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by mmkw43
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Long range wireless temperature sensor
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Long range wireless temperature sensor

Can anyone give me info on a xmtr/rcvr pair that will let me monitor outside temp and possibly humidity and be able to have some data output on the rcvr that I can use to write some code for a PI? Some sort of module thing that's maybe a transceiver or an off the shelf premade unit? Better because I...
by mmkw43
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GUI based video player PI3
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: GUI based video player PI3

Are you on debian stretch? VLC is hardware accelerated. https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspbian-update-november-2018/ So if I'm on the latest version of Raspian with a PI3 will that give me the platform for a better VLC ? I know Raspian is based on Debian but too much lingo throws me. -- thanks M...
by mmkw43
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GUI based video player PI3
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: GUI based video player PI3

Oh -- my bad. I thought it was just a command line player. I'll look into that. !
by mmkw43
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GUI based video player PI3
Replies: 6
Views: 515

GUI based video player PI3

Omxplayer does a great job playing videos, found that VLC does not. Would like however a GUI based player like VLC that does the trick, maybe with some options like playing all videos in a folder with a shuffle option? Anything available? Like Omxplayer and I could write a script I suppose but just ...
by mmkw43
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PI 3 Camcorder ?
Replies: 0
Views: 114

PI 3 Camcorder ?

I want to ask before doing this but I'm having a hard time finding a video camera with remote control. so wondering if it's feasible to do a video camera on a PI 3. Don't need real high resolution, widescreen 720 would be nice. The remote control shouldn't be a problem through the GPIO. I know there...
by mmkw43
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: AS3935 lightning detector -- MOD1016 ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2170

Re: AS3935 lightning detector -- MOD1016 ?

thanks Paul -- just what I was looking for.
by mmkw43
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: AS3935 lightning detector -- MOD1016 ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2170

AS3935 lightning detector -- MOD1016 ?

Just picking brains if anyone has experience with this. Looks like the MOD1016 module would be the way to go and I ran across some python code for the module. BUT -- I'm guessing this really needs to be outside and away from RF to work well ? With a serial feed like RS485 or something to the PI perh...
by mmkw43
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Image file backup ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1139

Re: Image file backup ?

Ok. I'll get started on it using SDcopier. Thank you all very much.
by mmkw43
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Image file backup ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1139

Re: Image file backup ?

Thanks. So does SD copier make an exact clone of the PI card? I have an auto executing python script along with Raspian and misc etc on the card. Silly question but I'll ask anyway. I assume it does. Is SD copier pretty straightforward when you use it through the gui? EZ peasy? It prompts you throug...
by mmkw43
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Image file backup ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1139

Image file backup ?

Here's what I'm trying to do -- I have an 8 GB SD card that I did on the PI and no problem at all reading it and creating an IMG file on my Windows 7 computer hard drive, using Win32diskimager. I'd like to make another image file for backup but on a removable medium like USB preferably (or possibly ...
by mmkw43
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Jesse -- no browser
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Re: Jesse -- no browser

what is the "raspberry pi specific mods to chromium" folder in add programs? mean anything? it's not installed.
by mmkw43
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Jesse -- no browser
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Re: Jesse -- no browser

just uninstalled and reinstalled from command line -- same issue as before, program won't open. the spinner just runs for a while and that's it.
by mmkw43
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Jesse -- no browser
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Re: Jesse -- no browser

Well I did a sudo update and upgrade this morning -- so maybe that's it. Actually don't know what version of Raspian I had before. Does upgrade update the os?

It says I now have Version 8 Jessie. Maybe I'll try to uninstall and reinstall Chromium? I'll try it from the command line this time.
by mmkw43
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Jesse -- no browser
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Re: Jesse -- no browser

BTW. installed chromium with synaptic. thanks for any help.
by mmkw43
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Jesse -- no browser
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Jesse -- no browser

I have version 8 Jesse and started the default browser (safari?), tried to open a Gmail message and couldn't download something. Then noted a statement saying browser no longer supported? So then -- figured I would try Chromium, so installed it and when i try to open Chromium, the spinner just runs ...
by mmkw43
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: True type shapes ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2005

Re: True type shapes ?

Heck, I like the ascii "inflate" -- I'll just make a bold O and change the text size ! Love it.
by mmkw43
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: True type shapes ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2005

Re: True type shapes ?

I like those simple spinner ideas --- never thought about using a slash or something and then just
repositioning my Tkinter label in my loop.
by mmkw43
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: True type shapes ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2005

Re: True type shapes ?

Thanks guys -- appreciate the help.
by mmkw43
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: True type shapes ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2005

Re: True type shapes ?

Well it would make my life easier if I could find a simple "dot" (solid circle) that I could just substitute in a label that now has some text in it. Just something small that will display on and off showing the "heartbeat" of the program. A spinner would be nice but the ttf font would be a cinch. I...
by mmkw43
Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: True type shapes ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2005

True type shapes ?

Another question I have is I know a lot of graphics symbols shapes etc can be made into a true type font. has anyone seen a link for getting some basic graphic shapes (like dots, squares, etc) in ttf format? -- thanks
by mmkw43
Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: Progress loader ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1026

Progress loader ?

has anyone seen examples of one of those circular progress loaders (round progress bar I guess?) you know, like when videos are loading etc.

want to do one in Tkinter which I imagine will be a lot of work. -- thanks
by mmkw43
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bash script help ? Play videos on PI
Replies: 7
Views: 1469

Re: Bash script help ? Play videos on PI

No worries -- I may do something myself to learn more about bash. Working great but the keyboard shortcuts don't work so can't get out of the script. I suppose it has something to do with it being in a while loop? Can't even bring up LX terminal on the keyboard and I hate doing a cold power off on t...
by mmkw43
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bash script help ? Play videos on PI
Replies: 7
Views: 1469

Re: Bash script help ? Play videos on PI

btw -- is there anything I can do in the script to get omxplayer to play the files randomly ? probably not -- even if I could it would repeat played files probably.
by mmkw43
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bash script help ? Play videos on PI
Replies: 7
Views: 1469

Re: Bash script help ? Play videos on PI

Who knew? Something as simple as spaces in the filename made the script work perfectly as is. This forum is so wonderful. I really appreciate all of you guys who take the time out to help those in need :). When I find the time, I'll go back and delve into what's going on with the script to understan...
by mmkw43
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bash script help ? Play videos on PI
Replies: 7
Views: 1469

Bash script help ? Play videos on PI

Other than simple things I've done in Python, I really am not experienced with bash script. I was wondering if someone would be so kind as to explain what's going on with these commands in the while loop. It's a script that (supposedly) plays all the videos in a folder. I tried it on the PI and it o...

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