samsung
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How do I turn my Pi on?

Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:57 pm

Ive been playing around with my Pi in the den, but now the time has come to put it downstairs with the TV to act as a media centre.
In my den Ive been removing then inserting the power cable to get the Pi to boot. I don't want to do that in my Living Room though.
I have a Lenovo mini wireless keyboard N5901 that connects wirelessly over USB. It would be great to push a button on that and have the Pi start up.
The most ideal solution though would be to get an IR sensor for the Pi as I have a Logitech Harmony remote control.

Any ideas? How do others startup their Pi in their media centres?


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billybangleballs
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Re: How do I turn my Pi on?

Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:36 pm

That looks like hard work, this would be better.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Remote-Contro ... 43b75d1346

RobHenry
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Re: How do I turn my Pi on?

Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:44 pm

I just leave mine permanently switched on under the TV. It consumes very little power (apparently).

samsung
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Re: How do I turn my Pi on?

Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:49 pm

Billy, i have one of those :)
Thanks!

ThreeNewPi
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Re: How do I turn my Pi on?

Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:45 pm

Yes but my solution has zero standby by current ;-}

Lopesco
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Re: How do I turn my Pi on?

Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:41 pm

Same "problem" here.

I've turned it off, and now, to boot again, I must unplug/plug in the power cord?

Thanks for your time

samsung
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Re: How do I turn my Pi on?

Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:57 pm

Basically, yes, from what I can gather.
You can:
- Get a remote control mains adapter
- Rig up an IR sensor via the GPIO port
- Rig a button to the GPIO port (i presume you can do this)

All in all not a perfect (or easy) solution :(

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billybangleballs
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Re: How do I turn my Pi on?

Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:43 pm

You could always train the wife to do it...

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