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    Jeff Naujok
    @jnaujok
    I've done some looking and I've got the urge to do a custom card manager for it -- but I lack the time. This is the life of working at a startup, and putting in 80-90 hour weeks plus 20-30 hours of commuting.
    Chris Eleveld
    @ihermit2_twitter
    I'm workign at the opposite end of a startup, a finishup maybe? and though we can see the end of our available clients everyone wants their solution now so it's much the same.
    ckruetze
    @ckruetze
    There has been another kickstarter update yesterday. Didn't get an e-mail about so found it only by chance
    Peter S. Housel
    @housel
    I don't see one; the last I see is #40 from June 17th
    Bradley Ouellette
    @ouellettetech
    Lol I'm not so crazy with work, but a 10 month old saps, most of my free time... I'm all for helping though:) I would like to also fix a couple things on the arduino side, namely see if we can lower the brightness more.... I would have just fixed their card manager if we could see the source, instead of starting from scratch.( though from the quality of the code I see scratch might be a good idea...)
    Oh I have a tiny 4G usb in one port I use since the built in 32M is far too small.
    I think I posted something about how I set it up earlier, I just followed some guide for setting up an overlay file system.
    Chris Eleveld
    @ihermit2_twitter
    I also did not get a notifivation
    which is very odd
    Jeff Naujok
    @jnaujok
    I think they stop sending out notifications when a Kick-starter gets old enough.
    Mostly it's just an update for people in a few countries that they'll finally be getting their Oboo clocks.
    Chris Eleveld
    @ihermit2_twitter
    I have older ones I stillg et a notification on
    Scott Williams
    @vwbusguy
    No official software update since June. The "latest" has some packages in July, but none since and they weren't merge into the main repo packages. It seems the software is orphaned at this point?
    Bradley Ouellette
    @ouellettetech
    Well I put in three bugs about the software, on wed. Asking, about two issues with the card manager. (I want to be able to either switch cards, or block the gesture sensor, specifically for the alarm clock, so it doesn't lose access to the buttons) and I asked about dimming the screen from the OS. The card manager bugs were just closed with no comment:-( the dimming bug they pointed me to an article on their PWM devices... sadly it didn't seem to do anything...
    Scott Williams
    @vwbusguy
    Here are the "latest" that didn't get merged to the main level above yet -
    Scott Williams
    @vwbusguy
    I had high hopes for onion. When I got my omega2+, it was impressive what it could handle out of box. The oboo experience has been incredibly disappointing, with the very delayed hardware and lack of quality and basic features in the software. The end result has very little resemblance to the product I thought I was backing and purchasing at the time. All of this is far more irritating by the lack of developer support, since much of the software could be improved if it were open source and they engaged their developer community, but the lack of this really adds insult to injury.
    Bradley Ouellette
    @ouellettetech
    Agree, I thought the omega2 was really cool, I never did anything with mine besides playing but they seemed cool:-) and the hardware for the Oboo is still well done, they just should have focused on their strengths...
    Bradley Ouellette
    @ouellettetech
    I wonder why we aren't getting 8-4...
    Chris Eleveld
    @ihermit2_twitter
    Right there with you guys
    I think the latest OS updates for Omega break Omega2, something about needing the extra storage on the 2+
    Bradley Ouellette
    @ouellettetech
    Hey, this is cool, I asked about dimming the screen!!! The LCD is on PWM 18 https://onion.io/2bt-hardware-pwm-omega2/

    !/bin/sh

    echo "Turning on Screen"
    omega2-ctrl gpiomux set pwm0 pwm
    set gpiomux pwm0 -> pwm

    root@Oboo-Clock-5709:~# onion pwm 0 disable

    root@Oboo-Clock-5709:~# onion pwm 0 40 60

    root@Oboo-Clock-5709:~# onion pwm 0 10 60

    root@Oboo-Clock-5709:~# onion pwm 0 60 60

    root@Oboo-Clock-5709:~# onion pwm 0 80 60

    root@Oboo-Clock-5709:~# onion pwm 0 100 60

    onion pwm 0 0 60

    onion pwm 0 100 60

    the root commands are just tests. 0 sets it to bright, and 100 to off:-)
    now I can disable the screen at night.
    Chris Eleveld
    @ihermit2_twitter
    wow thanks. that looks promising is there a dim enough to be seen in the dark but not light up the room?
    Jeff Naujok
    @jnaujok
    It makes me think that the LED screen would be on PWM 1 (pin 19)
    Or maybe they used it for the buttons.
    Bradley Ouellette
    @ouellettetech
    yea, last night I dimmed it to 90
    Bradley Ouellette
    @ouellettetech
    I want to try to tie it to the ambient light sensor so it changes with the light in the room, but thats attached to the Arduino and I don't think they programmed that yet...
    Chris Eleveld
    @ihermit2_twitter
    if you do the debugging feed on the mqtt sub you can see all the messages that get passed. alternatively you can open the serial port and dump things there but if you read the arduino messages it wont' do things on the clock
    I am not convinced there is an ambient light sensor just he gesture sensor in the hole in the display plastic
    Bradley Ouellette
    @ouellettetech
    "Hidden inside is an ambient light sensor that monitors the levels of light in the room, allowing Oboo to know when the display needs to shine bright to be readable and when it needs to be dim to not impact your sleep."
    though the Arduino always returns zero for the value. I suspect the sensor is there, just the arduino isn't reading it yet.
    again I wish we had access to source code for things like the arduino to look at that, and just add it ourselves.
    though the arduino also supports a 0 value for brightness which makes the clock slightly dimmer:-) just change the validity check in the mcu.js to check if its not undefined instead of if its a falsey value... if (state.config.brightnessTime !== undefined) setMcuTimeDisplayBrightness(state.config.brightnessTime);
    Chris Eleveld
    @ihermit2_twitter
    I'll see if I cna find the light sensor in my spare parts one
    Cubytus
    @Cubytus
    Not sure if this is the right place for it, but… As I tried to open up SSH access on the Oboo non-Maker, it briefly worked, but didn't survive a reboot. Now, the posted instruction on GitHub don't appear to have any effect anymore
    Peter S. Housel
    @housel
    Nice to know
    sygyzy
    @sygyzy_twitter
    What method did you use to enable SSH? There are two posted in github
    Cubytus
    @Cubytus
    I tried both, actually. Both report successful enabling, but SSH login is refused, both on the Oboo's own IP address (.3.1) and on the Oboo LAN address.
    sygyzy
    @sygyzy_twitter
    I am having trouble connecting as well but it might be because I haven't done it in so long. I already have SSH enabled but trying to connect to bot .3.1 and 1.1 doesn't work with the default root login and password. I wonder if they pushed an update to disable it or change the password?
    Cubytus
    @Cubytus
    Last time I read the forums, the automatic update feature wasn't even working.
    sygyzy
    @sygyzy_twitter
    I just re-enabled ssh with both the powerscript and through a POST and both were successful but I still can't login either. I get access denied with the default root password
    I really want to get in to try to disable bluetooth because my neighbors keep connecting to it (accidentally?)
    Cubytus
    @Cubytus
    May not be your neighbours. The Oboo somehow automaticlly "asks" for a reconnection from the last connected device. Annoying.
    sygyzy
    @sygyzy_twitter
    Sure but someone (not me) must have purposely connected before and now they occasionally reconnect. I really wish I could disable BT altogether - i think I can with https://getoboo.com/community/topic/enable-bluetooth-audio-on-oboo/
    But only if I can SSH in