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battis / Current First Play Track.png
Last active Apr 23, 2019
Exploit iOS autoplay-on-connect bug for greater joy
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Created Jan 7, 2019
FTC MecanumDrive OpMode
package org.firstinspires.ftc.teamcode;
import com.qualcomm.robotcore.eventloop.opmode.OpMode;
import com.qualcomm.robotcore.eventloop.opmode.TeleOp;
import com.qualcomm.robotcore.hardware.DcMotor;
* This is based on the helpful write-up at
* which itself is pulled from the Simplistic Control of Mecanum Drive from Ian McInerney, FRC Team 2022:
View musical_stairs.ino
* Musical Stairs
* The core assumptions of this code mostly have to do with the sequence in which the
* XSHUT pins are wired together:
* 1. All of the XSHUT pins are contiguous on the Arduino, starting at XSHUT_OFFSET.
* 2. The pins are ordered L1, R1, L2, R2, ... , L10, R10
* At the moment, we are triggering a note to be played if REQ_CONSECUTIVE_BREAKS consecutive
battis / laser_time-of-flight_sensor_test.ino
Last active May 1, 2018
Laser Time-of-Flight Sensor Test (multiple sensors)
View laser_time-of-flight_sensor_test.ino
#include <Wire.h>
#include <VL53L0X.h>
const int NUM_SENSORS = 5;
const long SENSOR_TIMEOUT = 25;
const long MAX_TESTS = 100;
const long MAX_DURATION = 300000;
const int XSHUT_OFFSET = 2; // first XSHUT pin
VL53L0X sensors[NUM_SENSORS];
battis / laser_time-of-flight_sensor_test.ino
Created May 1, 2018
Laser Time-of-Flight Sensor Test
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#include <Wire.h>
#include <VL53L0X.h>
const long SENSOR_TIMEOUT = 500;
const long MAX_TESTS = 1000;
const long MAX_DURATION = 300000; //ms
VL53L0X sensor;
int count = 0;
battis / start_tt-rss_daemon
Last active Feb 19, 2018
Start TT-RSS daemon in a detached screen (a 'cheap daemon' on multiuser servers)
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#!/usr/bin/expect -f
set screen "tt-rss"
set prompt "$"
set ttrss "~/public_html/tt-rss"
# open a new screen (reusing any existing 'tt-rss' screen)
spawn screen -D -R "$screen"
expect "$prompt"
View button_timing.ino
int buttonPin = 2;
int buttonState;
unsigned long timestamp;
void setup() {
// prepare ports for communication
pinMode(buttonPin, INPUT);
battis / iTunesLibraryToggle
Last active Aug 21, 2018
Toggling between iTunes Libraries
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#!/usr/bin/env bash
# usage: iTunesLibraryToggle [library] [playlist]
# e.g. iTunesLibraryToggle "$HOME/Music/iTunes (Music & Audiobooks)" Audiobooks
iTunesLibraryToggle() {
# make sure the iTunes directory is, in fact, a symlink
if [[ ! -d "$iTunesDir" || -L "$iTunesDir" ]] ; then
battis / add_timezone_to_ics.php
Last active Jul 30, 2017
PHP Script to Add Time Zones to iCalendar/vCal Feeds
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$filename = "calendar";
if (isset($_GET["url"])) {
$url = $_GET["url"];
if (!isset($_GET["show_url"])) {
preg_match("|.+\/([^?]+)\??|", $url, $matches);
if (isset ($matches[1])) {
battis / google_reader_to_wordpress.php
Created Jul 30, 2017
Transmogrifying those Google Reader JSON dumps into something useful
View google_reader_to_wordpress.php
* Google Reader to Wordpress
* 2011-11-27
* Seth Battis (
* This script takes the output of Google Reader's JSON export of
* shared items and converts it into an XML file that can be imported
* into a Wordpress blog as posts. All of the data in the original JSON
* file is preserved in the XML file, either by transfering it to
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