27. Dezember, 2017

Raspberry Pi: Rotate Official Touch Display by 90°

I wanted to rotate my Rasperry Pi Touch Display by 90 degrees. But I noticed this isn’t possible via boot parameters in the config.txt file. It is possible to rotate the display in config.txt, but the touch input will not work correctly. There is also a change in the newest raspbian xinput driver releases. xinput set-prop ‚FT5406 memory based driver‘ ‚Evdev Axes Swap‘ 1 does […]

26. Dezember, 2017

Exit screensaver on Raspberry Pi with motion sensor

Hardware I want to build a smart home display for my living room. Additionally it should go to to sleep/screensaving automatically and I want it to wake up if someone walks by. So I buyed a cheap infrared PIR motion sensor. Something like this: Look at amazon Then I connected it to 5V, GND and GPIO Pin 4: Search Google for images And now the […]

10. Dezember, 2017

Installing Chromium on Raspberry Pi without desktop

Start with a Rasbian light version. Install chromium and x-server sudo apt-get install chromium-browser sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg sudo apt-get install xinit If you now start chromium-browser it will show the following error: Failed to put Xlib into threaded mode. Gtk-WARNING cannot open display this is because you have to start it with xinit: xinit chromium-browser Chromium will start, but you will need a minimal […]

15. Januar, 2015

Infotainment Gesture-Control

Lately we worked at EDAG on testing gesture control. We, that’s Adrian my trainee and me. Yeah and the hand you can see there is mine. 😉 Beitrag von EDAG.

2. Januar, 2015

Silent Meditation Timer for a Singing Bowl

In 2014 I had another idea about a meditation timer for singing bowl (Klangschale). A clapper which automatically hammers after a specified amount of time. I had some features in mind: It needs to fit on a wide range of bowls. The mechanics needs to be silent. The timer needs to be adjustable Maybe it can also bell in adjustable time intervals, like Tich Nhat Hanh’s […]

1. Januar, 2015

Alles Gute im neuen Jahr

Alles neu macht 2015. Vielleicht klappt es dieses Jahr ja, dass ich mich wieder mehr hier im Blog sehen lasse. Allen Lesern alles Gute im neuen Jahr. Kleines Zeitlupenvideo, welches letzte Nacht entstanden ist.

13. Februar, 2014

New Enclosure for my Knob

In 2013 I started designing a nice enclosure for my knob. But unfortunately I never finished it. I designed it by layering laser cutted acrylic glas. It has the followong features: Li-Po battery power Wireless charger Stand for iPad and iPad mini Bluetooth Audio connection   Here are the vector files which i have used for cutting. TheKnobCutFiles.zip  

2. Februar, 2013

THE KNOB III – BlueTooth 4.0 aka BLE

Here is a new Version of my rotating Knob. It now uses Bluetooth Low Energy aka BT 4.0 to communicate to the iOS device. I’m using the BLE Shield by RedBear Labs. I also coded a native App to have access to the iOS music library. So now it kan be used as a replacement for that cool, but expensive, infotainment systems integrated in cars. […]