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by MikeDunn
Sun May 08, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: New 8MP Camera - Q&A thread
Replies: 450
Views: 186029

Re: New 8MP Camera - Q&A thread

Depends on how old your image is, I believe ...

May be worth building a new one & copying your data across ? Or as a minimum, backing up the SD card before running these !!!
by MikeDunn
Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: 5MP camera board cable
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Re: 5MP camera board cable

Buy a longer one ... ;)

Look around, they're not hard to find. You can also use an HDMI cable, with adapters.
by MikeDunn
Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: New 8MP Camera - Q&A thread
Replies: 450
Views: 186029

Re: New 8MP Camera - Q&A thread

echmain, There's a link on another thread (the Astrophotography one, I think ?) to adapters that have a screw connection to the RasPi camera board & allows lenses & other devices ? One of these may suit ? I have one on mine connecting to a webcam adapter with a filter; looks weird but works OK :lol:...
by MikeDunn
Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography
Replies: 345
Views: 100128

Re: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography

Cheers :D

Seems one of the concerns (ie the camera code) has been addressed in an earlier update 8-) So hopefully your app will auto-detect the better res without any input ! I guess we'll see as & when !

Mike
by MikeDunn
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography
Replies: 345
Views: 100128

Re: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography

Gordon, Does your app support the new camera then ? ;) OK, now you've stopped rolling your eyes at me ( :!: ), when are you expecting to be able to test ? Reason I'm asking is that apparently this should be a drop-in replacement for the original camera, but that the default resolution remains the sa...
by MikeDunn
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Camera Module
Replies: 13
Views: 2273

Re: New Camera Module

Pithagoros wrote:Another surprise from the folks at Station Road.
Hardly a surprise, as this was identified as the new camera some months back ;)

Got one of each on order, can't wait ! :lol:
by MikeDunn
Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PiZero Roadmap
Replies: 159
Views: 61551

Re: PiZero Roadmap

A case of the Foundation being damned if they do, damned if they don't. Agreed - that is one of my implications. While I would prefer to know about a new device beforehand, at the price the Pi is I wouldn't cry if I had bought the "old style" unit a few days / weeks earlier; instead, I'd pull up my...
by MikeDunn
Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PiZero Roadmap
Replies: 159
Views: 61551

Re: PiZero Roadmap

I believe it's called "Having a bit of fun" trying to guess what the feature is. If you want the forum to be boring boring boring, that could also be arranged. We could all be very adult about it, but what's the fun in that? Not wanting to start any flaming ... My understanding (and that of others ...
by MikeDunn
Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: The camera on the next Camera Module looks IMX219
Replies: 8
Views: 2684

Re: The camera on the next Camera Module looks IMX219

Cheers Gordon - I couldn't find that other post again, had thought it had been deleted ;)
by MikeDunn
Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: The camera on the next Camera Module looks IMX219
Replies: 8
Views: 2684

Re: The camera on the next Camera Module looks IMX219

Hmmm, if the WayBack Machine is to be believed, this is the sensor for the new camera ... ;)

Nice, will have to get one - although the board size appears to have increased :(
by MikeDunn
Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is everyone having such an issue install OS?
Replies: 43
Views: 4849

Re: Why is everyone having such an issue install OS?

[O/T] all he see everyday is people coming in to get problems fixed on these cars. In fact he works for a Lexus dealer. I can't make him understand that if he did the same job for a different car maker he would feel exactly the same about them. Maybe ... maybe not ... depends on the faults he deals ...
by MikeDunn
Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi3 Rainbow screen
Replies: 11
Views: 2350

Re: Pi3 Rainbow screen

That is precisely what I got - update/upgrade made no difference. What did was d/loading the latest OS & applying that to the SD card ... The claims that "all you need do is update/upgrade" are incorrect - it may (and evidently does) work for some people, and does not for others. It is hardly a pana...
by MikeDunn
Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3 first impressions
Replies: 17
Views: 4815

Re: Pi 3 first impressions

I do worry about people who go the heatsink and fan route without giving any indication as to whether or not they've actually checked to see if they need one. :? Awww, you worry about me ? That's nice. Yup, I bought one without checking to see if I need one. Well, at the massive cost of £1 onto my ...
by MikeDunn
Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Q&A thread
Replies: 457
Views: 201871

Re: The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Q&A thread

What are you scared of ?

As a comparison, are you scared of boiling a kettle ? That takes over 10 times the ampage of the RasPi in your linked image ...
by MikeDunn
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography
Replies: 345
Views: 100128

Re: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography

Gordon, How much difference is the Pi3 making to the speed of the app ? No effective change from the Pi2, or the user will notice improvement ? Not had a chance to test myself (had initial issues getting the Pi3 to work; the "upgrade" info didn't work, had to flash the latest image on instead). CSR,...
by MikeDunn
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi3 and 2.5A PSU ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3700

Re: Pi3 and 2.5A PSU ?

Read somewhere here that it's based on a tricked-out Pi3 (my phrase :lol: )that's under load. Normal usage shouldn't require 2.5A. I bought one to go with my Pi3 as I needed another supply, and I can always swap this onto the touchscreen system (assuming that remains a Pi2).

Mike
by MikeDunn
Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi3 hanging at rainbow screen
Replies: 35
Views: 28856

Re: Pi3 hanging at rainbow screen

DougieLawson wrote:The easier option is a fresh copy of NOOBS 1.8.
Did the update & upgrade; upped the dist too. Nothing worked. :(

Blatted the thing & am now deploying latest version of NOOBS ... but at least it is deploying now ;)
by MikeDunn
Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography
Replies: 345
Views: 100128

Re: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography

Just remembered you can change the size of the buttons. Find the section # button height, under # DISPLAY SETTINGS, and change bh = 31 or 30. Will give this a try :) Think I'll have to write an aide memoir on the various settings/changes I want, to allow future versions to be quickly modified ! Or ...
by MikeDunn
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography
Replies: 345
Views: 100128

Re: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography

Here's the image of my setup ...
by MikeDunn
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography
Replies: 345
Views: 100128

Re: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography

Yeah, I have one of those (somewhere), they're a bit better than my finger ;) But I still prefer my RF touchpad :lol:

As to why I don't use "hide when unused" - it's because I'm an awkward beggar :lol: :roll: !!! As & when I get more into using this, I'll probably turn it on.

Mike
by MikeDunn
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography
Replies: 345
Views: 100128

Re: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography

Are you using the pi touchscreen? How does it work with the program, can you operate the buttons with the touch screen OK? Yeah; works ok. Only awkward bit is using the + - functionality, as my fingers are too large ;) But that's why I have an RF keyboard/touchpad ! :lol: One aspect that's not so g...
by MikeDunn
Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Connection plug for official display ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1442

Re: Conection plug for official display ?

EllipsenPark wrote:does anyone have some experience with that one and the Display ?

EDIT: There's a comment on Petit Studios Blog, saying it's not working :(
Working fine for me & my official display ... my HDMI cable worked straight off, no mods required.
by MikeDunn
Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: The camera on the next Camera Module looks IMX219
Replies: 8
Views: 2684

Re: The camera on the next Camera Module looks IMX219

Who knows ... :roll:

But that model looks interesting ... 8 megapixels, 3280x2464; 30 fps; moving to quad-HD960x540 on 240 fps ... Seems to be about 18 month old.

I would hope they'd pick a newer one with better specs, but ... ;)
by MikeDunn
Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography
Replies: 345
Views: 100128

Re: RaspberryPi Camera for Astrophotography

:D

Just sorted my ST4 cable (replaced one end with header pins), and will see if I can do a test on the 'scope this week-end ... Last week-end saw a successful stand-alone test to light LEDs :roll: Well, it's cheaper to replace them than a 10" SCT :lol:

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