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

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Setting permission for Ultimate GPS HAT from inside Sticky Finger's Kali Pi

I'm running Sticky Finger's Kali Pi on a Pi 2 with the Adafruit Ultimate GPS HAT connected. The HAT is accessible from the OS under /dev/ttyAMA0, but the permission is set to root:tty rw--w---. With ...
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Raspberry PI 3B. Wifi and bluetooth shared antenna?

I'm working on a project that involves WiFi and BLE, and for this I would like to use an esp32 due to its lower price, but there will be timing issues since the wifi and Bluetooth antenna are shared. ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero(s) not booting up consistently

I have three Raspberry Pi Zeros (1.3), all between 3 and 4 years old. On two of them, it usually takes several tries of connecting and disconnecting power to get them to turn on. In about 1 out of 5 ...
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How to go from prototype to production

This question deals with Raspberry Pi but it is not limited to it. I have build some prototypes using Raspberry Pi. They work well. What should I do if I want to transform my prototypes into ...
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Ribbon Cable for bridging the headers of Raspberry pi and Custom hats

Hello I am in need of a ribbon cable for my custom pi hats. The problem with ordinary ribbon cables such as this I could not make it to align the rows of the pins will get swapped because of the ...
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How to manually control a shake activated lamp using raspberry pi?

I got this cool potion lamp for Christmas though it’s only shake activated (more like you have to tap on it really hard) and I was wondering if there was any possible way I could connect my raspberry ...
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Power off Raspberry Pi if charger of powerbank is connected and turn back on if disconnected

I have a (maybe trivial) problem. I want to power a Raspberry Pi (more specific a SteroPi) with a power bank. The power bank has the feature, that its output is always on. So even if I plug in a ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ and Unity3D

I have a project which is aiming to connect sensors to Unity3D by means of Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. Therefore, my question is: How can I send the data collected from the sensors by Raspberry Pi 3 ...
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Virtual register address translation on the raspberry Pi 4

When taking a look at the manual of the BCM2835 (which seems to be the correct one for the BCM2711), we can see, for example, that the base address of the SPI device is 0x7E204000 (page 152). Assume ...
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AC Frequency Monitoring

There are multiple hardware solutions to do amp/current monitoring, but I cant seem to find one to do AC Frequency monitoring. Anyone have a pointer to board that can handle line power and return line ...
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Infrared Camera Project: Is the following possible?

first post here/new raspberry pi user. I'd like to use the raspberry pi with the FLIR infrared camera in order to create a display-less security camera that will set a wireless alarm if a temperature ...
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keyboard problem

When I first plugged in my raspberry pi 4 it came with a german keyboard, not an English one. I have got the English one now, but whenever I type with it, the letter E randomly gets put into the word ...
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Is there an official mega list of compatible modules?

I'm interested in Raspberry Pi and I wonder what hardware modules are compatible with it. How does compatibility work? Do people design parts that work with the Raspberry Pi? Or is it like an ...
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MCP3008 outputting just 0

I've been messing with raspberry pi, and I am learning about interfacing it with analog devices. I am using the MCP3008 for that and following this tutorial here. I wired it up like the pictures below:...
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Relay keep on question - probably a bash problem now

I have a pi 3B and a relay board - "5V relay module is active LOW, meaning that LOW level will activate the relay on and HIGH level will deactivate it." . I have connected 5V to Vcc on the relay, ...
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RJ11 hardware for Raspberry Pi (RasPBX)

I'm trying to build an IVR system using Raspberry Pi. See following diagram I'm not sure which hardware to use for blue and green boxes. For the blue box maximum number of phones will be 3. They are ...
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Whenever I restart my Raspberry pi 4, GPIO pin number 3 goes high and low very fast (bug in pi?)

I just switched from Raspberry Pi 3 to 4, which I use to control some devices. I just discovered that whenever Raspberry pi 4 boots, it changes the pi state of GPIO pin number 3 very fast from low to ...
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Cooling fan sudden alarming erratic behavior

Help needed understanding if this is an emergency or not... Anyone familiar with raspberry pi 5V powered micro fans. SKIP TO THE END for the tl:dr but here is a detailed description: I have a tower ...
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I have 2 Pi 4Bs. One is giving me the rainbow screen, other is working fine. Is it irreparably broken?

I have 2 identical 4Bs: the one older one that used to work and the new one I ordered yesterday. With all the same cables and SD card, the new one works fine, the other one is giving me the rainbow ...
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Unable to control and count RPM of 2 motors in single python code in raspberry pi

I'm trying to count rpm of dc and controlling its rpm using PID controller motor which I have done successfully in my code as shown below. But when I try to count RPM of 2 DC motors simultaneously in ...
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How can I read the serial number directly from the broadcom chip instead of via /proc/cpuinfo?

There's numerous posts about reading the Pi's serial number from /proc/cpuinfo. I'm considering using the serial number as a unique id for licencing commercial software but am concercned that /proc/...
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Bootable USB or Pendrive are not detected in Raspberry pi 3B+ for data transfer or format

I want to copy a file raspberry pi 3B+ to my Desktop machine. I had plugged the USB pen-drive in raspberry pi 3B+. But pen-drive is not recognized. Did I missed anything as in case of pi? Thanks in ...
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Finding source code for the Atmel MCU on the PoE Hat

I have recently purchased a raspberry pi 4. I have a small DC cooling fan for it, but I am limited to it being constantly on, which is annoying. I have seen (but do not need, or personally have access ...
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Which of those listed logic level MOSFET to choose for driving a heater

I'm planning to control 3 LEDs and a heating element (5 Ohms) using a Raspberry Pi. The main power supply outputs 12V & 5A. Using an L78S05CV Voltage regulator, I'm planning to power the RPi. So ...
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Using a Raspberry Pi to write an image to an SD Card

Hie I have an SD card Module and can access connect two SD cards to my raspberry pi, however i would like to be write an image in the other card connected to the SD Card Module
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Networking interfaces disappeared from my RPI 4B 4GB

Since receiving this Pi I've installed and configured Octoprint for my printer. It ran fine without issues for 3-4 days, until I got disconnected when checking from work. Once home I found the Pi in ...
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How to debugg kernel panics?

I have an Raspberry Pi V3 running as a home server for some years. Since a while ago, it doesn't run stable anymore, instead, after it is up for a couple of days sometime after a couple of hours, it ...
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Can I power two Pi from a single Lithium battery?

I need to run at least 2 Pi together, one controlling hardware and another sensing its environment. I would like to keep weight down by using a single LiIon battery. I have one to connect to a PiJuice ...
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Can I reduce the flicker in 480i composite video output?

Title pretty much says it all. Is there a way to reduce the line flickering of the Raspberry Pi's 480i composite signal when viewed on an interlaced CRT? Specifically regarding the Pi 3B hardware. ...
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GPIO pullups not working?

Sorry for the very basic question. I am trying to set a built-in pullup on GPIO pins and it doesn't seem to be working. Hardware is Pi 3B and 4B (I tried on both), OS is Raspbian 10 (buster). The ...
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Solder USB wifi right on to raspberry pi zero

I am trying to solder a wifi adapter right on to my raspberry pi zero so it takes up less space. I've followed this video and some other diagrams on how to wire usb devices right on to the pi zero. ...
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Setup respeaker pi-hat 2 on RPI ZW

I am trying to run snips on my rpi0w, and has mounted the respeaker pi hat on to it. Installed the driver using git clone https://github.com/respeaker/seeed-voicecard cd seeed-voicecard sudo ./...
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Does directly connecting pins fry the Pi?

As a followup to this question: Can I safely connect two GPIO pins to each other (ie. for testing purposes)? And can I safely connect an input pin to either +VDD (3.3 V) or to Ground? Or do I need a ...
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Could my Pi have damaged my display?

I am using this display with my Pis. Thanks to a tutorial they put some time ago, I have been able to control the brightness on the screen. Recently, I was testing some nodes on the Pi using a ...
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Not allowed to use internet in France?

According to the Declaration of Conformity, only indoor use is permitted. Is this just regarding the WiFi, or the whole Pi? What's the reasoning behind this?
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How to remotely turn off the cooling fan of an already software shut down Rpi?

I just bought a case with fa , as pi 4 is not working great without it. Now temperature is low, but as I have it in my room, I would like to turn it off while sleeping. My fan is: https://www.amazon....
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ADF support for scanadf on HP scanner

I have installed SANE and I'm trying to scan pages with the ADF (automatic document feeder) of my HP ScanJet 8250. I found scanadf, but it does not use the ADF for scanning. I now read at the end of ...
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Is it still safe to use my pi? Missing component (capacitor?) near USB port

I dropped my pi and what I think is a capacitor has come off. What effect will this have on the USB ports, if any? Can I get away with just not using them?
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Immutable SD Card? [closed]

Does there exist a device that goes in an SD card slot and behaves like a normal SD card, except that it can be made immutable? I think it would have to have two modes: Initial Setup would be ...
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Is there a piece of hardware I can use to turn an outlet on and off via a wired connection?

I'm new to Raspberry Pis. I'm not new to programming, but I know very little about electronics. For a first project I would love to make an outlet switch thing that is connect to an rpi that's connect ...
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Hardware controlled RTS on a Pi4 not working accurately

We need to use RS485 to talk to one of our custom tools. We need to use hardware controlled rts/cts. I've read so many articles about this but nobody ever says it works for them with fast timing and ...
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Rpi4B power connector SMD components damaged. How to replace it?

I broke what looks to be either a diode, capacitor or resistor on the board near the power connector of the pi 4B and I want to try to replace the surface mounted component. I know the chances are ...
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High level of noise of SPI pins on RPi Zero W

I have a zero W powered via USB from a laptop. I have setup up for the SPI drivers and run a very simple test program which is: import spidev import time spi = spidev.SpiDev() spi.open(0, 0) ...
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Lego Mindstorm with raspberry as controller (only raspberry)

guys, I want to build a robot with a Lego Mindstorm set that I can use in school. The only problem is I hate graphical programming language and cant install ev3 python on it cause it´s not mine. but I ...
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Why OS on raspberry are model specific?

Every time I want to install a OS on a Raspberry Pi I have to check if that version support the model I have. For example, NetBSD doesn't support RP Zero and RP 4. (it doesn't even boot). Of course ...
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Long range interface between a Raspberry Pi and a smartphone? [closed]

I would like to control a Raspberry Pi 4 with my smartphone (for my drone). Now I'm looking for an interface between the RPi and my Android phone. Requirements: Control with a web interface or app ...
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Unique Serial Number using Processing [duplicate]

How can I read the Unique Serial Number in Processing code ?
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How to read rPi camera hardware information that which type of camera sensor( imx219 or OV5647) is being used in camera module?

I want to read the camera hardware spec to ensure which type of camera sensor (like imx219 or OV5647 etc) is being used in the rPi camera module for camera module v1 and v2. Is there any method to ...
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Composite video on Compute Module

I'm working on a Compute Module design that uses the composite video output. I know the Zero and presumably the full size Pi have some passive components on the output pin, but I'm not sure what of ...
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Running multiple programs that use the same UART bus

Let's say we're writing two programs that uses both UART bus. The program A uses UART at 9600bps baud rate, and the program B uses UART at 115200bps baud rate. Can both of them operate concurrently ...