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by wildfire
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Torrentbox - What are the best options ?
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Torrentbox - What are the best options ?

OK,

1 query at a time...

You've mentioned power a few times in your post, How do you plan to power your Pi.
by wildfire
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Remote Control the RPi
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Remote Control the RPi

RealVNC will do what you want, both over a local WiFi/LAN and the web in general. Plenty of information out there. Google is your friend.
by wildfire
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why 80 pin IDE cable fried my Pi
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: Why 80 pin IDE cable fried my Pi

With EIDE drives the cables had to be shielded to prevent data corruption, these cables were never meant for any other use than EIDE/PATA hard drives.
by wildfire
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Raspberrypi short circuit repair
Replies: 10
Views: 442

Re: New Raspberrypi short circuit repair

More information required...

Let's start with what kind of surface you rested your A+ on?

Less relevant but possibly important... What model Pi do you have? ( some may assume the A+ others may assume the 3A+)
by wildfire
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Hut... KODI Flirc Case, No Screws?
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Pi Hut... KODI Flirc Case, No Screws?

As promised some feedback for those in a similar situation, I bought a batch of these screws and they work fine for me, be warned though that others have posted on the net that 8mm is not long enough. I don't have an issue but others are saying different.

Still prefer my Argon One case though :)
by wildfire
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Hut... KODI Flirc Case, No Screws?
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Pi Hut... KODI Flirc Case, No Screws?

OK, for those who are interested, a quick google has shown either M2.5 x 8mm or M2.5 x 12mm.

I'll order a batch of both and will feedback my findings.
by wildfire
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Hut... KODI Flirc Case, No Screws?
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Pi Hut... KODI Flirc Case, No Screws?

Thanks, I'll google for the size of screws.

As I have said it's a minor issue, for now it's a home awaiting a new tenant (will be ordered at end of the month) :)
by wildfire
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Hut... KODI Flirc Case, No Screws?
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Pi Hut... KODI Flirc Case, No Screws?

They would have been able to answer your questions and provide the missing screws, although they are a pi seller they are not part of the raspberry pi foundation. I understand that pcmanbob, but I was asking the general Pi community a question before I bother the Pi Hut with what (for me) is a mino...
by wildfire
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Hut... KODI Flirc Case, No Screws?
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Pi Hut... KODI Flirc Case, No Screws?

OK, before I complain I wish to acknowledge the prompt delivery from the Pi Hut. Ordered yesterday and received today, Thanks guys and you do a wonderful job. Now the complaint, and it is only minor. As I said the package arrived today but it didn't have any screws. Package contents were: KODI Flirc...
by wildfire
Fri May 24, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SSD Failure???
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: SSD Failure???

@Ernst & @Andyroo Thanks for clarifying that issue, it does help. @bensimmo & again @Ernst Real Life has taken over again, but I'll try a) connecting the cable via the (powered) hub or b) locate another SATA drive to test with. I'll get back probably after the weekend. Guys, you have been splendid. ...
by wildfire
Fri May 24, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SSD Failure???
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: SSD Failure???

AFAIK Crucial does not supply USB->SATA cable. I suspect that the cable could be your problem. You may well be correct, it could have came with another drive or perhaps purchased separately (memory fails me), in any case the cable worked for a good couple of month and does not explain the persisten...
by wildfire
Fri May 24, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SSD Failure???
Replies: 9
Views: 231

SSD Failure???

Hi Guys & Galls, First off I wish to make clear I am not saying this is a Pi related fault, I'm just trying to troubleshoot what may have happened. My SSD failed after ~2 month of more or less constant use. (i.e. powered up but no intensive tasks). Setup below: Raspberry Pi 3B+ Argon One Case Pi Hut...
by wildfire
Sat May 18, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to connect to my pi on-the-go?
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: How to connect to my pi on-the-go?

Sounds a little fishy to me, perhaps this thread should be deleted.

Reported to MODs
by wildfire
Fri May 17, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is it possible to have static IP address?
Replies: 11
Views: 382

Re: Is it possible to have static IP address?

Depends on what you mean by static IP?

If on your own LAN then yes it's certainly possible.

If on the internet facing side then that would depend on your ISP. Some service providers offer this but it may come at an additional cost.
by wildfire
Sat May 11, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Don't try this at home, kids!
Replies: 11
Views: 524

Re: Don't try this at home, kids!

Anthony S wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 5:04 pm
I'm not the only one who's had the misfortune to short the 5V and 3V3 pins on the Pi's 40-pin header.
The problem lies with the MXL7704
I beg to differ, the problem is as you stated in the earlier part of your post (above).

Gonnae no dae that, jist gonnae no.
by wildfire
Fri May 10, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Monitoring a relay
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Monitoring a relay

PhatFil wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 5:57 pm
1) no, wine might provide you with a way to run widows s/w under raspbian???
Wine is not an emulator.
by wildfire
Thu May 09, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Help: Raspberry change the polarity
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Help: Raspberry change the polarity

Another possibility is you have plugged the meter leads in the wrong way round on the meter. As you pi would not work if you had 5V on a ground pin and ground on the 5V pin. That's what I meant pcmanbob, if the OP connects the VM correctly (both polarity and Pins) then what he describes is impossib...
by wildfire
Thu May 09, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Help: Raspberry change the polarity
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Help: Raspberry change the polarity

Are you sure you're connecting your voltmeter correctly?

If you are your post makes absolutely no sense.
by wildfire
Tue May 07, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Are 52° celsius safe for RB3 too keep it work forever?
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Are 52° celsius safe for RB3 too keep it work forever?

Best passive cooling system is the very pretty FLIRC case. https://flirc.tv/more/raspberry-pi-case I prefer the Argon One Raspberry Pi Case . Although it has a fan this can be turned off via a configuration script. Easy access to GPIO's via a removable cover, ON/Off/Reset switch, all ports redirect...
by wildfire
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Ubuntu Mate 16: Currently stripping down an OS to the bare minimum I need.
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Re: Help Wanted Mates

Regarding lightning bolt, it's not always a power supply issue. You say you have a Pi 3 but you don't specify which model. Excluding the compute modules there are currently 3 (B, B+ A+) older kernels (of which yours appear to be) may show the low voltage icon when not necessary. Start with Rasbian (...
by wildfire
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: weight scales: Do-able with Raspberry?
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Do-able with Raspberry?

Your query is a little ambiguous (eg define system on/off) but yes it is possible to do with a Pi. I'd start by reading Build a digital Raspberry Pi scale . For crying out loud, you've gave me another idea for Pi's. I'm a dog lover but occasionally I'm not around to feed/water him now I'm going to h...
by wildfire
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Quy trình thực hiện kỹ thuật phun mí mở tròng
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: What Developping Environment?

If you're willing to learn Pascal (easy to learn) and want a RAD (Rapid Application Development) I can't fault Lazarus (the IDE) with Free Pascal. The version in the repository is a little outdated but if you're interested post back and I'll give instructions for installing a more up to date version...
by wildfire
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cluster Pi via gpio pins
Replies: 34
Views: 1064

Re: Cluster Pi via gpio pins

AdamStanislav wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:57 pm
What’s a marmite?
A yeast extract. You either love it or hate it :).

EDIT: Should have said that's their advertising slogan here in the UK, and apologies for forgetting this is an international forum.
by wildfire
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: LCD and Raspberry pi zero w
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: LCD and Raspberry pi zero w

More info required (links preferred).

4Ah, won't run your Pi for long, how long a battery life would you like?

Make/Model of your LCD?
Make/Model of your powerboost?

What else will be connected to your Zero?
by wildfire
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cluster Pi via gpio pins
Replies: 34
Views: 1064

Re: Cluster Pi via gpio pins

Damn you mahjongg ;)

I was only planning to create a ZX Spectrum based on an article in HackSpace June 2018 #07.

Now I've got to buy a few Pi's to emulate Agnus, Paula & Denise.

See these PI's, they're not like marmite. You don't love them or hate them, You love them and hate them.

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