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by ukscone
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Waterproof case for rpi, PIR & camera
Replies: 1
Views: 573

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: 460

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: 1572

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: 346

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: 1313

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: 3197

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: 418

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: 27480

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: 27480

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: 1994

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: 785

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: 673

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: 1987

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: 1676

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: 3449

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: 2240

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: 2240

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: 2240

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: 2240

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 ...
by ukscone
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Flick demo's won't run
Replies: 13
Views: 2240

Re: Flick demo's won't run

oh just had a thought


type the following line

Code: Select all

wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/PiSupply/Flick/master/bin/flick-demo
then type

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chmod 777 flick-demo
then type

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./flick-demo
and see if you still get the errors
by ukscone
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Flick demo's won't run
Replies: 13
Views: 2240

Re: Flick demo's won't run

the installer should have enabled i2c but that would be the 1st thing i'd check (after checking that the flick board is installed correctly e.g. the pins are lined up correctly and the board is pushed down enough) sudo raspi-config then go to interfacing options then select i2c and enable and after ...
by ukscone
Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Monitor off center HDMI
Replies: 2
Views: 1079

Re: Monitor off center HDMI

you say you've tried turning the overscan off and on and it didn't help but give https://github.com/ukscone/set_overscan a go it might help
by ukscone
Sat May 20, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where to buy Zero W in USA?
Replies: 17
Views: 3626

Re: Where to buy Zero W in USA?

The two Microcenters in the Atlanta area have them. A day or so before you go there you should probably reserve 1 for in-store pickup so you know that there will be on waiting for you.
by ukscone
Sat May 06, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How do I setup my Pi Glow Pi1 Model B [solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: How do I setup my Pi Glow Pi1 Model B

have you checked the instructions in the Pimoroni github repo for the piglow?
https://github.com/pimoroni/piglow

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