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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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Add WiFi details and SSH to Pi Zero W

I have a Pi Zero W which I want to use for the MagicMirror. Because of some hardware limits I have to install "Jessie" to make it work. No problem there. The problem is that I need to add the WiFi ...
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Mount SMB Share as File

I am trying to use g_mass_storage to present files from a network as usb with my raspberry pi zero w. Sadly, g_mass_storage takes a file for the file parameter. I also tried creating a file with dd ...
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ClamAV Error for scanning

I'm trying to install ClamAV on my pi zero. Which is an antivirus program. I ran the command : sudo apt install clamav Then I typed in: clamscan But it said: LibClamAV Error: cli_loaddbdir(): ...
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pulseaudio: [alsa-sink-USB Audio] alsa-util.c: Got POLLNVAL from ALSA

I am using an external USB sound card with a Raspberry Pi Zero W. Once in a while (up to every few minutes when playing sound) it will stop playing and /var/log/syslog logs this error: May 21 22:52:...
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Isolate Raspberry pi from power supply on shut down

Ok Team I need to know if this circuit will work or if there is a better way. Use Case: I have a piece of machinery that is controlled via a Raspberry pi zero W. It just controls a relay board to ...
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How can Rpi3B read the CJMCU-8128 (CCS811 + HDC1080 + BMP280) 3 in 1 sensors module?

I've got a CJMCU-8128 board with CCS811 + HDC1080 + BMP280 sensors. There is an explanation how to wire it here: https://www.strawdogs.co/2018/07/Using-the-CJMCU-8128-Breakout-Environment-Sensor-...
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Raspberry pi 0 - openocd debugging “jtag scan chain interrogation failed: all zeroes” and “already exported” problem

I am trying to install openWRT on a router using my Raspberry Pi Zero. I am following the exact steps as explained in http://www.alfredklomp.com/technology/experia-v8/ However, for some reason I keep ...
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Can't get audio output on Raspberry Pi Zero W with GPIO sound card

I've got two GPIO sound cards for my Raspberry Pi Zero W (with Raspbian) and as I can't get either of them to work, I am compelled to think that I'm doing something wrong. My sound cards (Links to ...
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Timout during ifup with multiple WiFi interfaces on Kali Linux

for my project I need two WiFi interfaces connected to a Raspberry Pi Zero W running Kali Linux (not Raspbian – anyway both are based on Debian). The onboard interface wlan0 shall not connect to any ...
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Raspivid dropped frames

I am trying to record a video at 30 fps using a Pi Zero W with the picamera v2 with: raspivid -t 10000 -w 640 -h 480 -fps 30 -o test.h264 -pts testTS.txt However, when I check the timestamp file, ...
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Can I connect my raspberry pi zero via the gpio pins and an ethernet cable?

Is it possible to cut open a Ethernet cable and hook it up via the gpio pins in order to gain internet access? If so how? Or is it necessary to get an adapter such as the ENC28J60? I am trying to ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W Semi Freeze

I want to use motion (https://motion-project.github.io) to stream video on a remote location with internet connection using the raspi-cam V2 on a raspberry pi zero w. Besides stream, the idea is also ...
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How to route an ethernet connection from pc through usb to pi Zero W to create a wireless “access point” ? (see image)

The internet is full of tutorials about using a Raspberry Pi as Router or how to set up a WiFi bridge but what I am looking for is something special I couldn't find any useful information about. I ...
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USB via MAX3421

I am trying to get an additional USB port working by using the MAX3421 chip over SPI on a Raspberry Pi Zero W running raspbian. I have successfully installed the driver as a kernel module. The chip ...
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Pi Zero configured as HID not being recognized by PC (dmesg error)

I followed this guide to setup my Pi Zero W as a keyboard HID. Connected it to a laptop (via the data USB, not the power) to see no effect. When I started investigating, I saw that dmesg is showing ...
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pi zero with g_mass_storage configuration

working on a pi zero, i'm playing with the usb gadget mode. especially the g_mass_storage was very complicated to get it works. following this article: magpi i tried to add the usb g_mass_storage ...
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What are the relative merits of putting start-up process in cron vs. rc.local?

I have several small python scripts that I want to run in the background all the time on my pi zero w set-up. I currently have this problem 'solved' using cron, but I am curious. I see many sources ...

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