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Topic by nancyjohns | last reply
Hello everyone I wanted some suggestions from the users of raspberry pi on where to start after getting the raspberry pi. I've searched the web and found a lot of things, but they weren't exactly beginners friendly. I am upgrading from an Arduino to a Raspberry pi and the difference between them is enormous. Arduino seemed a lot more welcoming and easier compared to Raspberry pi. So do you guys have some tips or places to start from for me? Any help is appreciated. Thank You
Topic by robo10302 | last reply
Hello, I have to create webcam server system that consist USB web camera, raspberry pi. The system will function like this : 1. Raspberry Pi will take a pictures every 30 seconds. 2. raspberry pi have to send the pictures (MMS of the picture) to the owner mobile phone and email ID. i just want to ask several question. 1. can raspberry pi send MMS? i think i want to connect raspberry pie to the wireless broadband modem, so it will send MMS thru email. possible or not? or there is another alternative to do this thing? 2. Is there any chances owner can reply via mobile phone or email? how the owner mobile phone want to confirm back to raspberry pi? reply the email or what? i hope anybody can help me. and also can provide me any website link that can help me to understand more about all of this.
Topic by chaitanyabysani | last reply
Hi! I am planning to buy raspberry pi 3 as summers are just around the corner. I don't have any previous experience with things like arduino or rasp pi but I am pretty much familiar with electronics. So,I wanted to know what all things should I buy along with rap pi ?And how should I start when I get everything? Thanks!
Topic by pranjal12 | last reply
I am complete beginner. I am trying to write a program for the Pi b+ that will let me count pulses (~2 or 3 a day) and display the result in an accumulating counter. Could anybody point me in the right direction please? Also does anybody know how to transfer a program written on paper using 2-7-3 to the latest Raspian?Thanks in anticipation, Alan
Question by AlanH191
I have been trying to put this on my pi for an few hours now :( no luck. can anyone assist me in getting it to work or helping me by showing me a few websites that I could go to make it less intimidating
Question by nerd7473 | last reply
Hi! I have some questions about Rasberry Pi. 1. Is it hard to get a working power button? 2. Do you have to press any key when the Rasberry boots up every time?. I mean on a keyboard.. 3. Can I connect a SATA dvd reader?. 4. Will the dvd reader work with Rasbmc ? 5. Can I use my Android phone as a remotecontrol?. 6. Can I use any pc remote control for it?. 7. Is it hard to install Rasbmc ?. Thanks alot!.
Topic by Davve95 | last reply
At the moment we're working on an interactive led screen wall for the entrance hall of our new studio. I've setup the following frame (http://i66.tinypic.com/33ll30j.jpg) with 17meters of WS2812B addressable led strips.We're using the Neopixel library for rasp (https://github.com/jgarff/rpi_ws281x) and it works like a charm with the rasp 3. Anyway they next step is to control these ledstrips so they work as one big display. I had a look on the internet and a lot of people advices to work with the FadeCandy from Adafruits but I want to know if there are other solutions using only Python and write software to control the ledstrips. The purpose is to use the rasp's camera module like this guy did http://andydoro.com/ledmirror/images/stills/ledmirror01.jpg so when someone is entering the room, his reflection appears on the wall... Any information / tips / other solutions about how to achieve what I described above are welcome. Thanks
Topic by Fightbean | last reply
I have built the Ben Heck portable Raspberry Pi. I had it working, but then I bumped the case and after that, the video will not start up. My wiring to the monitor is all still good, and I know that it is getting power. The only thing is, that during the bump, the video data and ground cables may have shorted. Could this have caused the problem? Whether it did or not, can anybody please help me fix it?
Question by pianoman99a | last reply
Well I am a 16 year old High School student interested in engineering and things of that sort. I recently took an engineering class at my school and was thoroughly pleased with the concepts. My father is also an engineer, and would like me to dive deeper into these sorts of things. Being a long time Instructables user I came here to seek guidance. Most of the Instructables of recent times have used Arduino and/or Raspberry Pi. I would like to learn more about these tools and what they are used for. Which one do you think is better, easier to use, and/or faster to learn.
Question by Sean_Voodoo | last reply
So I have recently purchased a Raspberry Pi and I finally go the time to mess around with it a little bit. So far i have only installed the NOOBS software and have downloaded the recommended Raspian operating system, and have been using it as a desktop computer. That is all I have done so far. So I have an idea of something i want to create with the Pi. I also have the camera module for the Pi and I'd like to put it to use. I would like to have the Pi, with the camera module attached and operating, in one location, with a monitor of some sort, possibly a cell phone or just a display i would purchase, and have the camera wirelessly send the video feed to the monitor. I'm assuming this is possible because i have seen instructables on here where people use the Pi to make security cameras. My idea is similar, just none of the ibles i found quite hit the idea on the head. So, i guess i'm looking for someone to tell me if this is possible, and point me in the direction of how to go about doing this, or if there are any ibles on here that are exactly this that I have missed. Thanks
Question by texpert | last reply
Hey yall! I just recently bought a Raspberry Pi! Those of you who want to order know how hard this is, so Im pretty excited because i didnt think Id b able to order for awhile. Anywho, I wnat to make or buy a portable power supply for it, but I am not sure how to go about doing that. I know there are tons of portable CHARGERS out there for iphones and what not, but I am afriad these will attempt to "charge" my PI, therfore frying the board. Do they just supply power and the device recognizes power being recieved, so it displays charging? And I will be attachin a BUNCH of things via a usb hub to the Pi, so I doubt regular bunch of 4 rechargeable AAs will pwer my device for long with all thse extrra things drawing power. So my question is 3fold: can I buy one of those portable chargers to power my Pi or will it fry it? will 4 AAs be enough to power the Pi and all the extra usb things? and will it be more cost efficient to make a power supply? (I definetely want it be rechargeable, though). Any links to products, or guides to make one would be extremely helpful. Thanks in advance!!! Also, I already have a wall supply, but I need a power supply that is portable.
Question by Adum24 | last reply
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Topic by DELETED_bertwert | last reply
I just got my brand new raspberry pi model b in the mail yesterday. Today I was booting it and plugging it in and I slipped and broke the little silver thing (right next to the power plug) clean off. I haven't checked to see what it is yet but now my pi won't boot. What should I do? Could I solder it back on? ( I can solder pretty well) or should I do something else? Please help. Thanks, Bud
Question by budhaztm | last reply
Hello everyone,I am working on a project that requires me to interface the Xbox One wireless controller with a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B (Running Raspbian Jessie and not Retropie). I need the controller and the pi to execute programs on button press and drive motors with the joysticks, I have installed Xboxdrv in my pi but am unable to connect the controller to it. Please suggest the required steps I must take to get this working.
Question by Bhabeshr | last reply
Which is a better development board, in terms of automation, robotic and server function? I plan to build a mobile-operated generic wireless controller that gathered data and also programmable in terms of control. I already drop by to other forums and still undecided. I don't consider a development board that so powerful. What I consider is the practicality, suitability, and compatibility. I appreciate your response and I want to know your ideas about this! Thanks and God bless!
Topic by ephtermulo
I'm trying to control a led on raspberry pi 3 using apache server with php programming. I am following this instructable link https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-and-intuitive-web-interface-for-your-Raspbe/ I have tested server, its working with simple php program but when I write program for led, it doesn't work When I check file it say permission denied How to resolve this issues ?
Topic by Rehan11
Hi! i have an old dvd player that i dont use. i would like to know how i would go about of turning it into a mobile raspberry pi. i dont care for the DVD playing ability. i want to hard wire the PI directly into the player without using actual AV cables. anyone know how i could go about this or have any links for this? thanks
Topic by hiyall1
So I'm trying to make a birthday present for my girlfriend and something for her new apartment. She loves pandas and loves to watch the 24 hour live panda cams at the Smithsonian National Zoo. So I came across the idea of using a raspberry pi and a digital photo frame monitor to give a live feed of the pandas 24/7. Only problem is, I didn't realize Rasbian doesn't support Adobe Flash and there's no way to view the feed. Does anyone know if ARM Linux would support the feed. Or have another completely different take on a way to tackle this project? I want it pretty seamless so all see has to do it plug in the power supply and maybe an Ethernet cable and the rest be taken care of with a python script or something similar. I program for a living as well have a degree in Electrical Engineering so even if its complicated let me have it. I appreciate your help. Thanks!
Topic by pjbrof | last reply
I've seen lot of webpages showing how to access raspberry cam thru internet browser by using ip address of raspberry pi. And what i need is it. I can't my raspberry pi get own fixed ip address so i'm trying to make my raspberry pi send it's camera view to the server then i can access it thru internet. I'd appreciate any help or comment.
Question by seongmin.jeon3 | last reply
Hi all looking at getting involved and getting a raspberry pi finally http://www.amazon.co.uk/Raspberry-Pi-Desktop-700MHz-Processor/dp/B00LPESRUK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid;=1407694298&sr;=8-1&keywords;=raspberry+pi is that the one I should get? I plan on getting it with a case and wifi adapter thanks map
Topic by losmapito | last reply
Hey! I want to make a very simple android app with buttons... Each button has to be a "shortcut" for a specific command which will be sent from my phone to raspberry pi 3 with ssh.. These commands will simply power some arduino pins to give 5V ( like ser.write('3') which turns on pin 3 ). But I can't figure out the way to do what i describe with bold... Any help??
Topic by ΦώτηςΘ | last reply
I want to buy a raspberry pi. My budget is about 30$ (Rs.2000 INR). And there is not any specific project for which I want to buy. Also I’m beginner to this. So 1) Which model should I buy? 2) Where can I find raspberry pi at lowest price? 3) Any kit available in this price range?
Question by Rahul - S | last reply
New here, and to Pi/Python looking to log data from a few different sensors from Atlas Scientific (RTD & PH). I've gotten really stuck so fare in getting these going and was wondering if anyone here can help me out. so far I've used this code: import smbus import time import datetime #SMBus(0) - Raspberry Pi Model A #SMBus(1) - Raspberry Pi Model B bus = smbus.SMBus(1) #I2C address of sensor address = 0x66 def temperature(): rvalue0 = bus.read_word_data(address,0) rvalue1 = (rvalue0 & 0xff00) >> 8 rvalue2 = rvalue0 & 0x00ff rvalue = (((rvalue2 * 256) + rvalue1) >> 4 ) *.0625 #print rvalue1, rvalue2 return rvalue print("Temperature Data Logger\n") while True: #Open Log File f=open('tempdata.txt','a') now = datetime.datetime.now() timestamp = now.strftime("%Y/%m/%d %H:%M") outvalue = temperature() outstring = str(timestamp)+" "+str(outvalue)+" C "+str(outvalue*1.8+32)+" F"+"\n" print outstring f.write(outstring) f.close() #log temperature every 10 seconds time.sleep(10) I've got the two sensor boards connected to the raspberry pi 3 mounted via a Whitebox Tentacle T3. The boards are in i2c mode and i can see them using sudo i2cdetect -y 1 (they show up address 63 and 66) but when i run this program above I just get a red error light when it reads the temperature. The log file reports a measurement of 2C and 35.2F which is not correct but the red light on the board tells me that the Pi is trying to connect with it. Anyone able to help?
Topic by Chair_t
Just wanting to get an idea i get my pi in february
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Getting to the rubbish bin is a must for me because I want to dump it
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You may have heard that UK schools will be teaching Computer Science from September, instead of teaching ICT (= "how to use Microsoft products"). Most people will agree that this is a good thing, since the basics of Office can be grasped in an hour or so, and hardly need the current years of study. However, last year, whilst several thousand people qualified as ICT teachers, only 3 people qualified as Computer Science teachers. Many existing ICT teachers only ended up as ICT teachers by chance. That group includes me, but I am fairly sure that I will be asked to teach Computer Science next year. So, here's the thing: I am not confident that those with a grasp on the purse-strings know enough to make an informed decision regarding the route to follow in September, investment-wise, and I know I'm not. Possible routes that occur to me; The school teaches programming etc on PCs, using software to model the device being controlled by the programmes children write. The school invests in Arduino or Arduino clones, and forges closer links between the ICT and Technology departments to teach Computer Science through the medium of robotics. The school invests in Raspberry Pi, plus the required peripherals, and teaches programming of computers from the ground up. In all three cases, the existing ICT suits would remain as a resource for other departments to use. In 2 & 3, I would like to see the hardware being treated as a consumable, much like printer ink or wood. In all three cases, nobody currently employed has any skill in those areas and has no time to be formally trained in those areas, so would need to learn alongside the pupils. What do you think? Which of these routes should I encourage my school to go down? Why? What other options are there?
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
Hey everyone, I’m new here so go easy and forgive any ignorance on my part! I want to create a simple Bluetooth command button that can connect to a Raspberry Pi Zero W. I’m looking at 2 options: 1. Adapting an off-the-shelf Bluetooth smartphone selfie button – but how can this be integrated to capture images from a Raspberry Pi and attached Pi camera? 2. Create from scratch a small remote control with a single command pushbutton that transmits over Bluetooth – which components could this work with this to connect to a Raspberry Pi? Can anyone help at all please? Thanks!
Question by sam r wilson | last reply
Does any body know if a company makes a device that can wirelessly display your phones information on a small monitor or lcd device. My thought is to replace my factory GM radio with a raspberry pi and have the Pi have a "live" view of my cell phones screen for GPS google play RDIO etc.
Topic by inotnrml | last reply
Hey everyone, I’m new here so go easy and forgive any ignorance on my part! I’m looking at creating a rough and ready binocular headset with a Pi ZeroCam NoIR camera, connected to microdisplays for each eye interfacing through a Raspberry Pi Zero W. I’m hoping to be able to view the camera feed directly through the eyepieces and later I’d like wirelessly video stream or transfer captured images over to a separate CPU through the Raspberry Pi if possible. I can’t find any microdisplays that might be suitable - so can anyone help me find what I’m looking for or provide some guidance please? Thanks!
Question by sam r wilson | last reply
It has 9-12V at 2.5A max input, what kind of dc to dc step up converter do I need? I will use it from my raspberry pi's USB to the converter into the monitor http://www.amazon.com/RCA-DRC69705-7-Inch-Screen-Mobile/dp/B002RCDKVK
Question by nerd7473 | last reply
I'm getting following error message when I try to edit my published collection. I don't get such error while trying to edit draft collection. Something unexpected happened! If the error keeps occurring, file a bug report!
Question by RohanP1 | last reply
Hello guys, i hope everyone doing good, I have this question, i want to power up a raspberry pi zero from ATX power supply (standerd power supply for computer) i have search online for answer but, i don't have clear vision, someone told me to power the raspberry from the purple wire (5V 2A) but i want to power more than one pi, so should i go with red wire ? red wire (5v 30amps), will the 30 amps kill my raspberry ? or the pi will just take 1 or 2 amps from the 30amps ? what should i do ? and sorry for my poor english, god bless you all.
Question by MohdT15 | last reply
I just got my raspberry pi a couple of days ago and want to put a gba emulator on it. I saw a emulator for it called visual boy advance for the raspberry pi zero, but it comes in a .deb file, could some one help me install this to my pi please download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/rarkjssi65hly0r/vbam-r947_i386.deb
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