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by Paul Webster
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: NASA and Raspberry Pi
Replies: 10
Views: 2328

NASA and Raspberry Pi

Gets a mention ... although not a great one.
A reminder to always be careful when putting devices onto the corporate network.

https://oig.nasa.gov/docs/IG-19-022.pdf
by Paul Webster
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Connecting Smart TV to internet with RPi1 Model B
Replies: 8
Views: 622

Re: Connecting Smart TV to internet with RPi1 Model B

another way to achieve similar result is to treat the Pi as something like a Smart TV and the TV as a dumb screen. You could do this by installing Kodi on the Pi (along with some plugins such as “iplayer" to access BBC content. Possible to get YouTube working but perhaps not so easy for Netflix or A...
by Paul Webster
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: Magazine Wrapping
Replies: 13
Views: 3750

Re: Magazine Wrapping

National Trust and English Heritage have moved to the home compostable plastic wrappers. and the packaging of extras in Guardian on Saturday ... and, from this month, Wired UK is experimenting with it. "Dear [Wired UK] Subscriber, You should be receiving your copy of the July/August edition in the ...
by Paul Webster
Fri May 31, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Radio and bluetooth
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Radio and bluetooth

Is you car less than 20 or so years old? If yes then there is a good chance that it has an OBD2 port (on-board diagnostics) and a CANbus that you could hook in to to monitor and even trigger all sorts of things (with care of course). Also - if you search around for "carputer" projects you might find...
by Paul Webster
Thu May 30, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Historical high resolution graphics on the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 35
Views: 6472

Re: Historical high resolution graphics on the Raspberry Pi

Very nice. I think we had a Tektronics graphics display something like that at university ... we played Asteroids on it. Also reminds me that I used sysgen to disable the PDP-11/70 Idle Lights display because customers had the impression that the machine wasn't doing much and they could have done th...
by Paul Webster
Fri May 10, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Do I need a WVC1 License?
Replies: 1
Views: 747

Re: Do I need a WVC1 License?

No.
Plus, if your needs do change in the future then you can add it later.

The MPEG2 licence is useful if dealing with TV recordings (in some countries) but the fastest RPi devices now seem to do an OK job handling that sort of material using software decoder (without the extra licence)
by Paul Webster
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Official Raspberry Pi keyboard
Replies: 38
Views: 11821

Re: Official Raspberry Pi keyboard

France going for a new keyboard layout ...
https://gizmodo.com/france-is-getting-a ... 1833806064
by Paul Webster
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chip architecture - is the Pi vulnerable?
Replies: 55
Views: 9018

Re: Chip architecture - is the Pi vulnerable?

“The researchers also examined Arm and AMD processor cores, but found they did not exhibit similar behavior.”
by Paul Webster
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspi 3b+ jukebox for everyone
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Re: raspi 3b+ jukebox for everyone

You might find some inspiration from Fruitbox
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... x#p1188358
by Paul Webster
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: V3 camera in the works?
Replies: 45
Views: 13218

Re: V3 camera in the works?

pirquessa wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:31 am
Wow ! Is theses modules fully compatible with picamera lib ? We have to add a lens mount and a lens if I understand well ? Does someone test theses devices ?
See the earlier post by 6by9
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 1#p1430113
by Paul Webster
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian Chinese 6 inch display strange issue
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Raspbian Chinese 6 inch display strange issue

Might help others to diagnose if you say how it is connected and a link or two that claim to show how it is supposed to work ... plus some info about what MS Windows says it is when it is connected there.
by Paul Webster
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We've opened a shop!
Replies: 62
Views: 4669

Re: We've opened a shop!

rpdom wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:33 am
DougieLawson wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:12 pm
Isn't it obvious that "Cambridge, MA" is Cambridge, Massachusetts, US of A?
Not to some of us that don't live in the colonies.
Clearly not a Car Talk listener.
http://www.cartalk.com
by Paul Webster
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Smart light Bulbs controlled by raspberry
Replies: 8
Views: 5338

Re: Smart light Bulbs controlled by raspberry

Just as FYI ... Philips Hue uses a published 3rd-party standard (see above regarding standards). They use Zigbee and it is possible to control their lights without having a Philips Hue hub and a Zigbee adapter attached to a Pi (same for Ikea Trådfri and some others). However, updating the firmware (...
by Paul Webster
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Turn PI on/off when HDMI device is turned on/off
Replies: 6
Views: 1339

Re: Turn PI on/off when HDMI device is turned on/off

You might be lucky (like me) to have a TV that supplies enough power via USB to power the RPi AND has turns off the power to USB some minutes after thue DISPLAY OFF is sent via CEC. Provided you spot the OFF message and can make an orderly shutdown happen quickly then it works really well. I have th...
by Paul Webster
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi audio HAT with XLR +48v
Replies: 12
Views: 2388

Re: Raspberry Pi audio HAT with XLR +48v

I see IQaudIO has just announced their own XLR daughter board to add to their DAC Pro card.
https://twitter.com/iq_audio/status/108 ... 08006?s=21
by Paul Webster
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: AIY voice kit and speaker groups
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: AIY voice kit and speaker groups

I think that current state of play is that Chromecast protocol for grouping devices have not been emulated (requires Google encryption keys) so not possible to build a 3rd-party receiver without active involvement of Google.
by Paul Webster
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Another Pi TV HAT question
Replies: 1
Views: 508

Re: Another Pi TV HAT question

I would have assumed that this would have worked but (assuming you are running VLC on the same Pi as TVHeadend then it implies to me that TVHeadend is listening on a specific IP address. It might be possible to configure it to listen on ALL network devices ... but you would have to look through the ...
by Paul Webster
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Airplay Mirroring finally works on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 858
Views: 375728

Re: Airplay Mirroring finally works on Raspberry Pi

Not requiring an internet connection is good ... but can you explain what you were logging before and what you have done with those logs that include Apple device details - as highlighted a few posts earlier Not sure if anyone here has seen this: 'rPlay is spying on you' https://jerrygamblin.com/201...
by Paul Webster
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Design your own 8$-RISC-V (may work with your pi)
Replies: 25
Views: 7364

Re: Design your own 8$-RISC-V (may work with your pi)

Interesting that RPF has joined RISC-V group.
by Paul Webster
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ethernet Problems PI3 B+
Replies: 35
Views: 10207

Re: Ethernet Problems PI3 B+

Gigabit Ethernet?
Perhaps not all wire pairs connected?

Try forcing to 100Mb via config.txt
by Paul Webster
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: How to "root" OSMC and install a desktop environment alongside Kodi
Replies: 5
Views: 2537

Re: How to root OSMC and install a desktop environment alongside Kodi

The OSMC team don't hide access to the underlying OS. https://osmc.tv/wiki/general/accessing-the-command-line/ or that it Debian based https://osmc.tv/wiki/general/working-with-osmc-via-the-command-line/ FYI ... here is the approach taken by someone else https://discourse.osmc.tv/t/testing-x11-simpl...
by Paul Webster
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: PoE hat needs stackable headers
Replies: 4
Views: 1367

Re: PoE hat needs stackable headers

Presumably it was to keep down the price and keep the overall height down so that it would fit in cases more easily.
However, they did promote 3rd-party push through pins on launch day - see the blog
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/introd ... t-poe-hat/
by Paul Webster
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: control a Panasonic TV via Pi
Replies: 2
Views: 2057

Re: control a Panasonic TV via Pi

You could install Home-Assistant - written in Python and has a plugin for Panasonic TVs that make port 55000 available for remote control

https://www.home-assistant.io/component ... nic_viera/
by Paul Webster
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: MagPi 76
Replies: 21
Views: 5971

Re: MagPi 76

The nearest Ikea to me has been selling Christmas trees for the last couple of years. 25 quid for the tree and you get a 25 quid voucher to spend in January ... Tradfri is on my list this year to experiment with (I have a Philips and Lifx bulbs in the house - controlled by various things including H...
by Paul Webster
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: TV HAT - finds muxes but no services
Replies: 20
Views: 6696

Re: TV HAT - finds muxes but no services

Is there a configuration setting in TVHeadend to flag a mux as hosting DVB-T2 rather than DVB-T services?

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