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I plan on giving updates on what I'm working on here, since I'm useless at writing blogs. I'm hoping i can stick to short regular updates.

Here's my cocktail machine. I'm currently writing the software for it!

Putting LEDs in your RC planes has historically meant you needed to write code to control them. I've built an LED controller that you can configure over wifi with your phone. instagram.com/p/B9Y4F4XBN0h/?i

So we had another party over the weekend. I don't think we had a single issue with the new scanner, the new PSUs kept it in calibration, and everyone had a great time. At least the bits i remember were good πŸ€”

I really want to make a new frame with more pumps, but I'm drawing a blank on how it should look other than this:

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Its actually quite a challenge to come up with a list of 8 ingredients, from which you can make several drinks. Here's an example for an upcoming party:

Rum
Vodka
Orange juice
Cranberry juice
Lime juice
Passionfruit syrup
Midori
Cointreau

Makes:
- Hurricane (rum/passionfruit/lime)
- Cosmopolitan (vodka/cran/lime/cointreau)
- Cranberry zombie (rum/cran/lime)
- Vodka cranberry
- Vodka orange

I feel like this is an O(n^2) problem..

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I also replaced the power supply to fix the issue of the machine going out of calibration due to fluctuating voltage.

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Small update, I've put a few coats of clearcoat on the glass holder/drain. My 3d prints are not typically water tight and my concern was coloured liquid getting in there and staining the print.

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I haven't worked on the cocktail robot in a while, but i have been busy! I built a case full of a r-pi and radios and stuck it on my roof. It contributes to flightaware.com: imgur.com/a/xepw7x2

The next sign. Made for a friend who's into tonkas. Turns out the pink and red wire look similar when they're off. Whoops.

I love it when a plan comes together. A neon-esque sign from the bar in the movie "Cocktail".

This was made by 3D printing a frame and using it to shape el-wire.

Should this go on the cocktail robot or above my bar at home? :happy:

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100 zipties.. Check
Epoxy all over my hands.. Check.

Hopefully this was worth it

Added event-based glass detection that controls the bottom set of LEDs. Then mucked around for an hour with multi-thread locking and misreading the library docs. Just for this..

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I can only apologise for not thinking to do this the first time around. Why did i think a black, non-glowing platform was acceptable?

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Got the loadcell functioning as a glass detector. There is just a weight threshold. It turns some lights bright white so you can see your glass 😁

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Promise kept! Platform done.

Theres not many things in life that require you to google "splashless urinal mat", but now i have! Hopefully water dripping onto this platform wont splash too much. Plus it has drain holes in it to drain out under the machine πŸ‘

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The loadcell is mounted and a hole cut above it. Time to make the platform!

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Man do my side projects move slowly!

I've 3d printed a mount for the loadcell, i just need to mount it, and then build a platform that will hold the glasses that is suspended by the loadcell. Hopefully i will get that done this weekend.

In the meantime I've started making a faux neon sign from the movie "Cocktail" πŸ˜‚

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Replacing rfid scanner with a different one. New scanner and load cell using the existing cable due to UART using fewer pins than SPI.

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