Adafruit forums user jugg1es posted up this project looking for some troubleshooting tips – we couldn’t help but admire the beautiful work he had done! Check out more info on the project here.
Bedbot – What does it do?
Bedbot is an computer embedded into a piece of furniture that hangs out next to my bed.
Here’s what it can do:
- It tells time
- It can wake me up in the morning
- It can play FM radio…
- It can play internet audio streams
- It can play audio from a headphone jack in the back
- Anything else you can think of that requires the internet, speakers, a touchscreen or a radio antenna.
Here’s what it can’t do (yet)
- Speech recognition (Everyone asks about this. I couldn’t think of a compelling reason to include it)
- Record live radio like a DVR (I really want to include this eventually)
- Take over the world (it’s just a clock radio)
Last Christmas, my wife bought me a couple Raspberry Pi’s. I originally wanted to make an automated door lock that opened w/o a key, but I couldn’t figure out how to turn the deadbolt automatically. Instead I decided to embed a piece of furniture with a computer and make it do some cool stuff, so I decided to make Bedbot.
The table is made from Black Walnut and the drawer is made from Maple. I usually use Sketchup to flesh out ideas and generate scale models of what I want to make.
Featured Adafruit Products!
Stereo 20W Class D Audio Amplifier – MAX9744: Pump up the volume with this 20W stereo amplifier! This slim little board has a class D amplifier onboard that can drive 2 channels of 4-8 ohm impedance speakers at 20W each. Power it with 5-12VDC using the onboard DC power jack and plug stereo line level into the 3.5mm stereo headphone jack and jam out with ease. Since it’s class D, its completely cool-running, no heat sinks are required and it’s extremely efficient – up to 93% efficiency makes it great for portable or battery powered rigs. Read more.
PiTFT – Assembled 320×240 2.8″ TFT+Touchscreen for Raspberry Pi: Is this not the cutest little display for the Raspberry Pi? It features a 2.8″ display with 320×240 16-bit color pixels and a resistive touch overlay. The plate uses the high speed SPI interface on the Pi and can use the mini display as a console, X window port, displaying images or video etc. Best of all it plugs right in on top! Read more.
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