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Hi, I am a student at university in Germany. I like developing projects related to new technologies and finding interesting ideas for new projects. Why not visit my site https://aceinnolab.com.

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  • Raspberry Pi Pocket Cloud Server

    Awesome work with the video featuring ArOZ OS. It's amazing that so much can be done via ArOZ OS. Thanks for your awesome tutorial and for the appendix!Keep up the hard work :)

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  • Media Server Using Raspberry Pi

    @hashdashHi, thanks for your interest in the ArOZ project and for your comment :). Congratulations on creating your own personal cloud!I'm glad to hear you like the project, however the web-server programm was made by (tobychui)[https://www.instructables.com/member/tobychui/] so all the credit goes to him :)

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  • LED Strip Light Paper Lamp

    Nice instructable!The design of this lamp really catches the eye. I've made a very similar design not too long ago which I shared on thingiverse: Japanese Lamp

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  • DIY Smart Light With Raspberry Pi Zero

    Hi Icopetti,thanks for your interest in this project :). With some workarounds, it should be possible to get this working on a website so that Android users can alos control the light, but unfortunately I don't have the knowledge to do so myself. In case you're interested about this: The commands of controlling the lights can be found in the home directory inside a python file named unicorn.py. For example:http://hostname(ip-address)/power/on will turn on the light. You have to add this url in the form of a button on a webpage to use it with a browser. Hope this helps :)

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  • Hi DonaldB41. Thanks for your interest in this instructable :DAt the time of publishing the instructable, I did not create a Github repo for this project. I did try to create a Github repo for this some months ago, but the installation would no longer work (on Raspbian Stretch), so I left it.It's a bit complicated to explain why, but to simplify, it's an incompatability between Raspbian Stretch and homebridge/avahi.That being said, you can still grab the python code from the OS-image-file, either by directly accessing the filesystem with Linux or using VNC after flashing and running the OS on a Raspberry Pi.Hope this helps :)

    Hi MrJoatmon, thanks for your interest in this project :)I'm glad you like the instructable. Do let me know if it still works as it has been a while since I published this intructable.By default, the OS-image is set to be an offline AP so connecting any device to it will make that device lose access to the www for as long as it's connected to the Raspberry Pi.But that is not a dead-end. If you want to be able to control the light with your phone and still have access to the www, you can do the following:* Get another Wifi-adater (ideally one for linux so no drivers have to be installed)* Connect the adapter to the Raspberry Pi and connect that Wi-Fi adapter to the network with internet acces (your router) via VNC/SSH.* Follow the instructions from the Raspberry Pi site (https://www.raspbe…

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    Hi MrJoatmon, thanks for your interest in this project :)I'm glad you like the instructable. Do let me know if it still works as it has been a while since I published this intructable.By default, the OS-image is set to be an offline AP so connecting any device to it will make that device lose access to the www for as long as it's connected to the Raspberry Pi.But that is not a dead-end. If you want to be able to control the light with your phone and still have access to the www, you can do the following:* Get another Wifi-adater (ideally one for linux so no drivers have to be installed)* Connect the adapter to the Raspberry Pi and connect that Wi-Fi adapter to the network with internet acces (your router) via VNC/SSH.* Follow the instructions from the Raspberry Pi site (https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/wireless/access-point.md)to set up the bridge (passing of data between 2 different Wifi adapters).If you then connect your phone to the Raspberry, you'll be able to access the www.Hope this helps :D

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  • Ace44 commented on tobychui's instructable DIY Budget 3D Scanner V3

    Awesome tutorial for a low-cost 3D-scanner. Looks like a lot of effort was put into this project. Keep up the good work!

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  • Thanks for joining instructables and for your compliment, ad_dee. The current image (OS) file is not set-up to support external hard drives out-of-the box. The reason is because this project is focused on portability and ease-of-use. Adding an external hard drive requires a lot more power (especially HDDs) and the build becomes bulky. If you want to increase the memory for the multimedia system, the best way would be to get a microSD card with a larger (128GB) capacity.While I can't help you much with the external drive on this project, the developer of the system, tobychui, made a new instructables for a system which does support the feature you're looking for. You can flash that system on a Raspberry Pi 3B, connect a HDD/SDD via the USB ports and use it quite similarly to this system. T…

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    Thanks for joining instructables and for your compliment, ad_dee. The current image (OS) file is not set-up to support external hard drives out-of-the box. The reason is because this project is focused on portability and ease-of-use. Adding an external hard drive requires a lot more power (especially HDDs) and the build becomes bulky. If you want to increase the memory for the multimedia system, the best way would be to get a microSD card with a larger (128GB) capacity.While I can't help you much with the external drive on this project, the developer of the system, tobychui, made a new instructables for a system which does support the feature you're looking for. You can flash that system on a Raspberry Pi 3B, connect a HDD/SDD via the USB ports and use it quite similarly to this system. This is the link to that instructables:https://www.instructables.com/A-Raspberry-Pi-NAS-That-Really-Look-Like-a-NAS/If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask me :)

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  • You're welcome :)Although this instructable is 2 years old, it won't be outdated so easily as it contains a fully set-up OS file (.img) and therefore has (almost) no dependencies.

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  • Hi mkoistinen,thank You very much for your interest in this instructable and for your comment :)This image is based on Raspbian Stretch (upgraded from Jessie). It sets up the Raspberry as an AP (Access Point) and runs homebridge. With the plugin homebridge-better-http-rgb, it is possible to interface an rgb light (in this case the Pimoroni unicorn phat) via the Home app in iOS. The actual python script controlling the unicorn phat is an adaptation of Pimoroni‘s api for the mote (see here: (https://learn.pimoroni.com/tutorial/sandyj/using-mote-with-homekit-and-siri).The functions from the unicorn api are nearly the same as the mote one, but there are two additional things which make this image file unique.1) With the Raspberry Pi being set up as an AP, it is not required to have a working …

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    Hi mkoistinen,thank You very much for your interest in this instructable and for your comment :)This image is based on Raspbian Stretch (upgraded from Jessie). It sets up the Raspberry as an AP (Access Point) and runs homebridge. With the plugin homebridge-better-http-rgb, it is possible to interface an rgb light (in this case the Pimoroni unicorn phat) via the Home app in iOS. The actual python script controlling the unicorn phat is an adaptation of Pimoroni‘s api for the mote (see here: (https://learn.pimoroni.com/tutorial/sandyj/using-mote-with-homekit-and-siri).The functions from the unicorn api are nearly the same as the mote one, but there are two additional things which make this image file unique.1) With the Raspberry Pi being set up as an AP, it is not required to have a working network connection available since the Raspberry acts as a router. That being the case, you can take the light anywhere you like (hence the portability) and even use ssh or vnc. I‘ll update this instructables so that the login data for ssh and vnc is available.2) After Raspbian Stretch was released, I tried to set up homebridge on a fresh install several times but it failed each time (during pairing particularly). It seems as though this is quite common as a lot of other homebridge users have complained about the same issues with Raspbian Stretch. But this image is already fully set up and I can confirm it works.Unless you add a second wifi adapter, there is absolutely no exchange of data with the net (due to the AP mode). So you don‘t need to feel so nervous about flashing :)

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  • From the authorIt's been a while since I first launched this project so I wanted to share a few words with the more recent viewers. Usually, older instructrions tend not to work anymore as they are often outdated, but this instructable is a bit special. Since the core of this instructable is a full (OS) image file intended to be flashed on a microSD card, it does not really depend on other software and therefore does not get outdated easily. So you shouldn't have to worry about any outdated programms. But iff you encounter any bugs, feel free to report them to me.

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  • Hi, I've got some expierence with E-Paper display and the 'ghosting' issue you mentioned. Ghosting occurs when you display the same picture over and over again, 'burning' it inside the E-Paper. It can be prevented by occasionally diplaying a single colour on the full E-Paper. If you're interested, check out the file 'calibration.py' in my gihub: https://github.com/aceisace/Raspberry-Pi-Google-Ca...

    I think this error is due to the SPI not being enabled. You can enable this by entering: sudo sed -i s/#dtparam=spi=on/dtparam=spi=on/ /boot/config.txt in the Terminal

    Very nice project featuring a E-Paper display, hamedtaha :). I've also been working on a similar project, using the 3-colour 7.5" E-Paper display from waveshare too. If you're interested, check out my github: https://github.com/aceisace/Raspberry-Pi-Google-Ca... :)

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  • Nice Instructables for making something quite useful. Using the Raspberry Pi 3B+ for making a NAS is a clever idea due to the better specs :)

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  • Hi Icesoldier, I guess you have good and valid points for choosing the lite version. I chose to enable VNC and GUI for the convenience of all users since it's easier to use than the command line but of course you can disable or enable any features you like.If you want to increase the writing speed (only recommended on SDHC I MicroSD cards), you could add this line to /boot/config.txt:dtparam=sd_overclock=100and then reboot.

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  • Hi Icesoldier, I guess you have good and valid points for choosing the lite version. I chose to enable VNC and GUI for the convenience of all users since it's easier to use than the command line but of course you can disable or enable any features you like.If I do get the chance, I'll create a custom OS for you using the raspbian lite version (though it make take some time). I'll notify you when it's ready.

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  • Thank you for your interest in this project :) Theoretically it is possible to use ArOZ even on raspbian lite, but the setup on a different OS requires a screen, keyboard, mouse and ethernet attached to the rpi (remember that the pi zero w only has 1 usb slot, so you'll also need a hub). The setup is also quite time-consuming. Is there any specific reason you want to use raspbian lite?

    Thank you for your compliment :) To delete the files, you have to use VNC Viewer to connect to the pi zero, open the file browser, navigate to /var/www/html and delete the files in the corresponding folders. The file names might not have 'proper' names, so it's best not to upload anything that isn't needed.

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  • Ace44 commented on Ace44's instructable Smart Light Using Raspberry Pi

    Hi MrD32,thanks for the compliment :)To change the Wifi name, simply open up the Terminal, enter this command:sudo leafpad /etc/hostapd/hostapd.confThen navigate to the third line (ssid=abc) and replace 'abc' with your desired Wifi name.

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    Thanks a lot for the compliment :)@kksjunior

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  • Ace44 commented on Ace44's instructable Portable Cloud Memory

    Thanks for the compliment, tobychui. It's all thanks to your ArOZ-Omega-Online project and help your help that I was able to make such an instructable.Thank you for that :)

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  • Hello tobychui,I have successfully managed to make an access point on my pi. i can also access the AROZ-Online site from my laptop. The only issue is that I cannot upload anything at all. If I try uploading anything, I only see this: array(0) { }. If you maybe know the fix for the uploading problem, please let me know. Otherwise You can also upload a working image of Your sd card on which the AROZ-System does work on this link: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AszcjJh70y0ugfoR8SN_tRrxh9TtGg . Apart from not being able to set this up myself, this project is really awesome!

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