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Raspberry Pi 4, Or Lattepanda Enbeded On My Inmoov

I want to install a mini PC and 7inch touch screen on my InMoov, and can't decide either buying the new Raspberry Pi 4 or the LattePanda PC.

The positives of using the Pi-4, are the power on/off functionality is easier to control rather than the LattePanda with has similar power off function to a laptop or standard PC, meaning I would have to switch this of separately when powering down??  Also the price is a lot cheaper for the Pi 4 4Gb verses the LattePanda 4Gb.

My main question is if I go for the Raspberry Pi, do I use ARC running under Windows or EZ-Builder-Pi under Raspbian ( version of Linux )??

Although I'm very familiar using MS windows and I used Linux going back many yrs ago, I'm a complete novice using a Raspberry Pi and Raspbian OS.


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#1  
The raspberry pi still requires a shutdown sequence exactly like the windows latte panda 

ARC on the pi won’t support all skill controls. 

Cant beat the panda:)
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#2  
Thanks DJ, I thought you would say that!

Forgot about ARC on the Pi won’t support all of the functions.
I suppose it’s going to be the Panda. Another thing is i’ve already purchased the 7 screen ( 1024x600 resolution ) to play around with, and noticed ARC doesn’t support that low resolution, to be able to read iit comfortably??
#3  
Yes it does support that resolution and you can't really see any difference from the higher resolution of a full computer you just need to adjust 1 anomaly of the ARC save button to the synthiam cloud. Everything else works perfectly. I even use that display to watch Kodi movies when outside relaxing and it's on the robot chest ,it looks great!
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Thanks Robo Rad,
It did come up with a notice box stating the lowest resolution supported was something like 1024x800 when loading ARC with this screen,
BUT it did load OK, the issue was I had to use the side scroll bars ( Hoz & Vert ) to navigate around my Project which is very large.

 "you just need to adjust 1 anomaly of the ARC save button to the synthiam cloud"

Can you explain your comment above in more detail, not sure what you mean exactly?

To be honest I wasn't entirely happy with this touch screen display, from some reason I can't get it to work on a Vensmile W10 mini PC running windows 10, although I can get it to work on my laptop and main PC running the same version of Window 10, using the same cables etc.
Thinking of sending it back as I have only had it a couple of days.
#5   — Edited
See my terminator thread here in the forum, you can see the 7" display running ARC I have the HDMI touch version but it is about the same as the regular one from DF robot,just not using the delicate connector ribbon,was too short for my robot,The HDMI 7" can have a long cable so you can always pull it off the robot and use as a touch tablet, I do Facebook upload video watch movies.it's awesome!:) The save button to synthium cloud goes to this one new window that won't let you scroll all the way to the bottom where the save button is. I just then use my regular computer for those cloud saves.Since I need the scripts to go to my Mobile cell phone as well. Also the amp current for the Panda runs best over 2 Amps ,so 2.4 -3 amps is best with display,and any USB attachments to work correctly.
#6   — Edited
I just got my panda up and running today. I ordered the 10 inch screen but realized it was not a touch screen. So sending it back to get the 7 inch model. Glad to see here that it runs ok with a slightly lower resolution. 

Edit: I did find another 10 inch touch screen and it’s hdmi. Mixed reviews on amazon. I’ll let you know by Thursday.
#7  
Hi fxrtst
In the past I set up my Madame Nindo fortune teller to auto shut down using a single pushbutton. I had the restart, boot also from another single button. I used win 7 at the time. I assume win 10 should also work. I can try to find the code if you want it.
Synthiam
#8  
Ezscript has a shutdown command
#9  
A single pushbutton would shut down the ezb and the computer. The starting of the computer (a remote computer start pushbutton) did an auto execute and would restart the ARC and the ezb/ v4. Works great.
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Andy, would be interested in the code to shutdown EZB and PC, also the restart of ARC and the EZB via auto execute.
#11  
Yes me too. I think there is something in the panda bios to boot without hitting the power button. I'm going to look into it later today.
#12  
Aw yes, I figured out an easy fix to the synthiam save project to cloud...portrait mode in the display setting,BINGO! As a a plus to portrait mode everything like news stories,facebook feed all show up more info on a page and now all of ARC buttons show up on the 7" panda display!
#13  
Give me a little time and I will get it for you guys. Its packed away.
#14  
You have to update the bios, but after update the you have option to enable /disable the physical button for auto boot on power being applied.

Panda Bios update page
#15  
Sounds interesting I may try Bios update , as it opens up interesting possibilities for the robot.
#16   — Edited
I am still away from home, but check out my questions in my posts lists.  Auto Shut Down of Ezb and Computer, dated Aug 17 and Auto Boot and Connect to Ezb from December 17. All the information is there. If you need more I will get the old program when I return home.
Thanks for reminding me about this. I need it for Olivia. I have a new Latta Panda Alpha and will need an auto restart an shut down for her
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#17  
Thanks Andy, I’ll look at your postings!

Will, great about being able to change auto boot options in the Bios. Haven’t yet ordered the Panda, still debating to get the 2gb or 4gb as I’m only going to use it on my InMoov with ARC.
#18   — Edited
I have run my Antonn on the  original Latte Panda and all worked well. I just used the Panda as I would my desktop computer. Work and summer has stopped all my work on my robot projects, but I bought a Latte Panda Alpha and plan on using it to run my next project Olivia. I had hoped Dj would have developed the navigation system using Lidar. My plan was to use a Raspberry Pi for the Lidar and the Panda as the  central processor and ezb v/4 and Tinys to do the rest. My winter project is going to be fun. I will be watching you and fxrtst for more cool ideas. By the way bigger is better 4gb
#19   — Edited
Got my new 10 inch touch screen and have it all up and running. Works good. This is the original Panda at 4gb and 64 gb drive. I hope it will run everything smoothly, or I'll wish I had spent some extra money on the Alpha. I will most likely use it to connect it to the ezb. Then use the Ardurino to power some LEDs sequences or???

EDIT: Looks like the onboard Leonardo is used as uart passthrough...so i will be using it for that instead.

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hello i have just read through turning on / off the automatic computer, do I have this project for turning off the timer, hoping to help you
ClassLibrary6.zip