Questions tagged [peripherals]

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

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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 ...
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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, ...

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