Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Latest Model B Plus) £31.79 @ The Pi Hut
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Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Latest Model B Plus) £31.79 @ The Pi Hut

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Found 22nd Jun
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Some help please! Im in the market for a pi - I want to use it to interface with certain electronics around the house via its gpio.

I have the circuit diagram ready, I just don't know the best way to mount it on the pins. Is there a standard way to do this? After more googling than I thought it would take I saw something called a humble pi, but that seems discontinued now. Other places suggest using breadboards or veroboard, but I'm still not sure.

A solution that allows further changes/improvements to the circuit would be even better, as would one that's sold by the pi hut so I can get it at the same time.

Is there anything else that should go in the basket?
Depends on how you need to package it,

If your happy having your electrics on top, Prototype it first using a breadboard and jumpers to ensure it works, then buy something like this (there's loads of similar ones):
thepihut.com/col…pro

and solder all your components in place using the traces underneath to link them all.

I usually use a similar one to this, however it has a ribbon cable connecting to the GPIOs so you can mount your board alongside the PI instead of on top.
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spammy2 h, 1 m ago

Some help please! Im in the market for a pi - I want to use it to …Some help please! Im in the market for a pi - I want to use it to interface with certain electronics around the house via its gpio.I have the circuit diagram ready, I just don't know the best way to mount it on the pins. Is there a standard way to do this? After more googling than I thought it would take I saw something called a humble pi, but that seems discontinued now. Other places suggest using breadboards or veroboard, but I'm still not sure.A solution that allows further changes/improvements to the circuit would be even better, as would one that's sold by the pi hut so I can get it at the same time.Is there anything else that should go in the basket?


Have you checked if the Arduino meets your needs ? Lots of interfaces, hats etc and can work out cheaper
Is this of good to you ?
Edited by: "WaftyCranker" 22nd Jun
mattinglis1 h, 52 m ago

then buy something like this (there's loads of similar …then buy something like this (there's loads of similar ones):https://thepihut.com/collections/raspberry-pi-hats/products/adafruit-perma-proto-hat-for-raspberry-pi-no-eepro


Link is broken but I presume you meant this: thepihut.com/pro…rom.
Would you know the difference between the above and: thepihut.com/pro…rom ?

oh and just for completion this one: thepihut.com/pro…lus ?
Edited by: "spammy" 22nd Jun
WaftyCranker16 m ago

Have you checked if the Arduino meets your needs ? Lots of interfaces, …Have you checked if the Arduino meets your needs ? Lots of interfaces, hats etc and can work out cheaperIs this of good to you ?


Thank you for the suggestion. The link you posted seems to require a Pi too though?

For the detail (and if you're bored!) here's the project: community.home-assistant.io/t/d…850
Use my pi3's for home assistant (hassio) and plexpi
Pi oh my, what can these be used for? Can I use Pi's for extending my WIFI connection in my kitchen, as my living room wall is a foot and an half thick?
Edited by: "JohnIIIrd" 22nd Jun
spammy3 h, 34 m ago

Thank you for the suggestion. The link you posted seems to require a Pi …Thank you for the suggestion. The link you posted seems to require a Pi too though?For the detail (and if you're bored!) here's the project: https://community.home-assistant.io/t/does-this-kind-of-relay-exist/55850


From a quick glance, it looks like something you could do using an Arduino nano £2 - £3 on ebay.com from china (basically an 8 bit atmega micro controller with a usb to serial chip to provide a usb interface mounted on a small pcb.

Another option if a wifi interface would be useful, might be a £5 Sonoff SV, a low voltage version of the sonoff which is a ready built wifi controlled relay with a few gpios, based on the esp8266, that can be flashed with your own firmware to work as you wish - an open source project such as Espurna might already provide suitable functionality to do what you want:- github.com/xos….md

Edit: Or Tasmota, Espeasy which supports rules:- rutg3r.com/son…sy/
Edited by: "melted" 22nd Jun
Are there any Pi B+ owners out here?
I need to know whether it has HW decode for x265 videos? And how's the performance?
Can you use these as effects pedals for a guitar or as a midi? Basically anything musical
deblod1 h, 26 m ago

Are there any Pi B+ owners out here?I need to know whether it has HW …Are there any Pi B+ owners out here?I need to know whether it has HW decode for x265 videos? And how's the performance?


I had the 2 and the 3 B and they are both at the limit with HEVC but it is possible. I had a Kodi Samba Nas setup with a powered 4x usb hub and 4 X 4tb passport drives but having a pi on all the time usually lasts a year so if you do the maths 30 X 8 is 240 about the price of a cheap pc that would last you 8 years. Still the outlay is not much for an IPTV setup
deblod1 h, 28 m ago

Are there any Pi B+ owners out here?I need to know whether it has HW …Are there any Pi B+ owners out here?I need to know whether it has HW decode for x265 videos? And how's the performance?


The video chip hasn't changed so x265 is still decoded via software. The increased 1.4Ghz will help, but probably not for higher bitrates.
pengwyn25 m ago

I had the 2 and the 3 B and they are both at the limit with HEVC but it is …I had the 2 and the 3 B and they are both at the limit with HEVC but it is possible. I had a Kodi Samba Nas setup with a powered 4x usb hub and 4 X 4tb passport drives but having a pi on all the time usually lasts a year so if you do the maths 30 X 8 is 240 about the price of a cheap pc that would last you 8 years. Still the outlay is not much for an IPTV setup


I have to beg to differ there... I have 3 Pi's running Tvheadend as PVRs (so I can - in theory - record 6 channels simultaneously), they've all been on 24/7 for over 3 years now. I used to have problems with them hanging, so I reboot them weekly via cron jobs.
grandwazoo9 m ago

I have to beg to differ there... I have 3 Pi's running Tvheadend as PVRs …I have to beg to differ there... I have 3 Pi's running Tvheadend as PVRs (so I can - in theory - record 6 channels simultaneously), they've all been on 24/7 for over 3 years now. I used to have problems with them hanging, so I reboot them weekly via cron jobs.


I must've been unlucky, how does tvheadend work, I have a sky basic box how do I capture the composite signal
pengwyn13 m ago

I must've been unlucky, how does tvheadend work, I have a sky basic box …I must've been unlucky, how does tvheadend work, I have a sky basic box how do I capture the composite signal



Sorry, don't have Sky and know nothing about it.
Would this handle Plex Server?
Not concerned about transcoding
Edited by: "Turret" 23rd Jun
Turret51 m ago

Would this handle Plex Server?Not concerned about transcoding


Search for plexpi 1.3 put the image on an SD card and follow the instructions
Turret23rd Jun

Would this handle Plex Server?Not concerned about transcoding


Yes - I have a plex server running on a pi3 and it’s great. I convert files to MP4 manually
Thanks for this
Turret12 h, 42 m ago

Would this handle Plex Server?Not concerned about transcoding


Yes, as long as all your devices and network will support direct play.
JohnIIIrd18 h, 18 m ago

Pi oh my, what can these be used for? Can I use Pi's for extending my WIFI …Pi oh my, what can these be used for? Can I use Pi's for extending my WIFI connection in my kitchen, as my living room wall is a foot and an half thick?


If the signal is too weak for a wifi range extender then might be worth considering some powerline adaptors which use your mains wiring . The basic ones which cost about £20 will give you a single wired connection.


The powerline + wifi versions cost alot more.If you defo need a wireless connection you could get away with some powerline adaptors and cheap Linksys access point from fleabay
deblod23 h, 25 m ago

Are there any Pi B+ owners out here?I need to know whether it has HW …Are there any Pi B+ owners out here?I need to know whether it has HW decode for x265 videos? And how's the performance?



They cant (not at a resonabile speed). Get an Odroid C2...
Edited by: "1nstant" 23rd Jun
tizen3 h, 24 m ago

Do I put my router in the pie to create pi-hole?


It’s as close as I’d get to figuring it out.
this thread may aswell be in Japanese..
tizen23rd Jun

Do I put my router in the pie to create pi-hole?



You can run pi-hole on a Pi Zero W which you can buy for a tenner. I do.
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