DIY hardware, Indigo, and MQTT

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Wow, thanks all!

I do 3d print:
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... but my Fusion 360 and EasyEDA skills are, um, works in progress.

I will investigate all options and appreciate the heads on bme placement

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DIY hardware, Indigo, and MQTT

I realized i never updated here- i’ve been getting really weird with dc electronics, motors, and mqtt on Indigo:

Below: stepper driver test board (more on that later)
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Below: wooden box with physical push buttons and LEDs on it connected to an ESP32. Pressing the button fires off MTTT which updates and MTTT same device on the server. The shim device maintains the status of different IP cameras in my workshop and whether they are currently recording or not via the Blue Iris plug-in. When there is a change, indigo server suns out a message which causes the corresponding lights to turn on or off. I will additionally have big red “recording“ lights over each IP camera.
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Below: Top Left- stepper driver board. Top Right- arduino board with two stepper drivers, 24V->5V converter, logic converter that takes i2c messages from a raspi and directs two steppers. Bottom Middle- a hat for my Mega2560 So I can attach a bunch of buttons, a liquid crystal display, and six rotary encoders (I called this is the Stepper Tester 2000)
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Below: Fun with EasyEDA
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Below: Nylon 3d printed pan-tilt gimbal with a raspi camera on it. The raspi handles face detection and ensures the gimbal stays on my face
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Below: Testing my diy video recording setup. More cameras and calibration pending
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I hope to have some actual video soon.
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How cool is that?!

Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks, Dave!

No lie, I am doing all of this background work so I can easily get some real world torque measurements with different motors and gearings.

I am building a robotic arm suspended from the top of my shop out of square aluminum tubing. I plan to have homing and presets for it, so I can put my face tracking camera anywhere in my shop and have it follow me from there.

I build stuff enough, I figured it would be fun to have a YouTube channel, I am just trying to automate the videography component. I don’t feel like setting up shots and swapping SD cards every day, so blue Iris and automation is making it really easy.

My favorite part will be building a “that was awesome“ button; blue iris will buffer the last minute of each camera, and anytime I smack the “that was awesome“ button, it will save all the footage to disk. I thought of that after I cut my finger off on my tablesaw (true story).

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Everything except that last bit sounds great!

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mundmc wrote:
Wow, thanks all!

I do 3d print:
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I'm very late to this thread, but I have to share that when I saw this pic while reading the whole thread, the first thing I thought was "those stormtrooper heads as wall wart cases will look really odd."

:D

SmartThings refugee, so happy to be on Indigo. 10.13.6 on an i5 MBP w/Harmony Hub, Hue, DomoPad, Dynamic URL, Device Extensions, HomeKit Bridge, MatplotLib, Plex, uniFAP, Wunderground, Nanoleaf, LED Simple Effects, Airfoil Pro, Grafana.

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Haha- and you would be RIGHT! I just wanted to flex some of my 3-D printing skills, albeit a little larger than an ESP enclosure

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Also realized i never uploaded pics of the motion/temp/humidity (PIR + BME280) sensors soldered to their custom pcb’s.

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Nice. Is something up with that display, or did you mask some sensitive info in the photo?

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That's odd- I'm not sure if it was related to the camera as I don't typically see that.

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That screen probably has a really low refresh rate and the picture was taken during a refresh.

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I agree with Jay's answer.

The cool part- wife, 2 kids, and I just moved back in to our house, which was gutted down to the studs. I have 4-wire speaker cable and cat-6 running everywhere ganged up with th eelectrical boxes, so I'm gonna Fusion360 outlet box inserts and finally make WAF sensors!

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