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by Andyroo
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: where are change notes found?
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: where are change notes found?

I would ask in return - why have a read me then? Even a simple printers mark of a vertical line against the charged items would simplify the README changes. Finding the comment differences are great if you know where it is and that it exists but given a user looking through page after page I think t...
by Andyroo
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: where are change notes found?
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: where are change notes found?

They only cover the ‘major’ releases for Debian. If you look on GITUP, you will see changes in the last day or two but digging down into the README shows nothing that is a specific change. To my eyes, a change note should spell out: 1) What has been changed 2) When it was changed (not the same as an...
by Andyroo
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 3D printer and Raspberry Pi power control
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: 3D printer and Raspberry Pi power control

You can get some very very smart rack power strips (PDUs) designed exactly for this type of task giving TCP/IP control, monitoring, web view, timed on / off and delays in shutdown BUT they are not cheap (even compared to the blade systems on the end of them) :shock: I would just pop the printer into...
by Andyroo
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 0.96 80x160 IPS LCD & Raspery pi
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: 0.96 80x160 IPS LCD & Raspery pi

having the same issue. Did you guys make any progress???? Neither have been back here since their post. They may have an email notice on the topic but if you search for ‘ST7735 SPI Raspberry Pi’ you will come across a few posts for compiling the kernel to use this (seems overkill) or this old serie...
by Andyroo
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: 3B+ as webserver 24/7 on iPad charger
Replies: 16
Views: 264

Re: 3B+ as webserver 24/7 on iPad charger

epoch1970 wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:37 pm
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The other slim PSU you linked is something else. If the text says "official PSU", then it is wrong. Copy-paste, you know.
Interestingly, it shows the Raspberry logo if you zoom in and states 5.2V. Not sure if a crease is missing on the left leaf or it’s just the picture...
by Andyroo
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using Sensor and Pi outside
Replies: 22
Views: 385

Re: Using Sensor and Pi outside

Not sure TBH, but if you are using a version of pcmanbob code from above then that’s in ppm.
by Andyroo
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: A 3G/4G USB Dongle for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: A 3G/4G USB Dongle for Raspberry Pi

These are not cheap but work with any device with a wired Ethernet port.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/NETGEAR-LB2120 ... way&sr=8-3
by Andyroo
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: 3B+ as webserver 24/7 on iPad charger
Replies: 16
Views: 264

Re: 3B+ as webserver 24/7 on iPad charger

It’s not the risk of fire I would be bothered about, but the consistency of power. My real iPad charger struggled with a Pi 3B and I had a whole series of errors (esp with LAN connections) till I got my Pi supply. jamesh is not trying to raise profit for the Foundation but trying to save you a lot o...
by Andyroo
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Weird Network Behavior - Integrated WIFI and USB WIFI
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Weird Network Behavior - Integrated WIFI and USB WIFI

It may be Network plugin modified for improved compatibility with wpa_passphrase Taken from http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian/release_notes.txt Be interesting to see if one WiFi and Ethernet works still - if not a lot of APs are going to be in a mess. It may be worth you opening an issue htt...
by Andyroo
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Controlling a moisture sensor using raspberry pi and MCP3008
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: Controlling a moisture sensor using raspberry pi and MCP3008

Welcome to the forum. Can you pop your circuit diagram and a picture of the circuit up here? The code you show cannot be the code you are running as you call ‘ConverttoPercent’ but it’s commented out :lol: can you please check and use the code tags </> as this will show the indentation- crucial for ...
by Andyroo
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can't run a command using Raspi_Runner
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Can't run a command using Raspi_Runner

If you create the Bash file that takes parameters you can send the mail with the command and the parameters.

The Bash file can then process the parameters using pipe etc as needed.
by Andyroo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: LCD on Raspberry Pi 3B +
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: LCD on Raspberry Pi 3B +

Once you have the power sorted, have you got the drivers set up and the screen size configured?

At this time the Pi may recognise it as a device on the data bus (if you are lucky with that power supply) but till the drivers etc are in you will get nowhere.
by Andyroo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can't run a command using Raspi_Runner
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Can't run a command using Raspi_Runner

I would think it’s the pipe symbol acting as a delimiter to the execution command and I would expect anything that pipes or redirects will fail.

Simplest way around would be to create a bash script to be the commands you need and run that via the runner.
by Andyroo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Restricted to Thonny version 2?
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Restricted to Thonny version 2?

Ver 3 is flagged for Buster (and Sid) https://packages.debian.org/buster/thonny

By default Debian and Raspbian is built to run ‘stable’ code rather than leading edge (let alone bleeding edge).
by Andyroo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Going nuts trying to network my RPi
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Going nuts trying to network my RPi

Try one or both of these:

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lanman auth=yes
ntlm auth=yes
You may have to add a workgroup to both the XP machine and Samba (global section).

I also use

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create mask = 0644
directory mask = 0755
As I find that matches the Pi user better than opening new folders etc to everyone with 777...
by Andyroo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspbian Stretch Lite
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Raspbian Stretch Lite

You need a GUI for that to work. Simplest way is to use the Raspbian Stretch with desktop image - it has a cut down list of programs but has the full desktop GUI. Edit: You can configure this image to start without the desktop if you want in raspi-config and then issue startx for those times you act...
by Andyroo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Digital Job Notice Board
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Digital Job Notice Board

Create a stack per engineer and let them assign work as needed.

It’s then like the old T-Card system :lol:
by Andyroo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SSH login
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: SSH login

Oddly enough one zero here today has done the same to me BUT it’s been months since I’ve used the console so that’s not saying a lot - it could have been doing it since day one as I’ve only used SSH till today :oops: Have a look in /boot/cmdline.txt and remove the ‘quiet splash’ words from the line....
by Andyroo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 2 leds blinking
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: 2 leds blinking

You may find it better to run the program from the console / terminal rather than Thonny - I seem to think Thonny has a problem with threads and multi-processing. I’m not sure what the ‘return;’ does - normally I only use return to pass back a value and let the indentation sort the end of the functi...
by Andyroo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: node-red installation fails
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: node-red installation fails

Do you mean you have installed the ‘Raspberry Pi Desktop (for PC and Mac)’ on an x86 box running Virtual Box? If so, the Pi version should be the basic Debian version and not the ARM version - https://github.com/nodesource/distributions/blob/master/README.md If you are running on a Pi then look at h...
by Andyroo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Digital Job Notice Board
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Digital Job Notice Board

To be honest I would use https://asana.com/ and not use a Pi :shock:

You can then keep track from anywhere and get each person to update their actions (assuming they have web access) - even the phone app is handy.
by Andyroo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 50 pin cable TFT screen for Raspberry PI 3 B+
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: 50 pin cable TFT screen for Raspberry PI 3 B+

If you look close in the photos it has number "50" on the cable pins. But since it says it is for Raspberry I thought it was ok. Obviously, I didn't meter how many pins has the Raspberry... The 50 is to tell you what PIN number is on the right - if you look at the listing it has a 1 on the left and...
by Andyroo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: is the pi worth it?
Replies: 22
Views: 496

Re: is the pi worth it?

I did mean getting info from the mouse and keyboard and putting things on the canvas and GPIO Python is OK but higher level languages take a fair bit of work to get something graphic and reactive compared to scratch :D Do not get me onto indenting, obscure error messages or variable scope - start si...
by Andyroo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: catPooPee
Replies: 73
Views: 5572

Re: catPooPee

Good luck with the next stage.

If you need to bounce anything off us - just pop a post here and I’ll waffle away :lol:

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