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by ilovemipi
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Peaceview PZEM-004T Energy Module
Replies: 31
Views: 16758

Re: Peaceview PZEM-004T Energy Module

It's 5V but we have found that the "3.3V" ESP8266's are fine. Probably not safe with a Pi without a voltage divider though.
by ilovemipi
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Peaceview PZEM-004T Energy Module
Replies: 31
Views: 16758

Re: Peaceview PZEM-004T Energy Module

Yes. I viewed his and tried to replicate with USB serial cable. But it's not replying back to pi. Dont know where the error is I will try to take a look at the Python code in the coming weeks. What I did do a few months ago was get the Pzem working with "Pi style" and Arduino hardware as produced b...
by ilovemipi
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Peaceview PZEM-004T Energy Module
Replies: 31
Views: 16758

Re: Peaceview PZEM-004T Energy Module

Hi ilovemipi, Can you share detail line by line for in python for adding pzem004t to raspberry pi (including wiring). I tired several time and is never able to succeed :cry: The firmware I wrote to connect the Pzem and ESP is written in C++ (or the Arduino variant to be precise). My Python coding i...
by ilovemipi
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: MagPi issue 57 with AIY kit
Replies: 15
Views: 4212

Re: MagPi issue 57 with AIY kit

If you send me your address DougieLawson I'll get it in the post. Just surprise me with something Pi related in return. Thanks. Unlike Dougie I had not chance of getting the MagPi so if you still have it I would be interested. [moderator: this users signature contained a loud spamlink, and was ther...
by ilovemipi
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Help Wanted, Product Project
Replies: 5
Views: 2288

Re: Help Wanted, Product Project

1. You don't say where you are. 2. The Pi is an educational device. Learning how to program your project on it would be using it as intended. 3. The cost of hiring someone to do the actual work is likely to be a lot higher than you think. Even when I left off doing contract programming quite a numb...
by ilovemipi
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Peaceview PZEM-004T Energy Module
Replies: 31
Views: 16758

Re: Peaceview PZEM-004T Energy Module

I have been using the Peacefair Pzem-004T for the last year or so and have found them to be very reliable. So far I have only used them with ESP8266's but moving forward I might hook it up to a Pi. I developed a Smartphone app that uses the Pzem and ESP to create a Nest / Hive home automation system...
by ilovemipi
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chip architecture - is the Pi vulnerable?
Replies: 55
Views: 7938

Re: Chip architecture - is the Pi vulnerable?

ARM is a way superior, British designed micro-processor. Intel have shown their designs to be sloppy on too many occasions. Remember the Pentium FDIV & Pentium F00F bugs. http://wiki.osdev.org/CPU_Bugs ARM doesn't appear on that list. I know Intel are having, and have had, problems but personally u...
by ilovemipi
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Zero SD cards not working in Zero W
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: Zero SD cards not working in Zero W

Thanks @DirkS, I'll give that a try.

Took quite some time but I can confirm this works.

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sudo apt update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
by ilovemipi
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Zero SD cards not working in Zero W
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Zero SD cards not working in Zero W

I notice there is a Jessie build dated March 2017. I was previously using a Jan 2017 version in my Zero. when I try to use the SD cards in either of my Zero W's they get stuck at the rainbow screen. Tried several HDMI cables and several power supplies. Now using beefy Samsung S3 charger. Tried with ...
by ilovemipi
Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi USB Interface to an Arduino
Replies: 1
Views: 491

Re: RPi USB Interface to an Arduino

Checked my emails after I made the post and a contact I discussed it with earlier today had sent me the fix. It requires cat in a separate terminal / ssh window. This is the full procedure: stty -F /dev/ttyUSB0 115200 -echo (Window 1) cat /dev/ttyUSB0 (Window 2) echo '1' > /dev/ttyUSB0 (Window 1, Na...
by ilovemipi
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi USB Interface to an Arduino
Replies: 1
Views: 491

RPi USB Interface to an Arduino

Plugging an Arduino Nano into the USB port of an older Model B Pi (or a USB hub attached to a Pi Zero) creates 'two' devices. One is ttyUSB0 and the other is serial . sudo echo '1' > /dev/ttyUSB0 sends a signal to the Nano which is confirmed by the RX LED on the Nano but the Nano is not responding t...
by ilovemipi
Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: STICKY: HOWTO: Move the filesystem to a USB stick/Drive
Replies: 334
Views: 502143

Re: HOWTO: Move the filesystem to a USB stick/Drive [updated

Excellent guide and bang up to date, thanks @paulv Just a couple of points: 1. With gpu_mem set at anything less than 32 you will get a warning message on bootup as covered by the GitHub issue at https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/issues/428 2. I am getting a "Duplicate entry in /etc/fstab" me...
by ilovemipi
Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Controlling 433MHz RF outlets with Android devices
Replies: 19
Views: 153464

Re: Controlling 433MHz RF outlets with Android devices

A Maplins 5 pack RF socket set was brought to me, from the UK, by a friend yesterday. Pleased to say that even without putting the 12V battery in the remote control unit my microprocessor can control the 5 sockets independently. The coding was done whilst I was waiting for the sockets to arrive from...
by ilovemipi
Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Controlling 433MHz RF outlets with Android devices
Replies: 19
Views: 153464

Re: Controlling 433MHz RF outlets with Android devices

Murphyprecht wrote:Hi guys, anyone in the UK wanting to try this, Maplin are selling a 5 pack of 3kw 240v RF outlets for just £19.99 currently.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/remote-contro ... pack-n38hn
I have ordered my set, thanks.

Anyone using the Maplin units with a Pi or an Arduino?
by ilovemipi
Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Controlling 433MHz RF outlets with Android devices
Replies: 19
Views: 153464

Re: Controlling 433MHz RF outlets with Android devices

You say WiFi or IR but I assume you mean RF too? When you say no space in the conduit do you still have available gpio pins? Maybe this link is better for you http://www.ebay.com/itm/282005636831 but it looks like you need your own RF transmitter (under $1 from http://www.ebay.com/itm/182033267191 w...
by ilovemipi
Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Controlling 433MHz RF outlets with Android devices
Replies: 19
Views: 153464

Re: Controlling 433MHz RF outlets with Android devices

@darios70 much easier to buy the whole kit for less than $4, see http://www.ebay.com/itm/191816976973
by ilovemipi
Fri May 13, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: PiHAT - Rasberry Pi Home Automation Transmitter
Replies: 192
Views: 73062

Re: PiHAT - Rasberry Pi Home Automation Transmitter

@greatdane my EEPROM's arrived today and I'm happy to say that despite my DREADFUL soldering skills the first Status socket now survives through a power failure.

Great hack and thanks again for posting.
by ilovemipi
Fri May 06, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Controlling a mains power socket switch? (home automation)
Replies: 174
Views: 56663

Re: Controlling a mains power socket switch? (home automatio

Just to bring this old thread up to 2016 the Status and Nexa Sockets and even RF controlled Central Heating Thermostats can now be safely controlled over the internet with a free Blynk app plus a few parts (WeMos D1 Mini and RF Receiver / Transmitter set), total cost of around 4 quid . Not directly ...
by ilovemipi
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: PiHAT - Rasberry Pi Home Automation Transmitter
Replies: 192
Views: 73062

Re: PiHAT - Rasberry Pi Home Automation Transmitter

For the fully qualified individuals they also fit nicely into the Raspberry Pi modular cases. Status Socket in a Pi Case 60kb.jpg @greatdane I can clearly see where the EEPROM goes but I can't see R15. I have had the magnifying glass out on the board. Is it marked on the reverse side as I have this ...
by ilovemipi
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: PiHAT - Rasberry Pi Home Automation Transmitter
Replies: 192
Views: 73062

Re: PiHAT - Rasberry Pi Home Automation Transmitter

Nice work @greatdane.

We have quite a few power failures here so your mod might be quite useful for us.
by ilovemipi
Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.xx.xx+
Replies: 1395
Views: 1283151

Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.1.xx+

SpaceCowboy wrote:I'm trying to download the following, however I'm getting a 404 Not Found error. Is the file still available at this location?

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https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/8188eu-v7-2015yyzz.tar.gz
Thanks,
SpaceCowboy
Replace the yyzz with the relevant details obtained from the first post.
by ilovemipi
Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kodi 15/16/17 Packages for Raspbian
Replies: 745
Views: 553518

Re: Kodi 15 Packages for Raspbian Wheezy & Jessie for RPi2

Tried the Jessie build and each time I run startkodi it crashes. Latest log is: ############## Kodi CRASH LOG ############### ################ SYSTEM INFO ################ Date: Sat 2 Jan 00:52:01 EET 2016 Kodi Options: Arch: armv6l Kernel: Linux 4.1.13+ #826 PREEMPT Fri Nov 13 20:13:22 GMT 2015 Rel...
by ilovemipi
Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Python Gateway to Blynk with Arduino on USB
Replies: 0
Views: 818

Python Gateway to Blynk with Arduino on USB

Blynk have some Python code to connect to their servers. With an Arduino connected to the USB port of a Windows machine the connections to their server are fine. With an Arduino connected to the USB port of a Raspberry Pi (B+) the connection drops after 20 seconds with errno 32 broken pipe message. ...
by ilovemipi
Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Interfacing a Pi with an Arduino Nano
Replies: 5
Views: 2181

Re: Interfacing a Pi with an Arduino Nano

Pi to the Nano with a 20K resisitor worked fine. The Arduino folk also provided a link to a very detailed PDF (56 pages) by Microchip Technology Inc called 3V Tips 'n Tricks for interfacing between 3.3V and 5.0V devices. Looks to be from 2006 but I guess the laws of physics haven't changed that much...
by ilovemipi
Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Interfacing a Pi with an Arduino Nano
Replies: 5
Views: 2181

Re: Interfacing a Pi with an Arduino Nano

For what it's worth I've just connected a Pi to a (5V) Pro Mini. The Pro Mini loop was reading a GPIO and if the GPIO was high it flashed its LED. It worked fine. For safety reasons it may be sensible to add a 20k current limiting resistor in between the Pi and Arduino. That will protect the Pi GPI...

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