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by sav25
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] SSD as Storage via USB Adapter
Replies: 9
Views: 972

Re: SSD as Storage via USB Adapter

I think this is now resolved, so I'm adding commentary here for others who may find this thread. A friend asked me to run 'ls -al /home/pi' to see what was showing for the mount point I had set for my SSD. The SSD was showing as 'root root' which was different to the 'pi pi' that my Seagate drive wa...
by sav25
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] SSD as Storage via USB Adapter
Replies: 9
Views: 972

Re: SSD as Storage via USB Adapter

It is not clear why you are ignoring RaTTuS' response...... I replied to it - I don't appear to have an sdb1, that's my issue. This is my first time doing anything above beginner level with Linux filesystems - maybe I'm missing something that is obvious to you guys? On Twitter, someone suggested th...
by sav25
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] SSD as Storage via USB Adapter
Replies: 9
Views: 972

Re: SSD as Storage via USB Adapter

Post the output of: 1) cat /proc/partitions 2) fdisk -l (the later needs to be run as root) Ok. The cat command gives me: pi@PlexPi:~ $ cat /proc/partitions major minor #blocks name 1 0 4096 ram0 1 1 4096 ram1 1 2 4096 ram2 1 3 4096 ram3 1 4 4096 ram4 1 5 4096 ram5 1 6 4096 ram6 1 7 4096 ram7 1 8 4...
by sav25
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] SSD as Storage via USB Adapter
Replies: 9
Views: 972

Re: SSD as Storage via USB Adapter

I think you really want /dev/sdb1 not /dev/sdb Thanks for the quick reply. I saw something similar whilst trying to find answers in Google. I don't have an sdb1, just an sdb, and I have a suspicion it's something to do with how I formatted the SSD. Let me show you. If I mount manually with the foll...
by sav25
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] SSD as Storage via USB Adapter
Replies: 9
Views: 972

[SOLVED] SSD as Storage via USB Adapter

I bought an SSD>USB adapter after reading some posts here showing some success. My use case is slightly different to those posts as I'm using my SSD simply as storage for music (for a Plex server). I already use a Seagate Expansion 2TB hard drive (NTFS filesystem) with my Pi with no issues - it auto...
by sav25
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: 2x 7" 1024x600 screens
Replies: 3
Views: 6405

2x 7" 1024x600 screens

I have two slightly different 7" screens up for grabs. Both have been opened but never used ( you know how it is ). I fired them up this evening to test they work, however the protective film is still intact. One is Sainsmart, the other Tontec. Both are 1024x600, both appear to have the same control...
by sav25
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Build a Raspberry Pi Camera Robot (Updated)
Replies: 15
Views: 38608

Re: Build a Raspberry Pi Camera Robot (Updated)

bgolkar wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:31 am
Is there anyone here that has completed the robot built and has instructions on how to do it? Since DawnRobotics has closed down I have no way of completing this project on my own. Can anyone please help?
Try here, some of Alan's code and instructions: https://bitbucket.org/DawnRobotics/
by sav25
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using the GPIO with an Appliance Button
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Using the GPIO with an Appliance Button

Thanks boys and girls, appreciate the quick replies. I was hoping that the switch was somehow isolated or separate from the grinding business - maybe some kind of simple low voltage switch to an existing relay that I could almost straight swap for a GPIO pin. What a dreamer :lol: I may still take th...
by sav25
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using the GPIO with an Appliance Button
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Using the GPIO with an Appliance Button

I'm willing to risk the life of my coffee grinder to try and make a cool RPi project, just something simple like making a GPIO button turn the grinder on/off by 'tapping in' to the simple on/off/ button on the front of it (baby steps). My question is, how do you safely go about this? I've not done a...
by sav25
Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: MotoZero board - dead or alive
Replies: 3
Views: 961

Re: MotoZero board - dead or alive

Hi kja I had a quick look at your pictures - one of them shows the GPIO soldering on the MotoZero and I fear you may have some connected joints there. Have you tried to clean them up at all? Alternatively, you could always test a circuit on a breadboard, using the chips from the board. That would he...
by sav25
Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: GPIO PWM Audio + WiFi Interference
Replies: 5
Views: 1836

GPIO PWM Audio + WiFi Interference

I'm playing with the 'alt' GPIO functions, specifically getting audio out of a GPIO pin by using GPIO 18's PWM0 alt (5) function (as seen here: http://elinux.org/RPi_BCM2835_GPIOs ) I have the PWM pin (mono for now) feeding an amplifier and speaker (connected to the 5V of the Pi). This works reasona...
by sav25
Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI Zero DOES have sound
Replies: 23
Views: 33389

Re: RPI Zero DOES have sound

andybiker wrote:The diodes are there to protect the GPIO pin and the CPU itself.
You can leave these out if connecting to an amplifier but it's your choice.
That's exactly what I'm doing, this feeds straight into an amplifier.

Thanks :)
by sav25
Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI Zero DOES have sound
Replies: 23
Views: 33389

Re: RPI Zero DOES have sound

Bit of a dated thread but wanted to ask a question if that's ok. I'm trying this on a breadboard for a bit of fun, and I'm getting sound without the 3v3 section in the diagram - I'm just using GPIO 13 > caps/resistors > into an amplifier. Is there any reason why I need to hook it up to 3v3 - will it...
by sav25
Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Running manual scripts alongside cron timed scripts
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Running manual scripts alongside cron timed scripts

Not sure if this is a beginner or advanced question... If I run a script in the background from boot using cron , say every 30 seconds, that's 'running' a script most of the time. With that happening in the background from boot, can I then also manually run a script at the same time, as in just runn...
by sav25
Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PiZero IoT pHAT (bluetooth+wifi for $9)
Replies: 53
Views: 16558

Re: PiZero IoT HAT (bluetooth+wifi for $9)

It goes like this... :D http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/noisyfest/HAT_zpsuoticj9o.png Ok I'm being a troll, but it's not a HAT. It's actually a bugger to get an add-on board to be a HAT in terms of design and cost (those wee chips etc), so it's only right to respect that and go for "add-on boa...
by sav25
Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Zero Wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 1965

Re: Zero Wanted

Might as well buy direct from the PiHut - they have the Zero in stock when buying as part of the bundle pack:

https://thepihut.com/products/raspberry ... 4062693508
by sav25
Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: IR LEDs for the Pi NoIR as a driveway cam
Replies: 1
Views: 910

IR LEDs for the Pi NoIR as a driveway cam

Hi all I'm looking for some advice on IR LEDs. I'm making a driveway CCTV camera using a Raspberry Pi and a PiNoIR camera module. The camera housing will be mounted on the wall of my house, about 1 floor high. This will then be looking down on a car in the driveway below it. Because of this, I need ...
by sav25
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Edimax wifi questions
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Re: Edimax wifi questions

That's interesting. I've been creating that 8192 file and adding the line in, but I hadn't set permissions before. I do still get a 'sleepy' Edimax here and there (although less often), so maybe that's why?
by sav25
Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: ProtoZero - Pi Zero Prototyping Board
Replies: 0
Views: 1286

ProtoZero - Pi Zero Prototyping Board

Hi all I released a new Kickstarter campaign last night for a little breadboard-style prototyping board for Pi Zero. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/noisyfest/20151221_202037_zpsjzrzerby.jpg Amazingly it's already 172% funded (!) so I wanted to share here as it seems people like the design. If...
by sav25
Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Is a new Raspberry Pi model coming?
Replies: 265
Views: 40044

Re: Is a new Raspberry Pi model coming?

It is funny reading all these self defence posts. I predicted a new Raspberry Pi. Today, there is a new Raspberry Pi. I predicted at a high level, and at a high level there is a new Pi today. I don't think people around the internet are saying "It's not a new Raspberry Pi, it's a Pi2/B+ but smaller...
by sav25
Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Is a new Raspberry Pi model coming?
Replies: 265
Views: 40044

Re: Is a new Raspberry Pi model coming?

It is funny reading all these self defence posts. I predicted a new Raspberry Pi. Today, there is a new Raspberry Pi. I predicted at a high level, and at a high level there is a new Pi today. I don't think people around the internet are saying "It's not a new Raspberry Pi, it's a Pi2/B+ but smaller"...
by sav25
Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Is a new Raspberry Pi model coming?
Replies: 265
Views: 40044

Re: Is a new Raspberry Pi model coming?

OK, it's a fair cop, it was me. Very sorry sav25. How wrong could we be? Well, I'm going to count this as a new Pi. New improved low cost. New improved power consumption (I presume). New small form factor. New neat connector layout. Sweet. It's all good fun. I've been bashed on the internet many ti...
by sav25
Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Is a new Raspberry Pi model coming?
Replies: 265
Views: 40044

Re: Is a new Raspberry Pi model coming?

Well this is interesting... 8-)
by sav25
Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Is a new Raspberry Pi model coming?
Replies: 265
Views: 40044

Re: Is a new Raspberry Pi model coming?

And to rub it in I was reading today how someone is wanting to bring legal action against a provider of ad blocking software. Now they want to dictate that ads are compulsory and dictate what I can run on my computer. See I'd never vote for that. Ads help keep my site up, which I enjoy writing on a...

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