A Hitchiker's Guide-inspired door greeter for our local hackspace
This project was created on 03/28/2014 and last updated 5 months ago.
Because we all like open source, we made the source open, so you can open the open source sources of our open source project!
Check it out on GitHub!
The rest of the material is to follow soon!
Unfortunately Marvin crashed just as I was about to shoot the video while waiting on a fellow team member to get off of the phone and I also cannot edit the tags for the formal submission.
I'll update this page with everything we've been hacking on over the past few days and also do a post-mortem with lessons learned!
Thanks for keeping up with us guys!
I'm surprised that, given the issue is with a door, you didn't try and give it one of those 'GPP's from the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation (then you can have Marvin complain about the air of smugness when someone is just about to open the door) - but like Mike - I can't wait for a video of this :-)
Marvin wins out on quotability. For now. Stretch goals! Gotta save something for later.
There's also a completely unrelated project working on a GPP for their doors, I noticed after we were well on our way with this.
Side note: we also happen to have the project ID of 642. Pretty great.
I do appreciate the quick prototyping that come with globby-faster-is-better soldering like you've shown on the audio circuit. My problem with doing that: if it works I never go back and remake the circuit... which means it's bound to fail later and be unfixable.
You guys should film a quick video demo of this. Specifically I want to hear how the amp sounds.
The amp is definitely a little tinny. That's not necessarily a bad thing for this. I'll try and get a video up, maybe Monday.
I also gave it four or five coats of an acrylic conformal coating, which should protect against shorts and moisture a little.