Thank you very much @sampoder @roshan recieved my hardware grant 😊Most hardware arrived. Still waiting for SDR.
Thank you @sampoder @roshan and other members of som team.I won the #osf Hackathon live event today! Shoutout to @winston and the others for putting it all together! Here was my submission for the challenge to build a “spam bot”. It’s an Arduino Leonardo which is recognized as a keyboard and types the word “Spam” a few times a second until unplugged. Now comes the challenge of removing the program without it writing “Spam” in the IDE a million times while it waits to upload new code.all my hardware arrived! Thank you so much to @roshan and @sampoder for making this possible and working so hard for SOM 😄
The worms arrived too 🙂 Time to start building some time this week 😁Hey!! Continuing on my OpenCV and Jetson Nano Projects... This time I've made a program where you can select a rectangular portion from the video display screen and create a copy of that selected portion aarushinema.com/2020/08/01/jetson-nano-and-opencv-selecting-roi-with-a-mouseCodeDay Labs Project ✅
Very proud to finish the project, biggest piece of software I've ever built despite my team and mentor completely bailing on me, it's finished! Going to do a more detailed ship when I'm not handling 10 things at once...
also worked with the Student Council on a new event for the upcoming school year, building a new site that I'm already proud of, had a haircut for the first time in 7 months so I am now missing a lot of hair feels weird, also trying to figure a few issues with hardware party 🤞Beware of those teeth Some more stuff just arrived. Thanks @sampoderHere is the unboxing video of my final package, now there is notjing that stops me from finishing my project. I will be sharing further updates. Thanks to @sampoder for all his support.Yay @sampoder ordered my Raspberry Pi on Adafruit! 📦 my day in emojis... and here's a photo of the sunset over Luang Prabang (Laos) really nice place, loved having the chance to travel there with my friendsDid soldering for the first time, successfully repaired my favourite BT speakerMy first ever raspberry pi project is kind of done😀 This made me learn a lot about hardware stuff, got many more ideas for projects, so tomorrow starting with a new one using the same pi ☺️Trying to calibrate the MPU6050 sensor.I know a lot of people have this badge, but it feels special knowing that in 1000 years, if civilization gets wiped out, at least my descendants will be able to recreate my arduino project. 🥺 Also, as @blucashbaugh mentioned, my code is physically buried under a bunch of permafrost at the North Pole. Pretty fucking cool, imo.First test print with my RPi Polaroid Cam 📷 ( Not yet soldered as i had no solder and couldn't get one as we have lockdown here). Will send a pic of the Camera once all soldered up 😄
Thanking the SOM team once again.
@sampoder @roshanStarted the app for my robocar today!!!Waiting for hardware to arrive 🏔️Got my first hardware shipment today...So excited to start the project!Creating a list of hardware for my project.Working on my room !!
Just got bored with tubelight..
Let's use LED strip with music..Doing some soldering and 3d printing for my SoM project...Have my parts :) TY SOM Team!!! Helping out students to get started with basic Arduino! #online_mentoringPAM8403 audio amplifier ICFilling out parts of the hardware form (yes I know, very late....)Waiting for hardware.... So working on my talents 😃...I put all my raspberry pi stuff back in boxes when not in use for some reason 😁just got my hardware approved by hack club 😀I GOT THE STEPPER MOTOR TO SPIN!
But God, it sucks that I forgot to order F-F connectors, it's F-M to Breadboard to M-FBurning carbon at around 6560 F (3630 C)Here's a 3D print timelapse I made yesterday. There's quite a bit of ghosting on the flat side but that's from the rusty old linear bearings that I'm using. I'm waiting for new ones to arrive from China, and it's taking forever.I printed 2 upgrade parts for my 3D printer today which took 9 hours total and a lot of plastic. When it was about to finish, I realized that I had been printing the wrong part and it won't work with the hardware on my printer. Just trying out some arduino projects :)Added a UART controller to my CPU. It can now talk through an Arduino to my PC :Dyeet speedy me caught up with all the hardware grants and DMs (though just through my last meeting that's ticked back up to 12 dms so gotta check them all), also had a couple of meetings tonight starting off with a OnePwaa org get together where we planned out our post-COVID camp situation and then a chat with @msw and @roshan about "sending money around the world". Finished off the night chatting with @itsmingjie, @saharsh and Tyler about CodeLabs but it turned into people bullying Airtable so...
idk what photo to share so here's the pizza I heated up today 🍕CodeDay project is getting along well!! Finished almost all of coding for the project and now have to work on documenting it! Hardware is also going pretty well
photo is of taiwan's mountainsFetch pitch roll yaw from Raspberry Pi 4 using FastAPI then the data interpreted into the model using Ursina Engine. finished the admin dashboard for my CodeLabs project! my part is almost done, just got a lot of writing to do
🚢 tried to ship out more hardware grants but every system in the world is against us right now :(
i had no clue what to do for today for my art so here's a Alpaca statue with my 5 alpacas (two of them are shy)lil mess sounds like a rappers name but it's actually my table where I eat, code, do homework on and do electronics stuffmade big progress on the som project — (display that listens to live music, and displays album cover) with @ahenikoffHello all! Just launched Arduino.codes consisting 40+ codes for beginners as well as experienced ones ! Feeling really happy being a part of Zero2Maker Team! Hope our initiative will help the whole maker community! Stay tuned for further updates on the same! We hope it will make your journey of making, more exciting!Here's the unboxing of adjustable soldering ironToday me and Jeffery decided to rest and focus on doing some work tomorrow. Currently we're sorting out his PyCharm IDE, some issues with the interpreter it seems.
On the bright side, the package of our Raspberry Pi 4 came in the mail today (with some extras too)! Thank you so much to Canakit and everyone that made this possible!I'm exploring camera modules for my projectBoard meeting today. Since February: 2k average daily messages on Slack -> 10k average daily, 1.3k Twitter followers -> 12.3k. Hack Club Bank total transactions $1.36m -> $1.89m ($534k increase). AMAs as a format started. Summer of Making. 100s of hardware grants sent, 1,000s of #scrapbook posts made. Photo is of everywhere Summer of Making stickers are going (127 countries). $610k in donations received from 8 new donors.
Talked work schedule over next few weeks with team. Some light work on
/z. @melody made awesome grilled chicken for dinner.Reused potentiometer from broken speaker to adjust contrast on lcd screenHi, today I was learning about facial recognition on a raspberry pi!That was an amazing day! Today I’ve soldered for the first time in my life and connected lcd to raspberry pi and nothing exploded💥
stumbled upon Clarifai, an ML thing where you can ask it stuff and it returns ML processed json stuff, but my arduino code is just a mess and I'm starting to spiral out of sanity by writing overly long scrapbook posts I think I should really3D prints for my projects. Will do more once my tests are over!!Ayyyy I have a camera for the pi now! And I also have to connect the LCD display... but that’s for later.Was a very long time since last post, my scrapbook posts should resume starting now!
Got a bit burned out of programming and hardware for some time and I got caught up by Fallout 4 😔
Today still nothing about nixie clock but I learned that the PSU I have soldered works miraculously as the ground pad for the controller is under the SMD component and it makes contact because I accidentally applied solder on that pad xD
Instead I'll present you my most recent work which involves again Minecraft modding and this time it involves a whole lot more rendering!
For those who plays with OptiFine you might know the "Better Grass/Snow" feature. I personally dislike it a lot and the first image might tell you why: it's too unnatural.
So I wanted to make a mod to solve this and do it kind of better than OptiFine! But how? Introducing blending on those blocks!
When loading the models I look into the resource packs and search for bettergrass states file, if it exists then it tells which variants of this block is actually affected and their bettergrass metadata file! The metadata JSON file is composed of layers with top/side textures definition and overrides textures definition for the blending, masks textures to automatically generate the blending texture with top and side textures, and which color index is affected.
Then I replace the vanilla baked model and introduce logic to choose the correct texture and at resource pack time I add a virtual resource pack which holds the generated textures, the texture generator is highly cursed.
And here's the result on grass/snowy grass, mycelium, warped nylium and podzol! You can change a lot through resource packs which is useful for mod authors and resource pack authors!
Some of the textures are not definitive but it's already better than OF's bettergrass I believe ;)
If anyone is interested in the source code and documentation: github.com/LambdAurora/LambdaBetterGrassMy hardware for the summer of making projectPoint and shoot camera with 8megapixel lens!All my hardware arrived! Thanks again Sam, now it's time to build!Raspberry Pi OS set up and Camera attached and working!Im close to finishing the hardware side of my SoM project. Next up, coding the Arduino to act as a MIDI controller.Got my hardwares today here in Nepal 🇳🇵Thanks @roshan For helping me out with this ❤️Today I worked on Simply Synonyms, fixed some bugs and partially updated my website, ordered some new soldering supplies, installed and set up Cura on Linux for my 3D printer, and received my new super cool Raspberry Pi 4 in the mail (thanks Sam)!This was 5 months ago, I had successfully got an old camcorder working again. Was planning to use it with rpi or Arduino , but this lockdown........messed around with motors and arduino stuffFixed keypad. I had to resolder one of the switches because I cut one of the wires thinking that I had to resolder it anyway since it was touching another pad or something. Not the issue, just kinda dumb. I accidentally touched one of the key caps with the soldering iron so I have to reprint one of the key caps but I can only do that after the like 7 hour print I started earlier finishes.Got my all my hardware! Thank you @sampoder and Hackclub summer of making! Some of the pictures I took of the blood cell slides: A voice activated light for No-Touchhooked up l298n to dc motors and raspberry pi, wrote some python, attached the wheels to the motors and the program ran! just need to correct boolean values to make all the wheels spin the correct way before we move onto the next step in the robot 🤖 Made some art for art week it's a nebula, I made it with paint and a toothbrush, I'm pretty happy with it! 🎨
Also today the student council hosted our first session with the kids at the rainbow center, had some fun over Zoom together
Worked on my CodeLabs project, made the admin dashboard with Flask.
And finishing off the day doing Hardware Party stuff made an arduino board today, gonna finish up Chinese essay later, and going to take a sunset timelapse if I can! (un-procrastinating is hard )Finally reached all my cool stuffs, Thanks @roshan and @sampoder.First shipment came in today!Super nice sunset from tonight! Did the usual today: CodeLabs Project, Hardware Grants and hopefully fixed a bug on the main summer website that stopped stuff from deploying (yikes).
But today we mixed up! Alongside a few other Student Council members, we met the kids from the Rainbow Centre for the first time It's a school that helps special needs students and we're going to be running all sorts of fun activities for them next week We're also hoping to build a long term partnership with them! And guess where it all started? with a cold email I sent months ago! Super excited to see it all coming together, I was a very proud president with all the great work everyone was doing and how dedicated they were to helping out!This is my test of a pi zero client for my project, it can be powered off a cigarette lighter/ outlet and a USB port. In the picture is, a pi zero w that is connected via rca to an old 7 inch car monitor which is controlled by an Apple media remote and a FLiRC adapter. It works surprisingly well. Got my hardware right now 🤩 Special thanks to the SOM team ❤️ ❤️Finally submitted my shopping list for hardware party. Also, I started learning Kotlin :)This just in, (well, actually "in" as of 8 hours ago) our shopping list got approved!My 1st and the main hardware arrrived! Thank You Very Much! @sampoder @roshan @athul @annlee_fores A custom Arduino mega based board. It basically contains a motor shield and some basic shields included. It's designed by a local company. One of the first boards I stumbled upon.My shopping list got approved. Thanks to @sampoderFinally!!! All my hardware is here , thanks @roshan @sampoder @annlee_fores!!Time to code and figure out things is here!😁 😁Adafruit sure does deliver fastPomodoro timer, but using an Arduino.Recieved my first shipment for the hardware grant but unfortunately the ELWire box was damaged and broken into pieces😣.. But however was successful in fixing it just by using an alternate battery box and a bit of soldering😀...
Thanks to @roshan @sampoder and @annlee_foresThank you Sam! Last shipment from adafruit(2/3)!!! Yay!!!When you don’t have a wire stripper:
This is for making a telepresence robot. People with the correct username and password can access my pi and control the LEDs with the GPIOsnice job @clairebookworm w a sick p5 workshop 🙂 ! hoping my hardware grant goes through! yall there r 64 peeps in #osf and counting! check out #announcements, join #osf, and go to the OSF website to find out more info, rules, etc.!!!! TONS of gp for participants in OSF 🤑 😁Working on my hardware project.My shopping list just got approved!
Thank you @sampoder
Excited!!productivity feels amazing
next on the list of de-procrastinatisation: my own website which always comes back to bite me before I sleep 😬Today I worked on the UI of my CodeLabs project's admin dashboard and fixed a crucial bug, getting close to the finish line! I might even get the admin dashboard done tomorrow
Also loads of hardware grants stuff done, was up super late last night reviewing about 100 applications, but we did it! ✅
But let's not forget my daily piece of art:Testing ways of connecting things to the sg90!It may not look that good, and I might have accidentally inhaled an unsafe amount of solder fumes, but it works. YAHOOOO THERE ARE NO MORE FINALISED CARTS TO REVIEW!!! We did it @roshan!! (though there's still more waves of applicants and we gotta make sure all these deliveries arrive, but let's celebrate?) Over 160 people have had hardware grants shipped to them! (don't forget you can still join in)
We had some family friends come over today, here's a photo of the yummy pavlova my mum made:Purchased RGB LEDS for Summer of Making ProjectTime to make web app for my raspberry pi projectToday I did more small things: codelabs project, hardware grants and a scrappy bug fix! Me and @vitaliy172 just spent hours getting his hardware to ship (fun lol). And here are some photos from me collecting my monthly mask rations! This time I got two reusable masks instead of one and I could get them from a vending machine. The new masks are lighter and more breathable though they don't have as great of a fit as last months... also the government went light mode! 😷
(third one for the photography contest)TIL soldering is much harder than it looks online...Got quite a lot down today! We're almost finished all of the hardware grants Soon Scrapbook will have a page for all your mentions! Met with my CodeLabs mentor for the second time! And working more on our project.... to end here are some photos of the local wet market:Just from finishing working on the obstacle detector for blind people and off course for social distancing in public #1meter