Peripherals are devices connected to the Raspberry Pi, but external from it.

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How to setup resistive LCD touchscreen over SPI

I've been following a guide for setting up an LCD touchscreen, without success. When the screen is plugged into the GPIO pins it just shows a white screen. After all my attempts it remains white. ...
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For communicating with a modbus rtu slave using rs485 to usb converter, does Raspberry Pi require any configuration?

I have a modbus slave device and a rs485 to usb converter. I used the converter and successfully read data from the slave device with my laptop but when I try to use it with the Raspberry Pi I am ...
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Use Rasberry Pi's Usb Ports for Broken Computer

The usb ports on my macbook pro are broken, so I thought that it would be possible to connect it to my raspberry pi over a local wifi network (or something like that) so that I can use usb devices, ...
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Adafruit Retrogame library will not send character press events

I'm trying to build a small arcade cabinet powered by the Raspberry Pi 2. I've got several arcade buttons (for ABXY, Insert Coin/Select and Start) and an 8-way joystick. I'm following the tutorial ...
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Raspberry Pi (Low) Power - Damage?

If the Raspberry Pi B+ is not receiving enough power and I try to use it, will it damage my Pi or peripherals?
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Connecting Dallas 1-wire temperature sensor

I have Dallas 1-wire temperature sensor, and 10k Ohm resistor. Is it OK to use 10k instead of 4.7k? Because I'm having a problem that if I use this resistor, sensor gets really hot and Pi won't boot. ...
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send_packet: Network is unreachable Huawei E3351 3G Dongle

I have a Huawei E3351 3G dongle connected to a Pi which requires maximum unattended uptime. Ensuring that the connection remains solid over time has been a troublesome endeavour, largely due to ...
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Precision ADCs for Raspberry Pi to minimize Gibbs phenomenon?

I would like to generate stable volts from 0 to 5 and to minimize Gibbs phenomenon without losing measurement data. I get much sudden peaks in Raspberry Pi 1/2 which I can control by adding low-pass ...
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Raspberry pi location detection [closed]

Id like to create a small "car" alike robot (4 wheels and steering via servo) that will travel around my house. Id like the robot to be able to go and charge itself when its batteries are low, I do ...
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powering raspberry pi B+ through the USB port

I am enclosing my raspberry pi B+ into a camera case due to which the micro USB power plug on the pi is not accessible, I was thinking of powering it through the normal USB port. ...
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How to power Raspberry Pi 2 B with a powered USB hub that also powers peripherals?

I currently have a Raspberry Pi 2 B that I am trying to run off of a 2.5A 5V powered USB hub, while also having my peripherals off of that hub. I have the output of the hub to the regular Pi USB slot, ...
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Can the Pi Emulate an HID device with via USB?

Does the Raspberry Pi model B+ have the capabilities of acting as a Human Interface Device (HID) with no extra hardware (other than a USB to USB cable)? I saw this question but it was about ...
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Set up my Raspberry Pi B+ with my using my laptop's keyboard and monitor [closed]

I don't have a keyboard or monitor, so I need to use my laptop as a monitor, keyboard and mouse instead. How would this be achieved?
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Using a power supply to power Pi and Pump

I asked a questions about controlling a water pump with the pi and in one of the answers (http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/a/32014/19436) he mentioned I could get one power supply to power both ...
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Making phone calls from a Raspberry Pi [closed]

I'm wondering if there is a way I can make phone calls (not over the internet) from a Raspberry Pi product I'm developing (only make them, not receive them). I thought on the following approaches, ...
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Is it possible to have a 3G and bluetooth on a raspberry pi?

Sorry for this question but I'm new on Raspberry PI. I'm trying to develop a prototype that will need to connect to bluetooth devices, like smartphones, and have an Internet connection. Because I ...
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wheezy: scanbd recognizing buttons but not triggering scan

I’m running a Raspberry PI B+ Raspbian GNU/Linux 7 (wheezy) Linux raspberrypi 3.18.7+ #755 PREEMPT Thu Feb 12 17:14:31 GMT 2015 armv6l GNU/Linux I've only just discovered both SANE and scanbd I’ve ...
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Rapsberry Pi Mini-fan not working

I have installed a mini-fan (cooler?) with a heatsink in a Rapsberry Pi Model B+ but it is not working. I mean, it is not moving. It only turns on when the processor is hot? Do I need to install ...
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Advice on Using the Pi2 as a NAS vs NAS device with Pi2 attached

I want to build a home NAS and with my Raspberry Pi 2 and also have XBMC installed on it and need some advice on the route to go. The storage will be used to stream movies from (via XMBC) and also to ...
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Must I keep mouse and keyboard plugged in

I'd like to install openelec on my pi2, after I have the pi the way I like it can i unplug my peripherals and have it boot up without kb/mouse
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Programming a non-audio headphone jack peripheral [closed]

I have been given a scentee which I would like to program to be usable with my Raspberry Pi. This device connects to smartphones via the headphone jack, and needs to be charged seperately, so I don't ...
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Eject ipod from Rpi without disconnecting

This is not a question on how to umount a drive. I have a 2nd gen ipod nano (old) that works great but has 0 battery life. I figure if I plug it into the raspberry, it can power it and it does. ...
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Finding a relay capable of being constantly switched?

I've got a Raspberry Pi and some Christmas lights. I would like to use the Raspberry Pi to control the Christmas lights by switching them on and off with a Python script. The programming aspect of ...
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Will attaching an Adafruit TFT consume/block all the GPIO pins

I'm thinking of picking up this TFT screen for my pi, and can't quite figure out from the images, if it's going to require use of all/some of the GPIO pins on the board, and whether they'll still be ...
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Interfacing with a Winbond W25Q64BV flash chip via SPI

I'm trying to interface with a Winbond W25Q64BV flash chip via SPI. I started off by testing it on Arduino (target is a Raspberry) as I found a few implementations before I got started. Most notably ...
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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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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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Can the new raspberry pi B+ act as a usb sniffer?

I am trying to capture data from a computer going to a USB peripheral. I think the previous raspberry pi (model B) couldn't do this because it could not act a USB slave. But can the new raspberry pi ...
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Touchpad the works well with Raspbian

I'm looking for a USB track/touch/mouse-pad that is compatible and known to work well with with the Raspberry Pi running latest Raspbian image. Just the pad, no keyboard attached. Any ...
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Transition to Embedded Linux like Pi from Microcontrollers [closed]

I am currently familiar with design/programming custom embedded systems using PIC Micro-controllers with various peripherals like I2C, SPI Flash, UART,ADC,etc with some additional analog processing ...
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Seting up WiFi Usb dongle

I have got an AirStream TM 1100 WiMAX USB Adapter. It works without any drivers on a PC using Ubuntu but will not work on my Raspberry Pi. The kztech.cn website does not provide any drivers for the ...
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Install New Software on Raspberry Pi

We need to log data from data logger to Raspberry Pi and send it to server by USB 3G/2G module. For logging data a software/driver has to be installed and also the 3G/2G data card driver on raspberry ...
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Control 18 LEDs individually? (17 GPIO pins)

Note: I have read Controlling many LEDs with few GPIO pins, but I can't buy additional parts (Degree project) The end result is to make a noughts and crosses grid with 2 LEDs per grid cell. This ...
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Difference between LCD Displays

I was using a Hitachi HD44780 display hooked up to GPIO pins. Sadly, it got damaged and, in a rush, I had to get a different one. It is a ADM1602U serial enabled display. However I don't plan to use ...
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How can I automatically mount USB hard drives (regression)?

Recently (perhaps due to an update?) my hard drives no longer automatically mount. I have a USB hub attached to the Pi, with a wifi card and some hard drives attached to the hub. The hard drives are ...
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Piface with Scratch. Could not find MESH session

I've downloaded and installed the latest versions of everything. Followed the instructions for setting up Scratch to use Mesh. It says its using IP 127.0.1.1. From the terminal I ran ...
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Adding a HDD to a Pi

By looking to this youtube video I am interested in some way to 'push' a HDD inside a case of RPi or at least to be mountable at the bottom/top of the case with as little wiring as possible (If ...
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Bluetooth device is not available?

I followed this tutorial to set up my Bluetooth dongle and get it running. I have the same Bluetooth dongle that is in the tutorial, yet I can not seem to get it to work. I get to step "C" and then ...
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12V device to a Raspberry Pi

For my school engineering project, I have a coin acceptor device which I would like to link to the Raspberry Pi. However the device requires 12V in power. I have an idea of what to do to power the ...
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Raspberry Pi Franken-charger: A Mini-B-to-Micro-B Conversion

So I go to the thrift shop around the corner, and I'm met with these two boxes in the electronics' section: I'm sifting through these one by one, tangle by tangle, searching for a power adapter ...
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Extension to send output to multiple TVs

I want to use a Raspberry Pi in an art project, where I need to connect five old CRT TV screens to the Pi. Is there an extension which I could use to connect all the TVs to one single Pi and send ...
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Correcting for GPS error

I recently connected a GPS unit sold by Adafruit to my Raspberry PI and looked at the data feed. The data I'm getting for speed seems to be way off. My PI is stationary, but it always reports are ...
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Problems using Brother DCP-145C USB Scanner

I'm trying to use my old Brother DCP-145C Multifunction USB-Printer as a network printer/scanner with the RPi. I roughly followed this guide so far: Setting up the printing functionality via CUPS ...
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LCD with RTC and GPS

I have purchased a LCD board, a real time clock board, and a GPS board. I have soldered the LCD onto the breakout board as instructed and put the realtime clock together following the tutorials. At ...
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Slow file transfer to USB thumbdrive

Currently my files are transferring at a speed of 10 kilobytes/s or less to a thumbdrive that is Fat32 formatted. I have a pretty stock Raspian install, and I've done an rpi-update. I am using a ...
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Bluetooth as ttyUSB*

I want to see my usb bluetooth dongle as a device ttyUSB*. It's possible? It shows "hci mode" in lsusb command. $ lsmod Module Size Used by rfcomm ...
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What type of motor and speaker would be suitable for a DIY: Making a Pi-powered baby mobile?

My neighbor is having his first child shortly, and in the spirit of "it's never too early to learn programming/electronics" we feel the child should have access to a Raspberry-Pi of his/her own. ...
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Pi off, wifi on. Pi on, wifi off!

I am trying to build an XBMC media center with my Raspberry Pi. Everything works great - except the one thing I really need, Wifi! (My router is on the other side of the house and I don't like the ...
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How do I get the uLCD-43PT-PI touchscreen working?

I have one of these that is made specifically for the Pi. I am trying to use that as the primary display for the Pi. Currently, it is powered, but won't show anything on the screen. How do I get it to ...
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GPIO input and output levels

I have some basic questions, sorry, I have'nt found this. What are output levels of GPIO (Raspberry Pi) I mean the voltage ranges of low and high for input/output What is the maximum current that ...