Happy New Year!!!

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Some minutes to go, but 2014 is almost done, before leaving this year I want to mention some of the things that have been going on with me in the past month and a half.

  • Job is going great, learning new stuff.
  • Soon to get a new laptop
  • Got my raspberry Pi media center using OpenELEC
  • Still looking for a project for my Arduino UNO
  • Wu-Tang Clan drop a new album, still haven’t heard it like I should
  • Looking forward to visit my gf at her hometown
  • LeBron James is struggling, but I am not worried yet.
  • My ChromeOS’ ArchLinux got the audio messed up and still haven’t found a way to fix it.
  • My home network still needs to be consolidated into one domain.
  • Want to get Nextflix on the new TV.

Hopefully next month I could make some more interesting and developed posts. Hopefully more Otaku stuff, and also more political stuff based on the podcasts and info I come across.

Happy New Year

Deck the Halls with a Raspberry Pi Controlled Christmas Tree

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You know the holiday season is getting close when the Christmas light projects start rolling in! [Osprey22] is getting a jump on his holiday decorations with his Christmas Tree light show controlled by a Raspberry Pi. Yes, we know he could have done it with an Arduino, or a 555, but the Raspi makes for a convenient platform. With a WiFi module, code changes can be made remotely. The Raspberry Pi’s built-in audio interface also makes it easy to sync music to flashing lights, though we’d probably drop in a higher quality USB audio interface.

[Osprey22’s] Raspberry Pi is running his own custom python sequencer software. It takes an mp3 file and a sequence file as inputs, then runs the entire show. When the music isn’t playing, the Pi loops through a set of pre-defined scenes, changing once per minute.

The hardware itself is pretty straightforward. The Raspberry Pi controls…

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