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Thoughts on things I'd like to see in CP or I am exploring building with CP in 2022

CircuitPython 2022

2022_1: Snakes in the #%*$& Van

Goal: Layout the requirements and design of a system to use CircuitPython as a basis for a Camper Van (or RV or Boat) monitoring, tracking and alerting system.

NOTE: This may never be built on CP but I'd like to go through the thought experiment.

2022_2: 3D Mouse Project

Goal: Document requirements and design a 3D CAD mouse which will work with Fusion 360. This might also be called a Jog Wheel.

NOTE: It is very likely this will work with other programs, but my needs are for it to work with Fusion 360.

Review of 2021

2021_1: CircuitPython Secrets This is still a valid discussion. What is not clear is how we could expose a CPython os.getenv, os.environ, etc. interface without it just being a wrapping around a text file. If that is true, why not make a loadenv like library?

2021_2: Package Management for CircuitPython Circup made big leaps this year and is working well-enough. I do think long-term the download the zipfile approach become too fragile and too hard to centrally manage, but it works great for now. ;-)

2021_3: CirctuiPython Cameras The notes I put together focused on the higher-end camera capabilities. Adafruit did create camera libraries which work for the lower resolution cameras, but nothing high resolution that I'm aware of. With CP on the Raspberry Pi I wonder if it can find a path forward. Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera with 12.3 megapixel Sony IMX477 sensor

Current CP Camera Libraries

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askpatrickw commented Jan 13, 2022

Notes on 3D Mouse Project

Mouse Links

Questions

  1. Does the Adafruit HID Library support all the needed Mouse commands for 3D mouse movement?
    This need a good long read and comparison to the Arduino code in the Orbion. I'm guessing yes. https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_CircuitPython_HID/blob/main/adafruit_hid/consumer_control_code.py#L17
  2. Is BLE an option? Yes. You can do BLE HID for sure. This is a keyboard example BLE HID Keyboard Buttons with CircuitPython, but the adafruit_ble and adafruit_hid libraries do enable this.

Rough Attempt At a Parts List

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askpatrickw commented Feb 19, 2022

Notes on the Van Concept

Van Automation - Ford TransitUSA Forum

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