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dougw

Regrouping after HLH

Posted by dougw Top Member Apr 13, 2018
Congratulations to all the contestants in the Hack Like Heck competition. It was the most intense contest ever held on element14 and the contestants really stepped up with massive efforts and spectacular projects. I thought it would be interesting to share some of my experiences with the event, particularly the non-technical aspects. I'd bet anyone who considered entering this competition had to answer a lot of non-technical questions when deciding what to do. I definitely struggled with the non ...
This blog entry is about my Hack Like Heck competition entry. Please check it out and give it a Like if you enjoy it! What went wellI finished it!Hacking like Heck requires a broad range of skills relating to engineering, software, video production, time management, and communication. When it comes to engineering and video production I’m a relative noob, but I didn’t let that stop me. I set my sights high and pushed myself beyond my previous limits. It was an honor to play alongside ...
Here's a "Hack Like Heck" Youtube Playlist for real easy binge watchin'! =D   Competition Info / YouTube Auditions : 1-17 Project Video Entries Start at 18 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUqSARZt5KdHgwbSAJD8x3nZE05krEsjl   Super high standard great quality builds and videos. Enjoy the vids & Good Luck to All Contestants! ...
SN35 Mini Project Update #04   I've never done a lot of the things I have attempted over the past few weeks. So far on this project, I have:   Learned the basics of using a green screen Learned the basics of editing film Become heaps better with Fusion 360 Explored the basics of using ECAD software (Eagle specifically) Given up on learning how to design custom footprints in Eagle for now, and hand drew my biggest board yet! (lol) Worked with a tiny LCD (I've never used one in a p ...
DANGER!   NOOBS WILL NOT BE PREPARED FOR THIS LEVEL OF TECH.   YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.   VOTE HERE! THE FUTURE IS NOW. ...
[Audition & Updates: Hack Like Heck: Rory O Connor ]   Anyway so that's it, Official time is up on "Hack like Heck" Competition! Zombie Horse Pirate in ARrrrr!!! [lol ..nah later.. maybe .. sniff ;P ]   Didn't finish a 3D print/build of Pi Play AR (II) and thus video finalization in time for the competition! doh!   Anyway got as far as a very accessible AR dev mockup and a prototype Pi Play AR (I). Inspired by the great quality of many "Hack like Heck" builds,  d ...
a531016

David's HLH Build Part 4

Posted by a531016 Mar 31, 2018
I am not even finished yet, but I wanted to share a few lessons learned so far with you:   I am not as good at soldering as I remember being My eyesight is far worse than it used to be Soldering iron burns hurt The accuracy of my measuring technique and tolerances in 3D printer can cause issues when not factored together Breaking a 2 hour 3D printed part in assembly is more painful than the soldering iron.   All that said, it's coming along, even with the fair amount of "dynamic ...
I was successful in being selected to receive the Raspberry Pi kit for a portable game and have been designing a portable device to make use of the kit. I was holding off on this declaration until I learned more about the HLH contest. I recently had an interesting conversation with the Ben Heck show team which shed some light of the situation. My schedule precludes having a working device by the video deadline but I am proceeding with the project anyway because it is an interesting project, I'v ...
Hello everyone, forgive the last minute entry but I wasn't sure I'd have time to put together a video by the deadline.   My name is mike, I'm a long time Ben Heck fan but new to the Element14 community. I've built a couple of Raspberry Pi projects before but this will my first portable.   I intend to make a video that shows me creating a working hand held, portable gaming device I will post the video on the element14 Community by the submission deadline, 2-April-2018 If my video is ...
I intend to make a video that shows me creating a working handheld portable gaming device. I will post the video on the element14 Community site before 9:00 am CST on April 2, 2018. If my video is selected as one of the top ten submissions, I will receive $500.00 USD. I intend to make a N64 Portable with the option to be played with only one hand. I also intend it to have a expansion port for av and other controllers.   ...
Hi! My name is Maciej Zamecznik and declare following: I intend to make a video that shows me creating a working handheld portable gaming device. I will post the video on the element14 Community site before 9:00 am CST on April 2, 2018 If my video is selected as one of the top ten submissions, I will receive $500.00 USD     Project: I intend to build portable Raspberry Pi based gaming device. It will have compact, gameboy-like form (game pad integrated with screen), rechargeable bat ...
Lights, Camera .. Refraction!!!  Beyond the manic madness editing and sheer fun [..for me, sorry] of my audition video. Hack Like Heck: Rory O Connor   Hacking about with cameras much more now.   Trying to get the right angles and footage  is tough, so here's my hacked together wobbly camera rigs.   Always wanted to get into macro photography now that's real bonus I figured macro/micro shots out! Messin' about with all types of lenses, prisms and various scre ...
SN35 Mini Project Update #03   It's been a week since my last update.. my bad. It's been quite a hectic week though trying to establish whether the project is actually going to end up being feasible or not. The current verdict? Cautious optimism. Ask me again tomorrow though. Some of the biggest challenges I had this week were:   Getting a screen to work at all, and then risking breaking it after I did (spoiler: I'm fairly sure I did, but I haven't confirmed yet) Sourcing parts befo ...
a531016

David's HLH Build Part 3

Posted by a531016 Mar 27, 2018
I am going to keep this update brief as a bit of a tease!   The breadboard is now complete, so I can now focus on how all the working components are going to squeeze in and work together.     I have also spent some time in Autodesk Fusion 360 designing the 3D printed parts.     As I stated in my declaration, I wanted to learn and improve what I know, and I am certainly doing that. I don't want to give too much away, but all will be revealed in the video!   ...
I finally received the build kit which included a copper clad card and a bottle of etchant. The parts were not exactly the same as the ones Ben and Felix used so it is unlikely the stl files would fit. The USB hub was quite large so I likely won't use it. I ordered some USB hub chips to be designed onto my PCB, but they won't arrive in time to be in this build. I removed the high components from the Raspberry Pi card, except the header, (I only removed the plastic from it). It will be soldered i ...