Raspberry PI

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  1. O

    Question Is the Raspberry Pi email promotion legitimate?

    I just received an email extolling the virtues of the Raspberry Pi. Most of us already knew them, but I wanted to inform my fellows here of alternatives. When I clicked on the "View this thread" I got "You do not have permission to view this page or perform this action." This kind of annoyed...
  2. bimbawzsvk

    Question One NAS drive works properly, other appears empty

    Hi im running NAS server on Rpi 3b, with 2 drives connected, one of them is browsable and possible to work with files, other one appears empty.. i use plex and open media vault with it, and both drives use the same settings and are formatted NTFS.. any ideas whats going on? files are visible on...
  3. Howardohyea

    Walkthrough Raspberry Pi Minecraft server, advanced setup

    Tom's hardware wrote a fairly good guide on setting up a Raspberry Pi Minecraft server, while the guide covers all the essential information I feel like there's some information and/or steps that are missing. Here's some other steps that I think could use a bit of improvement on, and you should...
  4. secretknowledge

    Question Does anybody know of a good charger board for LiPo batteries?

    I have been working on a portable Raspberry Pi project of mine (for a Zero 2 W). I found a good charger for for Li-Ion batteries that fit my requirements, but as compact and thin Li-Ion battery are very hard to come by, I am looking for an alternative circuit. I considered the Adafruit...
  5. secretknowledge

    Question Would this work with a LiPo battery?

    I was looking at a 2A Lithium Li-ion 18650 3.7V Battery Charger Module DC 5V Converter Power Supply (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2A-Lithium-Li-ion-18650-3-7V-Battery-Charger-Module-DC-5V-Converter-Power-Supply/254369681028) for a Raspberry Pi portable I am building. I need a thin battery (at most...
  6. ramjithunder24

    [SOLVED] Alternatives to the Raspberry Pi ?

    Anyone know any good x86 SBC alternatives to the RPI? I'm mainly gonna use it for tinkering and testing some of my own software with Linux but don't wanna have to deal with ARM, as that means I will have to recompile some of my code. I would highly prefer if it has a GPIO pin header with...
  7. ethan206

    [SOLVED] Raspberry Pi Safe Shutdown/UPS Boards

    I was recently looking to add a UPS to my Raspberry Pi as I use it for a NAS and want to avoid any random shutdowns or power outages that could lead to data loss but realized that most of them don't really fit the case enclosure that I have right now. I stumbled upon the X735 (v2.5) Power...
  8. P

    Question Automatically shutting down the power, or computer, if an intrusion is detected.

    Hello Do you know where to purchase a burglar alarm that cuts off electricity, or shuts down a computer via lan (Kill switch). What I mean is that instead of making a sound, it would cut off the electricity. Or is it possible to configure a Raspberry Pi to have such a function.
  9. onlythefreshness

    [SOLVED] Issue with Samba sharing from Raspbian and windows 10

    Currently I'm trying to connect my rp4 to my windows 10 share file but I'm running into quite a few issues. I want to say too that I'm quite a novice when it comes to non-windows based machines so there may be some errors in my operation that I'm unable to see. Okay so I followed this guide...
  10. C

    [SOLVED] Sharing Hostnames from WiFi to WiFi Hotspot in Ubuntu

    I have an old laptop running the latest version of Ubuntu that I use for projects. That laptop is connected to my WiFi router through a USB WiFi antenna. I have the default wireless card setup to share the USB WiFi connection through the hotspot feature in Settings. Everything works fine with...
  11. R

    [SOLVED] Configuring wireless access to Raspberry Pi

    Guys, I'm not so sure this is the right place for this question (and I apologize if it's not) since it's more related to network configuration than to Raspberry Pi per se, but maybe somebody else here has gone thru a similar situation and might be able to help me out. So, this is what's...
  12. NJackson7

    [SOLVED] Easy_install

    I've been trying to get SeaFile installed on a fresh MicroSD card. I was following the guide at the link below in order to do this: https://manual.seafile.com/build_seafile/rpi/ I got to the step called "Install Python Libraries", but then it asked me to use the easy_install command in order to...
  13. TerraCraft64

    [SOLVED] Comparing a variable against itself? | Python 2.7.10

    Thank you in advance for reading and taking the time to troubleshoot this with me! Let me first start off with the important stuff: Target Device: Raspberry Pi 4B Electronic-Salon Relay Hat Development Environment: macOS Catalina PyCharm Python 2.7.10 At my home I have a spring that serves...
  14. A

    [SOLVED] Acessing subnet from main network

    I have a subnet for my setup on my home network, note I'm not the Admin of the home net. I wanted to access my pi server from my laptop connected to the wifi network that is not connected to my small subnet using putty. I tried to connect over SSH but that timed out, I tried a ping test which...
  15. 4freedomssake

    Question Tips & parts needed for building an Alexa smart mirror

    Wants: I would like this mirror to have the ability to display weather, important news and reminders. Possibly also to record activities (breaking & entering) locally on the card and possibly for me to view the surroundings over the net My assumption is that I would need a decent camera, 1080p...
  16. S

    [SOLVED] How to build a raspberry pi zero game boy

    So, I wanted to build a rasp pi zero w powered retrogaming device (it will probably look like a Gameboy advance) but I am a little confused about a couple of things, the buttons and the battery bank how would I go about putting those things in place? (I will probably build the case out of wood)...
  17. A

    [SOLVED] Raspberry Pi TV Project (Advice needed)

    Hi fellow members! I am looking for some advice from some people who have knowledge with Raspberry Pi, unlike me who are indeed very noob-ish in this. I have an older Raspberry Pi (I think it was the first version, but I am honestly not sure!) Picture 1: Picture 2: Now, what I am trying to...
  18. S

    [SOLVED] Can I run VMs through a home network with a discrete GPU?

    I am wondering if it is possible to build a desktop computer with multiple discrete GPUs that can be partitioned off into usable hardware for multiple virtual machines. For example, a computer build something like this: 8-Core CPU 4x 4GB RAM 4x GPUs (no SLI or Crossfire) Storage Etc...
  19. Mem Boi

    [SOLVED] Using a Raspberry Pi to Automatically backup USB sticks

    So I want to use a Raspberry pi or something like to automatically update my flash drive when I plug it in. I Sorta did this with my laptop but I really don't use it that much. So my Idea is, at the end of the day, plug it in the raspberry pi, it auto back it up. It would also serve as a place...
  20. N

    [SOLVED] Confused on Setting up the proper VPN Network for my home

    So I have a desktop, a few wireless devices (typically 3), Roku and Firestick connected to a non-smart TV. I want to have them running under a VPN network via NordVPN. How to go about this is where my confusion lies. Setting up NordVPN on my phone or the desktop appears simple via the apps...
  21. G

    [SOLVED] Home USB audio advice

    I need an advice. I want to build a small device dedicated fully to playing music from my external drive digital collection. Here’s what I need from it: ability to connect wirelessly to a Samsung Soundbar OR via wires to a pair of stand-alone speakers ability to run Ubuntu to access my...
  22. Y

    [SOLVED] Raspberry Pi 1 or 2 as NAS?

    Hi folks, I've got a few external HDD's laying around with movies, music, pictures etc. on them. I want to set up a very cheap budget NAS with these and one obvious choice was to use a Raspberry Pi as the workhorse. Since I'm on a budget, I'm looking for used parts and right now there's a...
  23. noyaus

    [SOLVED] SenseHat data logger and camera code not working together

    Hi Guys, I am doing a project in which I am getting the data from the sensors recorded alongside photos taken on the pi camera every 10 seconds. I have sourced the code for the data logger and camera and they work well individually. But when I put them together, the only thing that works is the...

    [SOLVED] Could I use a Raspberry Pi as my main PC?

    Hi, I'm looking to replace my 10 year old laptop. Would a Raspberry Pi be powerful to use as my main pc? I would need something to browse the web, plus print from a USB printer. Also could a Raspberry handle 1080p video?
  25. bit_user

    Discussion ODROID-C4: A New Competitor Emerges

    Just launched: https://www.hardkernel.com/shop/odroid-c4/ Specs: Amlogic S905X3 SoC 4x A55 cores 512 KB L3 cache Mali-G32 MP2 GPU (x4 EE) @ 650 Mhz HDMI 2.0 (4K @ 60 Hz w/ HDR, CEC, and EDID) 4 GB DDR4 (32-bit @ 1320 MHz) eMMC UHS-1 SD card 4x USB 3.0; 1x USB 2.0 OTG Gigabit Ethernet Power...
  26. Leonniar

    [SOLVED] Need Help with an Arduino/Raspberry Pi project

    Hello guys , I had an idea of making something like a box (as a gift) with a screen inside that plays a video on loop Details of the project: I want to make something that looks like a gift box and when you remove the top there is a screen inside . The screen can be turned on and of via an...
  27. Shunebre

    Question Micro SD cant format

    Hi, I have a 64GB micro SD. I put NOOB on it, boot in with a Raspberry Pi 4 B and during the installation of Lakka+Kodi+Raspbian I turn off the machine. That cause the interruption during the installation. Now when I insert the ssd in a PC it start to be slower, and I can't find a way to format...
  28. N

    [SOLVED] Making a very simple, tiny and cheap GPS

    I was thinking what hardware / software would be needed to make a simple "computer" that will run a very simple map with basic functions like zoom in, zoom out, location, destination.... the map would be low resolution and the whole thing should be in like gps/mobile form factor. the main bummer...
  29. C

    [SOLVED] raspberries pi remote access

    hey i have a main system with 3700x and msi x570 gaming plus i want to control it remotely full control even hardware elements like power, network, and even software elements like video/ audio/input even when os not booted( bios and bootloader access too) i was wondering how to do that with...
  30. G

    [SOLVED] Port Forwarding Not Working for Raspberry Pi Server

    Hello, I'm currently attempting to port forward port 25565 to set up my Minecraft server running on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, but no matter what I do, port checker tools such as canyouseeme.org always report the port as closed, and I've confirmed that external connections can't resolve the...
  31. Ordan

    Question What shall i put on my rpi 4b 4gig?

    I recently discovered onnly functional streaming service i could use had issue where it would cache on sd card and would inevitably destroy it in long run and sadly the settings changing doesnt work and now i dont know what to do with it because i can only way on usb boot, i mean i would feel...
  32. J

    [SOLVED] Can you use a Raspberry Pi Zero to offload x86 to RISC processing and what performance would that yield?

    I found this link on Reddit ( View: https://www.reddit.com/r/FPGA/comments/6oie3e/hardwarebased_instruction_translation_similar_to/ ) but the only problems are latency. But that could be from using an FPGA (according to user tmadness, FPGAs have a low IPC, making them slow). Also, user...
  33. P

    [SOLVED] Is the Raspberry Pi Model A+ (Original) still a good board?

    I was given an old Raspberry Pi A+ (Original, not 3) by a friend. I was wondering, can you still make cool projects with it? Can you run the latest (or at least a semi-modern) version of raspbian? Or is it just too old nowadays? I wanted to start making small real-world projects that involve...
  34. P

    [SOLVED] Will Raspberry Pi 4 Allow for booting OS from USB 3.0 SSD drive?

    Will one be able to boot an OS with the new Raspberry Pi4 from the USB 3.0 port using a SSD External Drive? Is Micro SD card required to boot. Thanks in advance! I do have SSD on my older Pi3 B+, this is supposed to be able to boot from the USB 2.0, I have never been able to get it to boot...
  35. R

    Question Designing undergraduate course - what's the most robust microcontroller?

    I'm redesigning an undergraduate introductory circuits course. In the course students design and build an analog front end amplifier, pass it through an ADC, and process the data with their computers. Initially we used the raspberry Pi 3B, which had pretty easy integration as we can give them an...
  36. apiltch

    Info Raspberry Pi GPIO Pinout: What Each Pin Does

    The Raspberry Pi has 40 GPIO pins that connect to sensors, lights, motors and other devices. Here's a map and detailed explanation of what each does. Raspberry Pi GPIO Pinout: What Each Pin Does : Read more
  37. friendstype25

    Question Networking Noob Trying to Utilize Steamlink

    As it stands there is a raspberry pi 3b+ running RetroPie with an experimental Steamlink package installed. This communicates via WiFi to a PC two floors above. There are many devices all on the same router, and as such, Steamlink lags until it crashes or becomes completely unresponsive about...
  38. H

    Question A wireless file server... on a boat.

    I live on a canal boat and I would like to build a file server that works with only USB ports. I would like to try and make it wireless. I was thinking to buy a WD My Passport 4TB and then buy a Rapsberry PI and connect the Hard Drive and download the needed software. I just cannot figure out...
  39. G

    Question Mobile non internet plex server

    We do a lot of cruises and when we are away we are generally off the grid. Because the TV selection on cruises is pretty rubbish, we have taken to setting up a plex server on an old laptop. This uses a 2tb HDD in place of the optical drive. We have no internet access when on cruises other...
  40. Y

    Question How do I install After Effects for Raspberry Pi?

    After Effects for Raspberry Pi 3? How do I install After Effects for Raspberry Pi?