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by bugsy_malone 666
Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: Python
Topic: LCD programming..?
Replies: 22
Views: 2446

LCD programming..?

Ok so I am kind of new to python and and have been learning some of it, but also using example codes hashed together a bedside clock that gives me a readout of temp/humidity. Its connected to a 20x4LCD and heres part of the problem it seems! I have wanted to have lines 1&2 as time/date/temp/humidity...
by bugsy_malone 666
Sat Dec 26, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Python lcd script fails to autostart..
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Re: Python lcd script fails to autostart..

That explained the problem a little, as I had this problem recently and on my other thread people couldnt really answer it, looked up about systemd scripts and managed to get my python script to run each time again now, cheers :)
by bugsy_malone 666
Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPIO Status/Activity light?
Replies: 2
Views: 973

Re: GPIO Status/Activity light?

This worked perfectly, thank you :)
by bugsy_malone 666
Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Python lcd script fails to autostart..
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Python lcd script fails to autostart..

Ok so built a clock that displays temp and humidity on a 4x20 lcd, originally built on a wheezy build had it working sweet, the script would start everytime the unit was booted. I needed the sd card it was on so copied off the python script to my laptop in linux, reformatted the card with osmc and u...
by bugsy_malone 666
Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What to do with multiple raspberry pi's
Replies: 8
Views: 3199

Re: What to do with multiple raspberry pi's

I have this sort of problem with my coffee table, lots of Pi's none of which are applied to projects yet lol. A Pi2, I'd load OSMC onto and use as a media player/internet surfer for your TV, I'm just using a B+ at the moment and it works fine, I'd imagine a PiB2 would be even better. Have one for al...
by bugsy_malone 666
Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sandisk Extreme SD Card - WOW
Replies: 14
Views: 9505

Re: Sandisk Extreme SD Card - WOW

I'm somewhat warey of the Sandisk Extreme Class10 cards (grey and red) as when I found the 32gb on Amazon for a good price about 2 years back, I got both me and my other half 1. Because she listens to music from her phone the card lasted 3 months, mine died after 11 months. Now that could be samsung...
by bugsy_malone 666
Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPIO Status/Activity light?
Replies: 2
Views: 973

GPIO Status/Activity light?

So for my media centre I want to add a light to indicate activity like a harddrive light type thing. I had a look through some posts on the forum to find people have been trying to do the same thing and indicating that the ACT LED is connected to one of the GPIO pins. Now this may be true of the Rpi...
by bugsy_malone 666
Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rasberry pi + Rasberry pi Zero used as graphics card
Replies: 4
Views: 1314

Re: Rasberry pi + Rasberry pi Zero used as graphics card

Why would you?

Thats attaching a computer with a graphics to a computer with a graphics card to be the graphics card?
by bugsy_malone 666
Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Searching for people that want to join a team for IoT app
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Home Automation

What sort items are really sensitive to the voltage? Often most devices should be designed to run between 210-250v with the standard set at 230v. One option would be an AC to AC inverter so you get smooth 220v out even if the input varies. How much/often does the voltage change where you are? You co...
by bugsy_malone 666
Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: House mapping robot?
Replies: 5
Views: 6010

Re: House mapping robot?

Funnily enough this is something I am kind of interested in, I was thinking about building an Arduino robot ages ago to do a similar type thing but out in the open on a piece of ground which has boundaries. However I find the Arduino seems complicated and the Pi seems a bit more friendly so I have h...
by bugsy_malone 666
Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Enable SSH before first boot
Replies: 14
Views: 68421

Re: Enable SSH before first boot

Have you tried connecting to it through SSH?

I cant recall ever 'enabling' SSH as I think it must be enabled as standard.

Someone may have a more definitive answer, but try it, whats the worst that can happen?
by bugsy_malone 666
Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi zero out of stock
Replies: 114
Views: 16210

Re: Pi0 out of stock

Hmm, how much P&P for five from Pimoroni? Currently they say "This product is limited to 1 unit per order. " Hopefully this will be eased as stock becomes more widely available. Question is do we have any idea when more stock will become available? Its crazy how people complain about P&P, if you bu...
by bugsy_malone 666
Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: D17 Blows and Ethernet
Replies: 7
Views: 1186

Re: D17 Blows and Ethernet

Think I can see what 'D17' is now, its directly under the power management and some other research indicates 'D17 is an overvoltage protection system' I think its just some sort of diode, but there are reports on the internet of people breaking these and the device no longer working. I would say you...
by bugsy_malone 666
Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Solved: USB power, hacks & security.
Replies: 17
Views: 1935

Re: In the market for a new USB multimeter (oops moment)

Do you mean one of these?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301611804463

I bought that one from HongKong and its fine, I have been using it while testing the charge up of my lithium battery packs and you could clearly tell when the batteries were nearing full charge.
by bugsy_malone 666
Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi power on all the time
Replies: 16
Views: 2232

Re: Raspberry pi power on all the time

I guess its more a question of what will the Pi be doing? I havent run a Pi for successful amount of time but have run it under load for several weeks in hot conditions (Running as a CCTV camera in a black case outside in 30c+ outside temperature making it like 45+ inside the case) and under those c...
by bugsy_malone 666
Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone used Bus switches before with the Pi?
Replies: 5
Views: 1121

Re: Anyone used Bus switches before with the Pi?

When I say its carrying Audio, I am talking about low level audio eg line in (normally 2-3v?), not for speakers. Is that going to be a problem?
by bugsy_malone 666
Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone used Bus switches before with the Pi?
Replies: 5
Views: 1121

Re: Anyone used Bus switches before with the Pi?

I'm not an electronics expert, but I am not convinced it works near to the same. My switch is literally the equivilant of 4 switches, the 74HC157 looks to be a data shift register type thing which selects different data streams and pairs them or something. I think my problem during tests might have ...
by bugsy_malone 666
Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone used Bus switches before with the Pi?
Replies: 5
Views: 1121

Anyone used Bus switches before with the Pi?

Ok so I am building something (more than just your average media centre) and ages ago I came across a tutorial on how to build an Audio Video switch for switching between 3 sources. The device the guy built used bus switches which are little chips that switch between connections and can be got in al...
by bugsy_malone 666
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What changes were made to new raspian?
Replies: 5
Views: 800

Re: What changes were made to new raspian?

By the end of my playing about it worked from boot up, initially though I was just doing it through SSH. for some reason though when you ran the IP clock example it would crash the SSH window (eg you couldnt run any more commands and had to close it) and each time I could start a new terminal and it...
by bugsy_malone 666
Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What changes were made to new raspian?
Replies: 5
Views: 800

What changes were made to new raspian?

So I am sure this is probably explained somewhere, but mines kind of a specific problem I havent encountered befored relating to the running of python scripts. So before Raspbian Jessie, the various versions of Raspbian I had been running some of the example python scripts relating to running a 16x2...
by bugsy_malone 666
Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using Pi for streaming videos
Replies: 3
Views: 2332

Re: Using Pi for streaming videos

OSMC which is a media centre OS, has a youtube (along with other) streaming add ons, which actually work surprisingly well.

I was watching a load of youtube stuff the other day and it works fine, but dont expect to surf the internet and watch things the way you would on a normal PC/Laptop.
by bugsy_malone 666
Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Next PiZero availability date (After 14Dec15)
Replies: 49
Views: 7704

Re: Next PiZero availability date (After 14Dec15)

on ebay for about the price of a Pi B+/2B. Crazy times where a computer thats supposed to be cheap is so desirable its more expensive than buying the most expensive version of its range. I have been disappointed that I havent been able to just get one with a magazine because everyone keeps buying 10...
by bugsy_malone 666
Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OSMC - DVD playback?
Replies: 4
Views: 1746

Re: OSMC - DVD playback?

I do see a small problem with that, in so far that I will need to buy umpteen licences over a short period of time. I am currently doing the testing/build up of my media centre on a Model B+, which may end up being a different B+, but then later will be a B+2, it will however be the same SD card alw...
by bugsy_malone 666
Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OSMC - DVD playback?
Replies: 4
Views: 1746

OSMC - DVD playback?

So downloaded and have been running OSMC as part of a media centre I am building, have been happily using the available add ons to run internet streams and it plays perfectly. However I thought I would connect up a USB DVD drive (which has its own power) and while the DVD would start to play it seem...
by bugsy_malone 666
Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MagPi back in stock
Replies: 22
Views: 2923

Re: MagPi back in stock

See for me this it one of my biggest annoyances, why does everyone instantly need so many of a new product all at once, as then no one else can buy one all because everyone needed 5 all at once. Apparently my Local Sainsburys sells them, I went on the day of release and they had none for the reason ...

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