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14 Posts authored by: rpbruiser
Unfortunately, I was unable to create a video to show you guys how beautifully my magic lamp was working. When I asked the genie to come out and play today he instead thought to introduce me to some magic smoke, and like that he was gone (In other words, my Infineon RGB  Shield went BOOM!). But I had a blast working on this project. I have a quick, very pathetic, mock up of what the final thing would look like.     The big box around the shield and Arduino is the 3D printed con ...
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Quick Update

Posted by rpbruiser Jun 16, 2015
This is just a quick update, I have created a library that will calculate the sunrise and sunset times for any location for the current day, and whether or not that location is currently in daylight savings or not. This is an update here because the library is based on the code I wrote for this project. If you would like to check it out, or us it, you can go here and find it. It has capabilities for those with or without internet access, and has been helpful to me, I hope you guys find it helpfu ...
The Genie has finished his renovations and is ready to show off his new crib, unfortunately he went on vacation and will not be able to show any pictures or videos until he returns home, but he has decided to release a listing of the house for all who are interested to see the new things that he has done to his new pimped out crib. Unfortunately the code is too long to post here, and I will add a link to pastebin here. I have also created a library that does a very similar thing to what I have d ...
My apologies for no update this week. This week was exams week leading up to my graduation this Saturday so I had no time to make a post. I attempted to access the Internet through the Yun while at school, but to no avail, unfortunately the Yun does not support WPA2 Enterprise networks. I have finished my code and will post that this upcoming week when I get access to my computer again. I hope everyone else's projects are going well. All I have left is to connect the Yun and double check all run ...
So this weekend the genie buckled down, determined to finish the project he had started. His heart was delighted to see that he had finally finished all the wiring to his house! Now all that need to be done was furnishing and some aesthetics! #include <TimeAlarms.h> #include <infineonrgb.h> #include <Wire.h> #include <Time.h> #include <stdlib.h> InfineonRGB LEDS; void setup() {      // put your setup code here, to run once:    ...
The week was full of rain and clouds for the poor genie all week. Unable to leave his house and make any progress on the things that needed to get done, due to the unfortunate consequences of doing your electrical work in the rain, but today the sun peeked out from behind the clouds and shone with the brightness of 2000-2500 lumen. It was magnificent! However, shortly after its arrival, the clouds took over again . But while the sun was out the genie made headway on his electrical wiring of his ...
So the genie decided that it would be fun to start learning how to use new tools and build things instead of tiring himself out with using all of his magic. He hopped out of his cramped and cluttered lamp and decided he would need an area to store some of his items so that he had more space in his lamp. He decided to build a shed. But so it would look nice, no matter the surrounding he also decided to use a color that went well with all styles, white (*cough* ivory). He slaved for 5 hours and 11 ...
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Genie Lamp [Update]

Posted by rpbruiser May 8, 2015
So there is no real progress on my project this week unfortunately. Being a high school senior in a residential program is difficult to find the necessary  tools at appropriate times. I have talked to the engineering professors and have begun to set up times in which I will be allowed to use the labs and materials based on my schedule. However, I was able to start a 5 hour print of my enclosure for the Yun and Infineon and RGB. I won't be able to access this enclosure until Monday though. I ...
I just received an dimmable LED (LOHAS 20W LED Chip). I plan on running a few test programs, starting with the ones that Infineon provide, while I wait for my recessed can whip extension to arrive and I will start prototyping the lamp.   Here is a picture of the beauty:   I have also been messing around with TinkerCAD to build a case for the Arduino Yún and Infineon RGB Shield, which is also how I will attempt to prototype multiple lampstands. I would also like to thank all ...
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Genie Update

Posted by rpbruiser Apr 25, 2015
Unfortunately I have gotten stuck on my project and stuffed the genie back in his lamp for a short while. I am currently working with the Infineon RGB Shield and have run into multiple issues. I am trying to run a single 5mm Red LED with it. I realize that the bulb needs to be rated for 300mA, thats why I am using resistors to allow for the 20mA LED not to burn out. I am driving it with a 9V battery, yet I realize that the rating is for 12V-48V, and this may be my issue. I am running into some m ...
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As The Sunsets...

Posted by rpbruiser Apr 5, 2015
As the sunsets on the genie's home, he is curious as to what time it is, since he forgot to buy a clock. Silly him . Fortunately he had a smart home, and all he needed was internet for his house to tell him the time! But how? Well just say the magic word, and the genie will show you!            "I WISH....."   First you have to find the longitude and latitude for where you live. The genie found it would be much easier to use an API th ...
The genie being proud in nature, wished to show off his sweet new crib. He would like to invite all of you to an informal open house, where you can see his sweet new setup, and all his cool furniture. Arduino Yun was the architect of the genies sweet new living quarters. Mr. Infineon was the electrician. He wired the building to be as bright as the sun, but Mr. Infineon was also a good guy and wanted the energy consumption to be minimized, and allowed this through his setup. The lamp itself look ...
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Wish One Was Granted

Posted by rpbruiser Mar 19, 2015
As I sit at my desk, alone in the dark, I remember wishing that there was someway I could make my dream of a magical lamp, that fulfilled all my wildest dreams a reality, rather than just another picture on a piece of paper somewhere in the landfill. Well apparently I had rubbed my lamp because just like that                                 ...
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The Magic Lamp

Posted by rpbruiser Mar 16, 2015
Late one night... You are sitting at your desk, doing your work in the late afternoon. Its a beautiful day outside and your desk is by a door, there is no need for you to have your lights on. But the sun begins to set, and you are stuck in the dark, too immersed in your work to get up and turn on the lights. Fortunately you have a magic lamp! This lamp has the power to know when the sun is setting and turn itself on.               ...