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by tonywaite
Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Raspberry pi interfacing ADS1015 in labview
Replies: 3
Views: 821

Re: Raspberry pi interfacing ADS1015 in labview

Hi, Fair enough - please post your code and then we can all take a look to help. There's not a lot of information to go on, but it seems to me that you might have two problems rather than one. The first, unfamiliarity with the Labview programming environment; the second, talking to a new chip. My wa...
by tonywaite
Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Raspberry pi interfacing ADS1015 in labview
Replies: 3
Views: 821

Re: Raspberry pi interfacing ADS1015 in labview

Hi, Here's a link to the Labview Maker site, which may prove useful: https://www.labviewmakerhub.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=551 Perhaps it may be better to get the sensor working in Python first, using established code; and then transferring to Labview: https://learn.adafruit.com/raspberry-pi-a...
by tonywaite
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: lazarus RaspBerry3
Replies: 1
Views: 681

Re: lazarus RaspBerry3

Hi,

Lazarus is certainly possible on all flavours of Pi.

Here's one link to get you started.

http://elinux.org/Lazarus_on_RPi

Most interestingly, there is an exciting 'bare-metal' framework for the Pi, based on Lazarus too.

https://ultibo.org/faq/

Good luck,

T o n y
by tonywaite
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Feedback VNC
Replies: 1
Views: 368

Re: Feedback VNC

Thank you for this - I spent an afternoon on this problem too!
I'll try this password tomorrow.

T o n y
by tonywaite
Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need help getting a TTS project off the ground
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: Need help getting a TTS project off the ground

I don't know the level of your hardware or software expertise; or - more importantly - your 'hacker' skills! There are lots of approaches of course. But here's just one idea to get you started: - set up a comfortable development environment, with screen, keyboard and speaker; - get 'Festival' or 'es...
by tonywaite
Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need help getting a TTS project off the ground
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: Need help getting a TTS project off the ground

Hi, It's all do-able on the Pi: but it might be worth thinking about other solutions too. A lot will depend on how your daughter gets on with computers/devices/tablets etc. I'd probably start with an Android tablet: Google around assistive + text-to-speech + Android to see examples of ready-made App...
by tonywaite
Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Meet B.E.N.J.A.
Replies: 9
Views: 3296

Re: Meet B.E.N.J.A.

Hi Andrea - all is now well and I have Benja booting from the SDcard and visible from a browser on my main PC over the network. For anyone following after me, here's the exact recipe for doing it on the Pi: I downloaded benja-rpi2.zip using the Browser, then used File Manager from the GUI to transfe...
by tonywaite
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Meet B.E.N.J.A.
Replies: 9
Views: 3296

Re: Meet B.E.N.J.A.

Hi Andrea, Firstly, your help is very much appreciated! I'm using my standard hardware setup that works everytime with Raspbian and Ultibo: Motorola Lapdock as monitor/keypad, Network cable plugged in. The unit shows the rainbow splash, then the 'four raspberries' splash-screen. And stays showing th...
by tonywaite
Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Meet B.E.N.J.A.
Replies: 9
Views: 3296

Re: Meet B.E.N.J.A.

Hi Andrea, I feel that I am getting closer to BENJA, but am not there yet! With the Pi3 as host and the benja-rpi2.iso file already copied to /home/pi, I did the following: Firstly, I used my usual SDFormatter on the Win7 machine to prepare a 32GB card, with size-adjustment ON and volume label BENJA...
by tonywaite
Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Meet B.E.N.J.A.
Replies: 9
Views: 3296

Re: Meet B.E.N.J.A.

This looks to be an exciting, effective and powerful development environment.
I can't wait to install it tomorrow and check it out - thank you so much!
by tonywaite
Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: PiCamera and OpenCV
Replies: 4
Views: 1282

Re: PiCamera and OpenCV? And Streaming view to player

Hi Owen,

It might be worth asking a moderator to transfer this to the 'Hardware/camera' section, which seems to be where the 'vision' geeks hang out.

T o n y
by tonywaite
Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How Creative Coding, Making, and Singleboard Computing Saved
Replies: 5
Views: 973

Re: How Creative Coding, Making, and Singleboard Computing S

Great to hear your story, Daniel.

T o n y
by tonywaite
Tue May 31, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Strain gauge/load cell advice needed
Replies: 9
Views: 2766

Re: Strain gauge/load cell advice needed

Hi, Following on from Dougie's post, another 'quick and dirty' approach: How about buying a set of bathroom scales, sealing it from the elements using a ziplock freezer bag. (For example scales, Google 'Salter Glass Digital Bathroom Scale') Simply capture its weight readings via a Pi-Camera, with ti...
by tonywaite
Wed May 25, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Live Lightfield Rig with 12 RPi cameras
Replies: 7
Views: 1814

Re: Live Lightfield Rig with 12 RPi cameras

Hi, Thank you for a fabulous demo of your 'lightfield' technology! I know that this technique is computationally intensive, but is there a subset of the software that could be released to show the 2D image-stitching/3D depth-of-field reconstruction? Would such a *minimal* rig be two pi-cams into a c...
by tonywaite
Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Expecting Too Much
Replies: 42
Views: 18790

Re: Expecting Too Much

The Pi2 struggles, compared to a web-optimised Laptop at twenty times the price.

However I think that you would appreciate the move to a Pi3. It's not as good as a modern Laptop, but it's much snappier than the Pi2!
by tonywaite
Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 Bluetooth Setup
Replies: 152
Views: 471802

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 Bluetooth Setup

Just a quick 'hello world' that may be helpful! - the first release of Raspbian Jessie for the Pi3 (26th Feb 2016) has pi-bluetooth pre-loaded and working 'out of the box'; - so if you type 'sudo service bluetooth status' and return, it should show 'active (running)'; - and if you have an adjacent *...
by tonywaite
Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Python Jumpstart by Building 10 Apps [ video course]
Replies: 2
Views: 1434

Re: Python Jumpstart by Building 10 Apps [ video course]

Great pitch - I'm in!
by tonywaite
Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can Pi2-B act as complete dev station for Zero
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: Can Pi2-B act as complete dev station for Zero

Hi Sean,
The Pi2B is perfectly useable as a development-station.
At a push, I have even used the official touchscreen alone, with 'Florence' virtual keyboard.
Ergonomically, I find it more comfortable with a conventional laptop for easy web access , with the Pi/screen/keyboard/mouse alongside.
by tonywaite
Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Raspberry Pi PySide Minimal Image | Perfect for GUIs
Replies: 1
Views: 675

Re: Raspberry Pi PySide Minimal Image | Perfect for GUIs

Hi Matt,
Thank you for posting this!
I followed your instructions and all worked well.
Opening 'main.py' shows me enough of the mechanics to be a fabulous starting point into Pyside/Qt.
Regards,
T o n y
by tonywaite
Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: python picamera, gstreamer and twisted: the ultimate combo!
Replies: 3
Views: 2313

Re: python picamera, gstreamer and twisted: the ultimate com

Hi,
I don't know the answer to your question, but thank you for posting the code.
I am very interested in understanding examples of 'threaded' picamera streams - and you've got the lot!
Good luck!
by tonywaite
Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Scrolling graph using tkinter
Replies: 7
Views: 2527

Re: Scrolling graph using tkinter

Thank you for sharing this.

I can't test it for a fortnight, but look forward to using it as a template.
by tonywaite
Fri May 29, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: easyGUI, anyone? Or apricots?
Replies: 11
Views: 3065

Re: easyGUI, anyone? Or apricots?

Just to sum up, choose one of the following, depending on your chosen flavour of Python:
sudo pip install easygui
sudo pip-3.2 install easygui
by tonywaite
Fri May 29, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: resin.io
Replies: 12
Views: 2410

Re: resin.io

Thank you for this.

Since your first post, I have been seduced into researching node.js - what a temptation!
by tonywaite
Fri May 29, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: resin.io
Replies: 12
Views: 2410

Re: resin.io

Hi Heater,

This is intriguing, because it looks powerful but relatively easy!

Could you kindly post the node.js code so that we can have a play?
by tonywaite
Fri May 08, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Optimizing ZBar QR reader?
Replies: 2
Views: 1325

Re: Optimizing ZBar QR reader?

Hi,
Have you overclocked the Pi2?
I'm getting pretty much immediate recognition - albeit at close range - using the following:

gpu_mem=256
force_turbo=1
arm_freq=1100
core_freq=500
sdram_freq=500
over_voltage=6
temp_limit=80
boot_delay=0
disable_splash=1

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