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Archive for the ‘Raspberry Pi’ Category

PoE to ethernet + micro USB converters

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/11/06

The first is 100mbit, some do not get it to work with Raspberry Pi 3B+, but others do get it to work, even at 1Gbit:

The second is 1Gbit, about 40% more expensive, but just works:

Via: [WayBack] Thread by @Nick_Craver: “Shout out to @mstum for reminding me 1Gb PoE USB splitters are completely viable for Raspberry Pis – now running a fi PoE switches and using just 1 outlet on the UPS: … Less wiring and if the network’s […]”

–jeroen

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Good tips for powering any kind of LED strips from the Adafruit NeoPixel Überguide | Adafruit Learning System

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/10/22

Read these tips before playing with any kind of LED strips: [WayBack] Powering NeoPixels | Adafruit NeoPixel Überguide | Adafruit Learning System.

There are more, but these are the most important:

  • When connecting NeoPixels to any live power source or microcontroller, ALWAYS CONNECT GROUND (–) BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE. Conversely, disconnect ground last when separating.
  • Adding a 300 to 500 Ohm resistor between your microcontroller’s data pin and the data input on the first NeoPixel can help prevent voltage spikes that might otherwise damage your first pixel. Please add one between your micro and NeoPixel.
  • Before connecting a NeoPixel strip to ANY source of power, we very strongly recommend adding a large capacitor (1000 µF, 6.3V or higher) across the + and – terminals. This prevents the initial onrush of current from damaging the pixels.
  • Be extremely cautious with bench power supplies. Some — even reputable, well-regarded brands — can produce a large voltage spike when initially switched on, instantly destroying your NeoPixels!
    If you use a bench supply, do not connect NeoPixels directly. Turn on the power supply first, let the voltage stabilize, then connect the pixels (GND first).

Via: [WayBack] Bouw je eigen ledtafel – Tot slot – Achtergrond – Tweakers

–jeroen

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GL-AR300M – GL.iNet: nice small device allowing NAT over WAN, WiFi, 3G/4G modem, or OpenVPN

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/08/28

Still glad I got a few of [WayBack] GL-AR300M – GL.iNet: it makes travel life so much easier when you cannot use tethering.

I got the model GL-AR300M with external antennas (the GL-AR300M only has internal ones with a much shorter range).

Powered over USB, it runs OpenWRT and can NAT a local network towards an external network on the WAN, WiFi or (via USB) 3G/4G modem.

Despite doing only 2.4Ghz, it was a life saver in many occasions (there is a 5Ghz model, but it has over heating issues).

It can even run as an OpenVPN client, but given the hardware it is limited to about 10 Mhz (and gets quite warm).

Over USB, you can access web-cams, hard-disk, and more.

The internal LAN is a life saver when for instance you hook it to a stack of Raspberry Pi devices.

Docs at [WayBack] GL-AR300M – GLI Docs

I’m not the only one happy with it:

Below are some videos with config tips and reviews.

–jeroen

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Posted in Development, Ethernet, Hardware Development, LifeHacker, Network-and-equipment, Power User, Raspberry Pi, VPN, WiFi | Leave a Comment »

Remote power control your IoT hardware and remote updating boot SD cards

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/07/16

Thomas Rini (of U-Boot and Yocto fame) mentioned these solutions for remote power control of IoT devices and remote updating SD cards in this slide State of the U-Boot – Thomas Rini, Konsulko Group:

Two power solutions I like myself are:

The combination of these allows for really flexible production and testing environments.

Slides at [WayBackELC2017 – State of the U-Boot.pdf

–jeroen

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Posted in Arduino, Development, ESP8266, ESP8266X, Hardware Development, Hardware Interfacing, IoT Internet of Things, Network-and-equipment, Odroid, Power User, Raspberry Pi | Leave a Comment »

Raspberry Pi, Tumbleweed, btrfs

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/06/15

I want to use btrfs as filesystem on a Raspberry Pi with opensuse Tumbleweed.

It is hard to find out how, so here are a few links that should help me from “opensuse” “tumbleweed” “btrfs” “raspberry” pi:

–jeroen


Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, Development, Hardware Development, Linux, openSuSE, Power User, Raspberry Pi, SuSE Linux, Tumbleweed | Leave a Comment »

 
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