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by mmkw43
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: Off topic -- animation?
Replies: 0
Views: 516

Off topic -- animation?

I don't have a clue what I'm talking about regarding this but who knows, I may get lucky. Ok -- so you've seen videos of neopixel led lights I suppose? Or just a plain red LED flashing? The problem is that a video camera will see the "hot spot" of the light and it will look lousy -- very u...
by mmkw43
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Receive (only) text messages on a PI with python
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Receive (only) text messages on a PI with python

Can someone point me in the right direction (tutorial maybe) on how this can be done? I've seen some articles on sending text messages with python but I just want to, if possible, have a python script check for an incoming message from any number and display the message text. I have no experience wi...
by mmkw43
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VNC -- copy files?
Replies: 3
Views: 228

VNC -- copy files?

In an effort to save time on this, can anyone help me? Is it possible to transfer files (some text files) from 2 VNC connected PC's (one will be windows, the other a PI). PI receives the files, windows PC sends. Don't know if I can do this -- guess I could email the files to the PI and go that route...
by mmkw43
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Weather forecast with python
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: Weather forecast with python

Oh Ok -- just saw your peppy player. THAT is what I want !
I may be back with questions. Thanks.
by mmkw43
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Weather forecast with python
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: Weather forecast with python

Ok. I did try openweather but it has no actual (detailed) forecast. It just gives true or false answers for a 3 day forecast like rain? clouds? etc.
Do you know if the yahoo api has a forecast? (Like % chance of rain etc)
by mmkw43
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Weather forecast with python
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: Weather forecast with python

Wow, pretty cool. I'll have to play with that. Going to need something I can depend on but this looks very interesting. Thanks a lot.
by mmkw43
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Weather forecast with python
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Weather forecast with python

A novice on this -- looked into openweathermap and I can see what that's all about. Unfortunately there isn't an easy way to have an actual forecast with rain percentage etc. So stupid question maybe but is there any way I can have a forecast in a python application? I was wondering if these weather...
by mmkw43
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: Tkinter front rear ?
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Re: Tkinter front rear ?

Yeah that's the way to go. Just my quest for less is better. Thanks.
by mmkw43
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: Tkinter front rear ?
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Re: Tkinter front rear ?

I'm putting a smaller label with same bg color in an area on the large label that has no content.
It would look nicer to have it overlay. May not be able to do that sounds like.
by mmkw43
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: Tkinter front rear ?
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Tkinter front rear ?

Does anyone know how to place a label on top of another? I use place but my 2nd label is blocked out by the first (using same bg color). I want to superimpose it. (Rear -- front etc). THANK YOU.
by mmkw43
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Long range wireless temperature sensor
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Long range wireless temperature sensor

Can anyone give me info on a xmtr/rcvr pair that will let me monitor outside temp and possibly humidity and be able to have some data output on the rcvr that I can use to write some code for a PI? Some sort of module thing that's maybe a transceiver or an off the shelf premade unit? Better because I...
by mmkw43
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GUI based video player PI3
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Re: GUI based video player PI3

Are you on debian stretch? VLC is hardware accelerated. https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspbian-update-november-2018/ So if I'm on the latest version of Raspian with a PI3 will that give me the platform for a better VLC ? I know Raspian is based on Debian but too much lingo throws me. -- thanks M...
by mmkw43
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GUI based video player PI3
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Re: GUI based video player PI3

Oh -- my bad. I thought it was just a command line player. I'll look into that. !
by mmkw43
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GUI based video player PI3
Replies: 6
Views: 801

GUI based video player PI3

Omxplayer does a great job playing videos, found that VLC does not. Would like however a GUI based player like VLC that does the trick, maybe with some options like playing all videos in a folder with a shuffle option? Anything available? Like Omxplayer and I could write a script I suppose but just ...
by mmkw43
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PI 3 Camcorder ?
Replies: 0
Views: 197

PI 3 Camcorder ?

I want to ask before doing this but I'm having a hard time finding a video camera with remote control. so wondering if it's feasible to do a video camera on a PI 3. Don't need real high resolution, widescreen 720 would be nice. The remote control shouldn't be a problem through the GPIO. I know there...
by mmkw43
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: AS3935 lightning detector -- MOD1016 ?
Replies: 2
Views: 3066

Re: AS3935 lightning detector -- MOD1016 ?

thanks Paul -- just what I was looking for.
by mmkw43
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: AS3935 lightning detector -- MOD1016 ?
Replies: 2
Views: 3066

AS3935 lightning detector -- MOD1016 ?

Just picking brains if anyone has experience with this. Looks like the MOD1016 module would be the way to go and I ran across some python code for the module. BUT -- I'm guessing this really needs to be outside and away from RF to work well ? With a serial feed like RS485 or something to the PI perh...
by mmkw43
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Image file backup ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1493

Re: Image file backup ?

Ok. I'll get started on it using SDcopier. Thank you all very much.
by mmkw43
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Image file backup ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1493

Re: Image file backup ?

Thanks. So does SD copier make an exact clone of the PI card? I have an auto executing python script along with Raspian and misc etc on the card. Silly question but I'll ask anyway. I assume it does. Is SD copier pretty straightforward when you use it through the gui? EZ peasy? It prompts you throug...
by mmkw43
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Image file backup ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1493

Image file backup ?

Here's what I'm trying to do -- I have an 8 GB SD card that I did on the PI and no problem at all reading it and creating an IMG file on my Windows 7 computer hard drive, using Win32diskimager. I'd like to make another image file for backup but on a removable medium like USB preferably (or possibly ...
by mmkw43
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Jesse -- no browser
Replies: 5
Views: 1027

Re: Jesse -- no browser

what is the "raspberry pi specific mods to chromium" folder in add programs? mean anything? it's not installed.
by mmkw43
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Jesse -- no browser
Replies: 5
Views: 1027

Re: Jesse -- no browser

just uninstalled and reinstalled from command line -- same issue as before, program won't open. the spinner just runs for a while and that's it.
by mmkw43
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Jesse -- no browser
Replies: 5
Views: 1027

Re: Jesse -- no browser

Well I did a sudo update and upgrade this morning -- so maybe that's it. Actually don't know what version of Raspian I had before. Does upgrade update the os?

It says I now have Version 8 Jessie. Maybe I'll try to uninstall and reinstall Chromium? I'll try it from the command line this time.
by mmkw43
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Jesse -- no browser
Replies: 5
Views: 1027

Re: Jesse -- no browser

BTW. installed chromium with synaptic. thanks for any help.
by mmkw43
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Jesse -- no browser
Replies: 5
Views: 1027

Jesse -- no browser

I have version 8 Jesse and started the default browser (safari?), tried to open a Gmail message and couldn't download something. Then noted a statement saying browser no longer supported? So then -- figured I would try Chromium, so installed it and when i try to open Chromium, the spinner just runs ...

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