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by paulie
Sun May 05, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero W.....for a pub
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero W.....for a pub

Many years ago, a company was making devices attached to the optics: each shot was logged, as were bottle changes. This was long before microcontrollers and the Raspberry Pi. The idea was that the management could keep tabs on when and what was sold/dispensed. Of course, you would still have to keep...
by paulie
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We're looking at introducing more swag - what would you like to see?
Replies: 64
Views: 5670

Re: We're looking at introducing more swag - what would you like to see?

There's a guy somewhere on the forum asking if he should get his son a Pi for going to uni. He's going to need a key-ring, isn't he? Giving your son a bottle opener for the university may send the wrong message. I think an official Pi heatsink shaped into the Raspberry logo (along with a 3B+ to ins...
by paulie
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Is Raspbian compiled with stack protection enabled?
Replies: 8
Views: 1330

Re: Is Raspbian compiled with stack protection enabled?

Might this be useful?

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... e_detector

Used this scanner: apparently my android smartphone and car radio are 'low risk', but another nearby device (somewhere in the car park) was 'high risk'. No idea who it belonged to....
by paulie
Thu May 18, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Lol- The joking thread
Replies: 316
Views: 68052

Re: Lol- The joking thread

Is it "Never lift more than you can eat",
Or " Never eat more than you can lift"?
by paulie
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPS MODULE
Replies: 10
Views: 2332

Re: GPS MODULE

The Adafruit Ultimate GPS (Hat or breakout board) also has a 1pps pin, which can be used to synchronise a NTP server, should you wish to build one.
Not required in all use cases, but useful if you want one.

http://www.satsignal.eu/ntp/Raspberry-Pi-NTP.html
by paulie
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: pps pulse not received from adafruit gps module
Replies: 1
Views: 1608

Re: pps pulse not received from adafruit gps module

I have used the Adafruit ultimate GPS breakout. The PPS signal is taken from the 1pps pin on the breakout board, and needs to be fed to a GPIO pin, and referenced in your code. I used the instructions here: http://www.satsignal.eu/ntp/Raspberry-Pi-NTP.html#user-mode The GPS hat is probably much the ...
by paulie
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Red Artifacts on Video from HDMI
Replies: 4
Views: 1499

Re: Red Artifacts on Video from HDMI

I had something similar: HDMI to dvi lead into a TV/monitor, screen would occasionally flash red intermittently, wiggling it made it better/worse, until I replaced the cable.

Try some other HDMI cables & see if the problem goes away.
by paulie
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zero order limit redux, beating a dead horse?
Replies: 34
Views: 6111

Re: Pi Zero order limit redux, beating a dead horse?

Don't forget that you get a free Pi Zero with every 6 month/12 month subscription to the MagPi magazine.
by paulie
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian NTP clock synchronisation- how often and where?
Replies: 7
Views: 5172

Re: Raspbian NTP clock synchronisation- how often and where?

It's possible to use an Adafruit Ultimate GPS, and feed the 1pps output into a GPIO pin.
Would this fulfill the OP's requirements?
by paulie
Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will be in the UK for holiday... where
Replies: 7
Views: 1534

Re: Will be in the UK for holiday... where

Pimoroni are awesome for all things Pi (and more besides).
They are based in Sheffield.
by paulie
Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: error updateing. please help me!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Re: error updateing. please help me!!!

joan wrote:Unless I have missed an announcement you should NOT be using a Debian archive. The Raspbian archives were created for the old ARM architecture used by most Pi models.
Oops! I didn't notice that... :oops:
by paulie
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: error updateing. please help me!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Re: error updateing. please help me!!!

There's no problem there. apt is a command line package handling tool, which gets its data sources as listed in /etc/apt/sources.List Those 'hit' messages shows that the sources have been found online: you should see some more messages, then be returned to the command prompt. From there, you can run...
by paulie
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: error updateing. please help me!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Re: error updateing. please help me!!!

There's no problem there. apt is a command line package handling tool, which gets its data sources as listed in /etc/apt/sources.List Those 'hit' messages shows that the sources have been found online: you should see some more messages, then be returned to the command prompt. From there, you can run...
by paulie
Tue May 10, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: HDMI output only when Pi has power after screen
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Re: HDMI output only when Pi has power after screen

Might this help?
[hdmi_force_hotplug]

http://elinux.org/RPiconfig
by paulie
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 2038 bug(s)
Replies: 13
Views: 2925

Re: 2038 bug(s)

The Sun will become a Red Giant in about 5 billion years: all life larger than a single cell will be killed off rapidly as the oceans boil away.
Extremophiles will last a bit longer.

We'd better start working on those faster-than-light starships pretty soon....
by paulie
Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: jessie: unable to edit menus as user Pi
Replies: 3
Views: 602

jessie: unable to edit menus as user Pi

I have been trying to add /edit menu items using the option from the menu (editor) as user Pi. I can bring up options and add them, but they won't stick. Looking at the directory in which the *.desktop files reside, I can see that they are all owned by user root. This means that user Pi cannot edit ...
by paulie
Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: I downloaded the wrong Ninja, what is it?
Replies: 2
Views: 701

Re: I downloaded the wrong Ninja, what is it?

Usual method of installing from the command line: sudo apt-get install [packagename] Installing packages requires superuser permissions. To remove: sudo apt-get remove [packagename] To remove, *and* get rid of associated config files: sudo apt-get purge [packagename] aptitude is a graphical front-en...
by paulie
Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi3 and GPS
Replies: 8
Views: 24136

Re: Raspberry Pi3 and GPS

I have found info on the chipset used (mtk3339), and a webpage with a link to the data sheet: http://bodgitandscarper.co.uk/arduino/enabling-gpzda-nmea-sentence-on-adafruit-ultimate-gps/ Use the another datasheet link :-) And sorry, I don't yet know how to send the commands to the GPS to change anyt...
by paulie
Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi3 and GPS
Replies: 8
Views: 24136

Re: Raspberry Pi3 and GPS

I have found info on the chipset used (mtk3339), and a webpage with a link to the data sheet: http://bodgitandscarper.co.uk/arduino/enabling-gpzda-nmea-sentence-on-adafruit-ultimate-gps/ Use the another datasheet link :-) And sorry, I don't yet know how to send the commands to the GPS to change anyt...
by paulie
Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Lol- The joking thread
Replies: 316
Views: 68052

Re: Lol- The joking thread

I've heard that the Government wants to ban Roman Numerals...

NOT ON MY WATCH!!!
by paulie
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Amateur radio PPT function
Replies: 6
Views: 2406

Re: Amateur radio PPT function

I use APRS on Pi:
I currently use two methods for implementing TNCs, TNC-Pi (a hardware kit by John W2FS), and a USB soundcard. Software for the soundcard is direwolf, which gives you the option of using a GPIO pin for PTT.
by paulie
Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Record USB audio input
Replies: 31
Views: 32603

Re: Record USB audio input

I'm using a GeneralPlus USB soundcard to input audio ax25 tones to Xastir, for APRS.

Rather than use soundmodem, I am using direwolf, which has the advantage of allowing PTT control via a GPIO pin.
Currently, receive works: I have yet to wire up a GPIO pin and feed audio output to the rig.
by paulie
Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi inside closed book, risk of fire?
Replies: 45
Views: 7758

Re: RPi inside closed book, risk of fire?

Douglas6 wrote:Perhaps choosing a book such as The Polar Express or Anna Karenina would help.
What about Fahrenheit 451?
by paulie
Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 2 RPI3 with 2 SD both not booting
Replies: 29
Views: 6609

Re: 2 RPI3 with 2 SD both not booting

U can't upgraded from wheezy to jessie U have to download latest jessie(2016-02-16) OK, could someone tell me which files in /boot are different, and which versions are known to work, As I have run update/dist-upgrade and rpi-update several times this week, So I'm pretty sure I'm running on the ble...

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