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by bugsy_malone 666
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Sniffing' Serial Commands?
Replies: 25
Views: 976

Re: 'Sniffing' Serial Commands?

The cable was plugged in first, but I ran the command when I pressed 'ipod' on the head unit and it starts communicating.

As for disconnecting the cable at any point, no, I did have to reboot the pi a couple of times though (WiFi connection slowdown)
by bugsy_malone 666
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Sniffing' Serial Commands?
Replies: 25
Views: 976

Re: 'Sniffing' Serial Commands?

Right managed to find a spare 20 minutes tonight to carry on. Connected all the grounds up on my socket as per the lightening adapters I have and sure enough suddenly my head unit recognizes there is an ipod connected. Click on it and it says waiting for communication. Used these commands: sudo pigp...
by bugsy_malone 666
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Sniffing' Serial Commands?
Replies: 25
Views: 976

Re: 'Sniffing' Serial Commands?

Yeah its the reverse engineering part that becomes a little fun! When pretending to be a dock and tell an iDevice what to do, it seems to tell the device by a type of resistor value, however the other way round doesnt seem so straight forward, thats why I was thinking of plugging the raspberry pi in...
by bugsy_malone 666
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Sniffing' Serial Commands?
Replies: 25
Views: 976

Re: 'Sniffing' Serial Commands?

Now basically the head unit will know there is an iDevice and start communication even if just this adapter is plugged in with no apple product involved. Are you saying it does, or is that what you were hoping for ? I doubt it has made things work, because ... The chip only connects to the lighting...
by bugsy_malone 666
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Sniffing' Serial Commands?
Replies: 25
Views: 976

Re: 'Sniffing' Serial Commands?

So I got as far as making my serial sniffing cable tonight, as I'd bough a 30pin 'extension' cable that turned out to literally only have the USB connection wires in, on the plus side the 'Socket' had a PCB attached with 30 solder holes - PodSocket used to be something like this, but was fairly expe...
by bugsy_malone 666
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Sniffing' Serial Commands?
Replies: 25
Views: 976

Re: 'Sniffing' Serial Commands?

OK it's a head unit for a car that talks to an apple 30pin connector, but when you select the apple connection, it says establishing comms, now I have seen the protocols for telling ipods what to do, but there's not any mention of a handshake. I have a Bluetooth dongle that works on 30pin docks but ...
by bugsy_malone 666
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Sniffing' Serial Commands?
Replies: 25
Views: 976

Re: 'Sniffing' Serial Commands?

Unfortunately I do need to reverse engineer it, I have something with said connector type and I need to find out what is the communication the unit tries to initial first. So essentially I am trying to sniff what comes out the serial comms first from the Device I am trying to interface with (that ha...
by bugsy_malone 666
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Sniffing' Serial Commands?
Replies: 25
Views: 976

Re: 'Sniffing' Serial Commands?

So I guess heres one thing I am trying to understand, what is the output you get from Serial Sniffing? will it look something like this: 0xFF,0x55,0x03,0x02,0x00,0x01,0xFA ? apparently for what I am connected to, this is the spec: ser.baudrate = 19200 ser.bytesize = serial.EIGHTBITS ser.parity = ser...
by bugsy_malone 666
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Sniffing' Serial Commands?
Replies: 25
Views: 976

'Sniffing' Serial Commands?

As part of something I am trying to reverse engineer, something I need to do is 'sniff out' serial commands that are coming out of a connection. The question is whats the best way to do this? I think I can find out values for some of the serial commands, so could maybe define them, but I basically n...
by bugsy_malone 666
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Controlling an Android Phone which a Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Re: Controlling an Android Phone which a Raspberry Pi?

Errrm shhhhh lol. Yes it is. Theres 2 halfs to the project, so getting the raspberry pi to do each part is the goal, then stitch it together. Theres some simple stuff and more complicated stuff. So like The 2 piece jigsaw is get an Apple connector to tell android bluetooth what to do: 1)Get an RPI t...
by bugsy_malone 666
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Controlling an Android Phone which a Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Re: Controlling an Android Phone which a Raspberry Pi?

I'm not sure I understand, sounds like you had an app remote on you phone for controlling Kodi that stopped working?

I am trying to control an android phone using the Raspberry Pi.
by bugsy_malone 666
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Controlling an Android Phone which a Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Controlling an Android Phone which a Raspberry Pi?

Yes the title is the right way round, I want a raspberry pi to issue bluetooth commands to my Android phone for the purpose of 'play' or 'next track'. What I have in mind is that in my car I have a radio that has a 30pin iPod connection, on that connection it issues serial commands, which I want the...
by bugsy_malone 666
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Apple 30pin connection - Pi Control?
Replies: 4
Views: 1460

Re: Apple 30pin connection - Pi Control?

That makes for excellent reading in so far as it indicates it might be possible to actually do this. I do however feel slightly out of my depth at this stage :oops: The fact it mentions the connection being used as an accessory on a Honda car radio does bring some hope! The mode2 commands look exact...
by bugsy_malone 666
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Apple 30pin connection - Pi Control?
Replies: 4
Views: 1460

Re: Apple 30pin connection - Pi Control?

Yeah I had read about the voltage boost bit, I had read that to activate some it was literally apply 3.3v to a line for power on which you can do from the gpio. I think I have seen some adapters with the Audio Jack to apple 30pin. Few years back I looked at reverse engineering a Apple adapter to bec...
by bugsy_malone 666
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Apple 30pin connection - Pi Control?
Replies: 4
Views: 1460

Apple 30pin connection - Pi Control?

So I have been doing some reading today online and havent come up with a specific conclusion about using the raspberry pi with an apple 30pin connection. So why is this in media centres, well its basically what I plan to build and connect it to a 30 pin apple output device. I have a 2011 Jeep with a...
by bugsy_malone 666
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simple Car project
Replies: 1
Views: 381

Re: Simple Car project

Sounds like a cool little project, I'm tempted to say potentially you could get these items off the shelf from some cheap motor store, but where is the fun in that? I have been experimenting recently and found one great thing with the RPi is the I2C interface on the GPIO pins, it allows you to conne...
by bugsy_malone 666
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi3: how to avoid "any" radiation?
Replies: 43
Views: 3273

Re: pi3: how to avoid "any" radiation?

Exactly why are you trying to stop and emissions from the RPi? If you are searching for aliens in the middle of the desert and need no electrical noise at all I can kind of understand it (or extreme test conditions), but if its just for the sake of radio emissions, they will be so small from the RPi...
by bugsy_malone 666
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I think I might have broken my B+ USB everything..
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: I think I might have broken my B+ USB everything..

I get that, I guess I was wondering about if there are test points the Same as the A+ on the B+ that are before the hub chip. I have also seen something online that suggests sometimes the power to the USB can fail on the B+ which means the devices dont work, going to see if I can look in to that ton...
by bugsy_malone 666
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I think I might have broken my B+ USB everything..
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: I think I might have broken my B+ USB everything..

I saw on Ebay someone selling about 4 Pi's, some with dead ethernet, some with dead USB, indicating that it wasnt both. I think I shall rename my B+ 'Zero' for zero connectivity lol. I cant find my other Raspberry Pi at the minute as we have packed alot of our house ready to move, so not sure if its...
by bugsy_malone 666
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I think I might have broken my B+ USB everything..
Replies: 5
Views: 540

I think I might have broken my B+ USB everything..

So Lastnight I was working on a project on my B+ which has had a slight suspect usb power port, which I found only 1 good short USB cable that would work on the PI (all the rest I had just didnt seem to power the PI properly) that was about 4" long from a Nokia. For my project I built a GPIO plug in...
by bugsy_malone 666
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Audio DAC vs headphone jack on rpi?
Replies: 4
Views: 1946

Re: Audio DAC vs headphone jack on rpi?

So Also I was wondering if using something like a USB sound card would eliminate 'noise' and if the poorer quality is just limited to the audio jack itself?
by bugsy_malone 666
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Audio DAC vs headphone jack on rpi?
Replies: 4
Views: 1946

Audio DAC vs headphone jack on rpi?

So I`m looking at building myself a little juke box unit type thing, that will be battery power, have an lcd touch screen for control and a separate amp for speakers, all running off a 5v battery pack setup. Then i got to the thought about connecting the amp to pi and thought well if i use an A/+ or...
by bugsy_malone 666
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rpi as a SCSI hard drive?
Replies: 25
Views: 7272

Re: Rpi as a SCSI hard drive?

The funny part is I stumbled across this too a few days ago. Looks like an interesting project although in Japanese which some of the schematics are making the notes hard to read although google does a good job of the rest. The new instance of why I gained interest is because of a problem I was havi...
by bugsy_malone 666
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Supply and Demand of Pi Zero's 12 months on?
Replies: 10
Views: 2190

Supply and Demand of Pi Zero's 12 months on?

So recently I have been thinking some of my projects could be scaled down to Raspberry pi Zeros to make them smaller and thought if I buy 2 or 3 should sort me out for a while, however it seems the Pi hut and Pimorini still have order restrictions on 1 per customer? I'm under the impression that Pi'...
by bugsy_malone 666
Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Stick vs SD card on Pi A/B/B+/Zero/2
Replies: 8
Views: 2639

Re: USB Stick vs SD card on Pi A/B/B+/Zero/2

Its ok, last year I managed to finally get my hands on a harddrive unit for my Amiga 500, it came with 20mb scsi, I then upgraded it to 1gb! I just thought about it for some of the projects I have been doing where I have tons of 2gb sd cards and 80gb IDE/Sata hard drives that are perfectly usable, w...

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