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by echmain
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 40
Views: 1536

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: 1536

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: 685

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: 2670

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: 304
Views: 46861

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: 399

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: 659

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: 133

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: 2022

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: 342

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: 215

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: 1079

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: 112

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: 287

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: 775

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: 775

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: 299

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: 3338

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: 640

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: 128259

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: 8572

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: 217

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: 1619

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!
by echmain
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: pi 4 stops working
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: pi 4 stops working

i had return the board to shop,he already received 2 failed boards ,1 due to heavy heat another not booting with new Os. so raspberry pi foundation is making r & d with this pi4 .its not stable as pi3 or pi3 b+. waste of money putting on pi4 . Probably wrong power supplies, bad sd cards, etc.

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