/mouse and HDMI monitor connected to the PI ...
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Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: best HAT/shiels for grove modules
Replies: 3
Views: 773

best HAT/shiels for grove modules

I am a long time software programmer but this will be my first experience with PI 3. (nothing ordered yet) I am looking at Dexter grovePI+ and Seed grove base hat. I want to use the system to program in python using the modules. I would like to have a pre-defined module python library, that supports...

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