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by NicoVanDerDussen
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RealVNC Mouse Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: RealVNC Mouse Problems

Thanks!

It works.

But still a nuisance as I need to change the settings on the Pi depending if I work remote or local :D

Will report as an issue to RealVNC :D
by NicoVanDerDussen
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: STICKY: X86 Debian Jessie with PIXEL desktop for PC and Mac (obsolete)
Replies: 231
Views: 56528

Re: RASPBIAN WITH PIXEL DESKTOP FOR PC AND MAC

¨ Bloating ¨ a 1.4 GB GUI based Debian distro like Pixel for PC with 45 MB (+3%) of VLC: Nico, what have you been smoking? :D Anton, software bloat starts with please add this small thingie, and that small thingie A HowTo Bloat PIXEL for PC is a better idea than adding all the small bloats out of t...
by NicoVanDerDussen
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: STICKY: X86 Debian Jessie with PIXEL desktop for PC and Mac (obsolete)
Replies: 231
Views: 56528

Re: RASPBIAN WITH PIXEL DESKTOP FOR PC AND MAC

OK, had a word with the people who know. A HW accelerated GUI for video/audio is planned, but we haven't started it yet. There is no projected timescale. It could be easy, it could be difficult, as yet, we don't know. Once resource comes available this is fairly high on the list of 'stuff that need...
by NicoVanDerDussen
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RealVNC Mouse Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 394

RealVNC Mouse Problems

Hi, I'm using my mouse left handed - primary button on the right of the mouse. My Raspi is configured to use the mouse this way My Win10 machine is configured to use the mouse like this. But when I open RealVNC Viewer on my Win 10 machine, the mouse requires right handed use. I can't find a setting ...
by NicoVanDerDussen
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: STICKY: X86 Debian Jessie with PIXEL desktop for PC and Mac (obsolete)
Replies: 231
Views: 56528

Re: RASPBIAN WITH PIXEL DESKTOP FOR PC AND MAC

Agreed - Raspbian PIXEL 86 is attractive to me as it is such a light weight distro.

Please keep it so!

Those who wish to have the heavy stuff should rather use Ubuntu or similar
by NicoVanDerDussen
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: STICKY: X86 Debian Jessie with PIXEL desktop for PC and Mac (obsolete)
Replies: 231
Views: 56528

Re: RASPBIAN WITH PIXEL DESKTOP FOR PC AND MAC

In the next release, there will be a version of the desktop Raspberry Pi Configuration tool from PIXEL for Raspbian, which should make this easier.
Good to know there is a next release on the way :)
by NicoVanDerDussen
Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Power Meter 3AC 50Hz with 3 current and 3 voltage sensors
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Power Meter 3AC 50Hz with 3 current and 3 voltage sensor

Why not use a commercially available meter of the shelf?

I'm planning to use one emitting ticks at 0.01 kWh usage.

Already using a water meter with a reed switch closing every 0.5 liter.

Works like a charm
by NicoVanDerDussen
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Data usage per package
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: Data usage per package

Thanks!

Ntop works well

For other newbies: The data is available at http://localhost:3000
by NicoVanDerDussen
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Data usage per package
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Data usage per package

Hi,

is there a way to log the amount of data traffic for each package?

Eg: I would love to know how much data my node.js script is using

In the area I'm living, data is expensive ;)
by NicoVanDerDussen
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Controlling solenoid valves with Pi not working
Replies: 18
Views: 2795

Re: Controlling solenoid valves with Pi not working

If you need relays, maybe https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2015-China-Wholesale-5V-16-Channel-Relay-Module-for-arduino-ARM-PIC-AVR-DSP-Electronic-Relay/32595297469.html?spm=2114.01010208.3.20.Jo6X3h&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_2_10065_10068_10000009_10084_10083_10080_10082_10081_10110_101...
by NicoVanDerDussen
Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: STICKY: X86 Debian Jessie with PIXEL desktop for PC and Mac (obsolete)
Replies: 231
Views: 56528

Re: RASPBIAN WITH PIXEL DESKTOP FOR PC AND MAC

Hi,

what is the easiest way to change the timezone?

I could not find an easy way in any of the PIXEL menus.

Used dpkg-reconfigure tzdata and it worked as expected :)
by NicoVanDerDussen
Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Controlling solenoid valves with Pi not working
Replies: 18
Views: 2795

Re: Controlling solenoid valves with Pi not working

Beware of the reverse voltage a solenoid can produce! http://www.iluselectronics.com/q-why-is-it-essential-to-connect-a-diode-in-reverse-polarity-in-parallel-to-a-dc-operated-electric-lock/ Without proper protection you can (and most probably will) fry your Raspi. I prefer using a relay module with ...
by NicoVanDerDussen
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: High rate of i2c failure when connecting to Arduino UNO
Replies: 23
Views: 1730

Re: High rate of i2c failure when connecting to Arduino UNO

To NicoVanDerDussen, I have an Arduino DUE (3.3V), but I don't want to tie that up in this application as it has far more processing power than I need. What are the Arduino-like 3.3V boards you mention? Are they Arduino IDE compatible and as cheap (I get my UNO's for £7!). See https://www.arduino.c...
by NicoVanDerDussen
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: High rate of i2c failure when connecting to Arduino UNO
Replies: 23
Views: 1730

Re: High rate of i2c failure when connecting to Arduino UNO

My advice: Use a dedicated 5V power supply for your Uno.

500mA would be ample

Most of the "ghosts" I had on projects were due to power supply issues.

Once I started using quality power supplies and dedicated units for 'Pi and Arduino my problems vanished
by NicoVanDerDussen
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: High rate of i2c failure when connecting to Arduino UNO
Replies: 23
Views: 1730

Re: High rate of i2c failure when connecting to Arduino UNO

I would first eliminate the voltage issue before investigating things like bugs etc.

As I said, I had the same issues and a voltage level shifter sorted it all.
by NicoVanDerDussen
Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: STICKY: X86 Debian Jessie with PIXEL desktop for PC and Mac (obsolete)
Replies: 231
Views: 56528

Re: RASPBIAN WITH PIXEL DESKTOP FOR PC AND MAC

Hi,

is there a way I can access my C: drive in Windows 10?

I would love to copy a bunch of MP4 files from my C: drive to /home/me :D

Thanks
Nico
by NicoVanDerDussen
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: High rate of i2c failure when connecting to Arduino UNO
Replies: 23
Views: 1730

Re: High rate of i2c failure when connecting to Arduino UNO

I solved similar problems by using a proper 5V to 3.3V adapter I found the voltage fluctuation just too much for the narrow margin available. Another solution is to use a 3.3V Arduino like board - I have a few just for this purpose. Or use an ESP8266 board such as Wemos or NodeMCU which has 3.3V I2C
by NicoVanDerDussen
Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: STICKY: X86 Debian Jessie with PIXEL desktop for PC and Mac (obsolete)
Replies: 231
Views: 56528

Re: RASPBIAN WITH PIXEL DESKTOP FOR PC AND MAC

Great product! It allows me to boot a "light" system on my Windows 10 laptop - boot time around 10 minutes for Windows :( and using about 100MB just to sync all. This is a no-no for me in expensive bandwidth South Africa at home So Raspbian/PIXEL on my laptop opens many avenues! Room for improving t...
by NicoVanDerDussen
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Upgrading Node JS on Raspi 1
Replies: 0
Views: 328

Upgrading Node JS on Raspi 1

Hi,

I have a Raspi 1 still made in China

Currently Node.js v0.10.29 is loaded after apt-get update/upgrade

uname -m gives armv6l

Can I load the latest LTS Version: v6.9.2 safely?

How do I do this?

Thanks
Nico
by NicoVanDerDussen
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: TeamViewer screen size
Replies: 2
Views: 1883

Re: TeamViewer screen size

Problem solved :D

Thanks!
by NicoVanDerDussen
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: TeamViewer screen size
Replies: 2
Views: 1883

TeamViewer screen size

Hi,

I running TeamViewer in GUI mode without the Raspi being connected to a screen,

The screen size (resolution) is very small

How do I set it to a larger size?

Thanks
by NicoVanDerDussen
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: TeamViewer IoT Developer Contest: Win up to EUR 5,000
Replies: 40
Views: 18855

Re: TeamViewer IoT Developer Contest: Win up to EUR 5,000

I just love this :)

The CLI and GUI interfaces were just working out of the box :D

Working with sudo teamviewer help just made things so much better!

But I could not get teamviewer vpn working from my Win10 laptop :(

Any suggestions how?
by NicoVanDerDussen
Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Accessing Pi from Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 973

Re: Accessing Pi from Windows

I'm using Remote Desktop on my Win 10 machine

To enable the server part on your Raspi,

To install:

Code: Select all

sudo apt-get install xrdp
I find this the easiest way to get things going :)
by NicoVanDerDussen
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: TeamViewer
Replies: 3
Views: 925

TeamViewer

Hi,

See

https://www.teamviewer.com/raspberrypi/

TeamViewer is now available for the 'Pi :)

Did not have time to test yet :(
by NicoVanDerDussen
Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi powered AI beats human pilot in dogfight
Replies: 12
Views: 1914

Re: RPi powered AI beats human pilot in dogfight

Interesting!

Any info on which Model Raspi was used?

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