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RPi and Ultrasonic Sensor

I'm new to RPi and electronics and I have a following problem: I'm trying to make app where I will count how many times a line is crossed. I'm using a Ultrasonic sensor with which I am measuring ...
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Serial (RS232) Controled Projector

I have a raspberry pi zero W and a NEC PA500U projector, and am attempting to set up a semi-permanent slideshow installation. My main sticking point right now is getting the pi to communicate with the ...
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RaspberryPi WIFI keep disconnecting [duplicate]

My RPI Zero w is not stable, I'm facing some problems with the wifi. :( I configured the wpa_supplicant in headless way, but the wifi connection keeps disconnecting. it takes 1-2 minutes to ...
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RaspberryPi WIFI is not stable

I'm working with Raspberry Pi Zero W, on a project and I'm facing some problems with the WiFi. The Raspberry Pi Zero W should get the WiFi creds from the user after opening a hotspot and local server, ...
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python modual problem with terminal

I have written this program in python: print("CC ACTIVATED") import lcddriver import time import subprocess from datetime import datetime from pydub import AudioSegment from pydub.playback ...
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Issue connecting raspberry pi to android via Wifi p2p

I'm working on connecting a Raspberry Pi Zero W to an android device and having some issues. I think I am very close to getting it to work, but perhaps there is some small error. So I followed the ...
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Keyboard with rc.local

I Have written this python program for my pi. print("CC ACTIVATED") import lcddriver import time import subprocess display = lcddriver.lcd() try: display.lcd_display_string("CC... &...
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Raspberry PI Zero PHP7.4 Buster

I have been trying to install the php7.4 on the Raspberry Pi Zero but it seems the device cannot run that version, as I keep getting illegal instruction error after installing the packages. Guides I ...
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Unusual network behavior on Pi Zero W running Raspbian Buster 2020-02-27 release

I brought up a Pi Zero W last month running the then-current Raspberry Pi OS (Raspbian Buster) 20-02-27 release. It has updated itself to linux kernel 5.4.51+. This headless system is running 5 ...
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How do i properly daisy chain two motor drivers that both provide power to the Pi zero-w? [closed]

I am using two waveshare dual motor drivers to drive a total of 3 motors with room for another one. The HATs can be placed on top of each other as they have adjustable i2c addresses. I am planning on ...
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Serial communication between rpi zero w and laptop running python over usb

new rpi user here! I am trying to make a HCI device using a rpi zero w and I want to connect the rpi as a usb device to my laptop and use usb to stream data. On the laptop side, there will be a python ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero - Does Not Boot Unless Pressing On the Processor With My Thumb?

Riddle me this. Why with a tested functional and adequate power supply, does this PI ZERO only blink the led and boot when i am pressing on it with my thumb? SD Card and software are good.
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Intermittent Wifi

I have a Pi Zero W running a fully up-to-date version of Raspbian (buster). For some reason, the Zero isn't reliably connecting to my wifi. I followed the wifi configuration steps here. I've also ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W in OS startup boot loop

I have a Raspbery Pi Zero W that was working, but today seems to be stuck in a boot loop. I'm running Raspian Lite on it. The boot messages look normal as far as I can tell. The last message I see ...
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Is there an elegant way to play Audio on the Zero W?

I'm busy developing an nice little bed-side alarm clock with a Pi Zero W. IT would be nice if it were an ALARM clock, not just a silent one. I've ordered this device from Amazon in the hopes that it ...
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More SSH Permission denied blues

I have recently purchased the raspberry-pi Zero W and i must say it is nice little device accept for my little ssh issue every time i try to ssh all i get: pi@raspberrypi's password: Permission ...
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Samba does not show the shared folder

I am working on sharing file via samba file server with raspberry pi zero. Everything is working very well when i access the shared folder which i have created on Windows. However when i try to access ...
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Pi 4 - How do I auto-connect to the bluetooth device with the strongest signal and send a file over bluetooth?

I am trying to connect to a bluetooth device with my Pi 4 via Bluetooth. Upon boot, I want the Pi 4 to automatically turn on its bluetooth and select the device with the strongest signal and then ...
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Raspberry pi 0w is making a humming/buzzing sound?

I have a problem with my raspberry pi 0w. The SOC is making a buzzing sound when connected to a li-po. The li-po is 3.7 volts and 1200mah and it is connected to an Adafruit 500c (https://www.adafruit....
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pigpio's sending only partial and inaccurate data

I want to send IR signals with pigpio and receive it, all on a raspberry zero w. To send the data, I use the IR Record and Playback script from the pigpio library. To receive data, I use the code from ...
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Cannot recognise i2c device

I appreciate this may be a duplicate question, but I have spent days working through answers to other questions and none work for me. Most similar questions predate the debian buster release, which I ...
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Adding a second sd card to raspberry pi zero w

I would like to add a second sd card to raspberry pi zero w. Is it possible do that. If it is, how can i do that? I have searched pinout of raspberry pi zero w via google, but i cannot found cs, sck ...
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What's the simplest way to control a 12V battery power supply using a Pi Zero? [closed]

I'm short one garage door opener. The simple option would be to buy a new one, but where's the fun in that when you can massively overengineer a solution using AWS IOT? I'm intending to hook one ...
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How do i make my raspberry pi zero w a wifi adapter

So my computer doesn't have wireless so i was wondering, is there a way my pi 0 W can share it's connection with my PC though USB
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why doesn't the [dtoverlay=dht22,gpiopin=xx] way not work, when Python on pin 21 does?

Trying to get a DHT22 sensor to work on a Raspberry Pi ZERO WH running BUSTER. The demo Python program works on pin 21 (4 is in use by my DS18B20 sensors.) I tried the dtoverlay method, but I don't ...
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Pi Zero W headless issue

I’ve got a pi0W running headless. I’ve always been able to ssh without issue. I recently updated crontab to run a new script, but it appears the script failed to run (because it is supposed to ...
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Display image in cli (with python on rpi) FBI, FIM, Pillow, Wand etc

I have managed to display an image on the screen attached to my pi using FBI with the command sudo fbi -a -noverbose -T 2 /home/pi/image.jpeg, however it seems to cause some issues where it crashes ...
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Picam java library support for Raspberry Pi Zero

as Raspberry Pi Zero is based on armv6l, is it supported by Picam native library? Using the picam on Zero I get a proper JPEG, but with all pixels black. I wondering if there is an issue I should look ...
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Pi Zero keeps crashing while running pi-hole

Just got my first Raspberry Pi - a Pi Zero W. I bought it with the intention of running pi-hole on it. However, after an hour or two it will crash. This has happened 6 or so times now. I swapped ...
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Will RaspiOS Lite (no Desktop environment) be able to start a software with GUI made with Tkinter?

The question might have an obvious answer. I believe it is not possible but I am not able to test it myself on the Rpi zero W until next week. I assume Tkinter requires a “window manager” from an OS ...
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Pi Zero W loses WiFi Connection when streaming video feed from camera

Background: Pi Zero W with Raspbian 10 (buster) installed. I have a small script that runs a local flask server that streams the video feed from a NoIR Picam at 480p. script and process described here ...
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Industrial microSD card to minimize corruption [closed]

I plan to use RPi’s (zero w) to create some potentiometer value readers for the company I work at. They will be used in the production, in order to adjust the potentiometers in some products. The ...
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3.5" LCD driver conflicts with UART

I'm using RPi Zero W with 3.5" LCD driver ( here ). Everything works well except the UART. Linux console is disabled and UART is enabled. When video output is on HDMI port, I can send and receive ...
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Pi Zero W Bluetooth Connection Getting Dropped

I have a Rpi Zero W with headless setup and I am trying to connect my bluetooth speaker into my Raspberry Pi W. I followed this Setup Bluetooth on Raspberry Pi I followed these steps to be exact 1. ...
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Problems with the rpi zero and relay [closed]

I Have a problem... (above the relay-coil Datasheet) I want to control a single relay with my pi zero, but it seems that it doesn't have enough power. the 3.3V pin of the rpi (measured to 3.19V) works ...
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Raspi noob looking for guidance on using the board as a HID mouse

This is a hard thing to Google. No Google I do not want a mouse for the Pi I want the Pi to be a mouse. I'm an Arduino guy mostly, and I'm looking to use the Pi in a manner similar to an Arduino (e.g. ...
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Audio cuts out periodically when using audio hat

I am currently live streaming some audio to and from a raspberry Pi Zero W using the waveshare audio hat however I have found that the audio periodically cuts out when I do this. When I used my logic ...
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Can I power a Raspberry Pi Zero and use the data connectors on a MicroUSB header at the same time?

Curious to see if this is possible as I have two USB data connections I want to use simultaneously on the Pi.
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Getting IPV4 Address from newly setup Raspberry Pi Zero W?

I setup my raspberry pi zero w Version 1.1 by following this link https://learn.adafruit.com/raspberry-pi-zero-creation/install-os-on-to-sd-card And I tried pinging it... C:\WINDOWS\system32>ping ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W auto login

I am trying to enable an auto login on a Raspberry Pi Zero W with Raspbian Booster 10. I am interested in the Desktop interface, not the Command one, which works with auto login enabled. I have tried ...
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MiniDLNA doesn't want to refresh - different version

Long story short: MiniDLNA installed, manual refreshing via -R does NOT work. But inotify works. Partially. I start MiniDLNA - 0 files. I move all my files from the default location away and move them ...
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Cannot see RPI ad-hoc network from android phone [closed]

I installed on RPI zero W a ad hoc wifi network, through this github project: https://github.com/simondlevy/RPiAdHocWiFi I works perfectly with my mac, and my iphone, so I can connect correctly (...
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Encrypt whole root or home on Headless RPi zero

My question is, what possibilities are there to make your data secure on a headless Pi. I'm pretty sure that making it disk encrypted needs an interface also with home but I want to decrypt/unlock it ...
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Run pad hole solderd shut raspberry pi zero w

So I made a big oopsie. I was soldering headers on to the raspberry pi zero w, when I accidentally solderd a run pad shut. I tried removing it with a soldering wick, to no avail. Did I create some ...
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How come Rpi GPSD can read GPS data using USB to serial cable, but not using Rpi serial pins TxD, RxD?

I've been trying to setup an RPi0 with a GPS module. This is the GPS antenna I'm using This is the GPS module I'm using to connect to the Pi I've tried the module with USB on my desktop (Windows 10) ...
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When I try and update pihole I get dpkg: error: parsing file

This is the error I get: dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 1740 package 'firmware-brcm80211': duplicate value for 'Status' field E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an ...
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Can I boot with a nfsroot over a wireless network?

I've recently been transitioning the various Raspberry Pis on my (wired) network over to use NFS root filesystems rather than mounting them from the SD cards, to avoid the assorted known problems with ...
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Install Alpine Linux mini root filesystem distribution on Raspberry Pi Zero W

I am trying to install the mini root filesystem distribution of Alpine Linux on my Raspberry Pi Zero W which can be downloaded for the armhf architecture from the official Alpine Linux download page. ...
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Is PiFace Digital 2 compatible with Raspberry Pi Zero W rev 1.1?

Can anybody definitively say if the "PiFace Digital 2" is compatible with the "Raspberry Pi Zero W rev 1.1" or not ? I cannot find any Information on the web - besides a mention in ...
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Pigpio for I2C slave on Pi Zero and the timing of data from the master

I'm using the pigpio library through pigpiod running on a Rpi Zero configured as a slave. The master is an ATMega328PB. On the Pi I am testing using a modified version of the python script provided in ...

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