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by flipontheradio
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Any plans for smaller bezel screen?
Replies: 13
Views: 4422

Re: Any plans for smaller bezel screen?

At this point, it appears to be unlikely that the RPF/RPT will do anything further in this area. I'm not even sure that the effort to get the 7" display to market has ever paid off the development cost. Eben seemed to indicate a few months ago that an updated touchscreen is still a possibility duri...
by flipontheradio
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Make Alexa speak
Replies: 12
Views: 1133

Re: Make Alexa speak

The link gives details on writing a shell script to execute a curl request to Amazon's api to make an Alexa device speak which is the solution the OP was referring to. It also gives details on executing the script within home assistant which is why it's on that forum.
by flipontheradio
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Make Alexa speak
Replies: 12
Views: 1133

Re: Make Alexa speak

Thanks for posting that you found a solution! I might try to integrate this with Blue Iris to get a verbal notification if motion is detected on a camera.
by flipontheradio
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Make Alexa speak
Replies: 12
Views: 1133

Re: Make Alexa speak

You might be able to accomplish this if you have a home automation hub like Smartthings. I know you can have sensors setup that will trigger routines with Alexa where you can have her say just about anything. All my doors trigger multiple echo's in my house when they are opened, i.e. Alexa will say ...
by flipontheradio
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Updated screen case for Pi4
Replies: 6
Views: 8773

Re: Updated screen case for Pi4

Newark (Element 14) is the only one I've seen that have them as "coming". I ordered a month ago and it was originally supposed to be shipped today and they have now pushed back to the end of next month. Sadly Newark seems to have serious problems of shipping items on time and notifying customers abo...
by flipontheradio
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 with cooling 5v/3v?
Replies: 6
Views: 5530

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 with cooling 5v/3v?

Why restarting once/day? I'm using the pi's with the official touchscreen as control panels around the home. It's running dakboard (as a photo slideshow) and action tiles/home assistant (as the control panel for stuff) in two kiosk chromium tabs. Occasionally dakboard or actionTiles have an outage ...
by flipontheradio
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 with cooling 5v/3v?
Replies: 6
Views: 5530

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 with cooling 5v/3v?

I've been running a small fan off the 3v3 for about a month without any issues on my pi 4 and a 3b+. These both are on 24/7 and restart once per day.
by flipontheradio
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USA Newark (Element 14) Pi 4
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Re: USA Newark (Element 14) Pi 4

Newark (Element 14) is about to permanently lose me as a customer. I too kept receiving delays for my pi 4 order and finally cancelled it after picking up an "Element 14" labeled pi 4 from Microcenter. I'm assuming they are shipping their stock out to suppliers and making direct customers wait. Last...
by flipontheradio
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 10 inch (if possible wide screen format) touch screen
Replies: 5
Views: 552

Re: 10 inch (if possible wide screen format) touch screen

I've read that Dr. Upton and the Pi foundation had planned to do a 10" one a few years ago but for whatever reason it was abandoned. I asked Dr. Upton about this during his AMA on Tom's Hardware a few weeks ago and while he didn't confirm much (not that I expected him to) he did elude to a possible ...
by flipontheradio
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Raspi4 + official touchscreen display: power solution
Replies: 19
Views: 7380

Re: Raspi4 + official touchscreen display: power solution

I am currently using the Raspberry pi 4 with the official touchscreen. I can confirm that the official USB C charger is more than enough to power the Pi and the touchscreen. I've had LOTS of problems getting the lightning bolt (under-voltage warning) with the touchscreen on a 3b+ but have not yet se...
by flipontheradio
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Vilros Heatsinks
Replies: 0
Views: 173

Vilros Heatsinks

Just a word of warning to anyone considering ordering the 4 heatsink set for the Raspberry Pi 4 on Vilros.com, these heatsinks have 3m 9448a tape on them. This is a high heat tape but is not a heat transferring tape. I just sent a set back to amazon after confirming they raised the temps of my Raspb...

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