@furstenberg Seems more or less like my impression. I definitely need to see Rise of Skywalker again before forming a proper opinion, but I should probably also see The Last Jedi again. I’ve only seen both movies once.
Today we stayed indoors for the whole day, except for a quick walk that I took in the late afternoon. We’ve done som laundry and general tidying up of stuff and packed for tomorrow, the first proper work and school day of the year for all of us.
Today we spent some time there after a hotel breakfast and then we headed back home to Sundborn. Overall the trip to Stockholm was nice. Everybody had a good time and it feels good to be back home now.
First work day of the year. Today was the first proper studio session of the education for a few of the first year students. We/they recorded a kind of Nine Inch Nails sounding thing that I wrote some years ago.
Yes, this tutorial more or less works for me now. The more or less part is that the values I read is quite unstable. I wonder if that is because I’m not using a proper power supply for the Pi. I need to investigate further another day.
@kaa That is the worst part of living in this part of the world. I’ve been here my entire life but I still have a hard time with the almost constant darkness of winter. On the upside, almost midnight sun in the summer.
New plan instead of the now abandoned NoPodcastvember: I’ll switch from Overcast to Castro.
The idea is to still listen to podcasts but to train myself into being more conscious of what I’m listening to on an episode basis, rather than a show basis. If a show generally makes me annoyed but occasionally talks about things I care about I’ll just skip every single episode that isn’t clearly about the things I care about.
So after four hours of work, in more or less a panic, after a regular eight hour workday – turn’s out the latest version of Avid MediaComposer installs an AMA plugin that completely f*s up Pro Tools ability to play video. I hate computers.
Tonight I managed to sit down and experiment with the GPIOs of the Raspberry Pi. I think I’m getting the hang of how they work now but I gotta say, this is the first thing I’m doing with the Pi where I feel like it lacks a lot compared to the Arduino.
Anyway, I got some basic buttons working. Tomorrow, or whenever I sit down with it again, I’ll give the level potentiometer a go again.
The plan right now is to 3D print a sort of beta enclosure for the πFi Music Player. Maybe the final product will have an enclosure built out of wood and/or metal, so maybe this is just a temporary solution but it at least gives me something less brittle than a couple of Lego bricks to hold it together while I experiment with it.
We have a 3D printer at work that I can use but I’ve never 3D printed anything, nor have I 3D modelled anything so I have quite some learning to do.
A friend recommended that I’d use Fusion360 because it’s a very capable program that’s also free for academics. I downloaded and opened it, and quickly closed it again because it felt like something completely alien to me.
The same friend then recommended this tutorial on Fusion360 to get started, and while I haven’t applied what I saw in it yet at least it feels like I now know somewhat where to start.
Tonight I tried to get the volume control working for the πFi. I followed a guide on how to make it, but I failed miserably. I’m still not sure what it is that isn’t working, and that’s the problem.
I have zero prior experience with using the GPIO’s of the Raspberry Pi, and using them while using the HiFiBerry makes it even more complicated so I need to rethink this.
I’m going to place an order for a proper break-out board for the GPIO and some additional components to be able to breadboard and try things out, and I’ll need to put the physical controls part of the project on hold until that has been delivered.