Then once I’m happy the fun task of soldering this all to two half-size proto breadyboard things and then comes fun part of finding fixings to fasten it all to the car itself, but for now I’m not going to even think about how I attach it. Maybe if it all works I might even get a board fabricated for it with precise holes for mounting.
The motors would only move if I connected either forward or reverse to ground (pins 2 or 7), while this was the opposite to the documentation I’d read I was still not perturbed as I thought to myself I know I’ll just mark the pins as low on my Arduino. To my great annoyance this didn’t work so tonight I’m going to simplify the circuit and try to figure out where I made a mistake, as I assume it has to be me rather than dodgy chips.
A Multi-Chassis - 4WD Kit (Basic) from HobbyTronics, I’ve got a couple of quad half H-Bridge drivers as well so I should have this obeying my every command before long. I love it when I get money for my birthday.
So its been ages since I last posted on here, I just can’t seem to focus on anything.
So since I last posted I’ve tried to improve my python skills, which I think I’ve done OK but I just can’t get motivated to work on my music player idea, or anything else for that matter.
I’ve also tried to learn more about electronics, to this end I’ve got a Ardunio and shedloads of components. (Hence the collecting in the title of this post). But again I can’t seem to think of anything permanent to do, I just hook up a circuit then take it apart again.
While this is useful - I’m leaning how things work - its also really depressing, I wish I could think of something useful to do with my pi and now my electronics.
Anyhoo back to the collecting until inspiration hits me.
To avoid this situation in the future I have signed up to github and will be maintaining the work in a repository there.
not having used git before, and as I’m still learning python I have created a couple of repositories:
Anyway, my adventures continue…..
Not a happy man today - my GPIO label keyring broke when I dropped my keys.
So I didn’t blow up my pi after all, looks like the issue is the SD card. so the new pi although welcome was not actually needed yet.
Well I’ll continue my Google music player project; albeit more careful with the electronics next time. I guess it will mean I can optimise the OS for use in the project ensuring that it has only what I need to run the software, not of the other stuff I may have installed since I got it.
GPIO label keying for #raspberrypi
I got one ot these when I ordered my new pi
Think I might have fried my pi with this setup - probably has a short somewhere. Also the pi seems to have eaten my SD card. Anyway new upgraded model ordered already. I must be more careful with the new one.
Just few hours after making my Raspberry Pi visible to the world, i.e. creating web server, I’ve noticed that my device is being attacked from the outside world. Running
cat /var/log/auth.log | grep Failed
command, revealed numerous attempts to get into…
Kind of makes me a tad worried. May be time to implement some better security.