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by LTolledo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Project compatibility
Replies: 16
Views: 391

Re: Project compatibility

What project you have in mind? if you want to start now... my suggestion is to try it out with the RPi3B/RPi3B+ boards. get the feel of it. :D you can test your project, specially on the software side of thing (you will be doing some programming I assume) at least you had a good start. ;) continue m...
by LTolledo
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: How can i use pci card with raspberry pi?
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: How can i use pci card with raspberry pi?

you can use that pci card with raspberry pi, as an angled stand for your raspberry pi in a case :D

other than that.... just a waste of time.... better sell it off and get some of your money back....
by LTolledo
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Need help with permissions after automount of usb storage?
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Stooopid newbie non understanding

try changing ownership of the SSD mount usually its seen in /media/pi/xxxxx-xxxx-xxx (if auto-mounted) sudo chown -R pi:pi /media/pi/xxxx-xxxx-xxx in addition you may sudo chmod -R 775 /media/pi/xxxx-xxxx-xxx use lsblk to check where the SSD is mounted better to have it mounted properly using /etc/f...
by LTolledo
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: does the bluetooth chip on PI3 constasntly emits radiation?
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: does the bluetooth chip on PI3 constasntly emits radiation?

if you are concerned about bluetooth and wifi radiation (actually our environment is constantly bombarded with any other form of radiation, we just dont know or notice it), change your RPi3B (or RPi3B+) to RPi2B v1.2. That model has no WiFi or bluetooth, but carries the same SoC as RPi3B. The WiFi a...
by LTolledo
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Micro SD card size
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: Micro SD card size

on an image install there are two partitions, the /boot and the /root partitions for buster, the /boot partition takes about 250MB (correct me on this), formatted to FAT16 the /root partition takes the remaining capacity, formatted to EXT4. a full desktop installation, with some bit of extras, will ...
by LTolledo
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pics - how are you using your Pi?
Replies: 18
Views: 789

Re: pics - how are you using your Pi?

continuing....
breaboardpi.JPG
breaboardpi.JPG (86.7 KiB) Viewed 391 times
RPi HiFi sources.jpg
RPi HiFi sources.jpg (224.4 KiB) Viewed 391 times
PiTop Fan.jpg
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by LTolledo
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pics - how are you using your Pi?
Replies: 18
Views: 789

Re: pics - how are you using your Pi?

@pi-plastic, one thing missing is "spaghetti meat sauce"? :D

here are some of mine
RPi1B Media Player FrontView.jpg
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RPi1B Media Player TopView.jpg
RPi1B Media Player TopView.jpg (165.19 KiB) Viewed 393 times
RPi2B_NAS_v3.0.jpg
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by LTolledo
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Kodi playback is choppy and laggy 400% kodi.bin usage
Replies: 13
Views: 936

Re: Kodi playback is choppy and laggy 400% kodi.bin usage

except for the gpu mem setting of 264mb, the rest of the settings are in default in config.txt, cmdline.txt, and raspi-config (hostname and password changed of course) as you get better response with a "fan cooled" system.... try getting a 5v fan and install it properly to your setup if you have hea...
by LTolledo
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Pi Zero - Motor controller needed?
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Pi Zero - Motor controller needed?

Whereas nobody here can physically stop you from doing what you want to do if you insist. you can connect and control your motor to the RPiZW, run it in one speed in one direction and one time only! after that your RPIZeroW is: ( take your pick ) K.I.A. (killed in action!) kaput! inoperable! irrepar...
by LTolledo
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 power pin
Replies: 8
Views: 613

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 power pin

the typical dupont jumpers are AWG28 with a rating of 1.5A.... so you might encounter undervoltage warning if used as power in connector on RPi2B and above. better make you own connecting wire using AWG24, (3.5A) or better if AWG22 (7.0A) for your power connection to GPIO header pins #2 or #4 and pi...
by LTolledo
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Complete beginner - Garage Door Dedection
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: Complete beginner - Garage Door Dedection

is your garage door a "motorized roll-up door" if so there is already a limit switch installed to check if door is fully closed or fully open. or as neilgl suggested install micro-switch for your interface to your monitoring system, but I do recommend full-sized lever roller-cam limit switches as th...
by LTolledo
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: MCP23017 Help
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: MCP23017 Help

The adafruit library is the only solution
as the MCP23017 and MCP23008 are still not (yet) integrated to gpiozero
by LTolledo
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Kodi playback is choppy and laggy 400% kodi.bin usage
Replies: 13
Views: 936

Re: Kodi playback is choppy and laggy 400% kodi.bin usage

Kodi Leia 18.3 for RPi4 with Raspbian Buster plays well , videos not choppy, audio (although HDMI and Analog only, DAC HATs not supported) also in sync with video. gpu memory set at 264 Kodi Kypton 17.6 in Raspbian Buster (RPi3B+ and earlier models), user interface choppy, and other symptoms as pres...
by LTolledo
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 58°C for a Pi4 4Gb good or not ...
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: 58°C for a Pi4 4Gb good or not ...

My RPi4B-4G has been idling all day today with an ambient of 28C.... and the CPU temp hovers over 36C to 38C am using fan equipped armor case designed for RPi4B....implementing same mods that I've used on the RPi3B/RPi3B+ version.... without mods.... CPU temp hovers over 43C to 45C while idling........
by LTolledo
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recommendation for a quiet fan?
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Recommendation for a quiet fan?

just got the 40x10 5v from noctua... got 3 units actually....

setting it up now....but initial test confirms what HawaiianPi mentioned....

made my own mounting plate for the fan using 3mm thick acrylic plate
by LTolledo
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Buster bug report thread
Replies: 214
Views: 25248

Re: Buster bug report thread - DAC audio

TL;DR would like to know if somebody already reported I2S DAC HATs not working on Raspbian Buster Desktop, fresh image install just tested mine on RPi3B+ with Suptronics X400 v3 using the following entries in config.txt dtparam=i2s=on dtoverlay=hifiberry-dacplus dtoverlay=gpio-poweroff,gpiopin=22,ac...
by LTolledo
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: [UPDATE] Kodi 18.4 Leia for Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 160
Views: 18038

Re: Kodi 18.3 Leia for Raspberry Pi 4

will this work on RPi3B+ as well? or specific only for RPi4B?
by LTolledo
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Problems running Kodi Leia on Raspberry Pi 2 (LE 9.0.2)
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Problems running Kodi Leia on Raspberry Pi 2 (LE 9.0.2)

though am not using PVR, if its a consolation to you: I have Kodi Leia 18.2 running on a Raspberry Pi Model B (c) 2012 booting Raspbian Stretch with Desktop from 8GB SD card (yes its SD card, not microSD card), installed via NOOBS overclocked to maximum available GPU set at 192MB hifiberry DAC as au...
by LTolledo
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How hot does your Pi get?
Replies: 13
Views: 531

Re: How hot does your Pi get?

My RPi4B-4G in fan equipped armor case, ambient at 29C, idles at:
when using supplied blue thermal pad: 45C
when thermal pad changed to copper shim: 36C ~ 37C

fan quiet at 22db measured 30mm above setup
by LTolledo
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Heatsink vs Fan vs Flirc Case
Replies: 66
Views: 13438

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Heatsink vs Fan vs Flirc Case

e-raser wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:20 pm
What about the fan noise?
it quiet... (using android phone app) about 22db measured 30mm above the setup.

WiFi signal to setup is also good, as its not fully covered. my setup is about 1100mm away from my router
the WiFi side is facing away from the router...
by LTolledo
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: CIFS mount not working on Buster
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: CIFS mount not working on Buster

just finished setting up my RPi4B-4G with Raspbian Buster with Full Desktop ...and successfully mounted my samba shares from RPi2BNAS, Rock64NAS and RAID1NAS the cifs shares were mounted via /etc/fstab un-mounting and remounting using mount -a also works this is how its setup in fstab (same ones I u...
by LTolledo
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Heatsink vs Fan vs Flirc Case
Replies: 66
Views: 13438

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Heatsink vs Fan vs Flirc Case

On my RPi4B-4G setup mentioned above,

changing the blue thermal pad to thin copper sheet improved cooling further
idling at 36C, watching YT videos at 40C, maxing at 45C during apt install/update/upgrades CPU at around 80%
by LTolledo
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Heatsink vs Fan vs Flirc Case
Replies: 66
Views: 13438

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Heatsink vs Fan vs Flirc Case

Have this one on my new RPi4B-4G ArmorCaseRPi4B.jpg which is similar to what I use with my RPi3B and RPi3B+ on ambient of 29C to 30C the RPi4B-$G CPU temp hovers on 50C during the upgrade cycle but stays on 45C while viewing youtube videos... my fan's power is taken from TP1 and TP7 on the underside...
by LTolledo
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Gigabit Switch for Pi 4
Replies: 14
Views: 894

Re: Gigabit Switch for Pi 4

Am using Elecom EHC-G08PA2-B, with flat CAT6 cables for GbE equipped RPis/SBCs and flat CAT5e for 100MBbps equipped RPis/SBCs. been using for more than 6 months started setting up RPi4B-4G yesterday...with a freshly installed Raspbian Buster with full Desktop.... connected properly to the GbE switch...
by LTolledo
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Spare BMC2837
Replies: 22
Views: 818

Re: Spare BMC2837

Buy a new one and save yourself the trouble, and possible frustrations. Its more economical and practical to get a brand new one than doing repairs.... as for the broken/busted RPis, I suggest you put it in a picture frame and use it as a decor in your workshop.... as a reminder of previous mistakes...

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