Current Pi nerdery, completely unrelated to the nifty new screens: trying to convince a Zero to behave in Mass Storage Gadget mode so I can leave it plugged into the embroidery machine and just transfer designs to it via wifi.
So far I seem to have fdisked my file incorrectly; the embroidery machine sees the virtual USB stick but says it "can't be used." Now taking bets on how long before I accidentally fdisk (1) the Pi's SD card or (2) my desktop PC's spinner. 😜
The Pi has so far not complained about the power provided by the embroidery machine even though I didn't look up what it is supposed to put out (also: the embroidery machine powers a port that is ostensibly just for USB sticks 🤔) so theoretically I can just get a zero-length USB cable. Drawback: if I don't put a separate power cable to the power port, it will shut the Pi off whenever I turn off the embroidery machine. So I either have to remember to shutdown via a shell, or risk corruption.
@gamehawk This sounds like an interesting and unique project! :)
@June @grainloom Yeah, you almost certainly have to take the gadget down, mount the backing storage file as a loop driver (which I don't fully understand), make your changes, unmount it, and put it back up on the gadget (at which point the embroidery machine believes you just plugged a USB stick back in and so re-reads it).
Which is not bad, when I get it worked out and put it in a script.
@ana Brother PE-800.
@gamehawk Wow. I have long since added your husband to the list of guys who won the wife lottery :-)
It's quite a short list actually.
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