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Pi Zero W OS booting, no screen display, no ip address

First time RasPi user here. Bought a Pi Zero W. I've loaded the Rapian Lite (64 bit) downloaded from Raspberry Pi website onto a 32gb scan disc micro usb card. I created a file inside the "boot&...
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espeak not working properly on Pi Zero W

Espeak is not working properly for me on the Raspberry Pi Zero W. It either drops the first word or two or doesn't work at all. This problem appears to have been around for several years. I am using ...
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Raspberry Pi zero W connects as buletooth audio device [duplicate]

I managed to connect to my Windows 10 PC via Bluetooth with the Raspberry Pi Zero W. However the PC sees the Pi as an audio device (head phones?). How do I get the Pi to connect as a serial port ?? I ...
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Bluetooth serial connection to Raspberry Pi Zero W

I am trying to connect to my Raspberry Pi Zero via serial Bluetooth. When I try to pair with my Windows 10 PC all I get is an audio connection to the Pi. How do I make a serial connection to the Pi ...
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How do I make my script execute as fast as possible on my Raspberry pi Zero W

I have a script that I want my Raspberry pi zero W to run. However, it takes quite a lot of time for it to run my Python Script (around 30-40 seconds). I'm using Raspberry pi OS lite (bookworm). ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero. Not booting anymore

My Pi Zero has been up and running continuously for 6 months (with an occasional reset). It's running a homebrew home automation app. Suddenly it has stopped working, without any help from me! Now it ...
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Pi Zero W Rev 1.1 HID keyboard with newer kernels /distributions not working

Please comment if you think I can improve my question (like rephrase, add other tags) . I'm really at a loss at the moment. There are many online instructions explaining how to make a raspberry pi ...
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Windows 11 PC assigns IP to Pi zero incorrectly in LAN IP series

My PC is running Windows 11 x64. I am trying to connect my Pi zero to my PC as a USB Ethernet gadget and SSH into it. My PC is also connected to the internet through a proper LAN connection. When I ...
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Raspberry pi zero w with zerocam

I am trying to take an image with the zeroca but when i use command raspi still it returns this massage "ERROR: the system should be configured for the legacy camera stack"
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Pi Zero and Pi with UART connected: crash on linked device power on

I have a Pico W running some app, and I use a Zero W to log (via UART) what is going on for debugging purposes. The Zero W is configured so that UART0 is the primary UART, and the UART pins are ...
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Raspberry pi Zero W reboot after USB is disconnected/connected

I am using raspberry pi 3b+ and Zero W and a Waveshare 7 inch capacitive touch display. I am trying to turn off the back light of the display in various following ways in both the Pis. So if the turn ...
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How to enable USB mode on Ubuntu Server installed on Raspberry Pi Zero W?

have installed Ubuntu Server on my Raspberry Pi Zero W and I'm trying to enable USB mode. I have edited the cmdline.txt and config.txt files as suggested, but upon booting, the USB mode is not working....
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Is there a way to force Steamlink to work on a Raspi Zero?

I am trying to run SteamLink on my zero and I know performance will probably suck but I wanted to give it a shot. I know it says it isn't supported and when I try to start I get You need to run on a ...
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No wlan interface on a Yocto build for Raspberry Pi Zero W

I'm using Yocto (Kirkstone branch) to build a distro to be used on a Raspberry Pi Zero W. When loaded and running, the wireless adapter is not recognized by the OS. ifconfig shows only the lo device - ...
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Using a RPi Zero W as a WiFi enabled USB stick

I have an older industrial instrument running Windows CE that I would like to access data from remotely over WiFi. The instrument saves data (10-20 kB for each test) to a USB stick, so leveraging ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero detecting too many i2c

After this command in raspberry pi i2cdetect -y 1 Its detects too many i2cs 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 a b c d e f 00: 08 09 0a 0b 0c 0d 0e 0f 10: 10 11 12 13 14 ...
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GPIO input pins high at 3V, and detect when ground is connected when I want it to detect when 3V is connected

This is on a Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W The physical pin 3 and 5 (gpio2 and gpio3) are the input pins I am using and for whatever reason, they are at default 3V and detect a change when they are connected ...
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RPi0 W can't connect wlan0 wireless

About 2 years ago as my first foray in SBC's I setup a RPi0 W as wireless print server which worked very well. Fast forward to a few days ago and I needed to change the network connection and I can't ...
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Ground offset when powering devices directly from 5VDC transformer

I am reading in current sensor (ACS712 20A) values using the MCP3008 ADC into my rpi zero. I am also using a Songle SLA-05VDC-SL-C relay, and have found that both the current sensor being on, and ...
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Connect to Raspberry pi through Wifi

I'm currently trying to do something that's quite hard for me. I have a raspberry pi zero w that's running an apache server. I want to be able to access my pi anywhere, even offline by connecting to ...
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Play audio on rPi Zero WH using USB speakers

I would like to configure a Phoniebox (play music using RFID reader). I configured pretty much everything, the interface works and indicates that I'm reading the music file, but the rPi doesn't play ...
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Pi Zero W goes black screen while running pyqt qml app

I wrote a pyqt5 app that uses QQmlApplicationEngine to load a qml file for the GUI. Now everything runs well on my PC and also on Raspberry Pi4b, but when I am trying to run it on Pi Zero W, it loads ...
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RS485 communication on Raspberry Pi Zero without converter

Is it possible to communicate in RS485 with another device without using a converter module (like MAX485) directly from the UART GPIO pins of a Raspberry Pi Zero? Thank you.
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Raspberry Pi W Zero HID by USB socket

I’m currently working on a Bluetooth bridge device. For this purpose I have soldered a male USB to the USB TP (Test Points) on the Raspberry Pi PCB, see image. I’d like to power and send HID ...
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Troubles connecting raspberry and OBD2 through bluetooth

I try to connect my pi zero W to OBD2 module through bluetoooth. My pi is connected to my 4G iphone wifi and I communicate with it through ssh. I used bluetoothctl and can't connect when running ...
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Connecting a wire to GPIO 18 (PWM) changes the state of GPIO 23

I have a circuit with a Schmitt trigger connected to GPIO 23 (on a Raspberry Pi Zero W). It should give a high (3.3V) signal when there is an AC current on the other side of the circuit. If there is ...
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Raspberry pi zero W LCD Display stays black after the boot

I installed Raspbian Os Lite 32 bit on a Raspberry pi zero w, when I turn it on with a 5in screen it shows the boot logs. But when it boots up (I can tell because it connects to my router), the screen ...
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Use Raspberry Pi Zero WH as keyboard HID driver at boot

Background My keyboard, a Majestouch Convertible 2, has Bluetooth capabilities such that it can connect up to 4 devices. My primary driver and the 1st device the keyboard is connected to is my desktop,...
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Is it ok to usb micro male - micro male for USB device?

I am hooking up an arduino micro to my Pi Zero W. For space, I used a short micro male-male USB cable: https://www.amazon.ca/CableCreation-Micro-Kindle-Android-Tablet/dp/B01M5GZ3N0 When I use this on ...
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PCM5102A purple dac not working

This never worked for me :( I tied with two purple color PCM5102A DACs from aliexpress and eBay ! None worked when connecting to my raspberry pi zero 2W as described ! I have used the steps as ...
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Connecting SIM800A to Raspberry Pi Zero WH with RS232

I'm trying to set up a very simple mobile proxy server using a Raspberry Pi Zero WH and a SIM800A GSM Module. The particular module I seem to have has an RS232 port as well as described in the picture....
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Videos much too slow on Raspberry Pi Zero W

I have purchased my first Raspberry Pi, the Zero W for a media application. The application requires the Pi to play normal 1080p Videos at a reasonable frame rate (anything around 25 - 30 FPS). I have ...
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Open CV threading to get frames

I am working on a project for which I need run 3 threads in python. 1 for getting frames and the other 2 for proccessing them. I don't know how to pass variables between threads (I want to pass frames ...
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How Can I Rotate the Raspberry Pi Screen 90°?

For a project, I need to rotate the screen of my Raspberry Pi Zero W with Raspberry Pi OS Lite 32 Bit operating system 90°, how can I do this?
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How to setup an ethernet connection over the Ethernet / USB HUB HAT for Raspberry Pi by waveshare on a raspberry pi zero w

I am really new at raspberry pi's and so far i have gone to chatgpt and tutorials for help but i have reached the point of desperation that i ask for the assistance of this forum. Here is my problem: ...
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How to tether the Internet from a RPi through a USB cable?

How to tether the Internet from an RPi ZERO-W through a USB cable?
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ValueError: No I2C device at address: 0x29 (and others) with TSL2591 on raspberry pi zero W with pijuicezero

I am trying to get the TSL2591 outputting values on a raspberry pi zero W with extended pins and a pijuice zero over it. The following code import board import adafruit_tsl2591 import time i2c = ...
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Running Vs code or code-server on raspberry pi 0 w

I wanted to use vs code or code-server on my raspberry pi 0 w, I know that they is not compatible and that the board is not very powerful, has anyone found a way to install vs code or code-server etc ...
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Meaning of error light pattern on Pi Zero W?

[Edit] I am having trouble getting a stock image of Raspberry Pi OS to boot on a Zero W. Using Raspberry Pi Imager 1.7 to flash the image onto a 32GB Sandisk SD card from a Mac M1. After inserting the ...
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How to wire to control motors with Raspberry Pi ZERO

How do I wire the cable to control the motor with the Raspberry Pi ZERO using the 28BYJ-48 and the Adafruit TB6612 1.2A DC/stepping motor driver? https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-tb6612-h-bridge-dc-...
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How to make a raspberry pi zero recognisable with tty from linux?

I am trying to configure a raspberry pi zero w to be used through the screen function on linux. In order to achieve this, I have to make it recognisable through tty. It is supposed to be recognised as ...
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Has anyone solved Raspberry Pi Zero W SSH: `client_loop: send disconnect: broken pipe/timeout/Connection reset`

I know this has been voiced before, but the most recent I've found was in 2020 and it wasn't resolved then, so I'm signal-boosting in the hope that an answer has been discovered and just wasn't posted....
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Bluetooth and UART raspberry pi zero w

My objective is to get both data from VN200 GNSS/INS sensor (using GPIO14/15) and heart rate monitor strap Polar H10 (using Bluetooth) at the same time for synchronization. Bluetooth on pi zero w by ...
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Using "dtoverlay=gpio-shutdown" execute a shell command before shutdown

In /boot/config.txt I did put dtoverlay=gpio-shutdown,active_low=1,gpio_pull=up Now if I short GPIO 3 - the Pi does shutdown immediately. But how can I run some shell script before shutting down via ...
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Raspi Zero W Kali: Wlan1 usb card disables Wlan0 internal card

So I'm running Kali on my Raspberry PI Zero W and have a simple USB wifi card attached via USB (No hub). The Pi is set up headless, so no desktop, auto wif, I, or auto-login. I'm using the internal ...
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Separating power in Pi Zero when using the Pi as a HID that must be working without shuting down

I asked an AI: When you use raspberry pi zero w as a HID, is it necessary to connect the pi to a machine via a single micro usb cable, for the power and the data connectivity? Does that mean that ...
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Which micro usb port if preferable to power pi zero?

Pi zero w has pwr micro usb and normal micro usb. Both of them can be used to power the pi. What is the safest way to power pi zero w, via pwr micro usb or data micro usb?
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Cannot SSH to headless RPI Zero W via USB

I am unable to access my RPI Zero W v1.1 with SSH through USB. I'm using a fresh install of the RPI OS Lite 32 bit version through the official Imager (1.7.4), with a custom username/password, custom ...
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unable to ssh via usb cable

Installed fresh raspberry pi OS with default settings created empty ssh file in root folder in config.txt commented original dtoverlay and did put dtoverlay=dwc2 cmdline.txt did put modules-load=dwc2,...
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Raspberry Pi zero w enable AP mode when writing the image to connect to the RPi with SSH without the need for a monitor or WiFi

physical device: raspberry pi zero w os: raspberry pi OS lite 32bits SD card: samsung evo+ 64GB powering mode: laptop USB I am trying to configure my RPi zero w to broadcast its own WiFi network so ...
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