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Re: Tuicemen's Off grid setup!
« Reply #195 on: July 30, 2018, 04:43:28 PM »

I followed your mounting pi in CM15 very closely!  I prob will end up the same after all your work documenting it! 

So I splurged and bought the pi zero W.    Amazing power in such tiny packages!
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Re: Tuicemen's Off grid setup!
« Reply #196 on: July 30, 2018, 04:51:28 PM »

I followed your mounting pi in CM15 very closely!  I prob will end up the same after all your work documenting it! 

So I splurged and bought the pi zero W.    Amazing power in such tiny packages!
Yes more powerful then my first PC ::) :'
I found a store in the US that sells the W for $5 but you have to pick it up from the store http://www.microcenter.com/product/486575/Zero_W?src=raspberrypi
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« Reply #197 on: July 30, 2018, 06:51:39 PM »

I just paid $14 with shipping to Arduino website;  they have been good to us with our boards from them in the past.  so I get to try (again) to master Linux!  ech!
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Re: Tuicemen's Off grid setup!
« Reply #198 on: July 30, 2018, 06:56:00 PM »

  so I get to try (again) to master Linux!  ech!
Actually you don't have to master Linux. Once HG is up and running you don't need to play with the OS other then for rebooting if you like.
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« Reply #199 on: August 17, 2018, 07:29:45 PM »

Tuicemen, thought I would give an update...  I did rcve pi zero W.  First 16gb mem card would not boot;  tried both raspbian and even NOOBS.  format and directory looked fine for both.  gave up, got a second 16gb stick and put NOOBS on it - booted and I got HDMI screen as expected!  But mouse would not move pointer so I could not pick raspbian to install!  tried different usb hubs, direct mouse, keyboard instead.  nothing moved mouse pointer.  Then the pi overheated a 12 pin chip behind the pwr usb input and no more display.   Nothing I could do revived it.  Some others reported in their forum to my post they had same thing so were watching...   Arduino replaced it no cost;  just came in.  I THINK I identified that on this new pi zero they have a potential issue if you plug in usb pwr to pwr connector AND usb to computer - which also supplies power...  anyway, I have not retried - shall do so this weekend.

Meanwhile, my WYZE pan cam $ 25 cameras are doing so great I have been active on their FB pages...   last night guys said they are using IFTTT to send trigger from cameras motion sense messages to OPENhab program.  some using stringify.  alexus involved too if you want...

So I went to OPENhab and checked it out.  Holy crap!    1000's of hardware interfaces written for!  cm15?  yup.  100,000's users, zillion programmers working on this open source program.   some running thir home automation on pi's....  Phillips Hue stuff central too ifyou are into that.  well needless to say I will be checking it out now...    I will report back if anyone wants me to...
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Re: Tuicemen's Off grid setup!
« Reply #200 on: August 19, 2018, 09:50:50 AM »

Thanks for the update Mike,
You should only have your mouse and HDMI cable plugged in to the Zero on initial setup (+ power of cource). then setup SSH so you can use putty to terminal in from Windows and install other stuff. This way only the CM15 needs to be plugged in to the zerro.
I'd love to read about your progress with Openhab purhaps you could start a thread in the PI section on the forum here: http://forums.x10.com/index.php?board=153.0
I'm sure others would be interested as well to follow your progress. It may even get others to try Openhab. ;)
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« Reply #201 on: August 19, 2018, 04:39:50 PM »

Thanks for the update Mike,
You should only have your mouse and HDMI cable plugged in to the Zero on initial setup (+ power of cource). then setup SSH so you can use putty to terminal in from Windows and install other stuff. This way only the CM15 needs to be plugged in to the zerro.
I'd love to read about your progress with Openhab purhaps you could start a thread in the PI section on the forum here: http://forums.x10.com/index.php?board=153.0
I'm sure others would be interested as well to follow your progress. It may even get others to try Openhab. ;)
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Cool thing about OpenHAB.org is that no no SSH or putty is required.  More plug and play for users?  Still learning here...


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