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by hansotten
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Pi 3 A+
Replies: 132
Views: 48032

Re: STICKY: Pi 3 A+

Its not my data :)

Gareth Halfacree deserves the credit !
by hansotten
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Pi 3 A+
Replies: 132
Views: 48032

Re: STICKY: Pi 3 A+

https://medium.com/@ghalfacree/benchmarking-the-raspberry-pi-3-a-a7d4df181244 gives comprehensive benchmarks of the 3 A+ compared with the rest of the Pi family. It confirms my expectation that under heavy CPU load it is nearly quite as power hungry as the 3B. but less than the 3 B+. With no load th...
by hansotten
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Pi 3 A+
Replies: 132
Views: 48032

Re: Pi 3 A+ !!

The 3A+ will have a market - headless devices that need power but not memory (which is actually most applications, anyone who thinks they need 1GB of RAM probably needs to fix their code). No need to increase the price to $30 and have 1GB. True, cost is indeed a valid reason to keep memory to a rea...
by hansotten
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Pi 3 A+
Replies: 132
Views: 48032

Re: Pi 3 A+ !!

mikerr wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:01 am

my only minor grumble is that 512MB ram.
Yea, bit of a disappointment. Reasons may be a combination of cost saving and less power usage.
by hansotten
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Pi 3 A+
Replies: 132
Views: 48032

STICKY: Pi 3 A+

A new Pi! Good surprise again! Saw the announcement at Pimorono's Bilgetank! From the blog by Eben: TL;DR: you can now get the 1.4GHz clock speed, 5GHz wireless networking and improved thermals of Raspberry Pi 3B+ in a smaller form factor, and at the smaller price of $25. Meet the Raspberry Pi 3 Mod...
by hansotten
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: What? no Android support?
Replies: 37
Views: 17798

Re: What?

The RPi Foundation point of view is not as black and white as Dougie or Mahjong in the sticky state, look at the statement on Android Things e.g. Quote from from raspberrypi.org: WILL IT RUN ANDROID OR ANDROID THINGS? Raspberry Pi themselves do not support the consumer version of Android that you ma...
by hansotten
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cannot Search Forum
Replies: 31
Views: 4685

Re: Cannot Search Forum

Search is back!

Thanks maintainers of the forum, fighting the bad guys!

While searching the forum is not that good for a general search, google is indeed better, the Menu options e.g. Newposts is very useful and appreciated.
by hansotten
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: "Active Topics" button
Replies: 5
Views: 866

Re: "Active Topics" button

Something broken on the forum. Search not allowed, new posts not available.

Reboot the forum!
by hansotten
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using VGA monitors with the Pi 3
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Re: Using VGA monitors with the Pi 3

In the past many posts were made concerning HDMI to VGA adapters suitable for a Raspberry Pi. Not all were working, cheap ebay China ones even damaged the Pi due to excessive power taken from the Pi over the HDMI connection. Some shops sell HDMI to VGA adapters known to work well. Your report of Ras...
by hansotten
Wed May 09, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi3 b+ can't boot volumio OS
Replies: 4
Views: 1663

Re: Pi3 b+ can't boot

@Mahjong, outdated info, check before you post ;), supported since march! Version 2.389 released , it officially provides PI 3B+ support, https://volumio.org/forum/volumio-for-raspberry-t9328-20.html Re: Volumio for Raspberry PI 3b+ Postby michelangelo » Mon Mar 26 2018 19:36 Version 2.389 released,...
by hansotten
Mon May 07, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PI 3B+ not booting. Act led not blinking
Replies: 28
Views: 19988

Re: PI 3B+ not booting. Act led not blinking

mahjongg wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 10:37 pm
(and throw the PI in a bin). :(
The OP told us he bought the Pi several weeks ago, so he is entitled to a refund/exchange from his supplier if the Pi is really defective.
by hansotten
Tue May 01, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: 5V 5A power supply, yay or nay?
Replies: 22
Views: 8617

Re: 5V 5A power supply, yay or nay?

Except that much more smoke escapes when you manage to create a short, and not to speak of what will happen when you switch the supply on, and for a short while the output goes over 6Volt (Hint: much more smoke). the PI should get no more than 5.1 Volt. https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/faqs/#power ...
by hansotten
Tue May 01, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Headless, Raspberry Pi 3 Model B V1.2 2015
Replies: 22
Views: 8081

Re: Headless, Raspberry Pi 3 Model B V1.2 2015

Funniest thread in a long time!

When there is no wifi interface, headless wifi will not work. After all those replies ejolson was the first to notice that ;)
by hansotten
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Debian on Pi 3B & 3B+
Replies: 7
Views: 28954

Re: Debian on Pi 3B & 3B+

A Raspberry boots from a SD FAT partition, this is where the software (KERNEL*.IMG) for the GPU is stored. The GPU takes care of the reading of these fles and loads this in memory. Only then the ARM processor is activated. Quite a different approach than on PC's for example, where a BIOS for the CPU...
by hansotten
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: raspberry pi zero w probably dead??
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: raspberry pi zero w probably dead??

Change the SD too, it is vulnerable due to wear out.

And in the (unlikely) cause it is dead, one per customer' in practice means one Zero per order per day per supplier.
by hansotten
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Raspberry Pi model 3B+ 1.4 GHz, 330Mbit Ethernet, 802.11ac, PoE
Replies: 376
Views: 95849

Re: New Raspberry Pi model 3B+ 1.4 GHz, 330Mbit Ethernet, 802.11ac, PoE

I deleted the reference to config.txt file, which is not necessary, to avoid confusion. Texy Leaves the question, what does the reference do in config.txt. It was mentioned several times now, Dougie e.g. I do not know where the safe_mode_gpio settings are documented? safe_mode_gpio=4 had to do with...
by hansotten
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: Pi 3B+ Improvements?
Replies: 16
Views: 4094

Re: Pi 3B+ Improvements?

The CPU clock on the 3B+ runs at 1.4 GHz, on the 3B at 1.2 GHz.

No changes on the GPU side afaik, not in performance nor capabilities.

So if the CPU is involved in creating graphics, some improvement in speed will be seen.
by hansotten
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Kweb Suite (Minimal Kiosk Browser, omxplayerGUI)
Replies: 1588
Views: 777664

Re: Kweb Suite (Minimal Kiosk Browser, omxplayerGUI)

The 'solution' just posted by Fruitoftheloom, pavtube, is quite expensive.

Have a look at Handbrake https://handbrake.fr/ for a competent crossplatform free option to convert h.265 to h.264
by hansotten
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Warrenty of the Pi ?
Replies: 63
Views: 8058

Re: Warrenty of the Pi ?

Thanks I forgot about the Pi Zero. So it seems people should just know that you will void your waranty if you add a pin to the Pi 3 but are expeted to add the pins your self on the Pi Zero. Can sombody from the foundation tell me does that also void your waranty like on the Pi 3 ? Some time ago Pim...
by hansotten
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Warrenty of the Pi ?
Replies: 63
Views: 8058

Re: Warrenty of the Pi ?

One of the official resellers has this on Raspberry Pi warranty: http://www.farnell.com/datasheets/1627216.pdf Pretty standard rule btw. What does this limited warranty NOT cover? Newark element14 has no obligation to repair, replace, or provide refunds in the following instances: • If the alleged d...
by hansotten
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero Wifi signal gets bad after time
Replies: 7
Views: 1165

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero Wifi signal gets bad after time

What you describe sounds more of a resource problem leading to slower response. You did not tell us what software you are running, or whether you started with a fresh SD card on your second Pi, so I guess things to check: - SD card wearout - SD card corruption - does the camera store images on the S...
by hansotten
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Pi for Seniors
Replies: 11
Views: 10712

Re: Pi for Seniors

Would a simple cheap tablet not be a better option? I like Raspberry's, can do a lot with them, but grab my tablet for these kind of socials and my big Windows 10 notebook/desktop for development work. Tablets are so more compact and easier to work with. All communication with children and grandchil...
by hansotten
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: RP 3 or Zero W - which one is enough for my project?
Replies: 5
Views: 1186

Re: RP 3 or Zero W - which one is enough for my project?

" but camera should be able to take clear pictures in low light conditions."

This rules the Raspberry Pi Camera Module out I fear. The NOIR variant may work better here, but with the obvious IR coloring.
by hansotten
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Bare metal, Assembly language
Topic: Ultibo supports VideoCore IV GPU
Replies: 0
Views: 1072

Ultibo supports VideoCore IV GPU

https://ultibo.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=824&p=5206#p5206 Quote from the Ultibo site: When Ultibo core was first released at the start of 2016 perhaps the most surprising thing for us was how much interest there was in using graphics and displaying information on screen, the questions began almost f...
by hansotten
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: It fell apart !
Replies: 21
Views: 6269

Re: It fell apart !

My first generation display also started to have shifting layers, the acryl simple casing did not prevent it, in fact contributed to the problem. I changed it to a case which embedded the display on all sides, preventing the shifting, it holds quite well now. [Not the first time I read about these p...

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