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    Can't get Pycharm installed (Getting a .exe and not a tar.gz file)

    We've all been there, mate. Trust me, you are not alone. When I say "never mind how I figured that out", it means that I really screwed something up royally. I try to learn from my mistakes, but would rather learn from the mistakes of those before me. Some times it actually works out that...
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    Using Raspberry Pi 4 as a daily driver

    It may be cheaper, and easier to prototype your own case. That way you could put in the options that you want, rather than having to take someone else's choices pot luck.
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    Using Raspberry Pi 4 as a daily driver

    Yeah, the nice thing about using it daily, other than the fact that it is MUCH more quiet than "the lab", is that I can look at downloaded electronic component data sheet PDF files, or sensor data sheets, on the left monitor while trouble shooting a project, and listen to a you tube music video...
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    Using Raspberry Pi 4 as a daily driver

    While using mine as a "daily driver", I noticed quite a bit of heat coming out of the top. I am using the Premium White case from Canakit with the added heat sinks, and the 5 volt fan in the top. The fan mounts under a hole shaped like a raspberry, instead of being round. The problem is...
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    Power out of a windows laptop.

    You know, I just noticed how old the thread was when I answered it. Sorry for being so late to answer mate!:oops:
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    raspberry Pi CM4 modules

    Sadly, easier said than done, :(
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    raspberry Pi CM4 modules

    In the latest issue of Magpi magazine (#117, MAY 2022) Ebon Upton, Raspberry Pi CEO, addresses these problems. According to what was published, the pi400 is still available, and they are making half a million chips for the Pi 4 and CM modules per month. The problem is that Bots attempt to...
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    raspberry Pi CM4 modules

    Ok, then, you have been officially spotted.:)
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    raspberry Pi CM4 modules

    Yeah, have you seen all the competition for the Pi out there? It is amazing! More every day! Have you done a posting in the Member Introductions forum Yet? Happy Trails, Paul
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    raspberry Pi CM4 modules

    I hear you. That is why I am using pieces that I already have here in the shack! Just for fun, ya know what I mean?:) Cause I can! BTW welcome to the group!
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    Running my Raspberry PI 4B from an external hard drive

    Some further information on my above post: UHS-I Sd card interface transfer rate: 30 MBPS IDE Interface transfer rate: 133 MBPS USB2.0 interface data transfer rate: 480 MBPS. I was considering purchasing the USB 3.0 equivalent cable, but it looks like it would be overkill...
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    Running my Raspberry PI 4B from an external hard drive

    I have been doing some research, and experimentation with my Pi 4, in an attempt to speed things up without overclocking. What I have is the Canakit Raspberry Pi 4 starter MAX kit, which includes a Samsung 64 GB EVO plus micro sd card which came pre-installed with NOOBS. This is a C10 U3 V30...
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    Power out of a windows laptop.

    Dex, You know, I was looking at your problem further, and I decided to try a little experiment. I downloaded the 64 bit version of the pi operating system, and installed it on a spare 30gb 2.5 inch ide drive which I had floating around on my work bench. Then I removed the sim card from my...
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    convert mp4 to avi video

    Did you try attaching the video output from your laptop to the video input of the tv? That would accomplish what you wanted, that is to watch the movie on your tv.:) You wouldn't need to do all the software gymnastics either. Happy Trails, Paul
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    Power out of a windows laptop.

    From the command line issue the command sudo raspi-config. This will start the software config tool. Select the advanced options. Option A6 is the boot order. Option B1 is "Sd card boot if available, otherwise boot from USB" The changes will take effect at the next boot. This is for the...
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