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by Ace Rimmer
Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Using i2cdetect
Replies: 15
Views: 3033

Re: Using i2cdetect

OK, now it seems I need something called SMBus, is it possible to download it the same way that rpdom suggested for downloading i2cdetect...... Assuming you are running Raspbian Wheezy, you should download http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/rasp ... _armhf.deb (note for people finding this thread in...
by Ace Rimmer
Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Auto mounting USB sticks
Replies: 3
Views: 795

Re: Auto mounting USB sticks

Thanks KLL, your suggestions worked but not how I had it working in my old pi which automatically mounted any usb stick which happened to be plugged in.
by Ace Rimmer
Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Auto mounting USB sticks
Replies: 3
Views: 795

Auto mounting USB sticks

Hello, I've just bought a new pi (B+) and a new NOOBS card. I'm trying to have it so USB sticks automatically mount when the pi is booted. I had this working with my A+ but can't find the instructions I used to do it ( most probably in a book long since returned to the library) :roll: . At present I...
by Ace Rimmer
Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Fitting a Pi into its plastic case.
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Re: Fitting a Pi into its plastic case.

Dare I suggest an umbrella?

I agree it was hard to get into the adafruit case (mine was an A+) , not looking forward to removing it. I also had the same problem with the card slipping below the slot but was able to shake it out. :lol:
by Ace Rimmer
Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:51 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi failing with camera, BMP180, and TSL2561
Replies: 1
Views: 701

Re: Raspberry Pi failing with camera, BMP180, and TSL2561

Hello ttkoshi, Have you had any luck with your project yet? I'm trying to do something similar with an A+, bmp180 & a mpu6050. The main difference being my project will be in a rocket. I'm very new to Rpi so I have alot of learning to do, :? I'm afraid I can't be of any assistance to you (yet).
by Ace Rimmer
Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: rpi -update
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: rpi -update

Thanks for your patience rpdom, I was afraid the solution would be as you described. I think I'll put this part of my project on the back burner for now & concentrate on getting the sensors working.
by Ace Rimmer
Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:28 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: rpi -update
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: rpi -update

To do an update means to go on the net and make sure everything is available to download from the net. I don't think you're trying to download anything because obviously you would need the internet. Mabey you need an upgrade? To get an upgrade connect to the internet and type sudo apt-get update &&...
by Ace Rimmer
Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:16 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: rpi -update
Replies: 4
Views: 829

rpi -update

How can I do an "rpi -update" if I'm unable to connect my A+ Pi to the internet?
I have #755 dated Feb'15 installed which I purchased on an SD card, but some things don't seem to work :(
(e.g. annotate_text_size ) in another thread the advice was to do "rpi -update".
by Ace Rimmer
Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:44 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Powering Off
Replies: 7
Views: 1314

Re: Powering Off

OK, it doesn't matter so much if the batteries eventually go flat - so long as nothing is running when & if they go flat. Weight is an important consideration for my project so the less circuitry etc the better.
by Ace Rimmer
Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Powering Off
Replies: 7
Views: 1314

Re: Powering Off

So tell me is the Raspi approriately housed in the TARDIS? My Pi when finished will be housed in a similar vehicle and hopefully travelling at several hundred miles an hour, although not for very long at a time. The Pi's job will be to record the "mission" - video & hopefully data 8-), not always ea...
by Ace Rimmer
Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:38 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Powering Off
Replies: 7
Views: 1314

Re: Powering Off

Panic over! :roll: It was the pulses from the inverter causing the Pi to restart. It won't be a problem when the project is finished as it will be battery powered.
by Ace Rimmer
Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:36 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Powering Off
Replies: 7
Views: 1314

Re: Powering Off

That may be the problem, I have an RTC connected to GPIO 3 (physical pin 5) acting as SCL, do you think that could do it? I've just thought of something else it could be - we are not connected to the grid here so all our power comes from solar & hydro - when I'm playing with the Pi it's power comes ...
by Ace Rimmer
Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:48 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Powering Off
Replies: 7
Views: 1314

Powering Off

When my project is complete it will be a standalone Pi (A+) and several sensors. The problem I have is that once it has completes it's routine and powers off if the power is left connected the Pi restarts. Is there anyway of preventing this until the power is removed and then reapplied?
by Ace Rimmer
Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Using i2cdetect
Replies: 15
Views: 3033

Re: Using i2cdetect

I think I've finally got it working.....following some info on another site I added

"dtparam=i2c1=on"
"dtparam=i2c_arm=on" to the end of /boot/config.txt
and

"i2c-dev" to the end of /etc/modules
I now get a response from "i2cdetect -l" i.e. lowercase L (for list)
by Ace Rimmer
Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Using i2cdetect
Replies: 15
Views: 3033

Re: Using i2cdetect

My joy was short lived. Using "i2cdetect -l" returns nothing - the Pi reconises the command (no errors returned) but just returns to the prompt. Using the other options return errors as I dont know the name or number of the I2C bus, have tried some obvious things like 1, 2 etc. :( My RTC is connecte...
by Ace Rimmer
Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Using i2cdetect
Replies: 15
Views: 3033

Re: Using i2cdetect

:D Thanks rpdom, I followed your instructions but substituted .man for .deb and it installed. Just have to remember what I wanted to use it for. :roll:
( Do a search on Delena cancerides, these are what I (reluctantly) share my house with.)
by Ace Rimmer
Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:35 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Using i2cdetect
Replies: 15
Views: 3033

Re: Using i2cdetect

I'm afraid more mundane problems have got in the way of my Pi project. Low water pressure has caused my micro-hydro to stop working. After replacing lots of old fittings there is no improvemrnt so I'll have to go for a walk through some rather dense bush looking for leaks in the pipe!
by Ace Rimmer
Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:36 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Using i2cdetect
Replies: 15
Views: 3033

Re: Using i2cdetect

The odd extension may have something to do with the country I'm in ?? :? ??? evidently the link decides where you are and what is best for you. I'll try it and see what happens.
by Ace Rimmer
Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:05 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Using i2cdetect
Replies: 15
Views: 3033

Re: Using i2cdetect

Thanks for for the suggestions everyone. rpdom the file you provided a link for came out as *.man rather than *.deb Does this make a difference? ( I'll probably have tried it by the time you get back to me.)
P.S. a nice (?) looking spider you have there, plenty of those (or similar) down here.
by Ace Rimmer
Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Using i2cdetect
Replies: 15
Views: 3033

Re: Using i2cdetect

Hello again, to cut a long story short I'm not able to connect my Rpi to the net, so of I went to the local library and was able to download "i2c-tools-3.1.2.tar.bz2" onto a USB stick. How do I go about installing it onto my pi from the stick? :?
by Ace Rimmer
Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Picamera & Text Overlay
Replies: 6
Views: 2693

Re: Picamera & Text Overlay

I've tried "annotate_text_size" with a figure in the range given but it doesn't change the default size (at least when recording 1920x1080 video). Fortunately the default size will suit my purposes. On to my next problem - I've been able to add an annotation that consists of a timestamp and various ...
by Ace Rimmer
Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Using i2cdetect
Replies: 15
Views: 3033

Using i2cdetect

I'm pretty new to Rpi, finally managed to connect up a RTC and get it running, however when I try to run i2cdetect I get the reply "command unknown" . I'm running #755(Feb 15) on an Rpi A+. Have I forgotten to do something important? I'm planning on connecting more i2c devices (barom, accelerometer)...
by Ace Rimmer
Sat Aug 15, 2015 1:34 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Picamera & Text Overlay
Replies: 6
Views: 2693

Re: Picamera & Text Overlay

Thanks Gordon & Claude, I think Claude's option is a little bit above and beyond my capabilities :? at this time but I'll have a read anyway. I did notice something however while playing around with a basic capture - the text size appears to depend on the resolution chosen - higher res = smaller text.
by Ace Rimmer
Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:47 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Picamera & Text Overlay
Replies: 6
Views: 2693

Picamera & Text Overlay

I'm just getting started with my camera project and don't have much experience with Rpi. Is there any way of changing the position & font size of the text overlay? I'm using Picamera & for the moment I'd like to keep it as simple as possible.
by Ace Rimmer
Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Sending ^C without a keyboard.
Replies: 2
Views: 1893

Re: Sending ^C without a keyboard.

Thanks rpdom, I think that's just what I wanted. I'll give it a go this arvo.

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