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WittyPi on Pi Zero W - I2C read / write fail

I've connected WittyPi2 (an RTC Power Management hat) to my Pi Zero W - but I'm constantly getting failures in the log, to do with the I2C communication: I2C read 0x01 0x68 0x09 failed (result=), and ...
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Are there wireless smart lights that can be directly controlled with a raspberry pi>

I am new to raspberry pi, so I apologize in advance if this question is very basic or is in the wrong place. I want to create one of those wakes up alarm clocks that slowly brightens the light in ...
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Should I use firebase or firebase-admin for node.js app on Raspberry pi?

When writing Node.JS application for a Raspberry Pi communicating with Firebase, which npm module should be used? What is the ideal way of doing things when on Raspberry Pi? Is it using firebase-...
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Dead USB OTG in Pi Zero W

I bought my first Pi, a Raspberry Pi Zero W 1.1 from CanaKit and I am having trouble with its USB port. I tried booting latest Raspbian, Raspbian Lite and Noobs, but in all cases it's the same: no ...
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Troubleshooting a non-working USB port

To clarify, the USB port once worked, but I think I've borked it. I have a Raspberry Pi Zero W. Been working great and I'm using it for a Game Boy Zero project, so loaded RetroPi on an SD card and ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W v1.1 fried

I tried all things described on this page, but to no avail. I was using it with the adafruit's LCD TFT display, when it got really hot and I unplugged it. When it cooled, it didn't turn on anymore. I ...
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Enable audio over HDMI on Raspbian Jessie with AV Receiver

I am attempting to connect a Raspberry Pi Zero W with HDMI to an AV Receiver (Pioneer VSX-820). My interest is exclusively in playing sound over the speakers connected to the receiver, although there ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W serial communication

I just got a RPI zero w and I want to communicate to a device through serial comm. I also have a MAX232 board and a RS232 TTL converter. I want to use one of this boards to be able to communicate with ...
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Can't connect to Raspberry Pi Zero W over USB SSH

I'm trying to login to my Raspberry Pi Zero W via SSH over USB, as in this article https://desertbot.io/blog/ssh-into-pi-zero-over-usb and this one https://www.thepolyglotdeveloper.com/20 ... cable-...
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Is there a way to get DSI output on RPi Zero W?

I'm trying to make an inexpensive smartphone, So I don't want to buy a really expensive small HDMI display, so... DSI. But the pi zero doesn't have DSI output . I've looked into hdmi to DSI adapters ...
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How to use WM8960 Audio Board on Raspberry Pi Zero W

I'm trying to use the WM8960 Audio Board (not the HAT) on a Raspberry Pi Zero W. I followed the instructions for the HAT to install the driver (WM8960 Audio HAT User Manual). It seems to be installed ...
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Abysmal data transfer rates using WinSCP with Pi Zero W

I am getting no more than 300KB/s (occasionally dipping below 100KB/s) transferring files from Pi Zero W wirelessly to Windows 7 machine on same network using WinSPC. I have done the following so far:...
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Mounting a USB memory key on a Pi Zero

I have been trying to mount a USB key on a Pi Zero. I am using buster-lite (2019-09-26). The key does not automount and does not seem to be recognised by fdisk: Device Boot Start End ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero Will only connect to Wi-Fi if HDMI Display is connected

For some reason, My Pi 0 no longer connects to the wifi networks specified on the wpa_supplicant.conf if I don't connect a display to HDMI, you could actually see the pi starting to connect ...
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How do I make serial work on the Raspberry Pi3 (or later model)

My Pi3 serial console produces rubbish and fails to respond to the keyboard.
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Do I need soldered headers or can I just use male breadboard pins?

I have a project that I want to make using the VEML6075. Are the pins shown below stable when plugged in or do I need to solder them or something? If I don't use that group of 5 pins, can I just use ...
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OpenCV2 ---> OpenCV4

I have been working on a project from github, https://github.com/twilio/wireless-security-camera, that utilizes OpenCV. Now I haven't played much with OpenCV so this is trial and error on my part. ...
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Issues with timestamp creating overflow error

I'm trying to run a python script I wrote on my Raspberry Pi Zero but I keep getting the error OverflowError: timestamp out of range for platform time_t. I'm relatively certain it's something with ...
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Start a pyhton script, which depends on I2S as soon as possible during the startup of my Raspberrypi

I have the following systemd service, which starts a systemd service as soon as I boot my raspberrypi: [Unit] Description=MyService DefaultDependencies=false [Service] Environment=SERVICE_HOME=/home/...
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Looking for USB to USB serial cable

I having a raspberry pi zero w and a normal laptop as host. Instead of using UART, I want to know is it possible to connect to the USB port in raspberry pi zero w as a serial device via USB to USB ...
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Can't get my express server up running on a Raspberry Pi zero

I am having trouble trying to get my express server to run on my Raspberry Pi zero w. I used the express-generator and ran npm start and this was the output: myapp@0.0.0 start /home/pi/MyApp node ./...
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Switch between wifi client and access point without reboot

I want my Raspberry Pi to be used as access point or as client connected to my internet router but not both together. So I want to switch between these two modes with one simple command without ...
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Connecting Raspberry Pi Zeros over Ethernet

I'm attempting to set up a simple network made up of two raspberry pi zeros, one with wifi to access over ssh by another computer and then communication between the two pis using Ethernet. To set up ...
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Very strange SSH problem with iPhone hotspot

I am newbie with Raspberry and this is my first time using it. I downloaded Rasbian Buster Lite and flashed it with Etcher. Added ssh named file to boot directory and also file named wpa_supplicant....
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Run raspbian image that was used in Qemu

I'm working on a project that needs to run ROS on raspberry pi zero. I was following this tutorial but I allways get stuck in dependency problems, low ram o anything else. Since it tooks about 8 hours ...
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Is raspberry pi zero w powerful enough for Mysql? [closed]

Is raspberry pi zero w powerful enough for hosting a Mysql database?
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USB Mass Storage Gadget - how to convincingly emulate a flash drive?

I've got a Pi Zero W that I'm using in OTG/gadget mode. I've activated dwc2 USB, partitioned and formatted the file that is to be used as filesystem and loaded g_mass_storage. It is working fine in ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero as boot keyboard USB gadget (libcomposite and macOS boot)

Since I have exactly the same issue and no solution so far, please allow me to repost the question by Charlotte J at superuser again on this board: I am trying to turn Raspberry Pi Zero W as a "boot ...
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New RPi Zero W - Screen flickers

I got a new RPi Zero W :) Fresh installed Raspbian Jessy on a new 16GB SD. All went good, including connection to wifi, and Logitec 2.4GHz mouse and keyboard. after that- from time to time, screen ...
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UV4L huge CPU load on streaming audio

I'm building a little baby monitor using RaspberryPi ZeroW and UV4L and run into a little problem. I'm using WebRTC to cast video and audio to my browser from RPI camera (used facedetect demo, ...
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Seek Compact. Easiness to configure and use

Hello everyone and happy new year. I'm in need of a thermal camera for my project. I am considering buying a FLIR Lepton but just found out that you can use a Seek camera with the Pi as well which ...
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How to route all traffic to captive portal on Pi Zero?

What I'm trying to achieve is that I can manually switch between my Pi having internet access over WLAN or letting it function as an Access Point. When the Access Point is active, the Pi has no ...
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Where did /dev/video0 go?

The Pi camera in my Pi Zero W stopped working. Possibly because /dev/video0 vanished. Can anyone say why? In the meantime I have these three devices instead .. pi@easy:~ $ ls -l /dev/video* crw-rw---...
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how do I automatically power off the raspberry pi and cut power every night and then power it back on each day?

Background I'm a student working on research project to develop a remote wireless sensor network of data loggers. Each data logger (aka node) is going to be retrofitted to a bird feeder that reads ...
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Can't set modes 1 and 3 in Auxillary SPI(1)

The auxiliary SPI will not accept modes 1, or 3. I’ve enabled spi1-1cs, and /dev/spidev1.0 is created. I can send and receive data but only SPI_MODE_2 and SPI_MODE_0. Setting to mode 3 produces a file ...
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Advice needed on live streaming with multiple raspberry pi zero w simultaneously

I have 4 raspberry pi zero w each with its own raspicam. What I am trying to accomplish is to live stream from each of the raspicams simultaneously. I need to stream the videos outside of my home ...
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Unable to stream live on Youtube using Raspberry Pi Zero W using ffmpeg

I am trying to stream live on Youtube using a Raspberry Pi Zero W and a raspicam. I have installed ffmpeg using the instructions in this link. I am trying to start the streaming on Youtube using the ...
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HDMI No signal on one tv but signal fine on another

I am using a pi zero w. I have used it on two TV's to date. It's been a month or so since I last used it and now it works on only one of the TV's. This wouldn't be a problem but I am giving this to ...
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Greengrassd service starting issue on Raspberry Pi zero device. it shows “Illegal instruction”?

AWS greengrass service configurations problem on Raspberry PI zero. i configured on RPI and when i start the greengrasss service with "sudo ./greengrassd start". It shows error like "Illegal ...
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raspberrypi time changes and then it hangs without any reason, can someone help. A beginner here

Syslog data that I see , notice that time jumps back after this strange line is logged ^@^@^@^@^@. once this happens, raspberry Pi Zero W becomes non- responsive and I have to restart to connect back ...
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Pi Zero Fails to Raise Network Interfaces

I recently installed Kali Linux on my Raspberry Pi Zero W and following this guide connected it to my local WiFi network. I was able to connect just fine on the first try as well as the second try and ...
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Flask app takes 60% CPU on Raspberry Pi Zero W

I am developing Flask rover app on Raspberry Pi Zero W. And I having problems with CPU perfomance. I used flask profiller to find weak spot in my app, but everything seemed normal. I have Raspberry ...
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Can't get MLX90640 working

Warning. Really long post. Hi. I’ve been having problems in getting my MLX90640 thermal camera to work on my Raspberry Pi Zero W. I’ve connected the camera to Pins 1,3,5,7,9 as instructed. I then ...
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Pi zero w BLE connection disconnects

I have some strange problem with connection between raspberry pi zero w and BLE device (electric scooter). When I try connect to ble device via bluetoothctl service it connects properly but ...
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Can't find my android phone via bluetoothctl scan on

I am currently working on a project that fetches the RSSI of my Samsung Galaxy S8 phone via bluetooth on a Raspberry Pi Zero W. I am running Raspbian and have successfully found other devices via ...
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What can set the system clock?

I'm testing various clock sources on a Raspberrypi Zero W with Raspbian Buster Lite. After removing the fake hardware clock sudo apt remove --purge fake-hwclock and disabling ntp sudo timedatectl ...
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Installation of kernel module for I2S Mic fails

I have a I2S mems microphone from adafruit. Now I am following the guide at https://github.com/nejohnson2/rpi-i2s#compile-the-i2s-module Now after I have mounted the debugfs I attempt to look for the ...
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Pi Zero (with pihole installed) refusing to connect to npm registry due to cert altname

I am trying to run npm install on a react project on my pi-zero. Since I have installed pihole, I understand my DNS settings may be pretty strange. I have tried running the install with pihole service ...
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Dead GPIO Pins, please help me find the culprit

One of my experiments has lead to two seemingly dead GPIO pins on my Raspberry Pi Zero WH. I'll explain what I did to seemingly cause this; please help me understand what happened. The goal: Have a ...
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Which distro for Raspberry Pi Zero W?

Which distro is recommended for the new Raspberry Pi Zero W? I want to code a few small projects which will not have graphics sound any added software other than my own programs but will have ...

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