Color display progress

Hey there!

Thank you!!

Yes, I designed the chassis myself, it’s still in development, it’ll be finished hopefully soon.

I haven’t decided whether I’d commercialize it or not, it started as “I want to own a saber of my own design”, since the only other saber I’ve ever designed, I gave it away to my now ex girlfriend, that’s how life goes, right? :joy:

Having said that, it’s a very expensive chassis, I’m using Shapeways for the 3D prints and in parts alone, the cost hovers around $2.5k.
Also it’s a very advanced build, comparable to Martin Beyer’s Metal Origin Chassis.

The chassis is designed for and inspired by the Model X/Y Canon flashes, though I’m trying to make it work with Graflex flashes as well, we’ll see.

I’ll be bothering professor more and more with the things I want to implement in this chassis, so I’ll be posting more pictures and videos as I get closer to the finish line.

Again, thank you!
I’m completely in love with my chassis, however, as the creator, I’m extremely biased :rofl:, so it’s good to see others find it to be a cool design as well!

Ok, I’ve pulled in the model, and my script for generate animations into GitHub - profezzorn/ProffieColorImages: Color images for use with ProffieOS color displays. I have also added some stuff for generating a basic battery overlay.

I feel like I at least need a boot-up image or animation, then I can make a “font” out of it.

Anybody know how to generate an animation that says “ProffieOS” without making it look like a slide deck from the 90s?

from PIL import Image, ImageDraw, ImageFont
import numpy as np

# Parameters for the animation
num_frames = 150
duration = 5000  # duration in milliseconds
text = "ProffieOS"
font_size = 60
image_size = (1024, 1024)

# Create a blank base image with a space theme background
base_image ="RGB", image_size, color="black")
draw = ImageDraw.Draw(base_image)

# Draw stars in the background
for _ in range(100):
    x = np.random.randint(0, image_size[0])
    y = np.random.randint(0, image_size[1])
    draw.point((x, y), fill="white")

# Load a font
font_path = "/path/to/your/font.ttf"  # Replace with the path to a suitable font file
font = ImageFont.truetype(font_path, font_size)

# Get text size
text_width, text_height = draw.textsize(text, font=font)

# Calculate position for centering the text
text_x = (image_size[0] - text_width) / 2
text_y = (image_size[1] - text_height) / 2

# Function to create a single frame
def create_frame(base_image, frame_num, total_frames, text, font, text_x, text_y):
    frame = base_image.copy()
    draw = ImageDraw.Draw(frame)
    # Calculate pulse effect
    pulse_intensity = 128 + 127 * np.sin(2 * np.pi * frame_num / total_frames)
    # Draw text with pulsing effect
    draw.text((text_x, text_y), text, fill=(int(pulse_intensity), int(pulse_intensity), 255), font=font)
    return frame

# Create frames
frames = []
for i in range(num_frames):
    frame = create_frame(base_image, i, num_frames, text, font, text_x, text_y)

# Save as GIF
gif_path = "ProffieOS_boot_screen_animation.gif"
frames[0].save(gif_path, save_all=True, append_images=frames[1:], optimize=False, duration=duration//num_frames, loop=0)

print(f"Animation saved to {gif_path}")


Ok, so how does this look?
Does it look cool?
(or 90s slide deck?)

Cool, where did these pictures come from? (Some genAI thingy?)
What’s the copyright situation?
(And some of those tie fighters look a bit wonky…)

Yes I was on my phone. I prompted chat GPT to use dall-e to make me "a 160x80 pixel boot screen image for a lightsaber OLED display featuring some sort off space theme with the Main focus on text saying “ProffieOS” .

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i like the 3rd one. We should make that the official Proffie OS Logo

Although…one of those TIE fighter images has a wing inside out… o.0

A couple of them are a bit wonky… good concept though. Could be cool to create something like that for real.