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by CarlRJ
Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Do Pi Zeros really exist?
Replies: 15
Views: 2700

Re: Do Pi Zeros really exist?

Jednorozec wrote:I think I'll see the Easter Bunny before I ever see a Pi Zero or a printed MagPi.
I suspect Pi Zero stock will be plentiful by next Easter - probably considerably sooner ;) And FWIW, (at least) Adafruit has many MagPi issues in stock, but not the one with the Pi Zero on the cover.
by CarlRJ
Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Do Pi Zeros really exist?
Replies: 15
Views: 2700

Re: Do Pi Zeros really exist?

Nope, they're purely imaginary, including the one attached to the back of my TV. The story, somewhere else on this forum (sorry, don't recall exactly where) is that: Pi Zero production got (partially?) bumped out of the way to make production room for the Pi 3, Conditions have improved and the Pi Ze...
by CarlRJ
Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which adapter thing should i use.
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Re: Which adapter thing should i use.

Not an authoritative answer, but if it were me I'd go HDMI to DVI. If I understand correctly, it involves the least conversion of the signal. Basically just takes a cable wired the right way (Amazon will sell you their house brand cheap, with many positive reviews), while converting to Displayport t...
by CarlRJ
Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why Is wolfram-engine included?
Replies: 35
Views: 14618

Re: Why Is wolfram-engine included?

You know, rather than getting worked up about Wolfram, seeing it as the villain in wasting your day, you could ponder why you didn't spend just a few dollars more to get a MicroSD card that was twice as big to begin with. ;) A 16 GB card doesn't cost much, and has loads of free space beyond the defa...
by CarlRJ
Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Français
Topic: Ecran DSI
Replies: 3
Views: 878

Re: Ecran DSI

Mes excuses pour répondre via Google Translate, je sais seulement un peu de français - je l'espère, cela se traduit bien. Le connecteur DSI *fonctionne uniquement* avec l'écran tactile d'affichage 7 pouces officiel Raspberry Pi. Vous pouvez avoir plus de chance (éviter SPI et GPIO) par la recherche ...
by CarlRJ
Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for Pi and 7" touch screen?
Replies: 49
Views: 29616

Re: Cases for Pi and 7" touch screen?

look at this one i think it's the best yet just google for it it's from rs-components! ASM-1900035-21 I have one of these, got it from here: https://thepihut.com/products/raspberry-pi-official-7-touchscreen-case , and found it perfect for my needs. It's compact, sturdy, form-fitting, and very secur...
by CarlRJ
Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Is there an enclosure that works with 2.8" TFT and B+
Replies: 6
Views: 2716

Re: Is there an enclosure that works with 2.8" TFT and B+

Hmm, I said it was Plexiglas, but I'm thinking now that what I used may have been Polycarbonate. In any case, it was a rigid (as in, you can flex it some, but it's not floppy) clear plastic sheet, that was about 1/16th of an inch thick (around 1.5mm). I got an 8x10-inch sheet for something under 5 d...
by CarlRJ
Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Is there an enclosure that works with 2.8" TFT and B+
Replies: 6
Views: 2716

Re: Is there an enclosure that works with 2.8" TFT and B+

Pimoroni's Pibow case for the PiTFT Plus ( https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/pitft-plus-pibow ) comes with two alternative top layers ("layer 7"), one for the 2.8" PiTFT Plus (which won't fit your screen, because of the button relocation), and one for the 3.5" PiTFT Plus, which simply leaves most o...
by CarlRJ
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Is there an enclosure that works with 2.8" TFT and B+
Replies: 6
Views: 2716

Re: Is there an enclosure that works with 2.8" TFT and B+

The problem you're running into is, there is a whole family of PiTFT displays, and unfortunately you're using the original one (the 1601, which has a 26-pin connector, only resistive rather than capacitive touchscreen, and non-dimmable backlight), which was released at a time before the B+, A+, Pi 2...
by CarlRJ
Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: GStreamer video without X
Replies: 4
Views: 1267

Re: GStreamer video without X

So it's not a thing that I've come up against yet (still putting bits together), but I know that Kivy makes use of GStreamer. If you're trying to put together something graphical that doesn't use X, you're probably going to need either Kivy or PyGame anyway, so Kivy would be a good direction to head.
by CarlRJ
Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Voltage or Amp problem??
Replies: 7
Views: 2036

Re: Voltage or Amp problem??

Yep. At the risk of making an analogy that won't pass muster with the actual Electrical Engineers that inhabit this forum, voltage is like (and sometimes is called) "electrical pressure", a measure of how much resistance a charge can overcome, while amperage is a measure, more or less, of how many e...
by CarlRJ
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Adafruit PiTFT and RPI3
Replies: 9
Views: 2738

Re: Adafruit PiTFT and RPI3

For what it's worth, the PiTFT family works out like this (worked this out for myself a while back): | Ada# | Name | Size | Pixels | Touchscreen | Backlight | Header | | ---- | ---------- | ---- | ------- | ----------- | --------- | ------ | | 1601 | PiTFT | 2.8" | 320x240 | Resistive | on/off | 26-...
by CarlRJ
Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Touch LCD with industrial quality
Replies: 4
Views: 2164

Re: Touch LCD with industrial quality

Sorry, as described in the pinned post, "Use this forum for the Offical Display only", this forum is exclusively for discussing issues related to using the Raspberry Pi Foundation's Official 7" Touchscreen Display, and this thread may be deleted as being off-topic. You might try the Add-ons forum.
by CarlRJ
Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PI Zero
Replies: 85
Views: 11733

Re: PI Zero

The last I heard, the foundation stated that they were sending new stock to two retailers (out of an authorized handful) each week, cycling through the group. The site http://whereismypizero.com has been quite good at showing who has it in stock when.
by CarlRJ
Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Raspberry pi official display not working on Pi3i
Replies: 17
Views: 3006

Re: Raspberry pi official display not working on Pi3i

As a guess, it may not be getting sufficient power. You could try a higher capacity power supply, or separate supplies for each?
by CarlRJ
Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: v1.1 controller board
Replies: 14
Views: 2927

Re: v1.1 controller board

gadgetoid wrote:I'm investigating if it's feasible for us to stock and sell just v1.1 controller boards in low quantities to meet this small demand.
Thank you! Really appreciate you looking into this.
by CarlRJ
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: v1.1 controller board
Replies: 14
Views: 2927

Re: v1.1 controller board

Indeed, the only difference between the v1.0 and v1.1 controllers that has come to light thus far is the control of the backlight; the earlier one is only capable of turning it on and off, while the newer board can set it to many different levels. If I understand correctly, this capability was inten...
by CarlRJ
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: v1.1 controller board
Replies: 14
Views: 2927

v1.1 controller board

I have two of the official 7" displays, one with a v1.1 controller and one with a v1.0 controller board. I haven't set up the latter display yet. I'd really like both displays to be fully dimmable. Thus, I would VERY much like to purchase a v1.1 controller board to use with the latter display. I get...
by CarlRJ
Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Display with Raspberry Pi 3 is rebooting randomly
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

Re: Display with Raspberry Pi 3 is rebooting randomly

Newark is selling a (updated?) version of the Official Raspberry Pi Power Supply that outputs 2.5A: http://www.newark.com/stontronics/t5875 ... dp/77Y6535
by CarlRJ
Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: 3.5 Display
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Re: 3.5 Display

Before fbtft moved into the distribution, it was built/maintained separately by notro. Since the move, his github page for it has not received as much attention, but still has a lot of good notes on displays that work with the drivers (this url is for actual shields, there is another page there for ...
by CarlRJ
Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry hacked in Operation Windigo?
Replies: 18
Views: 3321

Re: Raspberry hacked in Operation Windigo?

{ Posts crossed, answer found, please ignore this (what, no delete post?). } 5) i tried all updates again and that command still returns with System infected.. As others have said, please post the entire output of "ssh -G", otherwise it's all guesses as to why the command is printing what it is. Als...
by CarlRJ
Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any news on official Raspberry Display?
Replies: 260
Views: 94192

Re: Any news on official Raspberry Display?

No we're not going to be releasing code to drive the DSI at a low level, it's just not worth the effort and support burden to give people access to the DSI. Okay, I can understand this. Since we mortals can't access DSI to plug in whatever display ourselves... you've talked about a 7" display (800x...

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