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by sisk
Fri May 26, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adding a pause to TTS
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

Adding a pause to TTS

I'm using flite for TTS on this project. Of the solutions I've tried (pico2wav, flite, and festival - I'm trying to avoid online offerings like Google if I can) it seems to meet my current needs the best. However, there is one annoying problem: pauses. I need to introduce a pause of a few seconds in...
by sisk
Fri May 19, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Flite - how & where to install voices
Replies: 2
Views: 2582

Re: Flite - how & where to install voices

So, necroposting here, but I'm half answering the question at least. First let me tell you how flite is SUPPOSED to work. You're supposed to be able to point it at a file for the voice, like so: flite -voice /home/pi/cmu_us_eey.flitevox tts-test.txt However on the Pi flite flat refuses to read the v...
by sisk
Wed May 17, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Update config files from USB
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Re: Update config files from USB

As a Linux user I wouldn't even need to move it to the boot partition. I can mount the Ext4 partition directly. The problem with that is that my SD card isn't accessible without taking the whole thing apart.
by sisk
Wed May 17, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Update config files from USB
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Update config files from USB

Does anyone have a good way to automatically copy config files from a USB drive when it's plugged in? I know RetroPie does something like this with roms, but I'm wanting to do it with my wifi config file so that when I'm traveling I have a way to get my RasPi based alarm clock on other wifi networks...
by sisk
Wed May 03, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Seeking opinions on a solution
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Seeking opinions on a solution

I'm just looking for some opinions here. I know several ways to skin this particular cat and don't really have time to try them all and decide which works best for me, so I'm looking for other people's takes on it. I'm looking to reconfigure my RasPi3. I use it as a retro game console/media center. ...
by sisk
Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Relay causing phantom edge detections
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: Relay causing phantom edge detections

It's this relay controller: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VRUAHLE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I've not taken a close enough look at it to know exactly what all the components are doing yet, but I've used the same model board (not this exact board) in other projects without iss...
by sisk
Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Relay causing phantom edge detections
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Relay causing phantom edge detections

On my latest project when one button, which is programmed to turn on the output to a relay controlling a lamp, is pressed I get falling edges on all of my GPIO pins. Since I prefer interrupts for my buttons this causes them all to be detected as having been pressed. As a stop-gap measure I've added ...
by sisk
Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: PyGame Music Woes
Replies: 8
Views: 1671

Re: PyGame Music Woes

I am. Hence why I'm only importing the mixer from it.
by sisk
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: PyGame Music Woes
Replies: 8
Views: 1671

Re: PyGame Music Woes

Well that's unfortunate. If that's the case I won't be able to use PyGame for this project. There are hundreds of MP3s in that glob and they're only mostly 44100hz. I don't have any way of knowing the correct rate without reading the headers. I guess I'll just have to bite the bullet and call extern...
by sisk
Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: PyGame Music Woes
Replies: 8
Views: 1671

Re: PyGame Music Woes

The weather report I mentioned that comes out sounding like a chipmunk is a wav file.
by sisk
Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: PyGame Music Woes
Replies: 8
Views: 1671

PyGame Music Woes

I'm running into trouble with PyGame on my Pi. The problem seems specific to the Rapsberry Pi. Specifically the code looks like this (it's an excerpt, so obviously some stuff is missing) from random import choice from pygame import mixer songs=glob.glob("~/Music/*.mp3") mixer.init() while now-start<...
by sisk
Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:41 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Smart Power Strip
Replies: 5
Views: 5361

Smart Power Strip

So I thought I'd share a project I did back in May that I've really gotten some good use from: A smart power strip. This is basically a 4 port power strip that each port can be controlled independently via a web interface. The interface also has scheduling capabilities thanks to a cron job that runs...
by sisk
Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hi Temp Sensor
Replies: 2
Views: 1049

Hi Temp Sensor

I'm having a little trouble finding something I need for a project I'm working on: a high temperature sensor. Specifically I need a temperature sensor that can measure (and, more importantly, survive) temperatures up to 300c. I've not been able to find any sensors made for the RaspPi or Arduino that...
by sisk
Tue May 03, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Mixxx on a RasPi 3?
Replies: 1
Views: 1341

Mixxx on a RasPi 3?

Has anyone tried Mixxx on a model 3? I know the 2 didn't have quite enough oomph to run it, much to my disappointment, but I'm hopeful about the 3 with its 64 bit processor.
by sisk
Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: how many Pis do I need?
Replies: 11
Views: 2301

Re: how many Pis do I need?

A lot is going to depend on the hardware you're using to capture the stream and exactly what you want to do with the stream. If you've got hardware putting out some bandwidth heavy format like MPEG2 then you're probably going to want to dedicate a Pi to just recording, especially with the USB and Et...
by sisk
Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Portable DJ rig
Replies: 5
Views: 2936

Re: Portable DJ rig

Quick update on this. After trying to use Mixxx on my Pi2 it seems that just because something is in Raspbian's repository doesn't mean the Raspberry Pi can run it. Mixxx was completely unusable. :( I'll have to use a different program for this rig. Since, to my knowledge, there's no other Linux bas...
by sisk
Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Portable DJ rig
Replies: 5
Views: 2936

Portable DJ rig

Forgive my tendency to ramble. I'm in the planning phase for a portable DJ rig. The whole point of this rig is that it's something I can just grab for smaller venues without having to lug around 5 grand worth of equipment that takes a half hour to set up. My speakers will plug directly into it and i...
by sisk
Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi based smartphone: insanity, doable, or just not worth it?
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Re: Pi based smartphone: insanity, doable, or just not worth

So every bit as insane as I suspected then. Good to know.
by sisk
Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Inappropriate undervoltage warning
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: Inappropriate undervoltage warning

I've been busy this week so I haven't had a chance to get back to this yet, but you all have brought up a good point. I tested it at the power supply, but not at the other end of the USB cable. I guess that's my next step. I don't think it has a minimum load since when I tested it the output was sol...
by sisk
Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi based smartphone: insanity, doable, or just not worth it?
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Pi based smartphone: insanity, doable, or just not worth it?

I find myself in need of a new phone and got the idea to build my own. I'm about 80% sure the entire idea is a case of temporary insanity or would result in insanity if I actually tried to do it, but before I completely dismiss it I wanted to ask around. Has anyone managed to build a phone out of a ...
by sisk
Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Inappropriate undervoltage warning
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Inappropriate undervoltage warning

I've got a...shall we say unusal setup for my Pi. The power supply is an old 150w ATX power supply that I've modified slightly. I've got my external HDD hooked up to the 12v line and a USB port hooked up to the 5v line (which my Pi is plugged into). I've verified with a multimeter that the USB port ...
by sisk
Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: GPIO and control panel
Replies: 4
Views: 1109

Re: GPIO and control panel

Why wouldn't the TFT display work off the DSI interface on the Pi?
by sisk
Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: GPIO and control panel
Replies: 4
Views: 1109

GPIO and control panel

I have an ancient portable DVD player which is mostly dead. The only parts that still work are the screen (which I've confirmed is compatible with the DSI output on the Pi) and the control panel, which has three pins (I assume current, ground, and signal pins). I was wanting to use the control panel...
by sisk
Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: minecraft on RasPi2
Replies: 3
Views: 1169

minecraft on RasPi2

I know Raspian comes with Minecrat Pi Edition, but can it run the full PC version? With it being Java I'm assuming it's at least theoretically possible but has anyone tried and succeeded? I'm looking at replacing the clinker computer my kids broke with a Pi2 but being limited to Pi edition Mine craf...
by sisk
Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Looking for case suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 1815

Looking for case suggestions

I'm looking for a somewhat rugged case. I'm planning on getting my kids (ages 5 and 7) a Raspberry Pi 2 and they haven't exactly been gentle with computers in the past. I think they've learned their lesson after I refused to fix the last one they broke and it's time they had one for school. Basicall...

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