Windows 10: The Raspberry Pi Thread [4]

  1.    13 Jun 2018 #881

    Just booted up my breadboard rig to check something and was getting the flashing lightning bolt? My new Pi 3B+ is in this rig. I was using my 5V 10A power pack too. Very recent fresh install of the latest Raspbian updated and upgraded? Updated and upgraded again and it went away? I measured just under 4.9V at my breadboard. There was an issue with false low volt warnings with the 3B+ but I could have sworn my last update upgrade patched it and fixed it? Anyway, just a heads up if you own a 3B+ and get the warning. Do a sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade. Maybe even run them both twice, update, upgrade, update, upgrade until its says 0 upgraded.
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  2.    14 Jun 2018 #882

    Got sidetracked Pi wise today. Got an e-mail from Pimoroni with a preorder offer for this, https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/m...eid=725da4e621
    I have most of it already so I'm putting together my version based on what I have. I only have the one camera, one of the older original ones. Managed to make it fit in the Zero camera case cover, just had to drill the lens hole out bigger. We'll see if it works once its all together. Then I released I don't have a Pi with "no" GPIO header. All mine have headers soldered on. I do have one with a female header on the back side that will do for now though. I just imaged my card so its time for the some assembly required part.
    I think I may buy one of those octo cam kits with the suction cups to stick it to the Window. I want this for taking pictures of the birds in my feeder which is right by a window. https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/o...-w-project-kit
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  3.    14 Jun 2018 #883

    Well that turned out to be a colossal waist of time. I decide to try the motion eye image (octo cam). It initially wants a wired connection. If it can't find one it just keeps rebooting and retrying to find one. The instructions say to add a wpa_supplicant.conf file. I did one up and added it to the only visible partition but it made no difference. If I plug that drive into Linux PC it see's three drives but won't let me copy to the boot partition. Don't have permission. I've run out of patience at this point. Both options make you stream it over the Internet which isn't what I want to do. I'm calling it quits on this project for now.
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       14 Jun 2018 #884

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    I'm calling it quits on this project for now.
    my favorite saying /quote ,lol
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  5.    14 Jun 2018 #885

    caperjack said: View Post
    my favorite saying /quote ,lol
    I'll have another go at some point. I'll try the other SD card image software. This tutorial, https://mynaturewatch.net/daylight-camera-instructions
    I'm going to research streaming it locally just over my home network too. Want to get back to my rover project and finish it first though.
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  6.    15 Jun 2018 #886

    Just had one of my PowerBoost 1000c's fail on me. The one in my portable weather clock, I think its the first one I bought. I put the power mode switch in power supply mode. The enable pin on the power boost is grounded so the up converter is off. Only the battery charger is on. The Pi gets its power from the power supply that feeds the power boost. Except I didn't have the power supply plugged in yet, and the PI booted up? That's not supposed to happen? The Blue LED on the power boost was off too. Got my volt meter out and I'm seeing 4V on the USB terminal with the power boost off. It should be 0V with the upconverter off, and +5V with it on. The IC down by the JST jack is burning hot. The battery voltage is 4v so something has shorted out and is feeding battery voltage to the Pi. That's not good, I'm surprised it actually booted up and ran. I imagine there would have been numerous yellow lightning bolts flashing if I had had a monitor connected.
    Tomorrow I'll have a good look at things, double check my wiring for shorts, although any shorts wouldn't and couldn't cause this. I'll look it over anyway, that's just common sense. Then swap out the power boost. I have one on my four wheel rover I can borrow for now. I'll have to unsolder it from its header, not a big deal really. It's only 8 pins. Then add one to my next order. Still a bummer, but at least no other damage. As far as I know anyway.
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  7.    16 Jun 2018 #887

    Swapped in my used but good donner and all appears to be back to normal. Recharging the battery as I type this. Hardest part was unsoldering it from its header. I had it mounted to a ProtoZero with a male header. There always seems to be one pin that doesn't fully unsolder. In the weather clock its bolted to the case wires go where need be.
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  8.    19 Jun 2018 #888

    I have a new plan for my 4 wheel rover. I’m going to convert it to a tracked vehicle. With this, https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/p...t=933151014922 30T Pololu Track Set
    This set contains components for adding a tracked drive system to a small robot or vehicle.

    I’ll have to adjust my wheelbase slightly 1/2 a centimetre or so. I’ll try it with 4 motors at first, no idler wheels. I have no way to attach the idlers anyway with my current chassis. Those wheels should fit my motors, I have the micro gear motors.
    Now I just have to convince my better half to let me spend more money on this lol. This rover I want to run outside on grass etc so I really hope this works. Going back to two wheel drive would mean buying yet another chassis. I’ll do it if I have too but I’d like to reuse what I have now.

    I haven't done didley squat Pi wise for days now. I've been trying to catch up on yard work etc when the sun is actually shinning. And just sitting here watching the rain fall when its not, lol. I really just want to sit out on my deck and tinker but the weather isn't cooperating at all. This was with out a doubt been one of the worst summers in a long time. I'm still having to wear a heavy jacket in the morning when taking my dog for a walk. No walk this morning, and Ginger is non to happy about it. Pouring rain outside. =( At least its warmed up a little, its actually in the teens, 13 Celsius.
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       19 Jun 2018 #889

    summer hasn't started off this bad in a long time for sure ,it has warmed up a bit since your last post ,,im saving on electricity with the air- conditioners still in the shed ..
    alphanumeric said: View Post
    I have a new plan for my 4 wheel rover. I’m going to convert it to a tracked vehicle. With this, https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/p...t=933151014922 30T Pololu Track Set
    This set contains components for adding a tracked drive system to a small robot or vehicle.

    I’ll have to adjust my wheelbase slightly 1/2 a centimetre or so. I’ll try it with 4 motors at first, no idler wheels. I have no way to attach the idlers anyway with my current chassis. Those wheels should fit my motors, I have the micro gear motors.
    Now I just have to convince my better half to let me spend more money on this lol. This rover I want to run outside on grass etc so I really hope this works. Going back to two wheel drive would mean buying yet another chassis. I’ll do it if I have too but I’d like to reuse what I have now.

    I haven't done didley squat Pi wise for days now. I've been trying to catch up on yard work etc when the sun is actually shinning. And just sitting here watching the rain fall when its not, lol. I really just want to sit out on my deck and tinker but the weather isn't cooperating at all. This was with out a doubt been one of the worst summers in a long time. I'm still having to wear a heavy jacket in the morning when taking my dog for a walk. No walk this morning, and Ginger is non to happy about it. Pouring rain outside. =( At least its warmed up a little, its actually in the teens, 13 Celsius.
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       19 Jun 2018 #890

    I follow this guy on Google +, he does a lot with similar robot stuff i think
    Robot cars Archives - Raspberry Pi Roboter
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