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 Post subject: Re: motion tracker for raspberry pi
PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:03 pm 

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I don't mind helping developing printed bracket options.

I have all the parts to build a tracker.

Looking pretty good!

My only suggestion would be drop the WY part in the start up screen.


hey bud, thanks very much for you offer, it's much appreciated. I reckon i'm alright though at the moment. i'm going to try and fully exhaust the idea of putting all of this into the hama viewer before I try and mount it into the body of the kango. I will however be loosely stuffing it all in there as a test before I finalise it. so much to do, so little time.

I had modelled and printed a plate that sits in the hama viewer that I can attach the lcd screen to but it needs a little tweaking to fit properly.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:07 am 

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It would definitely be rad to get it all in the viewer. It would make it much easier to service of & when you have to. Will the speaker mount behind the mesh, or deeper in the body? I have about 99% of my parts ready to roll too. I had just asked a friend to help me with the programming :) Thanks so much for sharing this with us!


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It would definitely be rad to get it all in the viewer. It would make it much easier to service of & when you have to. Will the speaker mount behind the mesh, or deeper in the body? I have about 99% of my parts ready to roll too. I had just asked a friend to help me with the programming :) Thanks so much for sharing this with us!


i'm not sure. it makes sense to put the speaker in the body behind the mesh because the sound won't be muffled. I was thinking about getting it into the viewer but not sure how much that'll affect the sound.

I need to write a bit more code with respect to the digital compass calibration. (it periodically needs to be calibrated to ensure it's working properly) after that I reckon i'll be ready to release the first version of the software. I'm coming up a bit short on spare time at the moment but i'll work on it when possible. I totally screwed up hanging an internal door today so I've got to do it again tomorrow. Software I can do. Woodwork I can not.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:11 am 

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Hi all,

well all of the parts I ordered finally came and i soldered most of them up last night. Here they all are sitting in the viewer

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I still need to connect the LCD screen so no movie yet but the pi boots and everything else still works ok. The little silver box at the back is a 1200mah battery that should provide power for a decent stint. I will need to route a couple of cables into the drill housing for a speaker and drill button press but other than that it is all looking nice and compact.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:18 pm 

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so here's a quick demo of where I'm at.

https://youtu.be/jYt6TWT4Utk

still got a lot to do but I think I'm getting there. I probably need to think about designing the mount for the electronics next as well as fixing some software issues. As soon as I get all of this together I'll be able to work on the DIY manual and software release.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:49 pm 

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Hi everybody. well it's been a while since I posted anything, I've not been able to spend any time on this project due to one reason or another.

hopefully i'll be able to make some progress now. So the main focus since the last time I posted has been to design and build a mount for all of the electronics and lcd screen. I've tried to make it so I can mount the boards and screen independently and then slot them into a base unit. The base unit will then slide into the hama viewer.

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everything is fitting in quite nicely so I need to carry on with finalising code.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:28 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:22 pm 

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Hi all,

ok so here is a small but significant update.

https://youtu.be/Q1Q0P-CGnPA

I still need to do more but this feels good right now.


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Dude, that's coming together so well.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:11 pm 
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That's great....love the way the WY logo comes up too.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:08 pm 

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anyone know how to undo one of these? I need to get new wires in there and the screws that are there aren't for taking it apart.

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forgive me if i'm being dumb i'm not very experienced with these things.


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Just a thought, but could the switches (and LED's) on the Vivitar Flash part, that sits on top of the viewer be used in some way?

I think there are 4 way and 2 way switches on there.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:11 pm 

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Just a thought, but could the switches (and LED's) on the Vivitar Flash part, that sits on top of the viewer be used in some way?


Well it would be nice to be able to use one of those switches to power up/down the pi. I'll look into it. with regards to the LED's of course anything is possible but my point of view is that they sit on the underside of the unit and therefore wouldn't normally be in a position to be seen.


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Any new updates? Really looking forward to this!

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Amazing effort mate!!! Looking forward to purchasing a kit when you're done. Colour me interested.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:46 pm 

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Hi all,

sorry for the lack of updates. in all honesty it's because I haven't done too much with it since the last time I posted due to work and family commitments. I got to the stage that you see in the video but the application performance wasn't good enough. I've been researching ways to make it better but the best one involves re-writing the app to work in open-gl which is out of my comfort zone for now.

there are other problems as well in that the small amp and speaker that I bought was in no way loud enough to be heard. not sure what to do about that as i'm not very savvy when it comes to electronics.

I'll try and re-start this project as soon as I can.

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Have you seen my tutorial.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:37 pm 
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anyone know how to undo one of these? I need to get new wires in there and the screws that are there aren't for taking it apart.

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forgive me if i'm being dumb i'm not very experienced with these things.

Use your multimeter it's simple.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:57 am 

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Hi all,

it's been a long time but i've finally had the time (and motivation) to restart this project. The latest version is shown in the link below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzfXKLisqew&t=6s

I'm currently writing tutorial documentation and will hopefully be able to release this before Christmas so that you can build your own versions.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:48 pm 

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Do you have the source code or image file?

I have gotten Ian Bremners setup working and completely documented here on the forums.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:53 pm 

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I do indeed and i will release it as soon as i have finished the docs.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:04 pm 

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Just read Ians original tracker post and it looks like component wise i'm using much the same components.
i'm using
pi zero W
Adafruit MAX98357 I2S Class-D Mono Amp
GY-271 compass module (although i'm going to look into using a tilt compensated module at a later date)
Adafruit PowerBoost 500 Basic
2.2" inch TFT LCD Display SPI ILI9341 240x320
4ohm speaker
1200mah 3.7v lipo battery LP503562

i've wired it up so that most of the components are in the hama viewer. if i do this again however i would probably house everything inside the kango and run 9 core wire out to the lcd screen instead.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:19 pm 

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ok, i've not documented everything yet (most specifically the hardware wiring) but you can find the code and raspberry pi install instructions here. I'll be adding the hardware install instructions later.

https://github.com/martinr1000/AliensMotionTracker


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