10/06/2016 at 21:53 •
I've seen a few posts that talk about installing thumbnails onto a different part of the pi. This would could speed the raspberry pi zero enough to make it a viable computer to use for this project.
10/06/2016 at 21:49 •
I am thinking about creating a PCB to put into the controller. I need a way to connect the controller to the adafruit trinket. Once connected, the trinket would convert button pushes into usb signals that the pi could understand. I could go with conductive ink, but I think I might just hack the controller's PCB.
10/06/2016 at 11:04 •
How to build an i-mac version of listening center
i-mac (at least core duo)-$200
JoystickMapper- $14 (This app is used to reconfigure controller.
Generic USB controller from Amazon.com - $7
1. Upload videos to i-tunes.
2. Download Joystickmapper app.
3. Plug in controller.
4. Run Joystickmapper and setup controller for i-tunes.
A. Click Add a new preset.
B. Plug in controller and type name of new preset.
C. Configure the controller as follows:
D. Joystickmapper needs to be running to work and the specific preset needs to be checked.
E. Train kids to use controller
10/06/2016 at 01:54 •
A: USB NES controller is not detected by KODI.
Kodi Alpha 3 has a great controller component, so I installed it into my pi. The controller modifier does not work very well. My pi only detects the down button of my controller. I'd like this solution the most because it is the cheapest and easiest! I'll fool around with it a little more, but if the software does not work, I'll have to figure out a hardware solution. Possible solutions follow:
1. Wire the controller to an adafruit trinket and connect the trinket to the pi.
2. Wire the conrolle to the pi's GPIO's and hack KODI to see it.
B: The raspberry zero is too slow for this project. I need to find a way to get the thumbnails to load faster. I might need to use a faster pi...
C: Thumbnails are not transferring over from i-mac. My thumbnails are not great, so I need a way to pull the thumbnails off my mac and then put them some place the pi can see.