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Go to [https://falcon-player.gitbooks.io/falcon-player-manual/content/chapter_three_installation/downloading_the_falcon_player.html https://falcon-player.gitbooks.io/falcon-player-manual/content/chapter_three_installation/downloading_the_falcon_player.html] and follow the instruction to download the latest falcon player image and then flash it to one of your SD cards. Make sure to download the Beagle Bone image and not the Raspberry Pi image. Also, we were not running the falcon player off of eMMC. 
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Once falcon player is installed, boot up your Beagle Bone and ssh into it with the following credentials:
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Once connected to the Beagle Bone, go ahead and clone our GitHub project from [https://github.com/grinstba/LEDMatrix https://github.com/grinstba/LEDMatrix]. 
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Once the projected has cloned, run the install.sh script to install the needed packages for the project to run.
  
 
== User Instructions ==
 
== User Instructions ==

Revision as of 06:41, 5 November 2019


Team members: Brock Grinstead and Blake Emmert

Grading Template

I'm using the following template to grade. Each slot is 10 points. 0 = Missing, 5=OK, 10=Wow!

00 Executive Summary
00 Installation Instructions 
00 User Instructions
00 Highlights
00 Theory of Operation
00 Work Breakdown
00 Future Work
00 Conclusions
00 Demo
00 Late
Comments: I'm looking forward to seeing this.

Score:  10/100

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Executive Summary

LED Matrix Spectrometer

Our project involves interfacing with six LED matrices and audio input. The goal is to take the audio input, perform a frequency domain analysis, and then display the frequency spectrum onto the LED matrices as a spectrometer.


Give two sentences telling what works.

Give two sentences telling what isn't working.

End with a two sentence conclusion.

The sentence count is approximate and only to give an idea of the expected length.

Packaging

If you have hardware, consider Small Build, Big Execuition for ideas on the final packaging.

Installation Instructions

GitHub

The project is located on GitHub here: https://github.com/grinstba/LEDMatrix

Hardware

Here are the links for the specific hardware we used for this project.

We borrowed a six panel LED Matrix, power supply, pocket beagle, and pocket scroller cape from Dr. Yoder.


LED Matrix - https://www.adafruit.com/product/2277


Pocket Beagle - https://www.amazon.com/BeagleBone-Beagleboard-PocketBeagle/dp/B07663NS35


Micro USB Cable - https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Male-Micro-Cable-Black/dp/B0711PVX6Z/ref=sxin_2_pb?keywords=micro+usb+cable&pd_rd_i=B0711PVX6Z&pd_rd_r=ee00e633-9542-4c6f-aa69-20954edf8edc&pd_rd_w=vpOFg&pd_rd_wg=RBAWp&pf_rd_p=50bbfd25-5ef7-41a2-86d6-74d854b30e30&pf_rd_r=H5WCMVZ3E8MT83GPABEV&qid=1572376262&s=electronics


16 GB Micro SD Card - https://www.amazon.com/Micro-Center-Class-Memory-Adapter/dp/B07K835MNR/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=micro+sd+card&qid=1572376346&refinements=p_n_feature_two_browse-bin%3A6518303011&rnid=6518301011&s=pc&sr=1-3


Pocket ScrollerV2 Cap - https://kulplights.com/product/pocketscroller/


Power Supply -

Installation

Give step by step instructions on how to install your project.

Go to https://falcon-player.gitbooks.io/falcon-player-manual/content/chapter_three_installation/downloading_the_falcon_player.html and follow the instruction to download the latest falcon player image and then flash it to one of your SD cards. Make sure to download the Beagle Bone image and not the Raspberry Pi image. Also, we were not running the falcon player off of eMMC.

Once falcon player is installed, boot up your Beagle Bone and ssh into it with the following credentials: - username: fpp - password: falcon

Once connected to the Beagle Bone, go ahead and clone our GitHub project from https://github.com/grinstba/LEDMatrix. Once the projected has cloned, run the install.sh script to install the needed packages for the project to run.

User Instructions

Once everything is installed, how do you use the program? Give details here, so if you have a long user manual, link to it here.

Highlights

Here is where you brag about what your project can do.

Include a YouTube demo the audio description.

Theory of Operation

Give a high level overview of the structure of your software. Are you using GStreamer? Show a diagram of the pipeline. Are you running multiple tasks? Show what they do and how they interact.

Work Breakdown

Date Milestone Notes
10/26/2019 Controll LED matrix with Falcon Player Brock primarily downloaded and installed Falcon Player to the pocket beagle. Blake primarily setup the LED matrix with the power supply and configured Falcon Player to control the LEDs.
10/29/2019 Gain root access to the Falcon Player Brock primarily gained root access to the pocket beagle and allowed the pocket beagle to connect to the internet through a host computer
11/4/2019 Control the LED matrix via a script running on the pocket beagle Blake and Brock worked together to figure out how to control the LED matrix with a python script
11/12/2019 Have the audio spectrometer fully working
11/16/2019 Add some flashy features to the spectrometer display
11/18/2019 Final documentation

List the major tasks in your project and who did what.

Also list here what doesn't work yet and when you think it will be finished and who is finishing it.

Future Work

Suggest addition things that could be done with this project.

Conclusions

Give some concluding thoughts about the project. Suggest some future additions that could make it even more interesting.