Didn’t feel too great today, reported some bugs on our Summer of Making site, also went to the shops, watched a documentary on the Cultural Revolution, read some hardware shopping lists and wanna do some chill coding tonight, also listened to some pretty nice music
Got all the first wave accepted people there acceptance letters and on to the slack and then provided loads of support. After about three read throughs each of 100,000 words worth of applications its really good to be confident with our choices and send out these emails. Big shoutout to @roshan for all their support. Now comes the sad part… rejection letters… now their a whole different level
Started working on depth map to point cloud projection using the normal PyDNet model while I wait on resolving issues with PyDNet TFLite.
Also wrote a proposal for grant funding to build an Arweave application that would help with problems I discovered while sourcing ML models for this project. Excited to see where that leads!
Took a session on DSCOMG - explaining a project I worked on, Akina. It is a platform for people to request resources, chat and suggest shops for the resources and to stay updated with latest news about the pandemic. Loved the experience and I've learnt a lot from this project.
Winding down, watching Wasp Network
So today learnt how to design my website basic homepage ,not good with color though (HTMl5 and CSS). Also after learning about nested structures in c++, decided to create a basic program that asks a user to enter student details and view them(I used funtions and structures, program is menu driven). Hoping to add arrays and also have it's data stored in text file.
yoooo I just had a big brain moment + then committed to 2 more HUGE projects. Whoops. I need to focus now and I can't afford to do any more. This pic is unrelated LOL (weeelll, technically it is but whatever)
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!
today I had a few work meetings, met & chatted with a recruiter at my company, had a call w/ friends to work on our writing pieces, and fixed my old robotics team's website which was down (post from the website shown)
I wanted to work on the mode manager in the firmware of my nixie clock (so I can write different behaviors, update methods, etc. easily) but it was taking time and I was not entirely happy with the result. Instead I worked on the configuration part. The configuration is represented by a struct and there is a manager class to write/read the configuration from the EEPROM module which is present on the RTC module that I have.
The picture is the code in the header file of the configuration code!
Switched my default shell to zsh today! I installed oh my zsh, powerlevel10k and a syntax highlighting plugin, what else would you recommend I do? Also thanks @matthewgleich for the help with moving my PATH over from bash
This monitor was made by me from, a dead laptop, scrap wood, two hooks for mounting to a car headrest, a $20 driver board off eBay, and tape. It’s about 15 inches has hdmi, rca, vga, a USB port, and it fits in a backpack.
I've been working on preparing for a webinar for the HOPE Project! (Harmonies of Pianists Everywhere; linktr.ee/hopepiano) It's free and is open to ALL musicians: we have some expert panelists speaking to us about Effective Practicing! It's not too late to sign up; I'll be hosting 😄
Yay -learned how to put websites online and published 3! 1st took me 12min to open a repo, open the folder in VS Code editor, then commit and push on GitHub desktop; 2nd time took me 7 mins and 3rd time took me 2mins 47 seconds !!🔥
Update: I forgot to post this noon so I probably missed the streak.
Upon checking my schematics, I realized that, to my horror, my Arduino Uno doesn't have enough pins to program the SST39SF010A parallel flash memory. HOWEVER, I remembered that my CPU design also doesn't have enough pins to support reading from flash either! But by using a time-multiplexed address + data bus along with my northbridge, I can easily program the flash IC! So, I yoinked the northbridge and hooked the Arduino to it. Yeah!!! We're back in business babbyyy!
Spent all day today fixing a ton of Scrappy bugs! Here's everything I did today:
• The streak resetter is called by a Zap that runs every hour, but it kept turning off every time it ran because I wasn't sending a response back. Now it's fixed and running every hour! 🕐
• We added text formatting (emojis, channels, and users) a while back, but posts made before that still appeared unformatted. So I wrote a script that formatted every scrapbook update since the beginning ⭐
• Scrappy now publicly links to the scrapbook profile of anyone who shares a CSS style so that anyone can see what the style looks like 🖌️
• If you had a custom scrapbook domain set and you ran /scrappy setdomain again to set a new one, it wouldn't remove your previous domain from Vercel. Now, it does!
• For a while, when you edited a message or shared an unfurled link in a thread, Scrappy would react with a beachball. Now, it doesn't do that anymore
• If you to set your status to a streak number that doesn't match your streak, Scrappy sets your status to a clown emoji. A few days ago I accidentally broke this feature, but I fixed it today! 🤡
• Yesterday, @saharsh submitted a pull request that automatically updates your scrapbook profile when you edit relevant profile information in your Slack profile. Today, I got that PR working, made a few changes, and merged it. Now when your profile picture, website, GitHub profile, and timezone change, it'll instantly be reflected on your scrapbook profile 🙌
• Today, I was made aware that Scrappy occasionally doesn't update people's status, either when they post an update or when their streak is reset. I believe I fixed the issue—I couldn't test it because I couldn't easily reproduce it, but if you notice your streak status not being properly updated, let me know so that I can investigate further!
• In case you didn't know, all full slack members can run /som-promote to promote a multi-channel guest to a full user in Slack. Now, when you do that, it notifies #welcome-committee that they've been promoted so that they can help them get acquainted with the rest of the community!
• And finally: previously when you uploaded large video files (>300MB), Scrappy would falsely tell you your video was successfully uploaded, only to silently fail and display an unsatisfying black screen on your profile. It was failing because 1) Slack wasn't serving the video near-instantly like it normally does with most files, so Scrappy was fetching an error page, and 2) even if Scrappy managed to fetch the large video, it crashed the Heroku dyno because it didn't have enough RAM to download the whole file. My largest project for today was getting large video files to work. Now, if you upload a file that's too big for Scrappy to download, it will wait for Slack to serve the file, upload it directly to Mux (the platform we use to serve video on the website), and notify you when it's processed. So go ahead and upload multi-minute videos now! 📹
If you find any other bugs in Scrappy, please let me know or open an issue in the GitHub repo (github.com/hackclub/scrappy) and I'll fix it. And of course, if you notice any of the bugs I supposedly fixed today persisting, please let me know so that I can look further into them and fix them for good.
Here's a picture of me giving a very good dog a belly rub
Basic model diagram of my project for SOM.
I am currently doing research and learning about Hackone RF SDR by Greatscott . It's an excellent hardware device can be used in many other projects too.
Even wish to make some ANTI DRONE SYSTEM through RF SDR to prevent unauthorized access of drone in any private places.