If you play Fallout 76, you know what I’m talking about.
Don’t remove the black thing on the camera connector on the Raspberry Pi, it broke from doing so. Thanks to my plumbing skills, I was able to get it to stay in the slot, with some electric tape.
Not much experience with ribbons, so I thought I needed to remove it, to get it in there, then it broke. The correct way, push up on the tabs on the black thing to “open” it, both edges. I did so on the camera I bought, needed to remove the cable it had on it, and use the other cable it came with. Thanks to the plumbing job, I had to use the top with the GPIO opeening, and put the cable in it, couldn’t get the Raspberry Pi Zero in the case going out the hole on the bottom.
No idea how people work on small electronics, screwing the lights onto the camera was a major pain in the ass. If I didn’t have a magnetic screwdriver, it would of been impossible.
Looks like the picture is blurry, I’m not unhooking it, and opening the damn thing.
How long is mjpg-streamer supposed to take at loading?
No data received from sensor. Check all connections, including the Sunny one on the camera board
My plumbing job failed. Using “raspistill -v -o test.jpg”. Why are the IR lights on? Oh wait, might need to reboot after rmmod something, made the camera as /dev/video0, but then I saw the fork of mjpg-streamer doesn’t need that.
Connection refused when trying to connect by SSH. Ping works though. Unplugged it.
Nope, got to check the connection now. Oh wait, it’s a third party camera. And the lights turn off when I unplug it. Might not work with raspistill. Nope, it should work.
Glue might work better. Don’t know where mine is. Possibly a power problem, might not have enough for the ethernet and the camera. Lights don’t turn on now.
The hack job was most likely fine. Now it can’t find the camera.
My glue is useless, either dried up, or nothing in it. How did I get it connected before? Now it can’t find the camera. Going to try the cable the Pi came with, maybe I damaged the other cable.
I finally gave up, it’s toast. Buy a new board, and see if the camera still works. Maybe a new cable too. Won’t even go in the slot anymore, on the board.
Damn, the heat sink won’t come off.
Not a licensed plumber.
You can’t buy just the board on Amazon? That’s a bummer. The board itself on ameridroid.com is $15, but sold out. Will the non W work with the same micro SD card? Probably, it is Raspbian.
The non w is $10 from that site. They want $6 for a fucking cable. Wonder how much they charge for shipping.
Nice, I’m not the only idiot that broke the plastic thing off. A piece of paper might work. Nope, paper doesn’t work, it bends.
And even with the clip, the bigger piece, the IR lights won’t turn on. So something is broken, either the connector on the board, and/or the camera.
The cable is bad, the short one works. But the plastic thing came flinging off. I know it works, because the IR lights came on. No ethernet plugged in, now I have to figure out how to keep it in place. Probably electrical tape.
Tape isn’t very sticky, so probably useless. Looks like only special tape is conductive. Spiderman duct tape it is.
The little plastic thing fell on the floor. Is glue conductive? Just glue it into it, except, I should get a longer cable. Or not.
Sugru Moldable Glue
That might work, do you put it on the cable? Good luck getting it inside the connector. That’s expensive though, $20. Wouldn’t non conductive glue work just as good? Problem is, the cable is short. The other cable is apparently dead.
What happens if you use something conductive? I have some Epoxy I think somewhere.
No Epoxy, some kind of lube. Grease stuff, I think it was for my RC car. But I never used it. You know what’s sticky? Thermal paste. Might need to dry though. Or does it need heat? I’ll let it dry all morning.
For a video card, you need something like Arctic Silver Adhesive. Do you really need that for a cable?
Any Epoxy will do. So if the thermal paste doesn’t dry and stick, then I’ll buy some Epoxy. Amazon doesn’t seem to sell Epoxy. I can probably get it in town anyways. Don’t think the case I bought will work with this short cable. Maybe without the lid. It’s $8 at the fabric place, think there’s one by my mom’s house. That’s Gorilla Glue Epoxy Syringe. Is that non conductive? Don’t think that’s what I want.
They don’t make already mixed Epoxy? I’m not mixing anything. I want it like glue.