05/13/2019 at 08:12 •
The piezo buttons worked perfectly for 4 years at ScottTv, but I think, I will try capacitive touch sensor buttons. Unlike the piezo buttons, they will not react if Scott is beating on the TV, but they will just work on the touch. Now I have to check if they are not too sensitive.
I use the same sewer cover as for the piezo buttons and the touch sensors breakout boards with the tpp223 chip.
To make the touch space bigger, I cut a piece of metal out of an soda can. I clued a wire on the metal part and solderd it to the PCB.
It is realy sensitive now and I think, that I need to add some kind of shielding around the backpart of the sewer cover.
Still a little Trial and Error to do.
They work also with 3.3V, so I could leave the adapter PCB away.
04/05/2017 at 09:25 •
Hi, Here is a picture, where I explain the Media Player for Scott to Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg and to Corinne Cahen minister of families at the Autisme awareness day.
03/19/2017 at 17:54 •
Working on a user intterface. The player is easy to handle for my son, but now I want to make it more easy to upload movies to the player.
10/05/2016 at 19:02 •
Today the local Tv channel broadcasted the report about Scott's Media Player.
It's in luxembourgish language
09/30/2016 at 12:27 •
We are very exited. The local Tv channel RTL had visited us for a small television report about Scott's Media Player. Will make a post when it's broadcasted.
09/05/2016 at 17:15 •
I added a submenu to Scott's TV. The Raspberry pi based media player for my autistic Son. To make it more interesting for him, I can add now 6 times 6 different videos and music. Consider to follow the project on Hackaday.io
The new submenu
Here are the new scripts. They are not finished yet, but Button Nr 3 has now a Submenu
08/09/2016 at 09:08 •
Scott still loves his TV. It's one of the Best things I've ever built and I should use it to educate him
We are living in Luxemburg and most of the TV shows for Kids are in German or French. I thought, it would be an interesting Idea to create a simple TV-Show "SeasamStreet style" in Luxemburgish language, where I can explain simple things to my son. I can even make some kind of interactive show controlled by the 6 buttons.
The first step is done..... I've build a Puppet :)
06/28/2016 at 05:55 •
Scott is regulary tapping and knocking against the front plate, so that yesterday the buttons did stop to work. The problem was very easy to locate. The adapter circuit felt of the raspberry. This time I fixed the adapter on the raspberry with a little bit of hot glue and a cable tie.
06/16/2016 at 11:55 •
One remark in my own interest, You can find an Article about Scott's Tv in the MagPi Magazine Nr 46
Free Download here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi-issues/MagPi46.pdf
And in the German c't Make Magazine 3/2016. Preview
05/28/2016 at 08:25 •
Running Scott TV on a Raspberry Pi Zero ... check
I think i will build a portable version