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  • OK, now THIS IS COOL!!

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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!

    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:

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  • JonW27 made the instructable HackerBox 0036: JumboTron
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 dis…

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

    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 ;)

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  • HackerBoxes 0021: Hacker Tracker

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

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  • HackerBoxes 0021: Hacker Tracker

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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      • HackerBoxes 0014: Cache the Planet
      • HackerBoxes Robotics Workshop
      • HackerBoxes 0013: Autosport
  • 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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  • 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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  • Might, also considered that as well (white duct tape). Haven't gotten that far myself yet. Just cut it yesterday :)

    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.

    No wood used yet, just wood putty.

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  • 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 followed ASCAS
  • 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... tho…

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

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  • 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!

    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.

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

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