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While we wait for the judges to deliberate on things, I wanted to reflect on the project and give some updates on what I've been doing since the contest officially closed.   Ways to improve: Here are some ideas I've had or have been suggested by comments or people I discussed the project with -   Fire Extinguisher - My first  post had a comment about adding a fire extinguisher - I think this is a very cool idea but would be a much longer term undertanking. I would need to do a lo ...
So a final update. Unfortunately i didn't get a video of everything running together before the close of the competition. I had it all running but i didn't get a chance to make a final video of it. I was preparing to do that when i get them email notifying it had closed . I did however do it last weekend and it can be seen on my usual YouTube channel: YouTube channel   I've also added the final version of my code onto my github: The motor code The voice activation code The major chan ...
Here is just a short update on my stove assistant: I added two functions to the HMI.   add new meals  This function gives you the possibility to add new meals to the database. And since my stove assistant at the moment only supports simple cooking processes the mask is also quite simple. Just give it a name, add target temperature and time and that's it.   review old cooking processes  The second new feature gives you an overview of the finished cooking processes. So you ...
Intro Blog Unboxing Setup Gourmet Install Load up some Recipes! Enclosure Planning. 7inch Touchscreen Time AIY Build / Google Voice AIY API & Certs Succes with Google AIY!  <<<---   This is just a quick update to show that we have had success!!!   I have a lot of pictures and notes to break down into some follow up blogs to show the details on some of the issues I ran into while trying to get KCON working.   Ranging from trying alternate OS loads to ...
Hi, this will be my final update blog for the Pi Chef Design Challenge. It's my first time being a part of a competition like this, and I really like the form of the competition. I set out to build a smart shelf as my project. The idea was to have a shelf which would measure the weight and recognize the items on it, and then send that data online where it could be viewed either by a smartphone or a computer. I had past experience working with Arduinos but never really had any project with a Rasp ...
First I’ll give the hardware update and then the electrical.   For this project to work right, I need to be able to roll the dough out on the pan and have it come off well when it’s done cooking. So I went to the store and bought a non-stick mat. The dough rolled out really well on this mat, but the mat did not stay on the pan. So I made my own pan out of a galvanized steel sheet. I cut the mat a little shorter than 11”, cut off the corners of the steel sheet, and bent th ...
Intro Blog Unboxing Setup Gourmet Install Load up some Recipes! Enclosure Planning. 7inch Touchscreen Time AIY Build / Google Voice AIY API & Certs   <<<--- Succes with Google AIY!   Welcome back to where we work with our KCON and getting the AIY established.   So previously we were able to get our KCON up and running with our 7" touchscreen and the Recipe Manager.  All key parts of setting up a Kitchen CONsole for aspiring Chefs.   But one ...
justin.berger

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Posted by justin.berger Mar 31, 2018
Preparation of a cocktail   After many adventures and weather incidents today, I managed to start the preparation of a chilled cocktail! Here is a video that shows the service of a rum-pineapple: I will improve the thing by making a beak (bent pipe) wider and higher.   I am also doing support for the LED matrix and the touch screen. The day was difficult but I'm still happy with the result! We note that I am able to serve a very fresh cocktail between 4.3 and 5.9 ° C!   Her ...
Possibilities of evolution This contest will have given a big impetus to this crazy project. The evolutions on this device are almost limitless. Several people offered me ideas. Here are some examples : -  improve the communication with the outside by adding the voice command: I am thinking about doing this by using the services of google because it works badly with IBM -  have a badge system using NFC technology: everyone has their badge with a quantity of drinks on it. -  have ...
Just a quick update - the replacement touchscreen came in while I was traveling this week, but it is up and running! I am all complete now!             ...
It has been a long 11 weeks since this challenge started. My husband James aspork42 spent countless hours designing, testing, programming, 3d printing, building and re-building our Smart Range Hood.   Through the magic of technology I am transmitting to you a Raspberry Pie thru a Raspberry Pi!   Ta-Da!!!!   The range hood is actually pretty useful. I was very skeptical at first when he told me he would be replacing the buttons on the range hood to have a "touch screen". The t ...
Today I made a little HMI for my stove assistant.   For me getting the electronics working is always more exciting than getting all the things together to have a reasonable product. The HMI is one part of this. Technical background  I decided to make a browser based HMI because then it is accessible on all computers and smartphones and the implementation has to be done only once.   User guidance The user guidance will be similar to what I stated in my first post. The user will s ...
This is the last day of the design challenge, so time to reflect on the project. Going into the project I had 3 hardware objectives two software objectives and I also wanted to get a new member participating in design challenges. All of these objectives were accomplished with varying degrees of adherence to the original vision for the system. The big accomplishment of working out a successful collaboration was very satisfying. There was so much potential for disaster  and there were any ...
Bake Mate - Pi Chef Blog #14 - Wrapping up  I had planned on capturing a video of me using Bake Mate, but this turned out to be a lot more difficult than I expected. I don't have access to a camera tripod, so I needed to hold my phone in one hand in order to capture video. One problem was that the autofocus exposes the scene based on the brightness of the surroundings, which makes whatever is on the Pi HAT's display unreadable. I tried manually setting the exposure, but that didn't seem t ...
The Cooker Connector is finished! I am proud to present my final blog post of the Pi Chef Challenge, in video form. It's a summary of my project, and I take you through the steps of using it to cook pork chops. I hope you enjoy it!     Download the Code I uploaded all of my code to GitHub: https://github.com/jschools/CookerConnector . However, I have redacted google-services.json and other firebase keys from the repo, since I don't want the general public to have access to my databas ...