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by recantha2
Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Image Slideshow on Boot
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: Image Slideshow on Boot

At first glance, shouldn't it be !/bin/bash ?
by recantha2
Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How Long Will Buster Be Supported?
Replies: 29
Views: 1252

Re: How Long Will Buster Be Supported?

but I would like to suggest that, as a businees decision, they consider making the upgrade path from Release A to B as an integral part of Release B, so that upgrade, and not reinstallation, would be the "recommended" route. In my opinion this might be a decision that could expand the use...
by recantha2
Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Feedback on website split
Replies: 92
Views: 4750

Re: Feedback on website split

I have noted that all idea of Community has now been removed from the Foundation website. i.e. There's now no links to Raspberry Jams or anything like that. Given that the Foundation has only recently asked to talk to Jam-makers to find out how best to support them, this seems like a kick in the te...
by recantha2
Wed Oct 06, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Feedback on website split
Replies: 92
Views: 4750

Re: Feedback on website split

I have noted that all idea of Community has now been removed from the Foundation website. i.e. There's now no links to Raspberry Jams or anything like that. Given that the Foundation has only recently asked to talk to Jam-makers to find out how best to support them, this seems like a kick in the tee...
by recantha2
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New ISS Pi in space, Pi4, new SenseHAT, HD camera, Corel and extra.
Replies: 21
Views: 1732

Re: New ISS Pi in space, Pi4, new SenseHAT, HD camera, Corel and extra.

Will the v2 HAT be available to buy anywhere anytime soon, or is this just a two-off for the ISS? -- Mike Is it actually a new Sense Hat? Or just two more sensors added separately? I watched the video, but I'm still not sure which it is? It's a v2 HAT. Added sensors plus the annoying bug with Pi4 th...
by recantha2
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Porting software to the Pico
Replies: 21
Views: 1439

Re: Ports to Pico?

Looks like there's a Javascript port being developed: viewtopic.php?f=144&t=304964
by recantha2
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Raspberry Pi Pico Beginner Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 748

Re: Raspberry Pi Pico Beginner Questions

I would not advise a beginner in electronics to start with a Pico or any other microcontroller. Start with basic passive electrical circuits. Battery, mechanical switches, resistors, LEDs, diodes etc to make AND and NOR gates. Then move on to discrete transistors and capacitors to make an oscillato...
by recantha2
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Constructive criticism
Replies: 80
Views: 4564

Re: Constructive criticism

You'd think, though, that being the latest product, it would jump out at you, is what I'm saying.
I actually did not realise you could *click* on Hardware as the mega-menu drops down without you doing that.
by recantha2
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Constructive criticism
Replies: 80
Views: 4564

Re: Constructive criticism

I appreciate, I could click around a bit more. But people don't.
by recantha2
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Constructive criticism
Replies: 80
Views: 4564

Re: Constructive criticism

Are you on mobile or desktop? Because on desktop there's nothing...
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by recantha2
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Constructive criticism
Replies: 80
Views: 4564

Re: Constructive criticism

I'm struggling a bit to get my words out, so bear with me. I'm starting to wonder if GitHub is the greatest place in the world for constructive feedback and *discussion*. It's good for "this is broke, please fix it" issues - i.e. bugs and that sort of thing. However, *usability* is a big t...
by recantha2
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Forum Link on Home Page
Replies: 175
Views: 7666

Re: Forum Link on Home Page

Is it ONLY the Trading arm that monitors the Forums? That seems... not particularly helpful, considering that the Foundation arm is supposed to be all Community-friendly, or at least that's how it used to be.
by recantha2
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi 400
Topic: The Raspberry Pi 400 thread!
Replies: 1075
Views: 119771

Re: The Raspberry Pi 400 thread!

I'm looking forward to trying to turn a Pi 400 into my main dev machine over Christmas. I'm currently reading Acorn: A World in Pixels and I realised I'm getting all kinds of BBC Micro vibes from the new machine. :-) :-) :-)
by recantha2
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Connecting Two Vibration Sensors to RPi
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Connecting Two Vibration Sensors to RPi

As Doug has said, you will need an ADC. There is another way of doing it (that I've done a LOT) - use a dedicated ADC chip such as the MCP3008. Take a look here: https://gpiozero.readthedocs.io/en/stable/recipes.html#potentiometer for how to hook up an MCP3008, which is supported in GPIO Zero. As yo...
by recantha2
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi 400
Topic: The Raspberry Pi 400 thread!
Replies: 1075
Views: 119771

Re: The Raspberry Pi 400 thread!

Saw this as thought nice! Then saw the HDMI. What? So you see this device being used beyond the hobbyist , in business and education? Micro HDMI will be a non-starter for business. Virtually every corp office uses full size HDMI and all the monitors they purchase typically come with full size HDMI ...
by recantha2
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: camjam Edukit #3 Robot... red light?
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Re: camjam Edukit #3 Robot... red light?

Hi. Mike from CamJam here.
Have you:
* Provided separate power to the motors using the battery pack?
* Made sure the battery pack is turned on?

Let's start there and troubleshoot :-)
by recantha2
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: How to get CamJam EduKit3 Distance Sensor Working?
Replies: 17
Views: 1743

Re: How to get CamJam EduKit3 Distance Sensor Working?

Hi.
Mike here from CamJam.
The battery pack is for the motors. Everything else is powered from the Pi itself.
One thing to check: Are you using an up-to-date version of the operating system (and therefore GPIO Zero)? There was a bug with GPIO Zero's distance sensor implementation at one point.
by recantha2
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Robotics for beginners
Replies: 9
Views: 800

Re: Robotics for beginners

Hi, On the basis that you can't run before you can walk, can I suggest the CamJam EduKit robotics kit? It comes with almost everything you need for a basic robot. It's not up to everything you have suggested you want in your original post, but it will get you playing with motor controllers, motors, ...
by recantha2
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Camjam Motor controller erratic behavior..
Replies: 3
Views: 460

Re: Camjam Motor controller erratic behavior..

Hi.
It's Mike from CamJam. Did you want to give me an email at mike@recantha.co.uk and we'll try and troubleshoot your problem?
--
Mike
by recantha2
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: IQAudio Dac+ HAT compatibility
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: IQAudio Dac+ HAT compatibility

Looks like IQ are down for maintenance at the moment. (shrugs) Says they'll be back up soon.
by recantha2
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: IQAudio Dac+ HAT compatibility
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: IQAudio Dac+ HAT compatibility

Might be worthwhile contacting IQaudIO. There _might_ be software issues, but I doubt it. Still, asking the actual manufacturer of the board seems sensible.
by recantha2
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: speech to text raspberry pi offline ver
Replies: 9
Views: 12995

Re: SPEECH TO TEXT RASPBERRY PI OFFLINE VER

rpdom wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:42 am
recantha2 wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:49 am
Alternatively, take a look at eSpeak: https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-y ... -Pi-speak/
That's for Text to Speech, not Speech to Text.
Oops! Sorry - was doing text to speech for a project and mis-read!
by recantha2
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB-MSD boot EEPROM first update - 2020-05-28
Replies: 235
Views: 45362

Re: USB-MSD boot EEPROM update - 2020-05-28

Hi, I'm trying to test out the latest update (2020-05-28). I've done the firmware update using rpi-update following the instructions posted. I've then written the latest Raspbian Lite to a Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD. I've removed the SD card, plugged in the SSD into a USB3 port with a USB-SATA bridge...
by recantha2
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Questions about programming on the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 20
Views: 1879

Re: Questions about programming on the Raspberry Pi

Hello, First of all, "best" is very difficult to pin down, because it very much depends on what you're trying to do. With what you've said though, I would start off with Python (which is a language that sits well on the Pi) and then using something like GUIZero (https://github.com/lawsie/g...

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