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by Imperf3kt
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which passive heatsink case is best for RPi4 to run LibreELEC?
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Which passive heatsink case is best for RPi4 to run LibreELEC?

From my tests with a Flirc case and Raspbian Buster, my particular Pi runs 1°C cooler in open air

YMMV
by Imperf3kt
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We want "more"
Replies: 16
Views: 671

Re: We want "more"

Is there an actual conversation here, because I can't understand a word of this.
What is "less" and "more"?
by Imperf3kt
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: File Manger shows spaces as %20 on network shares
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: File Manger shows %20 instead of spaces

You seem to be using an IP, is it being treated like a website?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percent-encoding
( %20 is a space)
by Imperf3kt
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Fried pi?
Replies: 16
Views: 399

Re: Fried pi?

Well, using a copper cap designed for drinking water plumbing, I did manage to make chocolate fondue
by Imperf3kt
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi... PDA?
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: Raspberry Pi... PDA?

This isn't what you want to hear but, get a smartphone.
Even the mildly expensive ones will be cheaper than a Pi + all the finnicky accessories + time to get it working.
by Imperf3kt
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Fried pi?
Replies: 16
Views: 399

Re: Fried pi?

augx3 wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:42 pm
emma1997 wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:29 pm
yummmmmmmmm....
haha clown,

u can also cook the egg on the pi if you manage to make the cpu enough hot x)
Actually you can't.
I have data to back this up. (I tried)
by Imperf3kt
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Fried pi?
Replies: 16
Views: 399

Re: Fried pi?

I believe the GPIO limit is 15mA per GPIO, 50mA total
by Imperf3kt
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Pi 4B v1.2?
Replies: 172
Views: 11828

Re: New Pi 4B v1.2?

At first release they were about double list on Ebay etc. So nothing to do with the real pricing then, just greedy people trying to make a fast buck ! PeterO Scalpers are not necessarily "greedy people out to make a quick buck" This is a stereotype and I find it somewhat offensive. If it were not f...
by Imperf3kt
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 a cautionary tale
Replies: 14
Views: 748

Re: Pi 4 a cautionary tale

I think the lesson for the Pi4 is don't use a heatsink - GET A FAN !! Even the £1 ones on eBay are good enough. If too loud just put two diodes in series with the fan which lowers the fan voltage to 3.7v which is more than enough to keep the Pi4 temperature to around 42degC. While I don't disagree ...
by Imperf3kt
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zero W multi purchases
Replies: 14
Views: 576

Re: Pi Zero W multi purchases

It probably wouldn't work... Microsoft is a software company, not a hardware company. I doubt their engineers know what a resistor is.
by Imperf3kt
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it possible to use big sd cards like 256gb cards?
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: Is it possible to use big sd cards like 256gb cards?

plugwash wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:37 am
Afaict the largest legitimate cards on the market currently are 1TB.
Which cost several hundred USD

Any flea market trying to sell you one for $10 is a guaranteed scam.
by Imperf3kt
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Data Usage and Production
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: Data Usage and Production

Not trying to be rude, but this post (and the one that recently got locked) gives off the impression that the OP is not a school child at all but somebody pretending to be so, in order to get proprietary code to make a Pi knock off.


Or maybe I'm just paranoid.
by Imperf3kt
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 a cautionary tale
Replies: 14
Views: 748

Re: Pi 4 a cautionary tale

Imperf3kt , ..simply twist gently using your fingers and it should pop off easier than opening a soda can... Clearly you have not done this enough times to know what can go wrong. Elaborate? So I don't have to learn via first hand experience. I would expect adhesive to give out before solder or spo...
by Imperf3kt
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: E-Ink Display for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: E-Ink Display for Raspberry Pi

Sorry, I missed the DPI part. I don't know of any that high, (1440*1080) but why do you want that high a resolution for just text? This one is 300DPI, but it is 7.8 inches and not cheap. https://www.waveshare.com/7.8inch-e-paper.htm It is just the screen. You still require the driver board and case.
by Imperf3kt
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 4 a cautionary tale
Replies: 14
Views: 748

Re: Pi 4 a cautionary tale

Unless you mixed epoxy with the thermal pad, the glue that holds it in place should not hold stronger than solder, simply twist gently using your fingers and it should pop off easier than opening a soda can. Worst case scenario, the thermal pad will rip as they're made of soft silicone. Usually thou...
by Imperf3kt
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Weird slow download of rpi-update on a particular Pi
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Weird slow download of rpi-update on a particular Pi

A more important question is why you are using rpi-update.
If you've updated regularly using this method then it may explain the behaviour, rpi-update should not be used unless instructed to, update using full-upgrade
by Imperf3kt
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: E-Ink Display for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: E-Ink Display for Raspberry Pi

A few options available from Waveshare This one matches your criteria: https://www.waveshare.com/6inch-e-paper-hat.htm It plugs directly into the GPIO. Refresh rate is less than 1 second. This one is slightly smaller, but also reasonably cheaper: https://www.waveshare.com/5.83inch-e-paper-hat.htm I ...
by Imperf3kt
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Dual USB C Power Supply For Raspberry PI 4?
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: Dual USB C Power Supply For Raspberry PI 4?

I just recently bought a SmartiPi V2 touch screen case. It comes with two Y cables. One is Micro USB in to two Micro USB out. It for using a Pi 3 and the 7 inch touch screen on the one Pi 3 power supply. The other is USB C in and one USB C out, and one Micro USB out. For use witha Pi 4 power supply...
by Imperf3kt
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: x86 apps
Replies: 17
Views: 723

Re: x86 apps

"Roblox" was mentioned as a specific software the OP wanted to run. Step one in determining if that will run on a Raspberry Pi is simple: look at the tech spec requirements. Here are the Roblox System Requirements (Minimum) CPU: Info. CPU SPEED: 1.6 GHz. RAM: 512 MB for Windows XP/ 1 GB for Windows ...
by Imperf3kt
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Model B touchscreen
Replies: 11
Views: 5797

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Model B touchscreen

Is that a RasPad without the casing?
by Imperf3kt
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Could it be explained in a simpler way?
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Could it be explained in a simpler way?

Personally, I prefer aptitude, though I do still use apt mostly. Haven't used apt-get since the moment I found out I didn't have to type the -get bit.
by Imperf3kt
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Im not entirely sure what happened to my raspberry pi zero W
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Re: Im not entirely sure what happened to my raspberry pi zero W

You were lucky that you acted quickly. A short between 5v and ground (in my experience) won't harm a Pi, but will draw a large current through the short which can potentially burn the traces out or cause a lot of heat that can damage something. It also explains why plugging the Pi into your computer...
by Imperf3kt
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Compute Module
Topic: What else is there besides Raspberry Pi..?
Replies: 19
Views: 658

Re: What else is there besides Raspberry Pi..?

If you really want Android support, ASUS make an SBC that has an official release of Android 6.01 There is also an unofficial release of 6.01 with Google Play support. It works, but ASUS's SBC range... Lack any sort of support or documentation and where there is documentation, in my experience, it i...
by Imperf3kt
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Use Pi as a torrentbox
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Use Pi as a torrentbox

The mentioned "couch potato" website doesn't sell its movies as torrents, you're looking at the wrong software.
by Imperf3kt
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Custom Raspberry Pi 3b+ Prototype
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Custom Raspberry Pi 3b+ Prototype

Or you turn your creation into a HAT that plugs into a Pi.

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