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Raspberry Pi 7" touch screen assembly guide

Raspberry Pi 7" touch screen assembly guide

Preparing your Pi Before connecting your Pi to the screen, you should first ensure you have updated it to the latest version of Raspbian. I understand that NOOBS does not (currently) work, as when that boots it does not have the drivers required for the board.  In Raspbian, open a terminal window (if you are in Desktop mode) and issue the following commands, one after the other, waiting for the previous one to complete before going onto the next. The first two are really the only ones required, but the other three ensure that your Pi has the latest and...

7" touch screen Raspberry Pi

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Raspberry Pi Sense HAT tutorial

Raspberry Pi Sense HAT tutorial

Installing and using your new Raspberry Pi Sense HAT is easy, just follow our simple guide below to get started! Install Install the Sense HAT software by opening a Terminal window and entering the following commands (while connected to the Internet): sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install sense-hat sudp pip-3.2 install pillow Usage Hello world example: from sense_hat import SenseHat sense = SenseHat() sense.show_message("Hello world!") See the API reference for full documentation of the library's functions. See examples. Development This library is maintained by the Raspberry Pi Foundation on GitHub at github.com/RPi-Distro/python-sense-hat <a href="https://the-pi-hut.myshopify.com/cart/4552311044:1" target="_blank">Buy Raspberry Pi Sense HAT (Astro-Pi)</a>...

Raspberry Pi Sense HAT

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Running Things Regularly - cron

Running Things Regularly - cron

Last week I showed you how to run something each time your Raspberry Pi boots. This is not the only way; there is also 'cron'. But cron is actually a more powerful command - it allows you to run anything at a regular interval, be it every minute, hour, day, month or day of the week! 'cron' is short for 'chronograph', or 'clock'. It is a daemon that allows you to schedule commands to run at specific times. These events are listed in what is known as the 'crontab' file, which is short for 'cron table'. To see what is...

cron Operating System Raspberry Pi

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Troubleshooting a Raspberry Pi HDMI/VGA Adapter

Troubleshooting a Raspberry Pi HDMI/VGA Adapter

While your monitor should be able to communicate its' abilities to your Raspberry Pi, there are times that the 'standard' that an old monitor uses is not recognised by the Pi. This is especially true with old VGA monitors for which you need to use an HDMI/VGA adaptor like the one available from The Pi Hut.  The Pi tries its best, but sometimes you have to intervene and make some manual changes. Of course, if your Pi is not displaying the image correctly, how are you going to make those changes. Fortunately, the boot partition on your SD card (assuming you...

config.txt HDMI Raspberry Pi VGA

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Renaming your Raspberry Pi - the 'hostname'

If, like me, you have more than one Raspberry Pi on your network, then it is a good idea to give each one a unique name.  If you use Raspbian, then that name is 'raspberrypi' by default.  It is really easy to change that name to (almost) whatever you like.  This name is known as the 'hostname'. First, log onto your Pi and open a terminal window.  Your Pi's name is in a file called 'hostname' in the /etc directory.  Edit that file as superuser with: sudo nano /etc/hostname This file contains only one line - the name of your Pi....

Operating System Raspberry Pi Raspbian

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