Doctor Who

Member Since: November 4, 2008

Country: United States



Somewhere between 900 and something and 50




Jedi Knight Computers

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English, and some Yiddish, also Klingon and sometimes a few others.

Programming Languages

Pascal, BASIC, and VEE (A graphic test and measurement language, also VB.


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Computers, hardware for them, and SciFI, see the site for Doctor Who at the BBC for more hints.



  • Normally I don't reply to myself, but the Cap works on the Pi3 B board here as well. Is running with a larger OLED display from the same source.

  • Ideally to properly use this one, we'd need to know what the colors mean. But from other comments I was able to use the cable with the Pi Cap and a small breadboard. Now it is connected to a small OLED display which is supplying useful stats.

    My next step will be to use the small cable with sockets on it to enable jumper wires to plug it into the same breadboard and different OLED displays.

  • Well I am relieved. Today I setup a Raspberry Pi3 A+ board. It wears the Qwiic Cap for the Pi, and has the breadboard cable connected to a small one.

    That small one is connected to an OLED display who is now showing me the status of the board as normally shown on a matching one normally available from Adafruit.

    While the Wiring stuff which is installed on this release of Raspbian didn't want to work correctly on the Pi3 A+ board I have, the I2C tools did work and they showed me the display. However thanks to the fact that his tools aren't capable of grokking the new board, I did not see the map shown on this tutorial.

  • And this is almost an issue because of the big battery box that the Boeing 787 wore. It seems they were using some really funky batteries in it, and their management methods were totally bolluxed. The FAA would only certify the plane for carrying passengers if the issue was fixed. And since 95% of our gear is powered by these things, the Feds and the IATA got snarky about spares and new ones.

    And none of these new ones are that bad......

  • Maker Faire Bay Area is nice.. But too far for me to get to in an afternoon and back. How about Maker Faire NYC who shows up towards the end of September this year?

  • I'd call it a breakout board. And I have a board made by Adafruit for the original Pi and in later nomenclature the people there call it a hat.

    In fact since during development I typically use the serial port on the board (Pi) to confirm that the device properly started, especially when debugging a WiFi connection. Once I know it does work, I typically disconnect it. For the Pi3 it did need one.

  • Now I need to find a job to apply the other end for it.....

  • Nice! But I'd like to find both the connectors at the breadboard end, and the tools used to affix them.

  • Oh wow. That is definitely amazing.

  • I see that both this one selected, and the older, retired, retail design contain amber LED devices. Any problem with my swapping them for red and green ones, same style? All of my ideas request those colors instead of the amber ones.