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PiCasso Design Challenge

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So I laid on a light coat of paint to see how things would look. There are a few touch ups before the final coat, but it turned out pretty good. Have to complete the curtain rod mounts on the weekend and find some light curtains. My son made an interesting observation. My project could be applied to people living in highrise apartments. Rather than only seeing across to other buildings, a high def camera could provide the input for a nice backyard view.   ...
therepairatrooper

June 10th

Posted by therepairatrooper Jun 11, 2019
Trimmed and installed the last piece of the casement that acts as the window surround.  Added a little filler compound to make the joints seamless. Tomorrow night sand those down, and paint is on the way. I have run into a snag though. One of the display sources I was going to use was an IP security camera, but I am having problems getting the PI to login and display the stream. The camera documentation states that it supports RTSP but I have tried both Mplayer and KerberousIO and so far no ...
Hi,   While waiting for the magnets and laser module to arrive, I thought to experiment a little bit with 3D printeded lithophanes.   I found on Thingiverse a lithophane of The Great Wave off Kanagawa made by utoudabi: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2497763   I printed it using white PETG. This is what I got:     Also found a great tool to generate lithophanes from images: http://3dp.rocks/lithophane/ The tool is open source, so I think we should be abl ...
Finshed the back framing for the window frame and test sized it to the TV, not perfect but a little massaging will get everything looking good. A little wood filler on the cracks and a coat of white paint and then I just need to make the curtain rod. I left one side of the picture frame to show the construction and the pocket where the PI will live. I was elated to find that the remote for the TV works even though the sensors are covered. I was a little worried about that this morning when I was ...
First photos of hardware coming together. This is the inner bezel that acts as the window frame. It will sit over the front the the LCD screen to hide the entire bezel. A second frame the same as this but 3 inches wider and higher forms the outside of the window frame.   ...
Nothing throws a wrench in plans faster than unexpected problems, be they work or personal. The past couple of months have flown by and I am frustrated by a perceived lack of  progress. I am not finished, I do have a long list of designs that did not work out and I am sure I know what will, but I have to eek the time out of a schedule that is much busier than expected.  My original plan to use reclaimed items did not pan out so new materials have been selected. Even if I go overtime I ...
Update:   I have been working on this almost all day. I want to create the globe to look like a baseball. Trying to figure out an easy way to program all the lights to do what I want. I decided to try using Excel and transfering the cell value to Python. It works quite well, here is a photo of the excel program and the python script it helped me produce.       import board import neopixel import time pixels = neopixel.NeoPixel(board.D18, 72) x = 1 r = (242, 0, 98) g = (0, ...
These are some of the pictures of the current setup.                   There is a REST API server implemented using express.js framework.  Here is the code:   const express = require('express')  const app = express()   app.get('/', (req, res) => {   res.end('end'); }) app.get('/blue', (req, res) => {   const { spawn } = require('child_process');   const pyProg = spawn('sudo', ['pyt ...
Now is the time to connect lantern to the Snips Assistant and test if it works.  First, put the NeoPixel together with the Raspberry Pi controlling it inside the plastic lantern container (see earlier blog about how to make the container).  Currently the Pi has there python scripts which will turn on red, blue and green lights.  Other colors can be added later.  There is a REST API service implemented using express framework.   There isn't much needed to change to the S ...
I have reached the conclusion of the Picasso Challenge and I must say it has be quite a challenge journey!. I enjoyed so much working on this project where I learned tons of new things and it gave me the opportunity to stay in touch with awesome members of the Element14 community. I'd like to take this opportunity to present one more Hologram demo, hope you enjoy it!. Warning: The following video contains loud sounds   Bill of Materials Electronics Assembly Other 3D ...
New Docker Image In the previous blog I was able to find the right version of Magenta and TensorFlow to work on my CPU. Now I'd like to save these changes as a new Docker image. It is quite simple (but not a good practice) to create a new TensorFlow Magenta 0.3.6 Docker image from a container's changes   tf@ubuntu:~$ docker ps -a CONTAINER ID        IMAGE                COMMAND  ...
Weighing in at 13.9lbs with 1,041,084mm of filament a grand total of 440hrs of 3d printing and CNC work a massive amount of painting time and cleanup the PiMassive is completed! As promised here is video of my journey make sure to post any question below as well.  Let me know what you think!     So a few things I didn't show along the journey was the final results with a few decals on it as well as the gpio working and VNC running so here you go some more photos to enjoy. On ...
armour999

Coding the Project

Posted by armour999 May 31, 2019
Well I had some delays with FHEM and EnoceanPi not working. I think the different landscapes with different operating systems and different versions of the Pi can make it a challenge. The Enocean Pi would not communicate with FHEM and no telegrams were being sent. I really wanted to use the Enocean sensors. The sensors require no batteries and are wireless I did look into using the PiFace Digital but the wiring was more complicated than I thought.   So I used a fresh micro SD card and ins ...
So first thing was first getting the unit to stand up so I could work on both sides of the unit originally I had it upright like this but it was not the ideal solution so I had to lay it on its side. but due to the pressure from the weight of the PiMassive the headphone jack decided to come off so had to reset that not a big deal but was happy that was the only part that did come off. As you can see there beside the pi on the left is my gigabyte brix unit looks so tiny beside the PiMassive.& ...
During the process of building the PiMassive I kept putting off the GPIO constantly I was unsure of what I was going to do with it but I knew it would work in the end so that is what I did now not all of it is hooked up at the current moment that I am writing this but it will be soon enough for testing I wanted to make sure that the 5v and 3.3v. as well as the ground was working.   I really wanted to design some custom cables to connect to it as well but due to the time and the amount ...