Plex Movie Poster Display

Plex Movie Poster Display is a side project I started a few years ago. I always thought it would be cool to have a display outside my media room that would show the poster of the movie or TV show that was currently playing. I searched the internet and found similar projects, which were all windows programs.  There was just one problem… I wanted to run this project on a Raspberry Pi 3 running Linux. So, unsatisfied with the solutions I found online, I decided to build my own.

This script scrapes http://IP_ADDRESS_OF_PLEX_SERVER>:32400/status/sessions and displays the poster, current progress, and description of the currently playing movie or TV show on a screen. If the client is not playing any media the script shows random movie posters from the Plex Server.

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ESPBoy Arduboy2 OTA firmware upload steps for windows and MAC

ESPboy is a completely open-source, portable, modular, hackable gadget you can build yourself or buy assembled to use as a retro game console or as an IoT platform for STEM education and fun. Use original ESPboy modules to turn it to GSM phone, LORA messenger, GPS navigator, MP3 player, FM radio, AY player and much more. Connect to ESPboy App Store directly from the device to get games and apps.

RaspberryPi 4 Easy Multi Boot + External SSD – Berry Boot Tutorial

In this video, I show you how to easily use Berry Boot with your Raspberry pi 4 so you can install multiple Operating systems to your SD card or even use an External drive like an SSD with the Raspberry Pi!

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Can You Remake Super Mario Bros Entirely in Minecraft?

Is it possible to recreate the game engine for Super Mario Bros in Minecraft? A 2D, sidescrolling, shell hopping adventure. Can every aspect of this classic NES title be remade in a land of blocks? Well, in this Super Mario Maker concept, one person has done such a task – level editor and all. Join me as we do a deep dive into Minecraft and how to build Super Mario Bros within its world!

Ivan Miranda’s Sand Drawing Robot, Take 2

Drawing messages on the sand is perhaps as old as history itself, but Ivan Miranda has come up with a tracked vehicle to automate this ephemeral art form. In fact, what’s seen in the video below is his second take on a sand drawing robot, boasting a much faster print speed than his 2018 version with the caveat that it prints with less contrast.

The new device features 50 SG90 micro servos spread out across a piece of square tubing, controlled by a total of three Arduino Mega boards. These intermittently extend as they’re pulled forward by a tread system on each side to produce words. The build is so long that he has to actually extend his workbench to get it to fit, and at a weight of 13.5 kilograms (around 30 pounds) without the battery, he created a custom trailer assembly to walk it to the beach.

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How transistor works : Explained | Electronics for beginners

A transistor is a semiconductor device used to amplify or switch electronic signals and electrical power. It is composed of semiconductor material usually with at least three terminals for connection to an external circuit. A voltage or current applied to one pair of the transistor’s terminals controls the current through another pair of terminals. Because the controlled (output) power can be higher than the controlling (input) power, a transistor can amplify a signal. Today, some transistors are packaged individually, but many more are found embedded in integrated circuits.