rpiMike wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:29 pm
Have you done it ? Its quite an involved process for a beginner. The dash button is also not always 100% reliable.
A wired button would be simpler.
No I have just bookmarked the page and added a dash button to my amazon wishlist where it has sat for a while.I currently use a few 433mhz wireless buttons . like this
which need a bit more h/w to translate the 433mhz to a mqtt/wifi signal. The dash button will get used here when i run out of 433mhz buttons ( i bought a few ....)
I Do use bluetooth on my pi-0-w to read ble tempertaure and humidity sensors (2x) and plant health sensors (8x). and while the setup does look a little daunting, you only have to cut and paste the commands 1 at a time.
though i would google for a guide more upto date to avoid s/w and system upgrade issues wich can ocour when following older guides..
I am just thinking that with small hands and any thin wires?? perhaps the pi is best kept above 4 feet high and a robust button unit can be left in small hands perhaps stuck solidly to something so it cant get swallowed too.. (ps hope your lad is a toddler and not a teen..)