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by CaptSunset
Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Does a monochrome camera module exist?
Replies: 14
Views: 7147

Re: Does a monochrome camera module exist?

Just a thought (it's not clear just why you need monochrome but can't just convert the PiCam's output to B&W in photo software.) So here goes- you can get whatever monochrome camera suits you, and using some combination of VPN/ad hoc/wifi/bluetooth/ssh send the image file back to the Pi or other sto...
by CaptSunset
Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 291431

Re: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

btw, that doesn't alter my sincere appreciation of your tackling this project :D
by CaptSunset
Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.
Replies: 864
Views: 291431

Re: PINN - An enhanced version of NOOBS.

"The latest version of PINN-lite can be downloaded from sourceforge." Try this one..... http://downloads.sourceforge.net/projects/pinn/pinn-lite.zip As of today, that link sent me to the 'Post Your Projects' main page; a default reaction I'd guess.. This link goes automatically to a 27.7 meg downlo...
by CaptSunset
Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 10 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2090

Re: Windows 10 ?

Thanks for the smartalec answer. You get that a lot here talking about :? win10 ZDnet says here that Ubuntu will partner up with M$... Microsoft and Canonical partner to bring Ubuntu to Windows 10 Ubuntu users will be able to run Ubuntu simultaneously with Windows. This will not be in a virtual mac...
by CaptSunset
Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Odd thing about Distrowatch & Raspian...
Replies: 3
Views: 677

Odd thing about Distrowatch & Raspian...

As of now, Distrowatch lists Debian as #2, and OpenELEC as #66 with 197 hits/day. The odd thing is that Raspian isn't even listed in the Top 100 distros. Just wondering if it is being shortchanged by being incorporated into NOOBS or Debian or what? It seems unlikely that many of the distros listed w...
by CaptSunset
Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Amazon Alexa on the Raspberry pi [VIDEO]
Replies: 2
Views: 688

Re: Amazon Alexa on the Raspberry pi [VIDEO]

Good work Ric96! I watched your vid and you made some good points. :geek:
by CaptSunset
Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: BBC: Amazon connects Pi to Alexa
Replies: 20
Views: 4548

Re: BBC: Amazon connects Pi to Alexa

I got it working on my RPi3 Jessie but couldn't quite get it working with my Plugable USB Audio Adapter (yet). There are some new YouTube vids that simply use an old USB webcam for the audio input and apparently the multi-pin jack for output. (OT AFOW, did you know instructables has plans to build ...
by CaptSunset
Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: BBC: Amazon connects Pi to Alexa
Replies: 20
Views: 4548

Re: BBC: Amazon connects Pi to Alexa

That is the revolutionary beauty of a Pi; change the card and it's a whole different computer! ;) I'm pretty sure that you could just change the hard drive in most any computer and it's a whole different computer too! Mebbe; but I'd bet I'd be both booted up and have my mail sorted, before you'd be...
by CaptSunset
Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: BBC: Amazon connects Pi to Alexa
Replies: 20
Views: 4548

Re: BBC: Amazon connects Pi to Alexa

it's been written assuming Raspbian Wheezy is the OS. All roads now seem to lead to Jessie and I think this may be where I'm running into difficulties. I'm very new to github's projects myself, and sometimes have difficulty navigating there; but I think you can contact the authors directly by clcik...
by CaptSunset
Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: BBC: Amazon connects Pi to Alexa
Replies: 20
Views: 4548

Re: BBC: Amazon connects Pi to Alexa

dirtydischo wrote:Just installed this and the service seems to be running, but it doesn't receive any sound. Any tips on how to get the usb microphone working with this service?
Did you try #11 down on the Github FAQ?
by CaptSunset
Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: BBC: Amazon connects Pi to Alexa
Replies: 20
Views: 4548

Re: BBC: Amazon connects Pi to Alexa

Hi FotL-
I've tried 3 times now to get a Pi in the News thread established, it doesn't seem to work unless some mod will do it and make it a sticky. The BBC article was posted today.
btw, please check out the github step-by-step, it is very well done as a piece of instruction. :)
by CaptSunset
Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How reliable is the Raspberry Pi 3
Replies: 19
Views: 10745

Re: How reliable is the Raspberry Pi 3

The Pi2B & Pi3B both have a gig of real RAM onboard; so unless you are doing Las Vegas animated signs you can prob'ly squeeze any display text there, instead of constantly re-reading the SD card. An interesting commercial application could be those giant price banners on gas stations. Updates could ...
by CaptSunset
Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: BBC: Amazon connects Pi to Alexa
Replies: 20
Views: 4548

BBC: Amazon connects Pi to Alexa

asperbbc: Amazon's Raspberry Pi guide lets coders use Alexa Amazon has published an online guide explaining how to access its virtual assistant Alexa via a Raspberry Pi. The technique presents a lower-cost alternative to buying one of its Echo devices - which are not yet available outside of the US ...
by CaptSunset
Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: You guys never talk about Time Lapse assembly software!
Replies: 6
Views: 1059

Re: You guys never talk about Time Lapse assembly software!

Why do you need a graphical interface if you're just combining a bundle of JPEGs? So many jobs... Well... in general, perhaps it is really about the difference between art and science. In the case of timelapse, what we are talking about is a form of animation. Both framerate & framing need visual c...
by CaptSunset
Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: You guys never talk about Time Lapse assembly software!
Replies: 6
Views: 1059

You guys never talk about Time Lapse assembly software!

OK, I just saw a 3rd vague reference to people assembling their Pi time lapse projects 'on a PC'; in this case both libav and avconv were mentioned: http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2013/05/creating-timelapse-videos-with-the-raspberry-pi-camera/ While helpful, this was written 3 years ago, and one c...
by CaptSunset
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Advice for a shower-proof time lapse wearable for Scouting!
Replies: 15
Views: 1915

Re: Advice for a shower-proof time lapse wearable for Scouti

Just a suggestion, but your head may be a much better vantage point than the torso. I'm fooling around with an old Stetson (cowboy hat), which will give you a mostly* waterproof environment, and everything needed can be mounted using Velcro. And... it keeps the hat on in a wind. There are various po...
by CaptSunset
Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pi Articles & News from Elsewhere
Replies: 0
Views: 289

Pi Articles & News from Elsewhere

I'd like to keep this thread just of the posting of current Pi-related items from the web. Anyone is welcome to post a 'sighting', but please start a separate thread if you want to have a longer discussion of something in particular (like I :? T, for example). Here's another one from TechRepublic (t...
by CaptSunset
Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Western Digital jumps onto the Pi BandWagon
Replies: 48
Views: 10692

Re: Western Digital jumps onto the Pi BandWagon

There may be more to WD's move; Tech Republic (part of ZDnet which has zillions of users) just published a photo-spread article on building the DIY Pi-Top... is there room for WD in that picture?
:arrow: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/pi- ... -on-the-go
by CaptSunset
Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Pi2B & OFD: screen imitates Poltergeist
Replies: 1
Views: 483

Pi2B & OFD: screen imitates Poltergeist

Hi all- My 7" Foundation display seems to work OK once the software loads (it'd be nice to have some indication, even a flashing cursor during startup). The trouble comes after I shut the Pi2B down using the GUI (which will be necessary for the end user). The screen at first shuts down, but then rep...
by CaptSunset
Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Qs about microSD card formatting
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Re: Qs about microSD card formatting

Thanks for the getbacks, guys- just thinking about a real 'kids don't try this at home' idea... Some time back, Ben Heck made a heck of an impression on me. :o I'd just gotten my 1st Pi2B, and there he was on Youtube, hacking the big connectors off the Pi to make a slim point & shoot camera . https:...
by CaptSunset
Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Qs about microSD card formatting
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Qs about microSD card formatting

Beginner's instructions here recommended using the SDcard.org's formatter as a first step in prepping a Pi OS card. I must've done a dozen of 'em before I read this on the info page at https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/ "The SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards have a "Protected Area" on the card fo...
by CaptSunset
Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Bluetooth Receiver & 15 Watt/Channel Stereo Amp
Replies: 0
Views: 517

Bluetooth Receiver & 15 Watt/Channel Stereo Amp

Hi all- just a quick FYI on a possibly useful wireless audio amp... I don't have one yet, but have used the supplier many times for Pi stuff. Price is right (U$20), it's tiny and it has all 5-star reviews. 30 Watt Stereo Amplifier PC Board with Bluetooth Receiver By MCM Custom Audio (50-16620) MCM P...
by CaptSunset
Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Western Digital jumps onto the Pi BandWagon
Replies: 48
Views: 10692

Re: Western Digital jumps onto the Pi BandWagon

Do you guys think that USB 3 will be on the next Pi upgrade?

How hard is that to impliment? Could it happen this year? :o



Gentlemen, you can't fight in here; this is the War Room!
by CaptSunset
Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Western Digital jumps onto the Pi BandWagon
Replies: 48
Views: 10692

Re: Western Digital jumps onto the Pi BandWagon

"Sold in US, UK, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cypress, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia,Slovenia, Sweden." Barely On Topic: This list seems kinda odd to me; like analyst Robert Redf...
by CaptSunset
Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: What about the 2 Onscreen Keyboards?
Replies: 3
Views: 1089

Re: What about the 2 Onscreen Keyboards?

Thanks for the getback (you aren't by chance related to the 'Prada'-gy' dæmon? :D ) That is odd; I'd have thought touchscreen sensing would be old-hat coding by now. Perhaps it is related to the ten-finger touch ability ? Tho why I'd want that except in playing a synthesizer I dunno... Thanks again ...

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