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by PeersC
Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CarPi: power direct to battery or inverter?
Replies: 2
Views: 993

Re: CarPi: power direct to battery or inverter?

There are a number of ways :- Maplin provide a DC-Dc converter that plugs into the cars cigarette lighter and provide 5V at a good amperage. There also USB adaptors that you can get in supermarkets / halfords. These just plug straight into the lighter socket and have 1 or 2 usb slots. Not recommende...
by PeersC
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3 and a webcam
Replies: 5
Views: 13834

Pi 3 and a webcam

Hi there, I wonder if anyone can help me - I am trying to get an HD webcam to work with my Pi3 that I have just bought, I am old enough to remember MSDOS so debian is not altogether a stranger - I have programmed in C☺and java so python is making sense as well. However, I am not having a great deal ...
by PeersC
Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: STICKY: Volunteers to assist with project: Honey Bee Counter
Replies: 57
Views: 43472

Re: Volunteers to assist with this project: Honey Bee Counte

Two.Packs.on.Charge.jpg Battery.Checker.3.jpg Battery.Checker.jpg Hello Graham, You are obviously well ahead of me as I only became a proud Pi owner a few days ago but have been thinking this through for a few month and you have raised quite a few issues that have been a concern for me. First off I...
by PeersC
Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:35 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: STICKY: Volunteers to assist with project: Honey Bee Counter
Replies: 57
Views: 43472

Re: Volunteers to assist with this project: Honey Bee Counte

Hi Graham, Just give you a few ideas of our set up and my ideas thus far. First off our hives are in wifi range of an wireless extender in my loft - running a Pi 3 with built in wifi but could add another wifi extender plugged into the Pi's RJ45 plug. I have a 1 TB external HD plugged into the USB p...
by PeersC
Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: STICKY: Volunteers to assist with project: Honey Bee Counter
Replies: 57
Views: 43472

Re: Volunteers to assist with this project: Honey Bee Counte

Hi all. This is a bit freaky cos my sister and I wanted to put a bee cam on her new hives - I reckoned the best was was with a Raspberry Pi which arrived a couple of days ago and I found this thread!! We have one hive ready for a swarm and another is being made so no bees at moment. I have a number ...

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