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2012.12.12

CheerLCD

Here’s my CheerLight 2012 device, which I call the CheerLCD! And what is CheerLights you say?

CheerLights is an ioBridge Labs project that allows people’s lights all across the world to synchronize, stay linked based on social networking trends. It’s a way to connect physical things with social networking experiences and spread cheer at the same time.

Much like last year, I’ve opted for a small desktop display—a USB-powered computer peripheral—rather than some giant string of multicolored lights…

CheerLCD

With the combined power of 3D printing, affordable electronics, and the duct tape of programming languages that is Perl, we’ve developed a device that informs you of what color the CheerLights around the globe are, not only with color, but with words!

(Though we’ve not yet done extensive testing, the text should be legible even by those suffering from color blindness. Accessibility, FTW!)

CheerLCD

The CheerLCD consists of a USB + Serial Backpack Kit and LCD Display from our friends at Adafruit Industries. But you can’t just have a display without some sort of thingy to display the display properly… enter the 3D Printer!

CheerTree

The CheerTree was designed specifically to hold the LCD Display. I utilized Inkscape for the design of the front plate, and then brought that shape into OpenSCAD to add the base and create an STL file for printing. (It ended up warping a bit but that just adds to the charm and aesthetic of the overall device.)

I know what you’re saying, “This is all well and good… but we need to see the CheerLCD in action!” As you wish, my friends… as you wish.

There’s some code over on github/CheerLCD, and some files on Thingiverse for the CheerTree.

Enjoy the Holiday Cheer!

2009.07.27

It’s been a busy summer… it’s already the end of July, what up? Well, we moved… We’re no longer in Oconomowoc, but now find ourselves in Delafield. It’s only been two weeks, but we’re much happier with our living/work situation here.

Oh yes it’s been busy… I’ve not got to do many of the things I’ve wanted to do lately, as work is taking priority, nothing new there… but honestly, we’re pretty happy to be busy right now. With the economy the way it is, and unemployment at its current level, we’ll take being overworked to being underemployed.

Also… I got a new monitor.

New Display

I’ve also got a speedlight now… replacing the one that died at PhotoCamp, though I will be missing the July 2009 Strobist Meetup.

I’ve said nothing valuable in this post, so I will end it here. I hope you’re having a good summer… Your Pal, Pete.

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