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by Lob0426
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 wish list.
Replies: 10
Views: 309

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: 157

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...
by Lob0426
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blast from the past.
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Blast from the past.

Ok, I lied to you, I actually did try Back-Powering an A+ in 2015. https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=109719 I just tried it again, yep it works no problem at all! This is the older 256MB model using Stretch. A little slow on a 256MB! I do not know if there were any changes to t...
by Lob0426
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Carputer Pi 3
Replies: 5
Views: 6504

Re: Carputer Pi 3

There are several methods. A DC to DC board buck converter. Example a LM2596 board. Or a BEC (Battery Eliminator Circuit) R/C hobbyist are familiar with these. BEC: https://www.amazon.com/2-Pieces-Hobbywing-Switch-mode-UBEC-Helicopter-Quadcopter/dp/B01GHMW0C0/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1519336486&sr=8-7...
by Lob0426
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blast from the past.
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Blast from the past.

I have a bunch of Raspii, the newest is a Zero W, everything else is a Rpi 2B or older! Just finished update && upgrade on the Motorola Lapdock with a 2B on it. I really need to get a Rpi3B for it! Nice pictures. It reminds me why I'm glad the newer models have mounting holes. Yes mounting holes ar...
by Lob0426
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blast from the past.
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Blast from the past.

No 2011 is not that old, unless you are a RasPi! Look at the number of iterations there have been so far? Back then (2011) there was a big argument about "Back-Powering" from non-compliant USB hubs. It was true, there was a danger to the boards from having power, in to the power connector, and back ...
by Lob0426
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do you improve your website performance?
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: How do you improve your website performance?

People will need more information to help you. What hardware are you using? Which model Raspberry Pi, what SD/MicroSD card are you using and what is it's rating? Is the site installed on the SD card, a USB stick or HDD? WiFi or Ethernet? Stock speed settings or overclocked? Are you using a LAMP inst...
by Lob0426
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blast from the past.
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Blast from the past.

I moved away from this one to a 512MB model for my WordPress server. I was just surprised it fired right up. I did have to do a password recovery on it as I could not remember what it was! LOL! It gave me good service! I still have another Rev 1 on a clipboard with a couple of breadboards for projec...
by Lob0426
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blast from the past.
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Blast from the past.

A couple more pictures.
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The revision number is 1000002 so it is a Revision 1, 256MB and the over volt bit has been blown.
by Lob0426
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blast from the past.
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Blast from the past.

While digging around in my old projects I found this. IMG_1385.JPG This was a Version 1.1, I think, the sticker under the board is missing. top of the board just says Raspberry Pi (C)2011 IMG_1386.JPG This board was modified to run back-powered from a 4 port powered hub. IMG_1388.JPG It ran as my Wo...
by Lob0426
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Male to Male Jumper Cables
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: Male to Male Jumper Cables

I installed a female header on my pi Zero W and the Male/Male wires work just fine, good tension. They will not work in the header holes with any chance of reliability. I like this better than using a male header! The pins are not exposed to being shorted this way. You can still connect it wrong and...
by Lob0426
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi 3 combined with Arduino...
Replies: 8
Views: 380

Re: RPi 3 combined with Arduino...

As he said; The Arduino adds Real Time Control (RTC). There are different Arduino's that can be chosen. The Raspberry Pi will send commands to the Arduino that it will carry out to control projects. Arduino's are used as controllers in Laser Engraver's, CNC, some 3D printers. But they can be used co...
by Lob0426
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Advice requested for use as small file server
Replies: 16
Views: 600

Re: Advice requested for use as small file server

An inexpensive USB 2.0 HDD would be best, if you will be keeping the files long term. Long term storage stability. If short term then USB sticks would work fine. I have had a WordPress server up and running for years. It survives power outages and brownouts and keeps ticking along. Some card corrupt...
by Lob0426
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Cases
Topic: Zebra Zero Plus Breadboard case.
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Re: Zebra Zero Plus Breadboard case.

The female header with male/male wires works well. I tried a T-Cobbler, from Adafruit, it takes up too much space on the breadboard. I use PuTTY and XRDP To control the system remotely (headless). I have also tried a Rii wireless keyboard with dongle and a true Bluetooth keyboard with mouse pad. All...
by Lob0426
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: convert 12V to 5V
Replies: 15
Views: 641

Re: convert 12V to 5V

UBEC's are about the same price as these other solutions. You just have to know where to look. If your not in a hurry Banggood and HobbyKing have them under $7 for 2A models. Easy to connect and they handle higher than 12V. Most handle 4S (14.8V) and you can get linear and digital models. Most are l...
by Lob0426
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Powering a PI from 12.5V in?
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Powering a PI from 12.5V in?

A LM2596 board is a useful thing to have around. I have used them in several DC/DC projects. The newer digital version boards are nice as you do not need to dig up a voltmeter to set them. But the cigarette lighter adapter guts is simple and I have used them before also. Best is they are ready avail...
by Lob0426
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Access with Tablet/Smart Phone
Replies: 9
Views: 415

Re: Pi Access with Tablet/Smart Phone

You can use SSH to run it CLI (Command Line Interface). If you want to use it through the desktop then install xrdp and use remote desktop to get in! Then you can use the tablet or phone touchscreen. I have not tried RDP under adhoc, but it is supposed to work.
by Lob0426
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Cases
Topic: Zebra Zero Plus Breadboard case.
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Zebra Zero Plus Breadboard case.

Just bought the C4 Labs Zebra Zero Plus Breadboard Case. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01F9ST058/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I also bought a Raspberry Pi Zero W "essentials kit" https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XCYGP27/ref=od_aui_detailpages01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I soldered in the fema...
by Lob0426
Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:10 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Guide to installing WordPress
Replies: 88
Views: 35799

Re: Guide to installing WordPress

That appears to have got it done.

Good luck
by Lob0426
Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Guide to installing WordPress
Replies: 88
Views: 35799

Re: Guide to installing WordPress

If your WordPress settings are just a bit off it will do the same thing. WordPress Address (URL) http://rich1.dyndns.tv/wordpress Site Address (URL) http://rich1.dyndns.tv I am using DynDns.org as a Domain Name Server. My suspicion is that you need to change the WordPress Address (URL). it is not fi...
by Lob0426
Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Guide to installing WordPress
Replies: 88
Views: 35799

Re: Guide to installing WordPress

Did you open port 80 in your router?
it looks like that is what is causing this.

Or the settings in WordPress are just not quite right yet. make sure you open port 80.
by Lob0426
Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Guide to installing WordPress
Replies: 88
Views: 35799

Re: Guide to installing WordPress

It is the instructions that are too old. They were written in Dec 2013. There are many places to get tutorials from now. And they will have newer information than my old instructions have. https://www.raspberrypi.org/learning/lamp-web-server-with-wordpress/ https://www.htpcguides.com/install-wordpre...
by Lob0426
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Cases
Topic: My Poket Pi project, using a glasses case.
Replies: 8
Views: 2567

Re: My Poket Pi project, using a glasses case.

I have a similar keyboard also!

I was making an A+ to fit into a power Wallet but got side tracked. Kind of waiting for the A3B to come out!
by Lob0426
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: Cases
Topic: My Poket Pi project, using a glasses case.
Replies: 8
Views: 2567

Re: My Poket Pi project, using a glasses case.

Nice, I like it!
by Lob0426
Tue May 03, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 836
Views: 329282

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

Someone stuck a zero in the smaller Lapdock 100.

Image

http://www.geek.com/chips/raspberry-pi- ... p-1645689/

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