Difference between revisions of "Darkroom/Timer"

From Hacklab.TO Public Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(Created page with "The darkroom at the lab has a custom talking timer which understands multi-step processes and talks so that it is easy to use even in darkness. == Components == * Timer itsel...")
 
(Initial notes.)
Line 7: Line 7:
 
* Speaker above the timer
 
* Speaker above the timer
 
* Control panel below the sink with the following controls:
 
* Control panel below the sink with the following controls:
** Large green Select button
+
** Large green SELECT button
 
** Navigation left/right control
 
** Navigation left/right control
 
** Active/Standby toggle switch
 
** Active/Standby toggle switch
Line 13: Line 13:
 
== Instructions ==
 
== Instructions ==
 
* Set the Active/Standby switch on the timer control panel to Active
 
* Set the Active/Standby switch on the timer control panel to Active
* Scan a barcode under the crosshairs that appear on the wall
+
* Scan the barcode for the process you want under the crosshairs that appear on the wall
* Press SELECT TODO
+
** Barcodes
 +
* Double check that the timer is displaying the process you want to run, and press the big green SELECT button
 +
* The timer may ask if you want to adjust the time for specific steps.
 +
** If you don't, just press SELECT.
 +
** If you do, use the navigation buttons to change to Yes and press SELECT.
 +
* The timer will show and read out each step as it's ready.
 +
* Press SELECT to start each step.
 +
** If you want to run a different step instead, use the navigation buttons to scroll through.
 +
* To abort a step in progress, hold the SELECT button until you hear a buzzer.
  
 
To generate new barcodes, you can use the [http://htmlpreview.github.io/?https://github.com/hacklabto/darkroomtimer/blob/master/generator/timergen.html Darkroom Timer Barcode Generator]
 
To generate new barcodes, you can use the [http://htmlpreview.github.io/?https://github.com/hacklabto/darkroomtimer/blob/master/generator/timergen.html Darkroom Timer Barcode Generator]

Revision as of 13:18, 5 April 2016

The darkroom at the lab has a custom talking timer which understands multi-step processes and talks so that it is easy to use even in darkness.

Components

  • Timer itself, located above the left side of the sink near the ceiling
    • Raspberry Pi 2
    • Adafruit LCD Shield
  • Speaker above the timer
  • Control panel below the sink with the following controls:
    • Large green SELECT button
    • Navigation left/right control
    • Active/Standby toggle switch

Instructions

  • Set the Active/Standby switch on the timer control panel to Active
  • Scan the barcode for the process you want under the crosshairs that appear on the wall
    • Barcodes
  • Double check that the timer is displaying the process you want to run, and press the big green SELECT button
  • The timer may ask if you want to adjust the time for specific steps.
    • If you don't, just press SELECT.
    • If you do, use the navigation buttons to change to Yes and press SELECT.
  • The timer will show and read out each step as it's ready.
  • Press SELECT to start each step.
    • If you want to run a different step instead, use the navigation buttons to scroll through.
  • To abort a step in progress, hold the SELECT button until you hear a buzzer.

To generate new barcodes, you can use the Darkroom Timer Barcode Generator