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by echmain
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using Dropbox
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Using Dropbox

The Dropbox-Uploader script (link posted above) works great. I use it on my Zero to download some radio show podcasts and then upload them to my Dropbox account for listening on my iPhone. This is all automated and shell scripted. (You must first do a one-time setup in your Dropbox account to create...
by echmain
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 40
Views: 1677

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

davidcoton wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:37 pm
echmain wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:35 pm
1. Get a printing press
2. Control it with a Raspberry Pi
3. Go to jail
How does part 3 make money?
The “making money” part happened at the printing stage.
by echmain
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 40
Views: 1677

Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

1. Get a printing press
2. Control it with a Raspberry Pi
3. Go to jail
by echmain
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi ** Sold over 25million units **
Replies: 19
Views: 714

Re: Raspberry Pi ** Sold over 25million units **

Who will be the lucky owner of the 31,415,926th Pi?
by echmain
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Uses for Raspberry Pi Zero/Zero W?
Replies: 81
Views: 2793

Re: Uses for Raspberry Pi Zero/Zero W?

I use one to capture/download some radio show podcasts which are then uploaded to my Dropbox account. And then I listen to them on my iPhone. It’s all totally automated, driven by some shell scripts and cron. And in some cases I use a SQLite database to keep track of which shows have been downloaded...
by echmain
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 303
Views: 50557

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

Sheesh, is there any way these "Pi 4 USB boot" threads can be shoved off to a separate forum? (on a separate web site...on a separate planet...)
by echmain
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Vnc server (v2.5) error raspbian buster : unable to start vncserver
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: Vnc server (v2.5) error raspbian buster : unable to start vncserver

In case anyone wants to go this route...

I have an HDMI dummy plug that makes the OS think a monitor is attached.

This works perfectly with VNC (even after this update). No virtual mode needed.

It cost $6, requires no drivers or setup or anything.
by echmain
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi 4 - New Wifi-Dongles?
Replies: 13
Views: 676

Re: RPi 4 - New Wifi-Dongles?

Why would you need a dongle at all?
by echmain
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: E-ink display for a Pi zero, recommendations?
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: E-ink display for a Pi zero, recommendations?

e ink displays are *very* slow to refresh. It probably wouldn’t work for what you have in mind.
by echmain
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SOLUTION: VNC does not start on a headless Raspberry pi.
Replies: 10
Views: 2077

Re: SOLUTION: VNC does not start on a headless Raspberry pi.

My solution to this was to use an HDMI “dummy plug”.

It’s a small dongle plugged into the HDMI port that makes the OS think there’s a monitor plugged in.

It was $6 and required no additional installs, drivers or anything else.

VNC now works perfectly. I access it from my iPad.
by echmain
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Connecting Pi 4 to Verizon Data
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Connecting Pi 4 to Verizon Data

Would it work to create a WiFi hotspot with a phone?
by echmain
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Zero W bricked after dist upgrade?
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Pi Zero W bricked after dist upgrade?

Have you simply tried a fresh install of Raspbian on a different sd card?
by echmain
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 RAM variants
Replies: 17
Views: 1119

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 RAM variants

drgeoff wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:05 pm
Andyroo wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:16 pm
Given the cost of 8Gb drives is dropping fast ...
8 Gbyte ? :)
Yes, and Y2K will be here before you know it.
by echmain
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Screen size of VNC on iPad connecting to Pi4
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Screen size of VNC on iPad connecting to Pi4

I'm using VNC on an iPad Pro (13") to connect to my Pi4. It works fine but there's a minor problem that the entire screen isn't visible at once. I have to scroll left/right. But it seems like there's enough real estate to hold the entire thing. Does anyone know if there's a setting to allow that? I'...
by echmain
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Use SD card in 2 devices at the same time *OR* emulator?
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Use SD card in 2 devices at the same time *OR* emulator?

Maybe just use a Bluetooth speaker?
by echmain
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Toshiba 256GB SD have bad latency
Replies: 15
Views: 799

Re: Performance Buster on Pi 2

On my Zero I’m using a Sandisk Ultra A1 (64gb).
by echmain
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Toshiba 256GB SD have bad latency
Replies: 15
Views: 799

Re: Performance Buster on Pi 2

I have Buster (Lite) running on a Pi Zero and it seems totally normal when I SSH into it.
by echmain
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: cant update rasbien
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: cant update rasbien

If you do sudo apt update (instead of apt-get) it will prompt you with a y/n question about accepting the change from testing to stable.

Answer y and you're good to go.
by echmain
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which SSD to buy for raspberry pi?
Replies: 56
Views: 3518

Re: Which SSD to buy for raspberry pi?

For my 3B+ I have an Inland 120gb ssd and an Inland usb2 enclosure. Total was $23. (Inland is the house brand from Microcenter). I’m using it as my boot drive and works perfectly. I’m waiting for usb booting to be enabled on the Pi4 before I move the drive over from the 3. And I’ll also need a usb 3...
by echmain
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Designing real electrical car
Replies: 13
Views: 648

Re: Designing real electrical car

Is this a Raspberry Pi question?
by echmain
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature
Replies: 529
Views: 135276

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 temperature

I did pre-order this - https://geekworm.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/raspberry-pi-4-model-b-armor-aluminum-alloy-case-protective-shell (will share results once I have it). https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0068/8481/9002/products/PI4B-armor-case-IMG-6321_1200x1200.jpg This looks very cool....
by echmain
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?
Replies: 160
Views: 8750

Re: When are people in the U.S. getting their Pi 4s?

Adafruit had some stock of the Pi4/4 today.

But a few hours later...gone.

"They're flying off the shelves" is almost literally true.
by echmain
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: I just installed raspbian, in arduino and python did not come installed
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: HELP!!!!!!

Maybe also use a better subject description. If everyone just typed "help" no one would get any help at all.
by echmain
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 GPIO header disaster
Replies: 26
Views: 1648

Re: Pi4 GPIO header disaster

jdb wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:00 pm
There's no way that those joints came out of the solder wave machine like that. At some point in its life, it has seen the pointy end of a soldering iron.

You're supposed to use the pointy end?!? D'oh!

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