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STICKY: Help & Support

Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 10:59 am
by russell_barnes
Are you have technical difficulties with a tutorial or walkthrough? Ask us about it here…

Re: Help & Support

Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 11:35 am
by clive
Suggest make a new topic with a title like "Help with <tutorial name or problem>...." plus the issue and page number, keep things organised.

Re: Help & Support

Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 7:33 am
by whaleygeek
Sounds like a good idea, otherwise we're going to get one very long thread with lots of stuff on it!

An example topic line would be:

Help with Issue 33, Command Line Pi, Page 33.

David
@whaleygeek
Technical Editor, The Magpi

Re: Help & Support

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:09 pm
by vincehardage
Just got a reapberry pi and going thru some tutorials. I have the camera attached and taking pictures and saving them to a folder. It says to create an executable for these commands, I cant figure this one out. I am using the -chmod command and saving to the /home/pi/takpic folder.

Thanks for any help.

Vince

Re: Help & Support

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:09 am
by DanSubath
I am trying to get internet connection through Ethernet but its not working.Do we have to give settings or something like that ?

Re: Help & Support

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:45 am
by santhoshkmr
My new Raspberry pi 2 board is heating up when connected to power supply,.i dont know what is problem,..pls help me

Re: Help & Support

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:26 am
by texy
santhoshkmr wrote:My new Raspberry pi 2 board is heating up when connected to power supply,.i dont know what is problem,..pls help me
This is off topic for this thread, please start another.
Texy

Re: Help & Support

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:33 pm
by Jehop
russell_barnes wrote:Are you have technical difficulties with a tutorial or walkthrough? Ask us about it here…
Yes Russel, I need a walkthrough re the latest Pi morph: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B!
Sam Nazarko announces this ahead of the Foundation? Why am I on the email list for Raspi.org?
John Hopkinson

Re: Help & Support

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:46 pm
by thomasvl
Hi Guys,

In issue 54 there is a tutorial for building the Drum Like me Kit.
In the schema it stated I need a 1N4868 small signal diode or simiar, but i can't find a good webshop where i can buy this and i cant find a diode with the same specs.
Could you point me to a similar diode?

Regards,

Thomas

Re: Help & Support

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:56 pm
by texy
I suspect something like a 1n4148 will suffice.
Texy

Re: Help & Support

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:41 am
by thomasvl
Thanks! I'll order it straight away!

Re: Help & Support

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:46 pm
by Toeknee
russell_barnes wrote:Are you have technical difficulties with a tutorial or walkthrough? Ask us about it here…
Re Magic Mirror article. I cannot seem to find a piece of two way mirror at a reasonable price. Any suggestions?

Re: Help & Support

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:53 pm
by DougieLawson

Re: Help & Support

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:56 pm
by Toeknee
Looks good to me, many thanks. I'm an ancient silver surfer new to Pi. My daughter gave me a 3 for Xmas!

Re: Help & Support

Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 4:07 pm
by groundcontroltom
My MagPi 57 was missing the actual cardboard box to hold the parts, help?

Edit: Got in touch with the MagPi folks, they're sending me one out.

Re: Help & Support

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 4:14 am
by bilbo6209
Issue 57 help please

I have built my AIY box, connected everything correctly....
The PI boots, I can test audio etc with no issues.
I have followed the steps on all the pages but I am getting stuck on the manual set up step here
https://aiyprojects.withgoogle.com/voic ... he-service Item 3.1 I run src/main.py but I am getting the following
/home/pi/voice-recognizer-raspi/env/lib/python3.4/site-packages/urllib3/contrib/socks.py:37: dependancyWarning:socks support in urllib3 requires the install of optional dependancies: specifically, pysocks
this also has a link to readthedocs.io/en/latest/contrib.html#socks-proxies but this is a dead link

If I follow the on screen instructions and press the button to say something to my AIY I get an instant reply of "unexpected error try something or check the logs" and on screen I get
The abovr Exception was the direct cause of the following exception
File src/main.py line 269 in _recognize
self._handle_result(self.recognizer.do.request())
file /home/pi/voice-recognizer-raspi/src/speech.py, line 261 in do_request
raise error (Exception in speech request

Im sure I am missing something easy but i am not a linux guy at all so things I have found to try to fix the issue have been pretty much greek to me :P SO Im hoping someone can say "hey dumby open this folder, launch this script etc" and help me get my new toy working

The test audio script in the desktop works as expected

Re: Help & Support

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 11:44 pm
by beardy241
Same here Bilbo. It seems that the various tests pass, but actually running the voice recogniser fails.

I hadn't appreciated how much hoop-jumping there would be on the Google Cloud Platform front. It's not for the feint hearted.

[m]

[2017-05-07 18:13:20,417] INFO:main:listening...
[2017-05-07 18:13:20,418] INFO:main:recognizing...
[2017-05-07 18:13:25,757] ERROR:main:Unexpected error
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/home/pi/voice-recognizer-raspi/src/speech.py", line 248, in do_request
service = self._make_service(self._channel_factory.make_channel())
File "/home/pi/voice-recognizer-raspi/src/speech.py", line 68, in make_channel
self._credentials.refresh(request)
File "/home/pi/voice-recognizer-raspi/env/lib/python3.4/site-packages/google/oauth2/credentials.py", line 126, in refresh
self._client_secret))
File "/home/pi/voice-recognizer-raspi/env/lib/python3.4/site-packages/google/oauth2/_client.py", line 189, in refresh_grant
response_data = _token_endpoint_request(request, token_uri, body)
File "/home/pi/voice-recognizer-raspi/env/lib/python3.4/site-packages/google/oauth2/_client.py", line 109, in _token_endpoint_request
_handle_error_response(response_body)
File "/home/pi/voice-recognizer-raspi/env/lib/python3.4/site-packages/google/oauth2/_client.py", line 59, in _handle_error_response
error_details, response_body)
google.auth.exceptions.RefreshError: ('deleted_client: The OAuth client was deleted.', '{\n "error" : "deleted_client",\n "error_description" : "The OAuth client was deleted."\n}')

The above exception was the direct cause of the following exception:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "src/main.py", line 269, in _recognize
self._handle_result(self.recognizer.do_request())
File "/home/pi/voice-recognizer-raspi/src/speech.py", line 261, in do_request
raise Error('Exception in speech request') from exc
speech.Error: Exception in speech request
[2017-05-07 18:13:29,939] INFO:main:ready...
^Carecord: pcm_read:2031: Traceback (most recent call last):
File "src/main.py", line 300, in <module>
main()
File "src/main.py", line 157, in main
do_recognition(args, recorder, recognizer, player)
File "src/main.py", line 193, in do_recognition
time.sleep(1)

Re: Help & Support

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 10:27 am
by texy
A new sub-forum under Projects has been created - perhaps repost your issues here :
viewforum.php

Texy

Re: Help & Support

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 10:45 am
by DirkS
texy wrote:A new sub-forum under Projects has been created - perhaps repost your issues here :
viewforum.php

Texy
That link is broken and it's under hardware & peripherals: viewforum.php?f=114

Re: Help & Support

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 10:52 am
by texy
DirkS wrote:
texy wrote:A new sub-forum under Projects has been created - perhaps repost your issues here :
viewforum.php

Texy
That link is broken and it's under hardware & peripherals: viewforum.php?f=114
Thanks for the correction ;)

Re: Help & Support

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:52 pm
by Megabeaker
Hi I'm having an issue with adding a power button (issue 57)

I've downloaded the code, saved it in the correct place, edited the rc.local file to run the script at boot.

I'm positive my (momentary) button is connected to the correct pins and have written another small script with an LED to test if the button works, all seems ok.

When I press the button to power off, nothing happens. Anyone got any pointers of what to try?

Thanks

Re: STICKY: Help & Support

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:21 pm
by Whity
Hi folks I'm after a point in the right direction please.
In #67 page 24 the spectrum build project it states I need Molex keyboard membrane connects, 1x5 and 1x8.
I've done loads of searching but can not find these anywhere.
Does anyone know a place to get these and what are they really called?

Thank you in advance

Re: STICKY: Help & Support

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:10 pm
by Burngate
I've used the term Molex to describe a totally different connector, but since Molex is a large company that makes connectors of all sorts, I think we may all be wrong to use the name for a particular connector.

I haven't access to a spectrum, so I don't know for sure, but it's possible that the writer meant "FFC / FPC connector". You may have to measure the ribbons to find out what size you need.

Re: STICKY: Help & Support

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:57 pm
by Whity
Ok thanks for your help.
Appreciate it😉

Re: STICKY: Help & Support

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:35 pm
by RetroVeteran
Good afternoon, The Spectrum keyboard connectors are available from http://www.dataserve-retro.co.uk with part no KYBCON16K. I hope this helps. I have ordered mine from there.