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20 Posts authored by: Cabe Atwell
The Holiday Special Enter Your Project for a chance to win $100 Shopping Carts, Gifts to Give, and a  3D Printer! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll   Raspberry Pi Perpetual Yule Log demo. I address the video transition glitches in the writeup below. Otherwise, I got to say... for a drop-and-forget yule log video player, it's pretty useful.   Background:   Who doesn’t like a fireplace? Who doesn’t like the Yul ...
The Holiday Special Enter Your Holiday Project to win a 3D Printer Prize + a STEAM Kit to Give or a $100 Shopping Cart + a Shopping Cart to Give! Back to The Project14 homepage Project14 Home Monthly Themes Monthly Theme Poll     A demo video for the IoT Ornament Texter. It worked out pretty well. I think this would make a cool gift for some family members.   Background:   Holiday time!   Heartwarming is central to the season. I made a surprise message receivi ...
  #ShareTheScare this Halloween Visit our Halloween space and find out how to win one of two Cel Robox 3D Printers. There are two ways to win: Build and document your past or present Halloween projects. Tweet your best engineering spook with #ShareTheScare. Share your Project and Win #ShareTheScare Competition The Ben Heck Show Episodes   Disclaimer: I’m an engineer, not a pro film maker. Be advised. Disclaimer: I’m an engineer, not a pro film maker. Be advised. ...
See my wireless motion detection system after this link, it's pretty awesome! Or, carry on...   Disclaimer: I’m an engineer, not a pro film maker. Be advised. Disclaimer: I’m an engineer, not a pro film maker. Be advised.     This project will retrofit an old washer or dryer to alert you via text message when the clothes are done.   With the IOT market hot right now, many appliances have applications in this realm. Recently we have seen internet connected coo ...
The Raspberry Pi 3 has ability to rapid fire pulses out of its GPIO. It's surprising how fast! In other words, it can handle a lot of tasks.   If the only thing the Pi is expected to do is spin a stepper or servo motor really fast, this is good news. Theoretically, the Pi can send pulses to the motor driver faster than most any drive could accept them. The problems start when the Pi is expected to control and monitor numerous devices, all while maintaining exact timing. There just isn̵ ...
See Part 1 of the project here. See Part 2 of the project here. See Part 3 of the project here.       The Wireless Charging and Portable Raspberry Pi for under $10 dollars – in all its glory. It charges. It’s portable. It ain’t pretty…   The concept works. But, technically it was sorted out in 2009 when the first Palm Pre came out. I, in fact, had a Palm Pre back then. Since then, Palm and WebOS has ingrained itself into me like the love of ...
See Part 1 of the project here. See Part 2 of the project here.   I received the 3D printed parts. I used good'old Shapeways to handle that!.   However, I had to drill and tap the mount holes for the Pi. It all fit together perfectly.     In the effort of portability, I am using one of the Pi TFT touchscreens   I used 2.5mm caphead bolts for mounting all parts. They fit perfectly into the mount positions.   Next update should be the final product!   C ...
See Part 1 of the project here.   I think I have narrowed down how I will achieve my goal of wireless charging, I will use old cell phone tech. But why you ask? Why with all the Qi standard devices. PRICE!   I am going to add to my requirements list: My requirements: - I want something small and with a screen. - Wireless charging, while it's on or off. - A case to mount it all in. - MUST COST LESS THAN $10   My addition to the requirements list comes from obvious reasons, I ha ...
I have a Raspberry Pi 3, doing nothing right now... (Well, to be honest, I have every edition Pi laying around, doing nothing.)   However, not all my Pi boards have been doing nothing... here are some of my previous projects: Drinkmotizer, drink mixing robot Project Goldie, my favorite - I animated the opening! Pi Ball, a spherical and interactive Raspberry Pi case Scary Door, Halloween #1 Scary Porch, Halloween #2 New Years’ Eve Countdown timer and Fireworks launcher Raspberr ...
Disclaimer: I’m an engineer, not a pro film maker. Be advised. Disclaimer: I’m an engineer, not a pro film maker. Be advised.   Raspberry Pi cases are all the rage. Everyone makes blocky cases, wood cases, cases shaped like computers or arcade cabinets. I wanted a case that could interact with the physical space around it-- why not put a Raspberry Pi 2 in a ball?   Here are just a few things I can do now--   bowl with it wirelessly connect to the Internet ...
3DRacers race in progress (via Marco D'Alia & indigogo)   If you’re a fan of video racing games, such as the all-time favorite Mario Kart, you may freak for 3DRacers. The company takes competitive racing from the screen to your living room floor through 3D printing, microcontrollers and your smartphone.   The new concept allows users to make their own 3D-printed cars that can be controlled via Bluetooth through their phones and then race with friends on carpet or an option ...
This is the Raspberry Pi 2, which I used to calculate pi against other Pis. (Image via Raspberry Pi) I received a Raspberry Pi 2, and immediately wanted to see how much of an improvement it was. Games seem smoother, especially first person shooters. Arcade emulation is buttery as well, however perceived speed wasn’t scientific enough for me so I decided it would be apt to calculate Pi, on the Pi.   To start with, I installed the Command Line Calculator, called BC   Easy to ...
The Internet of Things (IoT) is an expected feature for any new product coming out. But, I’ve noticed that the IoT systems out there are all quite specific. Health monitoring, home control, kitchen appliance… each focusing on their little worlds. But, what if you want to monitor when a mouse trap snaps, the mailbox opens, or someone moved your lunch in the fridge at work? That is where my general purpose IoT system comes into play. Which I will call the PiioT (Pi + IoT) for the rema ...
Disclaimer: I’m an engineer, not a pro film maker. Be advised.   My goal... haunted house level effects for the front door, again! If you didn't see the "Scary Door" from 2013, go see it now!   I wanted to create the sense of stifling... to overwhelm the visitor with light and rumbling sound. I figured red light would give the most horror feel with the matched sounds.   I used a Raspberry Pi B+, not on purpose, but I am glad I did. The B+ has more IO, which I took advan ...
Raspberry Pi Model B+ pops up, and I was surprised to see more USB ports. Adding more peripherals without a secondary USB hub is inspiring. So, I thought about what I could do with more USB ports.   External harddrive, CD drive, Floppy drive? Kind of boring.   How about a bunch of arcade controllers? Word!   Backgound I remember my local arcade used to give free tokens to those who received A and Bs on their report cards. Most of the time it didn’t matter for me. I woul ...

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