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Getting the NeoPixel to work with Raspberry Pi   I am using a NeoPixel Ring as the lighting element of the lantern.  The changing of colors and rotation of lights will be a nice fit to make a rotating lantern.  Last week, I was just to get NeoPixel Ring to work with Raspberry Pi.  I make use of this Python library.   I have done a few tests with the library.  Next I will move on to fine tune colors and intensities based on modes.     ...
I'm very excited about the progress of the Hologram Pi-ramid. At this point I'm just one step away of testing the Pepper's Ghost principle.   In the previous blog post, I've covered the 3d printed parts and some assembly. Such parts will help in the construction of the Plexiglass pyramid too as they will provide support when gluing the pyramid which is made of 3 pieces of 2mm thick (0.08 inches) clear Acrylic -also known as Plexiglass among many other names. To cut the Plexiglass I used ...
Introduction A Window to the Outer World Making the Magic Mirror The Base Design Sensing the Visitors Dressing the Sensor in Style Finishing the Assembly The Ultrasonic Sensor: Circuit and Software Driving the Ultrasonic Sensor Magic Mirror vs. SevenOfNine MagicMirror 2 The distance_sensor.py Python Script Creating a Linux Service Connecting more PI on the Same Network Installing Mosquitto Setting Up SevenOfNine as the Receiver Setting ...