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by alphanumeric
Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: piggy back breadboard
Replies: 3
Views: 974

Re: piggy back breadboard

Have a look at this, https://www.adafruit.com/products/2310 I've used one with one of these, https://www.adafruit.com/products/1979 I wanted to stack my sense hat on top of it. It comes with a regular GPIO header included but not soldered on. The GPIO pins are bought out and labeled for easy hookup ...
by alphanumeric
Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to power all the peripherals?
Replies: 1
Views: 910

Re: How to power all the peripherals?

The maximum current draw for all four USB ports as a group is 600ma. That's not 600ma per port, its 600ma total shared by all four ports. adding a max_usb_current=1 line to your config.txt file will double it to 1.2 amps. You will need a 2 amp power pack to do that though. If you don't your libel to...
by alphanumeric
Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Phat's for Pi Zero
Replies: 19
Views: 6225

Re: Phat's for Pi Zero

Does it provide an analog out or digital out? At first I was thinking it might be a digital out signal, but it says line out, so it should be analog. If its analog it should work with earbuds and or speakers. I don't have one so I'm just going by what I see. I'm thinking of buying an Explorer pHAT a...
by alphanumeric
Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: WiFi Dongle - Debian Wheezy
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Re: WiFi Dongle - Debian Wheezy

I've used one of these, https://www.adafruit.com/products/1030 In Jessie and Wheezy, plug and play, worked right out of the box on a clean install without having to install anything extra.
by alphanumeric
Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Sense hat and openelec
Replies: 9
Views: 1545

Re: Sense hat and openelec

KODI can be installed and run from Raspbian by the way. sudo apt-get install kodi Then see if the same thing happens. If it doesn't, you have a work around at least. Also running sense.clear() from a terminal window will turn off all the LEDs in the LED matrix. I'm not sure how, or if you can do tha...
by alphanumeric
Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Phat's for Pi Zero
Replies: 19
Views: 6225

Re: Phat's for Pi Zero

Does the fact that its a digital output factor it to what you connect to it? Will a regular set of ear buds work with it?
by alphanumeric
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Stacking headers
Replies: 11
Views: 3455

Re: Stacking headers

I used one of these, https://www.adafruit.com/products/2310 soldered to one of these, https://www.adafruit.com/products/1979 It's plugged into my A+ with a sense hat plugged on top of it. I used it to get some separation between my Pi and sense hat. I was having a heat transfer issue. I am going to ...
by alphanumeric
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Switching SD Cards
Replies: 4
Views: 1096

Re: Switching SD Cards

I only added a RUN button to boot it up. I just shutdown via the menu option. On a 2B or B+ next to the Display connector (DSI), you'll see two solder pads marked RUN. I connected a normally open momentary push button switch to those two pads. Pushing the button shorts those two contacts, release it...
by alphanumeric
Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Gestures - multi touch support
Replies: 6
Views: 5055

Re: Gestures - multi touch support

That's what I thought, that's a bummer. No right click without a mouse is a PITA.
by alphanumeric
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Switching SD Cards
Replies: 4
Views: 1096

Re: Switching SD Cards

I've swapped cards with the Pi shutdown, and the power pack still plugged in. No issues that I am aware of. SD cards are designed for hot swap. Normally your not running your OS from them but if the Pi is in the shut down state its not going to hurt the card. I have one Pi were I never unplug the po...
by alphanumeric
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi2 - Wheezy - motion not working
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: Pi2 - Wheezy - motion not working

Why not just stick with Jessie? That's not meant as a smart-aleck remark. Just wondering why you went to Wheezy? I've had similar issues with other hardware that worked fine in Jessie but was a pain to setup and get working in Wheezy. Trying to get my sense hat fully functional in Wheezy was a royal...
by alphanumeric
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi zero wont power on when hooked up to LCD through GPIO
Replies: 9
Views: 2278

Re: pi zero wont power on when hooked up to LCD through GPIO

He has it connected to 5v in his picture (which should be ok for that screen), and nothing else appears to be connected. The zero has nothing between power-in and the GPIO 5v pins, so that can't be the problem. So his power supply ain't up to the job. The Adafruit tutorial for that screen shows usi...
by alphanumeric
Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi zero wont power on when hooked up to LCD through GPIO
Replies: 9
Views: 2278

Re: pi zero wont power on when hooked up to LCD through GPIO

He has it connected to 5v in his picture (which should be ok for that screen), and nothing else appears to be connected. The zero has nothing between power-in and the GPIO 5v pins, so that can't be the problem. So his power supply ain't up to the job. The Adafruit tutorial for that screen shows usi...
by alphanumeric
Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Gestures - multi touch support
Replies: 6
Views: 5055

Re: Gestures - multi touch support

scotty101 wrote:You can enable a long press as a right click.

viewtopic.php?f=108&t=121602
Does that work in Raspbian Jessie? I didn't read the whole thread, yet. Early posts imply it doesn't work in Jessie?
by alphanumeric
Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Gestures - multi touch support
Replies: 6
Views: 5055

Re: Gestures - multi touch support

This must be implemented by software. Display and driver support multi touch. I'm already using gestures with a (not X11 based) Qt 5 application. Yes, I know. I was hoping there are plans in the works to add this functionality to Raspbian. The display supports 10 point touch, but right now in Jessi...
by alphanumeric
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi zero wont power on when hooked up to LCD through GPIO
Replies: 9
Views: 2278

Re: pi zero wont power on when hooked up to LCD through GPIO

It's hard to tell from your picture but do you have it wired to 5V or 3.3V. The tutorial shows it wired to 3.3V.
by alphanumeric
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi zero wont power on when hooked up to LCD through GPIO
Replies: 9
Views: 2278

Re: pi zero wont power on when hooked up to LCD through GPIO

Hi, you would of been better off buying a raspberry pi specific display board, which adafruit supply various different types. Not to say that this type doesn't work for the pi, but there is only 'arduino' mentioned on that product page...... Texy There is a tutorial there in the Learn section for u...
by alphanumeric
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just bought my second Pi 2
Replies: 13
Views: 2510

Re: Just bought my second Pi 2

Two model 2's here also. One dedicated to a bread boarding setup I have and the other is a Media Center. They can be addictive. I also have a B+, A+ and a Zero.
by alphanumeric
Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi zero solder gpio either side ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4661

Re: pi zero solder gpio either side ?

They are called stacking headers, https://www.adafruit.com/products/1979 What about these? http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/pcb-sockets/2546110/ Cheaper and postage included Looks to be the same thing. I link to Adafruit mainly because I buy stuff from there, and bought one of those stacking headers. ...
by alphanumeric
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Supplied SD card
Replies: 41
Views: 4975

Re: Raspberry Pi Supplied SD card

@ StampyShortKnows The original Model A Pi used full sized SD cards. Everything after I believe used Micro SD cards. This isn't meant in a derogatory way, but you need to do your homework and know what your buying. Don't let one little slip up spoil your fun. Get yourself a Micro card and have at it...
by alphanumeric
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi zero solder gpio either side ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4661

Re: pi zero solder gpio either side ?

They are called stacking headers, https://www.adafruit.com/products/1979
by alphanumeric
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Supplied SD card
Replies: 41
Views: 4975

Re: Raspberry Pi Supplied SD card

Ok, I guess for NOOBS its a different procedure. https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/noobs-setup/ I didn't know that unti now, having never used NOOBS myself. I have had issues writing images with one particular USB Micro SD card adapter, so maybe it is you card reader?
by alphanumeric
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Supplied SD card
Replies: 41
Views: 4975

Re: Raspberry Pi Supplied SD card

For Raspbian etc I just use the win32disk imager, as per here, https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... windows.md Then on first boot I do the expand file system option.
by alphanumeric
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi zero solder gpio either side ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4661

Re: pi zero solder gpio either side ?

It depends on what connector you use. If you solder a female header on the bottom, it can be plugged directly into a cobbler that you use for solderless bread boards. There is a picture showing what I mean here, https://www.adafruit.com/products/2816 You won't be able to plug it into any hats though...
by alphanumeric
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Connection plug for official display ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1631

Re: Connection plug for official display ?

Have a look at this, https://www.adafruit.com/products/2339 You might need a longer ribbon cable than what comes with it though. An old 40 pin 40 wire IDE ribbon cable should work though. You could then plug your hat into it without messing with removing the Pi. Then just unplug the ribbon cable fro...

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