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by meltwater
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Headless system - Post install script
Replies: 21
Views: 6002

Re: Headless system - Post install script

Glad to hear there is still interest in a configurable and repeatable turnkey solution. Looking forward to a system which allows quick and easy configuration, even if it just leverages a hook within the standard installer. Allowing complete setups right out the box. Hopefully can tie these solutions...
by meltwater
Tue May 17, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Using NoIR Infrared Camera Board with Raspberry Pi Zero
Replies: 12
Views: 4385

Re: Using NoIR Infrared Camera Board with Raspberry Pi Zero

Should be no different to standard camera, which has been used without issue. As far as I understand, the NoIR is the same camera except missing an InfraRed filter.
by meltwater
Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Cotswold Raspberry Jam's custom Raspbian image
Replies: 3
Views: 1250

Re: Cotswold Raspberry Jam's custom Raspbian image

If space is an issue then we could make PINN or PiKitchen work with the cut down version of Raspbian. After-all if you have scripts to install what you wanted then no-one would need to have a "and the kitchen sink" image we currently have. Just start with a common small image and customise it to inc...
by meltwater
Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi-Kitchen Project - Request for community input...
Replies: 1
Views: 1632

Re: Pi-Kitchen Project - Request for community input...

Humm it seems that there may be little community support for this, so perhaps this isn't the best approach after-all. Three things which may help with this: - I'll create some demonstration videos and show everyone the Pi-Kitchen in action. - I'll setup some flavors which implement some very specifi...
by meltwater
Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi-Kitchen Project - Request for community input...
Replies: 1
Views: 1632

Pi-Kitchen Project - Request for community input...

The reason for this post is two-fold: 1. I would like to determine from the community if there is worth in continuing the project, and to determine what direction it should move in. 2. Hopefully gain some community backing, as it is not something I (currently and in the future) would be able to achi...
by meltwater
Mon May 04, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Raspi-powered seismometer/seismograph
Replies: 63
Views: 38674

Re: Raspi-powered seismometer/seismograph

Excellent projects, certainly would be great to give these a try. Please post more info if you write these projects up.
Thanks.
by meltwater
Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Dream projects?
Replies: 22
Views: 6367

Re: Dream projects?

Would be rather good, particularly if you used image stacking to improve the results. Would be fun to have a go!
Would probably need some fairly accurate motor mounts I expect.
by meltwater
Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dynamode USB Wifi Dongle issues
Replies: 393
Views: 165480

Re: Dynamode USB Wifi Dongle issues

Just to confirm, the RPI2 needs 3.18.7-v7+ version of the driver to be built (if we can). More than happy to test, if that is all that is needed. I've already posted the driver for that version here http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=694228#p694228 . Forum mates confirmed that it wor...
by meltwater
Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: STICKY:I2C, SPI, I2S, LIRC, PPS, stopped working? Read this.
Replies: 335
Views: 517458

Re: I2C, SPI, I2S, LIRC, PPS, stopped working? Read this.

Excellent, many thanks for the examples and explanation!
I shall give it a go as it will be very helpful for me to understand the process a little better and these examples are perfect for doing so.

For those of us who have not used them before, it all takes a little getting used to.
by meltwater
Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: STICKY:I2C, SPI, I2S, LIRC, PPS, stopped working? Read this.
Replies: 335
Views: 517458

Re: I2C, SPI, I2S, LIRC, PPS, stopped working? Read this.

Hopefully a quick question about device trees: I was wondering if the lines that we need to put into config.txt (i.e. dtparam=i2c,i2s) can be put in separate files, and referenced by config.txt. For instance, refer to a file that can be added or removed which enabled/disables i2c etc. I take it coul...
by meltwater
Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dynamode USB Wifi Dongle issues
Replies: 393
Views: 165480

Re: Dynamode USB Wifi Dongle issues

Thank you alfonder, for your work on this. I'm trying to obtain working versions of this driver for use in the PiKitchen (https://pihw.wordpress.com/guides/pi-kitchen/startbaking/), as I have several of these wifi dongles and if configured correctly allows me to install everything and connect via Wi...
by meltwater
Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: import RPi.GPIO as GPIO RuntimeError
Replies: 47
Views: 34789

Re: import RPi.GPIO as GPIO RuntimeError

DirkS wrote:
meltwater wrote:Just to report that RPi.GPIO 0.5.11 works with the higher pin numbers. I take it that it will make its way into the repository at some stage.
It's been there for a couple of days now...
That's good news...chances are it went live, just after I last checked! :)
by meltwater
Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: import RPi.GPIO as GPIO RuntimeError
Replies: 47
Views: 34789

Re: import RPi.GPIO as GPIO RuntimeError

Just to report that RPi.GPIO 0.5.11 works with the higher pin numbers. I take it that it will make its way into the repository at some stage.

Thanks for the great work on this!
by meltwater
Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: VNC Sever won't start [solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 24954

Re: VNC Sever won't start

apenen wrote:Hi.

I have solved it by installing xfonts-base.

Regards.
Excellent. That did the trick for me. Thanks!
by meltwater
Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Python
Topic: import RPi.GPIO as GPIO RuntimeError
Replies: 47
Views: 34789

Re: import RPi.GPIO as GPIO RuntimeError

I've fixed the bug with BOARD numbers > 26 on B+ and 2B. Currently in development version 0.5.11a1 Awesome! Thanks for your time in putting the fixes in (and to all the other developers/community members which have been hit by the hardware changes). There is more impacted than I had originally real...
by meltwater
Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: import RPi.GPIO as GPIO RuntimeError
Replies: 47
Views: 34789

Re: import RPi.GPIO as GPIO RuntimeError

The latest RPi.GPIO will be available in Raspbian when the new firmware it depends on is also in Raspbian. I don't want to break kids toys with buggy PWM that occurs without the firmware fix. I have yet to write the code that disables PWM on a Pi2 with old firmware. Hi, Just installed RPi.GPIO 0.5....
by meltwater
Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot mount NAS
Replies: 11
Views: 2865

Re: Cannot mount NAS

Glad it worked!
Now to find out why password hashing (apparently what that option does) would have an effect on guest mounts... ...another day.

EDIT: Ok not too hard to find!
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2230952
by meltwater
Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot mount NAS
Replies: 11
Views: 2865

Re: Cannot mount NAS

Just got mine working...at least for now.

Command in the form of:
mount -t cifs -o guest,sec=ntlm //router1/USB_Storage /mnt/bkup

Although I used IP address for mine.

I'll see if it works on a clean install, but I didn't need to install any extra packages.
by meltwater
Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot mount NAS
Replies: 11
Views: 2865

Re: Cannot mount NAS

I can confirm I have the same issue moving from NOOBS 1.3.11 to 1.3.12. I've yet to check if `smbclient` and `cifs-utils` are installed in the latest Raspbian using: dpkg -s <package> - I will do when I have Pi access again. Although I would expect a different error if this was the case, but will ch...
by meltwater
Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: NOOBS - auto start of Raspi-Config
Replies: 6
Views: 3908

Re: NOOBS - auto start of Raspi-Config

Hi, I've been trying to get No-raspi-config to work correctly (http://pihw.wordpress.com/guides/pi-kitchen/noraspiconfig/) and I thought I had working (it worked fine in a remote terminal). However when running locally (i.e. connected to a HDMI screen) I get the following messages when I run things:...
by meltwater
Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Dream projects?
Replies: 22
Views: 6367

Re: Dream projects?

Thought I'd dredge up this old thread with another high-end robotics project that'll be impossible for most of us: http://robohub.org/robots-m-blocks/ Basically they're small cubes with reaction wheels inside - so they can be made to spin/jump and assemble themselves into larger structures. (I've p...
by meltwater
Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Blank screen on SDL apps without X
Replies: 1
Views: 761

Re: Blank screen on SDL apps without X

Thanks for posting this, I had the very same issue.

Must be something to do with how video is re-scaled. Wonder if there is a way to adjust the setting without rebooting (i.e. just when it is run), would make it less of a problem.

Thanks!
by meltwater
Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Markdown - customisation
Replies: 6
Views: 3109

Re: Markdown - customisation

Yes, that is kind of the problem and its advantage. I'm only going to break it if I need to, and if I can do it in a way that doesn't impact the use of it. At the moment, I'll avoid doing it. I'm not overly taken with markdown as a choice for documenting things, particularly when it comes to produci...
by meltwater
Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Turning Ideas into Resources
Replies: 7
Views: 3167

Re: Turning Ideas into Resources

Github appears to be the preferred location, and allows it to be improved and adjusted over time in a controlled way.
by meltwater
Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: NOOBS - auto start of Raspi-Config
Replies: 6
Views: 3908

Re: NOOBS - auto start of Raspi-Config

Yep, I think the automatic user partition is worth asking for, it is a good idea to have it so makes sense it can be deployed automatically if wanted. Yes, using noobsconfig, getting excellent results from it and testing to see how far I can push it. Procount has been very helpful. I've been using t...

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