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  1. Well if you're not doing much and have time to kill... https://github.com/marcone/teslausb I'm using a Zero.
  2. Yeah, I see 2.0 speeds, and right under 2.1 amps max with my USB power tester. But...my phone only actually gets a true 1.9. Meanwhile my Jeep feeds almost 3a (USB-C). So to overcome this, I picked up a generic A/C hub that has a 12v power input, and I'll power that directly to get max charge and more ports. The Pi also powers right off its port. The wife also wants to plug in a game controller. Sheesh.
  3. Yeah, in 20 they started putting in C, lucky you. My phone's magnetic charger hates the Tesla. It's C only, with an A to C adapter, and fails to charge on the first drive every day. WTF! Yes, tried four different adapters. Small pain. The rear USB ports are charge only on the 3, which is likely also true on the Y. No media, no recording.
  4. If your car has USB-A, then it really won't matter much, but A is capable of everything the car can use anyway. My M3 is a 2019 with the A ports. By default, save on honk is off. But you can always save with the screen icon, and it will save if a collision is detected or motion is detected when parked. Sentry is super sensitive. I'm tired of watching videos of lizards walking on my car. It was cute once. Sentry also puts a monster load on your memory device, because it's recording 24/7, no matter what. And then it simply moves event files to another folder, or deletes non-event files. This is unlike your standard dashcam that records only while driving, and some record AFTER detected motion while parked but do not record all the time. But again, a super important thing to remember is that without some sort of third party add-on like the Pi, the car will always erase anything older than an hour unless saved. Which is so damn dumb. The basic $80 dashcam in my other car just keeps saving days of stuff until the card is full. Also worth noting... The interior camera is not recorded except for a collision or an auto-braking event. There is NO AUDIO, unlike every other dashcam on the market. The left and right repeater (fender) cameras are recorded, but NOT the B-pillar camera. Here's another very important programmable feature.
  5. Oh, also, the forums seem to agree that flash drives are most error prone. They are not intended to be written to at the rate the car does, and constantly erased. They don't seem to have any reliable wear leveling. The common recommendation is to use either an SSD (the car will support it fine), or a dashcam-specific micro SD card in an adapter. I have a 256GB Samsung Endurance video-specific micro SD in the Pi. Tesla cam is for sure a "barely there" afterthought from Tesla. Luckily, nearly everything else about the car is absolutely awesome.
  6. The Tesla camera recording is limited and fraught with problems. I have a model 3 LR. I've spent a lot of time messing with the cameras and the video. I've also managed to see a number of interesting incidents while driving it, and then found that the video wasn't there when I went to get it. For this reason, I now have a Raspberry Pi with the Teslacam Pi software doing the recording in the car, and uploading/storing it. While you can optionally set the car to save the last five (or so) minutes of video if you honk or press the save button, it's not always reliable. Several times I got a video where the last file actually ended just before the horn/save, and therefore, missed the actual event. The Sentry will keep recording to "recent clips" so if you wanted to get something and didn't hit save, it will be gone. This became an issue when I found out that a neighbor had a security issue at his house, and I would have had the video to help, because I noticed the problem person getting into his car as I came home. But it didn't seem important enough to save at the time. Overnight, Sentry had overwritten it (it does so every HOUR--only saves one hour). Sometimes there are just gaps in recordings. Last week I saw something pretty funny, and decided to grab the video when I got home. There was about 35 minutes of just missing video. Which the Tesla forums say basically, "yeah that happens." Great. Here's one that did work...idiots everywhere.
  7. I choose to believe it's completely true, and that he had already ignored the beep and buzz functions, and had to be shocked at a 9. I mean, that's how it always is(COUGH) I mean would be with me.
  8. Right, which doesn't address what I was asking at all. Can you change the alarm point (pressure however you guess at it), or simply tell it to reset? Two different things.
  9. Change the specific pressure they alarm at, or reset and recalibrate the system? Our BMW has an onscreen process to reset also. Still can't change the alarm pressure. Same with our other vehicles.
  10. Reset doesn't change the fact that aftermarket tires with different pressures will still set it off. I have had several vehicles with non-standard tires and used a programmer on them to change their internal settings. But that's a minimum $125 cost if there's a programmer available for it. My current Jeep has "factory upgrade" tires (Rubicon Gladiator) but I still skirt the line of getting warnings because when unloaded, the chalk test shows that it needs to run much lower than the stated "normal" pressures. I have a programmer and am just waiting for enough testing to know what to set it to.
  11. Yeah well, just wait until you hear what most people think about shock collars for children...
  12. I run a small phone company, and I personally wrote our 911 processing software. Nearly every place in the country can have an "address" assigned to it, and it just helps to think about how first responders may get to you. It can get complicated. An acre parcel is easy to address, a house on 60 acres in the middle, can be harder. Rural residents are encouraged to buy "911 address" signs so that responders can find that, and it provides directions (Southwest 1.2 miles to residence). https://www.collincountytx.gov/gis_rural_addressing/Documents/Display.pdf Cellular 911 is getting better and better, so if you have service, that could be the best bet. Note that you can do a 911 test call. Dial 911 and say "this is not an emergency, this is a test, is this a good time for it?" If they say no, hang up. If they say yes they will read back to you your location and info on their system. Here's an instance of one of our semi-rural addresses (details changed to protect privacy, you can't actually look it up): 307 E, AZ-68 F, Payson, AZ 85541
  13. The military has nothing to do with this, and you know it. There's no right to keep and bear in the military, and nothing about the second amendment has anything to do with the military. But you know that.
  14. Because they incorrectly assumed that every rational and intelligent person would know that buying and selling are an intrinsic part of "keeping" which is also a component of "bearing." Nobody had any idea at that time what contortions anti-gunners would make of plain and simple language.
  15. Keeping and bearing is exactly the very definition of owning. The other three are different, required components of bearing.
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