OK.....Got her up and running last night at home. Got the sensor in the post the other day, had a few cables from my UNO build, plug and play. Put the pi in a case and the little board has notches so with a bit of double sided tape the sensor is now attached to the top of the case. Did a bit of a dual network set-up so i could get things going at work and then just plug in at home
Change SSID1/2 & PWD1/2 as required
Installed joe on the PI as i never liked nano and it's been my default editor forever. It's an old wordstar clone, using ctrl-k+x for save & quit and ctrl-k+q for just quit (no save or changes) - Advantage cut and paste works
- Just change nano for joe in the instructions!
$ sudo apt install joe
I use textpad (https://www.textpad.com/
) as a file editor in widows. It can handle linux files and doesn't add carriage returns and the like that notepad can - Probably not needed, but it's an AWESOME text editor so well worth mentioning if you play with non standard files!
I used Win32 disk imager (https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/
) to write the card. You have to unzip the download, but i've always had good results and it's MUCH smaller than Balena and works on older Windows Platforms
Managed to get the qvibe-analyser running at home. It didn't like my Vista pc at work (Yeah, i know, i know, i do have a Win10 box to transfer over to at some point!)
The install file is fine and then says to update. The update pulls down the smaller .exe but doesn't install. Should i place that over the installed copy?
Running the small .exe one doesn't save the "Batch Size" to 25, but resets to 8 and boy does the PI not like *THAT* option
I'm still logging in to run the Pi as so far the service thing doesn't seem to work for me.....though didn't notice any user changes to that part of the instructions? Still it's pretty easy to do with Putty and not a massive hassle for Mapping what is happening and then tweaking my set-up. I mean i can't see me using it massively once done? I don't often use my colorimeters for image calibration or rew & mic that often once set-up is actually done etc?
FYI for anyone doing this.....It's a pretty simple set-up following the dummies guide. The things i've done above are alternatives or help, but can be ignore unless you hit an issue with old OS's, dual network or the cut and paste thing