I realized that I never wrote my #introductions, so here it goes.
I'm a Python programmer working on open source. After hours I do whatever is my current obsession, so far I have gone through: #wiki, #drawing, #typography, #roguelike #gamedev, #pygame, miniature #painting, #tinwhistle and #ocarina music, #arduino, walking #robots, #rcheli, #electronics, #microbit, #micropython, #circuitpython, homebrew game handhelds.
Unpopular opinion: art has always been done with technology. There shouldn't be a separate category for "technology art". Making your computer output funny fractals is no more innovative than mixing your own paints was back in the Renaissance, or procuring the right stone and chisels in the Antiquity (and figuring out how to transport it all).
Got the PewPew library running reasonably fast on the OLED.
Isn't it strange that in times when people seriously believed in magic and magicians, the miracles reportedly performed by Jesus still convinced them of his godhood. That's when every single wizard and witch they burned at the stake was supposed to be performing equally miraculous acts all by themselves.
Now the display initialization is compiled into the firmware, and it runs on a single CR2032 battery.
Got the display working with CircuitPython. Now to make it a built-in display.
Assembling version 3, now in yellow. I wonder if I should spray the servo horns black.
I included the footprint for a normal battery holder on that PCB just in case, so I can still use them.
So it almost works, I think I just need the tabs to be longer, so that they don't have to bend as much. Should be an easy fix.
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!