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by electronicsguy
Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Moving files to the pi over network
Replies: 12
Views: 1690

Re: Moving files to the pi over network

If you want drag-n-drop convenience, use mobaxterm program. Once you ssh to your pi, it shows the whole file system in a left panel, like in windows file browser. Then you can copy from to pi by drag-n-drop. Command line mastery is not necessary. I second mobaxterm :D It's very easy to use. It has ...
by electronicsguy
Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: View GPIO status in Browser
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

Re: View GPIO status in Browser

by electronicsguy
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Is Pi3 sdcard slot different than Pi2?
Replies: 14
Views: 2382

Re: Is Pi3 sdcard slot different than Pi2?

rpdom wrote:
hippy wrote:IMO the best designed solution would have a spring loaded socket and a case which sets the card edge flush with the case's outside when inserted.
Case? Who uses a case?
Lots of people. That's why they sell.
by electronicsguy
Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why not move to using Discourse for this forum?
Replies: 38
Views: 8457

Re: Why not move to using Discourse for this forum?

I'd prefer the admin's views on it. Thanks. This is a public forum. Anyone is able to contribute, and should. The admin team will no doubt read the whole thread before responding, and will note the balance of opinion, not just yours. As has already been said, changes are (were?) in the pipeline. Wh...
by electronicsguy
Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why not move to using Discourse for this forum?
Replies: 38
Views: 8457

Re: Why not move to using Discourse for this forum?

I understand that change is hard for some people. No; change is hard for all people (its one of our defining characteristics as human beings). (except for change agents; and the rest of us hate those guys) The kind of human beings you are writing to primarily (administrators, moderators, decision m...
by electronicsguy
Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why not move to using Discourse for this forum?
Replies: 38
Views: 8457

Re: Why not move to using Discourse for this forum?

electronicsguy, notifications. Isn't it the most basic requirement, that if you login into a service, you're notified of replies, etc. I'd say "nice to have" rather than "basic requirement". I'd have to not use it. I have enough disturbances coming at me from essential places already. There's no ea...
by electronicsguy
Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why not move to using Discourse for this forum?
Replies: 38
Views: 8457

Re: Why not move to using Discourse for this forum?

I would argue that we don't need touchscreen phones. Sure they are nifty, but on the scale of things they really aren't that important. Plus smartphones have created a whole new era of viruses and security issues. Also due to its simplicity phpBB doesn't need a mobile version, it is simple and ligh...
by electronicsguy
Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why not move to using Discourse for this forum?
Replies: 38
Views: 8457

Re: Why not move to using Discourse for this forum?

Edit: Removed some "not"s from the line below. Discourse is open source and free. Changing would no doubt be a lot of work for someone. First thing is to waste a few hundred hours on meetings to discuss if discourse or some other forum system is the way to go. This forum works just fine. What is "b...
by electronicsguy
Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why not move to using Discourse for this forum?
Replies: 38
Views: 8457

Re: Why not move to using Discourse for this forum?

MarkHaysHarris777 wrote:If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

:roll:
But it IS broke, that's the point.
by electronicsguy
Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why not move to using Discourse for this forum?
Replies: 38
Views: 8457

Why not move to using Discourse for this forum?

Hello Raspberry Pi staff members, I don't know if this has been suggested before (the forum search didn't show anything, beyond one unanswered post in spanish). The RPi community has grown by leaps and bounds and this forum serves as a great resource for newbies and experiences users. However, I fee...
by electronicsguy
Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: UPS for Pi?
Replies: 52
Views: 33876

Re: UPS for Pi?

I know this is an old thread, but as others have pointed out, a battery pack is the simplest solution for a RPi "UPS". The battery pack I've been using are the ones from Hootoo. TM-01 and TM-05 both work great. They maintain the voltage even when the powewr is disconnected so in effect, acting as a ...
by electronicsguy
Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Compiling some book C++ code
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Re: Compiling some book C++ code

The book should have told you where to get it. But in the meantime check this out: https://github.com/ve3wwg/raspberry_pi2 ... 4X/librpi2
by electronicsguy
Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Utility to enable/disable modules and other RPi settings
Replies: 0
Views: 303

Utility to enable/disable modules and other RPi settings

Here's a utility to enable/disable kernel modules or change some Raspberry Pi startup settings easily. http://bit.ly/20pEXVX Modules supported: w1-gpio, SPI, I2C, pitft28-resistive Settings supported: disable_overscan, hdmi_force_hotplug, hdmi_safe, start_x (camera), max_usb_current. Note: it doesn'...
by electronicsguy
Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Resistors and physical computing.
Replies: 6
Views: 919

Re: Resistors and physical computing.

Hello. I am an absolute beginner when it come to physical computing. I have just bought a RPi starter kit of electrical components from ebay. It has 220, 1k and 10k ohm resistors. Any of the LED projects I've seen use 330 ohm. Will it damage my Pi if I use the 220 ohm? Can anyone recommend a really...
by electronicsguy
Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: single-user mode on pi + debian wheezy?
Replies: 37
Views: 47934

Re: single-user mode on pi + debian wheezy?

I think, as the others have stated; there's no benefit to really hardening these software layer solutions if physical access has been compromised. Without having an encrypted medium, once someone has access to your physical device; the only resource they need is time. A cosmetic grub boot password ...
by electronicsguy
Sat May 23, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I Corrupted my SD Card.
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: I Corrupted my SD Card.

bad connector, power supply spikes. take the power cable in and out 5-6 times fast and you'll likely damage the sd card.
by electronicsguy
Sat May 23, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I Corrupted my SD Card.
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: I Corrupted my SD Card.

My SD card got permanent physical damage due to a bad power supply. I doubt if data corruption alone will cause a physical problem though.
by electronicsguy
Sun May 17, 2015 4:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New UI (2015-05-05) discussion thread
Replies: 66
Views: 6275

Re: New UI (2015-05-05) discussion thread

Currently, I see 3 versions of startx: startx, startlxde, startlxde-pi. This is confusing IMHO. Could we just have one? startx and startlxde* do different things! I know... startx works with the display attached, doesn't work on vnc. startlxde opens up the minimal GUI which works over vnc. Can't th...
by electronicsguy
Sun May 17, 2015 3:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New UI (2015-05-05) discussion thread
Replies: 66
Views: 6275

Re: New UI (2015-05-05) discussion thread

Currently, I see 3 versions of startx:
startx, startlxde, startlxde-pi.

This is confusing IMHO. Could we just have one?
by electronicsguy
Fri May 15, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: A big problem with Adafruit touchscreen
Replies: 27
Views: 11683

Re: A big problem with Adafruit touchscreen

Try this:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-fbturbo

This will install that package if you don't have it installed already. Let us know the output from this.
if everything is ok, try your previous command again.
by electronicsguy
Thu May 14, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Playing MP3 files on Pi
Replies: 8
Views: 4751

Re: Playing MP3 files on Pi

solar3000 wrote:or install mplayer or mpg123 or mpg321 and
cd /your/music/folder/
mpg321 *
is there any advantage to installing this, over using the omxplayer which AFAIK, is distributed with raspbian?
by electronicsguy
Wed May 13, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Wireless panic button
Replies: 19
Views: 5957

Re: Wireless panic button

There are commercial versions of this already. Are you sure you want to make your own? Yes, partially for cost reasons. I already have a Pi or five with LAN connection and power. Why not have a small cellphone on a lanyard round the person's neck? Too big, and needs to be simple to use. Just push o...
by electronicsguy
Wed May 13, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Mirror GPIO pins
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: Mirror GPIO pins

murratw wrote:Is there a way to mirror the GPIO pin output? I need to put a hat on backwards . I believe this would require mirroring the GPIO pins.
not with software. you could design a custom pcb with headers on both sides and tracks connecting them in a twisted fashion.
by electronicsguy
Mon May 11, 2015 4:06 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Python to Executable
Replies: 8
Views: 1300

Re: Python to Executable

Did you read the first link? Seems to describe exactly what you want. What exactly did you not find helpful?

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