#10-days-in-public for yesterday: tried Leo's game!
#10-days-in-public! Built and assembled another sprig today. Put a Pico W on- will try using CircuitPy WiFi to pull bank info onto a sprig!
#10-days-in-public sprig seed packing is methodical! If you put the thermal before the wax, you can see it gets heated.
#10-days-in-public trying out USPS's Intelligent Mail Barcode(IMb)! This is a sample shipment from me to hack club HQ generated with USPS encoder. Currently working on getting USPS IV working.
#10-days-in-public: packing SAR stickers, trying out elephant stamps as well as African daisy stamps.
#10-days-in-public: continuing to test out wax stamps on envelopes!
Mail insanity! Somewhere around 110-115 stamps on here.
my code in the dark website! it’s shitty, it’s bad, so let’s not talk about this :D
Haiiiiiiiiii! Big ship(for me, but not really big lmao)
I shipped a prototype MailCorgi a while back, as a python based application that could purchase the cheapest labels for you. Now, I'm reshipping mailcorgi, but as a slackbot. If you're in my channel or talk to me about mail, you've probably seen me rant about @maildog and how the labels are:
1. more expensive(shipstation does not utilize USPS commercial price base)
2. slow(uses airtable + zapier)
3. breaks sometimes(ughhhhh)
4. is very not flexible(why do i have to buy a 10 dollar label, refund it, just to ship a sticker envelope to another country????)
With these points in mind, I built MailCorgi, with the help of @deven and @tejasag!
MailCorgi is a python based Slack app(using slackbolt) that can store addresses, orders, leader info, nodemasters(using supabase :supabase:). MailCorgi can buy shipping labels(if you give it a shippo API key. It will by default purchase the cheapest shipping option), and can also not buy a label and just generate a 4x6 thermal label with address information. This gives you the ability to just stick a thermal label on an envelope(#6.75) with address info(goodbye ballpoint pens!), or buy your own shipping labels(so that I can get ComPriceBas on my USPS labels and discounts on UPS too)
Oh, did I mention? Mailcorgi is significantly faster. I actually timed it:
Making a mail mission: mailcorgi: <1second, maildog: 30 seconds on a good day, NaN sometimes
Creating a label(no shipping label, just address): 45 seconds + for maildog, <5seconds for mailcorgi
As you can see, these are not just incremental upgrades in speed(sorry max, but you're not in this channel so i think i can roast maildog)
anyway, i think that's mostly it but i have a screen recording of a mailcorgi demo :DGUI: done! (ignore that misformatted text :) )
got pyqt designer to convert my GUI into py: time to implement!
mailcorgi now supports international label purchases!
i just shipped mailcorgi proto!
continuing yesterday’s work on mailCorgi, I started to try out shippo’s api for label purchasing. here is a non-functional label with usps priority mail express that you should not use, even if you want to send something to hack club hq
Just built a small and inefficient quote software that lists out an ordered list of pricing for your next package shipment! It uses the shippo API, and this is one step towards mailcorgi v1!
Used a PSOC4 to make a small projectNew work desk!
Thanks theta hacks 🤩
CORGI SHAPED ARDUINO CORGIIII SHAPED ARDUINOOOOOOO LA LA LA LA LA LA CORGIIIIIII lalalalalla all LALALALALALALALALALAAAAAA
Today, I'm officially announcing the Corginator 9000 Lite the :corgi: shaped arduino board, designed and built by myself and @zhangxieshi369.
As some of you may have seen(you have probably heard about it, and you've probably seen my renders and actual boards, which I've posted in various channels.)
The corginator 9000s recently arrived, and I've finished assembling 3. (You might see a small wire- that's intentional, not by design, but because a small engineering mishap caused me to need to connect a capacitor for USB to function properly, but the problem has been fixed and the wire won't be present in the next batch 🙂)
To give a quick run down:
The corginator 9000 lite, is based off the ATmega328P,(the same chip used in arduino UNOs) from Atmel(Now part of microchip)
The board has analog input, digital input and output, 3.3/5V operation, and more.
The specs are: 32K Flash, and 2K RAM, and a 16MHz clock.
Reset button and ICSP button for various stuff, and well, an arduino Nano pinout.
The board has a onboard CH340C for USB bridge, preventing a need for an external USB adapter.
The D13 LED is wired directly to the eye's LED. This means that you can program that LED to blink, flash, and do whatever you want.
This board is pre-flashed with the Arduino Bootloader. It's 100% compatible with Arduino IDE.
The board will also soon hopefully be available for sale on the Hack Shop.
And with that, I present to you: The first 3 assembled and tested Corginator 9000s:Demo
I don’t have a lot of sticekrs but orderd a ton more
Stickers and mailing supplies to ship stickers to my club and friends. Yipee, that makes around… hmm… 600?
Tom’s one of the most genius, nice, and inspirational embedded devs on Twitter.
Gosh, what an honor.
Today’s goal is to solder this teeny IC. Umax package.
Damn, didn’t think they were this small.
For my raspberry pi tablet.
First post in long time. Why?
BIG PROJECT RELEASE
Let me tell you a bit about it:
Raspblet v2, improved version of my earlier version
8mp front facing camera
2 USB ports
Built in Mic and mono speaker
Portable design, lightweight at less than a pound
Bluetooth and WiFi enabled
1.4GHz clock with 512mb RAM
Ability to connect with Google Assistant over SSH
Battery being added tomorrow or so, need to rig a USB cable.
Taken on Raspberry Pi Camera v2- Software looks to be alright
I put all my raspberry pi stuff back in boxes when not in use for some reason
Point and shoot camera with 8megapixel lens!
Thank you Sam! Last shipment from adafruit(2/3)!!! Yay!!!
This is old...
Yay, my prize from hackster arrived! Now, let’s see how much years it takes for me to start using it...
Cooling fan I’m using for my project
My sunflower plant!
Thank you @sampoder and also the rest of hack club!
Adafruit got this here in a day!
Yay @sampoder ordered my Raspberry Pi on Adafruit!