Go to advanced search

by cookin1983
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500
Replies: 107
Views: 32495

Re: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500

Thanks for the info. I'll try it out some time. I know this is a pretty old thread but I wanted to share my experience with the lapdock 500 since i found a couple on ebay for $20. This thread came up a lot during my searching. Im not using a raspberry pie but I think the issues are the same. Usb cab...
by cookin1983
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Rebooting network equipment after failed ping help
Replies: 2
Views: 779

Re: Rebooting network equipment after failed ping help

Awesome! Thank you very much. It activated the relays just like I was wanting.
by cookin1983
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Rebooting network equipment after failed ping help
Replies: 2
Views: 779

Rebooting network equipment after failed ping help

I have a Raspberry Pi Zero and a 4 relay board I'm wanting to use to reboot my network equipment if it misses 5 consecutive pings to Google. I can control the relays with python just fine but I don't know where to start for a script that pings Google constantly then activates the relays when it miss...
by cookin1983
Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500
Replies: 107
Views: 32495

Re: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500

If anyone still cares about this project I found a way to get my pi to work ALMOST every time. I found a custom config file and modified it like this ################################################################################ ## Raspberry Pi Configuration Settings ## ## Revision 16, 2013/06/22 ...
by cookin1983
Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500
Replies: 107
Views: 32495

Re: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500

John wrote: "I use a 30 cm Micro USB female to USB A cable which back-powers my RasPi through one of RasPi's A ports with almost no voltage drop." The lapdock's power adapter is only 2A. Is 2A adequate voltage to power lapdock, pi, usb wifi and a usb memory card reader? Or does the pi need its own ...
by cookin1983
Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500
Replies: 107
Views: 32495

Re: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500

sansevero wrote:Isn't that male to male. Somehow I need a female micro hdmi to connect to the lapdock's male connectors.
Did you ever have any luck getting your lapdock to work?
by cookin1983
Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500
Replies: 107
Views: 32495

Re: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500

It is male to male. I used it with a micro hdmi gender changer. The gender changer I got off of eBay used so it didn't have any packaging.
by cookin1983
Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500
Replies: 107
Views: 32495

Re: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500

Congratulations! Could you please write as comprehensive a list as possible of all the cables and adaptors you used connecting it all together. Sorry it took me so long to get back with you. I had something terrible happen to my SD card and had to start over from scratch. I wasn't able to get the V...
by cookin1983
Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500
Replies: 107
Views: 32495

Re: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500

This is what I did to get my Raspberry Pi working on my Lapdock 500 pro. I did have to modify a usb cable and make some changes to the config.txt file so proceed with caution. Cables I used an HDMI gender changer that I got from an individual on ebay without any kind of packaging so I don't know wha...
by cookin1983
Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500
Replies: 107
Views: 32495

Re: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500

I haven't had much time to check on the voltage but TP1 to TP2 with wall power I was showing about 5.06v for the short time it gets power from the dock it gets 4.75v. I don't think it is enough to make the HDMI push out enough power to convince the dock to stay on. I will play around with the HDMI b...
by cookin1983
Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500
Replies: 107
Views: 32495

Re: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500

Just discovered another awesome thing. The track pad supports mulit-touch so two finger scrolling works fine. Pinch zoom doesn't but I'll take what I can get at this point.
by cookin1983
Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500
Replies: 107
Views: 32495

Re: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500

Here is the new video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq6eGsHv2iw I haven't been able to get it to stay on connected to the dock's power display still isn't filling the screen but I'm just so dang happy I won't complain. Next I'm going to try to get the camera working. It may be a shot in the dark b...
by cookin1983
Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500
Replies: 107
Views: 32495

Re: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500

I GOT IT TO WORK!!!!! I broke down and bought a little bit better HDMI cable and it is finally working. Still having the issue that it won't come on consistently but this is a huge leap in the right direction. I'm waiting for my video to upload to YouTube but when it is finished I will post a link t...
by cookin1983
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500
Replies: 107
Views: 32495

Re: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500

More potentially good news. Of course these results I'm getting aren't being consistent but it does happen sometimes when I hook up the HDMI. With the Pi plugged into the wall and fully booted I noticed I could see a silhouette of the desktop on the display. If I could find out how to consistently r...
by cookin1983
Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500
Replies: 107
Views: 32495

Re: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500

I'm going to try to make it to this http://makekc.org/content/rob-bishops-2 ... maker-expo next weekend to see if someone there can help me. If I don't get help or am not able to make it I may throw in the towel on this project and get an atrix lapdock.
by cookin1983
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500
Replies: 107
Views: 32495

Re: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500

The only way to get the keyboard and mouse on the dock to work is if the screen turns on then off. I don't know why the dang dock won't act the same every time you do something to it. I think that may be more irritating than it not working at all. My uncle has an oscilloscope I may be able to use to...
by cookin1983
Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500
Replies: 107
Views: 32495

Re: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500

When the screen comes on it does show the pi's desktop. I don't think the the dock is getting power from the pi because the red wire doesn't go to the usb side of the adapter I made. The biggest frustration with this whole thing is that the dock won't react the same way every time. This is the proce...
by cookin1983
Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500
Replies: 107
Views: 32495

Re: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500

Last night I plugged the pi into it's own power but connected the usb and hdmi into the lapdock. After the lapdock turned on and off I plugged the pi into my tv. The keyboard and the track pad worked worked great. It is driving me insane that the dang display won't stay on but this test makes me thi...
by cookin1983
Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500
Replies: 107
Views: 32495

Re: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500

I have a RAZR, I just don't know what I need to do to get that info off of it. I am no expert on mobile phones and hdmi, but probably a good place to find out more is with forums dealing with the RAZR and hdmi issues. We are both feeling around in the dark here, but since I don't have access to a R...
by cookin1983
Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500
Replies: 107
Views: 32495

Re: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500

I have a RAZR, I just don't know what I need to do to get that info off of it.
by cookin1983
Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500
Replies: 107
Views: 32495

Re: problems setting raspberry pi up with lapdock 500

I made a little progress with my lapdock 500. Here is the video of what it does http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoXCR82RCWE . I set the hdmi settings in config.txt according to these instructions http://www.mobilewill.us/2012/10/raspberry-pi-and-motorola-lapdock.html . It's so close I just don't know...
by cookin1983
Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Needing help using a Lapdock 500 Pro with my RPI.
Replies: 1
Views: 484

Re: Needing help using a Lapdock 500 Pro with my RPI.

I got it to turn on for a few seconds last night but it won't stay on for some reason. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoXCR82RCWE
by cookin1983
Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Needing help using a Lapdock 500 Pro with my RPI.
Replies: 1
Views: 484

Needing help using a Lapdock 500 Pro with my RPI.

I have looked everywhere and can't where anyone has gotten a RPI to work with Motorola's lapdock 500 pro. The Pi gets power but the display never comes on. I've tried everything here http://www.mobilewill.us/2012/10/raspbe ... pdock.html but no luck. Any ideas?

Go to advanced search