Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W WiFi chipset, speeds & monitor mode

raspberry pi zero 2 wifi

WiFi performance WiFi throughput figures sourced from Jeff Geerling. Zero W – 20.3 Mbps Zero 2 W – 33.5 Mbps Pi 3B (non-plus) – 38.8 Mbps Pi 4 B – 92.8 Mbps Chipset The chipset that the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W uses is the Synaptics SYN43436. Ostensibly, the WLAN chipset used in the Raspberry…

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Teach your BME688 how to smell

A complete guide on how to train your BME688 sensor Hi fellow tech enthusiasts! Bosch released the BME688, an awesome new sensor that can distinguish up to four different scents. In this guide I will explain in all detail how to teach your BME688 how to smell. Don’t worry if you are new to AI…

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BME688 DigitalNose App released

As of today, PiCockpit users will find a new App in their dashboard: BME688 DigitalNose This brings PiCockpit to the new version 2.2.0 – your picockpit-client should at least have version 2.2.0, or higher to be able to use this app. This app will allow you to use your BME688 sensor in smell detection mode…

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The big Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Troubleshooting guide

Raspberry Pi Zero 2 showing blank or rainbow screen and no LED  If you’ve ensured that your Raspberry Pi has power but are not seeing anything on the screen and/or you don’t see the green LED, it means that there’s something wrong with your SD card. It could be that it isn’t inserted, it could…

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Raspberry Pi market situation and availability in 2022 for industry

A customer asked me about the availability of Raspberry Pis for his industrial design-ins (in this case, the company makes fire alarm systems). Since this is a recurring question, I promised him to write a blog post. (Which the following video is also based on :-)) Basic information about the industrial Raspberry Pi availability in…

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CircuitPython, Adafruit Feather RP2040 and I2C

The RP2040 has two I2C controllers – good for example, when you want to run two I2C devices with the same I2C address. In my test setup, I have an Adafruit Feather RP2040 microcontroller board, and have attached two of our BME688 breakout boards – one using the pins SCL + SDA and one using…

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PiCockpit on Raspberry Pi OS Bullseye

Update 7.1.2022 (final fix) I have now released two separate packages on our normal repository for both bullseye and buster. Our install script should automatically choose which repository you can use. In order to install picockpit-client on both Raspberry Pi OS Bullseye and Raspberry Pi OS Buster please simply run the following command on your…

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Everything about Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W

Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W in a nutshell Almost 4 million Pi Zeros have been sold up to date – it’s time for a refresh of the series! The new Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W is a significant upgrade to the previous Pi Zero generation. The most important change is the powerful CPU upgrade: The…

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Sneak preview for PiCockpit v2.1

Behind the scenes, we have been working on PiCockpit v2.1 for a while now. There is a cool new feature coming for PiStats, but this will be revealed when PiCockpit v2.1 is ready For now a sneak preview into one of the two new apps (“BME688 Air Quality Meter” and “CO2 Sensor”) for the…

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