@msw2went out exploring sf w/ @KaraMassie-U032A2PMSE9 today. found a cool japanese bookstore that sold little dioramas to put between books on a shelf. i really want to try making my own, so i’ve sketched out a couple designs ranging from a train station to an elven garden. the design i’m exploring rn comes from tunic, a game i really enjoyed
@hugo.y.hu9350Haiiiiiiiiii! 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 :D@hugo.y.hu9350Just 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!
@avi0nothing much. just created a workflow for myself. lmk if you want one for yourself
@avi0Learning about the basics of TensorFlow :tensorflow: to do machine learning! did you know that Google Colab has an easter egg where you can get corgis and kitties to walk across the top of the webpage? They also wear halloween costumes 🎃 and santa hats on Christmas 🎅
@hugo.y.hu9350CORGI SHAPED ARDUINO CORGIIII SHAPED ARDUINOOOOOOO LA LA LA LA LA LA CORGIIIIIII lalalalalla all LALALALALALALALALALAAAAAA
@hugo.y.hu9350Today, 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:@fayd0Stole the 100k in #counttoamillion which made @hugo.y.hu935 go wild. 🤣