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by aperry
Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Boston's Longfellow Bridge in time-lapse
Replies: 1
Views: 641

Boston's Longfellow Bridge in time-lapse

Yet another time-lapse project with the raspi and raspi camera..... http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDilLu_qCt0Dz4o6bxMo8cQ Thankfully I have a great view from where I work, so why not share it. Following are the preliminary videos for a long-lasting time-lapse project meant to document the 3-year c...
by aperry
Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Quick question about GPIO interrupts, threaded code design
Replies: 6
Views: 1534

Re: Quick question about GPIO interrupts, threaded code desi

Jackokring, I just wanted thank you again and let you know that I refactored my code to use something more aligned with what you recommended and it's made a world of a difference toward making the code more extensible and easier to read/maintain. I've decided to have a function for each (LCD) UI "vi...
by aperry
Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Quick question about GPIO interrupts, threaded code design
Replies: 6
Views: 1534

Re: Quick question about GPIO interrupts, threaded code desi

Thanks again jackokring. That makes a lot of sense and I can see how this would make it easy to implement a much more complex controller-based workflow and UI. I will look into implementing this as I think it could make it much easier for me to implement more features. This project is more or less a...
by aperry
Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Quick question about GPIO interrupts, threaded code design
Replies: 6
Views: 1534

Re: Quick question about GPIO interrupts, threaded code desi

Thank you for this info jackokring! That will give me some good ideas to pursue, and should help me make the program more robust. I have some learning to do :)
by aperry
Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Quick question about GPIO interrupts, threaded code design
Replies: 6
Views: 1534

Re: Quick question about GPIO interrupts, threaded code desi

Ok, I think I figured it out. Python is actually just ending the application because the main thread has ended. The error might just be a timing problem while exiting the program. If I add a "sleep(100)" following the while loop then everything works great with no errors for 100 seconds, and then th...
by aperry
Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Quick question about GPIO interrupts, threaded code design
Replies: 6
Views: 1534

Quick question about GPIO interrupts, threaded code design

I'm more or less a programming beginner and I'm hoping someone can help me with a code design for handling interrupts and loops. I have the following "while" loop that wraps rotary encoder (GPIO) actions to allow the user to scroll through numbers on an LCD display (also GPIO) of a little device. Th...
by aperry
Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any way to hotplug simple GPIO device?
Replies: 8
Views: 1618

Re: Any way to hotplug simple GPIO device?

Thanks! Yes, safe to say that I've unintentionally tested the Pi's "failover" over and over in many different ways. So far I've been quite impressed with its durability.
by aperry
Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any way to hotplug simple GPIO device?
Replies: 8
Views: 1618

Re: Any way to hotplug simple GPIO device?

Thanks again PiGraham, I will look into that and test it out. It should not be difficult to implement. Meanwhile, I'm also looking at possibly switching from a mini-jack to a cat5 connection. I think that would at least avoid any shorting. It would not guarantee any sequence to the connections, but ...
by aperry
Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any way to hotplug simple GPIO device?
Replies: 8
Views: 1618

Re: Any way to hotplug simple GPIO device?

PiGraham, thanks so much for this info. I hadn't considered a possible short during connection, but judging by the physical design of these connections I do think its possible (even likely) that I am shorting contacts during connection. That probably explains it. Darn, I thought this would be a cool...
by aperry
Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any way to hotplug simple GPIO device?
Replies: 8
Views: 1618

Any way to hotplug simple GPIO device?

Hi all, So I'm about 80% of the way through a Sous Vide machine project (powered by Raspi of course). It's python-based with a DS18B20 temp sensor, 16X2 LCD display, rotary encoder control, and an SSD relay....all inside a nice 3d-printed enclosure. All of the electronics are hooked up and working w...
by aperry
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: SqueezePlug Version 6 available
Replies: 541
Views: 111550

Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Wow, you guys just saved me a return trip to Microcenter and a fair amount of frustration. I bought a second Raspi the other day and couldn't get it to work. I was confident that if my other Raspi cards and power sources were not working on the new one then it much be broken. I've had it sitting in ...
by aperry
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: SqueezePlug Version 6 available
Replies: 541
Views: 111550

Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Yes, up & running! Many thanks for your help aperry, I owe you a beer. Awesome, glad it worked! Now if you can manage to get both Shairplay and Squeezelite running together on the RaspberryPi then I'd be psyched. I still can't seem to get Shairplay to play any music when Squeezelite is installed. I...
by aperry
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the pi run iTunes at all
Replies: 17
Views: 39583

Re: Will the pi run iTunes at all

Circling back on this. For some reason I never noticed the recommendation for Squeezeplug, just above this post. But I did chance upon a different discussion where Squeezebox/LMS was mentioned for multizone, and this caught my attention. The last few days I installed two Squeezeplug clients (one Ras...
by aperry
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: SqueezePlug Version 6 available
Replies: 541
Views: 111550

Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Yes, up & running! Many thanks for your help aperry, I owe you a beer. Awesome, glad it worked! Now if you can manage to get both Shairplay and Squeezelite running together on the RaspberryPi then I'd be psyched. I still can't seem to get Shairplay to play any music when Squeezelite is installed.
by aperry
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: SqueezePlug Version 6 available
Replies: 541
Views: 111550

Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Edit: Shortly after writing this post, I solved the problem. Looks like the helper app had to run with admin privileges. I have Spotify running! Well done to everyone involved in this. Thanks so much! Hi! I seem to have the same problem with Spotify not playing any songs and I don't understand why....
by aperry
Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: SqueezePlug Version 6 available
Replies: 541
Views: 111550

Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Another quick question: Can shairport and squeezelite run at the same time? I have both installed, but I can't seem to get shairport to do anything. I saw earlier in this thread that someone else noticed the same behavior, but no one confirmed or suggested a workaround. Just checking to see if anyon...
by aperry
Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: SqueezePlug Version 6 available
Replies: 541
Views: 111550

Re: SqueezePlug Version 6 available

Hi all, Today I gave this a try as a potential replacement for my Airplay setup. So far I like it. I have the SF version running as a player only (SqueezeLite), connecting to a LMS running on a Win2012 box. My local music works great, and so do certain plugins. However I just can't get the Triode Sp...
by aperry
Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the pi run iTunes at all
Replies: 17
Views: 39583

Re: Will the pi run iTunes at all

Thanks Andrew, let me know if you come up with anything. I've stopped looking into this for the time being. My raspi has been relegated to print server until I arrive at a more useful idea.

Aaron
by aperry
Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the pi run iTunes at all
Replies: 17
Views: 39583

Re: Will the pi run iTunes at all

Hi guys, reviving this thread to see if anyone can help with my "RaspberryPi iTunes-related requirements": I currently run iTunes on a Windows server that's on 24 hours a day and manages a large library of music which I can send to three different Airport Express "zones" via Airplay (kitchen, living...
by aperry
Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Is the Pi suitable as a true media centre?
Replies: 24
Views: 12044

Re: Is the Pi suitable as a true media centre?

Debay, if you're intending to use it only as media center, then my advice would be to get one of the standalone XBMC distributions. They're quick to install onto an SD Card. As mentioned earlier, most of my experience is with Raspbmc. It has a nice installer that you can run from a computer to load ...
by aperry
Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Is the Pi suitable as a true media centre?
Replies: 24
Views: 12044

Re: Is the Pi suitable as a true media centre?

I also have been looking forward selling my Boxee Box and switching to Raspi, primarily because of its energy consumption which is quite impressive. However, despite having the Raspi in hand for several months I still haven't made the switch. Following are a few things you may notice: * The various ...
by aperry
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspbmc RC3
Replies: 35
Views: 16889

Re: Raspbmc RC3

I believe they default to no username/password for the XBMC webserver now. The default has always been xbmc/xbmc. Your app is probably still configured with those. Thanks, that may have been it. Unfortunately raspbmc just crashed while adding movies to the library and I had to pull the plug. Now it...
by aperry
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspbmc RC3
Replies: 35
Views: 16889

Re: Raspbmc RC3

Anyone else having issues with using a smart phone as the remote control in RC3? Using XBMC Commander with the iPhone to control Raspbmc worked great on all other builds. But I'm getting network errors with RC3.

Thanks,
Aaron
by aperry
Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspbmc Distribution now in Beta
Replies: 111
Views: 49746

Re: Raspbmc Distribution now in Beta

I just got the latest beta up and running and I can see that Lirc is showing signs of life. My MCE remote can navigate left/right/up/down, but the select button doesn't work and sometimes it's registering double-presses in the directional buttons. I tried adding swapping the mceusb config settings i...
by aperry
Fri May 25, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspbmc Distribution now in Beta
Replies: 111
Views: 49746

Re: Raspbmc Distribution now in Beta

I get the SD card errors almost every time I restart. Eventually they stop and it seems to work normally after that. My biggest issue is still Lirc, which I cannot get to start. It definitely seems related to missing modules (including lirc-dev, and lirc-mceusb). Unfortunately you need the kernel he...

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