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  • JonW27's instructable OpenCADE Modular Retro ARCADE Console (3D Printed)'s weekly stats: 6 weeks ago
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  • JonW27 commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBox 0041: CircuitPython5 months ago
    HackerBox 0041: CircuitPython

    OK, now THIS IS COOL!!

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  • JonW27 commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBox 0036: JumboTron9 months ago
    HackerBox 0036: JumboTron

    Here's what I used, I fast forwarded the video in this link to the part you're interested in: https://youtu.be/m_Vdj40xKY8?t=738

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  • JonW27 commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBox 0036: JumboTron10 months ago
    HackerBox 0036: JumboTron

    Coming from China, but at $22 it's not that bad: https://www.amazon.com/Board-Panel-Matrix-modulep4-Display/dp/B07JKR6LNV

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  • JonW27 commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBox 0036: JumboTron10 months ago
    HackerBox 0036: JumboTron

    Great question! I want to build a single-purpose Galaga out of 6-9 of these in a vertical configuration. That would be so cool! I've been hunting, RetroPie might be an option. There is a HAT from Adafruit to fit the RPi that I'm considering. Here's a vid on how to configure MAME buttons which may help with the button config : If I can figure it out (and acquire some additional panels+HAT), I'll make a follow-up to this video:

    See if this video helps, if it doesn't let me know. It discusses downloading the drivers which I also needed to get this to work. The links are in the video description as well. Make sure the COM Port matches that of the ESP32 you are using. I struggled for about 4 hours before I found the link and fixed the issue with the driver.

    Awesome! Going to try it out this weekend!

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  • JonW27 made the instructable HackerBox 0036: JumboTron10 months ago
    HackerBox 0036: JumboTron

    Now I need to convince my wife that I need about 23 more LED panels and hook this up to RetroPie to play Galaga on our Gameroom wall :D

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  • JonW27 commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBox 0036: JumboTron10 months ago
    HackerBox 0036: JumboTron

    Got everything working! It's a GREAT box, here's a video I put together to help anyone who may be having issues. Please Like/Subscribe/Comment if you want to see more from my YouTube channel ( youtube.com/wagnerstechtalk ) . -Jon

    Nice job on the bracket! I may be printing this one out, I appreciate you making it available Tim!

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  • JonW27 commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBox 0024: Vision Quest1 year ago
    HackerBox 0024: Vision Quest

    I finally got around to putting the servos together today, pretty cool! I'm going to use it in a robot I'm building. Now I need to get into OpenCV. For a video of this project running the Arduino IDE on a Raspberry Pi (and a few other projects), please see this: https://www.facebook.com/jwagnertech

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  • JonW27 made the instructable HackerBox 0023: Digital Airwaves1 year ago
    HackerBox 0023: Digital Airwaves

    I installed Kali to a Raspberry Pi 3b yesterday, everything boots and runs fine. Infact, I like the UI better than Raspian (it's more polished). I've hooked up everything and about to start watching some of the YouTube videos on how to use the software. If you want to download the same image, here's the link:https://www.offensive-security.com/kali-linux-arm-.. (it's a .img file, then use a tool like Win32DiskImager to write it to a microSD card).The image already has the drivers for the official 7" RPi touch screen which makes for a nice portable workstation. Now I just need to learn the software. HB #23 is turning out to be quite a bit of fun.After you download the above image, go to the CLI and update it using the following commands (I logged in as root/toor):apt updateapt d...

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    I installed Kali to a Raspberry Pi 3b yesterday, everything boots and runs fine. Infact, I like the UI better than Raspian (it's more polished). I've hooked up everything and about to start watching some of the YouTube videos on how to use the software. If you want to download the same image, here's the link:https://www.offensive-security.com/kali-linux-arm-.. (it's a .img file, then use a tool like Win32DiskImager to write it to a microSD card).The image already has the drivers for the official 7" RPi touch screen which makes for a nice portable workstation. Now I just need to learn the software. HB #23 is turning out to be quite a bit of fun.After you download the above image, go to the CLI and update it using the following commands (I logged in as root/toor):apt updateapt dist-upgradereboot

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  • JonW27 commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0021: Hacker Tracker2 years ago
    HackerBoxes 0021: Hacker Tracker

    lol - Like! No problems with what you've shipped. Thanks HB, so what is on the docket for 22? My soldering iron is ready to go ;)

    lol - Like! No problems with what you've shipped. Thanks HB, so was on the docket for 21?

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  • JonW27 made the instructable HackerBoxes 0021: Hacker Tracker2 years ago
    HackerBoxes 0021: Hacker Tracker

    Thanks again, here it is all sealed up and ready to roll. Appreciate your effort ewc!

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  • JonW27 made the instructable HackerBoxes 0021: Hacker Tracker2 years ago
    HackerBoxes 0021: Hacker Tracker

    Here it is all sealed up with a hot glue gun. Thanks again Earthwormchris :)

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  • JonW27 commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0021: Hacker Tracker2 years ago
    HackerBoxes 0021: Hacker Tracker

    Thank you! I made one and it looks great. Also went out to test it, worked just fine too. Really appreciate you sharing this project box.

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  • JonW27 commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0021: Hacker Tracker2 years ago
    HackerBoxes 0021: Hacker Tracker

    Had some issues getting the included Arduino Nano to recognize my COM port, used the driver on this page to get it installed and recognized: https://arduino-info.wikispaces.com/Nano-USB-Drive...

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  • ARDUINO Burglar Alarm Using Infrared Emitter-Detector Pair

    Thank you so much for the time you spent putting this instructable together! My son and I put it together earlier today. We had a few minor issues, all our own (resistors in the wrong location and had to tweak the presence value for a shorter distance (we didn't use the pot). After a few min, it was all working just fine! Thank you again!!

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  • JonW27 commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0014: Cache the Planet2 years ago
    HackerBoxes 0014: Cache the Planet

    Thank you. I also found it in the examples subfolder. You're further along than I am, however. When I try to build, I get the exception below. I have the board set to Arduino Nano, Processor ATMega328, Port 3 (only COM port showing up). Not sure if I have a bad board or what :(avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 1 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x30avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 2 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x20

    Am I missing something, where is the example code for the NFC Reader? I installed the library, but looking for the Example mentioned.

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  • JonW27 commented on ASCAS's instructable DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid3 years ago
    DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid

    ASCAS, I'm about to build the battery packs. In looking at the pictures and instructions here, I'm not exactly sure how to wire both batteries (and where each should connect - 4 cells to the Arduino, 4 to the motors, etc). It looks like there is some other circuit between the batteries and the Arduino (or possibly the motors). Could you (or someone who knows) please fill us in a little more how you did this? I don't think the batteries are directly wired into the Arduino, or maybe I'm missing something. I would think they are likely capacitors, but dunno what kind, etc.Project is moving along nicely here, thanks so much for sharing your awesome work!Jon

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  • JonW27 commented on ASCAS's instructable DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid3 years ago
    DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid

    No, but you can use a butter knife. That was my intention. My sphere wasn't solid enough to truly test this theory. A plastic/ABS sphere should be much more usable than mache and wood glue (JMHO).

    Indoor wood putty I picked up at Wal-Mart (US). It was ~$6 per can, I used 4 of them.

    i used paper mache, then canvas, then several layers of wood putty. Then sanded, 4 coats of primer and 2 coats of paint. I cut my sphere yesterday. The overall sphere feels more like vinyl, not very sturdy. The velcro idea didn't work well (if it was more solid, it might have). I'll use this sphere for testing the electronics, but I'll be ordering a plastic ball instead (~$95). I'm not about to go through all this again with more layers.For someone who has already started, think I'd recommend using more layers or fiberglass. JMHO

    No wood used yet, just wood putty.

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  • JonW27 commented on ASCAS's instructable DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid3 years ago
    DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid

    I ordered "30'' Signature SE Traditional Beach Balls" from beachballs.com. While it's the correct size, I'm not exceedingly happy with my own handy work. Might consider looking for a 20" plastic ball instead. I'll use my version for building/testing but likely wind up replacing it with something more solid/durable.

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  • JonW27 commented on ASCAS's instructable DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid3 years ago
    DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid

    Just finished sanding the body and applying one coat of white paint. A few flaws to fix (not perfectly round but I'm ok with that), but not too bad considering I'm only about $50 into it so far. Anyways, I have a question:Has anyone tried (or considered) using velcro to hold the two sides of BB-8's body together after you cut it in half? I was trying to think of some way to allow me to get into it when needed (for recharging, upgrading stuff, etc.) and vecro is about the only thing I can think of that might work and thin/flexible. Taking a strip of velcro fully across the inside of one panel and the other panel having a half-strip that overlays in about 6 locations. I think it would work, assuming there is a little bit of play for the internals (servo, motors, etc.). Not sure... t...

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    Just finished sanding the body and applying one coat of white paint. A few flaws to fix (not perfectly round but I'm ok with that), but not too bad considering I'm only about $50 into it so far. Anyways, I have a question:Has anyone tried (or considered) using velcro to hold the two sides of BB-8's body together after you cut it in half? I was trying to think of some way to allow me to get into it when needed (for recharging, upgrading stuff, etc.) and vecro is about the only thing I can think of that might work and thin/flexible. Taking a strip of velcro fully across the inside of one panel and the other panel having a half-strip that overlays in about 6 locations. I think it would work, assuming there is a little bit of play for the internals (servo, motors, etc.). Not sure... thoughts?

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  • JonW27 commented on ASCAS's instructable DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid3 years ago
    DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid

    @UTSAVC, you have nothing to be mad at. The author (ASCAS) did an awesome job documenting everything he did with extreme detail. What YOU need to do is click above where it says "Step 1" and keep clicking through where you see the 'NEXT' button. If you follow the instructions, you'll find the BB-8 layout (images of all sides of the droid) and much more info. I highly recommend you tell him how much you appreciate what he's done. I've started my build based on his instructions and it's going well. Thank you ASCAS, you rock buddy!

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  • JonW27 commented on ASCAS's instructable DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid3 years ago
    DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid

    Will do, should be starting on it tomorrow. It arrived yesterday.

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  • JonW27 commented on ASCAS's instructable DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid3 years ago
    DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid

    Good question! If we go "pro", what is included in the download? I won't even consider that unless I know.

    Had a heck of a time finding a 20" diameter beach ball. Ordered two on Amazon, both came in and the diameter inflated was 12" (visible left-right) and appeared really small. Finally found a 22" inflated at beachballs.com and it seems more accurate and right at 20" inflated. The item I ordered was "30'' Signature SE Traditional Beach Balls" Link: http://www.beachballs.com/30-inch-signature-se-traditional-beach-balls-inflated-diameter-22in-60cm.asp . Hope this one is good, but appears to fit the BB-8 head much better than the little 12" beach ball.

    If you click the "Step 1..." (above) and then keep clicking the 'Next' button, you'll find each of the steps, Arduino code, mp3 sound files, etc. It's pretty much all there, it's been updated over the past couple days because I'm seeing lots more than I did previously (or maybe I wasn't as observant as I was today)... Either way, it's there!

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