Hey Hackers!!! Check my my SOM project. Another Coming soon hehe....
Thanks again to @sampoder @roshan and entire team who made SOM possible. 🙂 🙂All the hardware arrived today.
I'll start working on the project.
I sincerely appreciate @roshan,, @sampoder and all the SOM team
Thank you so so much!Update for exoskeleton project:
Spent around 3ish hours making the second leg. Electronics still being a pain- will be posting on Reddit to see if anyone there can help.Active Cooling System:hardware: ❄️Arduino antenna analyzer? Heck yes!Hey,
Got my ESP32 CAM 🤩 🤩
I forgot to add TTL converter in shopping list
But finally coded it using Arduino Uno
Thankyou @hackclub and all team membersLaunched my SOM project yesterday!! The balloon got up to 82,000 ft and I got the picture of Earth that I was afterNo one said making a CPU would be this hard. It's a giant symphony from hell, with no end in sight; debugging hundreds of signals like this at once is an absolute nightmare (they don't even fit on my screen) - so much so to the point that I'm testing more than developing. Please send help, I don't know how much longer I will stay sane for. Comparing this to the first post though, I have come a quite long way which is nice.Finished the internals...For the first time I have soldered something perfectly😂Beta 1.0
Should be functional!!the sun has set (quite literally now), thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who joined the Summer of Making!!! it’s hard to piece together words, so here’s a post i wrote… and the recap site I'm about to ship….
one thing I haven’t done yet is say thank you to a lot of people, so meet my thank you wall:
• thank you @roshan for being there literally always and being amazing, for bringing your. abundance of knowledge to #hardware-party and listening to me even when I’m not literate. you’re the best partner in crime!
• thank you to @athul & @annlee_fores, for being life savers (on multiple occasions) and stepping up to support with all the Indian grants. True life savers.
• thank you to @lachlanjc for guiding me through making the recap site, always supporting when ever I contribute to Scrapbook or the Site and for all their support in the fast few days. Plus just being super nice and cool!
• thank you to @cwalker for all their support with hardware over the summer and just being someone to talk things through with!
• thank you to @msw & @cwalker for all the lengthy convos we had pre-launch that helped lead SoM in the right way!
• thank you to @neel.redkar for building awesome things that were life savers!
• thank you to @zrl for being super supportive but also brutally honest at times! that brutal honesty saved us!
• thank you to @elisemoe for being super supportive of us and for helping me out with pitching to Adafruit & Arduino!
• thank you to @cp & @michael.destefanis for putting up with my banking incompetence and some of the shenanigans we attempted!
• thank you to @matthew, @amogh, @dinaelhanan, @tmb, @christina695, @melody for all being super cool and doing super cool stuff!
• thank you to @rishi for whilst not being directly on the team, had a massive impact :)
OH AND OFC THANK YOU TO EVERYONE HERE YOU ALL ARE SO FREAKING AMAZING THANK YOU FOR BEING COOLLLLL!!!!!!
heres the earliest photo i could find, i’ll let your imagination go wild…Woot woot! Got my soldering station. Huge thanks to @sampoder and @roshan for making this happen!!Now that's what I call a wave of hardware 🤩🥳.
Only one package remaining now.Partly complete.. Waiting for the mic to arrive to enable voice assistance :hardware: Smart Mirrorhaha I’m probably like the last person ever to get approved but woot wootFinished api and server stuff, now going to ride bikes with friends and tommorow starting the hardware part of my new project 😁WinSCP is actually pretty OP, its helping me a lot with trying to run my c u s t o m Neural Net Rust library on the RasPi, It'll probably be really helpful once I collect data after my hardware arrivesMaking API for my new raspberry pi projectMade some progress on the casing build for my DC load project
(lost a long streak again 😕)First shipment received... Thanks @sampoderAll the hardware arrived today.
Now I'll start working on my project.
A huge thanks to @roshan, @annlee_fores, @sampoder and the complete SOM teamThis is getting more and more complex... realized I need more pins so I connected an Arduino to the pi. Using a library called nanpy, I was able to control the Arduino from the piGot my first som package out of 3 ( or 4 idk)Last day in our temporary office today, in Bloomington:
• Ended SoM hardware grants with a wonderful PR from @sampoder github.com/hackclub/summer-site/pull/57 & gave him feedback on our upcoming homepage by him!!
• Bank: fixed a Transparency Mode bug on the G Suite page
• Bank: reached out to someone I super admire about working on an explorative new project together
• Workshops: in preparation for the new Clubs, standardized our formatting & streamlined authoring open letters github.com/hackclub/workshops/pull/20
• Moved forward on iPad distribution project
• Unblocked @neel.redkar on serverless deployment
• Talked with @michael.destefanis to plan Bank work, @tmb about MacBook project, @msw about Slack comms, then a long chat with @zrl about workflow/responsibilities at HQ
Here’s what @matthew & I made for dinner. Going on a quick weekend trip in the morning! Thanks @sampoder, @roshan all the som team for hardware.Finishing up a new RC Plane. I crashed the last one but now trying to make it modular so if it crashes again I can just remove the damaged portions. Also I designed and 3D printed cases for all the electronics so they can be removedI got my raspberry pi 4 basic starter kit 🥰I'm so excitedThankyou @roshan brother and @nasheeb.dangi brother. started geting item for project. happy🙂..Took a break from hardware to ~watch~ get addicted again this absolutely incredible show, if you have Netflix go watch Umbrella AcademyThank you! so much @sampoder and @roshan for the hardware :):hardware: Update 2: Setting up my pi ❤️ Did not have a monitor so plugged it into my TV 😅Servo controlled by Arduino, which is controlled by Raspberry Pi Zero W, which listens to Firebase Realtime Database. The database contains information whether to move the servo or blink a LED. The database updated by a few lines of JS code. Repo here ---> github.com/bartekpacia/chariot-rcHaving fun with Hardwares, soldered my GPS modulehardware just came in the mail! (yes that’s my math homework)A custom Arduino mega based board. It basically contains a motor shield and some basic shields included. It's designed by a local company. One of the first boards I stumbled upon.My shopping list got approved. Thanks to @sampoderFinally!!! All my hardware is here , thanks @roshan @sampoder @annlee_fores!!Time to code and figure out things is here!😁 😁Adafruit sure does deliver fastPomodoro timer, but using an Arduino.Recieved my first shipment for the hardware grant but unfortunately the ELWire box was damaged and broken into pieces😣.. But however was successful in fixing it just by using an alternate battery box and a bit of soldering😀...
Thanks to @roshan @sampoder and @annlee_foresThank you Sam! Last shipment from adafruit(2/3)!!! Yay!!!When you don’t have a wire stripper:
This is for making a telepresence robot. People with the correct username and password can access my pi and control the LEDs with the GPIOsnice job @clairebookworm w a sick p5 workshop 🙂 ! hoping my hardware grant goes through! yall there r 64 peeps in #osf and counting! check out #announcements, join #osf, and go to the OSF website to find out more info, rules, etc.!!!! TONS of gp for participants in OSF 🤑 :walter: 😁Working on my hardware project.My shopping list just got approved!
Thank you @sampoder
Excited!!productivity feels amazing :uwu_face:
next on the list of de-procrastinatisation: my own website which always comes back to bite me before I sleep 😬Today I worked on the UI of my CodeLabs project's admin dashboard and fixed a crucial bug, getting close to the finish line! I might even get the admin dashboard done tomorrow :party-dinosaur:
Also loads of hardware grants stuff done, was up super late last night reviewing about 100 applications, but we did it! ✅
But let's not forget my daily piece of art:Testing ways of connecting things to the sg90!It may not look that good, and I might have accidentally inhaled an unsafe amount of solder fumes, but it works.Started the app for my robocar today!!!Waiting for hardware to arrive 🏔️Got my first hardware shipment today...So excited to start the project!Creating a list of hardware for my project.Working on my room !!
Just got bored with tubelight..
Let's use LED strip with music..Doing some soldering and 3d printing for my SoM project... Installed new controller board, stepper drivers and LCD on my 3D printer. Also replaced all the bearings with new ones. Sensorless homing works too!I like the way the leds came out 🤖Update on exoskeleton project: custom motor mounts have been 3D printed. They have been attached to the aluminum plates. Electronics are going not so smoothly, so troubleshooting is underway.Just now received few extra hardware from robu.in and it was so quick thanks to @roshan for sending these out
Edited: Oh yes thanks to @annlee_fores for ordering all of our hardware as fast as possible and whole SOM team for providing chance for students like usThank you so much @roshan and @sampoder my last part has arrived,Received most of my hardware, its time to start:ultrafastparrot:, thanks @sampoder, @roshan and @annlee_fores.I got my first delivery I'm so excited. Thank you so much @roshan @sampoder,, and the complete SOM team for making this possible!First test of the activation and deactivation of the Powerboost using an Arduino Nano and a transistor.
It's working. 😁:yay: Digikey :hardware: hardware arrived today! Thanks @sampoder and @roshan and :summer-of-making: Hack Club for this awesome opportunity!😁 The wrapper stuff it came with was quite interesting though...I'm gonna try to get @scrappy to react with as many emojis as possible, for no particular reason.
Damn, didn’t think they were this small.
For my raspberry pi tablet.Got the last part of my hardware today. Really excited to resume my project. Thanks a lot for your dedication @sampoder @roshan @annlee_foresworking on life-sized animatronic baby yoda, almost done, just have to figure out how to fit everything inside the small one is a plush that I bought to figure out the scale and the correct colors I would need.Ahh finally got this thing to work Second minor wave (😂) of hardware.tfw the project is almost done but God says no 🥺Tried to make my own RFID Diagnostic Card using a credit card and ledCan’t wait to get started on this! OMG SCROLLING TEXT
I found no suitable scrolling functions for my project so I wrote one myself, thanks exercism :')The avatar controller is slowly but surely coming together... more options have been added, specifically the raise and lower head options. When the robot is made, this will raise and lower the monitor so the user can view at a different height. The video streaming works very well, and also added a limit switch :)Me with my batteryless laptop working.
It's so hard to scrapbook everyday.Finally finished the keyboard. It went from nothing to a PCB design to an actually PCB to this.:hardware:Final Update: The project is Complete :ultrafastparrot: Watch my reveal trailer here- www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SiU1nOm9JYWoooohooo! My hardware shipments are here 📦 I got a cool pic of my nano today while working!:hardware: Almost Complete :ultrafastparrot:Made some landing gear for an RC plane with lexan. I milled it from 1/4" polycarb, then used a reflow station to heat it and bend to shape. It worked really well for a first try, but I think I’ll need to adjust the size because the bend radius was slightly larger than expected.Here is a beat I made using my SoM project, its nowhere near perfect but atleast its something😄 (Disclaimer: I am a noob at digital music production)I've built the car and successfully controlled the motors remotely using my raspberry pi. Next steps are to incorporate the obstacle detection using a distance sensor and the actual line following functionality using the camera.:hardware: setup my raspberry pi today! it's kinda hard juggling between projects, so I think I'll play around with it for now and get serious with it later :PI installed python script to control the fan programmatically.Yay shopping list finished! Thanks @sampoder for this opportunity! Just new to check it over one more time to make sure everything's good. Also made some picrew pfps! Here's one of them:Thank you very much @sampoder @roshan recieved my hardware grant 😊Most hardware arrived. Still waiting for SDR.
Thank you @sampoder @roshan and other members of som team.I won the #osf Hackathon live event today! Shoutout to @winston and the others for putting it all together! Here was my submission for the challenge to build a “spam bot”. It’s an Arduino Leonardo which is recognized as a keyboard and types the word “Spam” a few times a second until unplugged. Now comes the challenge of removing the program without it writing “Spam” in the IDE a million times while it waits to upload new code.all my hardware arrived! Thank you so much to @roshan and @sampoder for making this possible and working so hard for SOM 😄
The worms arrived too 🙂 Time to start building some time this week 😁Hey!! Continuing on my OpenCV and Jetson Nano Projects... This time I've made a program where you can select a rectangular portion from the video display screen and create a copy of that selected portion aarushinema.com/2020/08/01/jetson-nano-and-opencv-selecting-roi-with-a-mouseCodeDay Labs Project ✅
Very proud to finish the project, biggest piece of software I've ever built :partyparrot: despite my team and mentor completely bailing on me, it's finished! Going to do a more detailed ship when I'm not handling 10 things at once...
also worked with the Student Council on a new event for the upcoming school year, building a new site that I'm already proud of, had a haircut for the first time in 7 months so I am now missing a lot of hair feels weird, also trying to figure a few issues with hardware party 🤞Beware of those teeth :leftshark:Some more stuff just arrived. Thanks @sampoderHere is the unboxing video of my final package, now there is notjing that stops me from finishing my project. I will be sharing further updates. Thanks to @sampoder for all his support.Yay @sampoder ordered my Raspberry Pi on Adafruit!:codeday: :hardware: 📦 :scrappy1: my day in emojis... and here's a photo of the sunset over Luang Prabang (Laos) really nice place, loved having the chance to travel there with my friendsDid soldering for the first time, successfully repaired my favourite BT speakerMy first ever raspberry pi project is kind of done😀 This made me learn a lot about hardware stuff, got many more ideas for projects, so tomorrow starting with a new one using the same pi ☺️Trying to calibrate the MPU6050 sensor.I know a lot of people have this badge, but it feels special knowing that in 1000 years, if civilization gets wiped out, at least my descendants will be able to recreate my arduino project. 🥺 Also, as @blucashbaugh mentioned, my code is physically buried under a bunch of permafrost at the North Pole. Pretty fucking cool, imo.Today me and Jeffery decided to rest and focus on doing some work tomorrow. Currently we're sorting out his PyCharm IDE, some issues with the interpreter it seems.
On the bright side, the package of our Raspberry Pi 4 came in the mail today (with some extras too)! Thank you so much to Canakit and everyone that made this possible!I'm exploring camera modules for my projectBoard meeting today. Since February: 2k average daily messages on Slack -> 10k average daily, 1.3k Twitter followers -> 12.3k. Hack Club Bank total transactions $1.36m -> $1.89m ($534k increase). AMAs as a format started. Summer of Making. 100s of hardware grants sent, 1,000s of #scrapbook posts made. Photo is of everywhere Summer of Making stickers are going (127 countries). $610k in donations received from 8 new donors.
Talked work schedule over next few weeks with team. Some light work on
/z. @melody made awesome grilled chicken for dinner.Reused potentiometer from broken speaker to adjust contrast on lcd screenHi, today I was learning about facial recognition on a raspberry pi!
Early this morning, I had the privilege of sitting back stage and watching the Adafruit Show & Tell happen! Truly remarkable seeing all the projects alive, sad we didn't have time for more! Thank you to everyone who presented, the wonderful Adafruit team for making it possible, @vera for pinging the channel and my Grab driver who subbed in for the MRT and got me to school just on time :D
It just felt really nice sitting there and watching with everything happening on it's own, I really enjoyed it so thank you!Me: hey dude I wanna talk to ya
FPGA: just gonna keep flashing...Made Some Changes in the code for Internship Project I Messed up my wordings when describing changes to the invester
LOL I freaked out like hell!!!
:ultrafastparrot:cheap robot design #2 - bit more expensive at $11.1 ($2.60 arduino pro micro, $0.40 custom pcb, $5.20 for 2 x continous rotation micro servo + wheel, $0.40 3d printed chassis, $2.70 battery) . leaning away from continuous rotation micro servo - it makes things easy but just costs too muchGot the Last Shipment of Hardware from Hackckub the same day my exams got over!!
Excited for the things coming up:ultrafastparrot:
Thanks to @sampoder @roshan @annlee_fores and @staff for your help, getting regular on scrapbook from today‼️Finally finished my last raspberry pi project of the summer 🌞. I made my pi control the automatic entry gate from anywhere in the world with any device, got mobile app but it also works with Siri 😀Didn’t do anything today, so here’s a random photo of my piGot the soldering stuff outI haven't shipped in a while! I've been working on several projects including my SOM project. My SOM project's basic software and hardware are almost done! Yesterday, I learned how to program an Atmega chip with C using the Arduino library directly from the GPIO pins on a Raspberry Pi.Im done with my SOM project. :hardware:All the hardware arrived. Thank you so much for organizing such a beautiful event. @roshan @sampoder @annlee_fores @orpheus2Just made a voice controlled led light using the HC-05 module I got... Working perfectly fineWooow, my hardware are here, now two more left:ultrafastparrot:Burnt the last piece of Arduino I had. It let out the magic smoke, clearly has a burn mark on the microcontroller, doesn't receive any new codes, but somehow still prints stuff on the LCDHardware is together. Software is another story though...Finally got time to resume work on my SOM project! I'm printing the lid for my raspberry pi case. I need to make a couple adjustments to the case itself, and then I'll probably print that tomorrow.Look at what just arrived😍. First delivery.
Thanks @sampoder @roshan and @annlee_fores. More will be arriving anytime now.Dusting off my old project made with TEGsI received the last part of my order. 😁
It's now time to work on the Educabox.
A huge thanks to @summer and @sampoder for making this project possible. 👍Received First Three hardware....Thanks hackclubMy front door face recognition system is now operational. It still has some small glitches and there are a few thing I'm planning to change but overall it works quite well. I can come to the front door and type in my code to unlock the door (only if it sees me). If it doesn't recognise someone then it will send me a picture of them so that I can add in their name in.
Great big thanks to @sampoder and everyone else involved in the SoM.I'll got my Arduino tomorrow! So excited!:hardware:Update: Got myself some more rolls ❤️Just now received my hardware but missing a part thanks to @roshan and @sampoder for bearing my messages and helping me out and for hardwareMade FM transmitter with raspberry pi today 📻Finally found a set for really low cost (maybe due to Indo-China tension). BTW it's not part of som-hardware.Testing parts of my robocar’s circuit on a solderless breadboard before I order the printed circuit boardsTests are finally over!! So here's some Arduino Code:hardware:yay :hardware: finally submitted my SoM shopping list, 6 weeks after my project first got approved 🤧From trying out the servo motor I got for SOM :):hardware: Current Status: Prototype is ready. The final build will be ready in 1-2 weeks 🎉Looking back on my first ever Arduino sketchGot some more hardware parts todayHelping out students to get started with basic Arduino! #online_mentoringPAM8403 audio amplifier ICFilling out parts of the hardware form (yes I know, very late....)Waiting for hardware.... So working on my talents 😃...I put all my raspberry pi stuff back in boxes when not in use for some reason 😁just got my hardware approved by hack club 😀I GOT THE STEPPER MOTOR TO SPIN!
But God, it sucks that I forgot to order F-F connectors, it's F-M to Breadboard to M-FBurning carbon at around 6560 F (3630 C)Here's a 3D print timelapse I made yesterday. There's quite a bit of ghosting on the flat side but that's from the rusty old linear bearings that I'm using. I'm waiting for new ones to arrive from China, and it's taking forever.I printed 2 upgrade parts for my 3D printer today which took 9 hours total and a lot of plastic. When it was about to finish, I realized that I had been printing the wrong part and it won't work with the hardware on my printer. :sad_pepe:Just trying out some arduino projects :)Added a UART controller to my CPU. It can now talk through an Arduino to my PC :Dyeet speedy me caught up with all the hardware grants and DMs (though just through my last meeting that's ticked back up to 12 dms so gotta check them all), also had a couple of meetings tonight starting off with a OnePwaa org get together where we planned out our post-COVID camp situation and then a chat with @msw and @roshan about "sending money around the world". Finished off the night chatting with @itsmingjie, @saharsh and Tyler about CodeLabs but it turned into people bullying Airtable so...
idk what photo to share so here's the pizza I heated up today 🍕CodeDay project is getting along well!! Finished almost all of coding for the project and now have to work on documenting it! Hardware is also going pretty well :yaylatios:
photo is of taiwan's mountainsFetch pitch roll yaw from Raspberry Pi 4 using FastAPI then the data interpreted into the model using Ursina Engine.:party-dinosaur: finished the admin dashboard for my CodeLabs project! my part is almost done, just got a lot of writing to do :parrotdad:
🚢 tried to ship out more hardware grants but every system in the world is against us right now :(
:zizek: i had no clue what to do for today for my art so here's a Alpaca statue with my 5 alpacas (two of them are shy)lil mess sounds like a rappers name but it's actually my table where I eat, code, do homework on and do electronics stuffmade big progress on the som project — (display that listens to live music, and displays album cover) with @ahenikoffHello all! Just launched Arduino.codes consisting 40+ codes for beginners as well as experienced ones ! Feeling really happy being a part of Zero2Maker Team! Hope our initiative will help the whole maker community! Stay tuned for further updates on the same! We hope it will make your journey of making, more exciting!Here's the unboxing of adjustable soldering ironFinally reached all my cool stuffs, Thanks @roshan and @sampoder.First shipment came in today!Super nice sunset from tonight! Did the usual today: CodeLabs Project, Hardware Grants and hopefully fixed a bug on the main summer website that stopped stuff from deploying (yikes).
But today we mixed up! Alongside a few other Student Council members, we met the kids from the Rainbow Centre for the first time :partyparrot: It's a school that helps special needs students and we're going to be running all sorts of fun activities for them next week :yay: We're also hoping to build a long term partnership with them! And guess where it all started? with a cold email I sent months ago! Super excited to see it all coming together, I was a very proud president with all the great work everyone was doing and how dedicated they were to helping out!This is my test of a pi zero client for my project, it can be powered off a cigarette lighter/ outlet and a USB port. In the picture is, a pi zero w that is connected via rca to an old 7 inch car monitor which is controlled by an Apple media remote and a FLiRC adapter. It works surprisingly well. Got my hardware right now 🤩 Special thanks to the SOM team ❤️ ❤️Finally submitted my shopping list for hardware party. Also, I started learning Kotlin :) only a few features left to apply on this assistant robot we are building with @edwardphirijr698 Thank you! once more @sampoder , @roshan and the Hackclub team for SOM Hardware :)@kevindai02 I've got mine :yay:got the very first version of the robot working - current cost is at $9.89 ($5.40 motor/chassis, $1.14 digispark, $2.70 lipo, $0.40 breadboard + jumpers, and $0.25 motor controller)! hoping to get the motor/chassis cost to $2.25 (rn it uses aluminium chassis and there are lot cheaper alternatives) and lipo to under $2, but hoping to switch to a more performant custom arduino which will replace the digispark+breadboard/jumpers, but will probably be a bit more expensive.Couldn't solder that perfectlyStill can't figure out why I am not able to catch any reception of radio frequency.I got a whole lot of my parts! Thanks again hack club!Raspberry pi - 1, DRM - 0. Finally completed my media server with help of widevine and kodi addon's. Sprinting to finish off lighting controller to finish my living room project. Thanks som team, @sampoder and @roshan for the opportunity.Soldering SMDs are really hard and irritating!! 😠Bro made an amazing working model of a jellyfish😂I think I am late.. but it is okay to share. :hardware: This is our Smart Hand Sanitizer hoho. We upload it to Youtube for documentation and the short journey.It's kind of end of summer, already
I honestly did not expected the nixie clock to take so long to build, and my goal has failed, I did not finished it for end of August.
To be honest, it's fine, better to not rush something as expensive as a nixie clock to avoid doing careless errors which could lead to disastrous consequences.
Today I got the top layer PCB, the missing piece now is the motherboard.
I'll finish it, hopefully before 2021 as classes will start soon and will take me a lot of time.
I guess it's time for me to draw conclusions about what I learnt while doing this project:
• PCB designing is honestly fun on an occasional basis, I wouldn't like to do that all day though, it can become quite tedious quickly.
• Nixie tubes are fascinating and not that hard to control when you have the right components
• 170V power supply are tricky to find
• Programming on a STM32 is really fun and interesting, will do that again instead of using a Raspberry Pi or an Arduino, there's much more control, at the expense of having fewer ready-to-go libraries
• I did too much OOP for a clock again
• I DO NOT recommend to wire up a nixie clock without a PCB, it's just hell
• The common DS3231 RTC module has big problems, like having a """charging""" circuit which is just more dangerous than anything else because it does not have any protection and this module is often used with non rechargeable Lithium coin batteries, in my case it's mostly fine for now as I run everything under 3.3V so it doesn't charge the battery, I added on the motherboard a pin based switch to use 5V the day I recreate a similar module with an actual charge circuit (hopefully the motherboard will be enoughly future-proof).
• Discovered this community, which is very cool, you are all super cool and supportive :D
I really hope I'll be able to finish the nixie clock soon, and once finished I really hope I am able to show you all the final result.
Thanks a lot for supporting this project ;)Finally arrived after so much struggle.
Thanks @sampoder @roshan @annlee_foresYay!!!!, Got it approved. Thank you 😊 @sampoder. I know I questioned you a lot 😂.did some more arduino stuff and i need to sleep (yay streaks!)
(also never short 3v with 5v on your boards kids :sadparrot:)Received my Pi and Bluetooth module Today...thanks again to @roshan @sampoder and @annlee_foresMade my SOM project - thanks Hack Club 🙏 Got my first batch of shipment!! Can't wait for the other parts to start building 😁 snuck into my club room to l a z e r cut this masterpiece 🤐Finally got most of my hardware here! So excited to begin work!
Thank you @sampoder for all your help with the process!🐸We are almost done with our SOM project, the smart album cover display. Here's a demonstration of the spotify feature, which displays the playing song on the screen almost instantly, complete with transitions 😏, and autobrightness 🤯. Here's a video!Yeeeiii add this to my scrapbook...let the other delivery arrive soonThis is my remote control phone tripodWhat does everyone think of the Arduino ide?Finally got a working Octoprint timelapse, or "Octolapse". Couldn't find a single working tutorial on how to do it with a phone instead of a webcam or digital camera or the Raspberry Pi camera module. Made my way through many documentations and YouTube videos and finally got it working.
Getting Octoprint itself was quite a bit of a challenge having a clone Arduino on my 3D printer. Raspberry pi just couldn't seem to detect the Arduino, but eventually figured out a way to make it work. Many hours of tinkering around was totally worth it.
Time to get some amazing timelapses on my next prints:hardware: Latest Update: Almost done. Some sanding, a dash of paint and we should be good to go ❤️simple testing for project Thanks hackclub for grant again. i would have never used this without the grant, it was never possible..:hardware: Update 3: First test print with my RPi Polaroid Cam 😍Submitted hardware application!:ultrafastparrot: :ultrafastparrot:stumbled upon Clarifai, an ML thing where you can ask it stuff and it returns ML processed json stuff, but my arduino code is just a mess and I'm starting to spiral out of sanity by writing overly long scrapbook posts I think I should really3D prints for my projects. Will do more once my tests are over!!Ayyyy I have a camera for the pi now! And I also have to connect the LCD display... but that’s for later.Was a very long time since last post, my scrapbook posts should resume starting now!
Got a bit burned out of programming and hardware for some time and I got caught up by Fallout 4 😔
Today still nothing about nixie clock but I learned that the PSU I have soldered works miraculously as the ground pad for the controller is under the SMD component and it makes contact because I accidentally applied solder on that pad xD
Instead I'll present you my most recent work which involves again Minecraft modding and this time it involves a whole lot more rendering!
For those who plays with OptiFine you might know the "Better Grass/Snow" feature. I personally dislike it a lot and the first image might tell you why: it's too unnatural.
So I wanted to make a mod to solve this and do it kind of better than OptiFine! But how? Introducing blending on those blocks!
When loading the models I look into the resource packs and search for bettergrass states file, if it exists then it tells which variants of this block is actually affected and their bettergrass metadata file! The metadata JSON file is composed of layers with top/side textures definition and overrides textures definition for the blending, masks textures to automatically generate the blending texture with top and side textures, and which color index is affected.
Then I replace the vanilla baked model and introduce logic to choose the correct texture and at resource pack time I add a virtual resource pack which holds the generated textures, the texture generator is highly cursed.
And here's the result on grass/snowy grass, mycelium, warped nylium and podzol! You can change a lot through resource packs which is useful for mod authors and resource pack authors!
Some of the textures are not definitive but it's already better than OF's bettergrass I believe ;)
If anyone is interested in the source code and documentation: github.com/LambdAurora/LambdaBetterGrassMy hardware for the summer of making projectPoint and shoot camera with 8megapixel lens!All my hardware arrived! Thanks again Sam, now it's time to build!Raspberry Pi OS set up and Camera attached and working!Im close to finishing the hardware side of my SoM project. Next up, coding the Arduino to act as a MIDI controller.Got my hardwares today here in Nepal 🇳🇵Thanks @roshan For helping me out with this ❤️Today I worked on Simply Synonyms, fixed some bugs and partially updated my website, ordered some new soldering supplies, installed and set up Cura on Linux for my 3D printer, and received my new super cool Raspberry Pi 4 in the mail (thanks Sam)!This was 5 months ago, I had successfully got an old camcorder working again. Was planning to use it with rpi or Arduino , but this lockdown........messed around with motors and arduino stuffFixed keypad. I had to resolder one of the switches because I cut one of the wires thinking that I had to resolder it anyway since it was touching another pad or something. Not the issue, just kinda dumb. I accidentally touched one of the key caps with the soldering iron so I have to reprint one of the key caps but I can only do that after the like 7 hour print I started earlier finishes.Got my all my hardware! Thank you @sampoder and Hackclub summer of making! Some of the pictures I took of the blood cell slides: A voice activated light for No-Touchhooked up l298n to dc motors and raspberry pi, wrote some python, attached the wheels to the motors and the program ran! just need to correct boolean values to make all the wheels spin the correct way before we move onto the next step in the robot 🤖 Made some art for art week it's a nebula, I made it with paint and a toothbrush, I'm pretty happy with it! 🎨
Also today the student council hosted our first session with the kids at the rainbow center, had some fun over Zoom together :party-dinosaur:
Worked on my CodeLabs project, made the admin dashboard with Flask. :codeday:
And finishing off the day doing Hardware Party stuff :hardware:made an arduino board today, gonna finish up Chinese essay later, and going to take a sunset timelapse if I can! (un-procrastinating is hard :woo:):party-dinosaur: :partyparrot: :yaylatios: YAHOOOO THERE ARE NO MORE FINALISED CARTS TO REVIEW!!! We did it @roshan!! (though there's still more waves of applicants and we gotta make sure all these deliveries arrive, but let's celebrate?) Over 160 people have had hardware grants shipped to them! (don't forget you can still join in)
We had some family friends come over today, here's a photo of the yummy pavlova my mum made:Purchased RGB LEDS for Summer of Making ProjectTime to make web app for my raspberry pi projectToday I did more small things: codelabs project, hardware grants and a scrappy bug fix! Me and @vitaliy172 just spent hours getting his hardware to ship (fun lol). And here are some photos from me collecting my monthly mask rations! This time I got two reusable masks instead of one and I could get them from a vending machine. The new masks are lighter and more breathable though they don't have as great of a fit as last months... also the government went light mode! 😷
(third one for the photography contest)TIL soldering is much harder than it looks online...