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by Wizzabeck
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Audio recording
Replies: 14
Views: 4817

Re: Audio recording

man in a van wrote: If you would like to try this idea out, drop me a pm with your address and I can pop an old HiFiBerry Digi+ up to you. https://thepihut.com/products/hifiberry ... o_s=gplauk That's very generous of you Ronnie. But now the pressure is off via the videorecorder I've decided to orde...
by Wizzabeck
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Audio recording
Replies: 14
Views: 4817

Re: Audio recording

Quote Man in a van Post by Man in a van » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:10 am Ken, I was just over on pfm and loooked in the DIY thread (which I hardly ever do) and found this https://www.pinkfishmedia.net/forum/thr ... d.214004/ Yes thank you I had seen that but I only have Four Zeros and a Pi3. All right fo...
by Wizzabeck
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Audio recording
Replies: 14
Views: 4817

Re: Audio recording

Thanks for that Ronnie, will do. And 6by9 I was looking at Freeview tuners this morning and musing. Element 14 have responded with the information that their purchasing department may be persuaded to stock the Cirrus but they would require a minimum one line order of £500. I believe they sold origin...
by Wizzabeck
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Audio recording
Replies: 14
Views: 4817

Re: Audio recording

My thanks to Man in a van, tvjon and Steve for your suggestions and my apologies for taking so long to respond. Our internet connection here is dire, often little better than I had in dial-up days. We've had fibre optic cables installed under the road for over two years now but they don't connect tw...
by Wizzabeck
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Audio recording
Replies: 14
Views: 4817

Audio recording

Radio ignoramus here hoping for enlightenment. My wife's old Sony Radio with minidisc recorder has stopped recording. She's an avid BBC Radio 3 follower and is distraught. Having replaced it with working units from ebay which quickly failed with the same error I'm looking for an alternative. It must...
by Wizzabeck
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scratch to Python
Replies: 11
Views: 1293

Re: Scratch to Python

Some interesting points of view above, thank you all. We gave my wife's grandson a Pi, keyboard/mouse and monitor a couple of years ago and I shewed him some basic command line stuff while we were setting it up together. He was already into Scratch on his father's Microsoft laptop and was encouraged...
by Wizzabeck
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scratch to Python
Replies: 11
Views: 1293

Re: Scratch to Python

B. Goode wrote: (Maybe he feels, with some justification, that his work speaks for itself and that his chronological age is not significant?) Well if I were a thirteen year old with two teachers as parents I'd take note of it. At 82 I still remember the put-downs :)) Thanks to you and bensimmo for t...
by Wizzabeck
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scratch to Python
Replies: 11
Views: 1293

Re: Scratch to Python

Thank you I was planning to sent that web address to his father (a teacher)anyway, but that was put together some time ago by adults. What I recently read was produced by a young boy and was being announced as "new". It's the young involvement that I thought would be inspiring.

Ken
by Wizzabeck
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scratch to Python
Replies: 11
Views: 1293

Scratch to Python

In the last week or so I have read an item about a thirteen year old boy who has developed an intermediate system that makes it easier to move from Scratch coding to Python. I thought it was in my email box but I'm unable to find it. My grandson is making the transition and I thought it might intere...
by Wizzabeck
Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pixel OS permanent install on PC
Replies: 26
Views: 6946

Re: Pixel OS permanent install on PC

Thanks to you all for prompt replies. Will try workaround later this evening.

Ken
by Wizzabeck
Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pixel OS permanent install on PC
Replies: 26
Views: 6946

Re: Pixel OS permanent install on PC

The live DVD on this month's Magpi wont load properly on my AMD Fx-4100 desktop. I get a pretty screen with a rubbish bin. Some smart right clicking will shew a home directory but nothing seems to be usable and although I can get a terminal it seems to be unable to do anything other than respond to ...
by Wizzabeck
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: Magpi 51 Your Letters page
Replies: 4
Views: 1869

Re: Magpi 51 Your Letters page

It does strike me as odd that a US keyboard is being supplied, and since the saving of a kit is minimal I would not recommend it. If I had to use a non-UK board I would buy a modern paint pen and alter the key to match my code change. And Douglas, the editor definitely says a US keyboard is being su...
by Wizzabeck
Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: Magpi 51 Your Letters page
Replies: 4
Views: 1869

Magpi 51 Your Letters page

Reader Ian Williams asks about the keyboard in the official starter kits - he wants to know whether English orders will contain an UK keyboard because the position of " and @ is reversed and causes problems when coding if using the US keyboard. This is Linux country. Although I've never needed to al...
by Wizzabeck
Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Smoke from Motor Control
Replies: 5
Views: 5306

Re: Smoke from Motor Control

Thanks for that. Copied to me RaspberryPi directory. I'm bound to need it!

Ken
by Wizzabeck
Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Smoke from Motor Control
Replies: 5
Views: 5306

Re: Smoke from Motor Control

Hi Rob, As a mod. rail. buff it wasn't clear what motor you were driving in your initial post but I suspected you had launched into a railway set-up. I've only been playing with the gertboard for a few weeks but I read the manual as not only an intro. but also a check of what was originally a self-b...
by Wizzabeck
Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Smoke from Motor Control
Replies: 5
Views: 5306

Re: Smoke from Motor Control

As a matter of interest were you using the -rg or -wp versions? And did you connect a battery to check the program before using a power supply? I presume by the latter you mean a model railway power unit.

Ken
by Wizzabeck
Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard python code
Replies: 0
Views: 2466

Gertboard python code

Hi, I'm trying to mess with some of the python code of Alex Eames while sitting at my desktop. When I try to run code I get messages to the effect that there is no RPi.GPIO or no wiringpi to import and so on. What do I need to install on the desktop and where, to make available all the bits Eames' p...
by Wizzabeck
Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: STICKY: You HAVE installed the jumper on J7 haven't you?
Replies: 16
Views: 23204

Re: You HAVE installed the jumper on J7 haven't you?

I'm getting a little confused. Having recently bought a gertboard and wallowed in the manual I missed the buttons test and went straight to leds. Like others I assumed the J7 jumper wasn't necessary and when I started the leds test, those wired up flashed on and off when the program was run and the ...
by Wizzabeck
Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard beginner
Replies: 7
Views: 3863

Re: Gertboard beginner

I made a cable with a 40 pin connector on one end (an old PATA HDD connector) to which I fitted a 26 pin connector on the other end by splitting off 26 wires. The "on top" Gertboard can be used unchanged. Thank you Millways. My Gertboard is a new readybuild version, I couldn't find a kit. It will s...
by Wizzabeck
Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard beginner
Replies: 7
Views: 3863

Re: Gertboard beginner

hi again, take a look here for a look at the Sparkfun Wedge B+ which is compatible with the 2B & 3B; can be modified to work with any board![/quote] Thanks for your response Marcus. My Cynotech Split is the equivalent of your Sparkfun Wedge and clearly needs a cover when I'm fiddling - thanks for th...
by Wizzabeck
Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard beginner
Replies: 7
Views: 3863

Gertboard beginner

I have an original Pi Zero and a Pi3. Both work fine and I have 16 years of running Linux as home machines. I've decided to get into electronics and have a Gertboard with 26 pin cable and a Cyntech 40 way T board which has a 40 way cable. The Gert cable wont plug into the Pi3. Two possibilities: use...
by Wizzabeck
Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Latest Noobs not giving options advertised
Replies: 4
Views: 943

Re: Latest Noobs not giving options advertised

Oh spit! I spent 70 minutes downloading the 29 Feb version of Noobs yesterday expecting it to be spot on for my Pi 3 delivered on Thursday. Telephone people are crawling all over our local lanes and setting up diversions but we are still downloading at 300Kb/sec.
by Wizzabeck
Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: Colour choices in text
Replies: 8
Views: 2334

Re: Colour choices in text

As a new subscriber, four issues, I would like to add that white type on black pages is also terrible from a recycling point of view. And 10% of we males have red/green colour vision problems to boot! Not usually appreciated by arty types. Llove everything about the foundation.

Ken
by Wizzabeck
Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't set up Pizero (SOLVED)
Replies: 13
Views: 1594

Re: Can't set up Pizero (SOLVED)

Ladies and gentlemen, especially those who have offered thoughts and suggestions, I'm afraid I've been wasting your time. The solution hit me when I woke this morning. While I normally use the Logik TV with HDMI input the last time I used it was with an old laptop with a VGA cable and had altered th...
by Wizzabeck
Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't set up Pizero (SOLVED)
Replies: 13
Views: 1594

Re: Can't set up Pizero

I wrote "... at least to troubleshoot this." Once you get something on the screen you can be more confident that all the hardware is OK and can turn your attention to software and configuration settings. Yes I missed the significance of that :( I picked up another micro sd today and will try Jessie...

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