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

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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 B+...
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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 help/guidance/...
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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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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 'pifacedigital-...
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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 that ...
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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 ...
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Control iOS device from Raspberry Pi?

I am actually wondering if there are any ways to control an iDevice like the iPod Touch or the iPhone, from the Raspberry Pi. I'm not talking about controlling the whole thing, but only the Media ...
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What commands do I use to make Bluetooth discoverable on RPi running Raspbian

hcitool scan on my RPi reveals the other local Bluetooth devices, but they do not recognise the RPi Bluetooth. Can anyone tell me the command to make Bluetooth discoverable on the RPi, please.
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Setting up Bluetooth dongle

I am trying to get my Bluetooth dongle set up. When I search for it using lsusb, the following comes up in the terminal: Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 Device ...
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How do I set up a terminal log-in via USB port in Raspbian?

How can I set up a log-in focused on a USB port so I can hook up a DB9-to-USB cable I already own up to log in using putty or minicom?
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Photometer / Colormeter

I am wondering if there is a photometer/colormeter sensor that would be easily plugged into a raspberry pi. I am looking at driving my Philips HUE from the exterior light color, to brighten my ...
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lsusb command outputs “Illegal Instruction” (part of making sakis3g work)

(lsusb details at the bottom of the post) I've been trying to get my Raspberry Pi (running Raspbian) online, and I've been following a guide, which suggests Sakis3g. I've installed ppp, a few ...
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Wifi Dongle - Cannot ping beyond intranet, works with Ethernet!

I've successfully been able to establish connection between my Realtek RTL8188CUS Wifi Dongle connected to Pi's USB port with my wifi router. (Got IP, able to SSH via wifi). When I connect Ethernet ...
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Does this WiFi adapter work with my Raspberry Pi?

The one I'm looking at is this one. It was mentioned once here, but I just want to be sure before purchasing, because it's not listed on the list of verified peripherals.
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python audio bindings

I'm trying to get python audio input on my raspberry pi. So far I've installed the following: My inquiry looks similar to this one, but I'm not using an audio card, I just have a webcam plugged ...
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sox & alsa sound recording issue

I've installed sox and now this whole thing is freaking out :) I'm trying to get sox to record a flac file for me. aplay and arecord work ok: pi@raspberrypi /tmp $ arecord -d 3 test1.wav Recording ...
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Peripheral power from battery

I'm having trouble powering my pi from 12v 2a battery. I made a circuit using 1117 linear regulator, it's supposed to give 1a current and 5v. Pi powers on normally but any peripherals that I connect ...
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What kind of connector do I use for the Pi's GPIO pins?

Does the Raspberry Pi have its own connectors for the 26 GPIO pins? If not what connectors do Pi users typically use for connecting these pins to peripherals?
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Sandisk Extreme Class 10 SD Stopped working?

I own a Sandisk Extreme 4GB Class 10 SD (30mb/s), which used to work fine in my Raspberry Pi (booted Raspbian and Raspbmc), but it has stopped working completely. I have what is known as the "red ...
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Wifi Dongle not detected in wpagui

I have an edup nano EP-N8508 (listed as a verified periferal in the Raspi wiki). I use it without a hub, directly on Pi. It detects correctly via lsusb and ifconfig. It even shows mac address in ...
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what is the best video camera and gps to connect with raspberry pi [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I attach a GPS receiver? I am looking to start a project which will map an area capturing video on gps position with raspberry pi. I am looking for small camera and ...
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How to connect Raspberry to Grove Components?

Has anybody already connected some Grove Components to the Raspberry Pi? How do I connect the system? And where can I find code tor program it?
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How can I use a PC laptop or Mac Book to run a Raspberry Pi?

I want to let some smart programers play with a few Raspberry Pi boards at an event I am running. They will all have laptops and internet access. We probably won't have access to keyboards and screens ...
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How can I connect a HD44780 based LCD?

Expanding on this question. I am looking at a few different ways to hook up a HD44780 to the GPIO pins and the various tradeoffs. Here's my "world clock" running off a RPi using I²C So far I've just ...
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Is there a way to connect to a PSTN?

I'd love to run Asterisk on my Raspberry Pi. Does anyone know how I could connect to the telephone network? Obviously, PCI based cards aren't going to work.
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How to attach an Arduino?

The Arduino website sums it up as Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, ...
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How can I connect an analog to digital converter (ADC)?

I'm looking at options for ADC on the Rasbperry Pi. I'm wondering what is possible so far. Of course easy and cheap is good.
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What is the highest performing hardware configuration?

I know that exact benchmark numbers will vary between manufacturers, but in general if you only consider higher end flash drives, SD cards, and USB HDDs and your Raspberry Pi is connected to a network ...
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How to use a DS18B20 temperature sensor in my Pi?

I have a few DS18B20 temperature sensors. These are normally used in Arduino projects, but I don't see why not to use them with a Pi. There is a software called DigiTemp that seems to drive the device ...
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How to measure temperature?

What can I connect to the RPi to measure temperature? I think devices connected to the I²C or SPI would make most sense. Here is a question about DHT-22 and other 1-wire devices. But at this stage it ...
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Joystick/Gamepad not working in RetroArch

I've installed RetroArch following these instructions, and I would like to use my gamepad. I'm using a USB connector for my GameCube controller, and I'm running the pocketsnes emulator. The emulator ...