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Offline THurrle

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PIcap/raspberry pi
« on: November 24, 2016, 09:15:42 AM »
I have been asked to help with my Grand children's Christian school holiday float. Not real savvy with the PI. I am wondering how I could pull this off. Can it be stand alone or do I need wifi.? Is there a battery pack that can be used to power the pi? Thank you for any input on this.
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Re: PIcap/raspberry pi
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2016, 10:17:13 AM »
Terry,

You dont need WIFI once you have your sequence on the flash drive.  you just need a 5v PS or wall wart to run it.  Not sure a battery pack will work or not.
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Re: PIcap/raspberry pi
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2016, 11:02:19 AM »
Something like this should work to power the Pi and a few pixels for a couple of hours.  There are units like this with higher AHR capacity available thru Amazon as well.......  good luck!

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https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-13000mAh-Powerful-Portable-External/dp/B00MPIGPUY/ref=sr_1_35?ie=UTF8&qid=1480010384&sr=8-35&keywords=5v+cell+phone+battery+charger

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Re: PIcap/raspberry pi
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2016, 05:06:28 PM »
why not a 12v power inverter from the truck pulling the float to your power supply. Keep in mind most car power is capped at 5amps..

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Re: PIcap/raspberry pi
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2016, 05:52:00 PM »
From what I've seen, PIs are very picky on power.  A battery solution would be nice clean power, some of the inverters I've used have noisy outputs and aren't nice sine wave power. 

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Re: PIcap/raspberry pi
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2016, 10:52:07 AM »
RAVPower 13000mAh << I have this powering my raspberry Touch tablet I made works great about 12 hours of up time. But for he float I would use a couple of marine battery and and charge then with the truck through your trailer hitch.

Going to do this for the daughters girl scout floats..
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