Just thought I would catch up with you all with the OSCAR Display port Board and Panel.
Still not perfect but a lot better. everything lines up at the front:
Rear now gives access to the board to allow you to get to the Controls
The stand is now separate making it easier to get the cables in also this makes the whole thing more flexible in as far as you can now mount it anywhere and now you can assemble one with out the other getting in the way !
No doubt I'll change it again but I'll live with this for a while whilst getting some good ideas on how to improve it ..
Any and all suggestions are always welcome BTW..Cheers
A few months ago on Kickstarter I spotted OSCAR a device which allowed you to put an iPad screen on to a conventional PC with a Displayport adapter.
Rather than some proprietary signalling the iPad panel supports Displayport directly and you could just wire it up to a cable if everything wasn't just so small also there is a small problem of power and control as well.
This is where the OSCAR board comes in it has connectors for the Displayport 12V input and the iPad flat flex connector as well as basic control buttons. The onboard arduino can be reprogrammed via the micro USB but I think that most will stick with stock functionality.
About a month ago my order from Oscar arrived, it had both the PCB and an iPad panel for £110. I didn't buy the plastics as I wanted to do that my self.
Any way here's my unboxing ..Enjoy!
The quality is amazing BTW .
I'll be doing another video with the case build when I've got round to it ...
The ESP8266 is an exciting new WIFI device. It's suddenly become so popular because of an influx of cheap (£3) modules been made available on EBAY.
So obviously you have been able to get USB WIFI devices for this price for a while but now they even have all the processing and even some GPIO on board so all you require to access them is a serial port and a few AT commands. This makes WIFI practical for any Arduino/PIC/uC application that has at least one serial port which is a very low bar indeed!
Any way Just seen a YouTube vid of some guys doing some impressive tests of the range of this device which in free line of site was over 400M!!
We had a 3D printer,QSSTV decoding images from our visitor operated "SSTV Selfie Cam" running on a Raspberry Pi and FLDIGI busily decoding data from the attached radio. Around 1000 visitors came through the doors so we had our work cut out demonstrating and showing all things Linux to the Radio crowd!
The meet up was excellent as usual and now extends over 3 days including the Sunday Workshop. Having a single track over two days made it easier to see all the talks with out compromise. Talks varied from designing space capable rockets to flood warning systems and the future of microprocessors .£10 per day with some food represented excellent value!
Thanks again to the organisers for all your work, I for one are looking for Wuthering Bytes £15
Still with Jim and his Vids around 4 years ago we purchased an old carriage for use as a robot base.
Jim had over a period of a few weeks reverse engineered the control protocol for the attendant pendant which allows for a carer to completely control the chair. That way he was able to robotically control the chair without destroying it in the process the result is PIP.
Watch PIP chase his beloved Apples ......Subscribe if you want to see more