@Averse0More progress on my Uno compatible board! Thinking about switching the MCU for a more powerful one(thanks to @V205 in #hardware for suggesting that I switch).
@jc0day 1 of #bci! i mostly got caught up on a bunch of things today (including, but not limited to: parts of the brain, eeg concepts like the 10-20 system, reading schematics, understanding what exactly we’re doing including the process of actually designing the eeg circuit: electrodes -> ads1299 (including digital to analog converter) -> microcontroller -> computer for extra processing - so many black boxes we’re trying to figure out!) and generally feel like i’m ready to start playing around with kicad/observing tomorrow! today was a great day overall, although we think we could have focused a bit more and it still feels like i don’t know anything. tomorrow’s goal is to build shit which is the easiest way to understand stuff. we're building this out in the open so my daily notes are all here: cloud-6crgvlqrj-hack-club-bot.vercel.app/0jc_e4acbe3e3aff48778866059bb21c78be.pdf
(this is part of #100-days! join us over there, we're working on cool stuff like #nanowrimo and #polyglot-warriors!)
@ShawnMalluwa-U04BBP8H9FA0tuning live paint filter in blender to be closer to what i want- now that I better understand the parameters, ive been able to preserve sharp edges and smaller details, while also removing a lot of noise caused by randomization of the brush color value. I don't think this is it just yet though- the light still looks pretty 3d rendered. This will come down to just placing lights better, and improving the shaders I'm using (maybe i should try to introduce blended banding/posterization?)
regardless, this scene is still extremely barren. messing with textures is fun, but I need to improve the scene more. need to watch some the first episode of Mobile Suit Gundam and take notes, plus figure out more sources of reference for this particular problem. maybe some 80s SoL? Urusei Yatsura and Sailor Moon may both be valuable in this case. and Bubblegum Crisis! (been needing an excuse to watch that)
#100-days oh yeah this is for my animated short project lol
@polypixeldev0Some more Slack cartography! Used python to download the latest 150 messages from public channels and extract keywords, combine with other labels such as channel size, and then use those labels to calculate channel similarity. Obviously not done yet, but I think the general process is looking nice, just need to refine label generation. Never dealt with JSON files over 200mb though!
@ShawnMalluwa-U04BBP8H9FA0today's scrapbook post is a little bit abstract as i don't have anything to "visibly" show (i cant just leak movie scripts lmao) but Ive come to a sort of impasse in the writing process. Our plot involves multiple conflicts, from existential to personal, and explores the consequences of idolization, climate change, and the worship of technology. these three themes clash with one another of course, since a film only has so much screen-time, but then begs the question of what is most important to speak about. When I wrote the initial plot for this movie, climate change stood at the forefront of my mind, with idolization 2nd and tech worship 3rd. That was almost two years ago. the existential horror of climate change still scares me, but no longer plagues my everyday thought in the way the other topics too. as a result, I have provided band-aid solutions to the storyline as my view on life has changed. This has created the problem where I find myself solving problems that I did not realize existed with the plot, only for new problems to rear their head. it's sort of a wack-a-mole game with plotholes. NOT FUN. I have gotten to the point where we had to ask ourselves, what even is this movie? what are we trying to say, and what do we think will come of the world? after endless deliberation, that question remains unanswered, , , which i guess i shouldnt be suprised by lmao. its an issue to solve- but after some thinking. I would rather tell a story that has a cohesive opinion than one strapped together over the years.
@OrbitalDev0T-73 days until Orpheus wins!
📚 Today, I completed the current challenge by collaborating with @KaraMassie to make our "read lists" longer (This is day two, since I briefly mentioned it in my last post!) I finished my book, His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik today, and it was so good! I can't wait for the next book to be available at the library for me. Tomorrow, I'll pick up another book that I've been wanting to read.
:esperanto: I made it to sapphire league on :duo: Duolingo! Yay! I've also put a textbook on Esperanto on hold from the library. This particular book is held with high esteem in the community and I've had experience with some of its content as well... Its very well written!
🏫 I wrote a letter (Right-center) to someone in order to complete an assignment for my english class. The handwriting is... Let's just say it's not my best work.
✍️ I started writing the last scene of my second chapter. Gotta keep cranking through! I also wrote some song lyrics and poetry that's probably not going to get shared, but whatever. Since today was my writing club, we had some fun creating random story ideas, such as a horror novel about walmart employees trapping customers in the self checkout area and making them go insane from the machine saying "Please scan item then place item in the bagging area." Not only that, but there was even some classism involved! Fun times!
🏋️♂️ I'm not sure if I mentioned this in my first post for #100-days, but I'm trying to just be more active/healthier. I went for a walk outside and I have some stuff I'm going to do before I go to bed tonight.
🎼 I got the general concept for and first few lyrics of a twisted version of "Love Story" by Taylor Swift. It's meant to be from Romeo's perspective and ends with... Well, y'know, death. I think it sounds fairly good so far and if enough people peer pressure me ask me to share it, I may send a snippet.
That's all for today. Keep on scrapbooking, and remember to support the Orpheus house!
@OrbitalDev0Just messing around in Inkscape with some designs for a U.S. Flag. Let me know what you think!
(Not really Day T-75 until 2024... but...)
@ShawnMalluwa-U04BBP8H9FA0🎨 got the interpreter to detect actual words now. its not regex or anything (though i think i'd like to figure that out) and requires very rigid inputs, but i can pass in numbers. super basic but didnt have too much time today. I think im gonna try and implement a working command tonight, and then next time i can work on running interpreter on the server script (which i assume will be really easy in my replit thingy). once I get that done, I think i wanna go back to working on frontend stuff, specifically adding map view modes! eventually ill need to move to developing locally, since i need to look into getting the server to save data somewhere
@ShawnMalluwa-U04BBP8H9FA0🎨 started working on a command interpreter for my game. right now its literally just a switch case, but i got it iterating through everything correctly (i think). gonna work on getting it to interpret actual complex commands next, and then probably see if i can get the interpreter working in the server script. my end goal is to have it so that players push commands to the interpreter and they are all run in order at the end of the game cycle (when the next turn starts). extremely archaic methinks but i am a noob
@Sean1A wait lamp arrived for my traffic light. It's completely unwired though. (I'm currently thinking neopixels + a serial link back to the main MC)
@Sean1I think working on my traffic light (#seans-traffic-light-project) was part of my 100 days goals (I can't read my handwriting so it is now lol).
Anyway. Here's the final design for the main part of the Sequencer / Controller (The distribution / somewhat control board) #100-days
@IceChes0I think $3.44 PCBs might have given me too much power.
@ShawnMalluwa-U04BBP8H9FA0I took on a project this weekend: finish all the prototyping and design for a project in 2 days. while I still have to finish the PCB design, here's a Xiao + OLED running on a single AAA battery (which isn't dangerous? I think hahaaaa)
@msw0At #outernet I went to @hugo.y.hu935’s workshop on making a usb hub with PCB design, but unfortunately didn’t finish it. Now that I’m back home I’ve had the time to get started designing the board myself and think I have a working design. Check out more about it in #onboard.
I still want to add art to it, so I’ll do that and then order the boards!
@Shreeya0What do you think about gardening? Should I try it?
@Sameer0Finally my school game me something! Good marks in English and Entrepreneurship really paying off!:beatsaber::thinking:
@Peiprjs0Got bored, decided to work on my new pfp. I think the neck is a bit too long ngl
@Sameer0Got a small black shady-looking package:sussy_gotem: from HackClub yesterday! But when I opened it; It was the pins/badges made out of the custom pixel art I submitted to @Holly! I really enjoyed designing them! and am thinking of doing a workshop on how to do pixel art in my club "Phoenix Hacks" YaY
@Cheru0got a wii nunchuck hooked up to an arduino! thinking of using this for FRC control :>@Sameer0YOHOO!! Hackclub Twitter posted about me and my drone!! All thanks to the amazing @belle for reaching out for this! And to the fabulous @MelanieSmith for making me so motivated for WHW to do well!!
PS: Chaotically Awaiting the next hardware event! Till then I'll create Pin and sticker designs for @Holly ! :8bit-heart: Thank You All!
@Polar0Completely reworked my website to use Notion (through fruitionsite.com) , I think it looks clean and it's super easy for me to manage.
Feel free to take a look at polar.blue
@Sameer0Doing random designs on Figma! Thinking I'll make something useful!:cooll-dino:
@Peiprjs0My ISP has tried to gaslight me into thinking that having a simple Apache server at home is too much for my “residential router” to handle. Obviously, bullshit. So I disconnected it and turned it off, proving them wrong. I also checked the router’s diagnostics and it seems like the issue lays with the optic fibre cables, since we are not receiving the correct intensity.
(screenshot showing pings to Cloudflare’s 220.127.116.11 and Google, IIRC). As you can see, with the server off, I still get about 50% dropped packets. IE: no internet half of the time.
@Sameer0Now that my #droneproject & #hardware-party:winter-hardware-wonderland: have ended, I was thinking about starting something new!! So here it is! I'm going to develop a game #gamedev :tw_video_game:, But before that, can yoh all please tell me what this is? It looks like a sprig:sprig-party: ? And i got it as a Hackathon prize!
Please tell me what it is? Thanks!
@Sameer0Day 10 of WHW #hardware-party, Today I calibrate my fsi6s transmitter; binding it with the receiver, I was so sleepy that i also messed up the expo settings, but later got it right! I'm so tired rn that the only thing i can think about is sleep! And because of that I'll see you all tomorrow! Bye, Goodnight!
@Sameer0Day 7 of WHW #hardware-party, Day was packed with EID preparation. So, the only thing I did was boot up my Raspberry Pi and tinker with it for a bit before running the object detection algorithm. Well, that was today! I'll see you all tomorrow! Bye, Goodnight.
@Briyan0Tysm guys 💖 (I think someone pressed the duplicate button 😅)
@cytronicoder0Day 2/3 of #hack-club-at-fossasia-23!! I felt the need to post about this as a ship, as we committed a couple of shenanigans along the way~ :sphere:
1. Yes, we did a lil thing to #place - some of us here got bored and went to a Starbucks, where we sat and masterfully constructed the one and only John Cena. Then, we returned to the place and updated the board with a photo from #lion-city-hacks-bts!! DON'T WORRY WE ARE NOT HERE TO TROLL (although the john cena one was good, it was just a test - sorry @belle :p)
2. I worked with LionsForge to laser-cut a @dinobox acrylic piece! Going to buy an LED base to put this on :partyparrot:
3. Many stickers from everywhere - this is now the premier event where I got the most swag from
4. We set up a challenge for FOSSASIA participants to draw their versions of @orpheus!! The results were.... pretty diverse, and we will be sending them sometime tomorrow I think
Here are some photos from today - a video update can be found in our planning channel linked above!
See ya :pirateparrot:
@Sam0Just got the plaque and stickers in my mail! :yay: (My sticker collection continues to grow)
It looks (and smells) AMAZING! It's customized as well :O
P.S. I think the short and lang bars next to the "Winter Hardware Wonderland" text is binary. It seems to be the first letter of my name :tw_thinking_face:
@Sarthak0Started tinkering with GPT-3 with buildspace. I'm making a little UIL study tool for my team so that we can make studying more efficient and fun. Currently thinking about making the model answer in pirate voices and including other random easter eggs to make studying a little more interesting! Learned about prompt engineering as well as explored Next.js's backend serverless functions a little more.
@sahitid0i think we're doing this thing:half-salute:
@maggie0update on :winter-hardware-wonderland: macropads! almost fully assembled one — just need to buy screws and standoffs to attach the bottom — and they work!!
the 3 rgb leds are individually addressable, and since it’s powered by a pico, the keys and leds are all customizable (here I have circuitpython loaded on the pico, running a rainbow animation)
i think these would be fun hackathon prizes so if you want some for your hackathon reply/dm me ig?
@ella0Last week I fabricated the design with the 3D printed carriage to compare it with the design that uses the sandwiches aluminum carriage plates. I think the one with the 3D printed carriage was significantly easier to assemble and adjust. It also seems more stable, perhaps because it’s a lot thicker than the aluminum plate.
The BOM for the latest version (with 3D printed carriage) is now on GitHub. You can find it here: github.com/hackclub/drawing-thing/blob/main/BOM.md
I still think this side-project is going to far, today i decided to launch ArcFox (even with the actual bugs, cause maybe i can get help) ArcFox is a pack of firefox improvements that brings the appearance and some of the features of arc browser to firefox. Developed by a non-mac user and maintained by firefox lovers, arcfox is one of the best ways to experience firefox. The project is still under developement and i don't develop it everyday, but it's already kinda working!
@Sameer0Day 4 of WHW #hardware-party, I have my physics exam tomorrow, so didn't do much. But I'm done with the calibration, Thinking about what to work on tomorrow!
@Omay0im watching helluva boss. i think this is the funniest face in the show.
@AmirArbouch-U04FNLQ9H8V0WHW day +6: after hours struggling with wifi connection, I have succeeded to get on hack club slack and make a post on the scrapbook. Here is what I did during my week without internet:
• print time on serial monitor thanks to the RTC library that I've already install (i have also displayed them on my lcd screen but i forgot to take pictures)
• read some books about C programming language to code my arduino better (don't have C++ books but it was the best I got without internet 🥲)
this week I went finish my holidays to the mountains ... but I forgot to take my arduino 😭 no progress this week sorry if my project take a long time to get finished (I think i'll not be able to continue during school)
@AuniverseA-U041URY9TD10⛄️Winter Hardware Wonderland - Automatic Plant Watering System 🌱
we're not super close to finishing, but things are falling together nicely
--- Today's Progress ---
++ most of the code is now on GitHub (github.com/blobbybilb/automatic-plant-watering-system) (@UnstoppableBlob-U04K1FFB344 hasn't yet pushed the pico code though)
++ fixed enclosure dimensions and made it look nicer (printing now)
++ I think I got solar panel set up?
++ soldered headers onto pico #2
3D printer printing enclosure, solar panel + charge controller, soldering pico w
@Briyan0#hardware-party whw update no. 9 I think! Went to the hospital cuz of neck sprain. Anyway I attached the joysticks and stuff and I learnt that the powerbank won't fit in the case so I'm placing it outside fr temporary
@sporeball0cirno day 13
incredibly, using the "mem" package didn't work!
we're distracted trying to think about how to implement memoization on our own.
@juliet0#hardware-party day 9?/10?
I finished soldering my power board, it's charging lipos now. The one chip does get a bit uncomfortably hot, but I think it's expected, and I should probably put a heatsink on it.
I messed up the design for one part, I was however able to hack together a solution. I hope. Will finish testing it tomorrow, hopefully integrating some.
This is taking longer than expected. Oh well.
@MohanSeshasaiVasa-U04ARBSCXH90Mohan Day 5 update - github.com/hackclub/winter/blob/main/vmss2009.md
Yay! after a prolonged workout with multiple options, I am able to get the FlutterFlow code run in another laptop(eventually it could be handled as web service) and it shows the data from RPI which has the RFID connected. Hmm, did not think it would be such a tough fight with RPI to run Linux version of FlutterFlow.
@msw0Day 7 of 10 for my #hardware-party project! I’m making a split-flap display
I updated my message-passing code for github.com/maxwofford/split-flap today trying to pass down a number through a chain. ie. if I type “25|” into arduino serial, i want the first arduino to blink 2 times, and the second arduino to blink 5 times.
I’m not able to get it working & I have an issue where the message gets passed down the line as “9". I think i’m doing something wrong with my int parsing, but not sure. If anyone has done serialization like this before I’d love help! Here’s my code.