The Raspberry Pi Thread [4]

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    not sure why i wanted it ,I just wanted to buy something because i had some Income tax money back , I usually owe them money,,, .I sit here online shopping everyday ,I'll find some thing i really like and can use ..Maybe.
    I really just need to finish the projects i have sitting around half done
    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Interesting you should mention that. I also have the full pan tilt in my cart ready to order. I needed my other stuff from Adafruit a bit more though and can't afford both. Plus I'm still mulling over if I really want it need it. I'll want to set it up to work in Motion Eye. Somebody on the Pimoroni forum was trying it but appears to have given up. I think its doable, just not how they wanted it to work.
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  2.    #1922

    The build side of it I usually get done in good time, if I have all the parts I need. The software side not so much. The actual coding in python part is where things usually slow down for me. Especially if I have to do some fancy stuff with reading keyboard key codes etc.
    There is some nice satisfaction in finishing a project. Especially if it then sees regular use. My weather clocks get used daily, the indoor one runs 24/7. My wife checks it all the time. And my Pirate Radio sees almost daily use. I really like my classic rock. I'll take that out on my deck from time to time in the summer. Several of my web cams get good use too. I have one watching my front walk, front lawn. I'm watching Ginger have a nice snooze in the sun right now. If she starts barking I can just look at my monitor to see if I need to get up or not. If its a delivery guy or just somebody walking a dog up the street.
    Some of my builds come in handy but sit there waiting to be used, like my breadboard rig. It gets dusted off a couple of times a year for a new project. I have to admit that its not used near as much as I thought it would when I built it. There is no easy way to attach a Hat or pHat to it. Mainly just breakout boards. For Hats and pHats I use my Black Hat Hack3r. I did up a Pi Zero with a 90 female header to plug right into it, no ribbon cable. Using the 90 header points all the ports straight up for easy access. I have my Unicorn Hat HD on it now. Thats one project I should get working on.
    I owed a little bit this year but Carolyn got a big chunk of cash back. Some of my income switched from disability to actual pension income. That made the pension amount transferable. I increased my deductions about half way though the year so next year I should just about break even or maybe get a little back. So far I haven't touched any of our return money for Pi stuff. It's going to be used for house repairs etc.
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    we got almost [correction person who did out taxes errored by1000.oo$]$ 2000.00 ,back between the 2 of us ,first time that ever happened ,,,We need it for house repairs too,Septic cleaning,Trailer skirting repairs ect ect ,the main the reason i cancelled the Pi stuff order .I have at least 5 Pi projects half done ...i got to stop watching CNN and get to work on both Pi And Home projects ,as soon as it get warmer out side ..

    i installed both versions of the new Raspbian ,with and with out apps ,seems to work ok ,got rid of the black border in both versions
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    in an attempt to do something constructive some day soon , i'm thinking of trying to build something similar to this [https://learn.pimoroni.com/tutorial/...g-the-tiny-4wd] using wood ..so i need two more motors ,what is the ratio of the motors i got from you
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  5.    #1925

    I believe they are 50 to one? I'll go check my orders and verify What they are.

    EDIT: They are 50:1 acording to my order history. I remeber asking Phil what was used in the rover you linked too and he siad he thought they were 50:1 so thats what I ordered.
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  6.    #1926

    Hey Jack, if you haven't placed that order yet you may want to add two of these, https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/m...otor-enclosure I think I gave you two already? If not you may want to order 4 of them. They will make mounting the motors to something a lot easier. They will keep dirt and lint out of the gears too.
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    ok, thanks for the info I'll order 2 motors and the items in your link ,thanks ..
    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Hey Jack, if you haven't placed that order yet you may want to add two of these, https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/m...otor-enclosure I think I gave you two already? If not you may want to order 4 of them. They will make mounting the motors to something a lot easier. They will keep dirt and lint out of the gears too.
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    something else to drive me crazy ,,lol
    alphanumeric said: View Post
    also got another pi3b+ to replace the one i toasted awhile back and another pi3A+
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  10.    #1930

    I hope you have better luck than I did. I have yet to get a 4 wheel rover to work correctly. Numerous tries. Those two motors I sold to you were left overs from my last attempt. I converted it to a tracked rover. Still haven't gotten that to work 100% how I want it to work. Its one of my unfinished projects. I had to steal the powerboost from it for the one that failed in my portable weather clock. It's all detailed in this thread if you want go back far enough.
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