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What is the purpose of the sharpie marks on some Pis

I recently obtained a Pi Zero W and there was what looks to be a sharpie mark besides the trapezoidal antenna beneath the Broadcom chip and besides the micro usb port. I subsequently went on google ...
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What happens if I force_turbo (and over_voltage) but do not increase ARM, etc

I have had issues with running RPI cam control and pikrell cam on Pi Zero W and found a post where it was recommended to use: over_voltage=4 force_turbo=1 (https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/...
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chromium-browser --headless 'errors' stopping script in Crontab

I have a script that works out the version number of todays Guardian crossword and makes the url address that I want to print from (I can wget a pdf and print that, but I (well my wife) prefers the ...
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Can the Raspberry Pi Zero W receive data from multiple Bluetooth Low Energy peripherals simultaneously?

Does the Bluetooth radio on the Raspberry Pi Zero W v1.3 allow it to receive data from multiple Bluetooth Low Energy peripherals simultaneously?
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Using 5v device on 3.3v

I got a flowmeter that is operating at 5v (basically an enclosed hall effect sensor and magnet). It needs a pullup resistor of between 1.6k - 2.2k between sig and vcc. ( https://www.conrad.com/p/bio-...
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What capacity battery would I need to run a raspberry pi zero w for 10 years continuously?

It would run an alarm clock /time lock set up to send a signal or switch on a servo operated lock after 10 years. I don't know specs or power need for servo, might be separate system (and a separate ...
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Connecting Raspberry Pi Zero W to ethernet and serving as WiFi access point

I have an ethernet port in a room where I would like to improve the WiFi connection, and I have a Raspberry Pi Zero W lying around. Is there a way I can connect the Pi to the ethernet port and have ...
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script works if I run it once, if I run it in a while loop the Pi freezes

I have this python code that on motion detected send images via email and record videos locally (note the commented line): from gpiozero import MotionSensor from picamera import PiCamera from time ...
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Using RPi Zero W as Bluetooth smart device

I'm trying to setup my RPi Zero W as a Terrarium Controller and I want to be able to create an Android app to control the settings and and such over Bluetooth. I've found tons of tutorials on setting ...
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Internet Through USB

Is it possible to get an internet connection for a Rasberry pi zero from a USB connected to a Win 10 pc? or is it possible to connect to a Bluetooth wifi Hotspot without an OS on a Rasberry Pi Zero?
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Can I drive a custom LED matrix from my Pi

I have an idea for a project, but I am unsure of the best route to take. I am going to create a custom 11x10 LED matrix (addressable LEDs like WS2812) with the intention of lighting up certain LEDs ...
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are the Zero and Zero W software compatible?

I'm having problems on a brand new Zero, I prepared the SD on a Zero W to install updates and other via internet, I disabled bluetooth and I left wifi enebled in case I'll need to change something on ...
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Pin Crosstalk Issue [closed]

I'm working on a quick project with my dad for his condo. He wanted to setup a bunch of moisture sensors around the condo near sources of water (sinks, bathtubs, toilets, etc), which, if triggered, ...
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Keyboard HID Emulation for the Nintendo Switch

I'm working on setting up a Raspberry Pi Zero W as a sort of TASBot for my Switch. So far I've followed the tutorial at http://www.isticktoit.net/?p=1383 and it works fine for outputting keys to ...
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How to connect components of an RC (and rPi) car to the battery safely?

I am building an RC car from scratch. I have a 6v motor with an appropriate mdb, a 5v hobby servo, a raspberry pi zero w, and an 2200mAh 11.1v 50 C battery. I will upgrade the motor to a higher ...
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How can I get /dev/i2c-* devices to appear on Alpine Linux?

I have loaded the appropriate kernel modules and set them to load upon boot (i2c-dev and i2c_bcm2835). A call to lsmod confirms that they do indeed load on boot. But alas, I don't see any i2c devices ...
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Should I buy a pi zero with my Pi 4 4GB

I am buying a raspberry pi 4B with 4GB of ram and I was wondering what the connectivity between raspberry pi 4 and Pi Zero is like? Do they communicate well? and what software do you suggest? Is ...
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Miniconda for ARMv6 (Zero W)

I want to install miniconda on my Zero W, but it has ARMv6 architecture and that does not seem to be supported by Continuum Analytics. See https://repo.continuum.io/miniconda/ (just one outdated ARMv6 ...
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Mini UART Bluetooth PAN on Pi Zero W

I followed these instructions to enable a Bluetooth PAN on my Raspberry Pi Zero W. It mostly works fine, but it occupies a serial port. I need UART (mounted at /dev/ttyAMA0) for serial communications, ...
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How can I setup USB OTG with a Raspberry Pi Zero W and an iPad over USB-C using Arch Linux?

Arch Linux systemd-networkd I want my Raspberry Pi Zero W to show up as an ethernet device to my iPad. It is doable. It's been proven to work. The problem is in the details. After ensuring there is ...
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Loading root file system from NFS

I managed to simulate a Cluster HAT like environment with a Linux machine. I launched rpiboot with the modified config.txt, cmdline.txt and initramfs (which is missing from the original setup but is ...
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Dropped wifi packets from Pi Zero W to Pi 3B+

We're trying to build a system where a master Pi 3B+ controls a dozen (or more) Pi Zero W clients - all running the latest raspbian (as of 18:00 EDT today) - in an isolated WiFi island (no ...
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Use RPi Zero W as a Pure Wireless Router [duplicate]

I want to use a RPi Zero W as a completely wireless router. The built-in wireless device (wlan0) will be used to provide a local wireless network, and a secondary usb wireless device (wlan1) will be ...
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Random Raspbian crash on Raspberry Pi Zero W + RaspiCam

I have raspbian installed on my RPI Zero W and I wrote simple bash script to make photo on raspicam every 30 sec. (I also have ds1307 to have RTC when RPI is offline) I add to my crontab: @reboot /...
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Black screen using VNC with Raspbian Lite

I installed the Raspbian lite image to my SD card. After that I installed PIXEL and VNC Server using these commands: sudo apt-get install realvnc-vnc-server realvnc-vnc-viewer sudo apt-get install -...
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RC522 modules stop working when more than 2 are connected

So, here's a synopsis of what I am trying to do. I want to put 3 RC522 readers side by side inside of a book, facing the cover, that will be constantly on, using a Rpi zero W. When an RFID chip gets ...
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Kernel panic - not syncing - What are some hypothesis for the root cause?

Kernel: Linux 4.19.42+ #1219 Tue May 14 21:16:38 BST 2019 armv6l GNU/Linux Hardware: Rasppery Pi Zero W cat /etc/issue Raspbian GNU/Linux 9 Kernel panics happen after a day of running with no issues....
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How to make PCM5102 DAC work on Raspberry Pi ZeroW?

I purchased a PCM5102 for my PiZeroW, but having problems finding complete driver software information voltage information wiring information. I chose this particular unit because they seemed very ...
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Upgrade broke, no usb, no wifi

Using a Raspberry Pi Zero W with Raspbian (last updated a few weeks ago). I did a apt upgrade, but that broke. I was asked about a new configuration file and I typed the key to compare them. Then I ...
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Raspberry pi zero as keyboard controlled over wifi possible?

Hello I want to have a pi zero W create a wifi hotspot(no internet connection). I then want to connect to the wifi hotspot and ssh into the pi. From there i want it to send keystrokes as a HID ...
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Can a Raspberry Pi Zero W be turned into an USB WiFi dongle to any USB Host like x86 PC or mini-PC?

In a project, I want to use Raspberry Pi Zero W as an USB wifi dongle to my USB Host(PC). Currently only station mode needed, but I would like it has AP mode either, just like a real Wifi Dongle. Is ...
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Using additional Raspberry Pi wifi connections

Successfully I connected my Pi with my wireless connection and it's working properly. But if I need to go outside like a college or my friend's home. Then how will I connect the Pi?
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Serial Communication of <raspberry pi zero w> with <arduino nano>

Background I'm trying to control some motors by raspberry pi zero w. I did, but the PWM produced by Software was unstable. So I decided to use arduino uno with zero. (Zero is required because I ...
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Extremely slow ssh on RPi Zero W

I have installed postfix dovecot fail2ban postgray daemons on top of the Linux mail 4.14.98+ #1200 Tue Feb 12 20:11:02 GMT 2019 armv6l GNU/Linux Also, I have connected rpi0 to another rpi over ...
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Waking computer with raspberry pi zero usb keyboard gadget

I've been trying to set up a raspberry pi zero as a keyboard gadget, hoping i could wake a laptop (No ethernet) with it. I would also be able to encrypt it and send the password, which is an added ...
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How can I make this setup refresh the files visible on the SMB server when files are added via usb?

I am trying to get this device https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/pi-zero-w-smart-usb-flash-drive/?fbclid=IwAR1GbWFUUhoGW8_enGVy9vwQLo-83pPKYnG_fsgZ1_uKuM75lq7bNw9PW6E Working in such a way that ...
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Is 5V out on the Pi Zero W unregulated?

I want to power a 5V relay breakout board from a Pi Zero W. I believe the 5V pads are "raw" and a "pass through" voltage? Is this correct?
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How to power Arduino pro mini/Raspberry pi zero W and create a connection between the two?

I am currently building a drone that I want to be a bit advanced so I am building code on both arduino and raspberry. What I have not figured out yet though is how i can power them both and preferably ...
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Can't SSH into device after a few days, but device still has active internet connection

NOTE: I have found similar issues as what I describe below (namely this), but none of them apply to my issue. I have an RPi0W connected to wifi, running headless, and connected to a Firebase database,...
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I2S DAC device support (kernel drivers?) and noise (“pop”, “crackle”) on playback

I am trying a Adafruit I2S 3W Stereo Speaker Bonnet for Raspberry Pi - Mini Kit, which is built around two MAX98357 (datasheet: adafruit, maxim), on a Raspberry Pi Zero W with Raspbian Stretch (...
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Wireless and bluetooth suddenly stopped working

My raspberry pi zero w was lying useless since a year because the wireless and bluetooth interfaces were not showing up.I thought it was a hardware problem but this year after the April release of ...
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Any way to add more GPIOs to the AIY Voice Kit?

I'm working on a project using the google AIY Voice Kit V2 as a base. I'm planning on adding a keypad which requires 12 GPIOs. Does anyone know of a way to add more GPIOs to the Pi Zero W with AIY ...
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Using pi to host small wireless network - Hostapd configuration not working

I am trying to set up a small wifi network (offline) using the guide found here. https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/wireless/access-point.md Below I have given my terminal ...
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Cannot SSH from pi zero to pi zero over OTG USB

I am running Raspbian Stretch Lite Linux testpi1 4.14.98+ #1200 Tue Feb 12 20:11:02 GMT 2019 armv6l GNU/Linux I am able to SSH to my pi zero over the OTG USB cable as many guides online have ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W headless using wpa_supplicant.conf not working

I am trying to start up my Raspberry Pi Zero W completely headless, but somehow it won't connect to my WiFi. Here's what I did: Plug SD card running RASPBIAN JESSIE WITH PIXEL (should it be something ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W USB g_multi and flash drive

I managed to create a USB gadget (g_multi: Ethernet and Mass Storage) on my Raspberry Pi Zero W. The only problem I have now is disk space. From what I know Raspberry Pi supports memory cards up to 32 ...
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How to develop with a Pi Zero W and a Windows 10 laptop (in a car)?

I have a commute of several hours every day, as a passenger, so figured that I might as well make use of the time and learn C/C++ development on the Pi. I comfortable & confident happy with C/++ ...
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Cloned Raspi Zero W boots into Emergency Mode

I have a Raspi (3+) that for whatever reason I need to clone to use as a temporary backup for downtime later on. After realising the effort needed to recreate it from scratch, I cloned its entire SD ...
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Using FLIR Lepton3 module with Raspberry Pi 0 W low frame rate issue

I'm trying to use FLIR Lepton 3 module with Raspberry Pi 0 W board running Raspbian 9 Stretch. I followed all official FLIR recomendations: connected Lepton module to Raspberry in the correct way (...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W can't connect to iPhone hotspot

I have booted my pi with Raspbain Stretch Lite and I have been able to establish an internet connection to my home network by configuring the wpa_suppicant file. However, I am not able to establish a ...