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by ThomasS
Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: I can connect to GPIO led 1w
Replies: 5
Views: 1344

Re: I can connect to GPIO led 1w

DougieLawson wrote:
ThomasS wrote:All LEDS need resistance. The only pin with 5V is pin 1 (which is always on), the rest output 3.3V.
The 5V0 pins are #2 & #4. Pin #1 is 3V3.

http://pi.gadgetoid.com/pinout has the complete interactive picture.
Yes, sorry. I've edited it now. :?
by ThomasS
Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: I can connect to GPIO led 1w
Replies: 5
Views: 1344

Re: I can connect to GPIO led 1w

All LEDS need resistors. The only pins with 5V are pins 2 and 4 (which are always on), the rest output 3.3V. With that in mind you could use an LED Resistor Calculator to determine what sort of resistor you need. Set the diode forward current to 16mA as this is the maximum current a Raspberry Pi GPI...
by ThomasS
Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Windows 10 on Pi
Replies: 36
Views: 4936

Re: Windows 10 on Pi

jamesh wrote:
Newbeginning wrote:
fruitoftheloom wrote: ?? Just install OpenELEC on a Pi. Instant media centre, no linux skills involved at all.
+1 There isn't much you can do on Windows that you can't do on the Pi!
by ThomasS
Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I just feel like showing my pi off
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Re: I just feel like showing my pi off

Why do you have a fan? You don't need one.
by ThomasS
Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to connect Pi 2 to existing samsung Tv
Replies: 6
Views: 1325

Re: How to connect Pi 2 to existing samsung Tv

Cheap VGA converters don't work because the Pi doesn't have enough power. Why not just get a cheap HDMi cable for £2 (or local equivalent) on amazon?
by ThomasS
Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: RPi2 + Debian + Spotify
Replies: 8
Views: 5740

Re: RPi2 + Debian + Spotify

I'm fairly sure pepperflash will run play.spotify.com. It runs iplayer for me on a b2.
by ThomasS
Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: downloading packages
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Re: downloading packages

Edit:You can download them (see below), then transfer them to your pi with a usb stick and unpack them. Have you tried using ethernet? This is the easiest way to connect your Pi to the internet; its plug and play.
by ThomasS
Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: B+ Camera not working
Replies: 10
Views: 5669

Re: B+ Camera not working

If you didn't ground yourself first, its likely to be that static electricity has damaged the camera (happened to me twice). Unfortunately, this means you will have to buy another and ground yourself before using it. You could try other possibilities posted on the (many) similar topics on this forum...
by ThomasS
Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Godaddy domain, comcast router and raspberry pi server setup
Replies: 3
Views: 3945

Re: Godaddy domain, comcast router and raspberry pi server s

Thanks for your help. What Ip address do I put to point to my domain name at godaddy? You can just put your external ip address as an 'a' register in your dns records at GoDaddy ( find it at http://www.whatismyip.com/ . ) This address may change occasionally. To avoid this, you can either change it...
by ThomasS
Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: REMOTE MONITORING OVER INTERNET
Replies: 4
Views: 691

Re: REMOTE MONITORING OVER INTERNET

cyberjjk, First thing I read on http://igpio.net/ is: The General Purpose Input Output over Internet. (US Patent Pending) Emphasis mine. Pleas go away. We don't need this nonsense. +1 The quality of your website also doesn't inspire much confidence as to the security of your so-called invention.
by ThomasS
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Rasberry Pi 2 Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1167

Re: Rasberry Pi 2 Questions

BTW I hope you are aware that Window 10 will most likely be command-line and won't have a GUI when released for the Pi.
by ThomasS
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: where are address of html
Replies: 11
Views: 1430

Re: where are address of html

Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I don't think you need to use an alias. All you need to do is put a "/" at the start of your path, to make it start at root. However, you will probably have to grant www-data permission to access this folder (or grant root access, but this isn't recommended). You would h...
by ThomasS
Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Rasberry Pi to remotely Control a motor
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: Rasberry Pi to remotely Control a motor

Yes, the Pi can control a motor using an L298 (motor controller) with the GPIO pins and a web server can link to a remote device. The Pi is powered with a 5V micro-usb PSU but solar power can be used with a suitable battery. However, in terms of the motor you will have to see whether a small one wou...
by ThomasS
Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspbmc on PI2
Replies: 9
Views: 1391

Re: HEELLLPPP! Novice Please Help

As I understand it, RaspBMC doesn't work unless installed with Noobs LITE. Why not install Raspbian? Just hold dwon the shift key as your Pi boots to install a new OS.
by ThomasS
Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Used touchscreen help
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Re: Used touchscreen help

I'm not sure. If the retropi image is a version of debian then xrdp should install.
by ThomasS
Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Used touchscreen help
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Re: Used touchscreen help

No, very unlikely that you could do it directly. You could set up remote desktop with xrdp (sudo apt-get install xrdp) and do it that way using, for example, Microsoft's Remote Desktop app. Alternatively, you could order an HdmiPi to be shipped a month or two after order (only for A and B not A+ B+ ...
by ThomasS
Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Playing BBC radio
Replies: 11
Views: 4190

Re: Playing BBC radio

Why not use pepperflash with chromium? Instructions here
by ThomasS
Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: SALE: Lot of 100 RPI model B 512MB
Replies: 13
Views: 3649

Re: SALE: Lot of 100 RPI model B 512MB

emgi wrote:I wouldn't go for this for more than 10 euro a piece (including shipping.)
Agreed. Expensive - a model B 2 is only $5 more per unit.
by ThomasS
Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: chromium browser sign in broken
Replies: 15
Views: 1863

Re: chromium browser sign in broken

It's to do with the security settings on your google account. You will have received an email from Google about an unusual signing activity with instructions to change these settings. It's because chromium isn't made by Google.
by ThomasS
Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Transferring Model B Files and Programs to Pi 2
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: Transferring Model B Files and Programs to Pi 2

Thanks! I actually made a mistake when following this guide - I forgot I had noobs installed! Everything's working fine now. You're right - it's lightning fast!
by ThomasS
Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Transferring Model B Files and Programs to Pi 2
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Transferring Model B Files and Programs to Pi 2

I've just received a Raspberry Pi 2, but according to Ben Nuttall on the release page comments I can't use the image from my Model B on my Pi 2 :( (plus I've tried it and it doesn't work!) Therefore, please could you suggest what the easiest way of transferring all my files and programs to a new sd ...
by ThomasS
Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: How to shut down my Pi with a HTTP request
Replies: 1
Views: 766

Re: How to shut down my Pi with a HTTP request

OK. Set up a python web script to run the command 'sudo shutdown -h now'. A guide to setting up python CGI scripts: http://raspberrywebserver.com/cgiscript ... ython.html
by ThomasS
Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Security Notification
Replies: 1
Views: 612

Re: Security Notification

It would be easier to use a PIR motion sensor and the pi camera. You can use python to send an email and film x seconds of video when the sensor detects motion (it outputs to the GPIO pins).
by ThomasS
Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Curiosity about GPIO Pins
Replies: 9
Views: 1232

Curiosity about GPIO Pins

Hi all, I have done a little python GPIO programming on the pi and am curious about how the pins actually work. I have a very basic understanding of electricity but not a great deal of it. I have a few curious questions about the pi's gpio pins. 1. Why do we need to use a current of less than, off t...
by ThomasS
Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] Rasp not booting after shutdown
Replies: 13
Views: 4659

Re: Rasp not booting after shutdown

Did you unzip NOOBS straight on to the SD card? I've heard that copying and pasting the files doesn't work.

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