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Command to open Wireless and Network Settings GUI?

I want to add a button on the Main menu to open the Wireless and Network Settings control panel. I am using Raspbian Jessie with all the defaults, aka lxpanel. I'm using the RPi0W The reason why I ...
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Erratic motor behavior from a Pi being controlled through a websocket

I'm in the process of trying to put together a small "robot" that can be controlled over the internet. I'm trying to get the code for the drive motor controls down now, and I've hit an odd issue. ...
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DNS finds ip but cannot ping address

New to this so sorry for any mistakes. I’m trying to get my Raspberry Pi Zero to ping ‘www.google.com’ but I just get 100% packet loss. I can ping 8.8.8.8 perfectly fine, as well as my home router ...
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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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Pi Zero W as AP

I want to use Pi Zero as a compact router for classroom work. It can be quickly powered up and swithed off. It can both host some small web, and also serve as pathway to the Internet, as it is ...
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Toggle UART (enable_uart=1) without rebooting

Which pins can can I manually toggle to enable or disable UART on a Raspberry Pi Zero or 3B+ without rebooting? As I understand, /boot/config.txt is parsed before Linux is started, but I don't mind ...
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Max number of DC motors supported on a pi zero w

I'm in possession of a pi zero w. I have purchased two L9110s modules and connected 2 coin vibration motors (80mA) on each of them. The modules are powered by an external power battery bank rated 5V ...
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raspistill quality issues: single photos vs timelapse

For some reason there seems to be a huge jump in quality when using the -tl switch for a timelapse over individual pictures. raspistill -t 1 -o /mnt/usb128/photos/test%016d.jpg -ex auto -awb auto --...
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Can the DS18B20 be parasite powered without external pullup?

I have a DS18B20 temperature sensor which I am trying to use in parasite power mode with only two wires (data line and ground) with my Raspberry Pi Zero W. I've connected it to the RPi in the ...
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raspistill timelapse stops producing output

So I'm trying to run a timelapse for 24-36 (or until storage space is full) but raspistill seems to stop producing output after anywhere from 50-300 stills. raspistill -t 129600000 -tl 5000 -o tlapse%...
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StromPI UPS on Pi Zero

Has anybody used the StromPi UPS with a Raspberry Pi Zero, and if yes, which version? I'm asking because the Pi Zero is not in the manufacturer's compatibility list (probably not a big deal with the ...
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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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Use mobile as remote via Bluetooth

I got Libreelec on my Pi Zero W, and I want to use my phone as remote over Bluetooth. How can I do that?
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Stream video from Raspberry Pi Zero with fixed frame rate, any latency

I'm looking for assistance with wirelessly streaming video from a (headless) Raspberry Pi Zero and pi NOIR v2 camera module. I'd like to collect data for a machine vision application with a fixed ...
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Pi Zero freezes with using camera recording / motion detect programs

I am having problems with a wildlife cam project I am working on. setup: Pi Zero W Stretch 2018-11-13 Pikrellcam with settings: 1024x768 12 fps 3,5 Mbitrate However, the pi frequently freezes. I ...
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fbi application frozen and/or raspi frozen?

I'm running an electronic photoframe based on a Pi Zero W running Stretch lite 2018-11-13. The photoframe boots the auto login and starts a script that run "fbi" in loop to display images found in a ...
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Reliable way to play sound (ogg, mp3) in Python, on Pi Zero W

I have been trying to find a reliable method to play sound on my Pi Zero W, in Python. By default, Zero does not have audio output, but I have set up an I2S amp and speaker, following this guide: http:...
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MAX7219 7-segment via SPI not working

I am following these instructions to get a simple 7-segment display working: https://github.com/rm-hull/luma.led_matrix My problem is that as soon as one of the 3 SPI Pins are connected the digits ...
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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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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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raspberry pi zero w TWO wi-fi connections 1)dhcp 2)static

hello I need that my Pi automatically connect to wi-fi's 1) At home (by dhcp)-easy 2) at work (static IP DNS router)-don't know how it's extrimle easy to do that on armbian by configs /etc/...
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Powerbank Qualcomm 3 fried my Pi Zero W

I tried running a Pi Zero W on a 10000 mAh powerbank with qualcomm quickcharger capability (https://www.biltema.se/kontor---teknik/mobiltillbehor/powerpacks/powerpack-10000-mah-2000041816) . The ...
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Wrong X and Y touchscreen axis after screen rotation on Raspberry Pi 3B+ and Raspberry Pi zero w

I can successful rotate the screen with display_rotate=1 (and display_rotate=0 to return back to landscape mode). But, I cannot get the X and Y axis to work correctly after the rotation. How can I ...
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Raspberry Pi w/ Pi Cam streams video great to Mac but not to iPhone

I set up my Raspberry Pi Zero W to stream video using this tutorial on how to implement RPi-Cam-Web-Interface. https://elinux.org/RPi-Cam-Web-Interface I then set up the Pi to be an access point so ...
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What Bluetooth profiles does the Pi Zero W natively support?

I've started looking for tutorials for Pi's and Bluetooth, but I don't have any experience with Bluetooth and Linux, and it seems that the Bluetooth stack on Raspbian and/or Linux is not full featured ...
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What tool should I use to cut off the GPIO pins?

I would like the make the Pi Zero W smaller and cut off the part of the PCB that holds the GPIO pins. What tool should I use to do so? Is a Dremel/rotary tool too destructive? I'm thinking an XActo ...
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MLX90640 on an 800x480 screen

Has anyone attempted to set the display resolution of a Melexis MLX90640 thermal camera connected to a Raspberry Pi Zero to around the 800x480 or any other than the original 32x24? If so, how did it ...
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Initialize CSPRNG on boot to bootstrap entropy faster

I found that when using the firebase_admin library, first time runs of my script would error running, but would eventually start working. The problem has been isolated to the way the Python ...
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Kali tools on raspbian?

Is it possible to install Kali tools on Raspbian? I have tried Katoolin but I keep getting a segmentation fault error when fixing the dependencies and getting stuck in a loop where "it is not going to ...
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How to connect two raspberry pi zero w's to ond HDMI display

Has anyone successfully connected two raspberry pi zero w's together to one HDM1 touch display (7" for example)? Any tutorials available for this?
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Ubuntu 18.04 on Raspberry pi zero w?

I am wondering if anyone has successfully installed and ran Ubuntu Mate 18.04 on Raspberry pi zero w?? If so, can you guide me on how you accomplished it? I have an application in mind where I need ...
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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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TL-WN722N v1.10 (Atheros AR9271) Not working in Pi zero

I have a TP-Link TL-WN722N and i want to connect it to my Raspberry Pi Zero W. I saw somewhere that it works fine on a non-zero pi, but it doesn't show up in my iwconfig or ifconfig... it does show up ...
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Some Raspberry Pis not connecting to Internet

I have a set of 24 Raspberry-Pi Zero W that I need to connect to a router (Netgear NightHawk AC2400) with SSID:NETGEAR30. I want all of them to connect on system start to the router. I have programmed ...
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reading bmc280 & tsl2561

I am trying to read bme280 & tsl2561 on Pi Zero. I have connected bme280 to Pi Zero on Pin 3-I2C.1 SDA & Pin 5-I2C.1 SCL and was able to read the data over i2c following these instruction. ...
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Connecting Raspberry Pi Zero W to wifi [duplicate]

I've just set up a Raspberry Pi Zero W - my first Raspberry Pi. I've loaded Raspbian into it without trouble, but I can't connect it to WiFi. It can find my home network easily, and lets me key in ...
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AirPrinting to Wireless Print Server on the Raspberry Pi Zero W

I've setup my RPi Zero W as a Wireless Print Server (with cups, samba packages) for an old HP LaserJet and it works great. Prints from my Windows laptop are nearly instantaneous. I then installed ...
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Compatibility With GSM/GPRS A6

I'm working with an A06 V2 connected to a Pi zero. Using AT commands to send SMS functions correctly. I try to send MMS using CMMSXXXX commands There is problem. The first commande must by AT+...
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Is it advisable to use an SD from Pi Zero in a Pi Zero W?

I have an SD card which was painstakingly set up with various functionality (e.g. necessary packages, settings, etc...) on a Raspberry Pi Zero. Now I want to replace the Zero with the Zero W (so I ...
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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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Determine if wifi has been fried

I have been using a Raspberry Pi Zero W for the last few weeks, and have it set up to connect to a hotspot automatically. Yesterday, I was using the GPIO pins to drive an L293D motor controller -- ...
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slideshow (png+mp4) and faster boot

I have rpi zero w as my photo frame project. It is an raspberry pi zero w + spi display 320x480 (via framebuffer) and raspbian lite (no X11) I am using FBI to display images in slideshow manner, and ...
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How to install noobs after trying to install rasbian with pre-configured noobs

I just bought an Raspberry Pi Zero unit that came with Vilros utils. I get within the package a 16gb SD-Card that was pre installed with NOOBS. When I received the package, I looked inside the SD-...
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connect a headless raspberry pi zero to a WPA2 Mixed WiFi network

I'm trying to connect my rpi zero in a headless mode into a WIFI network configured in a WPA mixed mode. More specifically I can get the following info from the router. Security-Mode: WPA2-Mixed ...
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Motioneye on Raspberry Pi Zero

I've installed Motioneye on a Raspberry Pi Zero and connected a camera. I can get it to detect motion, and take an image in response to detected motion. Unfortunately, images are being saved to the ...
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Raspi Zero W broken?

I got a Raspi Zero W which I unwrapped myself today. I flashed a Micro SD with the latest Raspbian Stretch Lite, put it into the card slot and hooked it to a 5V 1.2A power cable I've been previously ...
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T-Cobbler Plus for Pi Zero W?

I'm looking at getting a T-Cobbler Plus as shown here. For my project I was thinking of using a Raspberry Pi Zero W, and my question is whether the T-Cobbler will work with the Zero W? The description ...
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Advice on thermal cameras

I'm thinking about getting a thermal camera for my Pi Zero. Anyone know what I should look for? Can I use the Melexis MLX90640 32x24 or the Flir Lepton 80x64? I just want to plug, simple and easy ...
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Wake on LAN alternatives?

I am attempting to set up my Pi-0-w to wake up a computer on a local network. However, Wake-on-LAN is not an option. Does anyone have ideas for an alternative? Perhaps a way to wake through a USB ...
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interface bmc280 & tsl2561 together [closed]

I am trying to interface bme280 & tsl2561 together with Pi Zero. I have connected bme280 to Pi Zero on Pin 3-I2C.1 SDA & Pin 5-I2C.1 SCL and was able to read the data over i2c. Also want to ...