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by Lob0426
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Turn-key WordPress Server Image - PressPi
Replies: 162
Views: 35212

Re: Turn-key WordPress Server Image - PressPi

I believe this image was built on "Wheezy". It cannot be updated to work on a Pi3B+

You need a newer Raspbian or other build that supports the Pi3B+

https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/pro ... -wordpress
by Lob0426
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The Case for the Pi3A+
Replies: 103
Views: 15864

Re: The Case for the Pi3A+

Thankfully this thread has made efforts to stay away from "Pink Ponies and Unicorns". No USB 4.0, No 4GB RAM, no onboard SATA6,,,,,,, There was discussion of Zero's and BCM2837 which was tossed due to TDP concerns in another discussion. And there has been realistic discussion of a Pi3A+ mission and ...
by Lob0426
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The Case for the Pi3A+
Replies: 103
Views: 15864

Re: The Case for the Pi3A+

Yeah no one is asking for a new processor, or USB3.0, Lightning or a SATA. And no one has asked for 16GB RAM either! LOL! I ran an A+ with a two port mini hub ("CUTE" mini USB 2.0 Hub) with Octoprint on a 3D printer. It worked fine as a web interface only. But mine had the 256MB memory not the 512MB...
by Lob0426
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The Case for the Pi3A+
Replies: 103
Views: 15864

Re: The Case for the Pi3A+

A Pi3A would most likely be with a BCM2837 or a BCM2837B0. Reason? Extends the lifetime of that processor series. To get inexpensive boards you cannot use the latest and newest package. You use the older packages. If they had hypothetically built the Zero on the Pi2 BCM2836 (hypothetical because TDP...
by Lob0426
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The Case for the Pi3A+
Replies: 103
Views: 15864

Re: The Case for the Pi3A+

+1
by Lob0426
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The Case for the Pi3A+
Replies: 103
Views: 15864

Re: The Case for the Pi3A+

Good points.

Even if they used the older BCM2837 and the older WiFi package, it would be a huge step up from the A+. Or a downclocked BCM2837B0. It wins either way.

I forgot about the fifth line in the Micro USB.
by Lob0426
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The Case for the Pi3A+
Replies: 103
Views: 15864

Re: The Case for the Pi3A+

I don't know if OTG would still be available on a Pi3A+. I think it would since it is in the VC4. But I am sure the extra processing power and memory would be welcome on a mid-sized board. Maybe someday they will show us the prototype and it's specs. Some case adjustment have been needed for new mod...
by Lob0426
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The Case for the Pi3A+
Replies: 103
Views: 15864

Re: The Case for the Pi3A+

This is the case I have. The board would have to change a lot for it not to work. https://www.adafruit.com/product/2281 Cases like the PiBow cannot handle any real changes. I think the main reason the A+ was not popular is the lack of a network connection. That coupled with a single USB turned most ...
by Lob0426
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The Case for the Pi3A+
Replies: 103
Views: 15864

Re: The Case for the Pi3A+

Now has anyone designed an actual physical case for the theoretical 3A+ ? ;-) The cases I use for A+ Pis have enough room that a Pi3A+ should fit. To answer the question actually posed...no, because no one (outside of the RPT, at least) has a Pi3A+ to verify that a case for one will work. To addres...
by Lob0426
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The Case for the Pi3A+
Replies: 103
Views: 15864

Re: The Case for the Pi3A+

A couple of things to remember. The Pi3+ package has too much heat to dissipate on a Pi Zero size board. The Pi3+ package has been double sided in every format so far. The memory is on the opposite side. My opinion: An A+ with integrated Wifi would have sold out, without any other changes. A Pi3A+ h...
by Lob0426
Tue May 29, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The Case for the Pi3A+
Replies: 103
Views: 15864

Re: The Case for the Pi3A+

So far every board the Foundation has produced has been a success. Just as the Zero was improved by the addition of a W version, so would the 3A+ benefit. And everyone is allowed their opinion, did not mean to imply they did not. Not every use needs an ethernet and four USB ports. Besides, a Pi Zero...
by Lob0426
Tue May 29, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The Case for the Pi3A+
Replies: 103
Views: 15864

Re: The Case for the Pi3A+

Some good point brought out here lately. Considering some peoples opinions here, the Pi Zero W should have been a total flop, but it isn't. There are many looking for a more powerful, WiFi only board. The Pi Zero without WiFi/Bluetooth found many uses. The pi Zero W went even further. And my persona...
by Lob0426
Mon May 28, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Printrbot Play V2 has Raspberry pi mount.
Replies: 0
Views: 783

Printrbot Play V2 has Raspberry pi mount.

Printrbot has just came out with a new 3D Printer model. Brook Drumm just made a new version of the PLAY. Play V2. He made a decision to return to a machine that can be hacked by it's users. Of course the important thing to this forum is that it includes a Raspberry Pi mounting. This is a B+ mount f...
by Lob0426
Mon May 07, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The Case for the Pi3A+
Replies: 103
Views: 15864

Re: The Case for the Pi3A+

I agree with bensimmo The trend right now on 3D Printers is to go wireless. Being untethered makes sense. Many people use mobile devices to find things to print. They then use a WiFi server, such as Octopi or Repetier host or others, to carry out the print job. Hippy; Even today most homes and apart...
by Lob0426
Sun May 06, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The Case for the Pi3A+
Replies: 103
Views: 15864

Re: The Case for the Pi3A+

I think the perfect use for the Pi3A+ is as a 3D print server. Octoprint (Octopi) , a couple of others, would be perfect on one. Needs only one USB. Check Needs WiFi adapter. Check Needs small size for embedding in or under chassis. Check Needs pi3 type power and memory for drag and drop slicing. Ch...
by Lob0426
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: LinuxCNCPi - and Board
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: LinuxCNCPi - and Board

There is the MegaPi board. It uses the Arduino 2560. More storage, more memory, more eeprom. Processor speed is the same as Nano/UNO. GRBL has moved to the Mega2560 exactly for the reasons you stated. In fact they are going to 32bit ARM. The actual connection is serial only pins. It can operate with...
by Lob0426
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Carputer Pi 3
Replies: 16
Views: 14793

Re: Carputer Pi 3

Mini-box is expensive, but has some pretty well thought out PSU's for automotive use. There comes a breakpoint of use for automotive. Entertainment/Navigation and more. Raspberry Pi 3 is capable. It will take more work to get it done. An Intel based board takes less work, mostly because it has a who...
by Lob0426
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: In-Car Power: DC-DC Converter? [Video]
Replies: 11
Views: 2001

Re: In-Car Power: DC-DC Converter?

http://www.mini-box.com/s.nl/sc.8/category.13/.f

I found this site has number of vehicle solutions. Should give you some ideas.
by Lob0426
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PiZeroW - Reboot and shutdown no longer work
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: PiZeroW - Reboot and shutdown no longer work

I have this issue also.

I am running Stretch. It worked fine for shut down at CLI and in GUI when installed. THEN I updated and upgraded now neither of these cards will shut down properly. I did add XRDP. But the problem does not seem to be with that added. I think it is something in the updates.
by Lob0426
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Finally updated hardware on my Wordpress server.
Replies: 0
Views: 250

Finally updated hardware on my Wordpress server.

I have been using a Pi model B 512MB version 1.2 for several years. In total this server has been up for more than 5 years on different hardware. I started on a version 1 256MB. then to a 256MB that was back-powered through a hub. Then to a different 512MB back-powered through a hub. The Last versio...
by Lob0426
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Getting Wi-Fi to work (Pi Zero)
Replies: 17
Views: 1448

Re: Getting Wi-Fi to work (Pi Zero)

I have had nothing but good operation from WiPi dongles. They are $4.50 + $3.99 shipping at amazon. They do not need any additional drivers from any of the Raspbian versions so far! I have used them on B 1.0, B1.2, B+, A+, and 2B's https://www.amazon.com/Wi-Pi-Raspberry-802-11n-Wireless-Adapter/dp/B...
by Lob0426
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Choose boot option with gpio button press
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: Choose boot option with gpio button press

So multiple cards the only way if it is a standalone headless device?

Thank you for answering!
by Lob0426
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Choose boot option with gpio button press
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Choose boot option with gpio button press

I have searched, not getting any place. If a multi-boot system is used, can the boot options be chosen by a gpio buttons. I would bet it is here someplace. I am just not having any luck finding it.
by Lob0426
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 wish list.
Replies: 11
Views: 1205

Re: Pi 4 wish list.

I don't think a "Pi4B" is likely this year. I have my guesses as to what they might release! I don't think USB 3.0 is likely either due to licensing cost. The same for Gigabit Ethernet. My guess! A Pi 3A+W A Pi Zero 3/3W Why did I say Pi 3A+W? The Zero/ZeroW boards are nice. They are inexpensive to ...
by Lob0426
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: safety when using batteries close call!
Replies: 5
Views: 552

Re: safety when using batteries close call!

Always be careful around R/C battery packs!!!! Those 3300mah packs can deliver more than 150Amps for short bursts safely, EACH. They can deliver a whole bunch more unsafely. Yeah unplug before moving any wires. Double check before plugging anything back in! Put those packs in a ceramic bowl when exp...

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