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by sommersoft
Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:26 am
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: Best way to accomplish 2 gauges
Replies: 5
Views: 9483

Re: Best way to accomplish 2 gauges

Have a look at this thread: http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=67&t=103343 I'll second dividuum on recommending info-beamer. I'm doing a similar project (using the MCP3208). Python for the sensor work, info-beamer for the display. dividuum has done an excellent job on info-beamer. Am...
by sommersoft
Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Getting result out of while loop
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Re: Getting result out of while loop

Well, now that the obstacle variable is readable outside of the loop, you could put it back into your main script. I'm assuming you have a control variable that determines when you need to "see"? I.e. "I'm moving: set varMoving to true". Beyond that, I'm still trying to figure out Python's schema on...
by sommersoft
Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Getting result out of while loop
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Re: Getting result out of while loop

Try this: if leftahead == "Blocked Ahead" or rightahead == "Blocked Ahead": ahead = "Blocked" break else: ahead = "Clear" break You have no break point in your loop, so the loop is endless as long as 'var == 1'. This is why the 'print ahead' works inside the loop, but not outside. At least, that's h...
by sommersoft
Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:29 am
Forum: Python
Topic: access variable from another python file
Replies: 2
Views: 735

Re: access variable from another python file

I'm still new to Python, so this may be off the mark: I don't think you're threading correctly. While you have imported mymain.py into exarg.py, I believe you have to include procedures in mymain.py to set cross-thread variables beyond "global myval = val" (which is declared multiple times?). Again,...
by sommersoft
Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: gpio pin question
Replies: 9
Views: 1344

Re: gpio pin question

The SS relay in that video is this one: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13015 SSR-40 DA, as can be clearly read in the video. It has the same input voltage range as the one the OP posted from Amazon. It is not the same relay as the OP's. His is for switching DC. That Sparkfun one is for switching...
by sommersoft
Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: gpio pin question
Replies: 9
Views: 1344

Re: gpio pin question

The SS relay in that video is this one:
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13015

SSR-40 DA, as can be clearly read in the video.

It has the same input voltage range as the one the OP posted from Amazon.
by sommersoft
Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Small Piston like component
Replies: 15
Views: 2144

Re: Small Piston like component

I don't have much experience with solenoid types, but this seems like it may be what gordon was talking about? Digikey: http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/DSML-0224-05/1144-1320-ND/5214011 Datasheet: http://www.deltaww.com/filecenter/Products/download/04/0409/DSML-0224.pdf Push type, about 34m...
by sommersoft
Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Long Range Transmitters/Recievers
Replies: 9
Views: 9213

Re: Long Range Transmitters/Recievers

So, if I didn't say this before, I'm pretty interested in your project. So, on my way home from work I was just kind of envisioning the setup and I though about the operating temperatures at the machines. While the XBee and the Unifi devices are rated to -40C, I remembered the FAQ on the RPi when I ...
by sommersoft
Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Automotive Gauges and Controls
Replies: 5
Views: 2689

Re: Automotive Gauges and Controls

It is general forum etiquette to post your particular problem/request/etc in your own thread. Thread-jacking is rarely tolerated on any forum. I would suggest that you post your question in a separate thread. Also, I would pick a different forum. Troubleshooting would be a good one. I hope you get y...
by sommersoft
Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:47 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What is this old thing?
Replies: 29
Views: 3858

Re: What is this old thing?

So is it possible for me to run it in English and if so what could it do. Also how do I get it to run? Thx English? I don't know anything about that. You could assume that due to mass production margins, they loaded multiple languages per "market" and seeing that English is pretty widely spoken in ...
by sommersoft
Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What is this old thing?
Replies: 29
Views: 3858

Re: What is this old thing?

Well, its what they called a "word processor". And you're right...not much on the internet about this particular one. I found a website that I think advertises rubbish disposal for business. Someone wants to dump some of these... Some Yahoo Japan auctions are between 980 - 10,000 yen (~$8 - $80) for...
by sommersoft
Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Help needed to newbie
Replies: 22
Views: 3740

Re: Help needed to newbie

2. I have only 2 other users, hence max DHCP not possible. It's still possible; I've set my max to 1 before. It depends on what your router setting is. But, if you are sure that it isn't hitting MAX users, then we'll leave that alone. I have max try with OpenElec/OSMC. What happent... I can see my ...
by sommersoft
Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: how read data from DS3231
Replies: 24
Views: 6590

Re: how read data from DS3231

DougieLawson wrote:But the device tree stuff is 1000 times easier.
Copy.
by sommersoft
Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Vizio TV is not detecting my Raspberry Pi
Replies: 6
Views: 1775

Re: Vizio TV is not detecting my Raspberry Pi

Composite video won't reach 1080. If you're NTSC, 720x486 max; PAL is 720x576 max. Have you run sudo rpi-update ? Could be a firmware problem... Please don't suggest that. The average user should NEVER run rpi-update there's too much risk that they'll end up with an SDCard that won't boot. rpi-upda...
by sommersoft
Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Long Range Transmitters/Recievers
Replies: 9
Views: 9213

Re: Long Range Transmitters/Recievers

Those definitely have some serious range offerings at impressive speeds. But, I didn't see any with <24v or non-PoE power options. I'm on my phone, so data sheet cruising is tedious. @mikerr Are these targeted more towards full desktop PC usage, rather than micro/embedded? Probably totally viable if...
by sommersoft
Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:50 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No module named spidev?!
Replies: 17
Views: 7589

Re: No module named spidev?!

That was the "search in the top right" that joan was talking about. But maybe this will be easier...

search.php?keywords=spidev

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=sp ... errypi.org

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=no ... med+spidev
by sommersoft
Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:38 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Help needed to newbie
Replies: 22
Views: 3740

Re: Help needed to newbie

I mean this with the utmost understanding, and in no way infer judgement... I think that with your self-admitted lack of experience, you should only focus on getting ONE OS installed and working for now. I remember when I first dipped my toes into the Linux/Unix based world after growing up on Windo...
by sommersoft
Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No module named spidev?!
Replies: 17
Views: 7589

Re: No module named spidev?!

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by sommersoft
Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:04 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Long Range Transmitters/Recievers
Replies: 9
Views: 9213

Re: Long Range Transmitters/Recievers

jeez, you got knowledge on these things. Ill definitely check it out. its important that they have long range, because they may be MILES apart. the largest resorts have a distance of 6 miles between their base and outermost guns. -40 is a magic number too, because at -38 it actually becomes too col...
by sommersoft
Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:16 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to get updates with raspbian.
Replies: 1
Views: 342

Re: How to get updates with raspbian.

You have to check/run updates yourself.

Raspbian Update

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sudo apt-get update
Raspbian Upgrade

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sudo apt-get upgrade
YouTube Update

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 :?: 
https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... pdating.md
by sommersoft
Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: how read data from DS3231
Replies: 24
Views: 6590

Re: how read data from DS3231

Obsolete post is obsolete.
by sommersoft
Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Long Range Transmitters/Recievers
Replies: 9
Views: 9213

Re: Long Range Transmitters/Recievers

Second time in two days I get to recommend this. I'm really just living vicariously through you guys....I'll get around to playing with it eventually myself. :D XBee! https://www.sparkfun.com/pages/xbee_guide EDIT: Decided to dig a little deeper. There are plenty that will go 1/2 a mile LOS (or 40 m...
by sommersoft
Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Vizio TV is not detecting my Raspberry Pi
Replies: 6
Views: 1775

Re: Vizio TV is not detecting my Raspberry Pi

Composite video won't reach 1080. If you're NTSC, 720x486 max; PAL is 720x576 max.

Have you run

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sudo apt-get update
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sudo apt-get upgrade
Could be a firmware problem...
by sommersoft
Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Vizio TV is not detecting my Raspberry Pi
Replies: 6
Views: 1775

Re: Vizio TV is not detecting my Raspberry Pi

My Vizio works fine. Only things I can think of (I'm RPi new too) is the following:

1. Make sure the TV is on before powering on the RPi. I've read this is how the RPi selects the video output (HDMI vs composite)

2. Remove the '#" from the following line in config.txt

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#hdmi_safe=1

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