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  • White Noise Night Light

    Not without a lot of work. You have a few options though, you dont have to use the speakerPhat. Pimoroni makes a board called a PhatDAC (digital to analog converter) which is overkill, but it will output audio with a traditional headphone jack. That means you'll need a speaker to plug in, but those can be found for pretty cheap on amazon.Check pimoroni's website for the curl command to get the DAC installed and working, and really that should be the only thing you need to change for the project. Feel free to write back if you run in to any issues. Happy to help!

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  • White Noise Night Light

    Yea you can absolutely do that. But you can get a generic white noise machine on Amazon for like $14, which is much cheaper that this project. Unless you really want to get your build on, then go nuts.

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  • White Noise Night Light

    Unfortunately no. But I'm still poking around trying different things. As soon as I get it to work, no matter how kludgy it is, i'll post it here.

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  • So the lights on the Speaker pHAT are called the VU Meter. Are you 100% sure the /etc/asound.conf file is moved or renamed? I googled "disable VU Meter on Speaker pHat" and got a few results, those might help. One suggestion was to run the following after renaming or deleting the /etc/asound.conf file; "sudo systemctl restart pulseaudio"As for the noises, they will just play over top of each other if you don't stop them in between (I had thought about calling the killall command from the stop button before each sound, but sometimes I like layering whitenoise and rain). If stop isn't working, test to see that the command actually works. After starting a sound, in the SSH terminal run "killall omxplayer.bin" if nothing happens, then there's a problem.If ct…

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    So the lights on the Speaker pHAT are called the VU Meter. Are you 100% sure the /etc/asound.conf file is moved or renamed? I googled "disable VU Meter on Speaker pHat" and got a few results, those might help. One suggestion was to run the following after renaming or deleting the /etc/asound.conf file; "sudo systemctl restart pulseaudio"As for the noises, they will just play over top of each other if you don't stop them in between (I had thought about calling the killall command from the stop button before each sound, but sometimes I like layering whitenoise and rain). If stop isn't working, test to see that the command actually works. After starting a sound, in the SSH terminal run "killall omxplayer.bin" if nothing happens, then there's a problem.If ctrl+c is killing the webapp, when you run it from the terminal, put an ampersand '&' after the command "python3 webbapp.py &" that should run it in the background and drop you back to the terminal.Hope that helps. Let me know how it goes. Good Luck!

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  • Interesting. Well, since I can't measure feet of streaming music, I'll have to stick to counting seconds. Even though having a number like "274 seconds" is pretty meaningless, but it'll still be cool to have it functional.

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  • Nope, no tubes. Couldn't find one of those for cheap enough. Everyone wants a fortune for them, even the ones in rough shape.

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  • I've started making one of these and I've got to the part where I'm wiring up the circuit. Why are you using such high resistance resistors? The 10mm diffused red LED has a 1.85 - 2.1 forward V at 20amps, so wouldn't you only need a 68 ohm resistor? Or is there more than 3.3 volts supplied by each pin? I feel like I'm missing something, and I don't want to burn out an LED or fry a resistor.

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