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by ant_thomas
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Wiring Bell Relay
Replies: 2
Views: 765

Re: Wiring Bell Relay

Today I went out to the factory and wired the pi into the bell relay and nothing happened, my thoughts were the GPIO was not providing enough output to fire the bell relay. As a test to prove this out I just hooked the 5V pin for power and the bell relay fired immediately. So I can make the bells r...
by ant_thomas
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dell C1760nw / Xerox Phaser 6000B
Replies: 29
Views: 8971

Re: Dell C1760nw / Xerox Phaser 6000B

Scratch that. Tried to print this morning and it wouldn't work. CUPS accepted and processed the job but it just didn't wake the printer to print it. Removed CUPS and installed p910nd. Added the printer in Windows 7 as a generic network card - port 9100 and so far so good but time will tell. Update: ...
by ant_thomas
Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dell C1760nw / Xerox Phaser 6000B
Replies: 29
Views: 8971

Re: Dell C1760nw / Xerox Phaser 6000B

It's working! I added the printer as a RAW printer in CUPS on the RPi Enabled sharing and installed samba Added the printer in Windows 7 using the samba shared address/location Installed Windows Dell 1250c driver Success! I had tried using the CUPS :631 address and port 9100, none of those worked. S...
by ant_thomas
Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dell C1760nw / Xerox Phaser 6000B
Replies: 29
Views: 8971

Re: Dell C1760nw / Xerox Phaser 6000B

Did anyone make any more progress? I have tried the foo2hbpl method and I'm getting no prints, but completed jobs in CUPS. The annoying thing is that if I plug the printer into my dd-wrt router I can add the printer there, I assume in some sort of RAW mode and add the shared printer in Windows and i...
by ant_thomas
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Stacking headers
Replies: 11
Views: 3248

Re: Stacking headers

For me, under was better. I'm using the LED matrix on my sense hat to display a scrolling message with date, time, temp, etc info. I need it clearly visible. Plus, unsoldering the current header on the sense hat would have been a real pain. It's a two piece header that's soldered to both sides of t...
by ant_thomas
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Stacking headers
Replies: 11
Views: 3248

Re: Stacking headers

I used one of these, https://www.adafruit.com/products/2310 soldered to one of these, https://www.adafruit.com/products/1979 It's plugged into my A+ with a sense hat plugged on top of it. I used it to get some separation between my Pi and sense hat. I was having a heat transfer issue. I am going to...
by ant_thomas
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Stacking headers
Replies: 11
Views: 3248

Re: Stacking headers

Thanks for the replies. This is the one I'm looking at - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121853340297 http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTAwMVgxMDAx/z/ZfkAAOSwL7VWhPm4/$_12.JPG I would much prefer to stack on top of that (meaning desoldering the current connector) rather than below due to it being easier to acces...
by ant_thomas
Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Stacking headers
Replies: 11
Views: 3248

Stacking headers

I'm looking to buy an I2S DAC that fits directly to the RPi 2x20 GPIO header. I want to use other GPIO pins but the DAC in question doesn't have any sort of breakout for the unused pins. Does a breakout board exist that could be placed between the RPi and the DAC? Other option is the remove the head...
by ant_thomas
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: [Tutorial] Making time-lapse video with Raspberry Pi
Replies: 55
Views: 59737

Re: [Tutorial] Making time-lapse video with Raspberry Pi

Is it possible to pass a list of files to gst-launch? I don't have files that are properly sequential. I have multiple folders that have files labelled with a unix timestamp, taken every 20 seconds, across 2 days in day/hour labelled folders (10pm to 7am). I can easily generate a text file with a li...
by ant_thomas
Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Audio Switching via GPIO
Replies: 1
Views: 1199

Re: Audio Switching via GPIO

Did you get anywhere with this?
by ant_thomas
Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: PiHAT - Rasberry Pi Home Automation Transmitter
Replies: 194
Views: 75303

Re: PiHAT - Rasberry Pi Home Automation Transmitter

PiHAT doesn't work out of the box with the RPi2.

To get it to work you need to change

Line 30 of radio.c from:

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0x20000000  //base


to

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0x4F000000  //base
then build a new binary.
by ant_thomas
Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: PiHAT - Rasberry Pi Home Automation Transmitter
Replies: 194
Views: 75303

Re: PiHAT - Rasberry Pi Home Automation Transmitter

Can anyone confirm that pihat works with the Raspberry Pi 2?

I've just switched my RPi for an RPi2 and it doesn't seem to want to send the signals with pihat.

I recompiled the binary to be sure.
by ant_thomas
Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Is the Model A+ capable enough for my project?
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Re: Is the Model A+ capable enough for my project?

Thanks for the replies.

I want to keep a "full-featured" browser so I'll give kweb3 kiosk browser a go.

It's not displaying much though!

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by ant_thomas
Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Is the Model A+ capable enough for my project?
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Is the Model A+ capable enough for my project?

I've got a project in place currently using a Model A+ that controls my central heating system. It currently has a small LCD connected over SPI using the notro FBTFT modules. On boot it loads Midori and a webpage which is essentially an info page for the central heating. I'm using a USB ethernet ada...
by ant_thomas
Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: PiHAT - Rasberry Pi Home Automation Transmitter
Replies: 194
Views: 75303

Re: PiHAT - Rasberry Pi Home Automation Transmitter

I have recently bought some more Status sockets and wanted to find the remote ID. I initially tried a looping bash script with no luck. Dug out my SDR adapter and used the Pascal program by Redhawk which worked great after a bit of tweaking the SDR output. Turns out my remote ID is 340009 - well out...
by ant_thomas
Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dell C1760nw / Xerox Phaser 6000B
Replies: 29
Views: 8971

Re: Dell C1760nw / Xerox Phaser 6000B

Posting this here for me to try later and if it helps anyone else in the meantime

http://cybercom.net/~dcoffin/hbpl/
by ant_thomas
Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dell C1760nw / Xerox Phaser 6000B
Replies: 29
Views: 8971

Re: Dell C1760nw / Xerox Phaser 6000B

I extracted the PPD file from the RPM and also extracted all the system files and copied them over but that didn't work.

I'll probably end up using my Windows server like I had previously. Shame.
by ant_thomas
Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dell C1760nw / Xerox Phaser 6000B
Replies: 29
Views: 8971

Re: Dell C1760nw / Xerox Phaser 6000B

Did anyone have any luck with this?

I've got a Dell 1250C Colour Laser which apparently works with the Xerox Phaser 6000B driver too but I can't find anything to get it working on the Raspberry Pi/ARM.

There's the i386 driver available and an RPM but nothing for ARM unfortunately.
by ant_thomas
Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: 24/7 video recording - camera module
Replies: 7
Views: 11141

Re: 24/7 video recording - camera module

Thanks for the link. SD Card corruption hopefully shouldn't be an issue because I'm writing directly to an SMB share over ethernet. I also do a nightly backup of the full system image in case of corruption since I have had it happen a few times in the past on other RPis. I've also killed dead at lea...
by ant_thomas
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: 24/7 video recording - camera module
Replies: 7
Views: 11141

Re: 24/7 video recording - camera module

triplemdw wrote:Everything you need: http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 43&t=63276 ;)
I might be wrong but it doesn't really seem to fit my purpose after a quick play.

I will probably need to dig deeper.
by ant_thomas
Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: 24/7 video recording - camera module
Replies: 7
Views: 11141

24/7 video recording - camera module

Hello, I'm looking to find the best way to have 24/7 recording (and possibly streaming) with the Camera Module. Especially since the other night someone stole some stone flags from my neighbours yard I want to setup some video surveillance. Luckily I did have an RPi taking photos every minute so the...
by ant_thomas
Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Audio interference - Ground Loop - Power Supply - Issues
Replies: 10
Views: 7816

Re: Audio interference - Ground Loop - Power Supply - Issues

Glad it worked! I have to say that Ebay listing is one of the more interesting ones I've seen It says 3.5mm Car RCA Amplifier Audio Noise Filter Ground Loop Isolator Suppressor Works with any portable device that has two 3.5mm audio jacks. but the picture shows RCA (phono) plugs & sockets What's in...
by ant_thomas
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] BMP085 - how to set altitude?
Replies: 45
Views: 11185

Re: [SOLVED] BMP085 - how to set altitude?

DougieLawson wrote:This

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#!/usr/bin/python

from Adafruit_BMP085 import BMP085
bmp = BMP085(0x77)
temp = bmp.readTemperature()
pressure = bmp.readPressure()
should do what you want and get a current pressure value for the location and altitude where you've got the sensor.
Thanks, that's exactly what I'm doing.
by ant_thomas
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Audio interference - Ground Loop - Power Supply - Issues
Replies: 10
Views: 7816

Re: Audio interference - Ground Loop - Power Supply - Issues

Ground loop isolator has arrived and has as good as solved the noise problems.

This is the one I bought

Now to construct the boombox.
by ant_thomas
Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] BMP085 - how to set altitude?
Replies: 45
Views: 11185

Re: [SOLVED] BMP085 - how to set altitude?

Look at the code. It reads pressure from the sensor and calculates altitude. If you don't pass any parms the altitude is based on 1013.5 hPa (standard pressure). You should be able to work from that and have a fixed constant for your local altitude. There is a function in the code to return an unco...

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