Idea Dump



  • I found a project idea on hackster.io that I'd like to try with Omega2. Basically, putting up lights on the underside of the kitchen cabinets, with a motion sensor and an ambient light sensor to control when the lights turn on and how bright they are. Not really sure what I'd need yet, I have the Omega2+ with the expansion dock.



  • @francis-chung i would like to build a app to be able to code on the go. when ever you have an idea you just take your phone and code. i have the base visual of it but i need help to implement languages and have maybe a Github API to push projects.algologic_menu algologic_input



  • @Guillaume-Langelier this sounds interesting. Can you give use case example at how you expect it to work or how the user will use it ?



  • "The" panic button .

    Once you press it start a series of task like sending a message (email, SMS even WhatsApp and Telegram). It could also know your location with the GPS module.



  • Hi guys, I'm trying to set up an array of addressable RGB LEDs to create a large 8 bit style display. Maybe I'm just not looking in the right places but I can't seem to figure out how to go about setting this up... thoughts? Also I'm working with an omega2 and an omega2+



  • An automatic router rebooter, but one that would use the relay expansion, not the big, fat relays also available.

    Oh, and make it a full monitor, display average speed, data transferred, and last 5 pings on the OLED display. Sometimes routers fail by giving enormous ping, but don't disconnect.



  • Is it possible at all to stack several Omegas on Expansion docks to then create a tinie tiny web server? There's some obvious concerns: Powering all of the devices, configuring them to properly communicate with one another, and if it actually will work at all.

    PHP, Python, Ruby, and Java all have micro-frameworks that would/could work for a project like this; so programming it wouldn't be a huge issue.



  • @Alec-Stewart said in Idea Dump:

    al Omegas on Expansion docks to then create a tinie tiny web server? There's some obvious concerns: Powering all of the devices, configuring them to properly communicate with on

    Use a stack of ethernet expansions. Then, use a switch and load balancer system for all the omegas.
    If you want to stack them with direct GPIO, I see too much trouble to make it work fine.

    It could look like this:



  • 16x 32 display board controlled via phone or pc
    I would like to make a 16x32 or larger led display board to put in a shop window and have it say open or closed and perhaps show store hours that I could control with my pc or phone and add timers to it. I'm wondering if anyone can or has designed it with the omega or omega 2 ?
    I would use something like this http://www.dhgate.com/product/led-rgb-64-32-pixels-indoor-full-color-full/375024076.html#s1-14-7b;searl|1071565168
    but I need to know what else I would need besides the power supply can anyone offer advice ?



  • @Michael-Hebert said in Idea Dump:

    I would like to make a 16x32 or larger led display board

    I would use something like this http://www.dhgate.com/product/led-rgb-64-32-pixels-indoor-full-color-full/375024076.html#s1-14-7b;searl|1071565168
    but I need to know what else I would need besides the power supply can anyone offer advice ?

    That seems potentially similar to a product Adafruit used to sell and posts some resources for at https://www.adafruit.com/product/420

    Going by what is there, it may be easiest to interface by using an auxiliary microcontroller to drive the display, and then set the message over a serial or USB interface from the Omega. For example, Onion->Arduino->Display.

    That's not to say that a direct connection is necessarily impossible, but unless you are designing a product, the effort in finding suitably precise control over enough I/Os and servicing them regularly is probably not worth the trouble compared to the cost of adding a helper micro, and even in a product, that helper micro could cost less than a dollar, while giving flexibility to replace the Omega with a different wifi solution in the future.

    For that matter you could possibly build the whole thing around an ESP8266 instead, though you'd likely need a board that exposes almost all of the pins and not just the few of some boards.



  • @José-Luis-Cánovas now that you mention it, directly connecting them via GPIO seems a little convoluted when you could just do what you suggested. I could make a server rack, getting ethernet cables isn't an issue, getting a switch and a load balancer system isn't an isse, it's now just a matter of saving up and getting 3-5 more omega 2's, AND ethernet expansions. It sounds like a super awesome project to do though.