The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. The design is based around a ...

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Noise from switching fans nearby disrupting the I2C bus

I have a RPi controlling a solar system which uses temperature sensors on the I2C bus, the sensors are away from the RPi (20m). The problem is that I have cooling towers and cooling compressors which ...
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Capacitive where is the touch?

I am a newbie in the world of circuits and electronics. But we all started somewhere. I have this idea about a street sign that should be used as an instrument. All most like a Theremin. Touching it ...
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Power supply for Raspberry Pi

Before you tell me that the question has already been asked, only similar things have been asked. I need to power a Raspberry Pi with some electrical equipment attached to it. The Pi needs to run ...
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Power supply for usb devices

I had a question that I was hoping someone could help with. I am building a cluster of raspberry pis to do research on and I decided the best way to power all the nodes was through micro usbs. (I ...
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How to fix RaspberryPi HDMI-DDC/CEC issue while keeping ESD protection?

The RaspberryPi (Type B, all revisions before B+) shows a more or less well known issue with the CEC/DDC of connected HDMI devices. When powered down CEC between the connected TV set and other devices ...
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Computation capacity for a sound localization and tracking system

I'm working with Raspberry Pi and the Generalized Cross Correlation - Phase Transform (GCC-PHAT), i want to do synchronized sampling on 6 signals of 6 microphone amplifiers. The Raspberry Pi has no ...
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DIY 5v Solar Panels

In a nutshell : What is a good way to power a 5V project with one-two 0.5 V solar cells? The motivation is as follows: My project needs about 2.5-5 Watts from the solar panel. Also, this project ...
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Simplest uni-directional level shifter (3.3V -> 5V)

I want to drive a WS2801 LED strip from a Raspberry Pi GPIO. I have connected the MOSI and CLK pins directly to drive the LED but it is not working as the WS2801 datasheet says that a high level is ...
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Is there a Raspberry Pi B+ GPIO header footprint for kicad?

I attempted to make my own using the ModEdit utility in kicad but I'm still having issues adjusting it to the grid even though I followed the standard 0.1'' pitch. It still seems to be off. Is there ...
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driving LEDs via a PI a attiny and TLC5940 (validation) and possible powering issues

at the moment I am planning my first real (big) electronics project. I want to build a LED lamp, that can be controlled by a RaspberryPi (for e.g. programming a binary clock or changing the brightness ...
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Rate my Rasberry Pi UPS

I've made simple schematic for a UPS for Raspberry Pi. It contains a 12V Lead Acid Battery (40Ah), 5V LM7805 regulator and some capacitors. I'm supposing max 1.2A load from Raspi. Should I add ...
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Connect an ATmega328 to a Raspberry Pi

I've been stuck on this problem for a couple of months now and haven't had much luck finding the exact information that I need. So, I'm currently working on a project to make a handheld raspberry pi, ...
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Raspberry Pi high voltage supply soft-off circuit

After looking at various designs for a "software" controllable power off circuit for a Raspberry Pi computer I decided none of them fit my need so I designed my own. Before I commit it to a PCB for ...
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24V to 5V DC conversion for Raspberry Pi

I'm trying to power several devices off of a breadboard. For simplicity I want to power these all from the same PSU. The highest voltage amongst the devices is 24V. I was looking to use a 24V 2A ...
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Is it possible to power an Arduino Uno with a Raspberry Pi?

I have an Arduino Uno and a Raspberry Pi that I'm using to control some LEDs in a computer case. Power is coming from a Molex connector from the computer's PSU. I want to place the Arduino and the Pi ...
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Can I run matlab on a microcontroller?? and if yes which one?

I am working on a complicated robotics project which involves MATLAB image processing algorithm and LEGO MINDSTORMS interface as well as an Arduino. The system works dependently in a sequence ...
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Faster quadrature decoder loops with Python code

I'm working with a BeagleBone Black and using Adafruit's IO Python library. Wrote a simple quadrature decoding function and it works perfectly fine when the motor runs at about 1800 RPM. But when the ...
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Solar power monitoring with Raspberry Pi

I want to measure the current and voltage from a set of small solar panels (about 10V and 100mA but not settled yet) using a Raspberry Pi. There will be between 4 and 6 panels. This project will ...
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Raspberry Pi + Microcontroller for commuting audio input and output (audio matrix switch) [closed]

I am new in electronics and I'm working on a personal project with Raspberry Pi that I need help. I want to make a board that allows to commute 4 audio inputs (TV, MP3, DVD, FM web) in 4 audio ...
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Interfacing incompletely documented logic signal where resistor affects output voltage level

So I've got this marginally documented 12V logic signal from something I have to regard as a black box that I'd like to interface to a pi or arduino (i.e. c 3V). I have 3 lines - 0V, +12V and signal ...
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Connecting a garage door opener remote directly to Raspberry Pi [migrated]

I am a newbie. I am going to try and make my first Raspberry Pi project. I have the Model B revision 2.0 board and want to connect a spare garage door opener remote. I have an option of using a relay ...
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Can I use Cat5e cable to carry 12V and signal for Raspberry Pi project?

I'm doing a "home automation" project with a RPi at the center. It's to do various things including a) controlling lights using PIRs, and b) automating a motorised blind. The blind is opened / closed ...
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Raspberry Pi stereo camera frame synchronization/genlock (video or still image)

I need to frame synchronize a stereo camera for a computer vision application. The synchronization should the best possible, hopefully on a millisecond level. I would like to get about 10 FPS either ...
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Beam sensor or other switch needed for electric blind project

I am designing a motorised blind (powered by a Raspberry Pi) and need a reliable way of detecting when the blind is fully "up" or "down". I don't want to use a stepper motor, and rely on counts, as I ...
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Powering Raspberry-pi using ESC

Currently I am building a quadcopter with Raspberry Pi and I have four 20A Tunigy Electronic Speed Controller (ESC). I was wondering about could I use ESC's red wire to power my Raspberry-Pi? (tying 4 ...
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How do I active the relays on this relay bank?

I purchased 2 "Mechanical Relay Board, 8 gang, 10A 220VAC, 24VAC 30ma coil" relay banks that I am trying to control from a raspberry Pi. To do this I've built out 2 595 shift registers and I'm using ...
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Seperate device vs software solution

My apologies, I'm not really sure how to phrase this question. I'm a little confused about what is the advantage of having a separate circuit controlling a module vs connecting the module directly to ...
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Failsafe for home automation with Raspberry Pi

I have a Raspberry Pi driving a home automation system. I have connected a bunch of lights to the network. The GPIOs of the Pi connect to a relay board that switch the lights on and off. What I need ...
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Controlling solenoid valve using Raspberry Pi

I'll start by saying I'm a CS student with almost zero knowledge in electronics. I want to build an irrigation system which is controlled by a Raspberry Pi (with fancy wi-fi features), and uses a ...
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Arduino: What is the best way to send and receive data with I2C?

I am using I2C to send and receive int values from a RaspberryPi to an Arduino then echoed back to the Pi. The primary problem I am having is with int values larger than 255. A secondary problem is ...
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How can I seamlessly switch power supplies?

Quick question, I am not very good with my electrical circuit terminology so I'm not sure what to call what I'm trying to do. When I try to Google "How to switch power supplies" I got inundated with ...
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Controlling a bank of relays

I have a project that requires me to control a set of relays (up-to 24 of them). The current setup is using Wago Speedway 767 field-bus modules. I'm just ramping up so I have to either figure out how ...
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Potential project: Wireless Security Camera with the Arduino Yun

I have been following Arduino and Raspberry Pi projects closely for a while and I am pretty keen on giving one a go. I have no real electronics assembly experience but can program. I have chosen the ...
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Spurious interrupts using switches on a Raspberry Pi

I have two switches connected to GPIO pins on a raspberry pi. One side of each switch is wired to +3.3v. The other side is connected to an input pin via a 330 Ohm resistor, and each input pin has a ...
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Connecting RaspberryPi & Leonardo-voltage divider needed?

According to this article when connecting a RPi to a Uno a voltage divider is needed because of the voltage difference. Does the same apply to a RPi and Leonardo?
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Connecting RaspberryPi to leonardo

Can any RaspberryPi-Arduino experts tell me what are the best options of sending data from the RPi to a Leonardo given the following 1- running raspbian on the RPi 2- running a Python script on ...
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Avoding repeated queries while working in a WSN set-up of Coordinator-->Repeater-->End Device , when Coordinator and End device are in Range

I am working on a WSN set-up. I posted a question earlier on the same. I had a another question with respect to the same. My question is while working in broadcast mode, if Coordinator and end ...
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Transistor Ohms

I've built the circuit in the schematic below to control my TV, the D1 and D2 LEDs are the two mini LEDs from this IR Extender: I've cut it below the female headphone jack and I'm using my ...
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Coordinator + Repeater Xbee + End device configuration

I am trying to work on a Xbee based solution for transferring data from with in a specified area.I am using Xbee865LP for the same project. Now what i want to implement is Make one device act as ...
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ATmega328P running on CR2032 has issues with timing/sleep code as voltage depreciates over time

I have an ATmega328P running at 16 Mhz on CR2032 with a few sensors and radio for about a week now. It started out at 3+ Volts and is currently measuring at 2.96 Volts. At present, I am not using ...
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Using the raspberry pi to measure multiple electrical circuits

I am looking to use the raspberry pi to measure the power consumption of multiple household electronics and record the information to analyze later on. However, I'm not sure if it's possible to ...
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Can I use 74HC14 or NPN transistor instead of MOSFET as level shifter

I have SN74HC14 or BC548 / 2N2222 transistors. I need level shifter for I2C between arduino and RPi. Here's simple circuit from the internet Problem is I don't have any MOSFETs. Can I use NPN ...
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Two or more different regulators connected to one battery

I want to make batteries provide power to both a micro controller (Raspberry Pi) and a 4x4 LED matrix. A simple circuit diagram is shown below. (only one LED is drawn in the fig. But regard it as LEDs ...
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Best way to emulate network switching on PCB

I'm interested in wiring up some Raspberry Pi Compute Modules together on a custom PCB board with DDR2 SODIMM connector interfaces. ...
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Raspberry Pi and USB modem - can I connect it like this?

As some of you know - Raspberry Pi model B has only 100mA available on USB ports. I want to connect USB modem (that takes > 500mA sometimes) to my Raspberry without powered USB hub. I have: ...
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Trouble bridging connection between my Pi and my laptop's WiFi

I have been trying to get this working for a while now and still no luck. I have Googled and Googled till my eyes hurt and everything I try won't fix it. I have sharing disabled on both connections, ...
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Linear regulator LM1084 5.0V capacitors choice

I'm trying to make power supply for RaspberryPi and another one for usb hub and another for 9 Ping sensors(20mA)+ few servos + few microcontrollers like Atmega328P. I have only LM1084 or LM7805. So my ...
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Can I amplify high frequency signal?

I have found this awesome Raspberry PI FM transmitter project. It uses RPi GPIO pin to simulate FM signal. After some filtering to smoothen it, this could act like a real transmitter. But at this ...
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raspberry pi relay

I'm trying to make the Raspberry Pi controlled relay. Searching the internet the whole day, I still cannot get it to work. ( I did not even connect it to the GPIO yet, just using the 3.3v rail). ...
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Writing to register on I2C device, returns device busy

I am trying to write data to a register on an I2C chip from the Raspberry Pi, when I use i2cdetect I get UU, which I understand is an error. ...