Questions relating to the physical components that the Raspberry Pi consists of.

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Integrated Pi Laptop with the Atrix Lapdock

I always wanted to make a Raspberry Pi laptop and when I saw the various videos and tutorials on how to use the Atrix Lapdock to make one I was impressed. The one problem that I had was that when ...
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Which one to choose for project work?

Hi I'm a final year college student (Engineering) and I'm trying to build a hexapod (spider like robot) for my final year project. The bot should be able to Livestream (Video and Audio). So my friends ...
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Can Compute Modules clustering and availability?

I am very interested in Compute Modules, but have a few concerns: The main press release (linked above) for Compute Modules states that these systems are "primarily designed for those who are going ...
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Where can I buy Compute Units?

I see a lot of media hype surrounding Raspberry Pi Compute Units circa April 2014, but to my surprise, I can find no websites (even Ada Fruit) that actually sell them. Additionally, because I can't ...
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Touchscreen Pi GPIO Connection

I'm working on David Hunt's Touchscreen Pi Timelapse Controller (https://learn.adafruit.com/touchscreen-pi-timelapse-controller/overview) and have encountered some difficulty in the the hardware ...
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Hardware for Hyperion

I'm planning to build an ambient lamp, and I like the features that the hyperion has. First, I was going to get these LED's: (WS2801) Addressable Color 12mm Diffused Digital RGB LED Pixels Lights ...
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How to keep my Hard Drive safe (physically) [closed]

Strictly speaking, this is a Banana Pi question. However, one might want to do something similar with a Raspberry Pi, so I consider it appropriate to ask here. Hope I'm right. Now the Banana Pi has ...
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Gameport to USB?

I have a Microsoft SideWinder Game Pad (Part Number: 90873) that I want to use with my Raspberry Pi RetroPie. I have the pinout and want to replace the GamePort end with USB. I followed the ...
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My raspberry pi only have the green led on (model B+)

Yesterday I connected my RPi to the TV, but there was a problem. The red LED doesn't blink, but the green LED is on. I've change the microSD but It didn't help. I use a 700 mA power supply, and tried ...
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The pi as a mobile, off-grid outdoor device

How can current Raspberry Pi power and display technology be used to create a practical, outdoor computer for light weight text editing or programming off-the-grid and in strong ambient light ...
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Can I swap OS SD cards among Raspberry Pi?

I've got several raspberry pi computers. They are the same hardware revisions. If I swap the SD cards amongst them, will the OSes bootup successfully with their respective OS's and software or will ...
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Can't find the right SD card slot

I just got a Raspberry Pi B+ with a NOOBS SD card, but I can't find the SD card slot. I found the micro SD slot on the bottom of the Pi, but my SD card won't fit. Where do I connect it?
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Raspberry PI digital signage solution

This is probably not the first digital signage discussion but I think my requirements are a bit different. I'm looking to set up a Raspberry Pi to connect to a network via Wifi and a TV via HDMI, on ...
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Raspbian /sys/bus/w1/devices/ is empty when having multiple 1-wire DS18B20 temperature sensors

I have a RasPi model B rev. 2.0 and two DS18B20 1-wire temperature sensors and they are working individually fine. I know I should be able to connect multiple 1-wire sensors in parallel but I can't ...
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Building a two DC motor robot cart with rpi

I want to build a Robot which runs on Two DC motors have cart like structure , I want to control it using PWM. what is best way to do it directly from rpi without using Arduino or kits or modules but ...
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How much current does the Raspberry Pi can handle?

I got a Raspberry Pi Model B+ for the first time and I have been searching in my house phone chargers that I can use. In the manual in the package it stated that the maximum current is 1500-2000mA and ...
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Default duty cycle of hardware PWM using wiring-pi

I spent quite some time, but I wasn't able to find the answer (and found other interesting sources like changing pwm frequency 1 and changing the frequency 2), and I lack the equipment to find out by ...
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How many GND does a RasPi model B rev.2 P1 header have?

I see a lot of conflicting documentation on how many GND pins are available on model B rev. 2.0. I have hardware revision "000e" and there are a lot of DNC (Do Not Connect) pins. ...
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Proper hardware debouncing my interrupt driven digital electrical meter input?

This is a child of my first problem, I am getting ghosting/bouncing on my digital input, but this question is more hardware related and specific to my problem. I have a RasPi model B. I have read ...
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raspberry pi os programming

My goal is to learn more about operating system concepts by poking around some simpler OS's and possibly writing one from scratch. The Raspberry Pi seems attractive as an entry level system to ...
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Raspberry Pi in 24/7/365 production [duplicate]

Would you advice to use Raspberry Pi as a server for an advertising display system to manage 150 LCD screens in 24/7/365 mode? Thanks in advance,
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I am getting ghosting/bouncing on my digital input

I am meassuring data pulses from my electrical meter, giving me one pulse per Watt used. I have 4 electrical meters connected to my Raspberry Pi model B. I have connected them directly like this (no ...
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Simple solenoid valve control troubleshooting

I should mention that I am trained in biochemistry with a basic college-level physics background, but with no background in DIY electronics. I'm trying to make my Raspberry Pi control a simple valve. ...
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Can the pi power this 2.5" drive without a usb hub?

I want to use my PI model B as a NAS, but I'd like to avoid using a usb-hub. I have a 2.5" western digital 1tb usb drive (this one), and a 2A power supply for the pi that I'm planning on using with ...
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Running RPi on Solar Panel and battery [closed]

I’m quite new in electronic projects and so my basics are quite limited. I've been reading a lot regarding this topic (refer to the title) and I’m currently planning to buy the suitable Solar Panel, ...
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Beginner Question - Reading Temperature, Opening Water Valve, Status LED [closed]

I am completely new to Raspberry Pi and would like to hear your input on this project that I need to solve. My question is: What hardware do I need, how would I connect it and how would I solve the ...
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Interference with Freeview box

I have a model B raspberry pi running OpenELEC v4.2.1 connected to my TV using the composite output. I also have a Freeview box receiving terrestrial TV from a coaxial cable connected by Scart lead to ...
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Brushless motors with Raspberry Pi [closed]

I would like to know if brushless dc motor can be directly run with Raspberry Pi without using an ESC. Thanx.
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Pins I2C cannot be used as input

When using pin 3 and 5 as inputs, I get only 3.3v and I'm not able to use them as inputs. I use the same code and circuit on all the GPIO pins the circuit worked on every single pin except on this 2 ...
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What steps can be taken to use the Pi as mission critical hardware?

I want to use the Pi as mission critical hardware. I have had a Pi running an informational system for 2 years straight and wanting to try a few more things... What steps can be taken to ensure ...
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Pi dead: U3 IC gets extremely hot

I got two Pi's, and both of them have the same problem. To the first one, I connected a 3.3V power supply to pin 1, following which the board didn't boot and no LEDs lit. The board seems to be dead, ...
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Can i setting sampling rate 2k in MCP3008 or python [closed]

Can i setting sampling rate 2k in MCP3008 or python. I think to do this a long time but i don't have no idea. please help, thanks.
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How to measure DC current RPi?

I have recently bought a Raspberry Pi, and I would like to be able to measure the current flowing through the circuit in our Greenpower electric racing car. It would also be useful to record this for ...
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External USB 2.5" HDD's with the Raspberry Pi B+

Is it possible to connect two 2.5" HDD enclosures to a Raspberry Pi B+ with only one USB cable, or will I have to use both cables? I am asking this because I do not actually own a Raspberry Pi and ...
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Should SD card be removable with little pressure?

I;'ve just purchased a raspberry pi b+ and the Noobs card. I've inserted the card into the slot on device and heard it click. But I'm able to remove the card easily without re-pressing the card into ...
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SPI to soft UART

Is there a way to use the SPI on pi for UART communications without any external hardware? Is there a library in C for this?
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Is a Pi able to put a monitor connected via HDMI to standby?

I've installed xset and tried to send the monitor to standby with xset dpms force standby The screen goes black, but the power LED doesn't start to flash, so the monitor doesn't seem to be in ...
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Connecting a Long Stem Thermometer to a Raspberry Pi to automate the recording of temperature in an experiment [closed]

Is there a way to connect and read the output of a long stem thermometer like this one to a raspberry pi?
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Basic hand (touchless) gesture detection, solution needed

I need a good solution for basic gesture recognition (touchless), like swipe left, up, down, right, "tap" hardware/software for Raspberry Pi. I've seen http://www.hoverlabs.co/#hover which looks very ...
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Barcode Scanners compatible with Raspberry Pi

I would like to buy a barcode scanner to use with Pi, so which one will be compatible with Pi..?? Something around $50 would be great, like the Barcode Scanners we use at POS (Point of Sale), ...
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I2C and ST 24C64 (5V Problem)

I`m planning to use the 24C64 EEPROM with my Rasberry Pi. According to the datasheet the EEPROM "Single Supply Voltage" is 4.5 to 5.5 V. (Datasheet: ...
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Does the Raspberry Pi manage hardware interrupts?

I'm planning to use a raspberry pi to move DC motors using a PID programmed on the raspberry pi. the question is can I interrupt the raspberry pi by hardware, The idea is to interrupt it depending on ...
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Interacting with a RJ11 “phone” / Hardware

I'd like to be able to interract with a piece of hardware which is able to be controlled by a standard phone line (and provide vocal metrics, ...) Let me stress that it is not a modem, nor has it ...
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Soldering Components onto RasPi headers

I am trying to use the P5 header on the RasPi for soldering a switch to act as a safe shutdown button. But I am unable to solder the connections onto the headers. The reason for this, I believe, is ...
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Alternative IO board for Compute Module

Are there any alternative (unofficial/3rd party) boards for the (IMHO overpriced) official IO board that ships within the Raspberry Pi Compute Module Development Kit?
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How to switch my Raspberry Pi B+ with OpenElec on and off?

I have a Raspberry Pi B+ set up with OpenElec which I happily use as a media player for movies. What would be the best way to switch it on and off in a similar way I switch my TV or BluRay Player on ...
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Raspberry Pi B+ CPU clock manipulation

Is it possible to manipulate rPi B+ with ArchLinux system clock, I need to slow it down because of power management purposes.
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How to import Xbee to Python?

I would like to handle my xbee with raspberry pi via Python. I install xbee with this command: pip install xbee And I try to use this example code: #! /usr/bin/python # Import and init an XBee ...
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Data transfer from arduino to raspberry pi wirelessly?

How do I send data to raspberry pi connected over wifi from arduino connected to a laptop which is in turn connected to the same wifi network as raspberry pi?
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Did my PI lockup or was it halted?

I couldn't connect to my pi this morning until I turned it off and on again. I did this at around noon, didn't record the exact time, thereafter it connected via ssh. My sys.log state: Sep 18 ...