Questions tagged [peripherals]

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

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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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Simple wireless camera with API recommendations

I have a whiteboard and want to build a setup where I can press a button and have a picture of the whiteboard delivered to google drive. I have a raspberry pi that acts as a little toy server for ...
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Raspberry Pi 3B+ BLE peripheral : Android can't retrieve services list, OK with iPhone and Win10

I try to make a Raspberry Pi 3B+ act as a BLE peripheral. I downloaded latest version (5.50) of bluez stack here : https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/bluetooth/bluez.git. I execute provided examples in /...
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PH-4502C pH Sensor Calibration and ADC using MCP3008, PCF8591, and ADS1115

I have a pH meter (DIY-4502C) hooked up with Raspberry Pi. However, the instructions to calibrate is in Chinese and seems outdated. Does anybody know how to calibrate it for measuring pH4-7?
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Ejecting USB dslr camera

I'm using gphoto2 to capture images with my nikon dslr connected to a raspberry Zero W My problem is that the camera stayes awake as long as there is a usb connection. How can I eject the USB ...
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Wiring that won't damage my pi [closed]

A while ago, I decided to wire up a Raspberry Pi (Zero W) to a few peripherals, but it stopped working shortly afterward (not entirely, but I think it was undervolting the power rails). I had ...
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pxe boot works but USB ports don't

I'm running a PXE server that provide the boot files perfectly. The raspbian jessie start well but the mouse and keyboard doesn't work. to create the respo, i've done a rsync on a working image ...
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Stream remote pi+rasp camera to another computer?

Hi is it possible to stream the video feed from a pi camera (3 b+ model) across a LAN to another computer running Linux? My idea is to see if pi can be used almost like an IP security camera where I ...
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Only allow a specific peripheral to be connected to a USB port

I am turning my raspberry pi prototype device into a market product. The data and the program running on the pi must be protected. But we have a USB webcam attached to it (provided by us, hence we ...
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Wiring on RPI3 when connecting two peripherals - microcontrollers simultaneously

I am currently having an ADC(MCP3008) connected to a rpi3, using the following wiring map, in order to read data from analog sensors. MCP3008 -> RPI3 VDD -> 3.3V VREF -> 3.3V ...
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Single channel SPI DMA

The documentation on the SPI peripheral says: Two DMA channels are required, one to read from and one to write to the SPI. Is this necessarily true? I have a device where I need to write a few ...
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Dalsa Genie GigE vision camera for Raspberry Pi

I am setting up a camera with my Raspberry Pi to test an optical layout on a high altitude balloon mission. I am using a Raspberry Pi model B. The camera will be required to take a still photo every ...
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SPI DMA and continuous transfers

I'm building a project using the MCP3914 8-channel analog front end (ie ADC) device connected to the Raspberry Pi's SPI peripheral. The device has a continuous read mode where you request the value ...
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Do older raspberry pi accessories (specifically cameras) become obsoleted and experience reduced-price sales to the public? [closed]

I have an older Pi B with 512MB of RAM. I'm considering volunteering to help a local publicly funded park with a raspberry pi nature camera project, but I anticipate no funding from them, at least to ...
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How to interface to a Pi without knowing its IP or having a large HDMI monitor?

I wish to access a RPi's shell, but I do not wish to lug around some big display and ideally 120 volt power wouldn't be required. A Linux or Windows laptop are acceptable or maybe some other typical ...
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How get old Apple bluetooth keyboard and mouse recognised

I have an old Apple Bluetooth keyboard and mouse from about 12 years ago. They can still connect to my newer Mac laptop, but the Pi 3 bluetooth adaptor cannot see them at all. According to Apple's ...
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How to use the DMA-DREQ/PANIC threshold of the hardware-PWM

I'm using the hardware PWM that is described on page 138 of the BCM2835-ARM-Peripherals document. The description of the DMAC-register (page 145) indicates that one can set the FIFO-threshold at ...
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SUID executable doesn't work for `/dev/mem` access

Here is explained how to gain access to the peripheral without being root. I've just tried in my environment (Raspbian Stretch, RPi2, Qt5.9) in this way: int main(int argc, char *argv[]) { ...
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Recording landline phone calls

My cell phone is recording all phone calls (using Automatical Call Recorder on Android) and this has helped me a lot of times (both because I didn't hear something very clearly or as evidence for ...
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Use Android phone as display for RPi3

I have Raspberry Pi 3 (connected to LAN and Internet via Ethernet cable) with: Wi-Fi hotspot settled up and working; TightVNC server running at startup. I can connect to it using my PC or Android ...
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Peripherals power usage

I am trying to measure the power usage of a Raspberry Pi peripheral, say a temperature sensor, and compare it with wall power input to the Raspi. Is there a device that measures the power a ...
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RPi 3 Model B: PSU, Measuring Voltage & Amps

I cannot, for the life of me, get enough power into my pi so the mouse & keyboard are operable. I have a RPi approved usb hub (Belkin: Hi-Speed USB 2.0 7-Port Hub) powering the mouse and the ...
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Shutdown Button for Raspberry Pi with HiFiBerry Amp+ HAT

I am able to create a shutdown (and reboot) button for a plain Raspi harnassing the fact, that shorting Pin 5 to GND will reboot the Pi if shutdown. However, when adding the HifiBerry HAT things ...
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How to operate a cooling fan using GPIO pins, RaspPi2

I have little to no experience with any form of computer software coding/editing but I have managed to get EmulationStation working (sort of) on my Raspberry Pi 2. I have a bought a fan and plugged it ...
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Looking for a simple RaspberryPi keyboard with USB hub to connect mouse to [closed]

I have a RaspberryPi model B with 2 USB ports and I would like to connect 3 devices: Keyboard Mouse USB Flash Disk I would like to do this without using extra USB powered hub. Is there any low-...
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Problem installing Bluetooth Dongle on Raspberry Pi 2 running Windows 10 IOT Core

I recently got an Orico BTA-403 (officially supported) bluetooth dongle and inserted it into my Raspberry Pi 2, Model B running the most recent version of Windows 10 IOT core. I rebooted, and then... ...
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Using Pi 2 as feedthrough of mouse/keyboard to computer

The goal is to connect a mouse to my raspberry Pi, and have it connected to a computer (both linux and windows will be used). I want to have a LED light up whenever I use a right mouse click. So the ...
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How to use Pi to remote control a cell phone in another country

I work in the US and help develop a mobile that is used in lots of countries, especially emerging market countries. I often need to test the behavior the app in those countries. Currently the only ...
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Driving 32x32 LED grid via GPIO preventing other processes from running

I have a project running a 32x32 LED grid based on these instructions: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-rgb-matrix-plus-real-time-clock-hat-for-raspberry-pi/driving-matrices which relies on these ...
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My USB2VGA is working - How do I configure X to use that screen?

I have a green screen on my USB2VGA connection (DisplayLink). How do I configure X to use the screen /dev/fb1 which exists? I do not find an xorg.conf.
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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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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. https://www.youtube....
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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? [duplicate]

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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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 (https://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 don'...
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Raspberry Pi Mini-fan not working

I have installed a mini-fan (cooler?) with a heatsink in a Raspberry Pi Model B+ but it is not working. I mean, it is not moving. Does it only turn 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 ...