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by N_A_B
Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: STICKY: WiFi Dongle Issues ? Start here !
Replies: 581
Views: 645204

Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

I have the same issue with the RPi3 on-board WiFi not appearing to support channels 12 or 13. Have you changed the regulatory domain to one which supports it? For example, I'm in the UK... sudo iw reg set GB or, to make the change permanent, add country=GB to /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf...
by N_A_B
Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: STICKY: WiFi Dongle Issues ? Start here !
Replies: 581
Views: 645204

Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

Having exactly the same problem with the RPi3 here. 76% packet loss on wlan0. This appears to be a completely different problem to the power-saving issue others have mentioned (and see http://makezine.com/2016/02/28/meet-the ... erry-pi-3/) and occurs with a monitor and also in headless mode.
by N_A_B
Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: BBC announce plans for "Digital Creativity and Coding"
Replies: 4
Views: 1701

BBC announce plans for "Digital Creativity and Coding"

Hi all, Just spotted the following announcement on the BBC web pages about their plans for the future ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24442265 ): "Digital Creativity and Coding will see the BBC set out to get the country [UK] coding in 2016, repeating the trick it pulled off in the 19...
by N_A_B
Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gert Board Discontinued?
Replies: 73
Views: 15367

Re: Gert Board Discontinued?

The problem of electronics kit is that nowadays a lot of interesting IC are sold only in SMD form. For a novice means that soldering is more difficult and requires more costly instrumentation. So... In ten years or so, somebody will think "We're not getting enough electronics students into universi...
by N_A_B
Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: No more Gert... kits
Replies: 98
Views: 15714

Re: No more Gert... kits

- The in-line resistors can become SMD (20x cheaper!) - The through hole LEDs can become SMD (2x cheaper) I have to admit that I wasn't really looking forward to soldering up the SMD bits - the first ones I've ever done - but actually, it was surprisingly easy. Now I'd quite happily hand solder res...
by N_A_B
Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard Assembly Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 21469

Re: Gertboard Assembly Thread

I managed to take the end off the 100uF capacitors when I was trying to tidy up the solder job Yup. Did the same! I'm pretty sure if someone started a kit, with two spare of all the surface mounted stuff on ebay, they might be popular. Luckily, on a whim, I had bought a 'sample' book of all sorts o...

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