Star Wars Manschettenknöpfe

Yes, finally, they did arrive! :)


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/usr weg

Now this happened :
Last Wednesday, I just wanted to script something in python, but needed to install some more libraries.
Ok, let’s apt-get install it and while doing that I could also update my system.
Great there are lots of new versions, this could take a while.
But now is my french class.
Better go there, after that the update will be done.
Coming home my laptop was dark. Ok, this happens every while, just need to hard reset it.
Booting..and login screen shows up..but  no window X ..nothing..
What does df say?
/usr 54% usage.
Oh..It was 89% before..
Arghl..It lost my /usr..
What to do?
Well. I will need to reinstall the complete system..
And meanwhile switching back to the raspberry pi.
Hmm it has gpio pins..maybe with my new python script the ambilight will be working here:)))
But for that, I need to install some libraries. ……..

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1. GlĂŒhwein


The Christmas Markets are open :))

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Ambient Light

So, I just wanted an Ambient Light for my TV.
Could be quite easy.
I got an Arduino and a Cheap RGB LED Strip, here is the working diagram:


Arduino gets Info from USB, and switches the right RGB Vvalues accordingly.

Now my laptop has just to execute this script:

import java.awt.Robot;
import java.awt.AWTException;
import java.awt.event.InputEvent;
import java.awt.image.BufferedImage;
import java.awt.Rectangle;
import java.awt.Dimension;
import processing.serial.*;
Serial port;
Robot robby;
void setup()
port = new Serial(this, Serial.list()[0],9600);
size(100, 100);
robby = new Robot();
catch (AWTException e)
println("Robot class not supported by your system!");

void draw()
{int pixel;
float r=0;
float g=0;
float b=0;
BufferedImage screenshot = robby.createScreenCapture(new Rectangle(new Dimension(1920,1080)));
int i;
int j;

for(i=0;i<1920; i=i+2){
for(j=0; j<136;j=j+2){
pixel = screenshot.getRGB(i,j);
r = r+(int)(255&(pixel>>16));
g = g+(int)(255&(pixel>>8));
b = b+(int)(255&(pixel)); }}


It works so perfect!
The light is bright, the colors change nice and fast.

Only laptop is way to slow!
This transforms every movie into a dia show..
And I even just get the RGB info of the upper 12% of the screen.

Need to
– find new software
– get new laptop
– find new project for my RGB strip;)

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Stuttgart, in front of institute français


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Today is my first day back at work.
4 weeks of parenting time are over.
It was quite the vacation, I miss it already.
Sleep until 7 a.m.
going shopping around 11..
Lots of naps.
And during the night just some diaper changes.
Not to bad.
I could go on with it.
But I have to work.
wow there, only 1/2 a day!
I don’t want to get to exhausted during the next 2 months;)

What did I accomplish in the laast weeks?
Finished first season of Blacklist, sadly didn’t read any books.
But played the shit out of EU4 again

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I am not 100% sure, how happy I should be with that present from Kazonga:

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This is my first diagram design for a mini quadcopter:


Based on
4 cheap _brushed_ engines,
GY – 521 as accelerometer and gyro,
IR for remote control

I have no idea, if this works.
Waiting for all the parts to be delivered:)
After they arrive, I will assemble it and start coding the software for it to fly.

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Arduino LCD

My LCD Display arrived today.
And it works.



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Finally. Shushi

Madame waited so long for her next sushi shot;)
(9 months )


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