this week in class I worked mostly on my Unix project. I didn't have to much time to do anything for my IOT project. I want to be able to spread my time between both projects equally next week. I want to be able to have something working that I can present within the next week or two. I also want to 3d print and laser cut a case for my PI that can fit my speakers and all of the cords can fit inside the case. Once I have a case and I have my pI running google assistant, then I can start connecting it to other components. Next week In class I want to look how to design a case to 3d print and getting google assistant to work.
Today In class We met with students from punahou. I presented my project to a few different people and students and got to hear about what it's like at punahou and what they are doing and are interested in. There were a lot of small groups of people that were walking around and talking to students. I also was able to do some reading and some research on home automation systems and news about google assistant on the phone being able to sync with google home instantly. The idea is you could start a task on your phone and with a voice command transfer it in real time to your google home. This could be like a timer with 3 min left and you can transfer it to your home automation.
Today In class the admissions department was in the elab getting information about elab projects. Almost everyone talked about their projects and the impact it has on the school and on the community. As the talk progressed bill brought up how the other oliver's project with rfid cards. Bill was saying how they would soon some time next year be trying to use rfid card scanners on all of the gates and for check in at the dorms. He said how these cards could be used as a quick way and more secure way of checking in and opening the gates. This ties directly into my project and would be a way that my project could be used for something more than just me. I would be able to be directly involved with something that everyone uses every day. Next class some students and teachers from punahou are coming.
Today in class I attempted to follow a youtube guide on how to get apps onto raspberry pis and how to activate google assistant so that i can make my google assistant work on the raspberry pi. I didn't get very far. The guide was using the browser on pi to go on google cloud and get the apis. On my Pi I was having trouble with the browser. I had the connection wired and the the Pi wasn't overworking. I updated and upgraded it in the console but It still was super slow. I did some research and found a command sudo apt-get dist-upgrade after I did this and rebooted it worked. I'm not sure what the problem was but now next class I should get some more work done.