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by TheBod
Fri May 05, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: RPI3 Rear View Cam
Replies: 5
Views: 1729

RPI3 Rear View Cam

Hi New to all this but would like to create a rear view camera set-up for my van using a RPI3. I assume a USB webcam mounted above the number plate would be best along with a 7" touchscreen within the cab? What is involved to create this as do not believe it would be a plug and play solution. Am new...
by TheBod
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Using the 7" touch screen display for gps
Replies: 6
Views: 3746

Re: Using the 7" touch screen display for gps

Sorry to hijack this post but what is the best GPS module to use with Navit? Is it a GPIO card or USB?
by TheBod
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Carputer Pi 3
Replies: 28
Views: 27013

Re: Carputer Pi 3

Hi Great post. Exactly what I am looking at doing but so far have had no replies to any of my posts. I am guessing that no one is competent enough to advise or complete? Have you seen the CarPC skin for Kodi? It looks like this would be the best OS for all your desires (and mine). Take a look at thi...
by TheBod
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPS Module
Replies: 0
Views: 349

GPS Module

Hi

What GPS module would people recommend for a RPi3? USB or using a card?
by TheBod
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Programming Assistance
Replies: 0
Views: 577

Programming Assistance

Hi I am a newbie when it comes to programming but have a great project that I would love to develop. I would like to create a "car pc" using the 7" raspberry pi touchscreen. I have seen the CarPC skin for Kodi which looks like a great starting point. Ultimately I would like to have the following ite...
by TheBod
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Programming Assistance Required
Replies: 0
Views: 402

Programming Assistance Required

Hi I am a newbie when it comes to programming but have a great project that I would love to develop. I would like to create a "car pc" using the 7" raspberry pi touchscreen. I have seen the CarPC skin for Kodi which looks like a great starting point. Ultimately I would like to have the following ite...
by TheBod
Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Campervan options
Replies: 10
Views: 6188

Re: Campervan options

Hi

Did you manage to complete your Campervan project? I am very much interested in using a RPi3 with Kodi and running the CarPC skin to control music, FM radio, SatNav, rear view camera and maybe bluetooth handsfree.

Any advice and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
by TheBod
Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Home Automation Software for RPi
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

Home Automation Software for RPi

Hi all I am looking for ideas on a Home Automation software system that I can install on my RPi to interact with the numerous LightwaveRF 433 MHz devices within my house. I am currently using the LightwaveRF app but this has limitations. Ideally I would like to have a) dashboard to view entire house...
by TheBod
Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RPi control of LightwaveRf devices
Replies: 0
Views: 613

RPi control of LightwaveRf devices

Hi I know this has probably been asked a million times so far, so please excuse me. I have quite an extensive LightwaveRF system with lots of On/Off sockets, in-line relays etc which all are working fine using the Wifi Link. Most of the devices are operated using the timer function on the phone app,...
by TheBod
Mon May 18, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Model B Video Output
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Re: Model B Video Output

Thank you mahjongg

I will give that a go
by TheBod
Fri May 15, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Model B Video Output
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Model B Video Output

Hi all Basically I would like to connect a Pi to the RCA input of a 7" portable DVD player in my car so that the kids can watch movies off a USB drive rather than scratching all their DVD's. I have got a Pi Model B with the video RCA output which I have tried connecting to a 7" portable DVD player u...
by TheBod
Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi 2 3.5mm video output
Replies: 2
Views: 990

Pi 2 3.5mm video output

Hi I have tried to connect my Pi2 to a set of Logik twin screen portable DVD players (car TV's) using the 3.5mm connection. Unfortunately when changing the source on the DVD players to AVI nothing happens. I have changed the video output of the Pi during start up by pressing either 3 or 4 but still ...
by TheBod
Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Kodi Custom Menu to folder
Replies: 3
Views: 775

Re: Kodi Custom Menu to folder

Thanks for the response :-)
by TheBod
Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Kodi Custom Menu to folder
Replies: 3
Views: 775

Re: Kodi Custom Menu to folder

I guess that no one has any experience with Kodi then?
by TheBod
Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Kodi Custom Menu to folder
Replies: 3
Views: 775

Kodi Custom Menu to folder

Hi I have installed Kodi onto my Pi2. I am currently using the Aeon Non skin as I wish to create custom menus. I have folders on my connected USB HD called; Movies Kids Movies Is there a way of creating a new menu button called "Kids Movies" that links to the folder "Kids Movies"? I can create a cus...
by TheBod
Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: OpenElec Kodi with external USB HDD
Replies: 2
Views: 17428

Re: OpenElec Kodi with external USB HDD

Hi

Whilst I can see the movies on the HD within Kodi, the movie scraper links ok but when I try to play these it just says that it is unable to play and do I want to remove from the library?
by TheBod
Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: OpenElec Kodi with external USB HDD
Replies: 2
Views: 17428

OpenElec Kodi with external USB HDD

Hi all I am very new to the world of Pi. I have a Pi2B which I intend to use as a media center connected to the lounge TV. I have installed both Raspian and OpenElec so far and both work fine. I have tried with not much success to mount my 2TG Seagate USB ntfs HD (powered) within Raspian. I can moun...
by TheBod
Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Mounting NTFS external HDD
Replies: 26
Views: 25984

Re: Mounting NTFS external HDD

Any advice from anyone?
by TheBod
Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Mounting NTFS external HDD
Replies: 26
Views: 25984

Re: Mounting NTFS external HDD

Ok, update on the situation. When I reboot and type 'ls -a /media/usb' the result is ' . .. ' so i am assuming that the HD is not mounted. If I do 'sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /media/usb' and then repeat 'ls -a /media/usb' it show displays ' . .. ' I then do 'sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g' and th...
by TheBod
Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Mounting NTFS external HDD
Replies: 26
Views: 25984

Re: Mounting NTFS external HDD

Unfortunately I cannot get the to pi@raspberrypi command prompt, just keeps cycling through the time out issue. When rebooted it starts this process again following 'Waiting for /dev to be fully populated….. [45.409005] usb `-`.5; reset high-speed usb number to 6' Update, eventually stopped the cycl...
by TheBod
Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Mounting NTFS external HDD
Replies: 26
Views: 25984

Re: Mounting NTFS external HDD

Made the change to the cmdline and rebooted. Now getting an error

'udevd[214]: timeout: killing '/sbin/blkid -o udev -p /dev/sda1 [643]'

which keeps cycling through and not finishing.

any ideas?
by TheBod
Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Mounting NTFS external HDD
Replies: 26
Views: 25984

Re: Mounting NTFS external HDD

Looks like it is now mounted ok (thank you). Any idea on the required file location that Kodi XBMC would find the HD at?
by TheBod
Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Mounting NTFS external HDD
Replies: 26
Views: 25984

Re: Mounting NTFS external HDD

Getting there. When 'mount' the last line is

/dev/sda1 on /media/usb type fuseblk ...etc etc

Does this sound correct?


Update, when 'ls -a /media/usb' all the folders with movies etc are now showing in green. Success?
by TheBod
Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Mounting NTFS external HDD
Replies: 26
Views: 25984

Re: Mounting NTFS external HDD

Hi, yes i did install the ntfs package but somehow when running 'sudo mount ......' it said 'mount: unknown filesystem tyoe ntfs-3g'

I have now reloaded the ntfs package and repeated 'sudo mount.......'

Taking a long time for the pi@raspberrypi to show
by TheBod
Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Mounting NTFS external HDD
Replies: 26
Views: 25984

Re: Mounting NTFS external HDD

and finally, how will I be able to find the content of the HD when in Kodi? I assume that it will not be easy like E:\ when in Windows

Many thanks

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