FETC: Building a Steampunk Presentation Manipulation Apparatus with a Raspberry Pi

These are my notes from the “Building a Steampunk Presentation Manipulation Apparatus with a Raspberry Pi” session at the 2016 FETC conference.

Presenter

Notes

  • Showed his Steampunk conference badge. More information at http://drtorq.com/uncategorized/steampunk-badge-is-a-hit-at-fetc/
  • He is running the presentation from the presentation device.
  • Materials used to create his device.
    • Raspbery Pi 2, which costs about $35. This version already has HDMI and Ethernet ports.
    • Brass tubing from Home Depot
    • Electronics from http://www.adafruit.com
  • Skills needed:
    • Steampunk spirit.
    • Hands-on fabrication
    • Programming
    • Electronics
  • Software
    • Libre Office
    • guvcview – camera capture UNIX utility.
    • Linux
    • Python is the default Rasperry Pi language.
    • xdotool – imitates key press.
Dr. Torq's Steampunk conference badge running on a Rasperry Pi.
Dr. Torq’s Steampunk conference badge running on a Rasperry Pi.
Side view of Dr. Torq's Steampunk presentation device.
Side view of Dr. Torq’s Steampunk presentation device.
Another view of Dr. Torq's Steampunk presentation device.
Another view of Dr. Torq’s Steampunk presentation device.