Questions tagged [pi-zero]

This refers to the single-core Raspberry Pi Zero, with 512 MB of RAM and smaller form factor than models A+/B+/2B.

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Is it safe to use this battery with the Raspberry Pi Zero?

I have two questions actually: 1) is it safe to use this battery and these wires with the raspberry pi zero? 2) if yes, where do i solder the highlighted (red square) ends to the zero board?
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SSH and wpa_supplicant.conf file disappearing

I am trying to set up a Raspberry Pi Zero with Raspbian Stretch headlessly. From my understanding, in order to accomplish this task requires three steps: Flash Raspbian to a microSD (I did so using ...
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Modifying input of HID via GPIO of PI (unless there is a better way?)

Basically I want to control the input of a USB HID via one or more other HIDs. I know there are commercial options available to do this however they are closed source and expensive. I'd like to get ...
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Raspberry pi weather station dampness [duplicate]

I am setting up a rpi weather station with several rpi 0's (one for each sensor) and a main rpi 2 (for the data collection and storage). Does anyone have any ideas on how I can go about damp proofing ...
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What are the other pins grouped witht he RUN pin on a raspberry pi (zero)? [duplicate]

On my raspberry pi zero, there is a group of four pins next to the gpio header, at the end with the camera connector. One of these is the RUN pin. What are the other three?
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NOOBS not downloading correctly

I have recently got my first Raspberry Pi. It is a Pi 0 (without wifi). I installed NOOBS (version 2.9.0) onto my PC, then copied it across to my SD Card(formatted using the SD association formatter) ...
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Why isn't my forced MAC address change working?

I'm working with Raspberry Pi Zeros on a subnet. I bought external Ethernet adapters for each one to connect them to one another. Unfortunately, these ethernet adapters all came with the exact same ...
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What model of PI lacks HDMI but has Ethernet support?

I like specifications of raspberry pi zero, and i want to make similar router-like device. The device is intended for some statistics monitoring, it should collect statistic from multiple hosts and ...
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Understanding the GPIO pins

I've not yet got into the GPIO pins. Can someone help me understand how they work? Are some of them special in some way? Do certain pins produce certain polarities or is that software defined? What ...
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Cannot SSH Raspberry Pi Zero W on Windows via USB

I am using Raspberry Pi for the first time. I did the conventional setup that most people mentioned. This includes 1.Flashing Raspbian onto a SD card Edit Config/cmdline files and add an ssh file (...
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How to make Raspberry Pi an Internet whitelist

I want to set-up an Internet whitelist (a feature NOT AVAILABLE in my modem/router) using a Raspberry Pi Zero W (RPi0W). As answered in this post, I have made changes to /etc/privoxy/config: As in ...
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cdc_subset: probe of 1-1.1:1.0 failed with error -22

I have a FreeAgent DockStarTM Network Adapter running on a debian Stretch OS with its rootfs partition on an external USB memory stick. Using this Ethernet Gadget tutorial and this USB Mini 5Pin ...
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Python HID API's for RPi's

I realize that solutions exist for having an RPi emulate an HID device (Can the Pi Emulate an HID device with via USB?) but are there any existing API's that can achieve the same thing as https://...
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USB Wifi adapter not working/showing up on Raspberry Pi Zero

My usb wifi adapter is not working on my raspberry pi zero. PS: Im new to Linux. The adapter is called "Realtek RLT8192EU 802.11n Network Adapter". The adapter works fine on windows 10 but not on ...
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Manually change MAC address on USB to ethernet module Pi Zero

Very unusual request here, I know you aren't normally meant to change your MAC address since it's burned into the interface you are using, but I am networking 2 raspberry Pi zeros together, each with ...
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Is the pi right for a key fob?

So im working on this project car and i want to have the coolest key fob ever. Theres videos of people making concept key fobs with touch screens and software running like a smartphone. i want to ...
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Read micro sd card on PI zero

I have been searching for hours for a way to connect my pi to a computer and read/write data to the micro sd card. Is there any way to do this, and if so how?
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Do I need a resistor to wire my Pi Zero directly to a power source?

I want to connect my Pi Zero directly to a 5V 10amp power adapter (shown below) which in turn connects to a wall outlet. I know that with LEDs you can't just connect it directly to the power source ...
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Pi Zero W swap size limit

I think the default size of the swap file for Raspberry Pi Zero W is 100 MB. I would like to increase this in an effort to improve performance, but don't want to make it too large as the Pi Zero W has ...
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Do some Pi Zeros need to run slow so they don't freeze up after a while?

I've used a number of Pi Zeros and some seem to need to run slow. The symptom is they freeze after a number of hours or a day or so. I'm using the Zero not the Zero W. I'm running the camera. I've ...
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Missing cpu.cfs_period_us cgroup subsystem in Raspbian Stretch on Raspberry Pi Zero

I'm dabbling about with cgroups on my Raspberry Pi Zero using the latest version of Raspbian Stretch and I was surprised to see only the following cpu cgroup subsystems available: cgroup....
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Sharing SPI Adafruit PiTFT and RFID RC522

I have a Pi Zero 1.2 connected to an Adafruit 2.8" PiFTF screen and a RFID-RC522 board. I also have a thermal printer connected to TX/RX, but I don't think this plays a part in my question. The TFT ...
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Slim distro for media server with least battery consumption [closed]

I want to create a portable media server using Raspberry Pi Zero W running on LiPo battery. Steps will include installing minidlna, dhcp server, hostapd. I have fair knowledge of these things and can ...
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Transfer files from Raspberry Pi Zero W to PC over USB

I would like to transfer files from Raspberry Pi Zero W to PC over USB interface. Is it possible? My idea is to first use Pi Zero standalone to run an application, which generates some files on the ...
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RasberryPi Zero W LED does not turn ON

I am new to Rasberry Pi and trying to turn on an LED . I am using PIN BCM 18 as output and using a Python code to run it. Tried both methods using GPIO and gpiozero. But do not see any output. I have ...
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Creating a Raspberry Pi Zero cluster for crypto mining [closed]

I'm looking to mine crypto on a Raspberry Pi Zero, now I don't mean coins like Bitcoin or Ethereum, I mean ones that are easier to mine. I have read a Pi Zero can do about 10 H/s which would make ...
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RasPi Zero W | Random Screen Flashes

MY PROBLEM: My RasPi Zero W is causing random screen flashes. SOME BACKGROUND: I have three RasPi Zero W's running Jessie Lite, that I use for displaying and syncing SD video on multiple Dell ...
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Rpi Zero - Snappy Ubuntu Core

Ubuntu Core is meant to be a very light OS, which is ideal for RPi zero. Today I run a RPi Zero using Raspbian Stretch Lite, but I would be happy to run even lighter OS, as Ubuntu Core. What is the ...
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Raspberry Pi USB hub can't connect keyboard and mouse at same time

I bought a cheap USB hub for a Raspberry Pi Zero: USB hub from AliExpress The problem is that I can't plug in the keyboard and mouse at the same time. Just one device is working and at one specific ...
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Problem with HAT GSM/GPRS/GNSS/Bluetooth

I have: Connected rasspbery pi zero with HAT GSM/GPRS/GNSS/Bluetooth by gold-pins. List item Switched UART to B-position Raspbian version: 9 (stretch) When I used pwdrkey i have only PWR and STA ...
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Turn off automatically every few days

A few week ago, I completed my first project: I have installed a raspberry pi zero W as a doorbell chime and it works relatively well. I’m not an expert on this kind of things, but I have just enough ...
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Connecting to the Python server script on the Raspberry Pi over the internet

My application is simple, I want to create a Python server script on my Raspberry Pi and should be able to send a message to my server from internet. My end goal is to control the Raspberry Pi GPIO ...
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Connect WiFi on non-WiFi RPi

Yes, I know that I can't connect to Internet using simple RPi Zero (non-WiFi), but are there methods to connect it to WiFi using ESP8266 modules like on Arduinos?
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How to connect laptop as monitor to RPi Zero

I have a non-WiFi RPi Zero and no monitor, but I have a laptop. I saw on YouTube only for WiFi versions. Are there methods to connect it to laptop for that?
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Pi Zero Third Boot Failed

I'm using the June 27, 2018 build of Raspbian Stretch that I downloaded (via torrent) from https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/ I am using a Class 10 Samsung (not a knock-off) 32GB microSD ...
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WaveShare TFT 1.44 Buttons in /dev/input

I have: Which is absolutely ideal for the project i work on for my daughter. The problem however is that the buttons on the board have separate /dev/input/eventX files. Do you know if this can be '...
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Weather proofing a Pi

I'm looking to deploy several copies of the Enviro hat around my garden to monitor temperature and light levels to study the optimal spots to plant new plants. How might I weatherproof the Pis without ...
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Skip first job run at reboot with Cron

I'm trying to run a Bash script with Cron every 5 minutes to check if my Raspberry Pi have changed its IP address or not and update me, this is the script i'm using. #!/bin/bash #check and send ip ...
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How to stop yellow and grey boxes on serial console during boot?

I have a Raspberry Pi Zero W running Raspian Stretch. When it boots, it prints grey and yellow square characters to the serial console before displaying "Last login ..." and the login prompt. I ...
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when i execute the command ./install.sh i get an error saying name resolution doesn't work need help with this

i can not find any thing to fix this , i have i think tried everything it still gives this error and so i can't install P4wnP1. I,m using raspbian stretch with desktop as opposed to raspbian jessie ...
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Sending Rpi local data to an online Server (MySQL

I'm using a raspberry Pi zero w with temperature sensor, i don't have a continuous connection that's why i'm saving the temperature data on a local MySQL database using the following command <?...
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Raspberry pi camera not showing up on a raspberry pi zero

I have a Raspberry Pi Zero with the latest Raspbian operating system (2018-04-18-raspbian-stretch-lite.img). Attached I have a raspberry pi camera that is not working as it is supposed to be. My setup ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W and PowerBoost 500

I recently bought a PowerBoost 500 Basic, and I would like to know if it's enough to power a Raspberry Pi Zero W, running RetroPie or Recalbox, or if I need to switch on a PowerBoost 1000c. Also, can ...
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Help recovering files on Raspbian from a former WD MyBook World Edition II (Linux file system)

With my Mac I used to backup .jpg and .NEF (Nikon raw files) on a WD MyBook World Edition II network drive. After a few months I was not using it, I discovered it was not working anymore. On the WD ...
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Raspberry Pi communication via radio

Im working on a rocket project for school, it works like this: We have a small rocket, it will fly a few hundred meters up and descend on a parachute. Inside the rocket there is a pi zero w, a ...
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PN532 : Unable to open NFC device

I was working with the PN532 V3 module and it was working just fine two days ago. Now I tried to connect it to the Raspberry Pi Zero again and when I run a simple nfc-list I get this : root@...
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Linux include missing

Currently working on Rpi-zero-w. I tried to compile driver code, and I'm missing some files: #include <linux/clk.h> #include <linux/completion.h> #include <linux/err.h> #include &...
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How do I change runlevel without keyboard or screen?

I am setting up a RPi Zero W with Adafruit's 3.5" PiTFT touchscreen and my only input to the Pi is either through ssh or by editing files from another system running Ubuntu. On my latest run, in ...
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How to give raspberry pi 0 with apache 2 an domain name?

I made an webserver with apach 2 on my raspberry pi 0. But they did not explain how to link your paid domain name to your webserver. Can someone tell me how to do that?
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Streaming audio on the Raspberry Pi Zero W with ffmpeg

I have a problem with ffmpeg giving no audio when recording using alsa. Does anyone know how to get a Raspberry Pi Zero W to record and stream audio with ffmpeg using alsa? I have a project where I ...