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by rbn
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Installing OSC
Replies: 22
Views: 5975

Re: Installing OSC

I can across this OLD thread and wondered if you were now functioning OK with OSC on a Pi. I use python-osc a lot with the Pi, to communicate with Sonic Pi 3 which has good support for both sending and receiving OSC. here are some project writeup I have done which all make use of hit, some for just ...
by rbn
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: New thremin for Sonic Pi using laser sensor
Replies: 0
Views: 330

New thremin for Sonic Pi using laser sensor

Just completed a new theremin project for use with Sonic Pi 3 running on a Pi3. It uses the VL53L1X breakout board from Pimoroni and gives a much superior performance to the previous ones I have made using ultrasonic sensors. A full write up of the project is available at https://rbnrpi.wordpress.co...
by rbn
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: A sonic Pi controlled Glockenspiel
Replies: 0
Views: 269

A sonic Pi controlled Glockenspiel

I have just completed a project to produce a Sonic Pi 3 controlled Glockenspiel. The Glockenspiel is controlled by means of some Lego hammers which are activatged by 5v solenoids. These are connected to the GPIO pins on a Raspberry Pi 3 via circuitry on a RasPiO ProHAT. A python script drives the so...
by rbn
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: connecting RPi to iPhone 6 IOS 8.1.3 hotspot by WiFi
Replies: 7
Views: 8826

Re: connecting RPi to iPhone 6 IOS 8.1.3 hotspot by WiFi

I think you are spot on with this. Once you've changed the name, preferrably without any apostrophes in it, it works fine. i know this is years later but i just had the same problem, so thought i'd post in case it helps someone else. i have a pi3 and wanted to connect to my iphone's personal hotspot...
by rbn
Sat May 06, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Setting up a billing account
Replies: 4
Views: 973

Re: Setting up a billing account

Well, eventually I just put Private Individual in as the business name and it went through OK.
by rbn
Sat May 06, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: AIY Projects
Topic: Setting up a billing account
Replies: 4
Views: 973

Setting up a billing account

To use the Cloud Speech API it says you need to set up a billing account. When I try and do so, it takes me to a business account set up page entitled Try Cloud Platform for free (with a free $300 credit). How can I set up a billing account as a private individual? I can't find this anywhere. I gogg...
by rbn
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic Pi plus microphone gives 4 part Frere Jaques round
Replies: 0
Views: 1297

Sonic Pi plus microphone gives 4 part Frere Jaques round

Recently Sonic Pi 2.11 has been released (so far for Windows and Mac). With the addition of a cheap audio usb card (eg SABRENT card £6 from Amazon) and a cheap microphone (you can use one off a skype type headset) you can record a 4 part rendition of Frere Jaques being sung, using only one person. I...
by rbn
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic Pi is amazing
Replies: 3
Views: 2425

Re: Sonic Pi is amazing

A third part to my articles on converting midi files for Sonic Pi is now available.
https://rbnrpi.wordpress.com/project-li ... -sonic-pi/
by rbn
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic Pi is amazing
Replies: 3
Views: 2425

Sonic Pi is amazing

As a long time fan and user of Sonic Pi I continue to amazed at how much it can do. Recently I have been hammering it with files transformed from midi to SP format, and (running on Mac) I find it is quite capable of rendering an orchestral score in a very pleasing manner. I have just completed codin...
by rbn
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: clamp for pizero camera connector
Replies: 4
Views: 1422

Re: clamp for pizero camera connector

So far using sellotape holding the broken clamp in place, Seems to work reasonably well.
by rbn
Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: clamp for pizero camera connector
Replies: 4
Views: 1422

clamp for pizero camera connector

Does anyone know a source from which I can obtain a replacement black clamp for the camera connector socket on the PiZero? One of the small lugs on the side of mine has unfortunately broken off. Alternatively any other solutions to keep the camera cable in place.
by rbn
Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: For the people of France
Replies: 2
Views: 615

For the people of France

Following this mornings dreadful news, I felt I wanted to show solidarity with the people of France and of Nice. I spent two or three hours coding La Marseillaise for Sonic Pi. Have a listen, and think of all those who have been affected by this situation as you do so. https://soundcloud.com/scrbn/f...
by rbn
Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: McRoboFace talking/singing project
Replies: 0
Views: 370

McRoboFace talking/singing project

This project uses a prototype McRoboFace from 4Tronix. It is drven by a raspbery Pi and a 4Tronix Picon Zero board. An Audio feed to one of the built in A/D converters on the picon card is processed and used to control the neopixel leds that make up the face. The leds are controlled by the audio, an...
by rbn
Tue May 31, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Edukit3 robot project with ps3 controller
Replies: 0
Views: 449

Edukit3 robot project with ps3 controller

Revamped Edukit3 robot. Using a 4tronix picon zero board at present as easier to program for this project, but will look at altering it back to the supplied controller board. Built on a pizero. PS3 afterglow wireless controller with the dongle in the single pizero usb socket. Project python program ...
by rbn
Sat May 28, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: PS3 controlled robot arm with record & replay
Replies: 0
Views: 550

PS3 controlled robot arm with record & replay

A three part article developing software to drive a MeArm robot arm connected to a Pi by a 4tronix picon zero board, all controlled by a wireless ps3 controller. You can can control the 4 servos with the ps3 controller, and teach the arm a series of movements which can be recorded and played back la...
by rbn
Fri May 27, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: jackd and IQaudio i2s-bus card not working
Replies: 2
Views: 1184

Re: jackd and IQaudio i2s-bus card not working

I Also get the stuttering effect when using IQAudio card on the latest Rasbian 2016-05-10 This is when using it with Sonic Pi 2.10 also on the distribution. In previous versions of Raspbian it has worked fine, so something has changed in the latest one. The card works fine when playing wav files dir...
by rbn
Thu May 12, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Great resource for Sonic Pi
Replies: 1
Views: 1113

Great resource for Sonic Pi

I have recently come across a website which is a fantastic resource for Sonic Pi http://sonic-pi.mehackit.org/ It is a good introduction to using Sonic Pi, but progresses to quite complex examples using more advanced techniques. There are a large numbers of example programs, fully documented, and ma...
by rbn
Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: setting up bluetooth audio on Pi3
Replies: 1
Views: 790

setting up bluetooth audio on Pi3

I have successfully paired a bluetooth speaker with my Pi3, but I am at a loss how to select it for audio output. I have found several installs which use bluez-alsa and bluez-utils and set up an entry in alsa which can be selected, but these packages do not seem to be available in the latest raspian...
by rbn
Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Sonic Pi More Advanced Programming
Replies: 6
Views: 2733

Re: Sonic Pi More Advanced Programming

The problem is that it used the synth :saw_i which is now discontinued. Change it to :saw and it should be ok, or you can use :tri change this line: define :playarray do |narray,darray,shift=0,vol=1,voice = :saw_s| to read define :playarray do |narray,darray,shift=0,vol=1,voice = :saw| As you surmis...
by rbn
Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Disable touch function?
Replies: 3
Views: 3860

Re: Disable touch function?

Thanks. This works fine. I had hoped that it might be possible to disable under program control without needing a reboot, but nevertheless this is useful.
by rbn
Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Official Foundation Display
Topic: Disable touch function?
Replies: 3
Views: 3860

Disable touch function?

Is there a way to disable the touch function on the display to use it as an ordinary display?
by rbn
Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Trying to use rubypython gem on Jessie
Replies: 0
Views: 506

Trying to use rubypython gem on Jessie

I am trying to use the gem rubypython on Jessie I have rvm installed with ruby 2.2.1 active and have installed the gem rubypython. Python 2.7.9 is installed. at /usr/lib/python When I run the test program, it won't start RubyPython giving an error An invalid interpreter was specified. irb 2.2.1 :001...
by rbn
Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: NFS automount /etc/fstab with Jessie
Replies: 32
Views: 45618

Re: NFS automount /etc/fstab with Jessie

This is great. I've been trying to get auto mount of my nfs share to work since moving to Jesse, and it always hung because the wireless network was not fully up when it was called.
adding noauto,x-systemd.automount to the fstab entry sorted it.
Many thanks
by rbn
Mon May 18, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic Pi plays Canzon Cornetto...video
Replies: 0
Views: 643

Sonic Pi plays Canzon Cornetto...video

A video on YouTube featuring Sonic Pi playing a 4 part trumpet piece using a single audio sample of a trumpet note. All the other notes are produced by playing this sample at different rates. Includes technique to add dynamic variation using the with_fx :level command. video is at https://youtu.be/a...
by rbn
Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic Pi and Minecraft. A great combination!
Replies: 7
Views: 3079

Re: Sonic Pi and Minecraft. A great combination!

Malman35 wrote:Well has it come out yet!!!! :D :lol: :D :lol: if not I can't wait. imagine you walk into a dinner built in minecraft and it starts playing retro music :lol: You could also make adventure story with background music :D
Sonic PI 2.5 now released

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