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Camera Module V2 working on Raspberry Pi 3 but not on Raspi Zero W

I have a new Camera Module V2 that I tried to hook up with a new Raspberry Pi Zero W with this adapter cable. When I call raspistill -o test.jpg I get mmal: Cannot read camera info, keeping the ...
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Setting up new Raspberry pi Zero W - no wlan interfaces listed

I am setting up a new pi zero w but I can't get the wifi adaptor to work. I have set up a zero w before and have setup pi 3s quite a few times. I usually just edit the /etc/network/interfaces and the ...
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Pi Zero W power through usb socket

Can I power a Pi Zero W and still use the usb hub at the sametime with this?
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Pi Zero W not timing accurately?

Ok, I admit this a very odd issue I'm having. My setup is that I have an ultrasonic sensor that senses the distance every five seconds, and sends the data to another Pi, (a Pi 3 in this case) via ...
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What models of Raspberry Pi is the official 7" touchscreen compatible with?

I know it says "compatible with all raspberry pi models" but is it actually compatible with the RPi zero and RPi zero w? I can't find anything about DSI ports for them.
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Pi camera not working

I just got my Pi camera v2.1, took 1 test photo and 2 test videos, when I wanted to record another vid (10s) it was 1kb so I tried raspistill and got mmal: No data received from sensor. Check all ...
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Pi Zero W reboots when connecting to wireless

I have a Pi Zero W, which works when connecting to wireless when powered via the 5v USB and also has a decent console resolution on the HDMI port. However, when powered with 3.3v using a custom ...
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Pi Zero, Retropie on top of Raspbian?

I know you can install RetroPie on top of Raspbian on a Pi 3 but what about a Zero W? Do I need to get a different setup script and install RetroPie or do you just do everything the same way and it ...
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Raspberry PI Zero W

I do not have any Raspberry Pi experience. I can connect to my Raspberry Pi Zero W with ssh and Remote Desktop. The Raspberry is connected to a motor controller called 'Sabertooth 2x32'. The ...
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Pi-zero-w HID keyboard layout

I'm setting up my pi0 as HID Keyboard. I've followed this link Pi0 libcomposite gadget. Every thing works fine, the pi is well recognized as USB Keyboard $ dmesg [ +16,318525] usb 1-1.3: new high-...
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Can't get acceleration sensor mpu-92/65 to work with pi zero w

I want to use an mpu-92/65 acceleration sensor with my raspberry pi zero w. Therefore I... ...soldered the 20-Pin-Header onto my raspi. ...soldered the pin header onto the mpu-92/65 ...did the ...
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raspberry pi zero w vs raspberry pi 3?

I'm new at Raspberry world. I want to make rc drone, tank, car or something like these. should I buy pi zero w or pi 3? I think zero w is better for mobility and low energy usage. Also can I use ...
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Raspberry Pi outputs video only on second HDMI port of Dell U2414H monitor

I have Dell U2414H monitor which has two HDMI ports. The problem is RPi works only when connected to second HDMI port, while I had no luck trying to make it work on first port. When I connect RPi to ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W booting problem

I ordered a Raspberry Pi Zero W. I have an 8 GB size SD card, I have installed the newest Raspbian on it, but it isn't booting. I tried with NOOBS and Raspbian lite too. There is no fail/success boot ...
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Best way to configure a Pi Zero W that's been embeded inside something?

I just got a Raspberry Pi Zero W, and am planning on sealing it inside a device, with only the USB Power cord coming out of the case. I will control the Pi via Wifi which will then let me control the ...
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RPI zero W as both Wifi client and access point

Everything points to that the Raspberry Pi Zero W can be access point and connect to wifi at the same time. According to this article, with the command iw list describes: valid interface ...
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How to stream two live streams to internet on pi cams?

OK, so I'm thinking about a animal wildlife camera trap. I was wondering...how do I stream two cams from a pi zero W? I can get an other pi (most likely a+) and have the a+ to give video input to the ...
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No video for Raspberry Pi Zero W

I just received my Pi Zero W and I am a little frustrated. I can't get any video output from it. First, I tried old SD cards (jessie, kali and libreelec) which were running on the previous A+, B+, ...
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Troubleshooting a pHAT DAC on Raspberry Pi Zero W

I'm trying to get the pHAT DAC to work with my Raspberry Pi Zero W on running Raspbian Jessie Lite 4.4, but I cannot get it to output any sound. I followed Pimoroni's own tutorial and tried both the "...
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Power consumption of Pi Zero W?

For those who have the Pi Zero W with them, what is its power consumption in the following modes: No peripherals connected, WiFi And Bluetooth off Only WiFi turned on Only Bluetooth turned on Only ...
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Pi Zero W Configure GPIO Current [duplicate]

I am new to Raspberry Pi, and I read somewhere that the default current you can pull from GPIO pins is 8mA, but that it can be configured to go higher. I just got a Pi Zero W. How can I get the ...
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The Pi Zero W has 5v and 3v rails. What is the max current per GPIO pin on the 5V rail?

What is the max current per GPIO pin on the 5V rail of the Pi Zero W? Also, can I power a 5V relay (4 channel, each requiring 15-20 mA) from this rail? If not, does anyone know of a 4 channel relay ...
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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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Mobile Raspberry Pi Zero Camera

I'm creating a project using the Raspberry Pi Zero W and a Pi Cam to take pictures remotely. Think deer camera in the woods. I need this to be battery powered and last at least a week. Is this ...
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PiTFT Touchscreen calibration is ignored by Pi Zero W

I'm using an Adafruit 2.4" Resistive PiTFT on my shiny new Raspberry Pi Zero W and I've finally managed to get the display configured but the touchscreen is proving a problem... (Please note that ...
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How do I add the nightly Risc Os build as an option to the NOOBs / PINN OS list?

The latest NOOBs image contains the RISCOS boot binary, but the option to install it dosen't appear on a Pi-3. I guess as the official release only supports Pi-1 + Pi-2, while the nightly build ...
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Boot Zero W from USB device

The older Raspberry Pi's (Pi 1, Pi 2 and Pi Zero) couldn't boot from a USB-device, but the Raspberry Pi 3 has support for it. The Pi and Pi 2 have semi-support for it (using an SD-card with a single ...
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Set up a Raspberry Pi Zero W without monitor or ethernet module

I bought the new Raspberry Pi W but I don't have right now an mini-HDMI adaptor (to connect it to a monitor) neither an Ethernet module to connect by SSH. Can I connect somehow by SSH through USB? ...
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Pi Zero W WiFi interference with TTY

I've run into some issues with the new Pi zero W. First I tried to run an image of raspbian from 11-1-17' but that did nothing. Well, it booted but couldn't set up a Wi-Fi network. So I've installed a ...
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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.