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by 1uke_
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Seeking advice about hard drives from PVR/DVR
Replies: 7
Views: 3649

Re: Seeking advice about hard drives from PVR/DVR

Also worth thinking about how you want to use the drive before starting saving recordings, and format / partition accordingly! If only used with the Pi then a "native" Linux format (ext4) is better, but if you want to swap it onto Windows or Mac systems then consider exFAT (and install exfat-fuse /...
by 1uke_
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Seeking advice about hard drives from PVR/DVR
Replies: 7
Views: 3649

Re: Seeking advice about hard drives from PVR/DVR

Disk size depends on how much you want to keep :roll: Depending on the compression (i.e. action will use more than stationary pictures) you can need 4Gb for an hour down to 2Gb - this is based on my Sony TV recording 1080p Never buy second hand disks - it’s your data after all. I like Hitachi drive...
by 1uke_
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Seeking advice about hard drives from PVR/DVR
Replies: 7
Views: 3649

Seeking advice about hard drives from PVR/DVR

After setting up the Raspberry Pi with the new DVB-T hat and TVHeadEnd I am now on the look out for a hard drive to store recordings. Can anyone share a few insights on the following for me ...... What size external Hard Drive do you think I would need? Should I buy any hard drive in particular for ...
by 1uke_
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help resolving TVHeadEnd Install Error [Details inside]
Replies: 6
Views: 767

Re: Need help resolving TVHeadEnd Install Error [Details inside]

Thanks for the replies @DirkS and @fruitoftheloom I tried again this morning and it installed fine. For once this issue wasn't my fault! :roll: :D A quick follow up question I'm running the DVB-T Hat on the rPi 2b but the picture has major stutter. Do you know if the Pi 2b is too under powered to ru...
by 1uke_
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help resolving TVHeadEnd Install Error [Details inside]
Replies: 6
Views: 767

Need help resolving TVHeadEnd Install Error [Details inside]

I have just purchased the Pi DVB-T hat and am trying to install TVHeadEnd At the commend prompt I run sudo apt-get install tvheadend When prompted about disk space I select 'yes' Everything seems to be going well until the install gets to 32% The command line says something along the lines of - it i...
by 1uke_
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Need help connecting rain sensor to correct pins on Pi Zero W
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: Need help connecting rain sensor to correct pins on Pi Zero W

I believe gpiozero defaults to the BCM numbering system. So, checking on https://pinout.xyz/# gpio 17 for the button (sensor?) is pin 11, and gpio 27 for the buzzer is pin 13. Presumably the buzzer will also need to be connected to a Ground pin and the sensor may need to be connected to a Ground an...
by 1uke_
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Need help connecting rain sensor to correct pins on Pi Zero W
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: Need help connecting rain sensor to correct pins on Pi Zero W

The gpio pin layout / numbering is exactly the same on a pi2 and a pi zero so you just need to connect the sensor to the same gpio pins on the pi zero as you did on the pi2. Hello, PCManBob, (I think you have helped me in the past with other projects. It's good to still see a familiar name) My prob...
by 1uke_
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Need help connecting rain sensor to correct pins on Pi Zero W
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Need help connecting rain sensor to correct pins on Pi Zero W

Hello, With lots of help and support from someone else I built and coded a rain sensor that would output a sound to a buzzer if the sensor detected rain. I originally built the setup on a Raspberry Pi 2. I recently bought a Raspberry Pi Zero W, but I'm not 100% certain which pins I need to attach ev...
by 1uke_
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need help setting up mjpeg on Raspberry Pi Zero running Stretch Light
Replies: 0
Views: 222

Need help setting up mjpeg on Raspberry Pi Zero running Stretch Light

Hello, I am working on a camera project and I would like to be able to access my camera from the web browser. I understand that using mjpeg streaming to the browser would be the best way to do this? I have tried to follow a number of tutorial but they all give me errors at one point or another. Can ...
by 1uke_
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Zero W - Headless Set-up issue (ssh and wpa-supplicant.conf files)
Replies: 10
Views: 2717

Re: Pi Zero W - Headless Set-up issue (ssh and wpa-supplicant.conf files)

Just wanted to add I have checked my wifi network and I can see my security is set to WPA2-Personal.

In my wpa-supplicant.conf file I have updated to the following

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key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
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key_mgmt=WPA2-PSK
by 1uke_
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Zero W - Headless Set-up issue (ssh and wpa-supplicant.conf files)
Replies: 10
Views: 2717

Re: Pi Zero W - Headless Set-up issue (ssh and wpa-supplicant.conf files)

Hi and thanks for the reply @klricks I have set up the wpa-suplicant.conf with the details you provided. I updated my country code. I also updated key_mgmt=WPA-PSK to key_mgmt=WPA2-PSK as I think my system used WPA2. Below are my wifi settings so you can get a clearer understanding. https://i.imgur....
by 1uke_
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Zero W - Headless Set-up issue (ssh and wpa-supplicant.conf files)
Replies: 10
Views: 2717

Re: Pi Zero W - Headless Set-up issue (ssh and wpa-supplicant.conf files)

Thanks for the tip @ddmitry1973

how do I find /etc/network/interfaces?

Remember that I can't ssh in yet.

I am only able to access the SD card via my Mac at the moment at I can't see /etc/network/interfaces.

Let me know if there is another way for me to access /etc/network/interfaces

Thank you.
by 1uke_
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Zero W - Headless Set-up issue (ssh and wpa-supplicant.conf files)
Replies: 10
Views: 2717

Re: Pi Zero W - Headless Set-up issue (ssh and wpa-supplicant.conf files)

OK I have followed everything you have said @klricks but it is still not showing up on my network.

Any thoughts on what I can try next?
by 1uke_
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Zero W - Headless Set-up issue (ssh and wpa-supplicant.conf files)
Replies: 10
Views: 2717

Pi Zero W - Headless Set-up issue (ssh and wpa-supplicant.conf files)

Hello, I have a new Raspberry Pi Zero W. I have burnt Raspbian Stretch Lite to the SD Card using etcher on my Mac I have added a blank file called 'ssh' I have also added a file called 'wpa-supplicant.conf' Based on the information towards the bottom of this thread I have added the following to the ...
by 1uke_
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Please help me with my headless Raspberry Pi Zero W WiFi Setup
Replies: 15
Views: 13467

Please help me with my headless Raspberry Pi Zero W WiFi Setup

Hello, Background infomation I have just received a Raspberry Pi Zero W. I have set up my Pi0w following this tutorial - https://core-electronics.com.au/tutorials/raspberry-pi-zerow-headless-wifi-setup.html To give further details on the process, I have burnt a copy of Raspbian on to my 8GB SD Card....
by 1uke_
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Need advice about building a screen mount
Replies: 0
Views: 787

Need advice about building a screen mount

I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask this so please feel free to point me towards other forums :) Background info I have recovered a LCD Screen form a Samsung NP-R530. The LCD Panel inside was a LTN156AT02 - http://i.imgur.com/CMZ5ouP.jpg Some of the screens specs are as follows 15.6 inch w...
by 1uke_
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Need help selecting a power cable for my LCD control board
Replies: 14
Views: 1990

Re: Need help selecting a power cable for my LCD control boa

So from the image supplied. 12v 2A symbol between them means DC , other symbol shows it is centre positive . and the plug fits the socket so yes it looks like you have what you need. Thanks for the reply @pcmanbob, I'm going to try it out tomorrow. Hopefully it won't damage anything beyond repair. ...
by 1uke_
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Need help selecting a power cable for my LCD control board
Replies: 14
Views: 1990

Re: Need help selecting a power cable for my LCD control boa

So from the image supplied. 12v 2A symbol between them means DC , other symbol shows it is centre positive . and the plug fits the socket so yes it looks like you have what you need. Thanks for the reply @pcmanbob, I'm going to try it out tomorrow. Hopefully it won't damage anything beyond repair. ...
by 1uke_
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Need help selecting a power cable for my LCD control board
Replies: 14
Views: 1990

Re: Need help selecting a power cable for my LCD control boa

Here you go this is just the first one I found. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/24W-AC-DC-12V-2A-Power-Supply-Adaptor-3-PIN-UK-Plug-For-LED-Strip-Light-/311467980688?hash=item4884f03790:g:668AAOSw~bFWG4tl Hi @pcbmanbob and "@klricks, So I've had a bit of a search round my house and found a couple of spar...
by 1uke_
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Need help selecting a power cable for my LCD control board
Replies: 14
Views: 1990

Re: Need help selecting a power cable for my LCD control boa

2.1mm is size of center pin and 5.5 is outer diameter. The Amp rating needs to be at least 2A For example search for [Power supply 12V 2A 5.5 2.1] Can I just double check with you. Based on the information we know, is it likely that this item is suitable? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12V-DC-X-2A-X-5-5...
by 1uke_
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Need help selecting a power cable for my LCD control board
Replies: 14
Views: 1990

Re: Need help selecting a power cable for my LCD control boa

2.1mm is size of center pin and 5.5 is outer diameter. The Amp rating needs to be at least 2A For example search for [Power supply 12V 2A 5.5 2.1] Can I just double check with you. Based on the information we know, is it likely that this item is suitable? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12V-DC-X-2A-X-5-5...
by 1uke_
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Need help selecting a power cable for my LCD control board
Replies: 14
Views: 1990

Re: Need help selecting a power cable for my LCD control boa

fruitoftheloom wrote:
klricks wrote:2.1mm is size of center pin and 5.5 is outer diameter.
The Amp rating needs to be at least 2A

For example search for [Power supply 12V 2A 5.5 2.1]
Also is it Centre Positive or Centre Negative ??
Can you tell me what this means and how I would find that information out @fruitoftheloom

Thanks
by 1uke_
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Need help selecting a power cable for my LCD control board
Replies: 14
Views: 1990

Re: Need help selecting a power cable for my LCD control boa

The seller specifies 12VDC 4A. (4A seems like way more than enough). The photo of the controller board shows a barrel type power connection, however they do not indicate the size (diameter) of the barrel connection. Contact the seller. Likely they also sell the power supply in another listing. Than...
by 1uke_
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Need help selecting a power cable for my LCD control board
Replies: 14
Views: 1990

Need help selecting a power cable for my LCD control board

Hello forum, I recently bought an LCD driver board to power an old laptop screen. To be more precise it was this driver board http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152038474829?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT I'm not exactly sure what I need to look for when selecting a power cable fo...
by 1uke_
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Let's talk about anti virus and anti malware
Replies: 24
Views: 9705

Re: Let's talk about anti virus and anti malware

1. Remove the pi user 2. Change /etc/sudoers so that everyone needs to enter a password 3. Change /etc/sudoers so that everyone needs to enter the root password (optional) 4. Set strong passwords for every userid, set the shell for users who can't login to /usr/sbin/nologin 5. Disable ssh using pas...

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