Questions tagged [peripherals]

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

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Can I use a DHT22 as a temperature sensor for my Pi?

Is it possible to use a cheap temperature sensor such as the DHT-22 with the Raspberry Pi? I have found Arduino drivers for this and many similar things, and would be comfortable porting the code to ...
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How can I find out if my webcam is compatible? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use a USB webcam? Is there an official or other list of webcams that have been tested on the RPi?
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How can I use a bluetooth mouse and keyboard?

I have a spare Mac keyboard that I'd like to use with my Raspberry Pi when it's plugged into my TV, so that I can use it for surfing internet on my TV. Has anyone got a working configuration with a ...
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Hooking up a Kinect?

There is a driver project established to run Kinect on Linux. See here: https://github.com/OpenKinect/libfreenect Will this work with an RPi? What are the constraints/obstacles likely to be? I'm ...
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Can I use a USB webcam?

Is it possible to use a standard USB webcam with the RPi, or is there a specific peripheral that should be used? I would like to use RPi's to stream images from webcams to the net.
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What advantage does the Pi-Face addon board bring to the Raspberry Pi?

I have come across the Pi-Face addon board and am wondering what additional capabilities this unlocks for the Raspberry Pi. From the website: The 'added value' we want to provide is the hardware ...
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How can I control Lego motors?

I'd like to find a way to make my Raspberry Pi control some Lego motors, and as a bonus I'd like to make use of one or more optical sensors. Normally, Lego robotics make use of the Mindstorms "brick" ...
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Can I use the screen/keyboard of a laptop with the Pi?

I have a very old, not very fast laptop. (The screen and keyboard work well, but the hard drive is dying and the RAM's getting slow). The other day an idea struck me: could I use the screen/keyboard ...
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To what extent can the device be used without a mouse?

I'm sure I read somewhere that the RPi can be used without a mouse, but is this 100% true? (I am planning on using debian.) To what extent can I control it without a mouse? Will I be able to do ...
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How do I connect/disconnect a flash drive from the command line? [closed]

I am running Debian. I can plug in and view the contents of my flashdrive using filemanager under X, but how can I do this from the command line, and how can I safely remove it when I am done?
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How can I have multiple USB peripherals?

How can I have multiple USB peripherals connected to my Raspberry Pi at once? For example, I want to have a keyboard and a mouse plugged in at the same time.
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Is it possible to control a SRAM module via the GPIO pins?

I would like to attach a SRAM module to the RasPi. My idea is to store sensitive (encrypted) data on the SD card but keep the key on a SRAM module. It would have its own backup battery (or ...
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What cameras can I connect to the CSI connector?

The model B comes with a MIPI Camera Serial Interface connector, but it's hard to find a store that'll sell you a chip or camera to interface with it. The only thing I've found so far is the the ...
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Visual/audio status/activity indicators

What, if any, indicators of system status or activity are available on the Pi? Audio - I'm talking about a beep when it's turned off, or a series of beeps indicating POST information, etc. Video - ...
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How can I determine if a given touchscreen is compatible?

I want to attach a touchscreen to my Raspberry Pi. While doing some internet search about this, I found out that this is not trivial, because not all touchscreens are compatible. How do I find out, ...