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by ukscone
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Error Updating Recommended Software Packege
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Error Updating Recommended Software Packege

open a terminal and type

Code: Select all

sudo apt-get update --allow-releaseinfo-change
type Y when asked and once it completes all should work as expected
by ukscone
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Fire at Dutch Pi reseller
Replies: 6
Views: 1131

Re: Fire at Dutch Pi reseller

Result of a broken laser cutter according to the article. :( https://www.regio15.nl/nieuws/lijst-weergave/20-branden/30509-brand-in-pand-aan-de-steenplaetsstraat-in-rijswijk https://www.omroepwest.nl/nieuws/3865142/Brandweer-sloopt-pand-bij-grote-brand-vuur-inmiddels-onder-controle did the google t...
by ukscone
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Fire at Dutch Pi reseller
Replies: 6
Views: 1131

Re: Fire at Dutch Pi reseller

DougieLawson wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:21 pm
Do the two links to Dutch pages make your posting "double dutch"?
Dougie that actually made me giggle out loud :)
by ukscone
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 4 can't boot from USB
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: Pi 4 can't boot from USB

The Pi4 can't currently boot from USB. It's on the todo list but it's not quite ready yet.

you can still use USB drives for your rootfs if you have an sd card with the /boot files on it and do a little editing of the cmdline.txt file
by ukscone
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi4 not booting from USB Hard Disk but Pi3b+ does
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Pi4 not booting from USB Hard Disk but Pi3b+ does

Booting from USB is not yet supported by the Pi4. it will be eventually (soonish?) but at the moment it doesn't
by ukscone
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Waterproof case for rpi, PIR & camera
Replies: 1
Views: 639

Re: Waterproof case for rpi, PIR & camera

pi-supply (and other pi retailers) sell the naturebytes case that is designed to be water proof and used outside https://uk.pi-supply.com/products/natur ... amera-case
by ukscone
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Username on forums (sorry for frequent posts)
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Re: Username on forums (sorry for frequent posts)

you can't. the only thing you can do is stop using this account and start using a new one
by ukscone
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Dilemma? To buy, or not to buy, that is the question.
Replies: 20
Views: 2037

Re: Dilemma?

there afaik no plans for a raspberry pi 4 in the foreseeable future especially not February next year. the Pi3B+ is the latest and greatest and will be for quite a while
by ukscone
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberrypi.org Security Issue??
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: raspberrypi.org Security Issue??

according to the raspberry pi twitter account there was a glitch while the website is being worked on. should be sorted by now
by ukscone
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Adding a Web Interface to a HDMI Switcher
Replies: 2
Views: 1415

Re: Adding a Web Interface to a HDMI Switcher

if you check archive.org the docs are available and the link to the board fab seems to be valid

https://web.archive.org/web/20140213001 ... interface/
by ukscone
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: heavily discounted Pi0Ws - new product announcement coming?
Replies: 22
Views: 3584

Re: heavily discounted Pi0Ws - new product announcement coming?

microcenter discount the Pi0W to $5 fairly regularly. every couple of months or so in the last year. I think they use it as a loss leader and it seems to work, at least for me :D
by ukscone
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 B without GPU?
Replies: 1
Views: 474

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 B without GPU?

it's just bad description writing on the part of microcenter. they are both Pi3B's that are exactly the same just from different "manufacturers" one is farnell/element14/newark "made" and one is RS "made".
by ukscone
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?
Replies: 30
Views: 28329

Re: Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?

It doesn't go on sale in the US until the 29th of December (maybe a day or two later) when the pre-orders arrive at microcenter. as the 1st run was only a few thousand i'm not sure if you'll be able to pick one up if you didn't pre-order unless a few of the pre-orders aren't picked up and that'll d...
by ukscone
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?
Replies: 30
Views: 28329

Re: Where to buy AIY Vision Kit UK?

It doesn't go on sale in the US until the 29th of December (maybe a day or two later) when the pre-orders arrive at microcenter. as the 1st run was only a few thousand i'm not sure if you'll be able to pick one up if you didn't pre-order unless a few of the pre-orders aren't picked up and that'll de...
by ukscone
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Building applications with Nice GUI
Replies: 2
Views: 2343

Re: Building applications with Nice GUI

guizero is probably want you need. it's aimed as a low barrier for kids to knock up gui's for their python apps and is pretty good. i'm currently using it for a couple of programs that i want guis for

https://lawsie.github.io/guizero/
by ukscone
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Whats the average approval time?
Replies: 3
Views: 867

Re: Whats the average approval time?

it takes as long as it takes. there are only so many mods and normally a hundred or so 1st posts a day that need moderating on top of standard moderating duties and post replying to we do try to approve sooner rather than later but it isn't that unusual especially over the weekend, during holidays o...
by ukscone
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Available for preorder at microcenter in the USA
Replies: 2
Views: 730

Available for preorder at microcenter in the USA

The google AIY is available for preorder at microcenter for pick-up at the end of October. I spoke to someone at microcenter and they said that soon it'll be available with a shipping option rather than pick-up so those without a microcenter near them will be able to get it. http://www.microcenter.c...
by ukscone
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: cd Documents Should Not Work?
Replies: 10
Views: 2226

Re: cd Documents Should Not Work?

no cd Documents is correct as the Documents directory is in your home directory and when you open a terminal or login you are in your home directory

cd /Documents would be a Directory called Documents under the root directory
by ukscone
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: MFRC522 NFC reader I2C/UART communications
Replies: 2
Views: 1812

Re: MFRC522 NFC reader I2C/UART communications

there seems to be some documentation on https://github.com/simonmonk/clever_card_kit that might help
by ukscone
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: piclone onto a hard drive?
Replies: 17
Views: 3838

Re: piclone onto a hard drive?

bit late to the game but this is how I clone a running system sudo rsync -aAXv /* /mnt/partition_to_copy_to --exclude={/dev/*,/proc/*,/sys/*,/tmp/*,/var/tmp/*,/run/*,/mnt/*,/media/*,/lost+found, /boot} I then copy the files from /boot to the partition i've setup on the new drive to be /boot and edit...
by ukscone
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Flick demo's won't run
Replies: 13
Views: 2528

Re: Flick demo's won't run

it's ok it's a simple mistake to make. they mean that the flick board doesn't require soldering. they assume (and we all know what that means :) ) that the header is already soldered onto the pizero as well you can't attach a pHat without the pizero having a header.
by ukscone
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Flick demo's won't run
Replies: 13
Views: 2528

Re: Flick demo's won't run

i'm not quite sure what you mean. did you not solder a header onto the pizero? you just rested the header on the holes?

could you post a photo?

you do need to have a header soldered on to the pizero, well soldered or hammerheaders.
by ukscone
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Flick demo's won't run
Replies: 13
Views: 2528

Re: Flick demo's won't run

oh one other thing you could check is i2cdetect -y -q 1 and see if 42 is shown it'll look like pi@raspberrypi:~/flick-tests $ i2cdetect -y -q 1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 a b c d e f 00: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 10: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 20: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -...
by ukscone
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Flick demo's won't run
Replies: 13
Views: 2528

Re: Flick demo's won't run

i'm a bit flummuxed to check there aren't any weirdnesses between the phat and hat i switched my flick hat for the phat and no errors or anything. the only thing I can think of to try now is to do is to try a fresh sd card, do an apt-get update && apt-get upgrade and do a fresh install of the flick ...

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