The winner of the Raspberry Pi Zero giveaway is Aaron! Congratulations! I will be emailing you later tonight!
Onto other news. This has been a hell of a week. Had a small health scare with my grandmother, so we drove 200 miles yesterday to visit her. We spent the night and drove back home today. Hence the late post. Shes doing better, so phew! 😀
This week I implemented a cool video encoding queuing system using Redis and Django. The module I used is called Django-RQ, and it makes it super simple to convert your functions into queue-able objects using the @Job decorator.
This Tuesday is my birthday! Woo! I turn 32. I’m content. I also start classes that night. Yay lol. I bought this as a gift for myself:
It’s a Monoprice Maker Architect 3D Printer for $300. It’s a major upgrade compared to my Micro, but it takes a lot more to get it going. I’ve had it for two days and I’ve finally got most of the settings dialed in.
When I went to visit my Grandma I took along my Kinect sensor and used Skanect to scan her, so I was able to quickly print out a very low poly version of her as a bust.
The Skanect free version limits exports to only 5000 polygons. Once I upgrade I can export at full resolution.
TGIF! Thank goodness it’s Friday. This has been a trying week.
For the bad: I had a little food poisoning, had a small car issue, and dealt with an anxiety attack of epic proportions (hooray for an understanding doctor’s office / doctor.)
For the good: Got most of the kickstarter parts in. Found a really cool edge case in a program we developed at work, and was able to fix it! Also pushed a large project out to AWS for work and it worked. The more I use AWS for large scale applications the more I love it. Still afraid of vendor lock in for my personal projects though.
Happy Friday, Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Black Friday, Happy Raspberry Pi Zero Day!
So yesterday the Raspberry Pi Foundation launched a new Raspberry Pi board, the Zero.
It’s TINY! And only $5 dollars. So far it’s a Pi 1 clocked at 1ghz, 512MB of RAM, Micro USB for power, Micro USB for peripherals, GPIO pins but without headers, and a mini HDMI port. The latest edition of the MagPi is going to include one in every issue.
They already seem to be sold out online, but I was able to get the starter pack on Adafruit for 29.99. It was worth it since I don’t have a mini HDMI or micro USB to full USB adapter.