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

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How does the hardware cause long delays?

I want to write a bit-banging driver for a Raspberry Pi 3. For testing I developed a simple Linux kernel mode driver which toggles a GPIO pin with approx. 1Mhz. Here is the code excerpt. static ...
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Why is my RPi freezing of its own accord?

I own a RPi 3 Model B, which does a very good job of freezing of its own accord, even when not much activity is being done. I mean, I can still move the mouse, but it stays in its last frame and I ...
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Using Android phone as microphone for R PI B+

I'm planning to use Jasper for voice control on my Raspberry Pi B+. However, there are no microphone sockets and I do not have a USB mic. I would like to know if there is any way I could use my ...
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RaspberryPi A+ USB Data Lines shorted

This is kinda weird problem. I used Raspberry Pi A+ for my small projects. I did all the programming using a USB WiFi dongle via SSH. It all went happy and fine until one fine day the dongle stopped ...
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Trouble connecting USB devices with Raspberry Pi Compute Module on custom PCB

I am working with a team designing a PCB that works with the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 card. We are having a bit of trouble with the USB ports. The schematic of the USB portion is somewhat similar ...
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Read/Write LAN9512 EEPROM

We are building a device around the Compute Module 3 and since it needs internet access we decided to go with the LAN9512 that was also used in the Raspberry Pi earlier. The LAN9512 requires an ...
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Pi bluetooth not detecting any devices

Board: Raspberry Pi 3 I have a Pi which is unable to detect any bluetooth peripherals. I diagnosed the bluetooth service by running sudo service bluetooth status which throws the error Failed to ...
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Possible to repair Raspberry Pi 3 SD card slot?

I accidentally pulled the pi out of the case before realizing the SD card was still attached. The right pad can still be soldered but the left one appears to have been pulled off. Is there anything I ...
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RaspberryPi.Net Libary LCD Display

So my problem is, that we want to control a LCD (HD44780) Display with our Raspberry Pi Model B V1.1. The Libary seems to have a support for it. But there only seems to be one example in the whole web....
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How to use PI4J with a brushless motor?

I have a Raspberry Pi 2 model B. I would like to be able to control a motor with a regulator and PI4J. I put the black cable to a ground pin and the PWM pin to pin 26. I've worked with servos before, ...
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DS18B20 temperature sensor not found in folder

I've bought the camjam edukit 2 for my pi which includes the DS18B20 temperature sensor. However, after going over the instructions 20 times, rebuilding it a same amount and searching online, I still ...
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Connecting an Apple mouse and keyboard to Model B+

I have been given a new Model B+ for Fathers Day. I have connected the computer but my keyboard/mouse that I use with my Mac computer will not work with the PI Do I need a new keyboard/mouse to use ...
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Knocked off an SMD from Raspberry Pi Camera Rev 1.3, but camera still works. Is the SMD needed for continued operation?

I accidentally knocked off and lost an SMD labelled "C9" from the Raspberry Pi Camera. The Camera still works, and I am unable to spot any differences. What is the role of the capacitor, and ...
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Controlling a laser rangefinder via the raspberry pi

First, a disclaimer that I am an electronics newbie. I got my hands on a laser rangefinder which looks very similar to this: On the top left corner, there are two sets of pins. The first set has ...
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Interfacing non bluetooth speaker with Raspberry Pi 3

I want a wired connection between speaker and Raspberry pi 3 Model B. Bluetooth or Wireless connection is not my requirement. Regarding my speaker - it should NOT simply output buzzer sounds but is ...
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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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How to connect CMOS image Sensor to Raspberry Pi

I'm wondering if it would be possible to take an image sensor out of an old camera and plug it in to a raspberry pi via the csi connector. For Example would it be possible to take one like this from ...
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Any issue with magnet too close to rpi?

I don't think this is an issue, but a search turns up nothing and I just want to be sure. I'm working on a project that involves a single speaker mounted approx. 2.5 to 3cm above a Raspberry Pi 3. ...
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Hardware driver for LinuxCNC

Is it possible to create a hardware driver for LinuxCNC on a Raspberry Pi without violating the hardware design philosophy of LinuxCNC (stated here)? If yes, could this driver make use of any ...
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WiFi not working on fresh install

I have had my Raspberry Pi for a few years now and today I went to do a fresh reinstall of Raspbian. I downloaded v2.4.4 of NOOBs and used that to install Raspbian. Everything installs nicely except ...
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What Circuit Should I Use to Hardwire Raspberry Pi to Doorbell?

I am trying to connect my raspberry pi to my hardwired doorbell in order to send a text message when the doorbell button is pushed. I have successfully sent the text message using a button connected ...
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Could a RPI 3B+ running Android Things support touch-display and display module with different views?

We are currently working on a project with a Raspberry Pi 3 B that will run Android Things NIH40K, 0.4.1-devpreview, Jun 15, 2017. As it runs AT I would like to connect two separate displays, one ...
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Raspberry Pi + Windows 10 IoT Core + RS485

Has somebody ever worked with windows 10 IoT Core and used RS485? I would like to receive some signals from the RS485 device. I would like to do this with Windows universal app.
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Best Way To Power Raspberry Pi Zero and External 4.5 - 36v Circuit

I am creating a drone where I have a Raspberry Pi Zero, and a Motozero. I need to supply the Motozero with power from 4.5 to 36 volts as well as the Raspberry Pi Zero. What is the best way to do ...
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Networking - Two Raspberry Pis communicating over wired connection

As a part of my research I need to have two Raspberry Pis and a Pixhawk all within the body of a UAV. I know I can get one Pi connected to the Pixhawk over mavlink, but how can I get the two Pis ...
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Raspberry Compute Model 3, is hardware opensource and approach to integrating HD camera on board?

Im planning to build a home security video surveillance to record video and stream it. This is a personal project but I want to approach it with a production ready mindset, as a challenge for myself. ...
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Safest highest operating temperature of a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

What is the safest highest operating temperature of a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B? I was able to get my temperature up to 77'C by running: fulload() { dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/null | dd if=/dev/zero of=/...
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Problems with Kali on raspberry pi, plus some mac issues

Just yesterday I was able to boot Kali on my raspberry pi without much of a problem. The following day, however I tried booting it as usual. It showed the boot screen and everything with the four ...
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Robot running off Raspberry Pi A+

I am participating in a competition where I need to make a motorized vehicle that goes a distance you learn immediately before competing. What I have in mind is to mount a Rasp Pi A+ and a motor to a ...
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RF transmission on 314.88mhz

I've been playing around with transmission of RF signals with my pi for a home automation system. So far it has been working great. However, this was just for the 433.92mhz devices. I've managed to ...
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Specify interrupt in devicetree overlay

I have created a devicetree overlay to add an MRF24J40 transceiver to Raspberry Pi. The interface of the transceiver is SPI and an interrupt request. After some trouble the device finally appears in ...
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Using Raspberry Pi with Arduino GSM/GPRS Shield

Raspberry Pi Model B GEEETECH Arduino GPRS Shield V1.0 (bought from: bit.ly/1G0KYR7) ^ Similar somewhat to: Seeed's GPRS Shield V1.0 | Link: seeedstudio.com/wiki/GPRS_Shield_V1.0 (has more ...
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controlling rgb led strip via spi and node js

I recently purchased a pi and a string of individually addressable rgb led lights from shenhzen kapata (actually amazon, but they're the ones who sell it) and I'm trying to control it with my ...
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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 23:...
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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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Getting a Mimo Monitor working with Raspberry Pi

This isn't a question, as I have finally figured out how to get this all to work. I've had to break the links because I don't have enough reputation. sigh. Instructions to use Mimo Monitors UM-710 (...
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PIR sensor always high with Raspberry Pi3 without breadboard

I have a HCSR501 PIR motion sensor, which has 3 pins (Vcc, Out, Gnd) that I've connected to 5V, GPIO 26, and Gnd respectively. Despite following all the steps in tutorials for interfacing the sensor, ...
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Getting PC hardware info through pi zero

I am trying to get some info about the hardware on my PC through my pi zero for example CPU temperature and RAM speed etc. I have connected my pi zero through a single usb cable into my PC (I am able ...
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Is it possible to use PAPI on a Raspberry Pi 4B with raspbian buster?

I want to use the PAPI library to record hardware performance counters during benchmarks, but it does not seem to work on my Raspberry Pi 4 B. Installing PAPI was not a problem, but there are no ...
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Cannot log in to raspbian buster with default username and password

I have an issue logging in to my new raspbian buster (raspbian 10 Raspbian Buster with desktop and recommended software) using the known default {pi, raspberry}. My keyboard is in English and I have ...
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Nothing on screen while booting

I am having trouble booting my raspberry pi 0 w. I am using a 32 gb micro sd card with noobs downloaded on it. I have followed the steps on the raspberry pi website to boot the pi, but when I plug in ...
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pi4 4gb not powering XBOX one wireless dongle

I have a 2GB and a 4GB raspi 4 and the problem persists in both PIs Im trying to control my robot using the xbox one controller. I want to use the dongle instead of the bluetooth to get a bit more ...
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How to connect “FPV Night Vision QVGA 320X240 Monocular” to raspberry 4?

I am working on a project which need this module to be connected with raspberry pi 4 or 3. I tried some to convert into single RCA cable (worked) but I want to convert it into HDMI. I am unable to ...
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Rpi AdaFruit python library controlling SPI MCP3008 of eTape Liquid Level Sensor problem

I have a rpi4 and have successfully replicated the project listed here using the eTape sensor (etape tutorial) I am satisfied with the performance using long breadboard and T-cobbler. In order to make ...
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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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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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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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How can Rpi python control MCP3008 ADC?

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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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 ...