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by mmkw43
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: Tkinter front rear ?
Replies: 4
Views: 552

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: 552

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: 256

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: 822

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: 822

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: 822

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: 204

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: 3119

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: 3119

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: 1511

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: 1511

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: 1511

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: 1044

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: 1044

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: 1044

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: 1044

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: 1044

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 ...
by mmkw43
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: True type shapes ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2365

Re: True type shapes ?

Heck, I like the ascii "inflate" -- I'll just make a bold O and change the text size ! Love it.
by mmkw43
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: True type shapes ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2365

Re: True type shapes ?

I like those simple spinner ideas --- never thought about using a slash or something and then just
repositioning my Tkinter label in my loop.
by mmkw43
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: True type shapes ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2365

Re: True type shapes ?

Thanks guys -- appreciate the help.
by mmkw43
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: True type shapes ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2365

Re: True type shapes ?

Well it would make my life easier if I could find a simple "dot" (solid circle) that I could just substitute in a label that now has some text in it. Just something small that will display on and off showing the "heartbeat" of the program. A spinner would be nice but the ttf font...
by mmkw43
Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: True type shapes ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2365

True type shapes ?

Another question I have is I know a lot of graphics symbols shapes etc can be made into a true type font. has anyone seen a link for getting some basic graphic shapes (like dots, squares, etc) in ttf format? -- thanks
by mmkw43
Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: Progress loader ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1183

Progress loader ?

has anyone seen examples of one of those circular progress loaders (round progress bar I guess?) you know, like when videos are loading etc.

want to do one in Tkinter which I imagine will be a lot of work. -- thanks
by mmkw43
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bash script help ? Play videos on PI
Replies: 7
Views: 1971

Re: Bash script help ? Play videos on PI

No worries -- I may do something myself to learn more about bash. Working great but the keyboard shortcuts don't work so can't get out of the script. I suppose it has something to do with it being in a while loop? Can't even bring up LX terminal on the keyboard and I hate doing a cold power off on t...
by mmkw43
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bash script help ? Play videos on PI
Replies: 7
Views: 1971

Re: Bash script help ? Play videos on PI

btw -- is there anything I can do in the script to get omxplayer to play the files randomly ? probably not -- even if I could it would repeat played files probably.

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